DigameXtra – Amazon.es eGift Card Donation Link Fixed 30/11/22

Holiday Donation Info – eGift Card Link Fixed

Several readers have alerted me they were unable to make eGift card donations. I have now fixed the problem. I had accidently posted the wrong link. -Ed.

All donations are greatly appreciated!
You may drop cash donations off in person and say hello, after 2pm M-F, or place them in my mailbox beside my door anytime. Both the door and the mailbox have the name HARRIS on them.
Alternatively, you may send me an Amazon ES (Spain) eGift card by email. You need to have an Amazon.es account. The only info you need is my name and email address, see those below.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND AMAZON UK eGIFT CARDS
Here is the Amazon.es eGift Card Link, (NOTE: YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY AMOUNT YOU LIKE ON THE FORM, it is set at €30 by default):
NEW, CORRECT LINK THAT WORKS : https://www.amazon.es/Cheques-Regalo-Amazon-es-mail-Amazon/dp/B07SS5PFJK/
Send to-
Name: N.J. Harris
Email: digamextra@protonmail.com

Total Donations Received (Last year = 80, New goal = 100): 7

Sorry for any confusion caused by the incorrect link- Naythan

DigameXtra No. 2421 Wednesday Nov. 30th, 2022

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Tuesday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
-Friday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

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-Holiday Donation Info – eGift Card Link Fixed
All donations are greatly appreciated!
You may drop cash donations off in person and say hello, after 2pm M-F, or place them in my mailbox beside my door anytime. Both the door and the mailbox have the name HARRIS on them. 
Alternatively, you may send me an Amazon ES (Spain) eGift card by email. You need to have an Amazon.es account. The only info you need is my name and email address, see those below.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND AMAZON UK eGIFT CARDS
Here is the Amazon.es eGift Card Link, (NOTE: YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY AMOUNT YOU LIKE ON THE FORM, it is set at €50 by default):
NEW, CORRECT LINK: https://www.amazon.es/Cheques-Regalo-Amazon-es-mail-Amazon/dp/B07SS5PFJK/
Send to-
Name: N.J. Harris
Email: digamextra@protonmail.com

Total Donations Received (Last year = 80, New goal = 100): 7

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What’s On

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Free Classical Concert- Comares: Tuesday, 6 Dec 8pm
Orchestra ‘Concerto Málaga’
Salon de Actos del Ayunt., Pl. Balcon de la Axarquia 1, Comares

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Christmas Market of San Francisco, Vélez-Málaga:
Friday, Dec. 2, from 17:00 to 21:30 hours.
Will feature live music performances and activities for kids. 

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The Spectacle of Lights at the Botanical Garden- Malaga:
– The Lights of the Botanic Gardens bring Stela, a journey through the entire site in pursuit of the Star of the Orient. It is a luminous route that accompanies the Three Wise Men as they follow in the wake of the Star of the East. Millions of points of light illuminate a path of more of 2.2 km in length, where more than 20 light installations will transport the visitor to places as historic as Persia, Babylon, or Bethlehem.
– It will be from 27 November to 8 January, between 18.00 and 23.00 h. Will be closed on 24 and 31 December and 5 January. The access will be made in intervals of 30 minutes.
– The price ranges between 12€ and 14€ (for the holidays and eve of public holiday). Minors under the age of 18, over 65 years of age or students will benefit from discounts. Tickets & info: www.laslucesdelbotanicomalaga.com
Address: Camino del Jardín Botánico 3, 29014, Malaga
Info & box office: 933 184 969

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-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 60€, 85€ and 110€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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-Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
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Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
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– Antique rustic Mexican cupboard. Measurements
Width 62cms Depth 49cms Height 73cms. Price 65€
– 4x Sturdy metal tables. 3 white one brown Measurements 46 x 46 x 65cms Price 15€ each
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Ski Gear- Just in time for the slopes opening.
– Giro blue ski helmet, one size, excellent condition (original price 89€) 35€. Contact Geoff – Torrox.
Email: gail and geoff @ yahoo dot co dot uk
WhatsApp 666322732
PS: Thanks to everyone who contacted me for the ski wear posted yesterday. It has been sold. 

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For Sale: Surround sound speakers. Set of Sony surround speakers to include a CD/DVD player and all cables. In great working order. Cost 2K, now selling for 150€ or make me an offer for a quick sale. If rinterested please contact me. Sue, Competa. tel. 677322169 or
Email: maundfitch @ gmail .com ; remember to remove the spaces. 

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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

Note: “Sudden Death Syndrome” (SDS)
– Every day the newspapers are carrying multiple articles about “Sudden Death Syndrome” victims. Most of these articles are about young to middle aged performers or athletes, many dying on stage or during events; articles about unknowns dying are not considered news worthy. But if this many public figures are victims, there must be way more average people falling victim that we don’t hear about. The articles that mention blood clots, heart attacks or vax reactions as the cause of death in previously healthy people are particularly concerning. However…
– I have no intention of posting about all these deaths in DigameXtra, far too depressing. Spanish politics provides more than enough depressing content for me to deal with daily.
– The EuroWeelkyNews, as well as the UK scandal rags, carry these SDS death notices everyday if you want to have a look. Today, the EWN has no fewer than 5 such articles on the homepage of their news website, one article listing 3 GAA hurlers as recent SDS victims. I will only post these articles if a major celebrity or player is the victim. -Ed.

COVID NEWS

ICUs in Granada still empty of Covid patients after a week with no deaths: {Translation, summary} 29/11/2022 15:45
– The coronavirus has not claimed any fatalities in Granada during the last week, during which the intensive care units of the province’s hospitals remain empty.
– The weekly report issued by the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs adds a total of 232 positives in the last seven days. In addition, another 30 people have required hospitalisation.
Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/uci-granada-vacias-pacientes-covid-semana-sin-fallecidos/

SPAIN

The Supreme Court backs lower sentences for sex offenders due to the ‘only yes is yes’ law, but insists on analyzing sentences on a case-by-case basis: {Translation, summary} 29/11/2022 14:19
– The Supreme Court has opened the door to the courts being able to reduce sentences for sexual offenders in application of the so-called “only yes is yes law” in the event that the new law provides for lower sentences than the previous Penal Code, although it has insisted that this cannot be done “globally”, but must be done “on a case by case basis”.
– However, it makes it clear that it is necessary to analyze “case by case” and that it cannot be done “globally”, and that the reductions can be applied both in cases pending trial, as in appeals or cassation of sentences already handed down, as well as in resolutions that are already final. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1132855/el-supremo-avala-rebajar-penas-por-el-solo-si-es-si-pero-insiste-en-analizar-caso-a-caso/

MALAGA

Two forest fires extinguished in Canillas de Aceituno and Sedella:
{Translation, summary} The management of the Andalusian forest fire service, Plan Infoca, has declared the two forest fires declared in the municipalities of Canillas de Aceituno and Sedella -extinguished on Monday afternoon. This has been confirmed through its twitter profile at 18:06 hours. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/extinguidos-dos-incendios-forestales-en-canillas-de-aceituno-y-sedella/ 

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Welcome rains forecast for southern Spain from Thursday onwards:
– Spain’s meterological agency Aemet has forecast rain for Malaga province this week. On Wednesday afternoon a cold, low pressure front is expected to move in which will be located over the Gulf of Cadiz on Thursday. Over the weekend, another low will come in over the Atlantic to the west. However, the rains are expected to be generally light and concentrated in the west and not the east where they are most needed to alleviate the drought situation.
– On Thursday and Friday, rain is expected inland and the westernmost coast (Sierra Bermeja and Estepona), but in only small amounts, around five litres per square metre. There is a chance that light showers will fall on the rest of Malaga province. The areas with the heaviest rainfall will be Huelva and Cadiz.
– Saturday will be changeable. The movement of the second front on Sunday will bring rain again, but mainly in the westernmost part of the province, while in the city and in the Axarquía rain is not expected. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/welcome-rains-forecast-20221129111924-nt.html

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What to do in Malaga this weekend: {Translation, summary}
– Caritas 2022 Charity Bazaar. 1st to the 4th of December, will be held at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella, as every year, as a charity event with more than 120 stalls with all kinds of products, many handicrafts and also several stalls for eating different types of food. It will be open to the public from 11:00 to 22:00. 
– Godspell. The musical Godspell is now in its second month of performances at the Soho Theatre. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of enjoying this play, tickets are still available for the 17:30 and 21:00 performances.
– VIII Anverso / Reverso. The eighth Anverso/Reverso cycle at the Teatro Echegaray with six free entrance performances to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. (Info & tix: https://www.teatroechegaray.com/en/genero/teatro/temporada-2022-23/viii-anverso-reverso-david-bowie-cincuenta-aniversario-1308). At the same venue, this Friday 2 December “No es fácil”, a play by Pedro Okña and performed by Marity Manzanera, is a reflective monologue about life’s obstacles. Tickets, free of charge, can be collected through the Theatre’s website from 30 November. 
– Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra. The Cervantes Theatre is hosting two performances conducted by José María Moreno with several very interesting compositions. The show, at 20:00 hours, costs between 9 and 24 euros.
– El Ascensor. This is a comic play, directed and written by Patricia Lamela, which tells the story of Ana, a life of appearances, lies and false identities that clashes with reality. It starts at 19:00 in the Sala Joaquín Eléjar and tickets cost 8 euros in advance and 10 at the box office.
– Astronomy Nights. The Principia Science Centre is organising these Astronomy Nights in which they look at the sky to understand and comprehend our existence a little more. It is free but requires prior registration through their website and places are limited. 
– Fran Perea and Pablo Piñeiro. “Lo que te co/antaron del amor” is the show that Fran Perea and Pablo Piñeiro bring to La Cochera Cabaret. Music, poetry and live drawing that give rise to laughter, reflection and the development of emotions. Tickets are 15 euros.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/la-farola/que-hacer-Malaga-viernes-2-diciembre_0_1742826068.html 

CALETA DE VELEZ

Caleta de Velez presents their Christmas activities, starting with the Gathering of Choirs of Christmas: {Translation, summary}
– The Deputy Mayor of La Caleta said that “we are here to announce the 2022 Christmas agenda in the town of La Caleta, which kicks off this Saturday, 3 Dec., with the traditional Choir Gathering which will have seven performances and where the Christmas Nativity Scene and the Genaro Rincón Drawing Competition will be presented. All of this will take place in the Plaza de la Tenencia de Alcaldía.
– Sunday 4 Dec, at 12.30 p.m. on the Paseo Marítimo, we will have a brilliant concert by the Municipal Music Band”.
– The mayor reported that “then we will make a trip with the elders of our town on Friday 9 December to see the Christmas lights of Malaga.
– Our Christmas celebrations will continue with a visit from Father Christmas, scheduled for 22 December in the Plaza de la Tenencia de Alcaldía from 16.30.
– We will also have the opportunity to present a new edition of the ‘Video Game Tournament’ on 27 December at 09.00 in the classrooms of the Mayor’s Office”.
– “In 2023, we will receive the visit of the Royal Mailman at 16.30 in the Plaza de la Tenencia de Alcaldía.
– And we will conclude with the main event, which is the Cabalgata Marinera on the 5th of January, starting at 16.00 at the Lonja del Puerto and finishing at Colonias del Puerto III. We would like to thank the enormous and constant work of the Junta de Festejos ‘Algarabía’, the collaboration of the Association ‘Sin Edades’ in the Christmas Crib and the Youth Club for the celebration of the Video Games Tournament. From the Tenencia I would like to invite all the neighbours of the village to attend our events, in which, every year we try to grow and improve, which is a time of joy and coexistence for everyone”. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/caleta-de-velez-presenta-sus-actividades-navidenas-que-arrancan-con-el-encuentro-de-coros-de-navidad/

UK

TalkTV host James Whale announces he has terminal cancer: ‘This time next year I won’t be here’: TalkTV and talkRADIO presenter James Whale has announced he is dying of terminal cancer, two years after first revealing his diagnosis. The radio host revealed he has just months to live during a heartbreaking speech at the British Curry Awards in London on Monday. Whale has cancer of the brain, spine, kidney, and lungs. Full article: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/talktv-host-james-whale-announces-134313287.html 

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Census results 2021- Christianity shrinking in England and Wales:
– Just 46.2% of the population described themselves as Christian on census day, 21 March last year, down from 59.3% a decade earlier, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The survey was filled out by more than 24m households across England and Wales – and covers ethnicity, religion, national identity and language.
– The percentage of people saying they had no religion jumped from around a quarter in 2011 (25.2%) to over a third in 2021 (37.2%). This was the second most common response and the number ticking this box has almost trebled since 2001. There were increases in the proportion of people describing themselves as Muslim (up from 4.9% to 6.5%) and Hindu (from 1.5% to 1.7%). London remains the most religiously diverse region of England, with just over a quarter (25.3%) of people on the day of the 2021 census reporting a religion other than Christian. Full article: https://www.nationalworld.com/news/uk/uk-census-results-2021-christianity-becomes-minority-religion-england-and-wales-first-time-3935859

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Flat Holm Island- tiny isle off Welsh coast is looking for a new warden – the skills you’ll need to qualify:
– For those in search of a slower pace of life, a dream job has become available on a remote island between England and Wales. The island of Flat Holm, which is just five miles from Barry – the Welsh town made famous by BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey – is in need of a new warden as their current warden is leaving the post.
– Flat Holm is a 86-acre island that stands five miles out to sea in the Bristol Channel. It has a radius of only six hundred metres, and only has basic amenities – so this is the perfect role for someone who wants to relax and get back to nature. Full article: https://www.nationalworld.com/news/offbeat/flat-holm-island-tiny-isle-off-welsh-coast-is-looking-for-a-new-warden-the-skills-youll-need-to-qualify-3935969 

EUROPE

Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules:
{The Telegraph} 28 November 2022, 4:02pm
– The Dutch government plans to buy and close down up to 3,000 farms near environmentally sensitive areas to comply with EU nature preservation rules. The Netherlands is attempting to cut down its nitrogen pollution and will push ahead with compulsory purchases if not enough farms take up the offer voluntarily.
– Farmers will be offered a deal “well over” the worth of the farm, according to the government plan that is targeting the closure of 2,000 to 3,000 farms or other major polluting businesses. Earlier leaked versions of the plan put the figure at 120 per cent of the farm’s value but that figure has not yet been confirmed by ministers.
– “There is no better offer coming,” Christianne van der Wal, nitrogen minister, told MPs on Friday. She said compulsory purchases would be made with “pain in the heart”, if necessary.
** Biodiversity under threat? **
– The Netherlands needs to reduce its emissions to comply with EU conservation rules and agriculture is responsible for almost half the nitrogen emitted in the proud farming nation.
– The Dutch environment agency has warned that native species are disappearing faster in the Netherlands than in the rest of Europe and that biodiversity is under threat.
– Farmers fear that the plan to slash emissions by 2030 will cost them their livelihoods, oppose any compulsory purchases and argue farming is unfairly targeted while other sectors such as aviation are not.
– Opposition leader Geert Wilders published a letter July 6, 2022, from the provincial government of Flevoland (pic). It states that the government will set up “a registration center for asylum seekers” on agricultural land expropriated by the devastating nitrogen laws. Full Telegraph Article Here
Additional reference, source of doc: https://slaynews.com/news/government-plan-confiscate-farms-dutch-farmers-asylum-seekers-leaked-docs/

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Expats rank the best and worst European cities in 2022 for careers, social life and safety:
– The Expat Insider 2022 report analysed 50 expat destinations around the world and ranked them according to the quality of life for expats. The survey asked expats to evaluate the ease of settling in, working abroad and personal finances in the city where they lived. The ranking also includes an Expat Essentials index, which looks at digital life, admin topics, housing, and language. This year, four European cities made it into the top ten.
– Valencia (pic) comes in as the best city in the world for expats in 2022.
– Lisbon came in fourth in the overall rankings, but was one of the highest rated for the weather.
– Paris comes in second last in the rankings of best cities for expats, criticised for expensive housing and high cost of living. Those surveyed also said they found local residents unfriendly and struggled to make friends. Photo: Trickful.
Full article: https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/11/29/expats-rank-the-best-and-worst-european-cities-in-2022-for-careers-social-life-and-safety

TRAVEL NEWS

UK Labour Leader Says There Are No Chances of Return of Free Movement With EU:
– In spite of having supported the idea of keeping the freedom of movement between the United Kingdom and the 27 European Union countries three years ago, the leader of the Labour Party of the UK, Keir Starmer, now claims that the return of the policy is a “red line” for the party he leads.
– In an interview for the Mail on Sunday, the Labour leader also ruled out the possibility of introducing a “Swiss-style” deal with the EU, through which the UK would have access to the single market in exchange for opening its borders for EU citizens to move to its territory under facilitated rules. “A Swiss deal simply wouldn’t work for Britain. We’ll have a stronger trading relationship, and we’ll reduce red tape for British business – but freedom of movement is a red line for me. It was part of the deal of being in the EU, but since we left, I’ve been clear it won’t come back under my government,” Starmer told the Mail. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/uk-labour-leader-says-there-are-no-chances-of-return-of-free-movement-with-eu/

TECH

Whatsapp Hacked – 487million Users Data Exposed
(¼ of all WhatsApp users!)
***Check Your Number Now***
– On 16 November, a database of phone numbers of 487 million Whatsapp users was put up for sale.
– The coveted list, of which ELEVEN MILLION NUMBERS WERE FROM SPAIN, is on a hacking forum, leaving the numbers exposed for cybercriminal activities such as smishing** and vishing* and also massive spam campaigns & unwanted advertising.
– Finding out if your number or email is on the list is very easy thanks to Cybernews, a cybersecurity media that has a search engine with “a 500 GB database of the phone numbers & emails”.
– To check, just enter your phone number or email address in the search engine ( https://cybernews.com/personal-data-leak-check/ ) and hit ‘Check Now’. This will check if you have been exposed in this recent data breach, or any of the other recent major hacking events like those at Fakebook/Meta (533 million) and Linkedin (500 million). If your details are on the list, the results page will tell you how to change your passwords and implement new security methods.
– If you have old, abandoned email accounts, which you never shut down properly, that may still contain private emails, you should check those too. If they are on the hacked list, you may want to contact the email service to shut them, even if it is a big hassle. It’s possible for hackers to use these old email accounts to impersonate you, opening the door to all kinds of mischief.
– The threat actor told Cybernews they were selling the US dataset for $7,000, the UK – $2,500, and Germany – $2,000.
***Phishing is an attack in which the threat actor poses as a trusted person or organization to trick potential victims into sharing sensitive information or sending them money.
**Smishing is a form of phishing in which an attacker uses a compelling text message to trick targeted recipients into clicking a link and sending the attacker private information or downloading malicious programs to a smartphone.
*Vishing is a different attack that falls under the general phishing umbrella and shares the same goals. Vishers use fraudulent phone numbers, voice-altering software, text messages, and social engineering to trick users into divulging sensitive information. Vishing generally uses voice to trick users.
Another Data Breach Scanner, this also checks smaller breaches:
https://haveibeenpwned.com/
References-
Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1133075/como-saber-si-tu-numero-de-telefono-o-tu-correo-electronico-han-sido-hackeados/
More detailed article, English: https://cybernews.com/news/whatsapp-data-leak/
Video Link 

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Irish Regulator Fines Fakebook $277 Million for Leak of Half a Billion Users’ Data, 4th huge fine for FB in Ireland since 2019:
– Fakebook engineers can’t be this stupid. They are abusing the public intentionally, and fines are seen as an operating expense.
– The fines follow an inquiry initiated by the European regulator on April 14, 2021, close on the heels of a leak of a giant “collated dataset of Facebook personal data that had been made available on the internet.”
– This included the personal information associated with 533 million users of the social media platform, such as their phone numbers, dates of birth, locations, email addresses, gender, marital status, account creation date, and other profile details.
– The Irish watchdog, besides imposing a monetary penalty, also ordered Meta’s Irish unit to make sure its processing complies with the E.U. data protection laws. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/11/irish-regulator-fines-facebook-277.html

FINANCIAL

Spain’s pensioners will have an extra 1,300 euros in 2023 with the 8.5% increase: The CPI data for November confirms the Government’s estimate of revaluation, which implies that retirees will receive a salary of 1,365 euros per month, 107 euros more than now. It’s practically final now. Contributory pensions will rise by 8.5% in 2023, the increase that the Government had estimated in the Budgets. This is how it corroborates the CPI in advance for the month of November that the INE made public this Tuesday, although we will have to wait for confirmation with the final figure, which normally does not vary, or at most one tenth up or down.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/pensioners-will-have-an-extra-1300-euros-in-2023-with-the-8-5-increase/

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Football- World Cup 2022 Scores: Visit this link for the latest results
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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:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

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DigameXtra No. 2420 Tuesday Nov. 29th, 2022

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-Tuesday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
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You may drop cash donations off in person and say hello, after 2pm M-F, or place them in my mailbox beside my door anytime. Both the door and the mailbox have the name HARRIS on them. 
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Peet Rothwell singing Michael Buble: The Salón Varietés Theatre, this Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th December.
All your favourite holiday songs, along with classic Buble hits.
Teatro Salon Varietes, C/ Emancípación, Fuengirola 29640
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We are part of the ADH storage and Transportation company and as such have storage available in Competa and Peunte Don Manuel. Very reasonable rates.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Castillan chest of drawers natural solid wood with cereal tostada paint. Measurements 83 x 38 x 81cms. Price 110€
– Castillan chest of drawers Natural wood and multi color. Measurements 88 x 40 x 77cms. Price 110€
– Castillan chest of drawers natural wood & waxed Measurements 90 x 36 x 77cms Price 110€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 2 items
– Room Screen 30 euros
– 2 folding bar stools as new 30 euros
Tant / Trish, Torrox Park. Call 0044 7970206271
Email: tandtfletcher@gmail.com 

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For Sale, 3 items: Ski Wear
– Ski Outfit. Sun Valley ultra performance orange ski jacket, mens size L, (paid 349€) and matching charcoal ski trousers, mens size L, (paid 249€) and comes with matching hood, mask and gloves thrown in. Sold as a complete suit 95€
– Quicksilver grey ski helmet, one size, excellent condition (paid 99€) 35€
– Northface ski sunglasses, specifically for skiing, excellent condition, no scratches. (paid 99€), with case 35€
Contact Geoff, Torrox. WhatsApp 666322732
Email: gail and geoff @ yahoo dot co dot uk

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For Sale: 1 person bedframe 90×200. €20
To collect between Algarrobo and Sayalonga.
Anja, Algarrobo. Whatsapp +31651012685
Email: areinders10 AT gmail D0T com

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For Sale, 3 items:
– 3 seater and 2 seater navy leather recliner suite. Extremely comfortable. Overall good condition. Slight scuffing on 2 of the arms. 4 seats recline. 185€.
– Outdoor lounge suite. Purchased from Dunnes a few years ago. Very comfortable. Slight damage to raffia hence the price.
265 length. 208 width. Separates to three pieces for easy transport. 175€
– Unusual queen size headboard. Bow shaped with mirror panels. Good as it is, but would be great for an upcycling project. 55€
Heather, Canillas de Aceituno. Buyer to collect. Tel.628306371

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For Sale, 2 items: Two Motorbike Jackets. Never used.
– Men’s size 42
– Ladies size XS.
€50 each o.n.o, Pamela, Torrox Park
Contact: pamela.hill@hotmail.co.uk 

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia has 301 children admitted to hospitals for bronchiolitis: {Translation, summary}
– A total of 301 children have been admitted to hospitals in Andalusia for bronchiolitis, according to the Regional Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs, Catalina García, who ruled out “any situation of collapse or saturation” although “the incidence has increased”.
– The Regional Ministry of Health has detailed in a statement that of the 301 children admitted, 36 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 265 remain on the ward.
– By provinces, Almeria has 41 children admitted in conventional beds and 5 in ICU; Cordoba has 27 on the ward and 3 in ICU; Granada, 36 in conventional beds and none in ICU; Huelva, 13 on the ward and one in ICU; Malaga has 58 on the ward and 12 in intensive care and Seville 55 on the ward and 11 in ICU.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1131905/andalucia-mantiene-a-301-ninos-ingresados-por-bronquiolitis/

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The Andalusian Medical Union threatens a strike in health centers for January 27: {Translation, summary}
– The Andalusian Medical Union (SMA) has agreed in assembly to initiate mobilisations to demand improvements in primary care medicine, which will begin with a rally on 30 November in front of the Health Delegation in Malaga, followed by rallies in front of the San Telmo Palace in Seville on 16 December and 12 January. If no progress is made in the negotiations, the SMA assembly agreed to call a first day of strike action on 27 January.
– For the Medical Union, “it is necessary to put an end to the vicious circle of “precariousness, a drain of doctors, overburdened care. This situation is leading to collapse. It is necessary to improve the working conditions of family doctors in order to retain these professionals and attract new ones. Otherwise, the increase in the number of places in medical schools or in the MIR in family medicine or paediatrics will be useless.” Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sindicato-medico-andaluz-amenaza-huelga-centros-salud-20221128112431-nts.html

AXARQUIA

La Viñuela reservoir equals its all-time low: 9.2% of capacity:
– It is hoped that the long-awaited rains, forecast to fall in the province from Thursday 1 December, will help increase the drastically low levels of La Viñuela reservoir, on the eastern Costa del Sol.
– This stands at 9.2 per cent of capacity (15.2 cubic hectometres), equalling the lowest ever level previously recorded, which was 14 years ago on 31 October 2008.
– The Axarquia’s main reservoir supplies 14 municipalities and about 220,000 inhabitants, and until last 1 October, when measures were introduced, it irrigated about 6,300 hectares of subtropical crops and greenhouses.
– The current rate of consumption is about 0.2 cubic hectometres a week. Technicians from the regional government who manage the reservoir estimate that approximately six cubic hectometres could still be extracted for human consumption, but further extractions would not be technically feasible due to sludge and mud. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/reservoir-vinuela-equals-20221128160531-nt.html

MALAGA

Two fires declared, in Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno:
{Translation} 28/11/2022 13:57
– The Andalusian forest fire fighting service, Plan Infoca, is working on a fire declared in the municipality of Sedella, in the province of Malaga. Thus, as reported from the Infoca Plan, moved to the location are two groups of forest firefighters, an operations technician and two environmental agents, in addition to a unit based in Cártama.
– Infoca personnel are also working on another forest fire declared in the municipality of Canillas de Aceituno in Malaga. This fire is now under control, affecting the Almanzanares river area, and seven forest firefighters and an environmental agent are working on the site. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1131846/declarados-dos-incendios-en-sedella-y-canillas-de-aceituno/

SEVILLA

The United States is the main country of origin of tourists to Sevilla: {Translation, summary}
– October, which is usually the month with the highest number of visitors of the year in Sevilla, received 21,445 travellers from the United States, according to INE data. This number is 1.7% higher than that recorded in October 2019. And, although there are still more overnight stays by French travellers than Americans, it is the first month of the year in which the latter have risen above the pre-pandemic level. In other words, the US has taken the lead in the number of visitors, ahead of France, marking a milestone in terms of international tourism.
– In fact, the highest growth corresponds to North American tourism, with increases of 150% compared to the same month in 2021, a percentage that doubles the second fastest growing market, the United Kingdom. This progress comes after a September in which the increase in tourists from the USA was 172% and which was joined by 490% more travellers from Canada. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/estados-unidos-principal-pais-emisor-turistas-sevilla-20221128143712-nts.html

USA

Hawaii volcano, world’s largest, erupts for first time in decades:
– Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, has erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years, US authorities said, as emergency crews went on alert early Monday.
– Flows of lava remained “contained” within the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, but the eruption could pose a threat to nearby residents should conditions change, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported at 11:45 pm local time Sunday (9:45 GMT Monday) some 15 minutes after the eruption inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221128-hawaii-volcano-world-s-largest-erupts-for-first-time-in-decades 

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Spain is the second favourite country for Americans to move to:
– Many Americans have already made the move over here and Spain is the European country with the most US residents.
– According to a study by American insurance company Home Shield based on Google searches, Spain is the second most popular country for US nationals to move to.
– The first is Canada, which is most likely due to the fact it’s next to the US and it shares the same language and has a similar culture.
– “People in 31 cities, mostly in Texas and California, are currently looking for information on how to move to Spain,” American Home Shield revealed.
– Texas and California along with Florida are among the US states where you’ll find the most Spanish speakers, so it’s perhaps understandable that people from there would want to look for a country where they can already speak the language. But Spain was also the most searched relocation country in Georgia, Arkansas, New Hampshire and North Dakota.
– The current strong dollar against the euro could also be influencing why Spain is so high on the list, as evidenced by the spike in US tourists who came to Spain this summer. In June alone, more than 377,000 visited Spain, an 86.9 percent rise compared to the same month in 2019, a pre-pandemic year. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221128/spain-is-the-second-favourite-country-for-americans-to-move-to/

HEALTH

Children who eat pesticide-treated food suffer from earlier puberty, more susceptible to cancer and other disorders later in life: {Translation}
– Fruit and vegetables can become a long-term health hazard for children. Although it may seem untrue, this has been demonstrated in a study by the University of Granada, which points to the pesticides and fungicides with which these foods are treated as the main culprit. This would have two direct consequences: the first is the acceleration of puberty. The second, a result of the previous one, a higher risk of suffering breast cancer in the future, but also many other disorders in childhood itself.
– The study was carried out in the Spanish child population over 22 years, studying each case from pregnancy to adolescence. The authors presented the results after years of data collection on Monday. 606 girls and 933 boys, aged between 7 and 11 years, took part in the study, which focused mainly on urine samples. According to the results, it is the girls who are most affected by this early puberty, especially in terms of breast development. In boys, this is mainly reflected in the genitalia.
– The study, published in the scientific journal Environmental Pollution, has involved several institutions. The ibs.GRANADA and CIBERESP researcher, Carmen Freire, responsible for the publication, points out that “very few studies have investigated to date the relationship between exposure to pesticides in current use and the age at which puberty appears in girls and boys”. In a way, they were going in blind in this respect. “This is despite the fact that early pubertal development is frequently observed in paediatric clinics, especially in girls, and its causes are not well understood,” summarises Freire.
– The results are devastating in terms of the effect that pesticide and fungicide residues, up to 40% of which are accepted by the European Union in foodstuffs, have on children. Nicolás Olea, professor in the Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine at the UGR and another of the authors of the study, laments a fact that is largely unknown to consumers.
– “We say it over and over again: this is not healthy. If it had been handled properly, 63% of Spanish children would not be pissing plastic or pesticides. Some in 60% of the urine, others in 50% or in 40 or 30%. This should never have happened.”
– In this respect, it is worth noting that Spain is the largest consumer of pesticides in the European Union (EU), using 77,700 tonnes of pesticides in 2020, including 34,000 tonnes of fungicides, the largest group. Pesticides are used in agricultural production, as well as in urban and domestic settings. The main route of exposure in the general population is through diet, which is where the study points to, especially through the consumption of conventionally produced fruit and vegetables.
– Once in the human body, these pesticides are rapidly metabolised and eliminated in the urine. Experimental studies suggest that some non-persistent pesticides may act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors. Increased exposure to these endocrine disruptors in recent decades is precisely the main risk factor for pubertal advancement.
– Some of these pesticides referred to in the study have been banned in Europe in the last two years. Specifically by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), although for a long time they have contributed to placing Spain in the top positions in the use of pesticides.
– Unfortunately, Olea insists, other pesticides and fungicides are taking their place. “It is striking that, once banned because of their toxicity, nothing is done to remedy the damage caused by those who put them on the market. We urge the EU to be proactive, to use the precautionary principle. Once exposure has been proven, the consequences must be anticipated”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/granada/ninos-consumen-alimentos-tratados-pesticidas-sufren-adelanto-20221128153403-nts.html

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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:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

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DigameXtra No. 2419 Monday Nov. 28th, 2022

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-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
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Total Donations Received (Last year = 80, New goal = 100): 4

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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/CDs and Jigsaws at various prices
***Trips***
December
– 2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30.
– 7th – Trip to Estepa and Mollina, price 25pp, with a full programme of visits to include:
World of chocolate
La Estepena – A city made of Chocolate
Estepa Castle
Visit the Belene at Mollina (price includes €5 entry)
– 21st – A trip to see the festive Christmas Lights in Malaga city. €10pp and first pick up at Algarrobo Lidl at 18.00
January 2023
– 04th – La Concepcion Botanical Gardens Spectacular Lights Extravaganza. Price 22€pp and includes entry to the Gardens etc Departs Algarrobo Lidl at 17.00
– 6th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30.
– 13th – La Canada shopping in Marbella and Iceland in Fuengirola €18pp
– 27th – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €19pp
– May 10th, 2023 – 14th 2023. 5 day trip to Jerez with a visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a Horse Fair, Sherry Bodega, possibly Tio Pepe or Sandeman’s and a guided tour of the old town. It will be on a ½ Board basis in a 4star Hotel. If interested, send me an email and I will contact you with details in the New Year.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page . Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.

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The Bio Beach Restaurant U3A Lectures Present:
Wed, Dec. 14 at 11am
Speaker Graham Hibberd, Retired Police Officer and Operational Police Dog Handler/Trainer. Join me on a journey, of how over the centuries, humans have learned to employ dogs in a variety of ways. From hunters, guarders of property, footwarmers, to working dogs; dogs from cinema and television, providers of hair and meat and more, though ultimately the most important of all, as good companions. With 40 years’ experience, as an Operational Police Dog Handler/Instructor in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, my presentation will end, giving answers to questions on rectifying problems you may have with your dog.
Note: These U3A lectures are free, just order refreshments from the Bio Beach staff. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these social, educational, and stimulating mornings 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 seeing you there! For more info contact: norma2kk@aol.com

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Autumn at Potters Bar- Nerja: JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ!!!
– The Jazz Lunch is back! The very talented Spike, Diego & Jonny as the COASTLINE DIXIELANDERS will be providing us with fantástic afternoons of class entertainment. Sundays at 2.00pm. Availability is límited so reserve your table now. €15/person including a great roast Lunch. Phone Cathy on 685435767.
– And Potters Friday nights are not to be missed! Great live entertainment from 8pm, fabulous fish n’ chips and plenty of other options and a great night out guaranteed. Bookings adviseable!
– The Potters Pub Quiz! Every Tuesday 8pm. Make a night of It! Good company, good good and great fun and all for just €3/person. Bookings adviseable.
If you have never visited Potters Bar we look forward to meeting you! Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.

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The Sessionistas at Oscars Taberna, Canillas de Albaida: Wed 30Nov
Come along to Oscars Taberna in Canillas on Wednesday night at 8pm for some live music with The Sessionistas.
We all met at acoustic music sessions in and around Competa and get together to play for fun now and again.
All sorts of music, country, Irish, Scottish, blues, contemporary, and maybe some Irish dancing from Alexandra The Great!
Oscar now has an enclosed area with patio heaters.
Call 601 605 397 for your table. 

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Live Music at El Boquetillo- Frigiliana: Sat, 10Dec 3pm
Wayne Ward plays popular tunes from 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s.
C/ San Sebastian 8, Frigiliana. https://wayneward.es/ 

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Music & Dance- From Bach To Piazzolla: Sat, 3Dec 8pm
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, C/ Granada 45, Nerja 29780
A journey that begins with the father of classical music, J.S. Bach, and ends with the last great composer of Argentine tango, Astor Piazzolla. In this beautiful journey we will find some of his most famous compositions interspersed with works of Argentine folklore and compositions by José Luis Merlín himself, who will be accompanied by Daniel Hurtado on violin and in dance by Luis and Raquel who will bring plasticity to the tangos, waltzes, malambos and chacareras, with projections. €15. Info & tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/from-bach-to-piazzola/

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Music at Trapiche market: Appointment with music at the Trapiche market. On Tuesday 29 November, we invite you to take a tour of the nice Trapiche market. In the beautiful setting of the garden you can listen to the good music of Dana & Gianni while enjoying your coffee. The music will start at 10.30. (dana10marzo@gmail.com)

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Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
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My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

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Contact us for a no obligation chat about how we will market your property.
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Preloved bedside tables with Natural solid wooden tops Yute colour Measurements 39.50 x 30.50 x 48.50cms Price 80€ the pair
– Natural wood & yute color chest of drawers. New handles Waxed Measurements 90 x 42 x 77cms. Price 95€
– Natural wood & yute color wardrobe 113 x 53 x 174cms Price 225€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Crazy Fitness massage vibration plate, exercise poster, remote
control, 3 speed levels. good working order €30 ono
– Golf bag with clubs. Top flite irons 3 – 9 inc, Calaway Big Bertha driver,
Calaway 3 wood, a 5 & 7 wood, pitcher & putter. (no Sand wedge) €20
– Two golf trolleys €15 each
Buyer collects. Marcus / Alison, Nerja 606571139
email: marcali1979 at gmail.com 

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Duke’s Smokehouse- New, British run, “Smokehouse-style” BBQ Restaurant Coming Soon to Torrox Costa: If you are a fan of slow smoked beef brisket & other meats, plus the traditional sides, you are in luck! The location is now open, but only for drinks and tapas, 11am-11pm. The professional grade smoker BBQ rig should be delivered and installed before Christmas.
Located on the east side of BLQ 79, very close to the TC bus station. Indoor seating + covered terrace. Tell them DigameXtra sent you.
I’ll post an update when I know the date the smokehouse will commence. -Ed. 

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News & Articles

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Conservatives Push Back On Socialist Agenda- Vox & PP pack Plaza de Colón with 25,000 to demand President Sánchez’s resignation, “He wants to crush everything”: {Translation, summary} 27/11/2022 15:12
– Thousands of people called by right wing Vox party have gathered this Sunday in the Plaza de Colón in Madrid and in other provincial capitals to demand the resignation of Pedro Sánchez as head of the government for his “generosity with the seditious and embezzlers”. The leader of the party, Santiago Abascal, accused the president of being a “demolition boss who wants to crush everything” and criticized the government for victimizing itself “with the little stunt of Irene Montero”. The Government Delegation in Madrid counted the attendance in the capital to 25,000 participants.
– Vox launched these demonstrations after the government announced its intention to reform the Penal Code to eliminate the crime of sedition, which until now has been punished with prison sentences of up to 15 years, and to introduce a new crime of “aggravated public disorder”, which reduces the punishment to five years. (This is a concession by Sanchez to the Catalan Independence movement, to shorten the sentences of those jailed in the violent independence protests. The conservatives are vehemently against this. -Ed.)
– During his speech, the president of Vox accused Pedro Sánchez of being “implacable” when it comes to taxing the population, while he behaves with “generosity” towards “seditious and embezzlers”. Abascal has listed a long list of reasons that, in his opinion, justify demanding the resignation of the president of the government, such as rising prices and energy bills, insecurity and taxes. “There is no welfare, security, guaranteed property, basic freedom, solid and independent institutions, guaranteed national unity, sovereignty or real democracy”, lamented Abascal, who accused Sánchez of being “at the service of spurious and minority interests”.
– In the opinion of the leader of Vox, the Executive works “against the Spaniards and handed over to each and every one of the enemies of Spain”, which prevents the State from “prospering”. Abascal has pronounced these words before thousands of people who have occupied the popular Madrid square and its surroundings carrying Spanish flags and banners with proclamations such as ‘Sánchez traitor, respect your nation’ or ‘Spain wants to vote’. There were also numerous Vox flags and some from the Solidarity trade union.
– On Saturday, the Popular Party held its own event, also in Madrid, under the title ‘In defence of a great country’ and as a protest against the repeal of the crime of sedition. In it, Feijóo, and the leader of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, vowed to defeat Pedro Sánchez at the polls in 2023 in the face of his “servility” with the nationalists and the legislative “botches” of the Executive, as with the law of the ‘only yes is yes’. (Note: The ‘only yes is yes’ law turns out to be a “botch” with an attractive title; this was one of the recently passed laws that the public was not allowed to see in its entirety until it was passed. It turns out that mixed in with some provisions strengthening women’s rights, it also contains provisions that help sex offenders get retroactive sentencing changes that, to some feminists dismay, is causing many sex offenders to get years knocked off their sentences. Across Spain, judges are now reviewing requests for reconsideration of past sex offence convictions, and in many cases are knocking 3-5yrs off sentences, in some cases far more, details in next article. Victims are upset that their abusers are being released early, some claiming it puts them in renewed danger. Not quite the law the public was expecting. -Ed.) Source, Spanish: https://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/vox-toma-colon-para-exigir-la-dimision-de-sanchez-por-su-generosidad-con-los-sediciosos.html

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The Supreme Court reviews the Arandina case over “only yes is yes” law controversy- was it “sex assault” or “sex abuse”: {Some passages re-translated for accuracy}
– The Supreme Court, considering the application of the “law of only yes is yes”, reviews this Tuesday the sentence in which a former Arandina soccer player has been acquitted after being previously sentenced to 38 years in prison and two others saw their sentences reduced to 3 and 4 years when the judges saw only sexual abuse and non-aggression.
– The judges did so because they did not consider the existence of intimidation to be proven – a key element to contemplate sexual assault – and described the facts as sexual abuse with the mitigation of the closeness of age and maturity of the defendants and the victim, with lower penalties than a sexual assault. The debate on whether or not this mitigation should be applied will be key in the Supreme Court. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-supreme-court-reviews-the-arandina-case-in-full-controversy-over-law-yes-is-yes/

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Why Spain’s right is vehemently opposed to changes to sedition law:
– Spain’s right-wing opposition is infuriated over government plans to abolish sedition, the charge used against Catalan separatist leaders, decrying the move as a gift to pro-independence parties in exchange for parliamentary support.
– Right-wing parties say eliminating sedition – the charge used to convict and jail nine Catalan separatists over their involvement with a failed 2017 independence bid – will pave the way for another attempt to separate from Spain.
– Initially condemned to between nine and 13 years behind bars, the separatists were pardoned last year by the leftist government, drawing fury from the Spanish right. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221125/why-spains-right-is-vehemently-opposed-to-changes-to-sedition-law/

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Spain’s Leftist PM elected president of Socialist International:
– Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez was elected as the new president of Socialist International on Friday.
– The Socialist Party (PSOE) leader, 50, took over from former Greek PM George Papandreou during a congress in Madrid, Spain’s capital. He ran unopposed.
– “If there is one word that sums up what it is to be a socialist, a social democrat (…) it is to act. To act means to rebel against resignation and give reasons for confidence in the face of the pessimism that the right wing and reactionary movements in national and international politics seek to promote,” Sánchez said.
– He will be the first Spaniard to take the role. Full article: https://www.laprensalatina.com/spains-pm-elected-president-of-socialist-international/ 

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FOLLOW UP- Regarding Two Recently Posted Articles Announcing  Major Spanish Gov’t Computer Database Hacks involving The Ministry of the Economy and The Ministry of  Justice: 
– While the mainstream media in Spain have dropped these stories after they made initial reports, the alternative news is warning of a huge coverup. Here is an example, a quote from voziberica.com, however, I cannot confirm all their claims, so this is for educational purposes only. Consult your professional advisors if you are concerned your confidential data has been exposed. -Ed.
– {Voziberica} “The most important news of the last weeks and months and, surely, of the year, is the biggest hack in the history of our country: It happened in the second half of last October, and since then the attackers have had ALL the Identity Documents, income statements, bank accounts, addresses, working lives, business relationships and EVERYTHING you can imagine for ALL Spaniards.
The hackers have a complete copy of all the databases of the services of the Tax Agency, Social Security, the Public Employment Service and even the General Directorate of the Police, Immigration and the DGT.
With these data, the Spanish population is at risk of fraud, looting, accusations, impersonation… and everything you can imagine. (Scammers will use confidential info to gain your trust as they pretend to be an agency/bank you do use, and then use that trust to exploit you in some manner. After all, if they know how much you  paid in taxes last year, they must be an official agency, right? Well, it ain’t necessarily so… -Ed.)
The National Court and the CNI have named this as an event ‘of national interest’ and, even so, Pedro Sánchez has been hiding this from the Spanish for a month.”
Full article, English (If it appears in Spanish, click the American flag in the upper right of the page to change to English): https://www.voziberica.com/muy-urgente-pueden-quitarte-el-dinero-si-no-haces-esto-porque-han-hackeado-al-ministerio-de-economia-y-hacienda/

ANDALUCIA

Squatter Update- More than 1,700 homes illegally squatted from January to August in Andalucia: {Translation, summary}
– Andalucia recorded a total of 1,706 known cases of illegal occupation of real estate properties in the first eight months of this year 2022, from January to August, which are 4.37 percent less than those recorded in the same period of 2021, when 1,784 were registered.
– By provinces, Seville, with 551; Malaga, with 301, and Cadiz, with 266, were the Andalusian provinces that recorded the highest number of known illegal occupation of properties in the period from January to August this year, as happened in the same period of 2021, when they recorded 6.1% more, 7.3% less and 4.6% fewer occupations, respectively. These are followed by Almería, with 203; Córdoba, with 116; Huelva, with 108; Granada, with 107, and Jaén, with 54.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1131124/mas-de-1700-viviendas-okupadas-ilegalmente-de-enero-a-agosto-en-andalucia/

MALAGA

Malaga’s Christmas lights – in images: The lights were switched on across the city on Saturday 26 November. Photo: Salvador Salas.
See the full photo gallery at: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/malagas-christmas-lights-20221126192457-ga.html 

CÓMPETA

Blood donation in Cómpeta: Monday December 5
Fábrica de las Bragas, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

SPORTS

Football- World Cup 2022 Scores: Visit this link for the latest results
https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/2022-fifa-world-cup/scores

TRAVEL NEWS

Goodbye to airplane mode- the EU will allow you to connect to the internet with your mobile phone’s 5G on flights: {Translation}
– Airlines within the European Union will be able to install 5G technology on their planes, allowing passengers to use their mobile phones and other connected devices just as they do on the ground.
As reported by The Brussels Times, the European Commission has brought mobile communications legislation into line with the latest standards. As a result, 5G coverage may also be available on aeroplanes. “The sky is no longer the limit when it comes to high-speed, high-capacity connections,” said EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.
– “5G will enable innovative services for people and growth opportunities for European businesses,” added Thierry Breton.
5G coverage will be available through the installation of a ‘picocell’ on the aircraft. Through that network station, phone calls, text messages and data traffic can be sent via a satellite network to a mobile network on the ground.
– On the other hand, the European Commission also wants to open up the 5 GHz frequencies to wifi in cars, buses and other means of transport. EU member states have until 30 June 2023 to make the 5 GHz bands accessible for road transport. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/5080008/0/adios-modo-avion-ue-permitira-conectarte-internet-5g-movil-vuelos/

TECH

Another Week, Another Chrome Browser Patch- Update Chrome Browser Now to Patch New Actively Exploited Zero-Day Flaw:
– Google on Thursday released software updates to address yet another zero-day flaw in its Chrome web browser. Tracked as CVE-2022-4135, the high-severity vulnerability has been described as a heap buffer overflow in the GPU component.
– Users are recommended to upgrade to version 107.0.5304.121 for macOS and Linux and 107.0.5304.121/.122 for Windows to mitigate potential threats.
– Users of Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi are also advised to apply the fixes as and when they become available.
Popular high-security, modified versions of Chrome browser, “UnGoogled Chromium” and “Iron Browser”, are probably not vulnerable to this type of attack, but it can’t hurt to update these too.  Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/11/update-chrome-browser-now-to-patch-new.html 

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Weekly Markets
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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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DigameXtra No. 2418 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday Nov. 26th, 2022

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Trapiche Market is open this Tuesday and every Tuesday:
09:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga, follow the directions to Trapiche airport.
Christmas gifts and cards for sale this Tuesday.
It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too! NOW also good quality second hand stalls.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls & other items; fresh fruit & veg, pot plants, large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area and discuss selling your house with BluCee Real Estate.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please view and follow our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market. 
For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at TrapicheMarketSpain @gmail.com / +34 627877164

 

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APAA Christmas Fair Nerja:
Apaa Nerja present their Christmas Fair on Sunday, December 4 from 11-3. Located underneath Carrefour in downtown Nerja.
There will be all sorts of Christmasy items plus a cake stall, Tombola, raffle, “name the dog” & several other stalls selling Christmas gifts too! Please pop in and say hello. 
All profitable proceeds go toward the care and upkeep of our 80 dogs in the shelter 
Info & Map: https://allevents.in/nerja/apaa-nerja-christmas-fair/200023435360400 

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Milonga In Nerja: Next Sunday Nov 27, from 5pm
The Circles, Chaparil 5, Nerja
Come To Dance. Tango, Vals, Milonga and Salsa Bachata Chachacha & More!
Milongas alternating weeks. Tel 659 262 616 

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41st Fiesta de las Migas- Torrox: Sunday, 18 Dec
– The Gala of the 41st Fiesta de las Migas will start at 11 o’clock in the Plaza de la Constitución with the traditional meeting of the Choirs of the Municipality of Torrox, followed by the performance of the Grupo de Coros y Danzas de Torrox. At midday, the Ortigosa brothers will take to the stage with their show “Ven a Vivir la Navidad”.
– After the opening speech by Enrique Sánchez, chef and presenter of the programme “Cómetelo” on Canal Sur, Angelita will give the Toque de Caracola for the authorities to go to the plain of the Almazara, accompanied by the Band of Verdiales “Coto Tres Hermanas”, for the tasting of migas, where the Charanga “The Crumbs” and the “Pastoral de Frigiliana” will be providing entertainment.
-Back to the stage in the Plaza de la Constitución, at 14.30 h. José Manuel Soto will offer a concert with the best of his repertoire, so that from four o’clock in the afternoon what is already popularly known as the “Súper Tardeo” will begin with the Dis Vicman Romero & Mike Sildavia in the Plaza de la Constitución. The end of the fiesta, scheduled for nine o’clock in the evening, will be brought to a close with a great fireworks display. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-cocinero-enrique-sanchez-y-jose-manuel-soto-pregonero-y-actuacion-estelar-de-la-fiesta-de-las-migas/ 

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For Sale: Roca Icaria toilet.
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Unused – surplus to requirements. Bargain at €180
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Angela, Puente Don Manuel area
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SPAIN

These are the bus routes in Spain which will be free for commuters: There is some good news for those who travel by bus in Spain- the government has announced that many long-distance routes will be free of charge for regular users next year. The Minister of Transport said this Friday morning (25 Nov) that the scheme which already exists, whereby local and medium-distance train journeys are free for passengers who do them regularly, is to be extended to long-distance bus travel as well. The aim is to encourage people to leave their cars at home and use public transport, as well as to help offset the cost of living crisis. Full article with routes: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/free-buses-2023-20221125123711-nt.html

UK

Britons told how to register to vote in 2023 local Spanish elections:
After Brexit, there are different rules for UK residents in Spain and a new system to follow if they want to choose their councillors next May. There will only be a six-week window to register opening on 1 December. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/britons-told-register-20221125111529-ntvo.html 

EUROPE

Ukraine struggles to restore power as Russia targets energy grid:
Much of Ukraine remained without heat or power after the most devastating Russian air strikes on its energy grid so far, and in Kyiv residents were warned to brace for further attacks and stock up on water, food and warm clothing. Moscow acknowledges attacking basic infrastructure, saying it aims to reduce Ukraine’s ability to fight and push it to negotiate. Kyiv says such attacks are a war crime. Photo: Pavlo Palamarchuk.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-setting-up-invincibility-centres-help-provide-heat-water-2022-11-22/ 

HEALTH

Waiting lists rise by 10% with more than 740,000 people waiting for surgery: {Translation} 25/11/2022, 13:14
– Spain’s public health system has reached its highest ever number of patients on the waiting list for non-urgent surgery in the SNS as a whole, with 742,518 patients, up 81,356 more than a year ago (10.96%), according to the latest Spanish National Health System (SNS) report, which puts the average waiting time at 113 days, 8 days less than a year ago.
– On the other hand, 17.6% of patients had been on the waiting list for more than 6 months, according to the latest data collected as of 30 June 2021. However, as the Ministry of Health highlights, after the increases experienced in the first pandemic waves, delays have decreased appreciably compared to the situation prior to the pandemic: the average waiting time is reduced by 8 days and the percentage of patients who have been on the waiting list for more than six months is 2.3 points lower than in December 2019.
– As usual, the speciality with the highest number of patients is Traumatology with 187,404 patients on the waiting list, followed by Ophthalmology with 159,218 patients. Meanwhile, the speciality with the lowest number of patients is Thoracic Surgery, with 2,355, followed by Cardiac Surgery with 3,304.
– The specialities with the longest average waiting times are Plastic Surgery with 226 days and Neurosurgery with 193 days. Meanwhile, Dermatology with 63 days and Cardiac Surgery with 75 days are the specialities with the shortest average waiting times.
– The 11 clinical processes specifically monitored in this information system have an average waiting time of 90 days. The average delay recorded for cataract surgery, one of the most frequent procedures, is 70 days. Surgery for benign prostatic hypertrophy is 131 days and hallux valgus (“bunionette”) surgery 122 days.
– It should be noted that, with the exception of the first pandemic year, around 3.7 million surgeries are performed annually in SNS hospitals, including both those that are scheduled on the waiting list and those that are not scheduled or urgent.
– This six-month period has seen a higher number of both waiting list admissions and departures per procedure compared to the previous two years, during the pandemic, and even a higher number of admissions than in the first half of 2019, the year prior to the pandemic.
– With regard to waiting times for first consultations with the different specialists, these are higher than in previous years. Overall, the average waiting time is 79 days, 4 days longer than in the same period of the previous year.
– There are several specialities whose average waiting times are around three months: Neurology with 97 days, Dermatology with 84 days, Digestive with 84 days and Traumatology with 82 days.
– On the other hand, patients for Gynaecology have an average waiting time for consultation of 52 days and for General Surgery it is 55 days. The report includes, together with the overall indicators of the waiting lists of the SNS, the breakdown by Autonomous Community. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1130028/aumenta-un-10-las-listas-de-espera-con-mas-de-740000-personas-esperando-una-cirugia/

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Churches & Worship

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New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
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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, 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.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

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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

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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:
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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

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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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

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DigameXtra No. 2417 Friday Nov. 25th, 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
Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Upcoming Events:
Dec
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus Maro
Jan
– Tuesday 10th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 19th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
– Wednesday 25th. Burns supper at Al Andulus Maro. This is a black-tie event tickets are selling quickly so book early
Feb
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Valentine’s lunch at Al Andulus Maro
Mar
– Friday 3rd. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
Apr
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lews Restaurant Torrox
– Saturday 22nd. April Masquerade Ball, black tie
– Sunday 23rd. TBC St George’s Day at the Chapel Bar Nerja
– Thursday 27th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
May
– Friday 5th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 16th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 25th. Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
June
– Friday 2nd. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 22nd. Armed Forces Day Lunch at Al Andulus Maro
July / August summer break
All events must be booked through our Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576. Please visit us on our Facebook page or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

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Colmenar celebrates its Fiesta del Mosto y de la Chacina on Sunday, 27 Nov: Promoting the wine tradition and the production of sausages in the municipality, which serves as an attraction for rural tourism visitors.
On this day there will also be stalls where you can taste goat’s cheese, Malaga honey, extra virgin olive oil, wines and bakery products.
For his part, the Mayor of Colmenar has reported that 100 kilos of sausages and 600 litres of must wine will be distributed through tastings “in a Festival declared of Provincial Tourist Interest with which we make our town known through the organisation of a tapas route and various activities for the delight of all participants”.
Full schedule of activities: https://www.colmenar.es/7967/com1_md-3/com1_md3_cd-67364/xxii-fiesta-del-mosto-y-de-la-chacina

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Winter Market: Torre del Mar. Monday the 28th Nov. Why not come along to our winter market to start with your Christmas shopping nice and early.
Our winter market will be next Monday the 28th of November at Bar Samba in Torre del Mar from 10:30 until 13:30
Lots of goodies up for grabs including raffle prizes, tombola, candles, cakes, jewellery, dog treats, fresh coffee, hair accessories and much more.
Fundraiser for The Under Dog charity dogs.
For more information please call Hayley on 711031414 

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Torrox Christmas Market 2022: 6-11 Dec.
Situated in the carpark at the side of the Iberostar hotel.
36 artisan and gift stalls to browse. Ice skating rink, Children’s attractions, and lots of bars for food and drink.
The market opens Tuesday the 6th December at 6pm til 10pm
The 7th through to the 10th open from 12 noon til 10pm
And Sunday 11th from 12 noon til 5pm. FB

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The Cazbah Live Lounge: This Weekend
– Friday 25th – Black Jam Band Pop Party @ 10.30pm
– Saturday 26th – Budspenser Band 60s & 70s Rock n Pop @ 10.30pm
Avenida de Rota, Mijas tel. 602 53 57 10  FB 

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Flamenco Fridays in Velez:
What: Friday night flamenco with Flamenco Abierto
Where: Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez, Calle Tejeda 10, Velez-Malaga
When: Friday November 25th
Time: 22.00 (doors open: 20.00). Info: 606 510 329
More information & tix: https://mivelezmalaga.com/whats-on/spring-flamenco-nights-velez-malaga/

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We have cash buyers who are looking for a property near to, or in Nerja; must have minimum 3 bedrooms; some outside space; private or communal pool; parking; up to €400,000.
If you are selling or thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Beautiful natural wood & yute colour castillan sideboard measurements 114 x 36 x 80cms Price 145€
– Preloved sideboard Natural wood with spearmint turquoise paint 110 x 36 x 82cms Price 145€
– Natural wood and multi color castillan chest of drawers Measurements 88 x 40 x 77cms Price 110€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Full set of men’s golf clubs in Mizuno carry bag, comprising Wilson DI5 irons, woods, Odyssey putter, extra clubs, balls, gloves, tees, scoop and Slazenger pimple shoes size UK9. All you need to get started! €60. Martin in Nerja 00447742835308 or hutch4@btinternet.com 

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For Sale: Samsung A50 128gb black mobile.
6.4″ Super AMOLED 1080×2340, 6Gb RAM, 128Gb ROM
Android 11, Dual SIM, Camera 25 MP, Fingerprint, accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass, FM radio. Display and battery new! No charger and cable! 140€
Edith, Torrox, 624652210 

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For Sale: 2 three seater sofas with matching foot stool in good condition. Colour grey , length 200cm. Price £150 for all 3 items. Buyer collects. Telephone Christine in Puente Don Manuel 665204759 

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Wanted: Spanish language tutor for one-on-one lessons in Velez-Malaga. No formal qualifications required. Mike, Veléz-Malaga
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ANDALUCIA

Andalucía is way down list of health care spending in Spain, according to Ministry of Health:
– Andalucía is way down the list of health care spending per inhabitant, at 1,463 euros a year, according to figures just released by Spain’s Ministry of Health. Only three regions spend less: Madrid, with 1,298 euros per inhabitant, Catalonia (1,392) and Murcia (1,453). The average for Spain is 1,559 euros.
– At the top of the list are the Basque Country (2,028 euros), Asturias (2,010 euros), Extremadura (1,934 euros), Navarra (1,913 euros, Castilla y León (1,841 euros) and Castilla-La Mancha (1,785 euros). Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/health-care-spending-patient-20221122095850-nt.html

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These are all the Michelin-starred restaurants in Andalucía:
Almeria
-El Ejido: La Costa / José Álvarez – Bulevar 48 (1 star)
Cadiz
-El Puerto de Santa María: Aponiente / Ángel León – Francisco Cossi Ochoa, Molino de Mareas El Caño (3 stars)
-Chiclana de la Frontera / Novo Sancti Petri: Alevante / Ángel León – Gran Meliá Sancti Petri Hotel, Playa de La Barrosa (1 star)
-Jerez de la Frontera: Lú Cocina y Alma / Juanlu Fernández – Zaragoza, 2 (1 star) Mantúa / Israel Ramos – Plaza Aladro, 7 (1 star)
-Cádiz: Código de Barra – San Francisco, 7 (1 star)
Cordoba
-Noor / Paco Morales – Pablo Ruiz Picasso, 6 (2 stars)
-Choco / Kisko García – Compositor Serrano Lucena, 5 (1 star)
Granada
-La Finca – Hotel La Bobadilla (1 star)
Jaén
-Bagá / Pedro Sánchez – Reja de la Capilla, 3 (1 star)
-Dama Juana / Juan Aceituno – Melchor Cobo Medina, 7 (1 star)
Malaga
-José Carlos García – Plaza de la Capilla, Muelle Uno (1 star)
-Kaleja – Marquesa de Moya, 9 (1 star)
-Fuengirola: Sollo / Diego Gallegos – Avenida del Higuerón, 48 (1 star)
-Marbella: Skina / Mario Cachinero – Aduar, 12 (2 stars)
-Messina / Mauricio Giovanini – Avenida Severo Ochoa, 12 (1 star)
-El Lago / Fernando Villasclaras – Avenida Las Cumbres, Urbanización Elviria Hills (1 star)
-Nintai – C/ Ramón Gómez de la Serna, 18 (1 star)
Ronda
-Bardal / Benito Gómez – José Aparicio, 1 (2 stars)
Seville
-Abantal / Julio Fernández – Alcalde José de la Bandera, 7 (1 star)
-Cañabota – C. Orfila, 3 (1 star)
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/michelin-star-restaurants-20221123114308-nt.html 

AXARQUIA

Farmers propose declaring region a catastrophic area due to drought: {Translation}
– Farmers propose that the Axarquía be declared a catastrophic area because of the drought. According to the sector, 15% of the avocado and mango plantations have already dried up due to lack of irrigation. Francisco Pineda, guardian of the Benamargosa river irrigation community, recalled that in the area of ??influence of the La Viñuela reservoir, barely one liter per square meter has been collected so far this autumn. Added to this is the fact that it is about to be two months since agricultural irrigation from the reservoir was prohibited, currently at 9.3% of its total capacity.
– Speaking to Cadena SER Málaga y Axarquía, he pointed out that “we have no water. It is a ruin. Each farmer is trying to save the plantations as best he can. Some are paying for bucket lorries. Others are considering selling their plots. The wells are dry. And we can hardly give a little water to the field every ten or fifteen days, which is not enough. Between 10 and 15 % of the trees have already dried up. In addition, he also recalls that “there are very few insured farms”.
– In his words, ‘we are suffocated. It is time to consider declaring the area a disaster area. It would be the only way to alleviate the damage that we are still evaluating. “We have to bear in mind that irrigation with reclaimed water – an emergency measure put in place a few weeks ago – will not arrive until next May or June. And that will only be a respite for a part of the 14,000 hectares of subtropical crops that we have sown”. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/agricultores-de-la-axarquia-plantean-declarar-la-comarca-como-zona-catastrofica-por-la-sequia/ 

ENERGY CRISIS

‘It’s a joke’- Spain & France slam EU gas price cap: The Spanish government on Wednesday lambasted the European Commission’s proposed price cap on wholesale natural gas, set so high that critics have questioned if it would ever be used. Spanish ecological transition minister Teresa Ribera called the commission’s proposal a “joke”, saying it would cause steeper price hikes and hamper efforts to tame decades-high inflation.
– The French energy transition ministry criticised an “insufficient” scheme that “does not respond to the reality of the market”. “The commission must propose an operational text, not simply a text that is political grandstanding and may have negative or no effects,” it said. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221124/its-a-joke-spain-slams-eu-gas-price-cap/

HEALTH

MRI reveals never-seen-before spaces in brains of migraine sufferers:
– “To our knowledge, this is first study using ultra-high-resolution MRI to study microvascular changes in the brain due to migraine, particularly in perivascular spaces,” said study co-author Wilson Xu, from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. “Because 7T MRI is able to create images of the brain with much higher resolution and better quality than other MRI types, it can be used to demonstrate much smaller changes that happen in brain tissue after a migraine.” Among these changes were cerebral microbleeds, along with enlarged perivascular spaces in the centrum semiovale region of the brain, in the migraine sufferers. Full article: https://newatlas.com/medical/mri-spaces-brains-migraine-sufferers/

SPORTS

Football- World Cup 2022 Scores: Visit this link for the latest results
https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/2022-fifa-world-cup/scores

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Football- European Parliament declares, FIFA “has seriously damaged the image and integrity of world football”:
– The European Parliament warned this Thursday that the FIFA “has seriously damaged the image and integrity of world football” and considered that the corruption within this entity, at the center of the controversy for granting Qatar the celebration of the World Cup of football in 2022, is “rampant, systemic and deeply entrenched”.
– The resolution on the situation of the human rights in Qatar in the context of the tournament, approved this Thursday by show of hands, begins by lamenting “the death of thousands of migrant workers and the injuries suffered by workers during the preparations” for the World Cup and calls for “accountability” for them. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/fifa-seriously-damages-the-integrity-of-world-football/

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Tennis News- Davis Cup 2022- Spain Crashes Out- Borna Coric, Marin Cilic Win Singles Matches As Croatia Beat Spain To Make Semi-finals:
– Coric (pic) gave Croatia the perfect start when he beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 7-6(4).
– Cilic overcame an error-strewn display that included 15 double faults to beat Pablo Carreno Busta 5-7 6-3 7-6(5) in a thrilling match.
– Spanish powerhouses Nadal and Alcaraz were not available for this tournament.
– Croatia will play Australia on Friday for a place in the final. The other quarter-finals take place on Thursday as Italy face United States and Germany take on Canada. Photo: Jorge Guerrero
Full article: https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/davis-cup/2022/davis-cup-2022-borna-coric-marin-cilic-win-singles-matches-as-croatia-beat-spain-to-make-semi-finals_sto9240520/story.shtml 

CULTURE

The Barbizon Hotel- A sanctuary for women in midtown Manhattan:
– “What girl wouldn’t love this marvelous location to work and study for her future? Ambitious, discriminating young women have for years preferred the Barbizon,” read an advertisement in the April 1966 issue of The New Yorker that also listed the countless amenities (shops, beauty parlor, restaurants, a swimming pool and more) of a place that, from its construction in 1927 until its transformation into a luxury apartment building in 2007, helped to liberate the women of New York – and the world. In the city where trends are born, the Barbizon Hotel officially opened its doors in 1928; an exclusively female residence that, for decades, served as a refuge for some of the most fascinating women in the city and, by extension, the planet.  Liza Minnelli, Grace Kelly and Joan Didion were some of the young women who chose it as their base of operations at the beginning of their careers. Others, such as Margaret Brown, the “unsinkable” survivor of the Titanic, ended up there in their last years. However, it was another illustrious guest who inspired historian Paulina Bren to write The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free, the most exhaustive chronicle of this legendary beacon of sorority.
– “Reading Sylvia Plath’s novel, The Bell Jar, which is a fictionalized (barely!) account of her time in New York at the Barbizon in 1953, I was struck by the scene when the protagonist throws her entire wardrobe off the roof of the hotel. The hotel was located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 63rd Street and built in a style that architecture magazines defined as a “Romanesque sort of Gothic.” Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-11-24/the-barbizon-hotel-a-sanctuary-for-women-in-midtown-manhattan.html

OTHER

Wilko Johnson, British rocker who defied cancer, dies at 75:
– Wilko Johnson, the guitarist with British blues-rock band Dr. Feelgood who had an unexpected career renaissance after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, has died. He was 75. A statement posted Wednesday on Johnson’s official social media accounts on behalf of his family said the musician died Monday evening at his home in southeast England. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-health-europe-music-england-05a629f58d014a065294da84a48b3c16
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New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
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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, 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.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

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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

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Torrox: 952 531 030
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Weekly Markets
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DigameXtra No. 2416 Wednesday Nov. 23rd, 2022

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Félix Rossy Trío: Live Friday 25 Nov, 8pm
Ventana Abierta Jazz Club- Nerja
Félix Rossy (trumpet), Illya Alazbuhev (bass) &Rajiv Jayaweera (drums)
Félix Rossy is characterized by versatility and interaction through very diverse sounds- from slow, mysterious songs to grooves or more energetic.
The band will play their own compositions and also versions of Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Radiohead. In short, an opportunity to listen to original and high-voltage music.
Place: Hotel Plaza Cavana, #3, C/ Granada, Nerja
Price: Armchair 18€ / Stool 14€
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Concerts: Sedella and Cómpeta
This weekend, the Municipal Bands of Sedella and Cómpeta will celebrate the day of Santa Cecilia (22nd November – Patron Saint of Music) with 2 concerts under the direction of our director D. Pablo José Gómez Molina.
– Friday 25th November 8 pm in Cómpeta Church, Plaza Almijara
– Saturday 26th November 7.30 pm in the hall next to Sedella Church. In this concert we will also be joined by the Arenas Municipal Band. Refreshments will be offered afterwards. Support your local bands!
For more information contact Wendy 636677270 or wendy.sedella@hotmail.com 

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Concert: Velez-Malaga, 7 Bands, Sunday, 27 Nov.
Vélez-Málaga will celebrate this weekend a great concert of music bands to commemorate the ‘Day of Music’ feast of St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. The event will be held in the San Francisco Market next Sunday, 27 November, from 12.00 hours, with free admission and will feature the participation of seven bands of music of the Axarquia, who before starting the concert will perform a parade to reach the stage located in the Market. 

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For Opera Fans: Teatro Cervantes, Malaga
– This opera cycle will begin on Friday Nov. 25th and Sunday Nov. 27th with a double programme of Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana and will continue next year with the staging of Rossini’s masterpiece, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (24th and 26th February 2023), and Adriana Lecouvreur, Cilea (19th and 21st May 2023).
– Vigar has announced that since there are only a few tickets left for the performances on Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November, and with the aim of bringing opera to the greatest possible number of fans, the dress rehearsal on Wednesday 23rd (20.00 hours) will be open to the public. Invitations will be distributed from 8.00 a.m. on Tuesday 22nd at the Teatro Cervantes box office, with a maximum of two per person.
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https://www.teatrocervantes.com/en/genero/lirica/xxxiv-temporada-lirica/pagliacci-cavalleria-rusticana-1122

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SPAIN

Well-known insurer of cars Generali has been hacked: {Translation, summary}
– The insurance company Generali has acknowledged a cyber-attack on its business a few weeks ago. An ‘illegitimate access’ was recorded and customers were warned about it on 16 November.
– In the message Generali warns of this cyber incident, alerting anyone who has been a Generali customer in the past about the exposure of their personal data
– Personal data, such as name, ID card number, address, telephone numbers and even IBAN number may have been exposed Not all Generali customers had their policy direct debited, so for those the company never had their bank details.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/tecnologia/aseguradora-coches-hackeada-podemos-hacer_0_1740726983.html

 ANDALUCIA

Andalusia’s new climate change plan will condition all of the Junta’s laws: {Translation}
– The Andalusian government remains committed to going green. This was certified by the Executive on Tuesday when it began drafting the second Andalusian Climate Action Plan for 2023-2026. According to the Minister of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy, Ramón Fernández-Pacheco, who is also spokesman for Juanma Moreno’s government, this initiative is “stepping on the accelerator” in the fight against climate change.
– The Andalusian government’s green commitment also includes a new line of aid for municipalities in the region with between 50 and 100,000 inhabitants. For them, Juanma Moreno’s government has set aside one million euros in the new Andalusian budget, with the idea that these localities will be the scene of “innovative projects against climate change”.
– Regarding the new climate plan, Fernández-Pacheco pointed out that “nobody disputes” that Andalusia must tackle policies against climate change. Furthermore, the spokesman recalled how the region is a “particularly vulnerable” place in the face of the impacts of global warming. At the same time, “Andalusia is a pioneer and leader” in the fight against this reality, he boasted. “We are paving the way for many regions of our country to follow this path that the international community is inexorably marking out for us,” added Fernández-Pacheco.
– In line with this fight against climate change comes the second Andalusian Climate Action Plan (PAAC). The Andalusian government spokesman pointed out that it is a “transversal” plan that will permeate all the Junta’s policies in the future. The aim, according to Moreno’s government, is to make the fight against global warming an issue to be taken into account in all Andalusian legislation.
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– The plan, Férnandez-Pacheco advanced, has three fundamental lines: mitigation of emissions; adaptation of Andalusia to climate change; and communication and participation to raise public awareness. In addition, the plan contemplates the development of actions for each of the programmes in its time horizon. In this way, the actions are defined through specific programme sheets with information on, among others, the target population, the body responsible and the agents involved, with the identification of monitoring indicators, or the budget and source of funds.
– The results of the first operational programme of the Junta de Andalucía’s climate action for the period 2021-2022 have recently been presented, with a total of 119 actions compiled, and a committed investment of 1,783 million euros for the period, according to the spokesperson for the regional minister.
– The Andalusian spokesman insisted that the central government should support Andalusia as the venue for a climate summit. In fact, Juanma Moreno’s government has shown that it is open to negotiating the dates if Pedro Sánchez is not convinced by 2025. The intention, Fernández-Pacheco stressed, is to hold a summit “in a positive way” and without any desire to confront the central government. Photo:ABC. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/nuevo-plan-cambio-climatico-andalucia-condicionara-leyes-20221122165557-nts.html

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The DGT begins a campaign of surveillance and control of vans on roads of Andalusia: {Translation}
– From today until Sunday 27 November, the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) will carry out a campaign to monitor vans on the roads of Andalusia, where they will check that they comply with the regulations, especially in aspects such as age, MOT, insurance, load, speed and driver documentation.
– During the last campaign carried out in Andalusia, the agents of the Guardia Civil Traffic Group checked 13,440 of these vehicles on the roads, of which 1,002, 7.46%, were reported for not complying with some of the precepts of the regulations.
– The main reason for the complaints, 20.38%, was not having a valid MOT, bearing in mind that the average age of vans under 25 years old in Spain is over 12 years. Speeding, lack of insurance or failure to pass the MOT were other common offences.
– The campaign also includes the van driver’s compliance with the rules, as in the last control period they were mainly reported for not having the proper documentation, not wearing seat belts and testing positive for alcohol or drugs. Specifically, 13.5% of the complaints were for speeding, which amounted to 149 complaints; 8.79% were for not having the proper documentation for both the loader and the transporter, in accordance with the L.O.T.T.; and 4.7%, for not having the driver’s documentation in force, 52 drivers were reported. In addition, the Guardia de la Guardia’s Traffic Group detected 8 van drivers driving after having consumed alcohol or drugs.
– The loading of vehicles was another of the precepts to be checked, as the weight and distribution of the load is vital in the event of an accident. In the six days of surveillance, 66 drivers were reported for exceeding the permitted weight of their vehicle and another 32 for incorrect load distribution. It should be remembered that the greater the mass of the van, the greater the safety distance that must be maintained in order to stop the vehicle in time for any unforeseen event. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/dgt-inicia-campana-control-vigilancia-furgonetas-carreteras-andalucia/

AXARQUIA

Axarquía village to host Ukranian refugees in former care home:
– A former care home for elderly people in the Axarquía village of Almáchar is to be used to receive refugees fleeing from the war in Ukraine.
– The building, which was built over more than a decade ago, has been closed and unused for more than five years. At the end of 2019 it was thought that 22 people would move in to the home, but this has not happened. As such, the town hall has decided, following requests from the provincial and regional governments (the Diputación in Malaga and the Junta de Andalucía), to cede the building to the Red Cross for the temporary reception of refugees from the war in Ukraine. Photo: E. Cabezas. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/ukraine-refugees-20221122154142-nt.html 

EUROPE

Brussels proposes a 275 euro price cap on gas purchases: {Translation}
– The European Commission proposed on Tuesday to set a cap of 275 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) on the price of gas purchases that will be automatically triggered by exceptional price rises and will limit transactions on the regulated market for one month, although the mechanism will have an emergency brake to suspend it if it seriously disrupts the markets.
– This market correction mechanism will set the cap one month in advance for products on the Dutch futures market TTF, which is used as a benchmark for gas prices across the EU.
– The cap will be triggered if the Dutch price base reaches this maximum price and only if the price increase is not matched by a similar increase on the world market, which must also be 58 euros or more above the global average for two weeks, European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday. However, the measure does not include over-the-counter (OTC) markets.
– Brussels’ aim is to “achieve an immediate effect” on the market, although the mechanism carries the implicit possibility of being suspended if it causes “serious disturbances”.
– In addition, the price cap will be automatically deactivated if a monthly review shows that the conditions for its application are no longer met. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-bruselas-propone-tope-275-euros-precio-compras-gas-20221122160721.html

SPORTS

Football- World Cup 2022 Scores:
Sunday- Ecuador 2, Qatar 0
Monday- England 6, Iran 2; NL 2, Senegal 0; USA 1, Wales 1
Tuesday- Denmark 0, Tunisia 0; Saudi Arabia 2, Argentina 1
Source: https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/2022-fifa-world-cup/scores

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Football News- Ronaldo to leave Manchester United after criticism of club:
– Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo will leave with immediate effect, the Premier League team said on Tuesday, marking a bitter end to the Portugal captain’s second spell at Old Trafford after he said he felt betrayed by the club.
– An explosive interview with TalkTV this month – in which Ronaldo said he did not respect manager Erik ten Hag – had put him on shaky ground at the club he rejoined in August 2021 after winning eight major trophies with them from 2003-2009.
– United said last week they would address Ronaldo’s comments only after establishing the complete facts and added last Friday that they had initiated “appropriate steps” in response. Photo: Peter Powell. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/ronaldo-leave-manchester-united-after-criticism-club-2022-11-22/

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Football News- Why are World Cup games so long as average match sees 16 minutes of added time?:
– During the first four matches – Qatar v Ecuador, England v Iran, Senegal v the Netherlands and USA v Wales – there has been an incredible 64 minutes of added time. That’s an average of 16 minutes per game or eight minutes per half.
– The change in tactic from FIFA for this World Cup has been made in a bid to stop time-wasting and to increase the amount of actual game time where the ball is in play. It means that each and every World Cup game is likely to have more stoppage time at the end of both halves than what we have seen in previous tournaments and compared to what we have become accustomed to in the Premier League and the Champions League.
– Pierluigi Collina, chairman of the FIFA referees committee, explained the reasoning behind the new directive. “We want to avoid matches at 42, 43, 44 minutes from effective time. So the times of substitutions, penalties, celebrations, medical treatment or of course VAR will have to be compensated.”
Full article: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-games-lasting-long-25575110

FINANCIAL

Will you be able to ease your mortgage? Requirements, limits (and the small print) of the Government’s agreement with banks: This article is far too long to post here. If it interests you, I suggest you visit THIS LINK. The original article is Spanish but the link provided will display the Google Translate version for you in English.

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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:
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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

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DigameXtra No. 2415 Tuesday Nov. 22nd, 2022

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Jo’s Bar’s X Factor Party: Saturday 26th, 7pm-late
Entry is FREE! Starts 7pm at Jo’s Bar
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The Blue Stompers in Concert: Sat 26Nov, 7:30pm
Cambayá Club, Poligono La Azucarera 39, Antequera. FB 

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Free E-Scooter Repair Course Offered By Torrox Town Hall:
– On 29th & 30th of November we will be holding a 12-hour course on “Maintenance and repair of Electric Skateboards”.
This course is aimed at unemployed, active workers and those who want to improve their skills for new opportunities in the professional field. Maximum 15 people.
The course is completely free and will take place in the Multipurpose Building of La Rabitilla (Former Workshop School), from 9:00 to 15:00.
Those interested can register by emailing mcano@torrox.es Registration in order of application.
Take advantage of this opportunity to expand and improve your knowledge that can open up your job opportunities. FB 

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Art Exhibit- Nerja: The Nerjeña Art Association ANEDA exhibits its new works in the Municipal Hall in Almirante Ferrándiz street. The collective exhibition can be visited until 11 December from 11am to 2pm and from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. FB 

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Petanque- Canillas de Albaida: If you like petanque, sign up to attend the meeting that will take place in Canillas de Albaida next Wednesday, November 23rd. We would need to form a group of 15 people to participate. Come and join us and enjoy a nice day of petanque. Register at the Town Hall. Photo:FB. FB 

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and Cambridgeshire.
We are part of the ADH storage and Transportation company and as such have storage available in Competa and Peunte Don Manuel. Very reasonable rates.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
-Regular runs between UK and Spain
-Transport of personal property from full house moves to small single items
-Man & Van services
-Packing, including supply of packing materials
-UK Home shopping with UK delivery address
-Storage of property and vehicles in Spain
If we can be of service please contact Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required.  
UK: 0044 7846672013
Spain: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com ; FB Link
Our contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 

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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
Handyman service now available for those smaller jobs.
NEW- Water Deposit Installations: Due to the ongoing drought and current water restrictions SPW Construction are currently offering the following service.
– Supply and installation of new above or below ground water deposits. 1000 litres up to 25000 litres. Delivered and installed, all relevant plumbing. All work warrantied.
– We can also advise you or help to organise water deliveries from local suppliers. For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
Scott/Arenas.  Home Page and FB-Link
Our contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  

  

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For Sale: BOSCH power iron steam centre Sensixx B25L 2400W
40€. Carol – Nerja.
Email: carolellul18 at gmail dot com 

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For Sale, 2 items: Bicycles.
– Orus E4000 6 speed electric bike, lithium battery powered. 26″ aluminium frame with Shimano gears and brakes. 300 euros.
– Hard tail Kreidler DICE Big 6 MTB, very good condition and recently serviced. 350 euros.
Message Paul, Puente Don Manuel on 643186770 

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For Sale: Grey shagpile wool rug. Used, good condition. UK bought.
Dimensions 230 x 160cm. 50 euros
Collection only from Periana or Puente Don Manuel
Text/WhatsApp 605673976. Nikki, Periana 

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For Sale: Orbegozo Microwave, no grill. €20
Good condition, hardly used. Angela, Torrox Costa. 
Email: angiejrogers@gmail.com

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Wanted: I’m looking for 2 white bedside cabinets.
Please contact Maureen, Velez-Malaga, at
maureen_rego@yahoo.co.uk ; WhatsApp 711023418

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Ministry of Economy suffers another cyber attack that affects “very sensitive data”: {Translation, summary} 21Nov22, 11:07 CET
– ‘ABC.ES’ has revealed this hack, which has infected this Ministry, as well as other public agencies, and the Police are investigating “in secret.”
– The Ministry of Economy has been the victim of a cyber-attack in which hackers have accessed “very sensitive data” through the computer of one of its civil servants. The news has been brought forward by ABC, reporting that the incident became known last Monday 14 November and was reported by the attacked civil servant himself, who realised that someone had remotely accessed his computer without his consent when, after a few minutes of inactivity, he returned to his workstation and saw how the mouse was moving “on its own”.
– Technicians from the ministry’s IT department, the User Service Centre (CAU), “checked the computer for infection and removed the software installed to take control of the computer”, the newspaper reports, noting that the cyberattack “took place on the SARA network that connects the different public administrations, so it may have spread to other public bodies”.
– ABC specifies that the hacking affected the Analysis department of the ministry headed by Nadia Calviño, which prepares all the economic forecasts and contains “all imaginable macroeconomic and microeconomic data; production in all sectors, employment data including working and financial records, foreign balances, debt and confidential information on large companies”. According to the information, the National Police are carrying out an investigation under “strict secrecy”, which is in an “embryonic state” and whose “actions are secret”.
– It has not been ruled out that the cyber-attack is related to the one suffered by the Judicial Neutral Point of the General Council of the Judiciary last October, “when intruders stole entire databases of the services of the Tax Agency, Social Security and Foreigners’ Affairs”.
– As for who might be behind these offensives, ABC points out, based on sources consulted, that given their magnitude, they are more likely to have been perpetrated by “a strong criminal organisation or by a state than by a private individual”.
– According to José Manuel Garabito, a cybersecurity expert, the perpetrators are people with “very specific knowledge and who are part of the world of cybercrime”. He also points out that the stolen data could be offered for sale on the Deep Web and used, for example, to commit scams. “If you have someone’s income tax return, where they work, where they live, email, telephone and account numbers, you can target them with very specific attacks,” the expert explains. Source, Spanish: https://www.escudodigital.com/ciberseguridad/ministerio-economia-sufre-ciberataque-afecta-datos-muy-sensibles_53725_102.html

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These are the pets that the new Animal Welfare Law prohibits having at home: {Translation} 12/11/2022, 08:03
– The classic idea of having a dog or cat as a pet, or at most an aquarium with colourful fish, has been superseded for years by a wide range of possibilities that have turned the most varied and unsuspected species into ‘flatmates’.
– Eccentricities aside, the new Animal Welfare Law that came into force last summer has put a limit on animals that can be considered ‘companion animals’, leaving out options to which society has become accustomed over time.
– The reasons are clear. On the one hand, to preserve people’s health, which could be compromised by living with certain animals. One might think in the first instance of the transmission of diseases or poison, but the possibility of attacks due to outbreaks of aggression or mere behaviour should not be overlooked.
– On the other hand, to avoid a threat to the ecosystem in case the animal escapes from the home. Obviously, this group mainly includes non-native species or those that may be invasive or colonising in certain contexts.
– The new law also excludes species that are not easy to care for. Not only in terms of feeding, but also in terms of not being able to guarantee the natural behaviour they would have in their original habitat.
***Cases not allowed***
– In this way, the Directorate General for Animal Rights (an agency of the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030) has elaborated on the list of species disallowed in the new Welfare Act.
– This includes rabbits, but also rodents such as hamsters, guinea pigs, mice and chinchillas. Hedgehogs, which are considered potentially dangerous to other native animals, are also not allowed.
– Under the new rules, it will no longer be possible to emulate George Clooney and keep a Vietnamese pig as a pet. If
abandoned, as they are not easy to look after, they could cause overpopulation if mixed with wild boar.
Spiders are another species that is banned because of health concerns for humans.
– The presence of reptiles in the domestic environment has also now been revised: it is not possible to keep turtles in the home (due to the vulnerability -sometimes danger of extinction- of some species and their strength when searching for food, in the event of a clash with native species), nor chameleons, iguanas, snakes, lizards or geckos.
– Finally, non-native birds, such as parrots, lovebirds and even parakeets, are excluded from the list of permitted pets. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/salud/mascotas-nueva-ley-bienestar-animal-prohibe-tener-20221112123806-nts.html

TORRE DEL MAR

Christmas in Torre del Mar will feature a performance by Cantores de Híspalis and an innovative video mapping with daily shows: {Translation, summary}
– A month full of activities, concerts, parades, parades and music for everyone, starting on the 2nd of December, at 6pm, with the children’s parade and the official inauguration of the lighting. On the 2nd, we will also inaugurate our traditional free amusement park in the Plaza Juan Aguilar in Torre del Mar, open every day at 16:30 in the afternoon. At 19:00 hours, the big Christmas tree in our town will be illuminated, which will kick off a very full calendar of events”.
– As for the traditional Zambombá Solidaria, this year we are holding it on 9 and 10 December on the Paseo de Larios. We start on Friday morning with the prize-giving ceremony of the Cipriano Maldonado Children’s Drawing Competition. From 11:00. In the afternoon, at five o’clock, Christmas children’s show ‘El Color de la Alegría’. At seven o’clock, Queen tribute concert. And at 8 pm, pop with the group ‘Miss Gin’. As for Saturday, we will begin at 5 pm with the flamenco zambombá ‘Rumbolero’. At 6 o’clock, the show ‘Amargo’ and from 20:00 hours, we will have the performance of the Cantores de Híspalis, who bring us a show that will surprise everyone who attends.
– As was the case last Christmas, “we will have the traditional Christmas Market in the Paseo de Larios area, which will become another of the highlights of our Christmas. On the other hand, with regard to the Azucarera area, the cultural epicentre of Torre del Mar, from 3 December and throughout Christmas there will be an innovative video mapping with shows every day at 7pm and double shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7pm and 8pm,” said Atencia.
– There will also be chocolate, fritters, Gala of the Innocents, mini-campanadas, the Santa Claus parade, the Royal Mailman or the Three Wise Men and “we will have the performance of Javier Ojeda, leader of the band Danza Invisible, who brings his music to Paseo de Larios on 30 December. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-navidad-en-torre-del-mar-contara-con-la-actuacion-de-cantores-de-hispalis-y-un-novedoso-video-mapping-con-pases-diarios/ 

UK

Deal on UK licences in Spain agreed but still no exchange date:
– The UK Ambassador to Spain has confirmed that “two outstanding issues” delaying negotiations have now been resolved, although he didn’t confirm how many “weeks” it will be before in-limbo UK licence holders can exchange and get back on the road.
– The British Embassy has never explicitly explained the reasons why negotiations have gone on for over two years without much progress, with the only hint being that Spain asked for the provision of UK licence holders’ data to be part of the deal, something the UK did not want to agree to. Some Spanish laws have to receive approval from the Spanish Parliament and the Senate before they can come into force, extra legislative steps that can add months to the process. 
– However, all the British drivers residing in Spain – as well as Spaniards and other foreign nationals who have a UK licence – at least now have the peace of mind of knowing that they won’t have to sit their driving exam again in Spain.
– “At that point (when the law comes into force) you will then have six months to exchange your UK licence for a Spanish one and during that time you will be able to drive using your existing valid UK licence.” “Now I know this has not been an easy time for those of you who have been unable to drive,” the ambassador acknowledged once more about the mobility issues affected drivers have faced for months, especially those in rural areas. 
Full article:  https://www.thelocal.es/20221118/confirmed-deal-on-uk-licences-in-spain-agreed-but-still-no-exchange-date/

TECH

In Italy the Police Control The Internet- Police Tracked Traffic of All National ISPs to Catch Pirate IPTV Users:
– If your internet service or IPTV provider is based in Italy, your internet activity is being monitored by a police tracking system.
– Today’s general consensus is that hitting site operators is much more effective but whenever the opportunity appears, undermining user confidence should be part of the strategy. Italian police have been following the same model by shutting down pirate IPTV services and warning users they’re up next.
– Police also claimed that a tracking system made it possible to identify the users of the pirate streams. The letters to offenders suggest extraordinary and potentially unprecedented tactics.
– The letters state that Italian authorities were able to track the IPTV users by “arranging for the redirection of a