DigameXtra No. 2457 Thursday Jan. 19th, 2023

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Classic car show “Retro Malaga”: January 27, 28 and 29
Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Malaga (FYCMA) Exhibition Centre Located at Ortega y Gasset, 201, 29006 Malaga.
To sell your classic vehicle at Retro Malaga or if you want to participate as an exhibitor, send an e-mail to: info@eventosmotor.com
For more information head to the website: https://fycma.com
or call (+34) 952 045 500.

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Ristorante Pizzeria Michelangelo: We have re-opened with a new crew. Full Italian menu + seafood and meats. Wood fired brick pizza oven and pizza station in the middle of our dining room, creates a great atmosphere as the chef works. Our pizzas use fresh hand stretched dough, and all the finest ingredients. Take away available. Most pizzas €6 to €8.
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Cambrian Restoration And Antiques: 
With 50 years of experience in the antiques and restoration business in Europe and the United States, I have worked on a wide range of restoration projects and hold a varied stock of antique furniture, ceramics, rustic items, artwork, rugs, clocks, and many other interesting items, which I aim to sell off in order to retire.
My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– 2 matching ikea bedside units. Measurements 46 x 35 x 71cms Price 45€ the pair
– Bamboo/ wicker chair. 35€
– Wall hanging display units. Measurements 70 x 25 x 70cms 4 available Price 40€ (for the 4)
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
www. nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Electric Armchair. Senagron Relax Milan R-400 armchair with electric motor for assisting elderly or infirm to stand up from a sitting position, or to recline for comfortable relax. Also includes USB port for charging mobiles etc.
New in January 2022, colour grey, excellent condition.
Only used for a couple of months before owner moved to a residential home. Cost new 580 euros. Sale price of 270 euros (buyer to collect).
Magda /Derek/ Torrox Costa
Contact: Tel/WhatsApp 608424189 

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For Sale: Dog bed. New KNUFFELWUFF 80cm x 80 cm dog bed. High sided, soft, big separate inside cushion, luxurious, a reluctant sale, it’s too small for my GSD pup! The photo will give you a laugh.
40€ which will be donated to APAA Nerja (original price £85, can be viewed on the UK site)
carolellul18@gmail.com or 6261 252 87
Carol, Nerja, buyer collects please. Thank you 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Small scrap books, 9 scrap books size 17cm (6.75″) x 18cm (7″) with 10 plastic sleeves inside each one. Variety of colours as seen in the photo. They have never been used but a couple of them have very slight discoloration along the edge. 17 Euros for all of them. Would possibly separate.
– 50 craft envelopes. Size is to fit a 7″ x 5″ card. Cream coloured. Would guess they are 100 gsm. 8 Euros
– 40 blank cards with envelopes. Suitable for crafters. Size is standard A6, card 4″ x 6″. Several colours, some with matching envelopes and some with white. Cards around 250 gsm envelopes around 100 gsm. 10 Euros
Janet, Nerja. Tel. +44 7949371765
email: wildjanet100athotmaildotcom Can meet you at the Cepsa petrol station at the junction of the autovia on Frigiliana road. 

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

The experts of the Ministry of Health agree to “probably” remove the masks in transport: {Translation, summary}
– The mandatory use of masks on public transport, about to be history . The Ponencia de Alertas, the group of experts that advises the Ministry of Health on Public Health, has agreed that it is time to eliminate the ban on going without a mask on buses, trains, subways and planes . As Vozpópuli has been able to confirm by sources at the Conference, the specialists made this decision after Christmas, when they verified the good situation in which hospitals and ICUs are located. To make the measure effective, it was proposed to wait a period to see how the virus behaves in China, a period that ends next week. Source, Spanish: https://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/expertos-ministerio-sanidad-acuerdan-quitar-mascarillas-transportes.html

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A Catalan woman becomes the oldest person in the world at 115 years old:
– A Spanish great-grandmother who was born in the United States has likely become the world’s oldest living person at 115, a Guinness World Records consultant said Wednesday.
– Maria Branyas Morera is believed to have assumed the title following the death on Tuesday of French nun Lucile Randon aged 118, senior consultant for gerontology Robert D. Young said. Photo: Facebook.
Full article: https://www.ibtimes.com/spanish-woman-tipped-worlds-oldest-person-115-3658502 

MALAGA

Malaga will host an acrobatic kite exhibition in April on the beaches of Pedregalejo and El Palo: {Translation, summary}
– Malaga will host in April a great event of acrobatic exhibition of kites. The councilman of Tourism, Jacobo Florido, and the councilman of the Malaga East District, Carlos Conde, have announced this Wednesday in the framework of Fitur what will be called the International Kite Fest Malaga 2023.
– The event will take place on 29 and 30 April on the beaches of El Palo and Pedregalejo and will be a free event, as they explained.
– The festival will be attended by the pilots of classic kite and stunt kite most internationally recognized, although there will also be room for registration in amateur competitions for all ages.
– The program of the International Kite Fest Malaga 2023 is divided into three blocks: an exhibition part, a competition part and a third part for leisure.
– In the exhibition block, the main kite pilots of international recognition will offer shows of acrobatic flight, sports and aerial choreography. The competition section will host various forms of individual and team acrobatic flying, both in professional and amateur categories. Finally, the International Kite Fest Malaga 2023 will keep a space for leisure, with a wide program of recreational activities for all ages and families. Through this last program will be offered, among other proposals, activities for children, such as flying workshops to learn to fly kites or training to learn how to make them. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-exhibicion-cometas-playas-Pedregalejo-El-Palo_0_1758124699.html 

NERJA

Nerja’s first Conference on Contemporary Music: This will be held from January 27 to February 4 with a total of 6 free performances. For more information or to reserve a ticket email: museodenerja@cuevadenerja.es
Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/01/18/nerja-city-council-offering-free-tickets-for-contemporary-musical-performances/

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CORRECTION: The two hands of the woman mutilated and decapitated by her ex-boyfriend in Marbella are found at beach near Marbella: {Translation, summary}
– It was a citizen who was walking along the beach of the dunes of Calahonda, near Marbella (not Nerja, as originally reported by 20Minutos in the article posted yesterday), who found one of the members in the sand and gave notice to the Emergency Service 112 Andalusia at 15.15 hours. When inspecting the area, the Guardia Civil agents located the second hand. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/5093068/0/encuentran-playa-nerja-dos-manos-podrian-ser-mujer-decapitada-exnovio/
Correction Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/marbella/Hallan-manos-playa-cadaver-mujer-Marbella_0_1757826130.html

GRANADA

Aemet activates Amber Alert for Snowfall in Granada and Jaén:
– More than 70 incidents have been reported by the emergency services in the region of Andalucia today, Wednesday, 18. Most of the incidents attended have taken place in Eastern Andalucia. These have been due to falling trees, branches, tiles, rubble, cornices, rubbish bins, and even lampposts!
– AEMET has issued warnings due to heavy snow in the Guadix and Baza region of Granada and in the Cazorla and Segura region of Jaén, as well as due to coastal phenomena in Granada and Almería.
– Yellow alerts have also been issued for high winds in Axarquía, Ronda, Sol, and Guadalhorce (Málaga), in Valle del Almanzora and Los Vélez, Nacimiento and Campo de Tabernas, Levante, Poniente and Capital (Almería) , and in Granada (Coastal area). Full article: https://newsinspain.es/costadelsol-uk/2023/01/18/aemet-activates-amber-alert-for-snowfall-in-granada-and-jaen/

UK

UK – Spain driving licence deal: Britons urged to take medical exams:
– The British Embassy in Madrid has updated Brits in Spain on the latest UK driving licence negotiations, urging them to get a medical certificate in advance of an agreement.
– British Ambassador Hugh Elliott, in a new Facebook post on Monday said, “Work continued over the holidays and we are pleased to tell you that the legal checks have now been completed on both sides and the final processes required for an international treaty are now underway”.
– It also confirmed that the agreement was now ready to be passed on to the Spanish Cabinet for final approval, although still didn’t give an exact date on when drivers might be able to get back on the roads.
– The next step will be a formal exchange of notes before the final deal is published in the BOE or official state bulletin.
But, instead of just waiting for the deal to pass, the British Embassy has urged Brits without a valid licence to get their psicotécnico or medical tests done in anticipation. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20230117/uk-spain-driving-licence-deal-britons-urged-to-take-medical-exams/

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London hit with biggest transport and council tax rises in a decade:
– Tube and bus fares will increase by an average of 5.9 per cent – the biggest hike for more than a decade – while the mayor’s share of council tax bills will jump by 9.7 per cent, the biggest rise for 20 years.
– For the second successive year, bus fares will rise 10p, taking them to £1.75 from March 5. The daily and weekly cap on pay-as-you-go Tube fares will increase by up to 6.7 per cent, depending on how many zones are travelled.
– A ban introduced at the start of the pandemic on Londoners over 60 travelling for free before 9am is being made permanent from Wednesday – a move that will anger many thousands of pensioners but which will generate £40m a year in extra fares.
Full article: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/tube-fares-rise-council-tax-sadiq-khan-city-hall-london-b1053823.html

EUROPE

EU corruption scandal suspect cuts deal with prosecutors:
– Former Italian MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri (pic) has agreed to cooperate with investigators looking into the European Parliament cash-for-influence scandal, in exchange for leniency, the Belgian prosecution said on Tuesday.
– As per the signed deal, Panzeri commits to make statements to the prosecution about the parties involved and the crimes committed in the case. He is particularly expected to give information about the financial arrangements with other involved countries and the involvement of known and unknown people within the investigation, including individuals he admits to having bribed.
– Panzeri is one of four detained suspects in the case which has rocked the legislature. The four suspects are accused of receiving bribes to sway the European Parliament in favor of Qatar and Morocco. Both countries have denied involvement.
– The suspects’ arrest followed raids in Belgium and Italy last month that turned up €1.5 million ($1.6 million) in cash.
– Other defendants in the case include Greek MEP and former Vice President Eva Kaili, parliamentary aide Francesco Giorgi, and Italian NGO head Niccolo Figa-Talamanca. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/eu-corruption-scandal-suspect-cuts-deal-with-prosecutors/a-64431149

SPORTS

Tennis News- Hampered by bad hip, Rafael Nadal loses at Australian Open: The defending champion and No. 1 seed at Melbourne Park, Nadal injured his left hip and lost to Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round, abruptly ending his bid for a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam trophy. This is Nadal’s earliest exit at any Grand Slam tournament since bowing out in the first round in Melbourne in 2016 against No. 45 Fernando Verdasco. That also made Verdasco the lowest-ranked player to defeat Nadal in Australia — until, of course, McDonald on Wednesday. Full article & Photo credit: https://apnews.com/article/us-open-tennis-championships-sports-iga-swiatek-cristina-bucsa-bianca-andreescu-b1f4604039c44cf3454ac52607832ccf 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Meta WILL ‘free the nipple’- Facebook and Instagram lift ban on bare breasts because it ‘impeded right to expression for women, trans and non-binary people’:
– The board’s recommendation focused on Instagram’s ban of two posts by a couple, one of whom is transgender and the other non-binary, who posed topless but covered their nipples to raise awareness around “top surgery”.
– The board said that ‘the [old] policy is based on a binary view of gender and a distinction between male and female bodies,’ which makes rules about baring nipples ‘unclear’ for those who do not identify as women. But it also affects women, who have long fought to desexualize images of bare breasts while arguing that men are allowed to share their bare chests.
– ‘Such an approach makes it unclear how the rules apply to intersex, non-binary and transgender people and requires reviewers to make rapid and subjective assessments of sex and gender,’ the board said. (Uh huh… And this will help your crusade against child porn how?  These same reviewers, who’s work load you claim to want to lighten, will now have to decide which is a legal 18yr old boob, versus the illegal 16yr old boobs? That sounds like a lot more work than the 0.1% of the population requiring “subjective assessments of sex and gender”. -Ed.) Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11650241/Meta-free-nipple-Facebook-Instagram-lifting-ban-bare-breasts.html 

OTHER

Archaeologists find ‘world’s oldest runestone’ in Norway:
– Archaeologists in Norway on Tuesday said they had found a runestone which they believe is the world’s oldest ever discovered. The flat, square block of sandstone has carved inscriptions which may be the earliest known example of words recorded in writing in Scandinavia, the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo said.
– It said the stone was “among the oldest runic inscriptions ever found” and “the oldest datable runestone in the world.”
Older runes have been found on other items, but not on stone. The earliest known runic find is on a comb made of bone found in Denmark. Photo: Tone Bergland. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-find-worlds-oldest-runestone-in-norway/a-64427741 

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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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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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