DigameXtra No. 2339 Friday, August 19th, 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
Upcoming Events:
In keeping with our usual practice, we will suspend RBL events through the summer months. However, we would like to make you aware of the events that are scheduled for the upcoming months. Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Sept
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 22nd. Lunch at Al Andalus.
Oct
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel bar Nerja.
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits. (free rum)
Nov
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. Poppy Ball
– Sunday 13th. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
Dec
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura.
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lews’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus.
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/ 

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‘90’s Lovers’ Festival- Torrox: On Saturday 27th August the “La Granja Sports Complex” will host a new edition of the 90’s Lovers festival with original artists from the era.
Featuring: Ku Minerva, Double Vision, David Tavaré, Viceversa, the live violin show by Quike Navarro, 90’s Lovers DJs, Amanda Murphy, JM Albala and DJ Lio, who will be presented by Jesús Sánchez, announcer of Los40, and Estep Dance group with their choreographies.
Although with these temperatures it is still hard to get used to the idea, summer is coming to an end and the ’90’s Lovers’ festival offers a fun opportunity to end the holidays in Torrox.
Info & Tickets at www.90lovers.com

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End of Summer Festival VI- Torre del Mar: Sunday, August 28
Featuring the artist Omar Montes as the main performance at 22:00.
It will take place as usual on the stage installed on the El Copo beach. There will be a fireworks display and music. 

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Al Son del Rebalaje 2022 performance series- Torre del Mar:
Daily schedule for remainder of August
Paseo Maritimo ‘Virgen del Carmen’ de Torre del Mar
Shows at 10pm. 

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Torremolinos Flamenco Festival- Sept 10th: Town hall has announced that the XXXIII edition of its famous flamenco festival will be held in the Plaza de Toros on Saturday 10 September. For the first time in its long history, entrance to the festival, which begins at 10pm, will be free until full capacity. Photo: ABC. More at: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/benalmadena-torremolinos/free-flamenco-festival-20220817155257-nt.html 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa:  
CLOSED FOR MONTH OF AUG., REOPENS FIRST WEEK OF SEP.  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! Hours: 7:30pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Preloved hallway unit & matching mirror. Natural & yute New handles
Measurements Mirror 56 x 71cms Unit 78 x 29.50 x 75cms Price 125€
– Good sized chest of drawers Natural & grey New handles Measurements 100 x 48 c 108cms Price 135€
– Tall chest of drawers Natural & blue New handles
Measurements 83 x 43 x 119cms Price 120€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

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For Sale: Bicycle. Specialized Sirrus hybrid cycle, aluminium medium frame ( I have a 32 inch inside leg ), 24 gears, disc brakes front and back, complete with Gatorskin puncture resistant Kevlar lived tyres and a small bag under the seat, it is in good condition, the tyres are brand new still have the bobbles on it, does have SPD clip on pedals that could be changed to conventional pedals if required. I live in Nerja I maybe could deliver locally TBC. €175 or nearest offer. Michael, Nerja tel 625255633
email: michaelkelly5 at talktalk dot net 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Mattress. Little used guest room memory foam mattress 135 x 190 – €100
– HP Photosmart printer – needs ink cartridges €30
– Mohair ladies coat size 14 – 16 – €50
Carol – Caleta – 609 779 152 – buyer must collect 

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For Sale: Country- Style cutlery “Rustic”, unused new, stainless steel, complete set for 12 persons, 30€, buyer collects at Lidl parking Algarrobo, Walter/Sayalonga, 651 164 551 or
email: wwhuss@web dot de 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Terrace tables and chairs sold as a single lot (10 tables 20 chairs) good quality in excellent condition €600, ideal for bar or restaurant.
Will only split if multiple buyers want entire lot between them.
– HiFi cabinet in pine (nothing else in picture included) €30
Located in Archez (Nr. Competa). Buyer collects.
Phone Jenny 610168541
Email Chris: cjs7366 @ hotmail dot co dot UK

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Spectacles for charity?: Anyone know of a charity collecting unwanted spectacles. Nerja area preferably.
Jane, Nerja, janekirkspainATgmailD0Tcom
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Electrician: Looking for recommendations for a reliable electrician in the Frigiliana area. Thanks. David, Frigiliana
Email: davemac174@yahoo.co.uk

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Spain’s Social Security Registered 2,378,437 New Foreign Workers in July:  Such data also show that 55.8 per cent of this group are men or a total of 1,368,384, while 44.2 per cent are women or 1,083,108. The countries where most foreign workers come from are as follows:
Romania – 339,053
Morocco – 285,046
Italy – 163,826
Colombia – 122,192
Venezuela – 118,147
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, the number of Ukrainian workers has constantly increased. As a result, there are 13,017 more workers than in January.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-registered-2378437-foreign-workers-in-july-of-this-year/

MALAGA

Forest fire declared in Pizarra: {Translation, summary} A new forest fire is affecting the province of Malaga this Thursday, specifically in the municipality of Pizarra, where a fire broke out this afternoon around 17:10 hours. The Infoca has mobilised a Super Puma helicopter, a fire engine, two BRICA (18 components), nine forest firefighters, an operations technician and an environmental agent.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/provincia/incendio-forestal-Pizarra_0_1712230013.html 

ESTEPONA

A-7 reopened in both directions as forest fire in Estepona is declared ‘stabilised’: The Junta de Andalucía’s Plan Infoca brigade declared a forest fire in Estepona at 5.30pm this Wednesday afternoon, 17 August. It was some three hours later, at around 8.30pm when the experts reported the blaze was ‘stabilised’. However, crews will remain on the ground through the night as they work to control and fully extinguish it. Photo: Twitter. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/estepona-manilva/forest-fire-20220817175424-nt.html

UK

Patients waiting for up to two years for dentist appointments due to lack of NHS funds:
– Nine in 10 NHS dental practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients for treatment under the health service, a BBC investigation found. In a third of the UK’s more than 200 council areas, no dentists were found taking on adult NHS patients; And eight in 10 NHS practices are not taking on children.
– The few practices that are taking patients on – such as Eastleigh Dental Care – are advising long waits, up to August 2023 for their first appointment. The lack of appointments, has led people to drive hundreds of miles in search of treatment, pull out their own teeth without anaesthesia and resorted in some making their own improvised dentures.
– Paul Woodhouse, dentist and BDA board member, told BBC Breakfast emergency appointments at his practice were filled within five minutes of being open. He said the government was only providing 50 per cent of the funding the UK needed to care for every patient, meaning half of the population were being left without an NHS dentist. “If you said that about GPs or cancer screening, there would be riots on the street,” he said.
Full article: https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/20657299.hampshire-dentists-fed-patients-waiting-two-years-dentist-appointments/

EUROPE

Dutch Farmer Protests- More than 100 people arrested in recent weeks after farmers ‘ protests: {Translation from Dutch}
– More than a hundred people have been arrested in connection with the farmers ‘ protests in recent weeks, police said. These are violations and crimes such as highway blockades, arson and waste dumps. The police also issued more than 700 fines.
– The police do not have exact figures on the fines and arrests related to the protests, but it is clear that since the first large farmer protest in Stroe on June 22, the number of fines has increased “strikingly strong”, says national commander Woelders. For example, in recent weeks, 186 fines have been issued for driving on the highway with slow motor vehicles, and 212 fines for standing still on the roadway.
– Of the more than a hundred people arrested, a quarter were not arrested on the spot; they were later tracked down by the police and still detained. A few are still in custody, including the three men who were arrested in the past two weeks for dumping garbage on the A7 , police said. Source, Dutch: https://nos.nl/artikel/2440717-afgelopen-weken-ruim-honderd-arrestaties-na-boerenprotesten

FINANCIAL

Banks Know WhatsApp Is Not Secure- Asset managers on alert after ‘WhatsApp’ use crackdown on banks:
– A spokesperson for BNPP AM said it had banned the use of WhatsApp for client communications due to compliance, legal and risk considerations including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
– Asset managers are tightening controls on personal communication tools such as WhatsApp as they join banks in trying to ensure employees play by the rules when they do business with clients remotely.
– Regulators had already begun to clamp down on the use of unauthorized messaging tools to discuss potentially market-moving matters, but the issue gathered urgency when the pandemic forced more finance staff to work from home in 2020.
– Most of the companies caught in communications and record-keeping probes by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have been banks – which have collectively been fined or have set aside more than $1 billion to cover regulatory penalties. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/technology/asset-managers-alert-after-whatsapp-crackdown-banks-2022-08-18/

OTHER

No Surprise- #MeToo Movement Disrupts Male/Female Co-worker Collaborations:
– Very far from the world of cinema, where this movement against workplace sexual harassment was born, Marina Gertsberg, an assistant professor of Finance at the University of Melbourne, raised this question and decided to study it in her own environment, the university. The initial result of her inquiry, in a nutshell, was that the productivity of the young female researchers dropped. She thus reviews it in her work ‘The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo: Evidence from Research Collaborations’. Gertsberg, who specializes in gender issues and behavioral bias, focused her work on the costs of collaboration. These are particularly important for young female economists and part of the gender gap in the economics profession is due to their smaller networks and more infrequent collaboration with their male peers. Young female economists undertook fewer research projects after #MeToo, and this drop is largely explained by the fact that they undertook less collaborative work with male colleagues from the same institutions. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-unintended-effects-of-metoo/

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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 

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El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page 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!). 

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St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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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, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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DigameXtra No. 2338 Thursday, August 18th, 2022

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Concert- Jose Luis Jaen & Amigos: Friday 19 Aug 22:30
Circles of Jazz, C/ Chaparil 5, 29780 Nerja. tel 611 7364 84
This Friday Jose Luis Jaen, finalist in the last two editions of Tierra de Talento (Canal Sur) will present his repertoire of latin, cuban, brazilian and jazz music with his friends in The Circles. Admission: 10 euros with consumption. 

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Concert- Live Jazz at Rincon del Arte: Sunday 21 Aug 9pm Free
Plaza de La Hoya 12, Torrox. Featuring Diego Suarez (Piano), Johny Serrano (Bass) & Peter Kox (Trumpet, Flügelhorn). peterkox@telenet.be 

 

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The Cala Mijas Festival with 5 Days Camping: 31 Aug – 5 Sept. Featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk
Three days of concerts and will have a camping area that can extend the experience of those who go to it up to five days. From the 31st of August to the 5th of September it will be possible to camp in the vicinity of the festival as long as you have contracted a ticket for it. The concert line-up features Arctic Monkeys as the main attraction for Thursday 1 September, being the only concert of this band in Spain on this tour, although not the only one in the Iberian Peninsula, as they will be playing at Kalorama in Lisbon on Friday 2. Alongside them on Thursday will be Bonobo, Chet Faket, Marc Rebillet, Albany, Sen Senra and 15 other artists. On Friday, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk are the most famous artists on a line-up that also has around twenty other acts. Info & tickets: https://calamijas.com/tickets/

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With 50 years of experience in the antiques and restoration business in Europe and the United States, I have worked on a wide range of restoration projects and hold a varied stock of antique furniture, ceramics, rustic items, artwork, rugs, clocks, and many other interesting items, which I aim to sell off in order to retire.
My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Solid pine chest of drawers Natural & yute
Measurements 85 x 38 x 60cms Price 75€ each ( 2 available )
– Castillan hallway unit Yute & Natural Measurements
90 x 31 x 74cms Price 125€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Pine Dressing table and 2 bedside tables. €40
Tel Kath 646027621 Torrox 

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For Sale: Well-maintained and spacious wardrobe, made of wax-treated pine, in Andalusian-style, one hanger bar and two drawers
height 190cm, width 156 cm, depth 60cm
(the cabinet can be taken apart)
100 euros. Lisbet, Torrox Campo.
Please contact: lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com 

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For Sale: Gas flame-effect heater, including gas bottle. €55
Collection only. Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com  Photo Credit  

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FREE: Three seater settee with covers and cushions.
190cm x 100cm x 80cm. Solid wood frame, sofa fabric has a suede feel. Free but buyer collects or arranges collection. Access on a good road just five minutes from Torrox Pueblo.
Contact John, Torrox Campo on 678933805 (Also on WhatsApp)
johnsheena01 @hotmail dot com

 

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Pétanque: Please contact Mike for anyone interested in forming a Pétanque group for fun and recreation in María Zambrano Park, Vélez-Malaga. Mike, Vélez-Malaga. Mobile: 610927166  Email: mike@epsiloniom.com

 

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Spain has now reached the 5.792 cases of monkey pox: {Translation}
– Spain has 5,792 cases of monkeypox, 73 more than last Friday, according to data as of 16 August from the Ministry of Health.
– Madrid leads the list with 2,094 cases, ahead of Catalonia (1,782). Below 1,000 cases are Andalusia (674), Valencia (377), the Basque Country (172), the Balearic Islands (156), the Canary Islands (137), Galicia (87), Aragon (56), Asturias (55), Castile and Leon (55), Castile-La Mancha (42), Murcia (36), Cantabria (27), Extremadura (25), Navarre (13), La Rioja (4), Ceuta (0) and Melilla (0).
– In the rest of Europe, a total of 13,267 confirmed cases have been reported, with Germany (3,186), the United Kingdom (2,914), France (2,669), the Netherlands (1,025) and Portugal (770) being the most affected countries, in addition to Spain. The majority are young men with a history of sex in risky sexual contexts.
– In the rest of the world, a total of 17,700 confirmed cases have been reported in non-endemic countries, with the United States (11,890), Brazil (2,985), Canada (1059), Peru (775) and Israel (189) being the most affected. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069088/espana-alcanza-ya-los-5792-casos-de-viruela-del-mono/

ANDALUCIA

Andalusian Health Service attends 96 possible cases of needle spiking, nine of them men:
– By Wednesday, 16 August, the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) had attended to 96 possible cases of needle spiking in the region, nine of which were men. The highest number of cases (38) occurred in Cadiz province, followed by Huelva with 16, Seville and Malaga with ten each, Granada with nine, Almeria with seven, Cordoba with four and Jaén, which had had no cases before, with two.
– The regional government has set up a protocol to be followed if chemical submission by needle spiking is suspected. It recognises that these injections are a form of assault and are a criminal offence, so medical staff have to write an injury report and provide urgent attention because of the risk of chemical submission. The protocol sets out the procedures to be followed in all cases, whether or not sexual assault was involved. Once a patient has been seen at a hospital or health centre or via the 112 Emergency service, samples are taken and sent to the National Institute of Toxicology. Victims of these crimes are also offered psychological and legal support. The authorities stress that it is important that anyone who has been the victim of needle spiking must report the incident immediately so action can be taken. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/needle-spiking-20220817095140-nt.html

ESTEPONA

A-7 closed in both directions as helicopters scrambled to forest fire in Estepona: The Junta’s Plan Infoca brigade has firefighting crews on the ground to the blaze which was declared late this Wednesday 5:30pm, 17 August. The brigade has sent three helicopters and two crews of specialist firefighters to the Manzano quarry area of the Costa del Sol town. Malaga provincial fire brigade members are also in attendance. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/estepona-manilva/forest-fire-20220817175424-nt.html

TRAVEL NEWS

USO union calls a crew strike at Iberia Express from August 28 to September 6: One more strike in the aviation sector this summer. After the crew at Ryanair Y pilot strikes at Easyjet, the USO union has called the cabin crew at the Madrid base of Iberia Express, with 517 workers, to a ten-day strike. The stoppages will begin on August 28 and will last until September 6, with the aim of “unblocking the collective agreement”, USO has indicated in a press release. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-uso-union-calls-a-crew-strike-at-iberia-express-from-august-28-to-september-6/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Serena Williams loses to Raducanu; US Open next:
The second stop on Serena Williams’ farewell tour was a short one.
The 40-year-old Williams fell to 0-2 in matches since announcing “the countdown has begun” on her career, losing 6-4, 6-0 to U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu in the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday night. Williams said last week in a Vogue magazine essay and an Instagram post that her career was winding down, although she did not explicitly say the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 29 in New York, would be her last tournament. Photo: AP Photo/Jeff Dean. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/rafael-nadal-naomi-osaka-serena-williams-sports-ohio-22e8811377b79757b6192bc9b20e3dee 

TECH

New Google Chrome Vulnerability Being Exploited- Update ASAP: Google on Tuesday rolled out patches for Chrome browser for desktops to contain an actively exploited high-severity zero-day flaw in the wild.
The latest update further addresses 10 other security flaws. 
– Users are recommended to update to version 104.0.5112.101 for macOS and Linux and 104.0.5112.102/101 for Windows to mitigate potential threats. Users of Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi are also advised to apply the fixes as and when they become available. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/new-google-chrome-zero-day.html

 

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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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DigameXtra No. 2337 Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

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What’s On

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Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos. Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you! Most FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously are not reaching many people. And it is the same few persons giving the likes week after week. DigameXtra sends out over 4460 email issues every day to subscribers, 1000+ people get it daily on various social media and the website gets another 800 to 2000 visits every day. That is far better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?

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Concert- The John Howes Band: Sun, 21Aug, 8:30pm. Free.
Parque La Vina, Mollina. Blues, Country, Rock & Roots. FB & VIDEO LINK

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Torre del Mar Tourist Day with a giant cake for 4,500 people:
Thursday 25th August at 19:30 hours, on the Paseo Marítimo next to the lighthouse. The cake, made by the Torre del Mar chef Roberto Soler, will be 8 metres wide, “It will have a basic vanilla cake, cream and spiced syrup, and we will introduce motifs from the entire municipality, to promote tourism both in the highlands and inland areas”. 

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Noche en Blanco in Vélez-Málaga: Friday 19 August
More than thirty activities for all audiences will take place on the night of Friday 19 August in twenty cultural venues and spaces around the city for the enjoyment of locals and visitors and to boost the local economy.
Among the new features this year are the opening hours- as the cultural venues will remain open until 1.00 a.m., as well as the decoration of the city’s streets and squares. There will also be a photography competition with prizes for the best snapshots of the night.

 

 

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but your location is required in any case. If selling an item from a location different from where you reside, you must include both.
For example: “…Buyer collects in Nerja, John/Malaga”
Why? DigameXtra covers a large area. So, for example, readers in Motril are unlikely to make recommendations, or call about most for-sale items, if they know you are located in Coin. As for including both locations in for-sale posts, the buyer needs to know where to collect the item, but they will also want to know where you are from in case there is a problem. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Nik of all Trades- Services available for home, garden and office:
-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 60€, 85€ and 110€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
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Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Preloved writing bureau with 4 drawers with storage compartments. Natural & yute waxed. Measurements 95 x 39 x 102cms Price 195€
– Tall chest of drawers 70 x 44 x 102cm Natural & yute Price 110€
– Wolf craft folding work bench Price 30€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Frost Free Fridge Freezer in full working order 60cm x184 €110
– Chandelier Blue and cream nearly new €25 (with pic now)
– Gaming / computer Chair GXT immaculate condition €80
Kath, Torrox, tel. 646027621 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Large display cabinet E75
– Large Grutman rug E200
– Corner display cabinet E35
Located in Archez ( Nr. Competa ). Tel. Jenny 610168541
Email Chris on cjs7366 @ hotmail dot co dot uk. English/Spanish 

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For Sale: TV/hi-fi/speaker cabinet. 210 cm wide, 50 cm deep and 72 cm high. Hand made from solid wood by local craftsman. Does NOT include any equipment. Unit does NOT come apart. Buyer collects. €50. Adrian / Annie, Caleta de Velez.
Tel: 608811828 or
email: lamplighters1152 at outlook dot com 

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For Sale: Nicorette Spray Quickmist Nicotine Spray 
Bought too many of these for my mum in the UK as she’s almost weaned off them now. We have unopened packages with 2 in each, for 40 euros/package (normally 32 euros for one spray) plus 4 loose sprays that my mum took out of the packages for easier transport but are unused, for 15 euros each spray. Photo on request.
Please Whatsapp Gunila at 722590266, Benajarafe, gunilavet@gmail.com 

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FREE: 3 items
– Double bed with headboard and mattress. 190cm x 135cm (chairs in picture not included)
– Two seater settee with covers and cushions. 136cm x 100cm x 80cm. Solid wood frame, sofa fabric has a suede feel.
– Sideboard with Glass display unit. Bottom section 198cm Wide x 80cm High x 41cm Deep. Top glass section 190cm x 120cm x 32cm
All items are free but buyer collects or arranges collection. Access on a good road just five minutes from Torrox Pueblo.
Contact John, Torrox Campo, on 678933805 (Also on WhatsApp)
email: johnsheena01 @hotmail dot com 

 

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Recommendation for Archgrove Services: We recently moved to Huelva Province from La Vinuela & used Archgrove Services to move us. They came to the house & quoted us by actually looking at our possessions. They moved everything with efficiency & humor doing everything we asked of them. They stored our furniture & possessions before delivering them to our new house. They made the whole move so easy and stress free for us. Would highly recommend them to others taking on a move.
Sue, (formerly La Vinuela). sueaked AT hotmail D0T com
Archgrove contact-
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Spain: 0034 951 066 093
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Malaga Airport pick up: We are due to pick up some visitors at Malaga airport by car. We have not done this for several years and suspect that arrangements for doing so have changed. Can anyone advise us on current arrangements please? Many thanks. Melvyn, Canillas de Albaida
melvyndc@gmail.com

 

News & Articles

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Covid Andalucia:
– In the last month there has been a significant reduction in those testing positive for coronavirus in the region. Therefore, the infection rate has dropped by 375.1 among those over 60 years of age in Andalucía when compared to that of last 15 July, when it stood at 522.6 infections per 100,000 population in 14 days. This Tuesday, 16 August it is just 147.5, according to the latest data from the Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health.
– This Tuesday, 36 deaths since Friday are added.
– This Tuesday the Junta has not provided the number of patients who are admitted to Andalusian hospitals with a coronavirus infection. In a statement it indicated that it will be Friday when information on the number of coronavirus patients in hospital will be reported. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/covid-incidence-rate-20220816133105-nt.html

SPAIN

Wild Fires Update- Spain firefighters battle to control huge Valencia wildfire and others as well:
– Some 300 firefighters spent a difficult night battling a huge wildfire in southeastern Spain that has burnt through nearly 10,000 hectares in an area notoriously difficult to access, officials said Tuesday. The fire began when lightning hit the Vall de Ebo area in the province of Alicante late Saturday and it has since spread rapidly, fuelled by strong winds, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,000 people, Valencia’s regional government said.
– Firefighters elsewhere in the region were also battling two other wildfires north of Valencia city, with hundreds of firefighters and at least 10 firefighting planes engaged in the operation, officials said.
– Further north, firefighters in the Aragon region were hoping to bring under control another major blaze that broke out Saturday that has burnt more than 6,000 hectares of land, forcing at least 1,500 people from their homes. Photo: ANDER GILLENEA/AFP
Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220816-spain-firefighters-battle-to-control-huge-valencia-wildfire 

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Commercial debt with late payment reached 73% of the total, reaching almost 350,000 million euros, according to the Cepyme indicator:
– The high inflation is having a full impact on the accounts of Spanish companies, whose commercial debt with delayed payment is already close to 350,000 million euros in the first quarter, 42% more than in the same period of the previous year. Cepyme data published this Tuesday reveal that business delinquencies in Spain increased 3 points compared to the last quarter of 2021.
– The indicator, which measures the increase in invoices with payment delays and the extension of payment periods, indicates that commercial debt with delays is already 73.3% of the total, reaching a volume of 348,992 million euros.
– The average payment period has shot up on average to 83.9 days, compared to the already high 81.4 of the previous quarter.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/inflation-triggers-business-delinquencies-by-42-in-the-first-quarter/

SPORTS

Golf News- Sotogrande to host million-dollar women’s golf tournament:
– The Aramco Team Series will take place between 18 and 20 August, with high-level golfers taking part in the competition, including world number three Nelly Korda. Sotogrande’s La Reserva club will host.
– Backed in the USA by former President Donald Trump who fell out with the PGA which removed certain tournaments from his courses in the USA, the cash rich LIV golf tournaments have attracted many of golf’s top competitors resulting in their ban by the PGA.
– Now the women’s version the Aramco Team Series is doing something similar, backed as it is by the Saudi Public Investment Fund and some top golfers will be competing at Club La Reserva de Sotogrande with tickets costing from just €5.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/sotogrande-aramco-golf-20220805162131-nt.html 

TECH

Apple News- You could soon be seeing a lot more ads on your iPhone:
– As we wait patiently for the iPhone 14 to show up (it should arrive next month), a new report suggests some significant changes could be coming to the software on iPhones and iPads: specifically, more advertising in Apple’s own apps.
– This comes via the reliable Apple-focused journalist Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, who says that Apple is keen on expanding its integrated advertising efforts. A number of ads already show up in the News and Stocks apps, as well as the App Store.
– Those apps could eventually be joined by Apple Maps, as well as the Apple Podcasts and Apple Books apps, according to Gurman. We might also see an expansion into Apple TV Plus content – adverts have already started to appear in the platform’s Friday Night Baseball coverage, for example.
– The ads that already exist inside iOS, iPadOS and Apple’s apps currently bring in around $4 billion every year, as per the Bloomberg report, and the plan is to get that figure into the double digits. Full article: https://www.techradar.com/news/you-could-soon-be-seeing-a-lot-more-ads-on-your-iphone

OTHER

Overton’s window: An article in The New York Times states that cannibalism must be “normalized”, “The time for cannibalism has come”: (Overton’s window = the range of ideas the public is willing to consider and accept)
– A New York Times writer became the target of criticism on social media after publishing an article in which she claimed that “cannibalism, it turns out, has a time and a place.” In the text, entitled ‘Taste for cannibalism?’ and published last week, Alex Beggs cited plots from several recent books, soap operas and movies in which cannibalism takes center stage. “It turns out that cannibalism has a time and a place. In the pages of some nauseating recent books, on TV and movie screens, Miss Summers [author of the book ‘A Certain Hunger’] and others suggest that time is now,” she wrote.
– Among the works that Beggs mentions is not only that of Summers (2020), but the television series ‘Yellowjackets’ (2021), the film ‘Fresh’ (2022), the book ‘Lapvona’ (2022) and others.
– In addition, the author of the article quoted the co-creator of ‘Yellowjackets’, Ashley Lyle, who states that “we are often attracted to the things that repel us the most”
– The author also addresses the issue of what “can feed today the desire for stories of cannibalism.” In that context, she quoted Lyle, who argued that “we are obviously in a very strange time” and mentioned the pandemic, climate change, school shootings and “years of political cacophony” as possible factors. “I feel like the unthinkable has become the thinkable … and cannibalism is very much in that category of the unthinkable,” she said.
– Journalist Ian Miles Cheong asked about it on his Twitter account: “Stop normalizing cannibalism.”
– “I will not eat bugs and I certainly will not eat my neighbors,” rapper Zuby wrote . “What they need is therapy. If they are suggesting it or writing about it, they are not normal,” said another tweeter. Full article: https://www.voziberica.com/la-ventana-de-overton-un-articulo-de-the-new-york-times-afirma-que-hay-que-normalizar-la-antropofagia-el-tiempo-del-canibalismo-ha-llegado/

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New Drug About 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl Hits The Streets:
– Pyro, the street name of a new drug that is stronger than the high-risk narcotic fentanyl, has been circulating in Colorado and recently reportedly killed at least one person in Denver.
– The N-pyrrolidino Etonitazene drug is a high-potency synthetic opioid that is between 1,000 and 1,500 times stronger than morphine, while fentanyl is only around 100 times stronger than morphine.
– The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said in an alert on Thursday that the drug, in pill form in this seizure, appears to be light blue in color with darker blue flakes scattered throughout. One side of the pill has the letter “M” and the other side has the number 30 (to mimic a common morphine tablet). Full article: https://www.newsweek.com/synthetic-opioid-pyro-fentanyl-colorado-1727307

 

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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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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 2336 Tuesday, August 16th, 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***
September
– 2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30. We have a few seats still available.
October
– 7th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 19th-23rd – 5 day trip to Mojacar, staying in a 4* hotel on a half board basis. Price includes hotel accommodation, coach fare, tips and 2 trips, one to the historic city of Cartagena and second – a visit to the Crystal Caves at Pulpi. €260pp based on 2 sharing a double room.
November
– 4th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 18th – Wolf Park in Antequera
– 25th – Black Friday in the Nevada Centre, Granada
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page

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Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche:
– Did you know that the owners of Bio Beach are from Argentina? As such, when they prepare meat, they know what they are doing. For meat lovers, one of their most celebrated dishes on the menu is their sizzling beef loin (La Entrana de Ternera) served with fresh vegetables (see pic). A delight for any gourmand with a discerning palate. If you are a perceptive consumer of fine food, you may just want to give them a try! A delicious meal on their lovely terrace facing the sea is an evening to remember! They also feature talented musicians to entertain you while dining.
– The Bio Beach lectures will start again on Sept. 14th at 11am. We’ll present an exciting program delivered by Louis C., a U3A member who is a Chef. He’ll bring you a fascinating lecture entitled: “Let’s Talk Rice” which will include its history, various types of rice, traditional ways of preparing this staple food for various cultures, etc… These U3A programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/); these social, educational and stimulating mornings are presented in an effort to attract more members. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade (right behind the church). We look forward to see you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 

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Last Day of El Morche Feria 2022: Events Tuesday 16 August 

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Buskers Bar- Nerja: Closed for holiday. Reopen Tuesday Aug 30th

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Queen Revolution: 20 Aug. Finca El Porton, Alhaurin de la Torre
– Queen Generation comes from Italy to surprise with a particular way of understanding the concept of the legendary band. Actually, it is an international show that reflects what Queen concerts were like on stage. Moreover, in each of his performances, we can see him as the best double of Freddie Mercury that has currently existed for his best audience. Indeed, he is shown singing live and sitting at the piano interpreting the mythical songs that the artist did on piano and voice. That’s where the magic repeats itself. And of course, surrounded by the rest of his legendary band.
– Video projections are great and add so much to the show. Also the costume changes are very successful. And the great interpretation of this band, give Queen Generation all the necessary emotion. It’s like watching an aesthetic and musical replica of the concerts led by the immortal Freddie Mercury together with the mythical Queen. In this way, Queen Generation becomes a 2-hour international show, reviewing all of Queen’s hits, with the best live music. Entry €18
Info / Tix / Map: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/queen-revolution/ & VIDEO LINK 

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Mentally Ska’d Band: Friday, Sep 3rd, Mollys Roadhouse
Carretera Cortijo Benitez, Coín. Tel 654 93 89 52. VIDEO LINK 

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Legends Showbar- La Cala de Mijas: September Events
C/ Estepona La Cala, Mijas. Tel. 628 35 38 84
Fully air conditioned. PM on FB, or WhatsApp me on
0034 628353884 to book seats or make enquiries. FB 

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APAA Nerja Fundraiser: August 22nd, 7pm
Join us for this buffet dinner event under the stars at Dulce Casa in Nerja snd help APAA-Nerja pay the vet bill. Two birds with one stone. Raffle, Door Prize + Dance Act. Tickets in advance must be reserved by next Saturday please either at Dulce Casa direct or The APAA Charity Shop or contact Sue Kiff on messenger or Wattsapp 643406591 Torrox/ Nerja. A few surprises too…. 

 

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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.
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Tumble dryer, Zanussi ZTA230 @ E50
– Washing machine, Newpol XF5 500 @ E50
– Food processor, Kenwood Chef (older model) with a good selection of accessories @ E75
Call Jenny, Archez on 610168541
Email Chris on cjs7366 @ hotmail dot co dot uk
We speak English & Spanish 

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For Sale: Solid full size desk. 153 cm (60 ins) wide, 80 cm (32 ins) deep 72 cm (28.5 ins) high. 4 drawers plus document drawer with file rails. Price 50 euros. Buyer collects. Will be flat pack for collection but can be viewed beforehand by arrangement (if required) and collected when dismantled.
Location Caleta de Velez. Contact Adrian / Annie on 608811828 email: lamplighters1152 at outlook dot com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Furniture English Oakland wardrobes. One triple and one double, excellent  condition. €350 for double and €450 for triple.
– Blue and cream leaf chandelier €25 (No pic provided)
Kath, Torrox, Tel 646027621 

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For Sale: Powerful portable Air Conditioner Sibir 14000, cost before 600€. Now 135€, Buyer collects. Jutta, Torrox Costa
j.speyer@web.de 

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Wanted: Vtech baby walker or similar. One year old learning to walk whilst we’re here so looking for a Vtech baby walker or similar please, in Nerja area. Contact David & Gail in Nerja. Tel local landline 952 52 27 31 or
email: jvb.educational@telefonica.net

 

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MALAGA

Three cruise ships with capacity for 9,000 passengers make a stopover in Malaga to coincide with the city’s fair:
– The first to arrive did so last Friday, coinciding with the fireworks that opened the proceedings of the summer fair. It was the Wind Surf (pic), a five-masted foremast schooner considered one of the largest cruising sailboats in the world.
– The arrival of one of the giants of the cruise sector, the Anthem of the Seas, with the capacity to carry almost 5,000 passengers, is scheduled for the 18th. This ship, weighing 168,666 tonnes and some 347 metres in length, will dock from Gibraltar at seven in the morning and will depart at four in the afternoon for Valencia.
– A day later, the MSC Orchestra will dock at the port, sailing from Marseille, and will arrive in Malaga at around eight in the morning to leave for Cadiz at seven in the evening. Photo: Windstarcruises. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/cruise-ships-feria-20220814094925-nt.html 

TORRE DEL MAR

A section of Andalucía avenue closed to traffic in Torre del Mar due to works: {Translation}
– From this Tuesday, 16th August, vehicles will be diverted in the Nerja-Malaga direction along the parallel road, from the roundabout with Victoria Kent Avenue to Clavel Street.
– Work begins in Torre del Mar on Avenida Andalucía, which will mean that the section of the road where the complete remodelling of the flowerbeds is to be carried out will be closed to traffic.
– This is specifically the area between the roundabout where Victoria Kent Avenue meets (the one that leads to the Regional Hospital) and the roundabout with Clavel Street (in the area of Plazamar, the Virgen de la Victoria Home and the Europa complex).
– In this first phase, which begins this Tuesday, 16th August, it will affect traffic in the direction of Nerja-Malaga, which, according to the Local Police Headquarters, will be diverted along the service road parallel to it. For the moment it will not affect traffic in the Malaga-Nerja direction, which will be able to circulate normally along Avenida Andalucia.
– As this temporary detour forces a large flow of cars to circulate along the service road in residential areas which are very busy at this time of year, the Local Police Headquarters ask residents, pedestrians and vehicle users to respect the signs and provisional indications and to take extreme caution. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/cortado-al-trafico-en-torre-del-mar-un-tramo-de-la-avenida-andalucia-por-obras/ 

SEVILLA

The images of the procession of the Virgen de los Reyes 2022- Sevilla:
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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

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
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DigameXtra No. 2335- WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, August 13th, 2022

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Trapiche Market is CLOSED for the summer holidays:
Next market is Tuesday 6th September 2022 from 09:30 hrs -13:30 hrs every Tuesday.
We wish you all a fantastic summer and hope to see you all in September.
You can still contact our stall holders via our Facebook page.
If you would like a stall for September please contact Anita. We have space for second hand stalls, a hair dresser, a nail technician, craft stalls and more!
Please view our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
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Phoenix Club: Monday 15th Aug – Evening trip for the Fireworks in Almunecar €12pp with pick ups at the A1 Garden Centre, Torre bus station, Aldi Caleta, Algarrobo Lidl, BP Garage Torrox and Maro – 2 tickets available.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695, or email: phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk 

 

Baja La Luna festival: August 16 (tues) thru 20 (sat)
The small white village of Benadalid, in the Lower Genal valley in the Serranía de Ronda, will hold the next edition of its Bajo La Luna festival from August 16 to 20, an event that seeks to fill summer nights with culture. Theatre, music and circus activities, among others, are planned and all events will be free to attend and start at 10.30pm to allow for the heat of the summer to cool down.
Tuesday, August 16, will open the festival, the singer-songwriter Javier Ruival with an acoustic concert in the castle of Benadalid ; on 17 August, it will be the turn of the circus Ad Limitum of the company grenadine Mario Comaneci (town Square); on Thursday, the 18th, the theatre company in malaga Leg Theatre will represent the work Lázaro de Tormes (town Square); the company Cirk About It, with its spectacle of circus Loop (town Square), will be in charge of the entertainment for the evening on Friday 19 August, and the finishing touch to what will be the group theatre and dance city with a tribute to musical Aladdín , Saturday, August 20. 

 

Cómpeta Night of Wine- 1,000 liters of muscatel and migas with cod and pipirrana to accompany them: August 15th
– The Fiesta begins with the traditional grape treading by José Manuel Borrego, better known as Tete, in the Plaza de la Vendimia. This will be followed by an act of homage to our elders.
– Afterwards, the popular fandangos of Cómpeta will be played and verdiales bands from other neighbouring municipalities will play. There will be tastings of migas with cod, pipiarrana and 1,000 litres of wine will be distributed. There will also be live music and DJs.
– At night, the party moves to the Almijara square, where the opening speech will be given by the journalist from La Opinión de Málaga, Fran Extremera. It will take place at 22.00 hours.
Source: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/competa-recupera-la-noche-del-vino-repartiendo-1-000-litros-de-moscatel-y-migas-con-bacalao-y-pipirrana-para-acompanarlos/ 

 

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Dedicated Delivery Personal Service Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website http://www.tonyroamremovals.com
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Facebook: Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number. Our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

 

Car Clean Malaga: Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares. Our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

Malagalingo Spanish School- Torrox Costa:
Do you want to chat a bit in Spanish?
In Malagalingo we are open all summer long ….also if you are just passing through
Playful approach. Nice native teachers. Small groups. On OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
malagalingo@gmail.com
+ (34) 650 479 493 ; Facebook
www.malagalingo.com ; Our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425
englishnurse@rocketmail.com ; www.englishnurse.net   Our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.  Also, please take note- English Nurse Care Team are looking for carers
Have you previous experience, or are interested in becoming a carer?
We have clients requiring care from 2 hours to 24 hours, particularly around Nerja,Torrox and Vinuela areas. Other areas possible – please ask.
You must have excellent English, other languages are a bonus. An up-to-date date police check will be required.
The English Nurse Care Team is led by an English Nurse registered in Spain and provides a wide range of services and support from domestic assistance and companionship, to 24-hour care. Contact Liz Brown – 692 419 548

 

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Ready to update your skincare routine to the next level and treat yourself with a quality plant-based cleanser?
MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin

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

 

For Sale: Double Kayak, bought new and only used twice for about 30 mins so its unmarked and as new. 3.7 meters long. Comes with deluxe padded seats, 2 aluminium paddles, extra D rings, scupper plugs, watertight storage compartments, and some other accessories. €425. Tony, Lagos. Tel 684072447
Email: eagle5999@aol.com 

 

For Sale: Car, Mercedes E200 Kompressor 2004 RHD Automatic 95,000 genuine miles. €2950.ono.  Lots of history, two owners only from new.
Spanish plates and one year ITV expiring Aug 2023. Immaculate full leather and walnitb interior. Aircon & Climate Control. Electric mirrors and windows. Hands free phone, 60% tyres.
Tel. Colin or whatsapp 633566734 

 

For Sale: Hartman Parasol, Base and Cover. White. 3 meters wide. Washable. 65€ (190€ new, including the base and cover, from De Tropen – not currently available in white)
Photo credit: https://detropen.es/sombrillas/pie/hartman-solar-line-sombrilla-natural/
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa. Collection only
clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale: Bose L1 audio rig. I’m selling a Bose L1 amp rig. Those in the know already understand what a great bit of kit this is, lightweight and easily portable, great volume and clarity of sound. Perfect for soloists, karaoke or voice only public address. For those not in the know take a look on YouTube (https://youtu.be/qV0S47hsLT0)
Was €500 now €425. Andy, Torrox Park. Come see and more importantly hear it working.
Email: andymann_genesis@yahoo.co.uk 

 

Wanted: Watches. Watch collector looking for all types of wrist watches swiss made. Japanese. Or any others considered.
Send photo and prices to Ernie
WhatsApp 616812765 or email
ernestiznate AT hotmail dot co dot uk

 

Free: Box. Free to anyone who is able to collect it.
Plastic Box 119L x 61H x 53D cm
Poor appearance but serviceable.
Available in Torrox Costa
Contact Bill: torrox1000 at gmail dot com 

 

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MALAGA

Number of Covid patients in Malaga hospitals drops by 53.5 per cent in one month: The number of patients suffering from Covid in Malaga hospitals has dropped by 53.5 per cent in the province in one month, which shows that there has been a reduction in infections and a lower virulence of the virus among infected patients. It has gone from 181 patients who were admitted to Malaga hospitals on 12 July to 84 this Friday, 12 August. Likewise, there has been a decrease in admissions to the intensive care units (ICU) in Malaga, where there are six patients with SARS-CoV-2 compared to the nine on 12 July (33 per cent fewer).
– Looking at Andalucía, as a whole, it can also be seen that there has also been a notable decrease in hospitalisations for coronavirus in the last month. There were 814 patients on the wards on 12 July, and this Friday there are 414, which represents 49 per cent less. In Andalusian ICUs there are 20 patients, 12 fewer than a month ago (37.5 per cent less). Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/covid-patients-hospital-20220812131533-nt.html

UK

Birmingham ROCKS- Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi reunited onstage: The performance, which can be watched below, initially began with a brief snippet of “Iron Man,” the group’s classic 1971 single. Osbourne then rose up onto the stage – much to the delight of the Birmingham crowd -and joined Iommi for a rousing rendition of “Paranoid.” The Sabbath bandmates were joined by bassist Adam Wakeman and drummer Tommy Clufetos for the performance. Both men had previously served as touring musicians on various Black Sabbath treks, including the group’s farewell tour from 2016-17.
Full article: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/ozzy-osbourne-tony-iommi-paranoid/
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TRAVEL NEWS

Pilots at easyJet bases in Spain begin a series of three-day strikes: The strikes are taking place on 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29 August and have been called because the airline is allegedly refusing to reinstate the pilots’ pre-pandemic salaries and working conditions, and negotiations for a second collective bargaining agreement have broken down. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/pilots-easyjet-sstrike-20220812114040-nt.html

TECH

Update Your Redmi Note Xiaomi Phones- Found Vulnerable to Forged Payments: Security flaws have been identified in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T and Redmi Note 11 models, which could be exploited to disable the mobile payment mechanism and even forge transactions via a rogue Android app installed on the devices. Users should update their phones, both the system and all apps. Full article (in tech lingo): https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/xiaomi-phones-with-mediatek-chips-found.html

OTHER

Carmen Amaya (1913-1963), the greatest female Flamenco dancer ever & first woman to master this intricate footwork originally reserved for males, 1944: Video Link

 

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. Will re-start on Saturday 3rd September 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

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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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DigameXtra No. 2334 Friday, August 12th, 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
Upcoming Events:
In keeping with our usual practice, we will suspend RBL events through the summer months. However, we would like to make you aware of the events that are scheduled for the upcoming months. Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Sept
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 22nd. Lunch at Al Andalus.
Oct
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel bar Nerja.
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits. (free rum)
Nov
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. Poppy Ball
– Sunday 13th. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
Dec
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura.
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lews’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus.
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/ 

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Riogordo kicks off its August fair this Sunday with the Rio del Cante Flamenco Festival:
– The fair’s activities will begin with the flamenco festival, which will be held on 14 August at 23.00 hours in the municipal swimming pool area, will feature Pedro ‘el granaíno’, Ezequiel Benítez and Anabel Valencia, on vocals; Antonio de Patrocinio, Chaparro de Málaga and Curro Vargas, on guitar; and Antonio de Verónica and Saray Cortés, on dance.
– On Monday 15 August, in addition to the daytime fair and musical performances, there will be a foam party, and in the evening there will be a procession of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno and a fireworks display. In the early hours of the morning, there will be dancing in the municipal stand and the election of the queen, ladies and master of the fiestas.
– On Tuesday 16th, after the daytime fair and a gymkhana, the procession of the patron saints San Jacinto and Santa María de Gracia will take place. And, from midnight onwards, there will be dancing in the municipal stand.
– On Wednesday 17th, in addition to musical performances, as on every other day, there will be paella tasting, a Rocío costume competition and a water festival.
– And on Thursday 18th there will be a children’s party, a threshing and ribbon race, a gala and after the performances in the municipal stand, from six in the morning, a breakfast of bread and olive oil. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/riogordo-arranca-este-domingo-su-feria-de-agosto-con-el-festival-flamenco-rio-del-cante/ & VIDEO LINK

 

Cancelled Act– Free Soul Band will not play in the plaza de las Flores at the Fair of Malaga 2022:
Live music at this year’s Feria de Málaga loses one of its classics. After thirteen editions, the Free Soul Band will not play in the Plaza de las Flores. The decision has been taken by the Plaza’s innkeepers, according to a press release from the band. Photo: Marilú Báez. Reference, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/feria_de_malaga/Free-Soul-Band-plaza-Flores-Feria-Malaga_0_1710130023.html 

 

Headliner Cancelled– Andalusia Big Festival News: 8-10 Sept
Headlining band Rage Against the Machine has cancelled this appearance, in fact their entire European tour, for medical reasons. Festival promoters Mad Cool announced that they are working on finding a band to substitute “to be able to continue to offer in this first edition an unforgettable experience,” and have announced that once it has confirmed a new group “we will open the ticket refund process for all those people who want it”. Reference, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/ocio/Rage-Against-Machine-cancela-gira-Andalucia-Big-Festival_0_1710130095.html

 

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-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
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Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa:  
CLOSED FOR MONTH OF AUG., REOPENS FIRST WEEK OF SEP.  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! Hours: 7:30pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

Adventure Activities: Looking for refreshing adventures to beat the heat?
Sima del Diablo is one of the most fun ravines in western Malaga.
It is located in the municipality of Juzcar, halfway between the Costa del Sol and Ronda.
On this tour we will overcome several rappels and slides, in addition to enjoying this wonderful environment in the heart of the Genal Valley.
Join our weekly tours with your family, friends, coworkers… or whoever you want! And enjoy a unique experience in the middle of nature.
From Monday to Sunday from June 15 to September 15
Available in: English, Spanish & French
Info and reservations: +34 727 743 718
Email: southcoast.aventuras@gmail.com ; FB

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Castillan hallway unit Yute & Natural Measurements
90 x 31 x 74cms Price 125€
– Wooden stool 10€
– Bedroom chair 30€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Computer. Time to Replace Your Old Tower? Replace that hot, bulky monster with a New, Powerful MiniPC! This is a Minis Forum GK-41. All solid-state – No Overheating Problems! Small enough to mount on the back of your monitor with supplied mount plate.
Customized & Upgraded by DoctorLaptop
-Windows 11 Pro, with Chrome, Adobe Reader & VLC Player
-360Gb SSD data storage. One Pro quality high-speed SSD, 240Gb(system) + 120Gb Pro quality, high speed Flash card (data). Flash card makes transferring data between devices simple. 
-8Gb RAM.
-Processor Intel Quad Core, 2.0GHz base, 2.70GHz burst.
-Video ports: HDMI 2.0, DP & VGA (with provided adapter), 4k @ 60Hz, can support 2 big screen displays with different content simultaneously! 
-Built-in Wifi 2.4/5 + 2 Ethernet ports + Audio/Mic port
-Includes mounting plate + hardware, HDMI Cable & DP cable, A/C power cable.
Very low power consumption. User supplies display, keyboard, mouse & speakers or headphones.
I have new business quality UK keyboards (USB) if needed, add €25.
30 day cash back warranty on hardware.
Price €400, no offers. Buyer collects. I can set it up while you are here, so you can see how to connect everything, and you can try it out before you buy.
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com
Naythan / Torrox Costa 

 

Wanted: Moving boxes. Moving house .I need some cardboard moving boxes. I am in Archez & will collect, Call Joanne 655722962. email: joanne.andy.yates@gmail.com

 

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SPAIN

Spain increases in 2022 its import of Russian gas, despite the war, while reducing its energy link with Algeria: {Translation, summary}
– In the seven months of 2022, Spain has bought more gas from Russia and much less from Algeria, both in the midst of the invasion of Ukraine and in the midst of the diplomatic conflict with the African country over the change of position of Pedro Sánchez’s government on the Sahara. In fact, purchases from Russia have increased by 15.6% since January, while imports from Algeria have fallen by 42%, according to Enagás’ Statistical Bulletin. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/5040611/0/espana-importa-gas-ruso-ano-guerra-reduce-vinculos-energia-argelia/

ANDALUCIA

Orange warning for temperatures up to 40 degrees in Jaén and yellow in Cordoba and Granada: {Translation} 11/08/2022 09:50
– The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated, for this Thursday, the orange warning for temperatures that can reach 40 degrees in the province of Jaén, while maintaining the yellow warnings in Cordoba and Granada for excessive heat.
– All warnings are expected to be active from 13.00 to 20.59 hours.
– By provinces, in Jaén, the area of Cazorla and Segura is expected to reach 40 degrees, while Morena and Condado and the Guadalquivir Valley could reach 39 degrees.
– The risk of excessive heat is also expected in the provinces of Cordoba and Granada, where the countryside of Cordoba and the Cuenca del Genil in Granada will have maximum temperatures of up to 39 degrees.
– With regard to the forecast for Andalusia, the skies are expected to be partly cloudy with intervals of low clouds and morning mist in the western third, without ruling out fog, as well as cloudiness of diurnal evolution in the interior mountain ranges, with a small probability of isolated showers. However, a slight haze is not ruled out either, more likely in the south and east of the region.
– On the other hand, minimum temperatures will decrease in the western third and with little change in the rest of the region, while maximum temperatures will be unchanged or slightly higher. Winds will be variable and light with breezes, tending to the southwest. In addition, occasionally strong Levante is expected on the eastern Mediterranean coast. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1068422/aviso-naranja-por-temperaturas-de-hasta-40-grados-en-jaen-y-amarillo-en-cordoba-y-granada/

EUROPE

Portugal’s Porto Ranked as Europe’s Most Affordable City for Students: – Such a conclusion has been reached through the StudentGoGlobal ranking of this year, which took into account a total of 250 cities in worldwide countries regarding their affordability.
– Porto, which is the largest city in Portugal, is also known for the University of Porto, which attracts a large number of internationals, as well as the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.
– According to the ranking, the second most-affordable city in Europe for students is the Czech Republic’s capital, Prague, followed by Madrid, which has been ranked in the third position in the StudentGoGlobal ranking this year. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugals-porto-ranked-as-europes-most-affordable-city-for-students/

USA

CDC Admits It Gave False Information About COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is admitting it gave false information about COVID-19 vaccine surveillance, including inaccurately saying it conducted a certain type of analysis over one year before it actually did.
– The Epoch Times in July submitted a FOIA, or a request for non-public information, to the CDC for all reports from a team that was formed to study post-vaccination heart inflammation by analyzing reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a system run by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
– The CDC not only said that the team did not conduct any abstractions or reports through October 2021, but that “an association between myocarditis and mRNA COVID-19 vaccination was not known at that time.”
– That statement was false. By April 2021, the U.S. military was raising the alarm about post-vaccination heart inflammation, and by June 2021, the CDC was publicly acknowledging a link. Further inaccurate info they provided is detailed in the source article. Full article: https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-cdc-admits-it-gave-false-information-about-covid-19-vaccine-surveillance_4657836.html

ENERGY CRISIS

The Big Rip-Off – How Can Spanish Electricity Providers Justify Charging Customers Unprecedented High Bills When They Are Making 24% More Profit Than Last Year with Execs Receiving Record Salaries/Bonuses?:
– The three main companies focused on electricity, Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy, closed the first half of the year, marked by the rise in gas prices, with a joint profit of 3,548 million euros, according to the income statements that have been published in recent weeks. It is 24% more in the same period of 2021. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-three-large-electricity-companies-shoot-their-profit-by-24-in-the-middle-of-the-debate-on-the-energy-tax/

 

The price of fuel falls 12% since June:
– The downward streak is the longest of the year and leaves gasoline and diesel prices at lows since May. Subtracting the bonus, they are the lowest prices since March.
– However, despite this reduction in prices, the price of fuel continues to be particularly high. It can be seen in the comparison with the summer of 2021. Collecting the discount, the price of a liter of gasoline is 17% more expensive than at the beginning of August last year, while in the case of diesel it is 30% higher.
– With current prices, filling an average 55-litre tank with both gasoline and diesel costs just over 90 euros, taking into account the aid of 20 cents per liter, which means paying around 13 euros more than in the same dates of 2021, in the case of gasoline, and 21.12 euros, in the case of diesel. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-fuel-falls-12-since-june/

HEALTH

Vegetarian / Vegan women more likely to fracture their hips in later life:
– Researchers said vegetarian diets “often have lower intakes of nutrients that are linked with bone and muscle health” after their study found female vegetarians had a 33% increased risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat eaters. The study, which involved more than 26,000 women aged 35-69 from across the UK, assessed the risk of hip fracture among vegetarians, pescatarians – those who eat fish but not meat – and occasional meat eaters compared with regular meat eaters. Experts from the University of Leeds found that an elevated risk of hip fracture was found only among vegetarian women compared with women who regularly consumed meat. Full article: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/health/vegetarian-women-more-likely-to-fracture-hips-in-later-life-study-shows-3802042

 

Study finds that sound plus electrical body stimulation has potential to treat chronic pain:
– New technique could relieve pain for individuals with various chronic and neurological conditions.
– A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has found that electrical stimulation of the body combined with sound activates the brain’s somatosensory or “tactile” cortex, increasing the potential for using the technique to treat chronic pain and other sensory disorders. The researchers tested the non-invasive technique on animals and are planning clinical trials on humans in the near future.
– While the researchers used needle stimulation in their experiments, one could achieve similar results using electrical stimulation devices, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) units, which are widely available for anyone to buy at pharmacies and stores. You probably already have a smartphone and earbuds to provide the sound factor. The researchers hope that their findings will lead to a treatment for chronic pain that’s safer and more accessible than drug approaches.
Full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220811083335.htm

TECH

The Slow Death of Fakebook- Youth bails out:
– Facebook, once the go-to social media platform for many, has plummeted in popularity, particularly among younger users, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. In a 2015 overview, Pew found that 71% of teens ages 13 to 17 used Facebook. It easily beat out platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter among that demographic.
– But 2022 paints a very different picture of the social media landscape. The share of 13- to 17-year-olds who said they use Facebook dropped from 71% in the 2015 study to 32% today, Pew found.
– As Facebook’s popularity sinks, YouTube has become the dominating platform among teens, who are also using social media apps like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram. Instagram and Facebook are both owned by parent company Meta.
– While Facebook still beats out Twitter among Gen Zs, Snapchat and Instagram have dwarfed its popularity. Sixty-two percent of Gen Zs use Instagram and 59% use Snapchat, according to Pew. TikTok also beats Facebook in popularity, with 67% of respondents saying they use the short-form video app, Pew reported.
– When asked about what app they used “almost constantly,” teens, 19% of them, again pointed to YouTube as their most-used platform. TikTok was second in this category with 16%, followed by Snapchat with 15%, Instagram at 10% and Facebook at 2%.
– When it comes to more specific demographics, like those who identify as boys versus those who identify as girls, Pew found that boys were more likely to use YouTube, Twitch and Reddit. Black and Hispanic teens use TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp more than white teens, according to Pew.
Full article: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/gen-z-facebook-pew-research-center-finds-rcna42429

 

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. Will re-start on Saturday 3rd September 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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DigameXtra No. 2333 Thursday, August 11th, 2022

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Motril Feria 2022, Day 2: Thursday 11th August
Party with a new parade by the Heart Breackers Dance Studio and a performance of the DJ motrileño Ruben Diaz. Photo: granadadigital.es. 

 

The Cala Mijas Festival with 5 Days Camping: 31 Aug – 5 Sept. Featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk
Three days of concerts and will have a camping area that can extend the experience of those who go to it up to five days. From the 31st of August to the 5th of September it will be possible to camp in the vicinity of the festival as long as you have contracted a ticket for it. The concert line-up features Arctic Monkeys as the main attraction for Thursday 1 September, being the only concert of this band in Spain on this tour, although not the only one in the Iberian Peninsula, as they will be playing at Kalorama in Lisbon on Friday 2. Alongside them on Thursday will be Bonobo, Chet Faket, Marc Rebillet, Albany, Sen Senra and 15 other artists. On Friday, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk are the most famous artists on a line-up that also has around twenty other acts. Info & tickets: https://calamijas.com/tickets/

 

XXXVII Noche Flamenca ‘Antonio de Canillas’ in Canillas de Aceituno –  Final Night: Tonight Thursday 11 Aug.
Flamenco festival vocalists contest winners announced and perform in concert. VIDEO LINK

 

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Cambrian Restoration And Antiques:
With 50 years of experience in the antiques and restoration business in Europe and the United States, I have worked on a wide range of restoration projects and hold a varied stock of antique furniture, ceramics, rustic items, artwork, rugs, clocks, and many other interesting items, which I aim to sell off in order to retire.
My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
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Items For Sale:
– De Walt Saw Bench. De Walt 12 inch blade, long-reach, crosscut saw bench. Compound crosscutting and the ability to rip cut material up to 4 inches thick, with the blade parallel to fence. Cost over £3000 new, and it works as well now as the day it was made. I will be sorry to see it go. Price 500 euros.
– Shopsmith Router Table. Shopsmith over and/or under router table, complete with all accessories (but not the routers). Great quality unit. Price 130 euros.

 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
– IKEA cupboard, 83x80x30cm, 30€
– Small white single-drawer table (top), 53x49x35cm, 15€
– Small white single-drawer table (bottom) 56x45x35cm, 15€
Collection only – cupboard
Tables – can meet, within reason
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale: High Performance UK Lenovo Ideapad 310 laptop. Refurbished & upgraded by DoctorLaptop. Windows 10 Pro v21H2, fresh install, 12Gb RAM (high speed, brand new), 480Gb SSD (high performance, brand new), Intel i3 6006U @ 2GHz processor. Display 15.6″ True HD 1920×1080 + HDMI & VGA ports, Ethernet, 2.4/5 dual band wifi, 2x USB2, 1x USB3, SD Multi-Card Reader, headphone port, 4Hr battery. Includes MS Office Suite Pro Plus 2019. New on Amazon is over €800 without MS Office included. Price €500, no offers. 30 day cash back guaranty. Photo:Lenovo.com
Naythan, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects.
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Wanted: Does anyone have a sup (inflatable) paddle board for sale? Sarah, Nerja. Email: sarah.mcnulty AT yahoo.co.uk

 

Correction- Wanted: Car. Reasonably low mileage medium size car, must be in good condition, service history, automatic transmission. Around 6/8 thousand euro for the right vehicle. Contact Rob, Canillas de Albaida
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Lost dogs?: We saw 2 lost shepherds route Archez town to the split to sayalonga and Cómpeta. Tuesday 20h
Anne-Marie, Cómpeta;
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Recommendation needed for orthotics: Can anyone wholeheartedly recommend someone to design, supply and fit orthotics? Any location – from Nerja to Velez-Malaga. I hope that someone can help. James in Archez –
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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Exploding number of deaths in Spain illogically blamed on heat:
– According to official figures, the “high temperatures” in Spain are responsible for over 20,000 additional deaths from January to July 2022 (https://www.eldebate.com/sociedad/20220803/pico-muertes-calor-sanidad-covid-pueden-explicar.html). But this statement does not seem to be credible; there are legitimate doubts about this explanation.
– Spanish lawyer Aitor Guisasola used the figures from the MoMo (Mortality Monitoring), which describes itself as a “system for monitoring daily mortality from all causes”, as a basis. It was developed in 2004 as part of the “Plan for preventive measures against the effects of excessive temperatures” coordinated by the Ministry of Health. “The aim of MoMo is to determine the deviations of the daily observed mortality from the expected mortality based on historical mortality series. MoMo allows for an indirect estimation of the impact of events of public health importance.”
– The Instituto Carlos III in Madrid is responsible for these “estimates”. The “research institute in the field of public health is legally constituted as a public research agency, a kind of quasi-autonomous body under Spanish law”.
– The current MoMo report was published on July 26, 2022 and shows the “key results” since January 1, 2020.
– The number of deaths from January to July 2022 reflect “true barbarism”, said Guisasola. According to MoMo, 22,541 more people than expected died in the first seven months of the year. Of these, only 3828 are assigned to high temperatures in the statistics. How the remaining 18,713 people died is not mentioned. And for July alone, MoMo estimated 7,985 additional deaths, but only 1,913 of those deaths were attributed to high temperatures. So how did the other people die?
– “Someone should explain that to us,” Guisasola remarked. The lawyer considered it “curious” that even in January there were 631 more deaths than expected. “Must be because we had a very hot January,” Guisasola noted with irony.
– According to MoMo statistics, there were a total of 24,490 more deaths in Spain in 2021 than expected. So how many additional deaths will there be by the end of 2022 compared to 22,541 in the first seven months of the year?
– Spanish media portal El Debate also reported that the official claim that the heat was responsible for the additional deaths was not credible.
– Health Minister Carolina Darias therefore felt compelled to declare that the MoMo numbers were only “an estimate” that “does not necessarily correspond to reality”.
– According to the MoMo report, there have been 115,203 “excess deaths from all causes” nationally since January 1, 2020. The high temperatures are only mentioned as the cause in 9,286 cases. Incidentally, over 90 percent of those over 12 years old in the country have had the experimental “vaccines”. 
– Despite climate scare-mongering, the highest temperature in Spain was actually recorded in Ecija in the south with 47C in 1956.
Full article, starts half way down page: https://freewestmedia.com/2022/08/08/colossal-climate-blunders-exposed-after-great-barrier-reef-recovers-spaniards-perish/

MALAGA

Rincón bus line during the Malaga Fair: Special Services for Feria de Málaga 2022, Saturday, 13 of August, thru Saturday, August 20. 

 

Summer Feria in Mijas Pueblo will be extended by one day: Mijas town hall has announced that the third and final fair of the season in the municipality of Mijas will take place from Tuesday 6 until Sunday 11 September. After a three-year hiatus, this year’s festivities, which are held in honour of the town’s patron, the Virgen de la Peña, will be one day longer than in previous years. Photo: SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/mijas-pueblo-feria-20220809112333-nt.html

NERJA

Mobile unit of ITV for mopeds in Nerja: {Translation}
– The mobile unit of ITV for mopeds will be in Nerja, August 24, at the esplanade of the flea market, at the end of the street Swan, in the hours of 7.30 am to 11.30 am.
All those interested in undertaking reviews of their mopeds, must request an appointment, which may be requested through the web page http://www.itvcita.com or by phone at 959 999 999. You need to make the payment with a bank card or payment card and provide the Permit, the Inspection card and accreditation of insurance in force. Sourch, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/vuelve-la-unidad-movil-de-itv-para-ciclomotores-al-municipio-de-nerja/

EUROPE

Dozens of homes destroyed, thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in southwestern France: A fire that destroyed thousands of hectares of tinder-dry forest in southwest France has flared again amid a fierce drought and the summer’s latest wave of extreme heat, officials said Wednesday. Black-and-orange skies, darkened by the smoke billowing from forests and lit up by the flames, were seen across the area as the fires continued to burn out of control despite the efforts of firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft. Fires, which have razed about 6,200 hectares (15,320), have now crossed in the neighbouring Landes region. Photo: anews.com. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220810-dozens-of-houses-destroyed-thousands-evacuated-as-wildfires-rage-in-southwestern-france

ENERGY CRISIS

The Government wonders if the PP seeks “the end of European funds” by rejecting energy savings: {Translation}
– The Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament and Constitutional Affairs, Rafael Simancas, has wondered whether the PP party “seeks the end of European funds” by rejecting the energy saving plan decreed by the Government to fulfil the commitment it made to the European Union to reduce energy consumption by 7%.
– The senior official of the Ministry of the Presidency has launched this question to the first opposition party through a message published Wednesday on his Twitter account, collected by Europa Press. Specifically, Simancas reminds the PP that Europe agreed to provide Spain with 140,000 million euros in funds “out of solidarity” to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and that now the EU is asking for “energy savings from Spain out of solidarity in Putin’s war”.
– “The PP denies solidarity with Europe. What is the PP looking for? The end of European funds in Spain?”, asked the Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament and also a Socialist member of parliament. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-gobierno-pregunta-si-pp-busca-fin-fondos-europeos-rechazar-ahorro-energetico-20220810135021.html

TRAVEL NEWS

Portugal Urges Passengers to Avoid Travelling From August 19 to 21 Due to Strike: Airport workers are planning to strike for three days, while the action that will take place in different airports in Portugal could lead to travel chaos and highly affect those who plan to visit the county. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugal-urges-passengers-to-avoid-travelling-from-august-19-to-21-due-to-strike/

RECALLS

Aldi, Lidl and Mercadona withdraw several ice creams due to the presence of “foreign bodies”: {Translation, summary}
– The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) has reported the withdrawal of several types of ice cream from Aldi, Lidl and Mercadona due to the presence of “foreign bodies”.
– The Aesan recommends that people who have the products included in this alert in their homes “refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase”.
– Specifically, the products affected are Gelatelli 7×75 Eclipse from Lidl, Espiral 7×75 from Hacendado, and Chupy Fresh and Chupy Cola from Aldi. The batches and expiry dates of the affected ice creams range from 30/4/2024 to 20/7/2024 for Hacendado products, from 31/4/2024 to 30/7/2024 for Lidl products and from 31/5/2024 to 31/7/2024 for Aldi products.
– Lidl reports on its website that the manufacturer Lacrem has requested that the aforementioned batches of Gelatelli Eclipse should not be consumed, as they may contain pieces of stick.
“If you have purchased the product in our supermarkets, you can return it to any Lidl shop where you will be reimbursed the purchase price, even without presenting the purchase receipt,” Lidl has stated, adding that no other product sold by Lidl Spain under the Gelatelli brand or by the manufacturer Lacrem is affected by this alert.
– Mercadona also explained that the supplier Lacrem informed them on 29 July that they had voluntarily withdrawn Hacendado’s Espiral Pack 7 ice cream as a precautionary measure, due to the possible presence of visible pieces of the stick.
– For its part, Aldi also informs on its website that it is withdrawing all units of the Chupy Fresh ice cream product (both varieties) from sale due to the possible presence of pieces of stick.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/castilla-lamancha/noticia-aldi-lidl-mercadona-retiran-varios-helados-presencia-cuerpos-extranos-20220810145929.html 

SPORTS

Tennis News- Canadian Open 2022 – Spanish sensation teenager Carlos Alcaraz stunned by Tommy Paul in Montreal after squandering match point: Tommy Paul (pic) stunned world No. 4 Carlos Alcaraz at the Canadian Open 6-7(4) 7-6 6-3 after mounting an astonishing fightback in Montreal. Paul was a set and a break down to the surging Spaniard, but somehow recovered to edge the second set on a tie-break – saving a match point on the way – and then romped to victory in a one-sided third set against a deflated Alcaraz. Photo: ATPTour. Full article: https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/atp-montreal/2022/canadian-open-2022-carlos-alcaraz-stunned-by-tommy-paul-in-montreal-after-squandering-match-point_sto9079805/story.shtml

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DigameXtra No. 2332 Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

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Nerja to celebrate International Youth Day:
12 August in the Plaza Fábrica de los Cangrejos.
The programme of activities will begin at 9.30pm with a performance by Eterna Juventud. They will be followed by Unsuspected, Gymcosta Nerja, Alfonso Sánchez Rico, Zumba Gema and Jotxa, the magic show by Pablo Romón, Pablo Alcázar and finally the music group Proyecto Mandarina, which will put the finishing touch to this International Youth Day. 

 

Torre del Mar Tourist Day with a giant cake for 4,500 people:
Thursday 25th August at 19:30 hours, on the Paseo Marítimo next to the lighthouse. The cake, made by the Torre del Mar chef Roberto Soler, will be 8 metres wide, “It will have a basic vanilla cake, cream and spiced syrup, and we will introduce motifs from the entire municipality, to promote tourism both in the highlands and inland areas”. 

 

Feria El Morche 2022: 11 to 15 August.
See full 21 page program: http://www.torrox.es/resources/files/torrox/PROGRAMA_FERIA_EL_MORCHE_2022.pdf 

 

Noche en Blanco in Vélez-Málaga: Friday 19 August
More than thirty activities for all audiences will take place on the night of Friday 19 August in twenty cultural venues and spaces around the city for the enjoyment of locals and visitors and to boost the local economy.
Among the new features this year are the opening hours- as the cultural venues will remain open until 1.00 a.m., as well as the decoration of the city’s streets and squares. There will also be a photography competition with prizes for the best snapshots of the night.

 

Malaga Fair:
– Fri Aug 12th10.30pm, there will be a drone light show for the first time, with the largest concentration of drones in operation at the same time in Spain, drawing a figure of light in the Malaga night sky. At 00:00 the famous firework display begins, with musical accompaniment. Arrive early for best viewing. 
– Sat 13 August, Malaga Fair will begin after the opening speech.
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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía lowers number of patients in hospital but adds 1,367 new infections and 44 Covid deaths:
– Andalucía has registered ten fewer hospitalised patients than last Friday, so the figure stands at 506, while admissions to intensive care units remain at 25.
– The cumulative incidence rate in people over 60 years of age in the region stands at 207 cases per 100,000 population.
– By province, Malaga registers 107 hospitalised patients, of which five are in the ICU, followed by Seville, with 96 admitted and one in the ICU; Cadiz, with 63 and six in the ICU; Jaén, with 60 admitted, four of who are in the ICU; Huelva, with 55 hospitalisations, five in the ICU; Granada with 49, three in ICU; Cordoba, with 47, two in the ICU; and Almeria, with 29, two in the ICU. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/covid-data-20220809152856-nt.html 

 

Covid Malaga- Malaga reports nine more deaths from Covid and maintains 107 patients in hospitals:
{Translation} 09 Aug, 2022 14:05h
– The province of Malaga has recorded a further nine deaths from Covid in recent days, although the number of people hospitalised in Malaga health centres as of 9 August remains unchanged from last Friday, with a total of 107 hospitalised with or due to the coronavirus, five of whom are in Intensive Care Units (ICU).
– Nine people have died with or from the disease in four days, bringing the total to 2,583 since the start of the pandemic. In addition, there have been 37 new hospital admissions. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-muertos-Covid-pacientes-hospitales_0_1709529709.html

 

Monkeypox Spain- Spain exceeds 5,000 monkeypox cases: {Translation, summary} 09Aug22
– Spain has already reported 5,162 confirmed cases of monkeypox, 585 more than last week, as of 9 August.
– The cases come from 17 autonomous communities: Madrid 1,817, Catalonia 1,636, Andalusia 632, Valencia 311, Basque Country 153, Canary Islands 126, Balearic Islands 134, Aragon 50, Galicia 78, Asturias 49, Castilla y León 48, Castilla-La Mancha 40, Murcia 31, Extremadura 21, Cantabria 19, Navarra 13, and La Rioja 4. The report does not include information on deaths or the characteristics of the cases that will be included in Friday’s update.
– So far, most of the cases detected in Spain and other non-endemic countries related to this outbreak are mild, with a low proportion of hospital admissions and low case fatality. The severity may be higher among young children, pregnant women and their newborns and immunocompromised people, “which may translate into a greater impact at the individual level”.
– In the rest of Europe, as of 9 August, a total of 12,140 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported, with Germany (2,916), the UK (2,768), France (2,423), the Netherlands (957) and Portugal (711) the most affected countries in addition to Spain. The majority of cases are young men with a history of sexual relations in a risky context.
– In the rest of the world, a total of 13,336 confirmed cases have been reported in non-endemic countries, with the United States (8,934), Brazil (2,293), Canada (957), Peru (505) and Israel (166) being the countries with the highest number of cases.
Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/actualidad/noticia-espana-supera-5000-casos-viruela-mono-20220809161835.html

SPAIN

Spain police start wearing bodycams to boost security:
– The interior ministry said the bodycam was launched Monday and would be “rolled out on a gradual basis to all police officers”, without saying how many were involved in the initial stages. Spain’s TVE public television said the tiny cameras were being attached to the officers’ uniforms and could be activated either manually or automatically. The main Spanish police union JUPOL hailed the move on Twitter, saying it was in response to “a request that the union has been making”.
– “It will guarantee security, both for us to avoid any kind of misrepresentation of our interventions, as well as for the public, who will be able to clearly see the police’s professionalism and that there is no abuse of power nor excesses,” union spokesman Pablo Pérez told TVE.
– But the cameras have had mixed success. The absence of any legal obligation governing their use can also limit their scope to uncover police misconduct. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220809/spain-police-start-wearing-bodycams-to-boost-security/

MARBELLA

Leader of Ukrainian gang involved in extorting money from compatriots arrested in Marbella:
– Spain’s National Police force has arrested four people who allegedly made up a criminal gang of Ukrainian origin dedicated to extorting money from their compatriots. The investigation revealed the structure of the criminal organisation and identified a man based in Marbella who directed, organised and coordinated the rest of the members who lived in Madrid. Three arrests were made in Madrid and one in Malaga and the four have been remanded in custody.
– Those arrested used excessive violence to commit robberies with violence, extortion and illegal detentions, as well as planning and executing drug dumps. In one case in Benidorm, the arrestees tied up and gagged three women, although one of them managed to escape and call for help. Officers have carried out five searches in homes in Madrid and Malaga, as reported by the National Police in a statement. As the investigation progressed, it became clear that one of the alleged perpetrators may have known one of the victims and, therefore, may have known that they had a large amount of cash that they had taken out of Ukraine to buy a house in Spain. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/marbella-san-pedro/leader-ukrainian-gang-20220808183544-nt.html

SEVILLE

Sevilla City Council and the Nao Victoria Foundation organize the festival ‘V centenary of the First Round the World Race’: {Translation, summary}
– Victoria Foundation have organised the festival ‘V Centenario I Vuelta al mundo’, which will take place between 8 and 11 September, with a welcome parade on the 6th, for the celebration of the commemoration of the feat of Magellan and Elcano. The event will begin on September 6th in the morning on the coast of Cadiz with a great naval parade and will continue with the ascent of several ships to the Guadalquivir River.
– From the 8th to the 11th of September, the ships will be positioned on the Delicias quay between the Los Remedios bridge and the Seville Aquarium. Among the performances planned during the festival are theatres for children, workshops and traditional wooden games, historical performances and parades, concerts and music bands, storytelling and puppet shows, as well as other shows aimed at all kinds of audiences.
– Tickets to enter the boats – the rest of the activities will be free – will be available online at festivalvcentenariosevilla.org and will have a special introductory price of 4 euros for children; 8 euros for adults and a family voucher for 20 euros. This offer will be available until 1 September. Tickets can be purchased on the website or at the ticket offices located at the entrance of the boats. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/ayuntamiento-sevilla-fundacion-victoria-organizan-festival-centenario-20220809123106-nts.html & VIDEO LINK

 

UK

UK Plans for Blackouts in January in Emergency Energy Plan:
While the UK doesn’t envisage such shortfalls under its base case, the analysis lays bare the difficult winter potentially in store for Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak when they succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister next month. If they materialize, the power cuts would come even as Britons face up to average annual energy bills possibly rising above £4,200 ($5,086) in January from just under £2,000 currently, stoking already soaring inflation. If the winter is particularly cold, Britain may have to rely increasingly on pipeline shipments of gas from mainland Europe – where supplies are already thin as Moscow curbs flows. That presents a dilemma for the UK, which has very little domestic storage capacity. The pound hit its weakest in two weeks against the euro following the report. Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-09/uk-braces-for-blackouts-gas-cuts-in-january-in-emergency-plan

EUROPE

23 European Cities Ask EU to Limit Short-Term Rentals:
– After two years of stagnation due to COVID-19, European tourism is finally enjoying its recovery after almost every single country in the continent has opened its borders to international tourists. Yet, some of Europe’s most visited cities are facing another problem, that of a spike up in the number of short-term rentals that are leaving many locals unable to secure a home, and now are calling for legislative action to deal with short-term rentals.
– Some authorities have responded by creating specific fees for short term rentals, or are considering banning companies like Airbnb. For example, in Barcelona last year, after several years of complaints from residents about constant noise, high rental prices, and a lack of apartments, the municipality announced a ban on Airbnb and rentals under 31 days. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/23-european-cities-ask-eu-to-limit-short-term-rentals/

 

French Towns Imposing Tourist Passes & Quotas in a Bid to Tackle Overtourism:
– The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people travel; thus, tourism gained new patterns, which in some cases aren’t welcomed. So is the case with France and the so-called “group tourism” that has been very frequent across the streets of the country, especially in Paris.
– This situation has caused Marseille, the oldest city in France, to introduce a tourist quota and reservation system to visit popular sites. Only 500 people will be given permission to visit the site, where usually 3,000 tourists arrive there each day. Region Sud, on the other hand, has created an application to control over-tourism during peak tourist season. In addition, Corsica has also introduced a limit on the number of tourists and also created the method of daily quotas in order to protect the environment in the region. For example, in order to visit Lavezzi Islands, Restonica Valley and Bavella Needles in Corsica, tourists are required to make a reservation beforehand. Furthermore, Parisians expressed their annoyance with group tourism, where herds of visitors are found in the streets of the capital, sometimes being noisy, while locals try to go on with their everyday lives. The double-decker tourist buses are also a concern for Paris, as they create traffic and make it tough to open bike lanes and widen sidewalks for some sports. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/french-towns-imposing-tourist-passes-quotas-in-a-bid-to-tackle-overtourism/

USA

FBI ‘raided’ Trump’s Florida estate in confidential records probe:
The FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday, a move that represents a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law enforcement scrutiny of the former president. Trump, disclosing the search in a lengthy statement, asserted that agents had opened up a safe at his home and described their work as an “unannounced raid” that he likened to “prosecutorial misconduct.” Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20220808-fbi-executes-search-warrant-at-trump-s-florida-home-mar-a-lag & VIDEO LINK 

 

SPORTS

Serena Williams to retire from playing after U.S. Open: American great Serena Williams said on Tuesday she was “evolving away from tennis” and planned to retire from the sport she dominated with 23 Grand Slam titles following the U.S. Open tournament, which begins later this month. On Monday, Williams played only her second singles match since she returned to action at Wimbledon in June after a year-long absence from competition, beating Spain’s Nuria Parrizas Diaz to reach the second round of the Toronto Open. Pic: Dan Hamilton/USAToday. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/serena-says-she-is-evolving-away-game-with-retirement-talk-2022-08-09/ 

TECH

Snapchat Introduces New Parental Controls Called “Family Center”: If your teenager uses Snapchat, this info is for you. Read all about it here, https://www.snap.com/en-US/safety-and-impact/post/family-center
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SPACE

Sturgeon Supermoon- August’s Sturgeon Full Moon will be the last of 4 in a row: The fourth and final supermoon of 2022, known as the Sturgeon Moon, will occur on Thursday, August 11. This dazzling lunar show likely won’t be appreciated by everyone as it unfortunately clashes with one of the most anticipated meteor showers of the year, the Perseid meteor shower. Supermoons occur when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth in its orbit known as perigee. Photo: Robert D. Barnes. Full article: https://www.space.com/august-full-moon-sturgeon-moon-fourth-final-supermoon-2022 

OTHER

The Pogues’ bass player Darryl Hunt dies aged 72: The punk group said on Twitter they were “saddened beyond words” to share that Hunt had died on Monday afternoon in London. Full article: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/the-pogues-bass-player-darryl-hunt-dies-aged-72-41900752.html 

 

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