DigameXtra No. 2460 Tuesday Jan. 24th, 2023

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Tribute to Julio Iglesias: Thursday 26Jan, 7pm
Chiringuito Mambo. Event by Johny Chiu.
Urb. Laguna Beach, Playa (beach path), Torrox Costa
tel 604287238 FB 

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Acoustic Jam Session / Open Mic: Thursday, 26Jan 9pm
Pub McClaud, C/ Juan Ferrnandez palma 4, Velez-Malaga. Bring your own instrument or play what’s on the stage. One pint for participants. FB 

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Tribute Concert to Mecano & Hereos del Silencio: Fri 27Jan
Don’t miss this, remember with us the best of Spanish music in the 80’s and 90’s. Doors open: 20.30 hrs. Concert start: 21.00 hrs. 16+.
Sala La Trinchera, C/ Parauta 25, Málaga. FB 

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Robbie Williams- XXV Tour 2023: Thur, 15/06/2023, 22:30
Marenostrum Fuengirola, Unicaja Bank Stage. €89-€175.
Info & tix: https://www.entradas.com/event/robbie-williams-xxv-tour-2023-marenostrum-fuengirola-16221168/ 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Gas heater with empty gas bottle Price 45€
– Walking frame with seat and folds Price 25€
– Table. Solid small square rustic coffee table 46 x 46 x 41cms Price 45€
contact Jackie /nerja 672180429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Marine / Boat Safety Bag. Including: Cobra Marine Radio
(Details here.), 3 Flares, Compasses, Marine knife, Marine rope. €100
-ITIWIT Paddleboard 10 Touring. Comes with paddle and pump.
(Details here.) €200 cash.
– Jobe Tribal Towable Inflatable complete with ropes for two people. (Details here.) €120 cash
Buyer collects. Contact Zoe, Nerja on 601640441
zoegodber@outlook.com 

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 For Sale: 2 items
– Double bed 150cc wide by 200cm long. VGC. €20
– Free standing headboard 155cm wide by 120 high. VGC. €5
Both items €25. Buyer collects I will assist, located in Competa.
Contact Brian at 641589759 

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For Sale: Technics SC-CA1080 stereo hi-fi sound system. 60 watts/channel. CD/twin tape deck/tuner. Remote control. Only €30. Can deliver locally. Adrian, Caleta de Velez. Contact on 660576506 phone/WhatsApp or
email lamplighters1152 at outlook dot com 

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For Sale: THULOS fan heater. 2 heat settings (2000w)
Cool air function. Fireproof housing. 10 euros
Elliot, Vinuela. tel 633250212
elliotlarner@hotmail.com 

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Almost two thirds of the cars in circulation in Spain are over 10 years old and 57% are diesel: {Translation, summary}
– Almost two thirds (63.6%) of the 25.34 million vehicles on Spanish roads are more than ten years old and 57% use a diesel engine, according to data for 2021 published by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).
– The figures also show that the average age of the car fleet in Spain in 2021 was 13.5 years (although it is now estimated to be around 14 years old), that 20.11% of cars (5.09 million units) were five years old or less and that 16.24% (4.11 million) were between five and ten years old.
In this respect, the car fleet with the highest percentage of vehicles older than ten years in Europe is Romanian, with 86.65% of the total, while Greece is in second place with 83.82% and Poland closes the podium with 80.55%.
– By engine type, 56.9% of vehicles in Spain in 2021 were diesel, while 39.5% used petrol and only 0.3% were pure electric. Plug-in hybrids accounted for 0.3% of the fleet, hybrids for 2.7%, natural gas for 0.1% and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for 0.3%.
– Another aspect on which ACEA has collected data is the motorisation rate, i.e. the number of passenger cars per 1,000 inhabitants. In the European Union, the average motorisation rate in 2021 was 567 passenger cars per 1,000 inhabitants. Spain is in twelfth place in this ranking, with 535 cars per 1,000 inhabitants, while the leader is Luxembourg, with 698. In second place is Poland, with 684 cars, and in third place is Italy (672). Source, Spanish:
https://www.europapress.es/motor/sector-00644/noticia-casi-dos-tercios-coches-circulacion-espana-tienen-mas-10-anos-57-diesel-20230123124258.html

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Horse-drawn carriages in holiday destinations to be phased out:
– Horse-drawn carriages, a traditional leisurely mode of transportation for visitors throughout Spain, will be phased out in favour of electric-powered buggies {starting} as early as the first quarter of 2023. Although the draft legislation has already been adopted, the various autonomous communities still need to clear a number of hurdles before it can become a reality.
– The Seville council, and the coachmen (pic) themselves are totally against swapping their horses for electric buggies and insist that animal welfare measures are already in place. Full article: https://newsinspain.es/costadelsol-uk/2023/01/20/horse-drawn-carriages-in-holiday-destinations-to-be-phased-out/ 

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Trial of German former Hells Angels leader opens in Spain:
– The trial of a former leader of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in Europe is slated to begin in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. Prosecutors are seeking a 13-year prison sentence for German national Frank Hanebuth, who headed a Hells Angels chapter on the Spanish resort island of Mallorca. Hanebuth is being tried alongside 46 alleged collaborators for their alleged involvement in organized crime. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/trial-of-german-former-hells-angels-leader-opens-in-spain/a-64486390

MALAGA

The coldest days of winter arrive in Malaga with frosts: {Translation}
– The coldest days of the winter are upon us. The week begins with the arrival of a very cold and dry polar air mass from northern Europe, which will cause a general drop in temperatures. According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), values will be recorded which, in general, will be between 1 and 3 degrees below the normal average for this time of year. In the case of the province of Malaga in coastal areas – where the sea always helps to compensate for the mercury – the maximum temperatures will be around 14-15 degrees and the minimum around 6 degrees, while inland there may be frosts.
– Although the sun will be out, the atmosphere will be freezing in many parts of the province of Malaga, especially in the first half of the week, when temperatures are expected to barely rise above 0 degrees inland; temperatures may drop to -2 in the Serrania de Ronda, Antequera and inland Axarquia. In the rest of the country, the Aemet warns that in areas of the plateau it will fall below 4 degrees below zero, and even -6 degrees (can reach -15 degrees in the Pyrenees).
– The cold will also reach the coastal municipalities of Malaga, although it will be somewhat less noticeable. Minimum temperatures will be around 6 degrees in Malaga city, with maximum temperatures ranging between 14-15 degrees. In Marbella it will be similar, as well as in Estepona and other areas of the western coast. Slightly lower values will be recorded on the east coast, in towns such as Nerja and Torrox. In the case of Velez-Malaga, temperatures will be between 3 and 15 degrees.
– This Sunday, between 9 and 17 degrees Celsius were recorded in the capital, but temperatures will begin to drop on Monday 23 January, with frost in the sierras. The wind will blow from the north on Monday, changing to the east and northeast over the next few days, with strong intervals along the coast.
– There will be no rain throughout the week, apart from the possibility of some scattered precipitation on the western coast in the early hours of Tuesday 24th to Wednesday 25th. On these two days, which will be the coldest in the province, the snow level will be between 600 and 800 metres, which could result in some snowfalls on the peaks of the sierras or in high areas of the Ronda highlands, the Antequera region and Axarquia.
– On Thursday 26th January the maximum temperatures will recover a little, returning to 17 degrees in Malaga city, Marbella and Velez-Malaga; and around 9-10 in Ronda and Antequera. But in the evenings and early mornings there will still be a cold atmosphere, and the following day (Friday 27th) it will fall again, on the eve of the next weekend, which is expected to be freezing. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Llegan-Malaga-dias-frios-invierno-heladas-interior_0_1759324325.html

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Gang that stuffed 20 tons of tomatoes with hashish busted:
– The operation involved the seizure of 22,370 kilograms of cannabis resin, numerous state-of-the-art mobile phones and seven vehicles that the criminal organisation used in their activities. They had ‘cleverly’ concealed the drug inside fake tomatoes to make it difficult to detect.
– As a result of the collaboration between the Guardia Civil and the National Police in the provinces of Córdoba, Málaga and Cádiz, it was possible to identify the main members that made up the criminal organisation that was dedicated to the trafficking of large amounts of the drug. Full article: https://newsinspain.es/costadelsol-uk/2023/01/20/gang-that-stuffed-20-tons-of-tomatoes-with-hashish-busted/ 

TORROX

Torrox, the first municipality in Andalusia to obtain the Emergency Management Certification: {Translation, summary}
– The mayor, Óscar Medina, has congratulated the Torrox City Council’s Civil Protection Service for “being up to par with large European cities”. “Civil Protection is becoming more professional and is at the service of all citizens” said the mayor of Torrox, Óscar Medina, announcing that the municipality has become the first in Andalusia to obtain the certification of ‘Emergency Management and Response for the Civil Protection Service.’
– This European certification, for which technical advice has been provided by the consultancy firm Q Innovate, reinforces the commitment of Torrox Town Hall to the safety of its residents and visitors.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/torrox-primer-municipio-de-andalucia-en-obtener-la-certificacion-de-gestion-de-emergencias/

PETS

Cat Seeks Home:
– On behalf of ‘Refugio de Leo’ we are looking for a safe and warm permanent home for our foster boy Campanilo. Campanilo was seriously ill when he was brought to the shelter as a kitten. He has been to the vet many times.
– Unfortunately the trauma caused permanent neurological damage (Ataxie). He remains shaky and somewhat unstable when he walks and sometimes he falls over while jumping or playing. Fortunately his ailment is not too serious and he can walk, run and play well. Once Campanilo gets used to you, he is an incredibly sweet, grateful, affectionate and playful pet who loves your company.
– He really needs a loving home where he can stay for good. Campanilo is less than a year old. Apart from his limps he is healthy, has had all tests and shots and has been neutered. He can easily live in an apartment and does not have to go outside, also because he will probably not be able to defend himself against other animals.
– Who wants to take good care of this very sweet black and white cat? Please contact Bob and Jolanda (Torrox Costa) 0031-622911037 ; Email: bobnoletATgmail.com

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BONEHEAD AWARD

This time the award goes to The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance: One activist group in Norway is calling for Aretha Franklin’s hit 1968 song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify after they deemed its lyrics offensive. The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance took to Twitter last week to condemn the ballad, citing that it has ignited harm against transgender women. “Aretha Franklin’s 1968 song ‘Natural Woman’ perpetuates multiple harmful anti-trans stereotypes,” the organization tweeted. “There is no such thing as a ‘natural’ woman.” The message continued, “The song has helped inspire acts of harm against transgender women. TCMA is requesting it is removed from Spotify & Apple Music.” The organization clarified later in a follow-up tweet that they were not, in fact, a parody account, but rather that they were trying to “make culture more fair for transgender individuals.” Full article: https://nypost.com/2023/01/23/aretha-franklin-song-natural-woman-blasted-by-trans-group/ & Video Link 1 & Video Link 2

And while we are getting all hyper-sensitive, here’s Aretha being a racist back before the “cancel culture” cancelled comedy!

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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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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