DigameXtra No. 2445 Friday Dec. 30th, 2022 – Next Issue, Tues, Jan 3rd

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Announcements

DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
– Saturday, Dec. 31st, New Years Eve
– Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2023, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
– Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday
– Saturday, Jan 7th, 2023. 65th anniversary of the Gibson Flying V guitar.

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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
Events Coordinator: + 34 711 077 576, Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com. Please call or email Kim if you plan to attend our events.
Upcoming Events:
Jan
– Tuesday 10th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox. Fun, fish and chips, and fellowship are guaranteed.
– Thursday 19th. Lunch at Al Andalus Maro
– Wednesday 25th. Burns supper at Al Andalus Maro. Dress code smart with a splash of tartan optional.
Feb
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Valentine’s lunch at Al Andalus Maro
Please visit us on our Facebook page 
or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

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Dukes Bar- Torrox Costa:
New Years Eve Party, Sat, 31 Dec w/ FREE Buffet
– Open NYE from 12:00 till 02:00
– We want to welcome our new and existing customers into the New Year by providing a free Buffet from 20:00 on the 31st December 2022. Bookings and walk-ins welcome.
– The Buffet will have 36 Hour Smoked Pulled Pork and a Variety of Light Bites.
Bookings can be arranged by phone or our Facebook page.
Address: Av. Garcia Penalver BLQ 79, Torrox Costa 29793
www.dukes.es ; info@dukes.es ;  Tel. 603 721 258 

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Concert- Carlos González – John Coltrane Tribute (Jazz):
Friday 30Dec 10:00 pm. Clarence Jazz Club
Calle Danza Invisible 8, CP 29620 Torremolinos
Information and tickets on our website www.clarencejazzclub.com or in the club. Video Link

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FREE Golf Day TODAY at iGolf: This Friday 30th December is a festive free fun golf day to say thank you to everyone who visited us in our opening few months.
Enjoy up to 2 hours of free golf on Friday 30th all day!
Book now! Call or WhatsApp: +34 634 831 500
email:admin@igolf.es
iGolf, Calle Sedella No.7 Local 15, La Cala de Mijas FB

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The Circles- Nerja: We will be open New Year’s Eve at midnight with Funky Disco, 70s-90s & Flamenco. Free. Calle Chaparil 5, 29780 Nerja.  FB 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY THRU JAN 3rd. Re-Opening Wed, Jan 4th. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits (prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! Winter Hours: 6:00pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/ We are DigameXtra sponsors, so our contact info can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

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Say good-bye to dull wrinkled skin. Embrace smooth, silky skin of your face with a natural glow for the NEW YEAR.
MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin

We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
**Free small testers are available on request** Please contact us to find out more or to order:
Email: margaret@moonette.es ; Homepage: www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @ moonetteskincare
Pinterest @ www.pinterest.es/moonetteskincare  / YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

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For Sale: All-In-One PC, HP20 by Hewlett-Packard w/ BIG Screen 
2014 model, upgraded and reconditioned by DoctorLaptop. €200
This computer is a thin, free standing 20″ HD display with the computer built-in. Just add a keyboard and mouse and you are ready to go.
– Fresh install Windows 10 Home with original activation licence.
– 1000Gb Hard drive; 6Gb RAM; AMD E1@1.4Ghz; Ethernet; 2.4Ghz wifi (no 5G)
– DVD; webcam w/ mic; built-in speakers; 2x USB3; 4x USB2; card reader.
See spec sheet and photo source: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04110007
Come try it before you buy. Good for internet & watching videos.
Buyer collects. DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 after 2pm. 

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For Sale: Two Elinchrom BRX 500 studio strobes complete as seen on the photo. 300 euros. Location Frigiliana. Phone Jimmy on 645053258 or
email: wilymot @gmail.com 

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For Sale: Electric Climastar Heater, beige stone front and convection, fully programmable 100cm x 50cm with wall mounting bracket. €100
I live between Canillas de Aceituno and La Vinuela
Call 671 22 25 95 email sally.colourstat@gmail.com 

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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

COVID

Spain warns of “very considerable” increase in coronavirus infections in China:
{Translation} MADRID, 29 Dec. (EUROPA PRESS)
– The Spanish government has warned that the change in strategy of the Chinese authorities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a phase of “coexistence” with the virus, has resulted in a “very considerable” increase in infections and a lack of palliative medicines, and has therefore urged people to take these circumstances into account when visiting the Asian giant.
– Since 8 January, China no longer applies quarantines, although tourist visas are still not issued and a negative PCR test carried out at least 48 hours in advance is still required. The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recalled in its latest travel alert that “if visiting the country, it is recommended to be up to date with vaccinations”.
– In this sense, it has recalled that “many restrictions” have been reduced or directly eliminated, especially in terms of mobility, and “mass PCR campaigns in urban areas” have been suspended, after the Chinese government applied for almost three years both approaches to stick to the strategy of ‘zero cases’.
– “The authorities are appealing to the population to voluntarily confine themselves to their homes, obtain medication to alleviate the adverse effects of COVID-19 and recover within 5-7 days,” the Foreign Ministry said in its recommendations, updated this week.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-espana-alerta-aumento-muy-considerable-contagios-coronavirus-falta-medicinas-china-20221229104320.html

SPAIN

DGT explains ways to find hidden fixed speed cameras in Spain:
– The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) in Spain has over 780 permanent and hundreds of mobiles speed cameras scattered across its roads that are often hidden from view.
– In order to avoid high-speed road accidents, Spain’s DGT has a wide network of fixed and mobile radars across the country that assist in controlling the speed of vehicles while ensuring drivers comply with traffic regulations. 
– But despite the fact that anybody can see the position of these cameras on the official DGT website, these devices are frequently out of the drivers’ direct line of sight. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/12/29/dgt-explains-ways-to-find-hidden-fixed-speed-radars-in-spain/ 

MALAGA

Puppet Festival for children – Malaga: {Translation}
– It’s time for activities and free time for the youngest members of the family these days in Malaga. The school holidays provide the opportunity to spend more time with children and they demand different plans, fun and entertainment these days when Christmas reigns supreme. Malaga knows this and its cultural agenda adapts to them, offering a multitude of opportunities for them, such as the Puppet Festival which will be held on 30 and 31 December and 2 January at the Eduardo Ocón venue in the city centre, on Paseo del Parque.
– The Department of Culture of Malaga City Council together with the La Caixa Foundation are organising this Puppet Festival during these three days to end 2022 and start 2023 in the most fun way, with family plans that will delight both young and old. Three different plays, with free access until full capacity is reached, in the Recinto Eduardo Ocón in the Paseo del Parque.
– This Friday 30 December, from 12:00 noon, the Puppet Festival kicks off with the play Christmas at the Bottom of the Sea, which will open this carousel of puppet shows at the Eduardo Ocón venue. A fun Christmas show starring Pitusa, a Pirate Elf who has arrived in Malaga by boat and will have to solve some problems.
– To whet the appetite before New Year’s Eve, on Saturday 31st December at 12:00, the second play, Where are the presents? will be shown, another successful formula in which puppets will delight the little ones as well as adults. The disappearance of the magic gem puts the gift factory in danger one week before the arrival of Christmas?
– Finally, already in 2023, on the 2nd of January from 12:00 hours will take place the play La casa de turrón y mazapán, closing this Festival of puppets in the centre of the city. It tells the story of Turrón and Mazapán, two funny cooking elves who are preparing the big New Year’s Eve dinner. The plays of the Puppet Festival do not require tickets and are free for everyone until the capacity of the Recinto Eduardo Ocón is reached. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/la-farola/Festival-Titeres_0_1751825179.html

EUROPE

Russia fires barrage of missiles, Ukraine condemns ‘senseless barbarism’:
– Russia fired scores of missiles into Ukraine early on Thursday, targeting Kyiv and other cities including Lviv in the west and Odesa in the southwest, sending people rushing to shelters and knocking out power in one of Moscow’s largest aerial assaults.
– Ukraine’s military said Russia had launched air and sea-based cruise missiles, anti-aircraft guided missiles and S-300 ADMS at energy infrastructure facilities in eastern, central, western and southern regions. The attacks followed an overnight assault by “kamikaze” drones. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-steps-up-kherson-shelling-dismisses-zelenskiys-peace-plan-2022-12-29/ 

RECALLS

Queso de Cabeza / Head-Cheese / Souse / Brawn / Hoofdkaas / Kopf Käse / Tête Fromage Alert: {Translation}
– The Spanish Food Safety Agency (AESAN) has been notified by the health authorities of the Basque Country about the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a sausage sold in supermarkets. The product in question is Susaeta cooked pork head meat.
– This alert extends to all batches currently on the market and to the whole product, regardless of its expiry date. According to the information provided by the AESAN, the initial distribution of the products has been in Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha, although they do not rule out distribution in other autonomous communities.
– There is no record of any case associated with this alert in Spain at the moment. However, they reiterate the danger of contagion and recommend that anyone who has this sausage or other products included in the alert at home should refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase. 
– In the case of having consumed this product and presenting any symptoms compatible with listeriosis, such as fever, headache, vomiting or diarrhoea, the agency recommends visiting a health centre. The agency also recalls the importance of extreme hygiene measures to avoid cross-contamination with other products. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/gastronomia/productos/la-agencia-alimentaria-retira-este-embutido-espanol-de-los-supermercados-y-pide-que-no-se-consuma-5088033/ 

TECH

What are “Data Centers”? How do I get a job there? Free training for high paying technology jobs in Spain at the new data centers: {Translation}
– Data centres are one of the drivers of the new economy, they are key to the process of digitalisation of the economy. In these specialised facilities, communications and company servers are concentrated in order to include the services of the digital economy in a more efficient and sustainable way.
– Of course, these infrastructures are also important for boosting employment. It is estimated that they will be responsible for creating 2,000 new direct skilled jobs in the next four years. And up to 10,000 indirect jobs. 
– But what can we study if we want to work in a data centre? Some jobs, especially in the technology sector, are so new that there are no faculties or academies specialising in these skills. This is one of the reasons why there are currently 120,400 unfilled positions in the technology sector, 70% more than last year. 
– To alleviate this shortage of professionals, the Spanish Association for Digitalisation (DigitalES) have promoted two free courses that will start in February 2023.
– The initiative will start with two free training itineraries and 17 specialities. Both itineraries will be taught 100% virtually (online) and will have a theoretical and a practical part, during which the operation of real data centres will be emulated. 
– The incorporation of training itineraries for cloud-related specialities is already being planned.  
***New professional profiles*** 
– The students, who are recommended to have a background in electronics or mechanics, will be able to specialise in the following two professional occupations: 
1.- CPD service technician (around 550 hours). 
Assembling and maintaining telecommunications and audiovisual installations, CCTV and electronic security installations, telephone switchboards and voice and data network infrastructures, sound and public address systems, radio installations, automated systems and computer equipment. Installing, configuring and maintaining isolated or networked microcomputer systems. 
2.- DPC infrastructure technician (about 710 hours) 
Assembling and maintaining infrastructures of low-voltage electrical installations, electrical machines and automated systems, cooling/aircon and ventilation installations, applying current rules and regulations, quality, safety and occupational risk prevention protocols. Source, Spanish: https://www.escudodigital.com/formacion/son-nuevos-cursos-gratuitos-trabajar-en-centro-datos_54067_102.html
More info, Spanish: https://www.digitales.es/nota-de-prensa/digitales-impulsa-el-primer-piloto-para-formar-tecnicos-de-servicio-y-mantenimiento-de-centros-de-datos/

SPORTS

Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died:
– Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died Thursday. He was 82.
– The standard-bearer of “the beautiful game” had undergone treatment for colon cancer since 2021. The medical center where he had been hospitalized for the last month said he died of multiple organ failure as a result of the cancer.
– “Pelé changed everything. He transformed football into art, entertainment,” Neymar, a fellow Brazilian soccer star, said on Instagram. “Football and Brazil elevated their standing thanks to the King! He is gone, but his magic will endure. Pelé is eternal!” A funeral was planned for Monday and Tuesday, with his casket to be carried through the streets of Santos, the coastal city where his storied career began, before burial. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/pele-soccer-star-dead-f2c5f7d2771b96dbd854cb025ab2563a

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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 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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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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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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

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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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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DigameXtra No. 2444 Thursday Dec. 29th, 2022

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– Saturday, Dec. 31st, New Years Eve
– Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2023, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
– Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday
– Saturday, Jan 7th, 2023. 65th anniversary of the Gibson Flying V guitar.

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– Thank you to those of you who donated. 
– Issues take 6+ hours a day to assemble, 6 days per week.
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El Valle Asociacion: Happy New Year!
El Valle Asociacion is ringing in 2023 with the following January events. Celebrate with us!
– January 2 – Club Night: Dinner at Asador in Puente Don Manuel
– January 12 – January Walk: We will start off at 11AM and will go on a circular route through Velez-Malaga, to finish at the outdoor market and with lunch (menú del día, 10 euros) at El Canillero. Meet at the first roundabout in Centro Ciudad Velez at 11AM.
Call Carol at 635291532 or come to Meson Sara in Puente Don Manuel between noon and 1PM for more details.

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Chiringuito Mambo- Torrox Costa: Live music Fri, 30Dec. 3pm
Latin Hits “Cuando calienta el Sol” with Johny Chiu
Come to the sun and the heat at the Chiringuito Mambo, Johny Chiu with his Latin Hits of all times will warm up the evening this last Friday night of 2022. There will be surprises as always and good sound for you! FB & Video Link

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New Years Eve Concert: Mentally Ska’d
Want to dance the New Year in? Come and join us for a fantastical night of ska & reggae at Table Mountain, Los Ventorros, Comares. tel 650193777 

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What Happened To The Billions In EU Funds For Covid Relief?:
{DigameXtra Editorial}
– What happened to all that money? The national and regional gov’ts had such grand plans, to rebuild the social/business fabric of society! Oh, so many promises were made, project budgets proposed, plans developed, and of course the political brownie points made in speeches expounding on the coming growth we would see.
– Andalucia even tried to factor €3billion of it into their 2023 operations budget for a while, and announcements of budget surpluses were made with great fanfare. Soon after, the EU watchdogs reserved the right to monitor disbursements sourced from EU funds, and that great sum could no longer be spent at the discretion of regional officials to pad their budget. I saw no news updates about the Andalucia budgets losing that huge income, or the downward adjustments in budget that would be required as a result. How odd.
– Well, look around. Do you see improvements we were promised by the grinning Sanchez in numerous speeches, who was so proud of his successful lobbying for recovery funds in Brussels? Have all the vacant commercial properties filled up with thriving new enterprises? Have public services improved? Has your quality of life recovered?
– The answer is no, or no more than you would expect without those EU recovery funds.
– As soon as the Ukraine invasion occurred, and the energy crisis arrived, the gov’t and their lackeys in the press took advantage of the new crises to bury the EU Relief Funds story. Some billions of EU funds did arrive around that time, and seem to have fallen to the same black hole as the 2008 EU Housing/Banking Crisis Recovery Funds disappeared into.
– Those of us who who have been here for 12+yrs may remember the uncompleted highway projects with unfinished ramps to nowhere, financed by the 2008 recovery funds. A few years after those funds were spent, an embezzlement scandal erupted, involving construction services taking loads of money, faking supply purchase orders and then going bankrupt before completing projects, with little of the money ever recovered. Yup, same black hole.
– As some of these new EU Recovery Funds are not grants, but are in fact loans that will require repayment; the taxpayers will be on the hook for that. But where did that money we will be repaying go? Did we receive any benefit from the funds we will pay for? I smell another huge scandal on the horizon for our Socialist leaders. 

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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

SPAIN

Second vice-president, socialist Díaz, admits truth on the lowering of VAT on some foods, “It is not a measure that we believe can help”:
{Translation}
– The Second Vice-President and Minister of Employment and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, considers that the lowering of VAT on certain foods in the shopping basket, included in the Royal Decree-Law on measures to deal with the economic and social consequences of the war in Ukraine approved for a final vote yesterday, “is not the measure that she believes can help”.
– However, she defended the fact that the tax measure for certain foodstuffs included by the government “is not what the conservative Popular Party and the large distributors want”. “What they wanted was an absolutely generalised reduction in VAT on foodstuffs, and this is not happening in any way”, she stressed.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/macroeconomia-00338/noticia-diaz-bajada-iva-algunos-alimentos-no-medida-creemos-pueda-ayudar-20221228125643.html

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The PP plans a hot January for President Sánchez as releases of corrupt embezzler officials due to begin: {Translation, summary}
– The Sanchez government achieved its goal of ending the year with the crime of embezzlement reduced. From the PP, however, they are not going to give truce to the Executive with this matter and, in fact, they are already preparing a hot January against Pedro Sánchez for this decision focused on the first releases of corrupt people that will begin to be approved at the beginning of 2023.
– Last Thursday, with the whole of Spain awaiting the Christmas lottery draw, the Senate approved the reduction of the crime of embezzlement that ‘exonerates’ politicians who have not benefited financially from the fraudulent use of public money they were responsible for managing. The reform, tailor-made for the pro-independence leaders behind the pro-Crime, will, according to the PP, provoke “the same effect as the ‘only yes is yes’ law”, shortening the sentences of convicts, and clogging the courts with case reviews.
– The PP’s expectation, explains this source, is that the judges, from the second week of January, will begin to study the requests they are already receiving from “lawyers of politicians convicted of corruption”, and that the first judicial decisions will be taken as a result of the reduction of embezzlement. Source, Spanish: https://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/pp-enero-caliente-sanchez-excarcelaciones-corruptos.html

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The pension system is unsustainable and Minister of Social Security Escrivá knows it- pension spending reaches a new record of 10,943 million, 6.15% more… and on January 1 pensions will rise 8.5%: {Translation}
– Spending on contributory pensions reached a record 10,943 million euros in December, 6.15% more than in the same month of 2021, the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration reported on Tuesday.
– Bearing in mind that pensions will rise from 1 January by 8.5%, the Sánchez government is taking us straight towards bankruptcy, both for Social Security and for the Spanish economy, because the current level of public spending is clearly unsustainable.
– The average pension in the system amounted to 1,095 euros per month in December. This amount, which includes the different types of pensions (retirement, permanent disability, widowhood, orphan’s pension and family allowance), has increased by 5.3% in the last year.
– The average retirement pension in the system is 1,259.8 euros. By schemes, the average retirement pension from the General Scheme is 1,407 euros per month, while the lowest is in the Self-Employed Scheme, at 838.6 euros/month. In the Coal Mining sector, the average monthly pension is 2,455.4 euros, and 1,398.7 euros in the Sea Scheme. The average amount of new pension registrations in the system amounted to 1,378.65 euros per month in November 2022 (latest data). The average widow’s or widower’s pension is 781.7 euros per month.
– Three quarters of December’s contributory pension payroll went to retirement pensions, 72.6%, or 7,939.6 million euros. Widow’s and widower’s pensions accounted for 1,842.1 million euros, while permanent disability benefits amounted to 982.6 million euros, orphan’s benefits to 150 million euros and benefits for family members to 28.8 million euros.
– Spending on contributory pensions stood at 11.7% of gross domestic product (GDP) in December, lower than in 2020 (12.4% of GDP), a year conditioned by the impact of the pandemic on GDP, and also lower than in 2021 (12.1% of GDP). Source. Spanish: https://www.hispanidad.com/economia/sistema-es-insostenible-escriva-sabe-gasto-en-pensiones-alcanza-nuevo-record-10943-millones-615-mas-1-enero-se-revalorizaran-85_12039302_102.html

MALAGA

Doctors report big increase in respiratory illnesses in Malaga province:
– There has been a significant rise in the number of people with colds and flu in Malaga recently and staff at health centres with emergency departments say they are seeing as many as 400 cases a day.
– The symptoms normally begin with a sore throat and runny nose, and then a fever with temperatures of 38 – 39 degrees for 24 to 48 hours. The patients normally recover within five days and medical staff say they are seeing very few cases with complications.
– During the worst days of the illness, patients with flu may also suffer pain all over their body and sometimes a bronchial infection. Some have reported vomiting and diarrhea at first as well, similar to gastroenteritis. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/cold-flu-respiratory-infections-20221228102636-nt.html

NERJA

Nerja receives €1,000,000 from the Diputación Provincial for the Municipal Library: {Translation, summary}
– The Municipal Library will have a surface area of 811 square metres and will have large spaces divided into three floors, a terrace overlooking the sea and two basement floors. “It will be a modern, spacious and functional library, which will be located in the surroundings of the Balcón de Europa, the tourist heart of Nerja”.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/nerja-recibe-1-000-000-eros-de-la-diputacion-provincial-para-la-biblioteca-municipal-plan-de-infraestructuras/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Kyrgios’s late United Cup withdrawal surprises Australia team mates:
– Kyrgios, who is ranked 22nd in the world and reached this year’s Wimbledon final, was set to lead Australia in the joint ATP and WTA event, which is being held in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth and offers ranking points and $15 million in prize-money. Organisers said the 27-year-old, who was due to face Britain’s Cameron Norrie in his first singles match on Thursday in Group D, withdrew due to injury.
– Alex de Minaur, who will now move into the number one men’s position for Team Australia, wanted to avoid discussing Kyrgios and focus on the upcoming event. Photo: Guglielmo Mangiapane. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/australias-kyrgios-withdraws-united-cup-with-injury-2022-12-28/ 

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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

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Local Police
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DigameXtra No. 2443 Wednesday Dec. 28th, 2022

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– Saturday, Dec. 31st, New Years Eve
– Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2023, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
– Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday
– Saturday, Jan 7th, 2023. 65th anniversary of the Gibson Flying V guitar.

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Donations From 4,520 Subscribers = 71 (€1845)

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2022 Goal = €3745 (Naythan gets €2/hr for editing 6hrs/day)

Fundraiser Update: Almost half way to the goal with 11 days remaining in the fundraiser.
– To those yet to donate, please help me reach the goal so I can receive €2 per hour for the work I do everyday providing what many consider to be a valuable community asset! 
– Thank you to those of you who donated. 
– Issues take 6+ hours a day to assemble, 6 days per week.
– Last year’s donations totaled €2400, providing me €46/wk for 36-hour weeks, or €1.28 per hour.
– I am now aiming for the princely sum of €2 per hour, requiring total donations of €3745, the current goal. If the new goal is not reached by January 7th, it’s not the end of the world, but some changes will need to be made. In that case, DigameXtra MAY change to a 5-days-a-week publication schedule, Monday thru Friday only, in mid January. There may also be some minor rules changes to lighten my editing workload. It all depends on the donations received in the next 2 weeks. It all depends on YOU!  

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16 Strings – Trio: January 13, 8:00 p.m.
Ventana Abierta Jazz Club, C/ Granada 3,
Hotel Plaza Cavana, Nerja
Carlos Pino (guitar); Phil Wilkinson (guitar); Francis Posé (double bass)
https://www.ventana-abierta.es/jazz.html  & Video Link

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Car Dog Crate. With a sloping side. Size 100 x 80 x 68cm.
60 euro. Buyer collects. Jenny / John, Torrox
Tel: 622 067 357. Email: jmainwood01@gmail.com 

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For Sale: iPad 6, in excellent condition with screen protector and it includes a case as well as the Apple charger. The colour is gold. No marks on this iPad and is ready for use. 150€ ovno
Helen, between Vinuela/Alcaucin. 634327738 

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For Sale: Brand New Laptop. Acer Extensa 15
Windows 11 English, Keyboard Spanish
15.6″ Full HD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Intel N4020 @ 1.1GHz Base – 2.8GHz Burst
8Gb RAM, 256Gb SSD, Intel UHD 600 Graphics
Ethernet, Wifi 2.4/5, HDMI (No VGA, No DVD)
2x USB2, 1x USB3.1
Large Touchpad, Webcam, headphone port
Heavy Duty Hinges. Light weight 1.9Kg, 6 hour battery
Fully setup, updated, ready to use. Factory warranty. 
€380, buyer collects. Naythan, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com 

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Editor’s Note: The fuel subsidy ends this weekend. Drivers may want to get one last fill-up before petrol prices jump higher next week.

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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

COVID

In Andalucia, 1,156 new cases of covid and 18 deaths have been recorded: {Translation}
– Andalucia has registered 1,156 positive cases of covid-19 in the last seven days, some five hundred fewer than last week (1,667), while 18 people have died from the disease, seven fewer, according to the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs on Tuesday.
– The total number of infections since the start of the pandemic in the region is 1,625,654, with 15,587 deaths.
– The accumulated incidence in the over-60s at 14 days stands at 61.57 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, which represents a decrease of about eight points compared to last Tuesday.
– In terms of vaccines, 20,065,199 doses have been administered since the start of the pandemic, with 7,636,270 people receiving at least one dose. In addition, 7,480,592 people have received the full course and 1,289,766 booster doses have been administered in autumn 2010. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1156513/andalucia-registra-1156-nuevos-casos-de-covid-y-18-fallecimientos/

SPAIN

Scrooge Sanchez- Gov’t Plan For Inflation Relief Provides Almost No Benefit To Average Person- will give one-off 200 euro payment to earners of under €27,000, will freeze rents for 6 months, ends fuel discounts:
– This is the plan President Sanchez thinks will save us from inflationary ruin. It must still pass a final vote before enactment, and is sure to face strong opposition from all but the hardcore Left who made the proposal. I’ve read several similar articles in various Spanish papers, which mostly support the progressive gov’t  positions. Nearly all the comments, hundreds of them, are attacking Sanchez and the socialists for this proposal. Many are suggesting this will create a huge gain in support for the Conservative and far Right parties, something the most recent poll confirms, details in article further down. -Ed.
– In energy matters, it is expected that the bonus of 20 cents per liter of fuel will disappear as it was known up to now. Specifically, the aid will no longer be universal and will be limited to the sectors most affected by the impact of the energy crisis, such as carriers.
– The Executive has decided to attack the increase in the shopping basket by lowering the VAT for 6 months on some foods such as fish from 10% to 4%.
– With the future Housing Law completely stagnant, the Executive will renew the limit of 2% in updating the rental prices that are renewed annually. But in addition, and after the pressure exerted by United We Can, new contracts will also be frozen for at least six months. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-will-give-200-euros-to-rents-of-up-to-27000-euros-and-will-freeze-rents/

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Fill Up This Week!- Spain ends fuel discount for almost all drivers:
– On Sunday January 1st 2023, almost all of Spain’s 27 million drivers will no longer have access to the 20-cents-on-the-litre subsidy on petrol, diesel and other types of fuel. This comes after the Spanish Cabinet decided to finalise its offer to the country’s population on Tuesday December 27th, as part of changes to its new ‘anti-crisis’ package which includes rent caps, VAT cuts on food and an extension to free public transport.
– The only drivers that can continue claiming the fuel discount in Spain in 2023 are transport workers such as truck drivers, as well as those in the agricultural, fishing and livestock sectors. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221227/spain-ends-fuel-discount-for-almost-all-drivers/

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Latest Poll Shows Huge Losses For Progressives/Socialists- Feijóo (PP) would win with 143 seats, almost 40 more than Sánchez (PSOE), and would reach 182 seats with Vox: {Translation, summary}
– The PP led by Alberto Núñez Feijóo would win the general elections with 33.2% of the votes and would win 143 seats, almost 40 more than Pedro Sánchez’s PSOE, which would obtain 26% and 104 deputies, according to a GAD3 survey for the Partido Popular to which Europa Press has had access.
– This poll, whose fieldwork was carried out between 16 and 21 December with 1,209 interviews, gives Vox an estimated 39 seats and 13.9% of the votes; Unidas Podemos 24 seats (10.4%); and Ciudadanos 1.8% of the votes, but would not achieve representation in Congress.
– According to data from the polling company headed by Narciso Michavila, the centre-right bloc of PP and Vox would win a total of 182 seats, a comfortable absolute majority, compared to the 128 seats won by PSOE and Unidas Podemos, the current governing coalition.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-feijoo-ganaria-143-escanos-casi-40-mas-sanchez-llegaria-182-escanos-vox-encuesta-pp-20221227125503.html

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The Government temporarily limits the increase in highway tolls: {Translation, summary}
– The new anti-crisis plan of the Government imposes a ceiling of 4% on the concessionaires in the rise in prices compared to the 8% that should be due to the escalation of the CPI.
– The Ministry of Transport reports that between 2023 and 2026 it will subsidize part of the income that the concessionaires will stop receiving next year due to the containment of the increase in tolls.
– Specifically , a line of 23.3 million euros is enabled to finance the reduction of the rate increase in 2023, and the obligation is established for the General State Administration to provide the necessary items to partially mitigate the increase between 2024 and 2026. Source, Spanish: https://www.vozpopuli.com/economia_y_finanzas/gobierno-limita-forma-temporal-subida-peajes-autopistas.html

ANDALUCIA

EU’s fishing quota cutbacks could sink the Andalusian fleet, the sector fears:
– The cuts are likely to affect 65% of the region’s fishing fleet and cause serious problems for those who trawl in the Mediterranean, they claim.
– The agreement in Brussels means that the 64 trawlers will be able to operate in the Mediterranean for fewer than 150 days a year, and this comes on top of cutbacks of 37% which have already been applied in recent years. The decision will mean millions of euros in economic losses, the sector says.
– In 2023 the EU will also reduce the quotas of red prawns which can be caught in the Mediterranean by 5% for the first time.
– For the fishing fleet in the Atlantic, there will also be a reduction of 36% in the crayfish catch and this will make the situation inviable for many boats, say sources in Andalucía. Fifty trawlers will be affected, and they account for 40% of the total fleet. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/fishing-cutback-fears-20221227105944-nt.html

ENERGY CRISIS

Putin bans Russian oil exports to countries that implement price cap:
– President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday delivered Russia’s long-awaited response to a Western price cap, signing a decree that bans the supply of crude oil and oil products from Feb. 1 for five months to nations that abide by the cap.
– The Group of Seven major powers, the European Union and Australia agreed this month to a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil effective from Dec. 5 over Moscow’s “special military operation” in Ukraine. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/putin-bans-russian-oil-exports-countries-that-imposed-price-cap-decree-2022-12-27/ 

CULTURE

Performers’ fees, resold tickets and ‘rock & roll’ – Can we still afford to go to concerts?:
– Amid a rise in the illegal resale of tickets, exorbitant and fluctuating prices and scams, buying a concert ticket has become a risky proposition these days. Recently, controversy over the high cost of tickets in a Ticketmaster pre-sale for Taylor Swift’s new tour was so loud that it reached the political realm. In the summer, Bruce Springsteen likewise angered many fans with astronomical ticket prices for his concerts.
– Whenever such controversies occur, the question of whether concert tickets are overpriced comes up. And if they are overpriced, why is that the case? Are there enough measures being taken to combat scam ticket websites? Below, we explain the process of pricing and purchasing tickets. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-12-25/performers-fees-resold-tickets-and-rock-roll-can-we-still-afford-to-go-to-concerts.html

SOCIAL MEDIA

Piers Morgan’s Twitter account posts offensive messages about Queen and Ed Sheeran in apparent hack:
– The content of Piers Morgan’s Twitter account temporarily disappeared on Tuesday, following an apparent hack.
– His official account shared a series of posts overnight, containing false information, racial slurs and abusive messages directed at people including the late Queen and singer Ed Sheeran, according to reports.
– Despite intervention, some problematic posts remained visible in his tweets, tweets and replies, media and likes, into Tuesday afternoon.
The former Good Morning Britain (GMB) presenter is a frequent tweeter, and has 8.3 million followers. He is yet to publicly address the apparent hack. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/piers-morgans-twitter-account-shares-string-of-offensive-messages-after-apparent-hack-12775183

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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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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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DigameXtra No. 2442 Tuesday Dec. 27th, 2022

Welcome to DigameXtra !

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule UPDATED– No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
– Saturday, Dec. 31st, New Years Eve
– Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2023, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
– Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday
– Saturday, Jan 7th, 2023. 65th anniversary of the Gibson Flying V guitar.

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Fundraiser Update: Almost half way to the goal with 12 days remaining in the fundraiser.
– To those yet to donate, please help me reach the goal so I can receive €2 per hour for the work I do everyday providing what many consider to be a valuable community asset! 
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– Issues take 6+ hours a day to assemble, 6 days per week.
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– I am now aiming for the princely sum of €2 per hour, requiring total donations of €3745, the current goal. If the new goal is not reached by January 7th, it’s not the end of the world, but some changes will need to be made. In that case, DigameXtra MAY change to a 5-days-a-week publication schedule, Monday thru Friday only, in mid January. There may also be some minor rules changes to lighten my editing workload. It all depends on the donations received in the next 2 weeks. It all depends on YOU!

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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***
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
February
– 03rd – 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
– 17th – A trip to Finca de la Torre, Bobadilla for a tour of their Olive Farm. Price is 55€pp and includes a tour of the Vineyard, olive oil tastings, 3 course lunch, coach and drivers gratuity.
March
– 03rd – 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
May
May 10th – 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 4* 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

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Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche: Lecture Series & Events
– On Monday Jan. 23 at 11AM: U3A History Session: Sue Harrison will continue her timeline (Islamic Invasion Part 2 Cordoba), and John N. with The Battle of Velez Málaga. Interesting history times to come…
– The January Bio Beach U3A second Wed. Lecture is cancelled in January due to the holidays. We will make it up in Feb. when we’ll present two in one month, both at 11am.
– On Wednesday Feb. 8th: The Spanish Civil War: On Feb. 8th at 11am, join us for a heartfelt discussion on what started in July 1936. If you remember last year, I presented La Desbandada, to commemorate the carnage on A340 in our area. This year, The Deadly Dry Run for WW2, a 22mn video will feature background comments (in English) to help our verbal momentum. Jose Manuel Cabezas Cabello, will facilitate the discussion, post viewing the video. This promises to be an educational and sobering session.
– On  Wednesday Feb. 15th: Great 20th Century Crooners features 17 different artists and 29 tracks from these singers. The presentation traces the evolution and development of the musical style of crooning from the 1940’s onwards.
– Art Gallery: Exhibition of Paintings and Objects. Local artist Coby Bloemsma is exhibiting her latest work (pic) in the restaurant of Bio Beach Club. Semi-abstract in style, Coby’s paintings often have the human figure as subject. She uses acrylics and mixed-media. Her objects and sculptures are made from recycled materials. The exhibition is on until April 2023 and open during the opening hours of the restaurant. Closed on Tuesdays. Website: www.cobybloemsma.com
Bio Beach, publicity contact: norma2kk@aol.com

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Winter 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 fantastic afternoons of class entertainment. Sundays at 2.00pm. Availability is limited 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 advisable!
– 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 advisable.
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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Concert- One for my Baby: Friday, Dec 30th 9pm
Auditorium Villa De Salobreña. Entry €15
We conclude this musically successful year with a concert in our beloved Salobreña. One for my Baby will perform songs from our latest CD “Life is like” combined with new compositions and some Jazz/Funk standards.
Info & Tickets at:
https://bravoentradas.es/es/events/one-for-my-baby-jazz-funk-fusion
The band “One for my Baby” is a project of Dirk Van Halewyck (Belgian composer / singer) and Kiko Aguado (composer / arranger / guitarist and musical director), formed in 2014, with members from Salobreña and Granada. The band is made up of eight top-level jazz musicians from the Andalusian jazz scene. 

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Velez-Malaga Children’s Shows:
Dec 27 & 28 at 6-7:30pm, Dec 30 5:30-7:30pm. Info at:
https://velezmalagavivelanavidad.com/

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Services Wanted/Offered

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Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

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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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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens, cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos, all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
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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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
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.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes:
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 

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BluCee would like to wish all DigameXtra readers a Very Happy New Year!:
Thank you to all of you who have entrusted us with your property this year.
We so often hear “we saw you in DigameXtra!”
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday, however and wherever you celebrate it, and a happy and healthy New Year.
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I want to rent a motor home for a month in early ’23. Maybe purchase one later. For one person. Non smoker, no pet. It’s a new venture for me to revisit inner Spain. Any advice +/- would be most appreciated.
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SPAIN

Storm Ephraim eases drought – most reservoirs recover to 2021 levels: {Translation, summary} 26/12/2022 04:50
– This week, the storm Efraín has caused severe flooding, especially in Extremadura, where it has even split a road and cut off villages. Rainfall has caused many problems, but has also left positive notes: Spanish reservoirs will close the year at the same level as last year when the forecast was to have a dry winter that would aggravate the drought situation that hit the Spanish countryside hard during the summer.
– The reservoirs are currently at 42.01%, compared to 42.31% at this point last year. This figure has been achieved thanks to the rainfall over the last two weeks.
– This makes it possible to close the year in the positive, although far from the forecasts that were made in the summer, so the news is good. The problem is that Spain is, for the second consecutive year, far from the average of the last ten years, which stands at 52.68% at this point in the year.
– Extremadura, which was precisely the region most affected by the storm, has achieved a record recovery in water levels: in just one week, the reservoirs have gone from including less water than in the last two years to exceeding both graphs and remaining very close to the average for the last ten years. The growth has been 13.75%, offering 49.41% of the total capacity, well above the 36.82% with which it closed 2021. Cáceres was the province with the highest increase in Spain, with a spectacular 21.97%. The second, Segovia, with a growth of 13.51%.
– In other places such as Andalusia, Ephraim has allowed for a lukewarm recovery. Andalusia is the region with the lowest percentage of water in reservoirs (28.37%), but the recent growth of 4.4% allows the crisis that the region has been experiencing for months now to be somewhat mitigated. Critical level provinces, such as Almería and Córdoba, are both below the 20% level
– Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid have suffered a similar effect: both were below the levels of other years and thanks to the storm Ephraim, they have managed to recover the figures of 2021.
– In Castile and Leon, Ephraim has only affected the southern area, Segovia. In the northern area (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country), the levels are similar to previous years
– On a positive note, the Valencian Community is the only autonomous region with levels above those of the previous two years, also exceeding the average of the last ten years. Source, Spanish: https://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/fuertes-lluvias-palian-sequia-forma-subita-pasado-ano-lejos.html

MALAGA

Renfe’s low-cost high-speed trains will start operating Malaga service next year: The first private operator, low-cost Iryo trains, will be running a rival service to and from Madrid from 31 March and Renfe’s own low-cost Avlo trains (pic) will also start in 2023. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/avlo-lowcost-highspeed-train-spain-20221226105038-nt.html

NERJA

Nerja population increases to 21,450 inhabitants: {Translation}
– The population of Nerja continues to increase and stands at 21,450 registered inhabitants compared to 21,018 the previous year. By gender, women, with 10,921, outnumber men, with a total of 10,529.
– Nerja thus maintains its position as the third largest municipality on the Eastern Costa del Sol-Axarquia in terms of population.
Source, Spanish:
https://www.axarquiaplus.es/nerja-aumenta-su-poblacion-hasta-los-21-450-habitantes

ENERGY CRISIS

The price of electricity rises by 41% this Tuesday, to 113.72 euros/MWh: {Translation, summary}
– The average price of electricity for regulated tariff customers linked to the wholesale market will rise this Tuesday to 113.72 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), which represents an increase of 41.6% compared to Monday.
– In this way, the price of electricity once again exceeds the 100 euro/MWh barrier, a level it has not reached since 19 December. The cheapest price was set on Sunday, Christmas Day, at 10.63 euros/MWh, the lowest level since May 2021.
– In the auction, the average price of electricity in the wholesale market – the so-called ‘pool’ – stands at 109.49 euros/MWh on Tuesday. The minimum price, 62.09 euros/MWH, will be from 03.00 to 04.00 hours, while the maximum price will be recorded between 18.00 and 19.00 hours, with 164.69 euros/MWh, according to provisional data from the Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE) collected by Europa Press.
– Added to this pool price is the compensation to gas companies, which must be paid by consumers who benefit from the measure, consumers on the regulated tariff (PVPC) or those who, despite being on the free market, have an indexed tariff, which for this Tuesday stands at 4.23 euros/MWh, according to provisional data.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-precio-luz-sube-41-martes-11372-euros-mwh-20221226132102.html

HEALTH

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during Christmas feast in Spain:
– Platters of prawns form part of the traditional feast on a Christmas table in Spain and every Spaniard knows that sucking on the freshly removed head is the very best part.
– However, the Spanish Food & Safety Agency, (AESAN) issued an advisory warning diners not to suck the heads of such shellfish because of the health risks associated with cadmium. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201217/dont-suck-prawn-heads-spain-issues-health-warning-ahead-of-christmas/ 

SPORTS

RIP – Kathy Whitworth, winningest pro golfer in history, dead at 83: Kathy Whitworth, whose 88 LPGA Tour victories are the most ever by a player on a pro tour, passed away suddenly on Saturday while celebrating Christmas Eve with family and friends, her longtime partner Bettye Odle said. She was 83. Photo: Richard Heathcote. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/kathy-whitworth-winningest-pro-golfer-history-dead-83-2022-12-25/ 

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Weekly Markets
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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

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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. 2441 WEEKEND EDITION Saturday Dec. 24th, 2022 – Christmas Eve

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– Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
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– Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2023, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
– Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday
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Trapiche Market is now closed for the festive season:
The stall holders would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.
Next market is from 09:30 hrs on Tuesday 10th January 2023.
Please view 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 / +34 627 877 164
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Country Rock Christmas: Angela Hoodoo Band. Sun, 25Dec 23:30
ZZ Pub. C/ Tejon y Rodriguez 6, Malaga. FB
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Málagalingo Spanish School- Torrox Costa:
The most relaxed and fun Spanish lessons, overlooking the sea in Torrox Costa. We would like to inform you that:
Our School Will Be Open Christmas And Every Day In December And January, except for the holidays on 26th December; and 2nd and 6th January.
The rest of the days the school will always be open and we will continue with our Regular Courses and also with Intensive Courses as usual.
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Also if you are just passing through.
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From total beginners.
We look forward to seeing you!
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TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
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Sell your items here, to locals, for cash, without the shenanigans.

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Say good-bye to dull wrinkled skin. Embrace smooth, silky skin of your face with a natural glow for the NEW YEAR.
MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin

We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
**Free small testers are available on request** Please contact us to find out more or to order:
Email: margaret@moonette.es ; Homepage: www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
Follow us on social media:
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For Sale: HAYDON Butano/gas fire, good working order, used daily, gas bottle not supplied! 10 euros
Maureen, Rincon de la Victoria, can meet in Torre del Mar, Centro Ingenio. Contact Email: moclimo@gmail.com or 670377973

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Editor’s Note: Not much real news as the holiday weekends approach and writers take long weekends off.

AXARQUIA

Axarquia will have temperatures up to 23 degrees until the next Thursday: {Translation, summary}
– 0%. That is the probability of rain in the next few days in the Axarquia. That means that today, Christmas Eve, Christmas and the following days the “good weather” will be present in our region. Sunshine, rather spring-like temperatures and the logical humidity will be present these Christmas days. Today, Velez-Malaga has the highest temperatures in Andalusia as in previous days. 23 degrees which has incidentally caused many people to stroll along the beach and enjoy a spring-like Friday. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-nochebuena-navidad-y-dias-posteriores-la-axarquia-tendra-temperaturas-de-hasta-23-grados/

SPACE

When will astronomers unveil the truth about the seven planets in ‘solar system 2.0’?:
– The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) meets the 7 intriguing exoplanets orbiting star TRAPPIST-1.
– A mere 39 light-years from Earth, a close neighbor in cosmic terms, the TRAPPIST-1 star is not sun-like. The star is about a 10th of the sun’s mass and about as wide as Jupiter. However, it’s what orbits it that gets exoplanet-hunters excited. Three planets were discovered in 2016 by a Belgian telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile called TRAPPIST – the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope. 
– “We know the TRAPPIST-1 planets are made of stuff just like Earth,” Lewis, an exoplanet scientist at Cornell University, said. “So they might have Earth-like atmospheres.”
– Can JWST find out what’s in the atmospheres of these seven rocky exoplanets? Webb’s NIRSpec instrument makes it the only telescope capable of identifying the signatures of molecules such as methane, carbon dioxide and oxygen, possible signs of life on the surface and clues to the makeup of a planet’s atmosphere. After promising work decoding the gases present in the atmosphere of WASP-39b, last week astronomers finally got a glimpse of JWST’s first look at the TRAPPIST-1 system. Full article: https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-trappist-planets

OTHER

The Kinks Christmas Concert 1977 at The Rainbow
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-Juke box music
-Sleepwalker
-Life on the road
-A well respected man/Death of a clown
-Sunny afternoon
-Waterloo sunset
-All day and all of the night
-Slum kids
-Celluloid heroes
-Get back in the line
-The hard way
-Lola
-Alcohol
-Skin and bones
-Father Christmas

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 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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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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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
– Danish Church Services. On Saturdays 24th of December.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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

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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. 2440 Friday Dec. 23rd, 2022

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– Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
– Saturday, Dec. 31st, New Years Eve
– Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2023, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
– Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday
– Saturday, Jan 7th, 2023. 65th anniversary of the Gibson Flying V guitar.

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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
Events Coordinator: + 34 711 077 576, Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com
Upcoming Events:
Jan
– Tuesday 10th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 19th. Lunch at Al Andalus Maro
– Wednesday 25th. Burns supper at Al Andalus Maro. Dress code smart with a splash of tartan optional.  
Feb
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura 
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox 
– Thursday 23rd. Valentine’s lunch at Al Andalus Maro 
Mar 
– Friday 3rd. Lunch at La Herradura 
-Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
-Thursday 23rd. Lunch at Al Andalus Maro 
Apr 
-TBC Lunch at La Herradura 
-Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lews Restaurant Torrox
-Saturday 22nd. April Masquerade Ball
-Sunday 23rd. TBC St George’s Day at the Chapel Bar Nerja
-Thursday 27th. Lunch at Al Andalus Maro 
May
-Friday 5th. Lunch at La Herradura 
-Tuesday 16th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox 
-Thursday 25th. Lunch at Al Andalus Maro 
June
-Friday 2nd. Lunch at La Herradura 
-Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox 
-Thursday 22nd. Armed Forces Day Lunch Al Andalus Maro 
Please visit us on our Facebook page 
or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

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Dukes Bar- Torrox Costa:
New Years Eve Party, Sat, 31 Dec w/ FREE Buffet
– Open NYE from 12:00 till 02:00
– We want to welcome our new and existing customers into the New Year by providing a free Buffet from 20:00 on the 31st December 2022. Bookings and walk-ins welcome.
– The Buffet will have 36 Hour Smoked Pulled Pork and a Variety of Light Bites.
Bookings can be arranged by phone or our Facebook page.
Address: Av. Garcia Penalver BLQ 79, Torrox Costa 29793
www.dukes.es ; info@dukes.es ;  Tel. 603 721 258 

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The Circles- Nerja: We will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at midnight with Funky Disco, 70s-90s & Flamenco. Free. FB 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY 4DEC – 3JAN. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits (prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! Winter Hours: 6:00pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/ We are DigameXtra sponsors, so our contact info can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

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Butchers- Carnicería Elvi: Torre del Mar
– We offer home delivery by calling 678410295 and 636818657.
– The delivery schedule is from 9am-2pm.
– Since 1982 we offer first quality meats:
Beef T-bone steak
Suckling lamb “Tierra de Sabor”
Veal from Bierzo and Avila
Argentinean roasts
– Come and see our offers on hams:
Gran Reserva Nicolás de la Alpujarra, 48 euros a piece.
Reserva Famadesa, 45 euros a piece.
El Pozo hams over 8 kilos, 49 euros a piece.
We also prepare our own products, such as chicken and beef stuffed ready to cook, and of course, the best Iberian sausages.
Location is Calle Infantes, 6, Torre del Mar 

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Are you still dealing with scammers on Fakebook Marketplace?
Sell your items here, to locals, for cash, without the shenanigans.

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For Sale: Olive press. Size: about 45 cm diameter. Possible to make about 5l oil per batch. Price 90€
Goran, Nerja; email: golof46@gmail.com

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Property Swap: 3 bedroom , 2 bathroom village house in Competa, open to exchange for a rural property. Eleanor, Competa.
Contact by WhatsApp 642313052 or by
email: learnreikiinspain@gmail.com 

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For Sale: All-In-One PC, HP20 by Hewlett-Packard w/ BIG Screen
2014 model, upgraded and reconditioned by DoctorLaptop
This computer is a thin, free standing 20″ HD display with the computer built-in. Just add a keyboard and mouse and you are ready to go.
– Fresh install Windows 10 Home with original activation licence.
– 1000Gb Hard drive; 6Gb RAM; AMD E1@1.4Ghz; Ethernet; 2.4Ghz wifi (no 5G)
– DVD; webcam w/ mic; built-in speakers; 2x USB3; 4x USB2; card reader.
See spec sheet and photo source: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04110007
Price €200. Come try it before you buy. Good for internet & watching videos.
Buyer collects. DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 after 2pm. 

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News & Articles

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Editor’s Note: Not much real news as the holiday weekends approach and writers take long weekends off. Mostly pre-written feel-good holiday stories, El Gordo lottery announcements, and articles about radical new laws supposedly being passed, that actually still have 3 months of reviews and modifications to survive before the final results are again voted on. Much ado about nothing.

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LOTTERY – El Gordo

Christmas Lottery: Source, https://www.20minutos.es/

EUROPE

Kremlin says US is fighting ‘indirect war’ with Russia in Ukraine as Zelensky visits US and Biden promises Patriot missile systems:
– Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky visited the United States in a surprise one-day visit Tuesday, where he was warmly received by the Congress and secured further US financial and military aid.
– Speaking on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said his visit to Washington suggests that the United States “is continuing its line of de facto fighting an indirect war with Russia”. 
– Russia on Thursday accused Ukraine and the United States of turning a deaf ear to its concerns after Zelensky made the historic visit to Washington. “We can say with regret that so far neither President Biden nor President Zelensky have said even a few words that could be perceived as potential readiness to listen to Russia’s concerns,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
– “President Biden will announce a significant new package of nearly $2 billion of security assistance for Ukraine. It will contain a very important new capability: a Patriot missile battery, which will be a critical asset to defend the Ukrainian people against Russia’s barbaric attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure,” the White House statement said.
– Russia warned Washington last week against supplying the Patriot system to Ukraine. The US has already supplied Kyiv with HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and NASAMS ground-based air defense systems, among other military aid. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20221222-live-kremlin-says-us-is-fighting-indirect-war-with-russia-in-ukraine
Additional reference: https://www.dw.com/en/us-president-biden-to-announce-patriot-missiles-for-ukraine-during-zelenskyys-visit-to-washington/a-64172166

Please Joe, stop sniffing my hair!

RECALLS

Metal fragments found in ice cream cake sold at IKEA:
{Translation, summary}
– The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has been informed of the possible presence of metal fragments in the 400g ‘Daim’ brand chocolate almond ice cream cake, manufactured by Almondy and sold in IKEA shops.
– The alert concerns batch ‘L2130’, with an expiry date of 18/11/2023, which has been sold in IKEA shops in Andalusia, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Castile and Leon, Basque Country, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia and Valencia, although it is not ruled out that it may have been redistributed in other autonomous communities.
– The AESAN recommends that people who have products affected by this alert in their homes refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase, where they are already being recalled.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1153831/alertan-de-la-presencia-de-fragmentos-de-metal-en-una-tarta-helada-vendida-en-ikea/

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 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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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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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
– Danish Church Services. On Saturdays 24th of December.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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

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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 
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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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DigameXtra No. 2439 Thursday Dec. 22nd, 2022

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Malaga’s Noche en Blanco 2023 now has a date: It will be held on Saturday, 20 May 2023. Photo: Pepe Gomez. 

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Torrox Schedule of Holiday Season Events Dec and Jan:
Do not miss any of these activities that we have prepared for your families to enjoy. Today, Thursday, 22 Dec, Two events. “Coro las Nieves” a parade through the historic center of Torrox and later in the evening a concert, Joana Jiménez presents her show “Cantando la Navidad” in Teatro Villa de Torrox. 

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Nerja Schedule of Holiday Season Events Dec-Jan:
See it here: https://www.nerja.es/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/20221201-programacion-navidad.pdf

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Christmas Concert – Rondalla Sierra Almijara: Thurs, 29 Dec 9pm
Villa de Nerja Cultural Center, Nerja. €5
C/ Granada 45, Nerja, 29780
La Rondalla was formed in April 2006 with the intention of preserving the local musical tradition and opening new avenues of expression for string musical groups. In addition to the traditional songs of the area, there are Latin and classical songs.
Info & Tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/rondalla-sierra-almijara/

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For Sale: Bedroom furniture. Full set, all matching, plastic, 70 euro
– 2 bedside tables with draws, depths 34 cm x 53 cm width x 55 cm height good condition
– 1 commode 4 draws 43 cm deep 104 cm wide 70 height ok condition
– Mirror matching for on top of commode
– Headboard matching bedside tables
Buyer collects, more pics on request
Julia, Nerja. Whatsapp 694448600 

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For Sale: Aspes Ideal underworktop fridge. Freezer compartment needs flap hinge replacing but perfect fridge for normal use, Can be seen working. Buyer to collect as no vehicle to transport. 25€
Jon, Archez – 634321967 

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For Sale: Men’s FILA trainers. Worn once. Selling because too small. 20€. size eur 44/ uk 9½. More pics on request.
Lorena, Torrox Costa. Whatsapp +34 697909990
lorenamob AT hotmail DOT com 

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For Sale: Ladies black leather boots. Size 40 / 6.5. Excellent condition, always stored with boot supports. Cost £100 from Clarks, for sale €30. Contact Sam at La Vinuela on Email: sam.seabrook70@gmail.com 

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SOLDFor Sale: Professional Fast & Powerful Tower Computer
Dell XPS 8900 – Top of the line with massive storage 
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SPAIN

Spain’s Ministry of Health announces its vaccination schedule for 2023:
– Spain’s calendar of vaccinations for the year 2023 has just been approved, and applies to everyone resident in the country who is eligible for treatment under the Spanish Health Service. Next year there will be some changes, as follows:
*Invasive Meningococcal Disease*
– First, parents are advised to have their children vaccinated against against Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) because of the severity of the illness and its consequences. In Andalucía, the vaccination against Meningitis B is given to all babies in three doses, when they are two, four and 15 months old, against Meningitis C at four months and Meningitis ACWY at 12 months and 12 years old.
*Flu*
– Next year the Vaccination Calendar also includes a flu jab for children aged between six months and four years 11 months old.
*Herpes Zoster*
– The third vaccine to be incorporated next year is against Herpes Zoster, for the over-65s. This illness is particularly prevalent in the over-50s and especially in women.
*Human Papilloma Virus*
– The final change in 2023 is that the vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus is recommended for boys as well as girls. From January, all children over the age of 12 will receive this vaccine in two doses, with a six month gap in-between. Source: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/vaccination-schedule-20221220180917-nt.html

MALAGA

Replica of historic sailing ship arrives at Malaga port as part of world tour:
– The first circumnavigation of the world by ship, known as the Magellan–Elcano expedition, was made by the Spanish carrack (sailing ship) the Nao Victoria, between 1519 and 1522.
– Five-hundred years on, the special anniversary is being celebrated with a world tour which will be stopping off in Malaga from Thursday 22 December until 15 January.
– The ship will be docked at Muelle Dos in Malaga port and the public will be able to go aboard and look around, imagining the lives of the sailors back in the 16th century during the voyage which was beset with danger (the Nao Victoria was the only one of the original five ships in the fleet to complete the three-year journey).
– The sailing ship is open to the public from 10am until 7.30pm every day except 24 and 31 December and 5 January when it will be open from 10am until 2pm, and 25 December, 1 and 6 January 4pm until 7.30pm.
– Tickets are available from the ship or online: https://www.fundacionnaovictoria.org/es/
Source & photo: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/replica-historic-sailing-ship-world-tour-20221221122747-nt.html 

RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA

El Cantal park will provide a 15,000 square-metre recreational space in Rincón de la Victoria: Rincón de la Victoria town hall is to open a wooded park area located near the town’s Cueva del Tesoro on 15 January. It has invested 260,000 euros in the new 15,000 square metre facility which will be known as El Cantal park and aims to provide a space for recreation. Full article & photo: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/woodland-area-rincon-victoria-20221220222416-nt.html 

EUROPE

Cash remains the most frequently used means of payment in stores but electronic payments grow further, ECB study shows:
– Cash is still the most frequently used means of payment at the point of sale, but its share is declining according to the latest study on the payment attitudes of consumers in the euro area, published today by the European Central Bank (ECB).
– Cash was used for 59% of point-of-sale transactions in 2022, down from 72% in 2019. It is the means of payment most often used for small-value payments in stores and for person-to-person transactions. A majority (60%) also consider it important to have cash as a payment option. Consumers perceive cash as helpful to remain aware of their expenditures, to protect their privacy and to allow transactions to be settled immediately. 
– Overall, consumers are satisfied with their access to cash, with a large majority of consumers finding it easy to get to an ATM or a bank to withdraw cash in most countries. Full article: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.pr221220~62a7c988ef.en.html

TECH

GodFather Android Banking Trojan Targeting Users of Over 400 Banking and Crypto Apps:
– An Android banking trojan known as GodFather is being used to target users of more than 400 banking and cryptocurrency apps spanning across 16 countries.
– This includes 215 banks, 94 crypto wallet providers, and 110 crypto exchange platforms serving users in the U.S., Turkey, Spain, Italy, Canada, and Canada, among others, Singapore-headquartered Group-IB said in a report shared with The Hacker News.
– The malware, like many financial trojans targeting the Android ecosystem, attempts to steal user credentials by generating convincing overlay screens (aka web fakes) that are served atop target applications.
– To scan your device for Android malware, install Malwarebytes For Android: https://www.malwarebytes.com/android
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/12/godfather-android-banking-trojan.html

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DigameXtra No. 2438 Wednesday Dec. 21st, 2022

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Today is 21 December, so it is Winter Solstice 2022: Details in the News Section

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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar December & January coming events & excursion Press Release:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours mornings only Wednesday and Friday 10.00 till 13.00 For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org
– Friday 30th December – Lucky Grapes. We invite you to join us to welcome in the New Year. We will eat our “Lucky Grapes” and raise a toast with cava for a Happy 2023 for all. Time 12.00 midday. Please purchase your tickets in advance at the Centre to help us with the catering arrangements. Ticket price 3 Euros. Proceeds for fundraising.
– Please note the Centre will be closed on Friday 6th for a National Holiday.
– Thursday 12 January – Excursion to Gibraltar for the Sales.  It is a chance to visit the various tourist attractions e.g. St Michaels Cave, cable car and tunnels. It is also an opportunity to purchase Duty Free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons Supermarket, please be aware that you might NOT be able to bring certain items back into Spain, so we suggest you check with the authorities. Masks will need to be worn at all times on the bus. We look forward to seeing you all. Ticket price 20 Euros, or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 18 Euros. Proceeds for fundraising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets) 7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS/ European ID Card required.
– Wednesday 18th to Wednesday 25th January – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. All are welcome to join in Prayers in various churches on the Costa del Sol. Please contact the Centre for information about the various venues.

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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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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Chocolate brown 2 seater sofa with matching chair, very comfy, 175 x 90cms 117 x 90cms. 175€. Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Professional Fast & Powerful Tower Computer
Dell XPS 8900 – Top of the line with massive storage 
-Win 10 Pro fresh install, with genuine activation
-Only 6yrs old, DoctorLaptop refurbished & upgraded
-Intel i7 6700k @ 4GHz base, 4.2GHz Turbo, QuadCore
-24Gb hi-speed RAM (DDR4 @ 2133MHz, professional grade)
-1x M2.SSD (system) 240Gb + 2x HDDs, 2000Gb each
-Video- GForce GTX960, 2Gb DDR5 w/ HDMI, 3x DP, DVi (No VGA)
-Built for Gaming, Video Editing & 24 Track Audio Multiplex Recording/Mixing/Editing/Mastering
-7.1‐channel (6 jack) Realtek ALC3861 High Definition Audio
-OverClock possible; Dual fans
-DVD with BluRay playback; 19-in-1 card reader
-4x USB 2.0 + 6x USB 3.0; ethernet; wifi 2.4/5
Includes: MS Office, new Logitech UK keyboard & new HP Mouse
Official Website: https://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/xps-8900-desktop/pd
New, with these upgrades, well over €2000, now €600 cash. Buyer collects. 
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa (Note: I have refurbed 2 of these, keeping one for myself, the most powerful PC I ever owned!)
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com ; 

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Old cat looking for new home: Humbug is apparently 19 years old but is agile and sprightly. She is deaf though, so will need a secure and safe outside space. She’s been living in a small flat with a sunny terrace and loves to find a patch of sunshine to sleep in. She is very sweet natured and loves to sit on your lap but she does not like other cats. For this reason she would be better as the only cat.
Her owner passed away at the weekend and we are desperate to re-home her. We did care for her for a few weeks at our home, but she was not happy with our cats and our land in the Campo is unsuitable for her. She does walk very well on her lead, but she needs somewhere where she’s free to go outside which she loves doing.
If there’s a kind soul that could take her please get in touch.
Barbara, Torrox (Humbug is in Torrox Costa)
Email: wickseyb at hotmail dot com 

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SPAIN

Spain’s Constitutional Court cancels PM’s judicial reform:
– Spain’s Constitutional Court has suspended judicial reform amendments pushed by Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s government, prompting outrage from the administration over the rare intervention.
– The penal code changes would have paved the way for renewing the mandates of four of the 12 judges on the Constitutional Court. The government says the changes are necessary to end a four-year partisan stalemate that has paralysed judicial appointments and increasingly hamstrung the court system.
– But the right-wing opposition Popular Party (PP) and its allies have accused the government of trying to stack the courts with leftist allies whose appointments it has sought to block.
– Late on Monday, the court said it had “decided to admit the appeal by PP lawmakers” against the proposed reforms to the penal code.
– Cabinet minister Felix Bolaños called the court’s intervention “extremely serious”. “The Constitutional Court has suspended the legislative action of the legitimate representatives of the Spanish people, which has never happened in 44 years” since the adoption of the Spanish Constitution in 1978, he said.
– But PP leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo (pic) welcomed the decision. “Today, our democracy is strengthened,” he wrote on Twitter, promising “to defend Spain and its institutions without fear or concessions”. Photo: Ondacero. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221220/spains-constitutional-court-cancels-pms-judicial-reform/

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Abascal announces a lawsuit against President Pedro Sánchez for a “great criminal conspiracy” to commit a “real coup”: {Translation, summary} 20/12/22
– The president of conservative party Vox, Santiago Abascal (pic), announced today that next Friday they will present a complaint before the Supreme Court against the president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, for “conspiracy to commit a crime” with the “separatist coup plotters” for the repeal of the crime of sedition and the reduction of embezzlement.
– Abascal has advanced the intention of his party to present this complaint in a press conference in Congress, after the decision of the Constitutional Court (TC) that paralyses the parliamentary processing in the Senate of the judicial reform promoted by the parties of the Government within the reform of the Penal Code approved last week in Congress.
– “What is happening is that Pedro Sánchez is agreeing with convicted criminals or fugitives to impunity for their crimes”, denounced Abascal, who, however, has welcomed the fact that the TC stops his “trampling” on the rights of deputies by the procedure used to push forward the reform of the Penal Code.
– The leader of Vox has insisted on the “extremely serious threat that this Government poses to coexistence, the rule of law, the Constitution and to Spain”, which is why he has stressed that attention should not be diverted from the “real coup” of Sánchez and his entire Government in what he has considered a “real conspiracy to commit a crime”.
– Abascal has not revealed the details of the complaint that they will present to the Supreme Court, only that they will register it on Friday against the President of the Government “and all those who have been involved in this great criminal conspiracy”.
– He did point out that, in addition to going to the Supreme Court, they will continue to work “tirelessly” to raise the announced motion of censure and alluded to the “millions of socialists who have been left without representation in Spain by the betrayal and lies of Mr. Sánchez”. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1151400/abascal-anuncia-una-querella-contra-pedro-sanchez-por-conspiracion-para-delinquir/

ANDALUCIA

Andalusian reservoirs reach 27.5 % of their total capacity: {Translation, summary}
– Thanks to the latest rains recorded this December, Andalusian reservoirs have reached 3,294 hm, which means that they are at 27.5% of the region’s total storage capacity.
– The report on the drought situation in Andalusia shows an increase of 615 hm3 (5 %) in the water stored thanks to the rainfall recorded between 5 and 16 December. This rainfall was recorded mainly in the provinces of Huelva, Cadiz, Malaga and Granada.
– The Sierra de Grazalema (Cádiz) was the place with the highest amount of rainfall, reaching 570.6 l/m3.
– The volume of water stored in reservoirs remains, however, below previous records for this time of year, at 50 % of the average for the last decade.
– The Guadalquivir has increased its reserves by 328.6 hm3 (+4%) to 1,859 hm3, 23% of its capacity. The Sierra Boyera reservoir has not recorded any inflows and stores 1.78 hm3 (4.5 %); Puente Nuevo has increased by 2 hm3 and is at 14.6 %; and Negratín has received 2.37 hm3 (+0.4 %) with the rains and gathers 108.6 hm3 (19 %).
– In the Andalusian Mediterranean basins, the rainfall has led to an increase of 38.34 hm3 (+3.3%) to 428.8 hm3 (37% of its total capacity).
– The distribution of rainfall has been very irregular and the reservoirs that have benefited most have been La Concepción (8.5 hm3), in Málaga; Rules (8.17 hm3), in Granada; and Guadarranque (7.3 hm3), in Cádiz.
– La Viñuela (Malaga) has added 2.4 hm3 and stands at 10.6 % of its capacity, while the reservoirs of El Limonero and Guadalteba (Malaga) and Cuevas del Almanzora (Almeria) have not increased their volume.
– In the case of Guadalete-Barbate, reserves have increased by 99.7 hm3 (+6%) and the basin has a volume of 447.1 hm3 of water in storage (27%).
– The increases recorded in Los Hurones (33 hm3) and Bornos (24.2 hm3) are particularly noteworthy, while the Tinto-Odiel-Piedras-Chanza basin increased its volume by 148.2 hm3 (+13%) to 558.6 hm3, i.e. 50%.
– The rains have brought 64.8 hm3 to the Chanza reservoir and 42.5 hm3 to the Andévalo.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1151314/los-embalses-andaluces-alcanzan-el-275-de-su-capacidad-total/

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Europe gripped by worst ever bird flu outbreak: Europe has been gripped by its “most devastating” ever outbreak of bird flu in the past year, European health authorities said on Tuesday as experts study the feasibility of vaccinations. Between October 2021 and September 2022, around 2,500 outbreaks of bird flu were detected on farms in 37 European countries, the European Food Safety Authority, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the EU said. In that time “some 50 million birds were slaughtered” on affected farms, the EFSA reported.
– The EFSA said that “for the first time” there had been no marked separation between two epidemic waves, as the virus was not brought under control in the summer. This autumn, the epidemic was more virulent than last year at the same time, with the number of infected farms 35 percent higher. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221220-europe-gripped-by-worst-ever-bird-flu-outbreak-eu

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Winter Solstice 2022 – Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year:
– The winter solstice is on Wednesday 21 December 2022. It marks the first day of astronomical winter, and the precise time of the solstice will be at 9:47pm GMT. This differs from meteorological winter, which always begins on 1 December, every year.
– There are two solstices every year, one in December and one in June.
– What is the winter solstice? The winter solstice is when the Sun reaches its lowest point in the sky, and here in the northern hemisphere, that results in the shortest day of the year. It’s not something that you can see, like a meteor shower or planet in opposition, but rather an event that occurs.
– The solstices (and the equinoxes) are the result of the interplay between Earth’s tilt and its orbit around the Sun. Full article: https://www.sciencefocus.com/planet-earth/winter-solstice-shortest-day-year/

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Martin Duffy, Primal Scream keyboardist dies aged 55: Martin Duffy, who played keyboards for Primal Scream and Felt, has died aged 55. The cause of death was a brain injury due to a fall at his home in Brighton, his bandmate Bobby Gillespie said. Duffy was born in Birmingham on 18 May 1967 and grew up in Rednal. Photo: Ollie Millington. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/dec/20/martin-duffy-primal-scream-and-felt-keyboardist-dies-aged-55 & Video Link


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