DigameXtra No. 2272 Friday, May 27th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
The Royal British Legion hosted its first annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, May 21st, at the Caves Restaurant in Maro. The evening was a tremendous success, raising quite a bit of money for the Royal British Legion. It was a lovely spring gala that included welcome drinks and canapes, a three-course meal, a fundraising raffle, entertainment by Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen, and several hours of fantastic dancing. If you missed it this year, plan to be in town in May next year and be on the lookout for our poster advertising the 2023 Masquerade Ball. Inquiries go to Kim Bowe at + 34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
JUNE
-3rd, Lunch at Nueva Arenas in La Herradura
-14th, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa
-23rd, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro (Armed Forces Day Lunch)
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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Legends- La Cala: Upcoming events this weekend.
Tel 628 353 884. Address- C/ Estepona La Cala 29649 Mijas  FB 

 

The Magic Trio in concert: I want to make a statement to the press! We are magicians. Magicians musicians! Just by reading this, don’t you feel a certain thrill? don’t you feel it? We read the cards, the crystal ball, the coffee grounds, the hand …. but … above all we operate emotional transformations.
If you want to experience this miracle, join us on Saturday 28 May starting at 1.30 pm at the Tropy chiringuito, Caleta de Vélez, where you can enjoy the concert of The Magic trio, with Dana Andrews vocals, Gianni Piras acoustic guitar, Aki Riihimäki electric guitar.
If you want to reserve a table the number is +34 640 19 25 74

 

Bar Atila: Saturday 28th May at 7pm and 9pm
A Double Header
-Live Music by The Rude Boys at 7pm
-Champions League Final, Liverpool v Real Madrid at 9pm
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
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Caleta de Velez is organizing this Saturday an Escape Room with the theme of Harry Potter: The activity will be held this Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 in the morning until 22:00 at night. The theme will be of a Harry Potter film.  Bring the kids and test your survival skills! Can you escape our traps?

 

Torrox celebrates its San Antonio pilgrimage from June 10 to 12:
On Saturday, June 11th, the Water Festival, dedicated to families and especially to the little ones, the festivities themselves begin at midday, with the great chocolate bar of the Association of Women of San Roque, which will be held from seven in the evening in the Plaza de San Antonio where there will be a dance show Estep Dance by the students of the dance academy Estefania Bonilla.
-La Carpa Teatro, which returns after the success of the last edition and has been very popular with the public. It will offer a great Children’s Party from eight o’clock in the evening. This will be followed by performances by the choirs of the Asociación de Mujeres Almedina y de las Nieves.
-The show by local artist Elisa Ariza will give way to the stellar performance by La Caletera.
-From 11.30 p.m. onwards, the group Le Suit will once again provide entertainment in the Caseta de la Juventud.
-On Sunday, 12 June, the pilgrimage itself will take place, with the traditional route, and when the saint arrives at the neighbourhood, the blessing of the loaves of bread will take place. Then, at around three o’clock in the afternoon, a large paella will be served, followed by performances and horse races in the San Rafael factory. At the end of the event, prizes will be awarded, both for the ribbon race itself and for the float competition and for the best-dressed riders.
-At seven o’clock in the evening in the Plaza de San Antonio the Escuela de Coros y Danzas de Torrox will perform, led by Lidia and Lucía, before the return of San Antonio to the church at eight o’clock in the evening.
-Ascen Núñez will be the local artist offering her repertoire, at 21 h., followed by the stellar performance of the Ortigosa’s, who after offering their concert will launch a fireworks display.

 

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: New Hours, 7pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

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SPAIN

The variety of monkeypox detected in Spain is “the least malignant”: Researchers from the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) have achieved the first draft of the complete sequence of the monkeypox virus. This massive sequencing work confirms that the West African variety is the cause of this outbreak. Spain has achieved the complete sequencing of the genome by joining 23 samples from 23 patients, the director of the Carlos III Health Institute, Cristóbal Belda, explained this Wednesday: “This allows us to confirm that the virus is of the variant corresponding to West Africa, the least malignant ”. This genome information has been compared with the sequence of a case in Germany and is “identical”. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-variety-of-monkeypox-detected-in-spain-is-the-least-malignant/

COSTA DEL SOL

One of the largest theme parks in Europe is recruiting staff on the Costa del Sol: Europa-Park is looking for people with ‘international experience’ to fill one thousand positions, and offers an immediate start. Managers at Europa-Park, in the German city of Rust, are looking for a thousand people to work the season until at least November.
-The theme park has turned to Malaga because part of the complex has an Andalusian theme. They are looking for service personnel for the amusement park’s food outlets, customer service positions at the attractions and cleaning duties.
-Europa-Park is one of the largest theme parks in Europe, with 18 different themed areas and 15 of them represent a European country or region, including Spain. The Spanish zone, in fact, represents Andalucía, with buildings characterised by white facades, Moorish doors and picturesque fountains. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/largest-theme-parks-20220526113126-nt.html

TORROX

The night hiking routes in Torrox will have astronomical interpretations: {Translation}
-With the arrival of good weather the Department of Sports of Torrox has organized, with the collaboration of the association-Time Sub, three hiking trails nights, that are added to the program of hiking that is developed throughout the year with the Municipal School of Hiking.
-The first of the three routes will be held this Saturday and registrations are already open.
-This Saturday, May 28, after a walk through the historic quarter, going via the  Santilla, where after an hour of walking, will be another hour or so interpreting the dome of stars, to coincide with the conjunction of Venus and Mercury. Then return to the starting point, the square of the Constitution, around midnight.
-In the following two routes will be the same structure, taking advantage of astronomical phenomena such as the popular “tears of St. Lawrence” in mid-August, or early September, known as the “harvest moon rising”.
-The price is 5 euros for the general public, while free to both members of the Sports Council and the association Time Sub.
-Can make inscriptions in the Area of Deportes, by calling 952 523 99 27 or by sending an e-mail to deportes@torrox.es
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/las-rutas-de-senderismo-nocturno-en-torrox-contaran-con-interpretaciones-astronomicas/ 


ALMUNECAR

Almuñecar / La Herradura Jet-ski problem: Asociación Amigos Del Mar in La Herradura, a registered non-profit marine protection and conservation group, is attempting to address the increasing Jet-ski problem ahead of the summer rush.
Addressing the safety and noise problems caused by irresponsible riders, and following a pre-Covid survey indicating that 80% of respondents are negatively affected by them, AdM has launched a petition to demonstrate to the Ayuntamiento of Almuñécar just how many people are fed up.
This is a global problem, not helped by there being different jurisdictions responsible for land and sea. AdM hopes to persuade the Ayto to close the municipal launch ramps to private, unsupervised jetski users who are often ignorant of the rules or operation, the minimum distance from the shoreline and beaches, as well as the areas specifically off-limits to protect the unique coral in the Maro – Cerro Gordo waters.
https://www.amigosdelmar.info/take-action
Submitted by: Nick, La Herradura, Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk

UK

Millions of most vulnerable households will receive £1,200 of help with cost of living: Millions of households across the UK will benefit from a new £15 billion package of targeted government support to help with the rising cost of living, the Chancellor announced today (26 May). Full article: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/millions-of-most-vulnerable-households-will-receive-1200-of-help-with-cost-of-living

SPORTS

Tennis News- Dominant Iga Swiatek is looking unstoppable as she extends winning run to 30 matches: World No 1 Iga Swiatek became only the fourth woman this century to record 30 straight victories as she breezed into the third round at the French Open. Swiatek has won 44 of her last 45 sets and is overwhelming favourite to emerge victorious at the French Open, repeating her 2020 triumph. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022/05/26/iga-swiatek-beats-alison-riske-become-fourth-woman-21st-century/ 

 

Tennis News- Simona Halep suffers panic attack during French Open defeat: The former world No 1 Simona Halep suffered from a panic attack in the middle of her second-round match at the French Open and she was unable to recover as she was upset 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 by the 19-year-old Chinese player Zheng Qinwen. Halep, the 2018 champion in Paris, was comprehensively leading the match when the panic attack occurred and she eventually called the doctor on the court. Photo:Clive Brunskill/Getty. Full article: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/tennis/2022/05/26/simona-halep-suffers-panic-attack-during-french-open-defeat/ 

HEALTH

Long COVID affects more older adults; shots don’t prevent it:
New U.S. research on long COVID-19 provides fresh evidence that it can happen even after breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, and that older adults face higher risks for the long-term effects.
-In a study of veterans published Wednesday, about one-third who had breakthrough infections showed signs of long COVID.
-A separate report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that up to a year after an initial coronavirus infection, 1 in 4 adults aged 65 and older had at least one potential long COVID health problem, compared with 1 in 5 younger adults. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/long-covid-breakthrough-infections-e05e67c5bb12c18c594aaf5ec6dec954

TECH

Teleportation breakthrough paves the way for quantum internet:
A Dutch team has succeeded in exchanging qubits between distant nodes with no direct connection between sender and receiver. This quantum leap, published Wednesday in the journal “Nature”, means we are one step closer to a quantum internet which would then lead to an entirely new kind of computer that could carry out tasks that would take supercomputers thousands of years in a matter of minutes, paving the way for huge progress in the realms of medicine and artificial intelligence. Photo:Marieke de Lorijn. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-05-26/teleportation-breakthrough-paves-the-way-for-quantum-internet.html 

 

Chrome Warning- Google Issues Critical Browser Update: Google has confirmed a large number of serious vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser and Chrome users worldwide need to take action. Update Chrome now!
Google published the news on its official Chrome blog, revealing a head-turning 32 security vulnerabilities have been found which affect Chrome on Windows, macOS and Linux. Google classified eight as posing ‘High’ risk with one designated as ‘Critical’. An upgraded version of the browser is rolling out “over the coming days/weeks.” Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2022/05/25/google-chrome-security-new-vulnerabilities-reported-update-chrome-now/

SPACE

Shattered comet could produce dazzling meteor shower- How to watch the tau Herculids: The shower, which has been called the tau Herculids, is set to fall from the shattered SW3 comet beginning May 30 and peaking on May 31 between 12:45 p.m. and 01:17 a.m. EDT, lighting up skies across the U.S. and parts of Canada with some brief but bright streaks of flame.
-The best place to look for the comet is the constellation Boötes, which is just next to the star Arcturus, according to EarthSky. Additionally, as the moon will be in a new phase, the sky will be dark, making potential viewing easier.
-NASA astronomer Bill Cooke described the comet’s possible upcoming appearance in a NASA statement as an “all or nothing event.” The show would be the result of debris cast off from a fragment of the comet. While comet debris most often falls behind the comet fragment to form the tail, sometimes it can get expelled at such a high velocity that the bits of ice and rock are slingshotted ahead of the comet. For us to see this debris as it burns up in our atmosphere it has to be either big enough or fast enough to burn brightly as our planet treks through its path, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS). Full article: https://www.livescience.com/shattered-comet-tau-herculids-meteor-shower & VIDEO LINK

OTHER

RIP- Depeche Mode legend Andy Fletcher dies aged 60: Andy was a founding member of the band alongside other members Martin Gore and Dave Gahan. VIDEO LINK  Full article: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/tributes-depeche-mode-legend-andy-27077663 

 

Kinder withdraws over 3,000 tonnes of products after Salmonella cases: More than 3,000 tonnes of Kinder products have been withdrawn from the market over salmonella fears leaving a dent of tens of millions of euros, a company official told France’s Le Parisien daily Thursday. Nicolas Neykov, the head of Ferrero France, said the contamination came “from a filter located in a vat for dairy butter”, at a factory in Arlon in Belgium. He said the contamination could have been caused by humans or raw materials. Chocolate products made at the factory in Arlon, southeastern Belgium, were found to contain salmonella, resulting in 150 cases in nine European countries. These recalls were made in a series and extended thru the Easter week, just when consumption of  these products peaks. Full article:
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220526-kinder-withdraws-3-000-tonnes-of-products-after-salmonella-cases

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

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: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

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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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
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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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This will be a great party and a great send off for an amazing man and his family, unfortunately Paul Darwent will be closing the doors of Bar Allioli in Jimera de Libar after 14 years of excellent beer, amazing food and of course live music. Come show your support one more time and enjoy the ‘Final Edition’
13:30 – Thrifty Malone
15:30 – The Islanders
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19:30 – Howlin’ Ramblers
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Lee Townsend’s new band Geckoblaster: Debut show at Splash, Frigiliana from 5pm on Sunday May 29th.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
-2 wrought iron high top stool Price 75€ the pair
-Box cover 52.50 x 35.50cms Price 30€
-Mosaic table Diameter 52cms x 46cms high Price 40€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Silestone worktop in perfect condition. It was used for a kitchen island. Colour dark green. Oblong shape size 40inch wide X 49inch long. Very heavy! Buyer collects. Price 60 euro.
Danni, Alcaucin. 623011802 

 

FREE: I have a wooden cot and mattress that I would like to give to someone in need. I am in the Nerja and it would need to be collected. Contact michele.bond@rocketmail.com

 

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These are the cheapest hours of electricity for this Thursday, May 26: The average price of electricity in the wholesale market it will drop 6.11% this Thursday compared to today’s price, specifically, to 173.29 euros megawatt hour (MWh), so it will remain below the level of 200 euros/MWh for the sixth consecutive day.
-Peak and off-peak hours. The cheapest: from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. €0.2099/kWh The most expensive: from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. €0.34204/kWh
-The maximum electricity price for this Thursday will be registered between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., with 218 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day, of 150.54 euros/MWh, will be between 04:00 and 05:00 a.m. Compared to a year ago, the average price of electricity for this Thursday will be 114.68% more expensive than the 80.72 euros/MWh of May 26, 2021. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/these-are-the-cheapest-hours-of-electricity-for-this-thursday-may-26/

MALAGA

Low-cost filling stations continue to expand their presence in Malaga: Malaga is one of the most popular provinces for these businesses which want to grow because fuel prices are among the most expensive in the country.
-Ballenoil, for example, has announced that it will be opening eight more filling stations before the end of this year, bringing the total to 17. The new ones will be in Torremolinos, Antequera, two in Marbella, Cancelada (Estepona), Malaga city, San Pedro Alcántara and Benahavís. In total the company plans to open 18 new filling stations in Andalucía, so almost half of them will be in Malaga.
-Another of Spain’s leading independent groups, Plenoil, is also planning to open more filling stations. It already has ten projects under way in the province, and four will be in Malaga city. In February, Malaga council approved plans for a new low-cost filling station beween Calle La Boheme and Calle Flauta Mágica, on the Alameda industrial estate, after four years of bureaucratic processes. Plenoil plans to open 15 of these new businesses in the next three years. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/cost-filling-stations-20220524165621-nt.html

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Vélez-Málaga is requesting the extension of trading hours for the weekends of the summer and Holy Week: {Translation, summary}
-The Town Hall of Vélez-Málaga wants the shops in the municipality to have free opening hours during the summer weekends and during Easter. For this reason, they have announced through a statement that they have requested the declaration of the municipality as a Zone of Great Tourist Affluence in application of the Decree Law of Improvement and Simplification of the Regulation for the Promotion of Productive Activity in Andalusia.
-For Velez-Malaga, in terms of tourism and within this revitalisation of local commerce, “it is a relevant aspect within the commercial revitalisation in times of high influx of tourism,” the Town Hall has indicated in a statement, where they point out that only Torrox, Algarrobo and Velez-Malaga do not have this declaration.
-This would only have an effect on business hours, allowing the additional opening of Sundays and public holidays only and exclusively at Easter and the months of July, August and September. In total about 16 or 17 days a year. “It is precisely in these summer periods that the population grows and tourism fills the municipality,” the document states. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/velez-malaga/Velez-Malaga-horarios-comerciales-verano-Semana-Santa_0_1686732695.html

UK

The first £50,000 golden welcomes to “bribe” families to move to Scottish islands will be offered in weeks: The Western Isles and Orkney have seen the highest national house-price rises of more than 20 per cent, according to Registers of Scotland data, making the value of proposed island bonds potentially less attractive. The government, however, says it plans to issue the first handouts “in the summer”. Photo:ALAMY. Full article: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/islands-to-hand-out-50k-golden-hellos-xhz5bk0lr
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EUROPE

Germany to Lift Several Travel Restrictions From June 1: Starting on June 1, Germany will put an end to several of its travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, the German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach, has announced. “Until the end of August, we will suspend the 3G rule on entry,” he told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper.
The 3G rule requires travellers to present a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate in order to enter the country. This rule will be lifted, at least for the summer season, while the number of COVID-19 infections in the country has reduced significantly, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/germany-to-lift-several-travel-restrictions-from-june-1/

 

EU Commission Establishes New Schengen Area Governance Model: The European Commission is presenting today the State of Schengen Report 2022, which is the first report following last year’s Schengen Strategy.
In a press release issued by the authority, the State of Schengen report will become a basis for negotiations of Members of the European Parliament and Home Affairs Ministers in the Forum, which will be held on June 2, to the latter gathering of Schengen Council on June 10, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Read all the details: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-commission-establishes-new-schengen-area-governance-model/

SPORTS

Tennis News- French Open 2022 Highlights- Raducanu beaten, Zverev wins, Djokovic through on day four:
-World No 1 Djokovic, playing in his first major of the year, hit 40 winners and 10 aces during a purposeful performance on Court Suzanne-Lenglen as he overcame Alex Molcan 6-2 6-3 7-6. Aljaz Bedene, the world No 195, awaits the defending champion, a player Djokovic has never lost to.
-Rafa Nadal won (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) against the Frenchman Corentin Moutet to sign his second victory this week at the Roland Garros tournament, to meet in the third round with the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp.
-Spanish teen Alcaraz beats Ramos-Vinolas 6-1 6-7(7) 5-7 7-6(2) 6-4 in a match lasting over four hour and a half hours. Alcaraz is now unbeaten for 12 straight matches after bagging back-to-back titles in Barcelona and Madrid going into Roland Garros and will next face American Sebastian Korda.
-Alexander Zverev saved a match point before triumphing over Sebastian Baez 2-6 4-6 6-1 6-2 7-5.
-Maria Sakkari became the latest seed in the women’s draw to be knocked out after a 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4) defeat to Karolina Muchova.
-Coco Gauff advanced to the third round by beating Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-1 7-6 (7-4).
-Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka (pic) overcome Andrea Petkovic 6-1 7-6 (7-3) in her second-round match.
-Leylah Fernandez breezed through against Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-2. Full article & Photo credit: https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/12621253/french-open-novak-djokovic-beats-alex-molcan-to-progress-into-third-round-in-paris 

 

Football News- Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0 to win first-ever Europa Conference League: Nicolo Zaniolo won Roma their first ever major European trophy on Wednesday with the only goal in a 1-0 win over Feyenoord in the inaugural Europa Conference League final. Italy international Zaniolo struck with a well-taken finish in the 32nd minute to earn Roma their first trophy of any kind since 2008 and cap a successful first season for coach Jose Mourinho in Rome. Mourinho was moved to tears by his fifth continental cup as a coach, the first for an Italian team since he led Inter Milan to the Champions League 12 years ago.
Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/sport/20220525-roma-beat-feyenoord-1-0-to-win-first-ever-europa-conference-league 

TECH

ZOOM User Alert- Update Now: Popular video conferencing service Zoom has resolved as many as four security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited to compromise another user over chat. Users of the application are recommended to update to the latest version (5.10.0) to mitigate any potential threats arising out of active exploitation of the flaws. Full article:
https://thehackernews.com/2022/05/new-zoom-flaws-could-let-attackers-hack.html

SPACE

Stargazers hopeful for a spectacular meteor shower in the night sky at the end of this month: The reason is the 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 comet, which was discovered in 1930 when it passed by at 9.2 million kilometres from the Earth, and is now split into numerous fragments. At that time it was never bright enough to be visible with the naked eye, only through good binoculars or a telescope.
-On the night of 30 May, it will be the first time the Earth and the trail of debris ejected by the comet in 1995 have crossed paths since the fragmentation. However, nobody knows exactly where the meteoroids have extended, so it is difficult to predict how many will be visible. The final intensity of the meteor shower will depend on whether the debris has spread far enough ahead of the comet. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/there-spectacular-meteor-20220524124631-nt.html

OTHER

Dyson’s robot claws could retire your dishwasher by 2030: Dyson has revealed its next advancements in household robots, which are capable of washing and drying dishes, cleaning furniture and tidying up after messy children.
The reveal at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) showcases prototype robots that can grab household objects without breaking or dropping them, as well as navigate around furniture and clean the upholstery. VIDEO LINK.  Full article: https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/dysons-unveils-robot-claws-that-could-retire-your-dishwasher-by-2030-4236558

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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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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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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. 2270 Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

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Free Concert- Nerja: Thursday, May 26. 8:30pm.
Nerja-born guitarist Pablo Alcázar will be in charge of opening the new edition of the concert series at the Hermitage of Our Lady of Angustias, Plaza de la Ermita, Nerja. https://www.nerja.es/el-guitarrista-pablo-alcazar-ofrece-un-concierto-en-la-ermita-de-las-angustias/ 

 

Concert- Nerja: Friday, May 27th, 8:00pm.
Cafe Del Mundo returns to Villa de Nerja Cultural Center. Following their successful 2019 concert, the duo of classical guitar geniuses Jan Pascal and Alexander Kilian return to offer us a repertoire that subtly links classical guitar and jazz, techno and international music.
Tickets at the Cultural Center box office, Monday to Friday from 11am to 2pm, and two hours before each show. Phone: 952 52 38 63.
Tickets online: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/cafe-del-mundo/  & VIDEO LINK

 

World Environment Day- Nerja: Saturday, 28th May, 10am
Nerja joins the commemoration of World Environment Day with a day of cleaning up plastics and waste at El Playazo beach, to raise awareness about the importance of keeping our environment clean and protecting the ecosystem.
To participate you must register at: www.vivirsinplastico.com/mares00/
Source & Photo: https://www.nerja.es/ 

 

Flamenco Concert- Almuñécar: The Flamenco School of Maria Gomez “La Canastera”. Introducing: “The Patio Girls, Ten Years Later”
Friday June 17, 2022 8:00 p.m. On sale starting May 26th!
Casa De La Cultura, C/ Puerta de Granada 1 18690 Almuñécar
General admission: 12€. Advance: 10€. See FB page for ticket sales locations.

 

Our Second Ecological Farmer’s Market at the Granja Escuela in Los Barrios (Algeciras): Sunday 29 May
We will be doing the farmer’s market on the last Sunday of every month. Come along to buy fresh, local produce and get to know local suppliers of vegetables, fruit, bread, olive oil, jams and chutneys, honey, kombucha and lots more.
Entry to the market is 2€ per car for parking.
Entry to the Granja Escuela is 5€ per person, which includes a guided tour of the animals.
The Vegan Food Truck Agua Viento Water Wind and Das Brot will have food for breakfast / lunch, and there will also be a paella, or bring a picnic and spend the day with us at the Granja.
Granja Escuela Bilingue Monte De La Torre in Los Barrios, 2km from Algeciras. FB 

 

“Who am I” Meditation Concert- Competa: I invite everyone to a meditation concert. A journey of discovering yourself. Who am I? An oldest, a profound, and most important question of them all.
Relax, forget who you think you are, and find yourself.
Reserve: Lukas 642 56 15 86 Inez 661 18 84 66
Please confirm your attendance.
Where: Competa Yoga, Calle Trinidad 26B. Competa
When: Sunday 29.05.22 at 3pm 

 

Romeria San Isidro Trapiche & Los Pepones 2022:
The towns of El Trapiche and Los Pepones will celebrate this weekend, on 28 and 29 May, the pilgrimage in honor of San Isidro Labrador and the Immaculate Conception, respectively. Some events are not listed on the posters.
Full article with all event schedules, in Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/velez-malaga-celebra-este-fin-de-semana-las-romerias-de-el-trapiche-y-los-pepones/ 

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‘Creativity, Well-being and Lived Autistic/ADHD Experience’ Workshops: Would you like to participate in a small English-speaking group, coming together with other adults who are ‘diagnosed’ or self-identify as Autistic/Aspergers or ADHD? Would you like to explore and practice well-being techniques and engage in creative activities? Would you like the opportunity to share your Autistic/ADHD experience and listen to others’ – a process designed to support you in gaining more self-insight, self-compassion and skills in self-advocacy? The sessions are a safe space in which you will be gently facilitated to expand into new awareness and experience and to celebrate being autistic/ADHD.
When: Four sessions 10.30-12.30 on Fridays June 10th, 17th, 24th and July 01st
Where: Training Studio, Calle Alta 39, Torrox Pueblo 29770
Places are limited to five participants therefore you are encouraged to commit to all four sessions. 20 € per session.
To book a place and for more information please contact the workshop facilitator Helen Purdie (who is autistic herself):
helen.purdie@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone/ Whatsapp: 0034 641594635
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Halting Erosion Using Vetiver Grass from Vetiver Spain:
Vetiver Grass is a fast growing non-invasive clumping grass that grows to 2 metres in height. It has a root system that grows to 3-4 metres deep and they are very strong.
The National Geographic Magazine has called them “Roots of Steel”.
Once Vetiver is established it is drought resistant.
We are located in Sayalonga and we can plant all year round but February and March are the best months to plant Vetiver. Vetiver loves the heat of a long summer to get established.
Decomposing Vetiver used as a mulch, improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away as it is a natural insect repellent. It is in the same family as Lemon Grass, which we also carry.
Vetiver also is a nutritious and replenishable animal feed. Horses, cattle, and pigs love it.
We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
To see more photos and videos please visit our DATA storage site located at http://www.vetiverspain.org.
This month we have some special offers that include shipping.
For more information or to organize a visit please contact us.
Our retail website: www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone or Whatsapp at (34) 692 288 657
David and Anna
Here is a link to a short video showing the results. VIDEO LINK

 

 

For Sale: Sofa Bed. 190cm x 70cm good condition with additional bed underneath. 50 Euros. Vickie, Benjarafe, 606738130 

 

For Sale: 2 Sets of Matching Shoes and Bags. Brand new size 41 shoes. Bought before lockdown and never worn. Still in box. €25 for each pair of shoes and matching bag. Angela, Torrox Costa
angiejrogers@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: Ikea Brimnes Day-bed. 18 months old; immaculate condition. Space saving sofa, with storage drawers; easily converts to a very comfortable double or single bed, with mattress protectors. Can send photos. 250€ ono.
Collection only. Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa.
Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com
Photo Credit: https://www.ikea.com/es/en/p/brimnes-day-bed-w-2-drawers-2-mattresses-black-vannareid-extra-firm-s09390957/ 

 

FREE: I have approx 150 prints from original work by a visiting artist some 40 years ago depicting life in a Pueblo blanco. A4 size on thin cardboard. Happy to donate to anyone who can use them. Buyer collects.
Paul / Victoria. Torrox Campo. No track. 699600847
fellows186@hotmail.com 

 

FREE: Folding bed and mattress. Buyer collects. 
Call Joanne, Archez at 655722962 or
email: joanne.andy.yates@gmail.com 

 

Wanted: Long Term Rental, Torrox Campo.
Responsible, mature and quiet Scandinavian woman looking for “permanent” (years) home. ES resident. Non smoker. No pets.
Looking for independent Country House near the village of Torrox with mountain/sea? views. 1-3 bedrooms depending on size/ price. Can be semi/no furnished. Can provide recommendations and proof of income. Can be from now or later this year. Can wait for the right place. Reasonable rent/price. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kirsten / Torrox.
Pls contact: khm4mail@gmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

A Damn Good Burger!: At the ripe old age of 74 I have just had the most delicious Burger ever! Made from the amazing “Wagyu” beef. (rated as “The finest burger-meat on the planet” ). This milestone in my burger-eating life was enjoyed at “Restaurante Bottega” in Nerja. ( No doubt there are other good restaurants serving these too). If you like a good Burger give it a try!
JohnB / Torrox Costa. jon108 at hotmail dot co.uk

 

News & Articles

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COVID

Covid Spain- Incidence in people over 60 drops almost 50 points since Friday and Health adds 158 deaths: {Translated from elDiario.es}
– The Ministry of Health has registered 42,272 new infections since Friday, which represents a notable decrease compared to the data for that day last week, when 52,112 positives were reported, while the last report had collected 58,839. Today’s figure is the lowest since April 12, when fewer than 35,000 positives were reported. In total, since the start of the pandemic, the health authorities have confirmed 12,280,345.
-The incidence of coronavirus in those over 60 years of age and at 14 days stands at 800.47 points per 100,000 inhabitants, which represents a decrease to the figures for early May. This indicator last Friday had stood at 848.62 positives per 100,000 inhabitants.
-As for mortality, the deceased notified this Tuesday also represent a setback compared to those that Health recorded in recent weeks. Since Friday, communities have reported 158 deaths from coronavirus, while 305 had been reported the previous Friday, although the figure is not comparable because it does not include the same number of days. In any case, this is the lowest number of deaths since the reporting system of the Ministry of Health changed, which went from reporting daily to only twice a week. In total, since the start of the pandemic, a total of 106,105 people have died.
-The situation in hospitals remains more or less stable, although with an upward trend. In intensive care there are 363 patients, one less than on Friday, but since that day those hospitalized in general beds have increased by almost 200. In percentage terms, the occupation right now is 6.12% nationwide, by 5 .94% of Friday. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/

 

Covid Malaga- 793 new infections and eight more deaths from coronavirus in the province of Malaga: {Translation} 24 May 2022, 11:00
-The Ministry of Health has notified this Tuesday, in accordance with the new surveillance strategy approved by the National Public Health Commission, that eight people have died, bringing the total to 2,442 in the overall pandemic.
-Currently, 141 people (-4) remain hospitalized in the province, eight of them (-4) in Intensive Care Units (ICU). In addition, since last Tuesday, 46 new hospitalized persons (14,160 in total) have been reported, of which 1,147 (+1) have been in ICUs since the beginning of the pandemic.
-The number of positives detected by PDIA (PCR and antigen test) has decreased with respect to previous days, with 793 more, raising the overall number to 290,525; while the number of recovered cases has reached 282,255, after adding 1,108 in the last days.
-Regarding the vaccination process in Malaga, the Andalusian Government has informed that 3,483,169 doses have been administered in the province, with 1,441,087 people with at least one vaccine and 1,408,918 with the complete pattern. The number of third doses inoculated now amounts to 779,837.
-Likewise, in the case of educational centers in the province of Malaga, there is no complete closure, out of a total of 1,218 centers (0%) and no classrooms, out of a total of 14,427 in Malaga. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/

SPAIN

What Did Spanish President Pedro Sánchez Say In Yesterday’s Speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos?: {Translation in full}
-I fail to understand why in Europe we are willing to intervene in the financial system if something does not work, but we are incapable of intervening in the energy market when there are clearly problems”. This was the complaint of the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, during his participation in a colloquium at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
-The Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, pointed out to him that “it is clear that there are possible improvements in the price system, but it cannot be changed from one day to the next and it has to be done very carefully so as not to cause serious damage”. Timmermans understands that “Spain has a good proportion of renewables and pays for clean electricity at gas prices, we have an agency that is dealing with that and the Commission is putting proposals on the table, but it is important not to destroy the markets along the way”.
-His arguments, however, have not convinced Sánchez, who has insisted that “it is not so much a question of financing as of political will” and has stressed that “we have to talk about this now, because it makes no sense to pay these prices that in the end reach industries and families. We have to be more ambitious at the European level, it is clear that it is always difficult to move the status quo, but we are at a defining moment and we run the risk of using the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, as excuses for not modernizing a market subject to financial speculation”.
-Sanchez also boasted about the scope of renewables in the Spanish mix and pointed out that southern Europe, and most particularly Spain, has the necessary capacities to respond to the shortage of gas supply from Russia, which threatens to paralyze economies such as Germany. “We have the capacity, what is missing are the interconnections and in this sense the EU must think about how to establish them,” he said, recalling that “Spain represents 37% of the total regasification capacity of the European Union,” and that “together with Portugal it hosts about half of the EU’s liquefied natural gas storage,” suggesting that this time it may be southern Europe that rescues the rich countries in the energy crisis triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
-“This war has also given us a very important lesson, and that is that renewables, hydrogen, energy efficiency, are not only a great ally for countries and economies to face climate change efforts, but in this complex and uncertain geopolitical scenario, it will also provide us with the means to increase our resilience and autonomy,” he added. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/

ANDALUCIA

Number of suspected monkeypox cases in Andalucia rises to ten:
Andalusia has on Tuesday, May 24, raised the number of suspected cases of monkeypox to ten. There of course are pending confirmation from the National Center for Microbiology in Madrid. All of the cases are in young men, who are reportedly in home isolation and progressing well.
Speaking at a press conference, Jesus Aguirre , the Andalucian Minister of Health refused to confirm that there was an outbreak of monkeypox in the Community, since the patients did not know one another. According to a report from EFE , seven of the cases are in Malaga province , while Sevilla, Cordoba, and Cadiz, have one each. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/

ALPUJARRA

The first edition of the “Ultra Trail 20 Leguas of the Alpujarra” will be held this weekend: {Translation, summary}
-There will be races, both short and long distance, 28, 29 May 2022.
-All modes start and end in Pampaneira and, while the first two run through twenty municipalities of the region, the third only visit three of them.
-The Diputación de Granada, through the delegation of Sports, participates in the first edition of the Ultra Trail 20 Leguas of the Alpujarra, a test to be held next weekend whose aim is to combine the practice of first national level sport with the dissemination of natural and cultural heritage of the Alpujarra of Granada. Full details & photo credit: https://veinteleguas.com/

CÁDIZ

Killer Whales “Attack’ Two Sailboats in The Strait in 24hrs, 20 since April: {Translation}
-Two new “interactions” between Orcas (killer whales) and sailing vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar are added to the twenty or so recorded since April.
-Two new sailboats have suffered in the last 24 hours damage caused by killer whales swimming through the Strait of Gibraltar and have had to be towed by Maritime Rescue to the port of Barbate (Cadiz), have informed EFE sources of this agency.
-The last of the episodes has happened tonight, when a sailboat called “Cachaca” and was seven miles southwest of Barbate (Cádiz) suffered collisions with killer whales. The sailboat, 14 meters long and that, at the time of the incident, had three crew members on board, asked for help to Maritime Rescue, which sent the vessel Salvamar Enif to tow it and take it to the port of Barbate, where it has docked at 5.00 am.
-Another similar incident occurred in the same area, in the waters of Barbate, at 7:20 yesterday morning and also the sailboat had to be towed by Maritime Rescue to the port of the town of Cádiz.
-These are two new “interactions” between killer whales and sailboats in the Strait of Gibraltar in addition to the twenty that have been recorded since last April, and have left disabled the rudder of at least ten boats.
-Although the causes of these episodes are still under investigation, specialists believe that killer whales may be attracted by the friction of the rudder blade of sailboats, boats that do not emit noises that would scare them away when they move without an engine.
-They also occur especially in areas close to where the fish traps work, areas where killer whales also concentrate in search of bluefin tuna, according to the sources.
-Last summer, when until September 3 at least 69 contacts with sailboats were recorded, of which 30 required towing for losing the rudder, there was a significant increase in these incidents, so that imposed was prohibition of the navigation of these vessels of less than 15 meters in the cove of Barbate (Cádiz). Capitanía Marítima has not yet taken the decision this year, to avoid dangerous situations, to re-establish this prohibition, pending the advice of the Atlantic Orca Working Group, which brings together specialists and scientists from the Strait of Gibraltar, Galicia, Portugal and France. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/ 

UK

RMT votes for summer of rail strike hell: Biggest walkout in decades is on the cards as 40,000 staff from across the network opt for action over pay and conditions. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail and 15 train operators backed launching a campaign of industrial action. The union’s leaders will now decide when to call strikes, which will bring huge parts of the network to a standstill. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ 

SPORTS

Tennis News- French Open Update, Tuesday 7:15pm Paris:
-Third-seeded Paula Badosa needed just 54 minutes to beat wild-card entry Fiona Ferro 6-2, 6-0 at Roland Garros.
-Jessica Pegula also reached the second round with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Qiang Wang of China.
-Frances Tiafoe beat Benjamin Bonzi 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (5) for his first win at Roland Garros after six first-round defeats.
-Retiring Jo-Wilfried Tsonga went down fighting on Court Philippe Chatrier at the French Open. He lost to eighth-seeded Casper Ruud 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (0) in what was likely his final match. The 37-year-old Frenchman has said he will retire after this year’s Roland Garros tournament.
-Sebastian Korda advanced to the second round of the French Open with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (6) victory over Australian veteran John Millman.
-Danish teenager Holger Rune upset 14th-seeded Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the French Open.
-Daniil Medvedev got his French Open off to a winning start — never a sure thing for the second-seeded Russian. The U.S. Open champion beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Full article: https://m.lasvegassun.com/

TECH

Today’s Malware: {Since hackers want to collect your data and credentials, they want your computer running well, with their malware operating silently undetected in the background. They no longer try to break or slow your computer. Current consumer level antivirus programs are limited in the types of malware they can identify. That is why annual professional servicing is necessary to maintain a secure computer. The tools to detect and remove the new forms of malware are complex and can do serious damage if used incorrectly. -Ed.}
In this day and age, we are not dealing with roughly pieced together, homebrew type of viruses anymore. Malware is an industry, and professional developers are found to exchange info, be it by stealing one’s code or deliberate collaboration. Attacks are multi-layer these days, with diverse sophisticated software apps taking over different jobs along the attack-chain from initial compromise to ultimate data exfiltration or encryption. This allows malware to avoid detection by antivirus software. The specific tools for each stage are highly specialized and can often be rented as a service, including customer support and subscription models for professional (ab)use. Malware gets updates to help keep it ahead of scanners. Obviously, this has largely increased both the availability and the potential effectiveness and impact of malware. Sound scary?
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/

 

Google brings Street View history to phones, introduces “Street View Studio”: Today is the 15th birthday of Google Maps Street View, Google’s project to take ground-level, 360-degree photographs of the entire world. To celebrate, the company is rolling out a few new features.
-First up, Google is bringing historical Street View data to iOS and Android phones. The feature has long existed on desktop browsers, where you can click into Street View mode and then time travel through Google’s image archives. When you tap on a place to see Street View imagery, a “see more dates” button will appear next to the current age of the photo, letting you browse all the photos for that area going back to 2007. Google says the feature will release “starting today on Android and iOS globally,” though, like all Google product launches, it will take some time to fully roll out. Full article: https://arstechnica.com/ 

OTHER

Explaining Spain’s New Entry Rules for Travellers From Third Countries:
-Since last Saturday, May 21, Spain has lifted the entry ban on non-vaccinated travellers from third countries, finally permitting them to enter its territory after over two years since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country in March 2020.
-Travellers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 or whose vaccination is not accepted for travel to Spain can either enter the country by showing proof of recovery from the Coronavirus or negative COVID-19 test results. Those entering the country on the basis of a recovery certificate must show a document issued by relevant health authorities in his/her country of residence in the last 180 days. The document must have been issued at least 11 days after confirmation of COVID infection by PCR or antigen test. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

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Ukraine Family Benefit Music Festival- Torrox: Sunday 29May, from 2pm. At Mibar, Torrox Pueblo. Music Fest benefit concert with 20+ musicians. To raise money to support our local Ukrainian refugee family. FB 

 

Ventana Abierta Jazz Club presents Daniel Torres Trio at the Hotel Plaza Caravana in Nerja: Saturday, May 28, at 8.30pm.
This trio of magnificent musicians will be offering a repertoire of pieces that are strongly rooted in traditional jazz, as well as some original songs with a more contemporary feel.
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International Day of Action for Women’s Health: On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, which is celebrated every May 28, the Nerja Town Hall, through the Equality Council, has organized the talk-talk “Health and wellness for women”. It will cover topics such as disease prevention, menopause and nutrition.
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SPAIN

Promised Electricity Savings Cut In Half: Ribera admits the expected 30% reduction in electricity will only be 15%. The Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, admitted this Monday that there is some “uncertainty” in calculating the exact reduction in the price of electricity once the cap on gas to generate electricity comes into force, but maintains that the forecast of the Executive is that it will fluctuate between 15 and 20%. Ribera corrects herself, since on numerous occasions she had maintained that the reduction in the price of electricity with the new mechanism would be 30%. Full article: https://spainsnews.com

 

Spanish Police & LaLiga Carry Out Nationwide Pirate IPTV Crackdown at Businesses & Homes: LaLiga’s premium content is widely pirated in both homes and commercial premises such as bars and restaurants. The investigation identified locations in more than a dozen regions across Spain including Seville, Malaga, Cordoba, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Gijón, Madrid, Vigo, Las Palmas, Bilbao and Barcelona. Coordinated inspections were carried out by police on a day when LaLiga Santander matches were being played, and 166 bars were identified as being involved in the fraudulent display of copyrighted content. The infringed content included matches from LaLiga Santandar and the prestigious UEFA Champions League.
-“As a result of [the operation], the entire infrastructure that allowed the illegal viewing of paid multimedia content was dismantled, with the identification of those responsible and the cessation of the illegal service they provided,” a statement from the National Police reads. During the operation police seized a large number of piracy-configured devices including Amazon Firesticks, generic Android boxes, and others from unnamed manufacturers.
-According to the authorities, the owners of the bars that used the devices to receive and display pirated live matches will be charged with offenses related to the fraudulent reception and distribution of copyrighted broadcasts accessed from encrypted sources. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/

AXARQUIA

Weather Alert- La Axarquia, in yellow warning for coastal phenomena this Tuesday: {Translation, summary}
-AEMET forecasts west and southwest winds of between 50 and 61 km per hour and waves of 2 to 3 meters, plus a significant drop in temperatures from Wednesday.
-AEMET has activated for Tuesday the yellow warning for coastal phenomena. It will be in force between 12.00 and 0.00 hours on Wednesday, May 25, when winds are expected to blow from the west and southwest with force 7, equivalent to gusts of between 50 and 61 km per hour. The situation may see waves of 2 to 3 meters high. The bad state of the sea and the strong wind will also be the protagonists in the rest of the coast of the province and throughout the coast of Granada and Almeria.
-Curiously, while in much of the Peninsula the intense heat retreats this Monday, in places along the coast of the Axarquia it will be the hottest day of the current heat wave. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/

TORROX

The sun will be on display at the Plaza de la Constitución:
Our Plaza, already known worldwide for its Sombrillas De Colores, is going to become a huge sun and its rays, drawn with yellow and orange umbrellas in the center of the square. The rest, blue umbrellas the color of our sky dotted with some white umbrellas simulating clouds.
Monday (23May) we finish the placement of umbrellas and we will be able to say that the sun is definitely coming to live in Torrox. Photo:Torrox Town Hall.  FB 

ALMUNECAR

New shop for organic products opens its doors in Almuñecar:
The recently opened shop La Boutique Bío de Axelle, in Granada’s Almuñecar, sells a whole host of organic food and non-food items. What stands out most about the new establishment is its offer of organic fruit and vegetables, but it also sells a wide range of other products, including nuts, cosmetics, beer, wine and cleaning products. Photo Credit & Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/ 

SEVILLE

Polígono Sur and Los Pajaritos in Seville repeat as the two poorest neighborhoods in Spain: {Translation, summary}
-The 2022 edition of the Urban Indicators of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), framed in the European project Urban Audit on living conditions in the cities of the European Union, includes again the Polígono Sur of Seville as the neighborhood with the lowest average annual net income per capita in Spain, followed again by Los Pajaritos and Amate and with a total of six neighborhoods of the Andalusian capital among the 15 with the lowest average annual net income per person in Spain.
-According to this statistical study, Polígono Sur repeats as the neighborhood with the lowest average net annual income per capita in Spain, with 5,666 euros per person compared to 5,329 euros in the study published in 2021, followed by Los Pajaritos and Amate with 6. 042 euros per person compared to the 5,757 euros per inhabitant reflected in the previous edition; and four more neighborhoods of the city in the fourth, tenth, twelfth and thirteenth positions of the total of 15 neighborhoods with the lowest average net annual income per person. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sevi-poligono-y-pajaritos-repiten-como-barrios-mas-pobres-espana-202205231353_noticia.html

 

Flea infestation at the Interstellar Festival in Seville- “I thought I had the monkey virus”: {Translation, summary}
-Plague of fleas in the Interstellar festival that has been held over the past weekend in the Cartuja. Hundreds of attendees, mostly young people, who have attended the concerts of the sixth edition of the festival held in the meadow of the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art (CAAC) and attended by approximately 20,000 people between concerts throughout the weekend (Friday and Saturday), are affected by the bite of these nasty insects.
-And is that what in principle could be a weekend of fun has become a nightmare for many, affected by the bite of these fleas. “I thought I had the monkey virus and they were fleas,” said Pablo G., a 19-year-old boy who keeps complaining about the hundreds of bites on his arms, legs and practically all over his body, which are becoming very uncomfortable now that he is in the middle of studying for his university exams.
-Complaints about this plague have flooded social networks and some users have even created an Instagram account called Pulgasinteresetelar and subtitled “Official account of the fleas of Interstellar 2022. Thank you Sevilla for this fantastic weekend”. In that network, as in others like Twitter or Facebook, there are numerous comments, mostly in a jocular tone about what happened this weekend in the Cartuja. Photo & Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sevi-plaga-pulgas-festival-interestelar-sevilla-pense-tenia-virus-mono-202205231202_noticia.html 

UK

England discovers 36 new monkeypox cases, total rises to 56:
UK health authorities on Monday said they had detected 36 more cases of monkeypox in England and the first infection in Scotland. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the new cases took the total number of confirmed in England since May 7 to 56, but stressed that although the outbreak was concerning, the risk to Britons remained low. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/

EUROPE

Sanctions Not Working- Russian rouble leaps to near 7-year high vs euro: The rouble has risen about 30% against the dollar this year despite a full-scale economic crisis in Russia, making it the world’s best-performing currency. The Russian rouble gained more than 6% against the euro on Monday to a near seven-year high, boosted by capital controls, strong oil prices and an upcoming month-end tax period. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/rouble-firms-heading-back-towards-multi-year-highs-vs-dollar-euro-2022-05-23/

 

Biden Gonna Kick The Bear Again?- Pentagon Weighs Deploying Special Forces to Guard Kyiv Embassy: U.S. military and diplomatic officials are weighing plans to send special forces troops to Kyiv to guard the newly reopened embassy there. Full article: https://www.wsj.com/

 

EU advises countries to plan vaccines for monkeypox outbreak:
In a report published today, the EU organisation said: ‘Countries should update their contact tracing mechanisms, their diagnostic capacity for orthopoxviruses and review the availability of smallpox vaccines, antivirals and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health professionals.’ It advises that government should review the types, doses and authorisation status of vaccines in case they need to be deployed.
-The report does not recommend mass vaccination programmes of people not at particular risk. It says that healthcare workers who may be exposed to the virus could be vaccinated as a precaution.
-At the moment, there is no specific approved vaccine, but the vaccine for smallpox is effective. If the current outbreaks continue to grow, states are likely to have to start rolling out jabs to try and get on top of the spread. For example, close contacts of those infected could be given the vaccine to give them protection.
-The UK has already recommended that close contacts of those with monkeypox could be given a Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) vaccine. This would be the Imvanex vaccine against smallpox, which contains a live modified form of the vaccinia virus called ‘vaccinia Ankara’, which is related to the smallpox virus.
-Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion.
A rash can develop, often beginning on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body including the genitals. The rash changes and goes through different stages – it can look like chickenpox or syphilis, before finally forming a scab which later falls off. Most people recover in a few weeks even without treatment, but it can cause serious illness in some people. Young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are thought to be particularly affected.
Full article: https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/23/eu-advises-countries-to-plan-vaccines-for-monkeypox-outbreak-16693859/

 

A visa by any other name…: Travellers from 63 world countries, who are eligible to enter the Schengen Area visa-free, will have to apply for a travel authorization before their trip to any of the 26 Member Countries by May 2023, when the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is set to become fully effective. It is estimated that the new requirement will affect around 1.4 billion travellers from countries that have a visa-free travel regime with the EU.
-Travellers applying for an ETIAS will have to complete an online form with information regarding their identity, travel intention, and background security information, as well as upload a scanned copy of their passport and a digital biometric photo.
-Travellers will also have to pay a fee of €7 online. Yet, they will not have to go to an embassy, give fingerprints, or attend an interview. Once approved, an ETIAS authorization will be valid for an initial period of three years or up until the applicant’s passport expires, whichever comes first. The confirmation is sent to each applicant’s email, and then the same should be carried and presented to border officers, if required, either in digital form or printed when travelling to the Schengen Area. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/1-4-billion-people-will-have-to-apply-for-an-etias-authorization-before-travelling-to-eu-by-may-2023/

SPORTS

Tennis News- French Open updates:
-U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu emerged with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1 victory over Czech qualifier Linda Noskova.
-Rafael Nadal beat Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round on Court Philippe Chatrier. Nadal will next face Corentin Moutet, a French wild-card entry who beat 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3.
-Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round of the French Open to local wild-card entry Corentin Moutet. Moutet beat the 2015 French Open champion 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
-Two former Grand Slam champions made it to the second round at the French Open. Petra Kvitova beat Anna Bondar 7-6 (0), 6-1 in the first round at Roland Garros and Victoria Azarenka defeated Ana Bogdan 6-7 (7), 7-6 (1), 6-2.
-Barbora Krejcikova has become only the third defending women’s champion to lose in the first round of the French Open. Krejcikova, a Czech player who was seeded second at Roland Garros, lost to 97th-ranked Diane Parry 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
-Four-time grand slam champion Naomi Osaka exited the French Open in the first round on Monday as she lost 7-5 6-4 against Amanda Anisimova.
-Top-seeded Iga Swiatek has extended her winning streak to 29 matches by advancing to the second round of the French Open. The Polish player, who won the French Open title in 2020, beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-0 in the first round on Court Phillipe Chatrier. Photo:AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/french-open-novak-djokovic-rafael-nadal-naomi-osaka-sports-0bc0f05d51262636625db137c7f6ce04 

TECH

WhatsApp will stop working on iOS 10, iOS 11 and iPhone 5 and 5c from October 24:
-WhatsApp will stop working on iOS 10 and iOS 11, as well as phones from Apple who are unable to update to iOS 12, iPhone 5 5c, starting next October 24.
-The instant messaging application stops supporting versions of Android and iOS operating systems that are considered obsolete. This practice allows WhatsApp to keep updating and introducing new features.
-In this case, WhatsApp will no longer be compatible with the version of the operating system iOS 10 and iOS 11. In addition, it will also stop working on iPhone 5 and 5c, as it cannot be updated to iOS 12 .
-The change means that all users with an iPhone 6 onwards will still be able to access WhatsApp, but they will need to update the version of the operating system to iOS 12 to do so. Full article:
http://observatorial.com/

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DigameXtra No. 2268 Monday, May 23rd, 2022

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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 at various prices.
***Trips***
June
-2nd -Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-24th – A visit to the fabulous Alhambra Palace. The price is 60€pp and includes Entry to the Palace and Guide. If this is not to your liking, stop off at the largest shopping centre in Europe, The Nevada Centre for 20€pp
July
-1st – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-22nd – Day trip to Cadiz with Guide €35pp. Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe , with archaeological remains dating to the 12th century BC, was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
Situated on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea‚ Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with well-preserved historical landmarks. The older part of Cádiz, within the remnants of the city walls, is commonly referred to as the Old Town (Spanish: Casco Antiguo). It is characterized by the antiquity of its various quarters (barrios), among them El Pópulo, La Viña , and Santa María, which present a marked contrast to the newer areas of town. While the Old City’s street plan consists of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cádiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks where exotic plants flourish, including giant trees allegedly brought to Spain by Columbus from the New World .
-29th – Trip to the Biopark in Fuengirola €30pp TBC includes entry to the park.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 

 

Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche:
Have you ever had a GREEN smoothie? If you like green veggies like cucumbers, parsley plus a touch of this and a hint of that, you sure will enjoy this refreshing and absolutely delicious and healthy treat. Also, if you like Tiramisu but find it too heavy and rich in calories, ask Gaby for a Tiramisu Light; Tell her Norma sent you! And check the rest of the menu, it is full of tasty surprises and delicious food combinations. Bio Beach offers you some of the best food, company and vistas in La Costa del Sol. Watch this space and we’ll introduce you to Poke next time. Happy Munching! The staff is professional, friendly and make you feel totally at home! Tell them DigameXtra sent you there!
The Bio Beach lectures are taking a pause for the summer. We will resume in September with a food presentation on Wed. Sept. 14th at 11am. These programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programmes are presented in an effort to attract more members. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com

 

The Wasps- UK Punk: Sat., 11June 00:00
Louie Louie Live in Estepona
With original front man Jesse Lynn-Dean. Established London 1976. NOW performing the FIRST LIVE Wasps performances since 1979!!
Featuring Wasps songs from ’77-’79 including their singles “Teenage Treats” & “Can’t Wait Till ’78” from the “Live at the Vortex” LP album & 7″ single, plus loads of their other great songs from that era & ALSO NEW SONGS from their new album “Punk Prayer” released on vinyl June 2022. FB

 

One For The Children, Young & Old: Musical Theater
“Alice In Wonderland”. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 17.30 at the Teatro Del Carmen- Velez Malaga
This is a family theater for all ages, especially recommended for children up to 12 years (nursery and primary). Highly engaging and fun, it promotes values of excellence, friendship, equality and anti-bullying.
The duration is of 1 hour and 15 minutes; its price is 8 euros per person in advance: online, or at the Cultura de Vélez Málaga (El Posito) Office, or the Tourism Office in Torre del Mar. 10 euros at the box office (an hour before).
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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.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
-Preloved stunning bookcases. Natural & yute
Measurements 84 x 28.50 x 100cms
Price 90€ each ( 2 available ) or 150€ for the 2
-Solid drop leaf occasional table with / small drawers
Natural & yute New handles Measurements
85 x 33 x 55.50cms (opened) Ends folded 62cms. Price 75€
-Occasional lamp table natural & yute new handle Measurements 40 x 30 x 44.50cms Price 35€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Silvercrest Deep Fat Fryer. Very Good Condition / as new. Hardly used. 10 euros. Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk 

 

For Sale: Nautical melamine dinnerware, rope design.
Salad Bowl and Servers. 2 Square Trays 33×24 cm. 5 Oval Dishes 35×25 cm. 16 Cereal Bowls. 20 small Plates 19 cm. 8 Medium Plates 23 cm. 16 Large Plates 25 xcm. 3 Egg Cups. 6 Mugs. All in excellent condition. 150 Euros.
Steve, Nerja. Phone:- 0034 609 545413
e mail:- adamsnerja@yahoo.co.uk 

 

Wanted: Items for child. We have our 9-month-old grandson coming to visit us over the holidays. Has anyone got any of the following items in reasonable condition they no longer need. We are willing to purchase.
-Playpen
-Car seat (Swivel type)
-Cot
We live in Torrox Costa. Please call or WhatsApp Allyson on +447483852230 or email allyrowan@yahoo.co.uk

 

Recommendations & Requests

Lost Item: Help please to find lost wooden walking stick of sentimental value.
Lost -Saturday 21st May around 1pm
Where -on the track from Alcaucin to El Alcazar just before the concrete road or In the first picnic area. We returned and searched for it as soon as we realised it wasn’t on the boot around 2.30 but not located. Hoping a walker may have picked it up.
If anyone saw it could they contact me or if anyone knows any walking groups in Alcaucin that I could contact to ask please let me know. Reward if found. Can travel to pick up if found. Many thanks. Barbara / Benajarafe
Email: barbara.mcmahon505@gmail.com

 

Strimming Needed in Cutar Campo: Can anyone recommend a handyman who does strimming and has their own strimming equipment? We are in Cutar campo. About one day’s work. Many thanks. Caroline, Cutar.
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News & Articles

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SPAIN

30 cases of monkeypox confirmed in Madrid and another 40 under study: {Translation} 22May22 18:36
-The Community of Madrid has 30 confirmed cases of monkeypox and another 40 are still being studied as suspects, according to data provided on Sunday by the regional health minister, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, who reiterated that work is being done to try to locate the chain of transmission. In Spain, at least six autonomous communities have registered possible cases of smallpox.
-The 30 cases confirmed in Madrid have been confirmed through PCR tests, while the remaining 40 are awaiting sequencing. All those affected are males who are progressing favourably and are in isolation. The infections, according to initial data, occurred through two chains of transmission, one of them related to a sauna in the capital, which has now been closed.
-Most of them would be related to sexual relations between men. “The main thing now is to locate the traceability of all cases and from there to achieve isolation and try to stop the transmission of the virus. We must continue and wait for these tests to arrive as soon as possible and try to confirm who is infected and establish the necessary isolation mechanisms in these cases,” said Ruiz Escudero.
-The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed more than 80 cases and announced a working protocol with the affected countries, more than a dozen according to its estimates, to improve “their understanding of the extent and causes of the disease”. The WHO is also aware of another 50 or so cases pending confirmation of a virus it describes as “endemic in animal populations in several countries”. Source, Spanish: https://www.canarias7.es/

MALAGA

Skyrocketing Rents A Threat to Young Workers and Healthy Development of Communities: {Translation, summary}
-A youth unemployment rate of 33%, low wages and the high price of flats prevent youth emancipation. Record breaking numbers of evictions and squatted properties plague the region at a time when landlords are raising rents to try and cover losses incurred due to Covid caused high vacancy rates the past 2 years.
-It has never been easy for young people (between 18 and 25 years of age) to leave their parents’ house and start their lives independently, but now it is practically impossible, thus hindering their development in life. The youth unemployment rate in Malaga is skyrocketing, those who do get a job tend to have low wages or precarious conditions and the price of housing, both for buying and renting, is skyrocketing. It is an explosive mixture that prevents today’s youth, the most educated in history, from being able to grow from a personal point of view. And that, subsequently, leads to later relationships, lower birth rates, frustrations, in short, problems.
-The latest Emancipation Observatory published by the Spanish Youth Council, with data from the first half of 2021, is devastating. “We have the sad honor of registering the lowest emancipation rate of this century,” reads the document, which exposes the current situation of young people without mincing words. Only 15% of young people have managed to become independent, being the lowest figure since 1998.
-Buying a house and taking out a mortgage is unfeasible, for most young people it never even crosses their minds. But the option of renting is also very complicated and in order to get it, one has to resign oneself to sharing a flat between several people, as if one were an eternal student. “A young person who wants to emancipate themselves on their own would spend, on average, 81.9% of their salary on rent or would have to adjust to a maximum tolerable surface area of 29.3 square metres”, regrets the report by the Spanish Youth Council. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/
(Depending on how the Andalucian elections turn out, this situation could lead to rent controls. If these trends continue, and landlords refuse to moderate rents to be in line with local economies, then the gov’t will eventually step in to do the moderating, as we see in Catalonia right now. -Ed.)

EUROPE

The UN condemns the “stigmatization of LGTBI and Africans” in “stereotyped” information about monkeypox: {Translation}
-The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Sunday condemned “stereotypical” reports and comments about the spread of monkeypox that have contributed to reinforcing homophobic and racist stigma against the LGTBI community and citizens of African countries.
-UNAIDS said in a statement released Sunday that “a significant proportion of cases have been identified among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, with some cases identified through sexual health clinics.
-However, the UN programme recalls that “the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that available evidence suggests that those most at risk are those who have had close physical contact with someone with monkeypox, and that risk is not limited to men who have sex with men”. “Lessons from the AIDS response show that stigma and blame directed at certain groups of people can quickly undermine the response to the outbreak,” the programme laments in the statement. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/


Belgium becomes first country to introduce compulsory monkeypox quarantine: Belgium has become the first country to introduce a compulsory 21-day monkeypox quarantine – as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks of the viral disease and doctors warn of a ‘significant rise’ in UK cases. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/

SPORTS

Football News- Man City crowned 2021/22 Premier League champions: Man City have been crowned 2021/22 Premier League champions after a dramatic final day to the Premier League season. City, who knew a victory would secure them the title, were 2-0 down to Aston Villa with just 15 minutes remaining, but turned the game around with three goals in five minutes to win 3-2 in thrilling scenes to rival the famous 2012 Premier League title victory. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/

 

F1 News- Spanish Grand Prix Results: Max Verstappen wins in Spain to take title lead as Charles Leclerc retires. Max Verstappen fought back from an early spin to win the Spanish Grand Prix after title rival Charles Leclerc retired from a dominant lead. It was Verstappen’s fourth victory in six races this year, helped by Red Bull imposing team orders on Sergio Perez. It gives him the championship lead for the first time in 2022 and he heads to Monaco next weekend with a six-point advantage over Leclerc.
Mercedes’ George Russell took a strong third after a long and valiant attempt to hold Verstappen at bay early in the race. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/ 

 

Tennis News:
-2022 French Open men’s singles: See the full draw and latest results here
-Alcaraz begins on the fast track in Paris: Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz got into action this Sunday at the Roland Garros tournament with a solid win (6-4, 6-2, 6-0) against Argentinean Juan Ignacio Lóndero, to join in the second round with his compatriot Albert Ramos, also a winner along with Jaume Munar and Bernabé Zapata, while Alejandro Davidovich and Carlos Taberner were dismissed. Photo:Hipolito/AFP7. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/ 

 

Golf News- Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship after one of the worst rounds of his career: Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship on Saturday, carding a nine-over 79. That left the 46-year-old 12 over par and tied for last among the 79 players to make the halfway cut and his subsequent withdrawal came as no surprise. Full article: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/

TECH

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OTHER

Meet the ‘Hermettes’: A Secret Society of Women Who Prefer to Be Left Alone: “Hermette” derives from hermit, those who live in solitude or in a small social circle. The society holds many misunderstandings toward hermits. People see them as self-centered, anti-social, hostile, cynical, fearful of people, and uncooperative.
-It never was common to live as a hermit, and in the Western world, hermits are still rare. It’s even harder for women to choose this lifestyle. The masculine hermit has existed across cultures for many years, but the feminine of a hermit – what I call a hermette – is a lifestyle that I believe should become a new feminine ideal. Full article: https://www.msn.com/

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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Ambulance: 061
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DigameXtra No. 2267 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, May 21st, 2022

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Bar Atila: Liquid Lunch Band. Saturday 21st May at 9pm
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table & preorder meals
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel 

 

Opening of new music bar St. Patrick: Sun. 22 May, 4pm
Paseo Marìtimo #41 Fuengirola
You are all welcome to the NEW restaurant karaoke bar SAINT PATRICK. Opening Party with live music.
Sunday 22 of May at 16 h.
Super nice menu with friendly prices on food and drinks.
Music and karaoke on the new stage. Book your table now call +34 698 801 194
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Noche en Blanco- Nerja: Today, 21May22. Activities in 8 locations starting at 11am. 

 

Riogordo celebrates on Sunday, May 29, the Day of the Snail with the tasting of 500 kilos of its traditional stew: {Translation}
-The event will start at 12.00 hours in the premises of the Municipal swimming Pool, with a parade and a performance by the Municipal Music Band of Riogordo.
-From 14.00 hours to taste the typical dish of snails in broth of Riogordo, served with olives and wines of the land. Visitors will enjoy these snails cooked in its own broth with ingredients including anise, grain, pepper, orange peel, bay leaf, chili pepper or mint to prepare one of the specialties that characterize the cooking of the municipality.
-The musical performances of ‘The Electroduentes’ and the flamenco group ‘Southerners’ put the clip end of the TWENTY-first edition of the Day of the Snail of Riogordo. 

 

K1 Kick Boxing in Torrox: This evening Sat 21May, starting at 7pm. The location is Pabellón Deportivo Municipal.
The card- three professional, four semi-profesional and 15 amateur fights, including 2 female bouts. Info 663 812 222 

 

Lux Mundi, Torre Del Mar June coming events & excursion:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday to Friday 10.00 till 13. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org
-We continue our regular activities: Spanish practice groups (limited numbers per group) Monday to Thursday, Craft group on Mondays, Art group on Wednesdays and coffee morning every Friday
-Our shop will be open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Wednesday 1st June – Quiz Night. Tickets available at the Centre 7€ or with a Friend of Lux Mundi card 6€. Proceeds for fundraising. Doors open at 6.00pm and the fun starts at 6.30pm.
-Friday 3rd June – Special Coffee Morning to Celebrate the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 11. At 12.00 midday there will be a toast with cava. We look forward to seeing you.
-Thursday 23rd June – Excursion to Guadix. There will be a stop for refreshments and you will arrive in Guadix at 10.30 approx., when there will be a guided tour. This includes the Cathedral and its museum etc. Arriving back in the Town Hall square you will take the tourist train to the area of the cave houses, one of which you will visit, also the Ermita and the centre of Interpretation of the caves. These are all included in the ticket price. There is then free time for lunch and you will leave Guadix for the return journey at 16.30 with a refreshment stop and arrive in Torre del Mar at 19.00 approx. Ticket price 33 Euros and with a Friend of Lux Mundi card 30 Euros. Proceeds for fundraising. Departure times: Torre del Mar bus station 07.45, Caleta (opposite the Vets) 07.55, Algarrobo (Lidl) 08.00.
-Friday 24th June – Taize Prayer. At the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. Time 19.45.

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Malagalingo Spanish School:
Debuting new large awning in Malagalingo on our OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea.
To keep you COOL in your SPANISH LESSONS this summer!
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First lesson FREE with no obligation. Come and have a look.
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Mobile Hairdresser: Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 13 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Covering Torrox and surrounding areas. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like. Jenny, Torrox 
Tel or WhatsApp 622 690 133,
Email jmainwood01 @ gmail dot com (no spaces) or go to my Facebook page

 

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Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or visit our Facebook page
Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
-Preloved stunning bookcase Natural & yute
Measurements 84 x 28.50 x 100cms
Price 90€ each (2 available )
-Unusual castillan cupboard with drawer & shelves
Natural & yute Measurements 46.50 x 34 x 194cms
Price 165€ contact
Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Elu mitre chop saw. Very Good Condition. Hardly used. 150 euros. Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or
email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk 

 

For Sale: Telescope. Starsense Explorer LT 70AZ smartphone app-enabled refractor telescope, excellent condition, located near Canillas de Aceituno. Please see link below for full details and description. Original packaging and registration codes included, €165
Please contact Adrian on WhatsApp/ mobile +44 7811466234 or aideydessent@mac.com.
https://www.celestron.com/products/starsense-explorer-lt-70az

 

For Sale: Rock and roll style sofa bed with removable cover. Great for by the side of the pool as you can take the cover off and wash it. 40 euro. Collect Torrox or can deliver for fuel costs. More pics on request.
jmainwood01@gmail.com ; Jenny, Torrox 

 

Recommendations & Requests

Credit Cards: Is anyone else having a problem with using their UK bank Credit Cards with on line purchases and on occasions getting this message “ Invalid 3-D Secure Authentication Values “ If anyone has had this experience and knows what to do about avoiding this problem, please contact Michael of Frigiliana on mikestevenitt@gmail.com

 

Lost Dog, Reward: Medium size friendly dog “Dora”. Alcaucin Village area. She has white tipford tail & white tipped paws.
Please report any sightings. Chipped with white excaliber fleacollar. Richard +34 672328623 or Lyn +34 67327928 ; Lynmarston2@gmail.com 

 

Lost wallet- Nerja: I lost my wallet on Wednesday night in Nerja (round the Balcon – Antonio Millon area) between 9pm and 2am. It is black, didn’t have any money or bank cards in it but had my covid cards confirming my vaccinations, a list of medication and a note of co-ordinates of a house. If anyone finds it please contact John, Torrox on: crumlin4 at yahoo dot com

 

News & Articles

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COVID

Covid Andalucia- adds 8,071 cases, 41 deaths and drops 74 hospitalized: {Translation} 20/05/2022 13:14
-Andalusia has registered this Friday, May 20, a total of 8,071 new cases of coronavirus since Tuesday, of which 3,385 have occurred in people over 60, bringing the total number of infections in Andalusia since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,498,56.
-Also, the Ministry of Health and Families has notified in a graph on its Twitter profile that the region has recorded this Friday a drop of 74 patients hospitalized by coronavirus compared to Tuesday 17 to a total of 797, while ICU admissions fall by five to 49 people.
-Likewise, 41 deaths have been recorded in the community in three days, eight less than those recorded last Tuesday, when the highest figure for the month of May was recorded (49 deaths).
-Regarding the current average incidence of infection in Andalusia in the last 14 days in people over 60 years, this stands at 603.34 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 2.76 points less than three days ago.
-By provinces, Seville is the most positive with 1,999, followed by Malaga with 1,177 in Malaga, Cadiz with 1,575, Granada with 826, Cordoba with 756, Jaen with 688, Almeria with 586 and Huelva with 466.
-Regarding deaths, 15 were reported in Seville, eight in Almeria, five in Cordoba, four in Cadiz, three in Jaen, and two each in Granada, Huelva and Malaga. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/

COSTA DEL SOL

Magnitude 5 earthquake in the Alboran Sea is widely felt across south of Spain: The epicentre of a magnitude 5 earthquake was registered in the Alboran Sea this Friday, 20 May, but it was strongly felt in different parts of Malaga city and along the Costa del Sol. It was recorded at 2.35pm (local time) according to data from Spain’s National Geological Institute (IGN). Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/magnitude-earthquake-alboran-20220520151528-nt.html

MALAGA

New documentary to put spotlight on Torremolinos buskers:
The aim of the video is to showcase the profession by revealing the life stories and daily routines of ten street artists who regularly work in the town. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 

 

Welcome to the Survellience State- Almargen installs number plate cameras to “improve safety”: A total of 18 surveillance cameras have been installed at strategic locations. The town hall says they will alert the police to possible crimes and also improve road safety.
-The cameras have been active since April and will serve to detect and record the number plates of all the vehicles that enter and leave Almargen.
-The registration plates are automatically filed in a database at a new office located in headquarters of the Local Police. The images captured by the cameras are stored in a computer and, in compliance with the current data protection law, are automatically deleted after a few months.
-The council stressed that the police are the “only authorised personnel” to have access to view and process these recordings, which, they say, “will undoubtedly create a precedent that will soon be seen it in more locations”. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/
Note: This type of data is saved from the camera network to the “cloud” for storage. Some cameras use wifi to deliver data for remote collection. Wifi is easily snooped on. Despite the best efforts of the police, they are vulnerable to the all too common cloud hacks and data breaches, like the rest of us. Every month another major cloud hack gets announced. The cloud is not secure, and either is this data they are collecting. -Ed.

UK

British Airways continues to cancel flights from UK airports: British Airways continued to cancel flights on Thursday, May 19 from UK airports, weeks after it first experienced IT problems and staff shortages. 130 short and medium haul flights were cancelled from London Heathrow, with more expected in the coming days, in what the airline says include planned cancellations. 108 long-haul flights were also cancelled, with departures removed from the schedules weeks ago.
-Drivers expecting avalanche of fines as new UK driving rule changes implemented: In the past only the police were able to penalise drivers for misdemeanours on the road, however the new changes will see that responsibility pass to Councils. That’s not good news for drivers, with Councils typically having more enforcement offices on the road as well as the use of CCTV.
The new laws, which come into effect on May 31, will allow Councils to fine drivers up to £70 for offences such as making illegal turns, stopping in yellow boxes at junctions and driving through no entry signs. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/

 

Drivers expecting avalanche of fines as new UK driving rule changes implemented: It is expected that new driving rule changes, to be implemented across England and Wales later this month, could bring an avalanche of fines.
-In the past only the police were able to penalise drivers for misdemeanours on the road, however the new changes will see that responsibility pass to Councils. That’s not good news for drivers, with Councils typically having more enforcement offices on the road as well as the use of CCTV.
-The new laws, which come into effect on May 31, will allow Councils to fine drivers up to £70 for offences such as making illegal turns, stopping in yellow boxes at junctions and driving through no entry signs. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/

EUROPE

Finland Loses Main Gas Supply After Refusing Payment in Rubles: Finland is becoming the third European country to be cut off from Russian natural gas after refusing to pay for the fuel in rubles.
-Flows on a main pipeline from the region’s top supplier are set to stop in the early hours of Saturday, according to a filing by Finnish importer Gasum Oy. Poland and Bulgaria had their taps turned off last month for the same reason.
-The lost supplies will likely have a limited impact on the Nordic nation’s economy, with the fuel accounting for just about 5% of the energy mix. It’s mainly used by factories rather than for heating like in many other European nations. Full article: https://energynow.ca/

SPORTS

Football News- 2022 Europa League final: Eintracht Frankfurt beat Rangers in the 2022 Europa League final on Wednesday, ending its 42-year wait for a European trophy. The German club won against Rangers FC in a penalty shoot, having drawn with the side 1-1 after extra time.
Kevin Trapp made a pivotal save at the end of extra time and again in the penalty shootout to help give Frankfurt a 5-4 win on penalties. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/ 

 

Tennis News- Wimbledon stripped of ATP and WTA ranking points after Russian and Belarusian player ban: Wimbledon has been stripped of ranking points for players for this year’s tournament by the ATP and the WTA, following their decision to ban players from Russia or Belarus from competing at SW19.
In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian and Belarusian players have been banned by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) from all UK grass-court events, which includes the third grand slam of the year.
And in a statement, the ATP – who run the men’s world ranking system and weekly tennis tour – intimated they had been left with no decision but to announce that players will not recieve ranking points for competing at Wimbledon.
“The ability for players of any nationality to enter tournaments based on merit, and without discrimination, is fundamental to our Tour,” read the statement. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon-atp-russia-belarus-ranking-points-b2083993.html

 

Tennis News- French Open 2022, Full draw, bracket, seedings for Roland-Garros: The second Grand Slam of 2022, the French Open, gets underway in Paris on May 22.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 13-time winner Rafael Nadal, will be the headline acts in the men’s draw, although rising star Carlos Alcaraz could be the real one to watch.
The draw means Djokovic and Nadal could meet one another at the quarterfinal stage if results go to plan for each.
See full schedule in source article. Full article: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/tennis/news/french-open-2022-draw-results-bracket-roland-garros/stjatxluwnclfniniswfkere

 

Golf News- 2022 PGA Championship: Justin Thomas moves into lead at 6 under after Friday morning round. He shot a 3-under 67 for the second consecutive day, birdieing his final hole on Friday to take a one-shot lead at the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The 29-year-old, who won the 2017 PGA Championship, played a clean second round with four birdies and only one bogey. Full article: https://theathletic.com/news/2022-pga-championship-justin-thomas/1rsOfAeYMkU2/ 

HEALTH

Suspected case of monkeypox virus investigated on the Costa del Sol: The first possible case of monkeypox virus on the Costa del Sol is currently being investigated, in a foreign resident who has recently been travelling in several countries. He is self-isolating at home, waiting for confirmation of whether or not he has the illness.
The incubation period for monkeypox virus is from six to 13 days, although on occasions it can be up to three weeks. In Spain there are seven confirmed cases at present, all in Madrid, and another 29 suspected cases. The illness has also been detected in London and Lisbon. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 

 

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases grow to 100 in Europe: The World Health Organization was due to hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west and central Africa, after more than 100 cases were confirmed or suspected in Europe.
-In what Germany described as the largest outbreak in Europe ever, cases have been reported in at least eight European countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – as well as the United States, Canada and Australia.
-First identified in monkeys, the disease typically spreads through close contact and has rarely spread outside Africa, so this series of cases has triggered concern.
-However, scientists do not expect the outbreak to evolve into a pandemic like COVID-19, given the virus does not spread as easily as SARS-COV-2. Monkeypox is usually a mild viral illness, characterised by symptoms of fever as well as a distinctive bumpy rash. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/monkeypox-outbreak-europe-largest-ever-region-cases-cross-100-2022-05-20/

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New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

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: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

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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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
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Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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DigameXtra No. 2266 Friday, May 20th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organisation 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
Royal British Legion’s First Annual Masquerade Ball – Tickets are currently available and can be obtained by containing Kim at the number below.
On May 21, 2022, RBL’s first annual Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro – Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen will entertain party-goers as they enjoy a three-course dinner and wine. Welcome drinks and canapes will be available. Tickets are 40€ for members and 45€ for non-members. Please contact our events coordinator for more info contact Kim at +34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
MAY
-21st, Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro
JUNE
-3rd, Lunch at Nueva Arenas in La Herradura
-14th, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa
-23rd, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro (Armed Forces Day Lunch)
Note that currently displayed in Gems Tea Room Torrox Costa is a small collection of oil paintings donated to the Nerja branch from Dot Graves. They are for sale. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Personnel Recovery Centre. Please visit to view and place a bid whilst enjoying Emma’s delicious cakes!
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

 

Feria de Primavera 2022- Antequera: Spring Fair 26-29 May 

 

‘Circus of the Sea’ this weekend with a parade of clowns and pirates at Rincón de la Victoria: The schedule of activities will begin on Friday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. and will continue until Sunday, May 22, around 11:00 p.m. with fire shows starring circus professionals. 

 

Flamenco In Progress concert- Torrox: Sat., 21May 8pm
Rocío Márquez & Bronquio perform. Entry €15
Teatro Villa de Torrox, Av. Issac Albeniz 3, 29770 Torrox
Info & Tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/rocio-marquez-bronquio/ 

 

Flamenco at Tipi Tapa Restaurant: Unique on the Costa del Sol- flamenco a cappella (without microphone without amplification 5 great artists) every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Calle Malaga 4, 29640 Fuengirola. Reserve 951 31 16 30 

 

P.G.S. (Proper Golf Society) is a newly formed golf society that has recently been established in the area.
-We are based at Los Moriscos Golf, Motril.
-Fun, sociable and friendly golf for both men & lady players.
-We play each Monday, with a first tee off time of 10am.
-There are no joining fees, subscriptions or admin charges.
-Benefit from reduced society rate green fees, as set by the golf club.
-Buggies always available at extra cost. (Price set by the golf club).
-We play to established R&A rules.
-No gimmicks. Just a round of friendly golf followed by 19th hole banter!
Come and join us! For more information and to register your interest, please contact Chris (La Herradura) on Spanish mobile number 711016717

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: New Hours, 7pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

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For Sale: Quirumed Evolution 1500 vibrating physio machine in VGC. Price 75 euro. Contact Bob. Torrox Campo. Phone 693454206. Can deliver local. 

 

For Sale:12 x tablero 200 x 50 x 2.7 shuttering boards hardly used 15€ each or 13€ each the lot. Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or
email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk 

 

Wanted: Second hand car. Wanted a Spanish registered 4 doors automatic or manual second hand car in good condition. Please contact Hamed on +44 7799692328 and email: hamedassam@icloud.com

 

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Water: Be sure to carry plenty of water for you and your animals if you are taking a trip inland this weekend. Friday in Seville is forecast to peak at 39C, and 34C for Saturday! 

 

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SPAIN

Boost for tourism as Spain set to drop Covid jab requirement for non-EU travellers ‘in a matter of days’: International passengers will soon be able to enter the country either with a vaccination certificate or a negative coronavirus test. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/

 

Seven out of ten foods became more expensive by more than 5% in April: Prices rose 8.3% in April, according to CPI data, and the shopping basket is the most affected: 73% of these consumer goods became more expensive by more than 5% in April compared to the same month of 2021, according to data from a NielsenIQ report.
-What rises the most in price is oil, which costs 75% more than a year ago. Thus, a liter of oil had an average price in April 2021 of 2.34 euros, while now the average is 4.11 euros. This rise in its cost has reduced demand, with a 32% drop in the volume of oil sold in April.
-Margarine is the second product that has become more expensive, specifically 35% compared to a year ago, and whose demand has fallen two points. It is followed by pasta, 31% more expensive, which is associated with a 10% decrease in purchase volume. A year ago the price of a kilo of pasta was 1.72 euros while now it reaches 2.24 euros, reveals Nielsen.
-Pastries become 25% more expensive, baby food and butter 20%, as well as household cellulose (toilet paper, kitchen paper), 17% more expensive. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/

ANDALUCIA

The calima returns to Andalucía with the worst expected at the weekend: The dreaded calima haze, with Saharan sand dust in suspension, is returning to the south of Spain. But this time it will be accompanied by high temperatures instead of precipitation that fell as muddy rain in spring which left terraces and facades dyed red. The haze was already noticeable on Wednesday, 18 May, and it will increase in the coming days, especially in Andalucía and the south of Murcia, with the highest concentration of dust in suspension expected at the weekend. The new calima will clearly affect the air quality but it is not expected to be as strong as that of last March. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 

SPORTS

Golf News- PGA Championship 2022- Rory McIlroy seizes lead as Tiger Woods makes solid start: At Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday, Rory McIlroy shoots 65 and delivered his longest major birdie run to seize the lead in Thursday’s opening round of the PGA Championship while Tiger Woods finished in a share of 47th as he struggled to walk 72 holes at hilly Augusta National. Photo:AFP. Full article: https://www.firstpost.com/ 

TECH

New Bluetooth Hack Could Let Attackers Remotely Unlock Smart Locks and Cars: A novel Bluetooth relay attack can let cybercriminals more easily than ever remotely unlock and operate cars, break open residential smart locks, and breach secure areas. The vulnerability has to do with weaknesses in the current implementation of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), a wireless technology used for authenticating Bluetooth devices that are physically located within a close range.
After being alerted to the findings on April 4, 2022, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) acknowledged that relay attacks are a known risk and that the standard body is currently working on “more accurate ranging mechanisms.” Full article: https://thehackernews.com/

OTHER

For Gospel Music Fans: In the summer of 2011, two American iconic musicians met and jammed up a storm. Very few people heard what they created until now.
The 12-track live album “Carry Me Home” is the long-awaited record of what happened when Grammy-winning soul and gospel star Mavis Staples visited her good friend Levon Helm, the Grammy-winning drummer and singer of The Band. It would be one of Helm’s final recordings before his death, the next year.
There are the gospel classics like “Hand Writing on the Wall” and “Farther Along,” protest songs like “This Is My Country,” an electric “You Got to Move,” Buddy Miller’s “Wide River to Cross” and “When I Go Away,” a Helm’s favorite. Staples’ sister Yvonne sang and so did Helm’s daughter, Amy. Full article: https://apnews.com/  & VIDEO LINK 

 

Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater:
-Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the environment minimal.
-The plan was submitted by the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings in December based on the government’s decision last year to release the wastewater as a necessary step for the ongoing plant cleanup and decommission.
-A massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 destroyed the Fukushima plant’s cooling systems, causing the meltdown of three reactors and the release of large amounts of radiation. Water that has been used to cool the three damaged reactor cores, which remain highly radioactive, has since leaked but was collected and stored in tanks.
-There is still concern in the community and neighboring countries about the potential health hazards of the release of the wastewater that includes tritium — a byproduct of nuclear power production and a possible carcinogen at high levels.
-The government and TEPCO say more than 60 isotopes selected for treatment can be lowered to meet safety standards, except for tritium, but that it is safe if diluted. Scientists say impact of long term low-dose exposure to the environment and humans are unknown, and that tritium can have a bigger impact on humans when consumed in fish than in water. Source: https://apnews.com/

 

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

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: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

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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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. 2265 Thursday, May 19th, 2022

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Cool & Groovy Band: Friday 20th May from 8.30pm, performing live at Posada La Plaza, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida
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Youth area of Rincón de la Victoria organizes a `Street Show´: Break dance and graffiti exhibitions: Saturday 21 May from 19.00 to 21.00 in the Plaza de la Constitución. 

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For Sale: Bicycle by Coluer. Only ridden a few times. Extra comfortable saddle, front and rear lights, rear carrier bag set, inc. spare tube, oil, chain lock etc. It’s a real beauty, modeled on an old style. Bought it a few years ago in Almeria (where it’s been stored ever since). Cost me €500. Price, €390 ONO.
David, Torrox
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For Sale- New Super Mini PC, DoctorLaptop Customized: Windows 11 Pro, 6Gb RAM, 2 SSD hard drives- 120Gb System drive + 240Gb Storage drive. Processor: Intel Celeron J4125, 2.0GHz base, 2.7GHz boost.
2x HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, 2x USB 2, 2x USB 3, Audio miniplug, Dual Band Wifi 2.4/5. Video: Can support 3 displays simultaneously, 4k HD. I have new Logitech business quality UK keyboards available for €25, if you need one.
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Recommendations & Requests

Axarquia Hospital: For those not aware of the changes going on at the local hospital, the Main Entrance has been blocked off and you can now only enter next to the A&E , on the right to gain access to the building. There is no parking available at the rear of the building, the roundabout and ramp has disappeared.
So, if you’re old and incapable, get dropped off opposite the A&E entrance. Liz / David. Caleta. Phone. 648917219. wanchaisailor9ATgmailD0Tcom

 

Pilates: Can anyone recommend a Pilates group, during the day for ladies of a certain age, in Nerja or Torrox Costa?
Moira, Nerja
Email: mearly_2000ATyahooD0Tco.uk

 

Carpets and upholstery: Can anyone recommend someone who cleans carpets and upholstery in this area? Vera, Torrox Costa
Email: ozzybaldwin at yahoo dot co dot uk ; 697293698

 

News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

SPAIN

Russia expels 27 Spanish diplomats in tit-for-tat move: Twenty-seven Spanish diplomats must leave Russia within a week, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Spain said in April it would expel some 25 Russian diplomats and embassy staff from Madrid, joining other European Union countries that have ordered Russian officials to leave. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-expels-27-spanish-diplomats-tit-for-tat-move-2022-05-18/

 

Ministry of Health issues warning about Monkeypox virus in Spain after eight suspected cases detected: The initial symptoms are similar to chickenpox, but milder. They include fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, swollen lymph glands, shivering and exhaustion. There may be a rash, which usually starts on the face and then extends to other parts of the body.
-Spain’s Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has warned the regional governments to be on the alert for possible cases of monkeypox virus after eight suspected cases were detected in Madrid. The National Microbiology Centre is analysing samples to confirm whether or not they do have this illness, as cases have been recorded in several countries in recent days.
-The alarm was raised by the UK two days ago, where seven cases were reported. All of them were men who had had sexual relations with other men, although there was no epidemiological link between them, which points to the existence of different chains of infection. Meanwhile, Portugal has confirmed three cases via PCR testing, has two other suspected cases and 15 others under investigation. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/ministry-health-issues-20220518161619-nt.html

 

Electricity- These are the cheapest hours this Thursday:
-The average price of electricity in the wholesale market will fall 2.25% this Wednesday compared to yesterday’s price, thus remaining below the level of 200 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The average price will be 0.2702 euros per kilowatt hour.
-Peak and off-peak hours, the cheapest: from 03:00 to 04:00 at 0.22239. The most expensive: from 21:00 to 22:00 at 0.35748.
Specifically, the average price of the ‘pool’ for this Wednesday will be 194.86 euros/MWh, about 4.5 euros less than the 199.36 euros of yesterday.
-The maximum electricity price for this Wednesday will be between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., with 237.72 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day, of 165.04 euros/MWh, will be recorded between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. hours.
-Compared to a year ago, the average price of electricity for this Wednesday is 150.9% more expensive than the 77.65 euros/MWh of May 18, 2021. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/these-are-the-cheapest-hours-this-thursday-6/

ANDALUCIA

More hours of Mathematics and Language for Andalusian students: {Translation, summary}
-Primary students from first to third grade will dedicate five hours a week to Language and Mathematics in Andalusian schools. In secondary schools they will study four hours a week of Language, Mathematics and English. This has been determined by the Regional Ministry of Education for the drafting of the curriculum for Primary and Compulsory Secondary Education. The document is in the preliminary phase and has already been sent to trade unions and employers’ organizations.
-For Andalusian students, these changes will be translated into the timetable as follows: From first to third grade, five hours per week will be dedicated to Mathematics and Language. In the fourth year, one more hour will be dedicated to science. In Secondary School, four hours per week will be devoted to Mathematics, Language and English. In total, this means that in Andalusia students will receive 500 more hours of Language and 617 more hours of Mathematics than the Lomloe minimum between Primary and ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) throughout their schooling.
-In addition, in Primary, the centers will be able to organize the timetable distribution by cycles instead of course by course to better adapt it to the configuration of their own resources.
-In ESO, schools will have two hours for optional subjects offered by the Regional Ministry, such as robotics, public speaking, second foreign language or music.
-Likewise, the Andalusian project gives continuity to the promotion of computational thinking and robotics in the curriculum, but also to the Humanities, because the commitment to Classical Culture is maintained and the optional offer of Philosophy in ESO will be reinforced.
-Likewise, with respect to the second foreign language, it becomes compulsory in the first year of ESO, in order to give continuity to the existing obligation in the fifth and sixth years of primary school, and ceases to be compulsory in the first year of Baccalaureate.
-The document reflects Andalusia’s position of “implementing the culture of effort” in the educational system (sounds like “participation trophies” to me!). With regard to class advancement, the draft regulation establishes that the teaching teams will make the promotion decision requiring that it be made in a collegiate manner by a two-thirds majority. They will take into account that, after the application of educational reinforcement measures and necessary support during the course aimed at ensuring the acquisition of essential skills, if the student has actively participated with involvement, attention and effort.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/horas-matematicas-lengua-estudiantes-andalucia_0_1684632580.html

MALAGA

Velez-Malaga will host golf tournament benefit for Spanish Association Against Cancer: {Translation}
The event will take place on Saturday June 18 at the Baviera Golf course, located in Caleta de Velez.
After the success of the first edition, the organizing committee has set the goal of reaching 200 players to consolidate the event as the most important charity golf tournament in the eastern part of the province of Malaga.
Registration is still open for those interested in participating and supporting the cause. Full article: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/ 

EUROPE

The two euro coins that are worth up to €2500:
-These are highly valued coins that are quite a claim for collectors and the general public. The most exclusive two-euro coins can have a price of up to 2,500 euros.
-There are twelve 2 euro coins that can be sold for from 100 euros to 2500. The most expensive is from Lithuania in the year 2021. The cheapest, at 100 euros, is Andorra’s Alpine Ski World Cup from 2019.
-It is important to note that the coins that can fetch these prices are those that are uncirculated and in perfect PROOF condition.
Full article: https://mundomoneda.com/en/euro/most-valuable-2-euro-coins/

USA

US Congress holds hearing on UFOs- ‘Reports of sightings are frequent and continuing’: Scott Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, told committee members that since the early 2000s there has been a significant increase in reports of unidentified or unauthorized aircraft and objects in military areas. 
-In 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence published a long-awaited report admitting that the main military and espionage agencies lacked the elements to explain 142 sightings made between 2004 and March of last year. “The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP,” said the document. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Tough day for Spain:
-At WTA 250 Morocco, Garbiñe Muguruza (pic) lost in three sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-1) to the player Italian Martina Trevisan. Source, Spanish.
-Pablo Carreño falls eliminated in the second round of the tournament in Lyon by Argentina’s Federico Coria 7-5, 6-3. Source, Spanish.
-Feliciano López falls in the first round of the pre-Roland Garros. In the preview of Roland Garros ends his historic streak of playing in 79 ‘Grand Slams’. He lost to 24yr old Italian Gian Marco Moron 6-1, 7-6(4). Source, Spanish


HEALTH

Spain’s new women’s health law: Here are the key points.
-Girls aged 16 and 17 will be able to get abortions without the need for permission.
-Guaranteed abortions in the public health system, and close to home.
-Registration of objectors. Any health professional either working in the private or public sectors can decline to participate, and declare themselves to be a conscientious objector.
-The three mandatory reflection days will be eliminated.
-Menstrual and pregnancy leave. The law will include a specific section on periods, allowing time off work for women who suffer from extremely painful and disabling periods, which will be financed 100 percent by the State.
-Free period products. In high schools, prisons, women’s centres, civic centres, social centres and public bodies, products such as tampons, pads or menstrual cups will be distributed free of charge with the aim of ending menstrual poverty.
-Free distribution of the pill and methods of male contraception. The new law also indicates that there will be free distribution of the morning-after pill in health centres, as well as in sexual and reproductive health institutions.
-Mandatory sex education. The law states that sex education must be mandatory in schools. Teachers will be trained in sexual and menstrual education, as will prison officers and public workers. Free contraceptive methods will also be distributed in educational centres linked to campaigns on sexual education (something that will also be done in social centres and prisons).
-Surrogacy and forced sterilisation. The law recognises surrogacy as a form of violence against women and the advertising of agencies that offer these services abroad is prohibited. It also considers forced abortion and sterilisation of women with disabilities as violence against women. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220518/key-points-spains-new-womens-health-law/

 

Spanish cabinet approves paid ‘menstrual leave’: Spain’s cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill which grants paid medical leave for women who suffer from severe period pain, in what would be a first in Europe if it passes the final vote in Parliament. 
-The bill entitles workers experiencing period pain to as much time off as they need, with the state social security system – not employers – picking up the tab for the sick leave.
-As with paid leave for other health reasons, a doctor must approve the temporary medical incapacity.
-The proposed legislation must still be approved by parliament, with a vote not expected for months. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220517/spanish-cabinet-approves-paid-menstrual-leave/

TECH

Hard Times For Fakebook, Twit-er & WhatsApp Personal Location Tracker!


Spanish hacker exposes privacy flaws on popular messaging service WhatsApp: Chema Alonso, a well-known Spanish hacker and member of the executive committee of Telefónica, has exposed some threats to people’s privacy while they use WhatsApp – the Meta messaging service that is hugely popular in Spain. Alonso said that there is possibly an error that can expose “fundamental data of the people who use the app, such as their location or even the place where they are residing.”
-Testing the potential personal security threat, Chema Alonso said: “To demonstrate this flaw, I myself created a malicious website with a few lines of code and a database log, which I linked in my status as a cheat. “Soon, from my contacts who clicked, I knew if they were in Spain or not, what province they were in, if they used Wi-Fi, the IP of their mobile or the company with which they were connecting to the Internet. “They had completely lost their privacy,” he said, adding that he does not want to tell you more secrets about the fault that has been detected, so as not to give ideas to people who are dedicated to committing fraud in digital form.
Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/
Better article, but in Spanish: https://www.informacion.es/

 

Facebook’s devastating decline in users:
-Even Zuckerberg is abandoning floundering Fakebook, to focus on his new META project; he knows Fakebook is doomed to follow My Space into internet oblivion, as advertizers claim FB defrauded them by claiming fake, inflated user numbers to boost ad prices. IF YOU PAY FOR FAKEBOOK ADS, YOU ARE PROBABLY NOT GETTING THE EXPOSURE YOU ARE PAYING FOR!
-Mark Zuckerberg’s terrible year- Facebook’s devastating decline in users caps off turbulent 2021 in which the company was rocked by whistleblower allegations, major service outages, and constant controversy.
-Facebook’s devastating earnings report marked the end of a difficult year for the company, which has been battered by whistleblower allegations, a major global service outage, and protests and controversy over its policies.
-Facebook reported on Wednesday that daily logins to its services dropped nearly 500,000 during the last three months of 2021, the first time in the company’s 18-year history that user activity has declined.
-It sent Facebook shares plunging 26 percent as of February, wiping more than $230 billion off the company’s market cap and erasing at least $29 billion from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth.
-Zuckerberg blamed the dismal performance on Apple’s privacy changes and increased competition from services such as Tik Tok, but the decline in user activity follows a year of notably bad PR for Facebook.
-Perhaps most significantly, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen leaked thousands of internal documents and embarked on a world tour testifying with damaging allegations against the company.
-Your option? Get your own website. Any business that lacks it’s own website will not be taken as seriously as a company with a nice, informative website of it’s own. It is considered the “business card” of the 21st century. When are you going to catch up? How can you expect potential clients to trust your biz if you can’t manage something as simple as to have your own website?
-DoctorLaptop offers to build 1 page “business card” websites from as little as €100, with no annual hosting fees. A business card website has your basic info and contact details. It will also have your logo, a few photos and maybe a map or other images. However, as these items rarely need to change, the site will not  require regular updating. How often do you re-design your business cards?
Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
Other references:
-15 Good Reasons To Quit Facebook Now https://fasermedia.com/
-Facebook’s retirement plan- What happens when the world’s biggest social network becomes its most doddery?
https://www.economist.com/

 

Almost half of President Biden’s Twitter followers are FAKE: Inauthentic Twitter accounts, known colloquially as bots, operate to mimic human interaction on the platform in order to achieve a specific goal. Roughly 11 million followers of the US president’s official Twitter handle, @POTUS, are either bots or inactive accounts, according to an analysis by Spark Toro.
That’s 49.3 percent of Biden’s total followers on his White House account. This metric identifies accounts that are unreachable and will not see the account’s tweets either because they’re spam, bots, propaganda, etc. or because they’re no longer active on Twitter. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/

 

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquit