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

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Monday August 15th (public holiday, Assumption of Mary)

 

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.
Facebook for Trapiche Market.
For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at TrapicheMarketSpain @gmail.com / +34 627 877 164
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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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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!
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Malagalingo Spanish School- Torrox Costa:
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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
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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

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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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.
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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.
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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 

 

News & Articles

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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/
VIDEO LINK 

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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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DigameXtra No. 2334 Friday, August 12th, 2022

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There will be no new issue on the following days.
Content scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue posted.
August: Monday August 15th (public holiday, Assumption of Mary)
Sept: Saturday 3rd, Monday 19th
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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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– 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.
doctorlaptop@protonmail.com

 

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
Email: robbers1551@gmail.com

 

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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;
aswinnen1950 AT gmail.com

 

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 –
Email: james dot mcculloch100@gmail dot com or
WhatsApp 044777 552 9335

 

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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DoctorLaptop’s August ’22 Special: Slow Computer? My famous Clean & TuneUp Special is back, for Windows & Mac. Until September 1st only €50! If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance an annual professional servicing is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, clean out junk files/logs/history/etc., update Windows (or MacOS) + all drivers + programs, and finally optimize your settings and registry for fastest overall performance. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps, computers taking more than 2 minutes to startup or shutdown, or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete.
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Dog Sitter: Hello, if you need to leave your dog for the day or in lodging for several days, in a family environment, with all the care it needs, contact me, my name is Silvia, with my husband Mario we are dedicated to taking care of and walking dogs. We live in a house in Torrox Pueblo, my WhatsApp is 666-782766. We await your contact. Thank you so much.

 

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For Sale: 4 channel digital dimming system (dmx) Stairville DDS-405 used for theatre/stage/club/entertainers/singers. Requires DMX controller or desk. Hardly used. Including 10m dmx cable, terminator and flight case. Price new over 100 euros. Will accept 50 euros o.n.o.. Contact Adrian, Caleta de Velez. 660576506 ; email: bishopridley at outlook dot com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
– Grey glass and black metal coffee table (100 x 60 x 43) suitable for indoor or outdoor use, 25€.
– Wooden TV bench / media unit (135 x 50 x 45), 20€
Buyer collects. Bryan, Canillas de Albaida,
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For Sale, 2 items:
– Coffee machine Tassimo, incl. some coffee pads. €50
– Hop in litterbox for cats, less gravel in the house! €15
Call or WhatsApp Saskia, Torrox Costa 627684256 or
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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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DigameXtra No. 2331 Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

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Cool, Fab & Groovy Band: Friday August 12th, from 8.30pm.
Hi folks, Cool, Fab & Groovy will be strutting their stuff at Posada La Plaza, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida. Covers by Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Proclaimers, Johny Cash, and much more with 2 part harmony, bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and mandolin.
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Concert: Dana & Gianni, Saturday 13 August
We await you for a fantastic night to spend together at McKenna’s bar, Nerja, Calle Los Huertos. The concert will take place from 8 pm to 10 pm, don’t be late! Don’t miss the fabulous musical journey around the world, through which you will be led. Reserve already +34 643 26 97 51 

 

El Valle Asociacion: Upcoming events. Mark your calendars now!
– August 11. Picnic in the Park – lakeside at Romeria de Periana picnic area, starting at noon. Lots of fun and games. Bring your own picnic and chair
– Aug 15. Almunecar Fireworks
– September 5 .Club Night with entertainment by Miss Fortune
– September 15. Walk – Vinuela Football Pitch and post-walk dining at Venta la Vina
– October 3. Club Night – Black and White Night
– October 13. Walk along Pipos coastal loop
– October 19. Event Trops Plantation Tour
Unfortunately, the trip to Cartagena has had to be canceled.
Call Carol at 635291532 or come to Meson Sara in Puente Don Manuel between noon and 1PM for more details.

 

Torre del Mar will host its first Break Season on Saturday 13th August: Spectators can see the break dancing competition in the afternoon. “We will have a professional jury, with people coming from various parts of Spain. There will be a speaker that entertain and guide you through the evening, and we’ll also have a DJ and an artist that will do ‘live looping’ live, which is a real spectacle.”
Registration will open at 18:00 hours with the confirmation of participants in the same place where you will then develop the competition. From 19:00 start the preliminary round or phase of filters to keep adding stages and knockout rounds to reach the grand final. The format will be a battle of two against two. 

 

Procession of Virgen del Carmen in El Morche: The Virgin del Carmen is back out in the streets of El Morche the 15th of August in the traditional procession of the last day of the fair. At 20:00 will take place the solemn mass in honour of the Virgin, and at 21:00, after the mass, the Patron saint of the town of El Morche will go through the streets of the town centre in an emotional procession full of feeling. 

 

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SPAIN

Regulating the temperature and switching off lights and shop windows, the first measures to come into force on Wednesday: {Translation in full} 8 Aug. (EUROPA PRESS)
– The Third Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has ruled out on Monday that she will modify or postpone the entry into force of the energy saving decree, whose first measures come into force this Wednesday, despite the request for its withdrawal by Andalusia, Castile and Leon, the Community of Madrid, Galicia and Murcia.
– Limiting the use of air conditioning to 27 degrees in summer and heating to 19 degrees in winter in public buildings, commercial spaces and department stores, transport infrastructures (airports, train and bus stations), cultural spaces and hotels, as well as turning off the lights in shop windows and public buildings that are unoccupied after 22.00 hours will be the first measures to come into force this Wednesday.
– This is included in the first package of energy saving and efficiency measures approved by the government to rapidly reduce energy consumption in order to comply with European commitments arising from the conflict in Ukraine. In the case of all these initiatives, they will be valid until 1 November 2023.
– Health and hospital centres, training centres (schools, universities and nurseries), hairdressing salons, laundries, gyms and means of transport (trains, planes, airports, ships, etc.) will be excluded from the obligation to limit the temperature, so that it does not fall below 27 degrees in summer or exceed 19 degrees in winter.
– Also exempted are those centres where exemptions are necessary due to the specificities of the sector, as well as, in the case of hotels, the rooms, which are privately regulated. The rest of the hotel (e.g. restaurants, cafeteria, common areas) would apply.
– In this way, the established temperature limits will apply to the interior of habitable establishments that are conditioned, located in buildings and premises for administrative use (including office floors or areas, general lobbies and areas for public use), commercial use (shops, supermarkets, department stores, shopping centres and similar) and cultural use (theatres, cinemas, auditoriums, congress centres, exhibition halls and similar), as well as in establishments for public shows and recreational activities, catering (bars, restaurants and cafeterias) and passenger transport (stations and airports).
– However, the Minister for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, specified on Friday that bars and restaurants can limit the use of air conditioning to “around 25 degrees”, taking into account the recommendations of labour legislation, as opposed to the 27 degrees contemplated in the royal decree on energy saving and efficiency measures approved by the government.
– In this sense, she clarified that the 27 degrees will be applied “with flexibility” and gave as an example that discotheques, kitchens and gyms need a different temperature to other spaces such as a bookshop. “It is not possible to ask workers who are in conditions of significant physical exercise not to have the conditions that labour law guarantees with respect to the maximum and minimum temperatures,” Ribera said in statements to Onda Cero, reported by Europa Press.
– For this reason, shops and establishments will have to justify when they do not apply the temperature limit on the thermostat, a flexibility incorporated into the decree law to protect the occupational health rights of their workers.
– With regard to the switch-off of shop window lighting, the switch-off timetable from 22.00 hours will apply exclusively to shop window lighting and lighting in public buildings that are unoccupied at that time. It shall not apply to the ornamental lighting of monuments (unless they are public buildings which are unoccupied at that time).
– As regards the installation of signage, signs and displays- buildings to which the temperature limitation applies shall inform, by means of information signs or the use of displays, about energy-saving implementing measures relating to air temperature limits, as well as information on temperature and humidity (thermometers must be visible to building users), door opening, servicing and maintenance regimes. They may also provide information on other measures they are taking on a voluntary basis and the signs should be visible from the entrance or access to the buildings. The starting date of the measure is one month after the publication of the regulation in the Official State Gazette, i.e. 2 September, and it will be in force, in principle, until 1 November 2023.
– With regard to the obligation to have an adequate door locking system, it will apply to buildings and premises with access from the street, intended for the same uses as those to which the temperature limit would apply. In this measure, no exclusions are considered, unless the safety legislation applying to the building or premises prevents compliance with this obligation. The deadline for adaptation is 30 September and there is no deadline for compliance.
– Commercial spaces, public buildings, cultural spaces and hotels that fail to comply with the energy saving and efficiency plan approved by the government will face fines of up to 60,000 euros for minor offences, up to six million euros for serious offences and up to 100 million euros for very serious offences.
– Sources from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism have explained to Europa Press that the penalties to be applied will be those set out in the Regulation on Thermal Installations in Buildings (RITE), in turn provided for in articles 30 to 38 of Law 21/1992, of 16 July, on Industry, on administrative offences.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-regular-temperatura-apagar-luces-escaparates-primeras-medidas-entran-vigor-miercoles-20220808130822.html

 

 

The Government rules out withdrawing the energy saving decree and reproaches the PP for its “noise and lies”: “The decree is what it is” and “there will not be any type of postponement”. The Third Vice President and Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, reiterated this Monday that the decree with energy saving measures approved by the Government last Monday will continue forward and will unfold its effects on Wednesday, August 10, as planned. The Popular Party has demanded this morning a withdrawal of the decree, something that Ribera has rejected. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-rules-out-withdrawing-the-energy-saving-decree-and-reproaches-the-pp-for-its-noise-and-lies/ 

 

Dissing Columbia- King Felipe VI “the only head of state who has remained seated before the sword of [Simón] Bolívar” during the inauguration ceremony of the new President of Colombia: In a video broadcast on social networks, you can see the Spanish monarch located next to the president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, following the arrival of the symbolic weapon with his eyes, but, unlike other guests, Felipe VI did not get up from his place. Nor did he applaud the act. As put in one tweet (@gener_usuga), “The King of Spain, the only one who remained seated when Bolívar’s sword reached the presidential possession. The same one with which the liberator fought the Spanish army more than 200 years ago. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/podemos-sees-it-as-extremely-serious-that-the-king-did-not-rise-up-with-bolivars-sword-and-asks-the-government-if-it-endorsed-it/ 

 

July has been the hottest month in Spain since there are records:
The past month has become the hottest ever recorded with instruments in the country. Its average temperature has been the highest measured since 1961. Not for a July, but for any month. The average has been 25.6C, which is 2.7C higher than the average between 1981 and 2010. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/july-has-been-the-hottest-month-in-spain-since-there-are-records/

ANDALUCIA

Aemet warns of sudden weather change in Andalucía: Many parts of Andalucía have experienced an “obvious drop” in temperatures this Monday (8 August), which is expected to continue until the weekend, when, in addition, there may be a risk of storms both “in the eastern and western” parts of the region. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/abrupt-weather-change-20220808152703-nt.html

MALAGA

Two ATMs in La Malagueta and Teatinos are attacked with explosives: {Translation, summary}
– The National Police is investigating two attacks with explosives that have occurred this past morning at two ATMs in La Malagueta and Teatinos with the purpose of stealing money. According to La Opinion de Málaga, sources close to the case indicate that the events occurred fifteen minutes apart and in two Bankinter offices. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/atacan-con-explosivos-dos-cajeros-de-la-malagueta-y-teatinos/ 

 

The police will carry out searches at the Malaga Fair to look for syringes and avoid possible cases of chemical submission: {Translation, summary} 08 Aug, 2022 16:20
– The Police will once again set up the so-called Violet Points – information and assistance spaces for women – in different areas of the historic centre and Cortijo de Torres, with a special focus on combating the form of chemical submission that has recently emerged: injections.
– The action plan, part of the campaign ‘Malaga free of male violence’, will include measures to combat these aggressions such as searches “looking for needles or syringes” at the entrances, spot checking indiscriminate groups, and the implementation of metal detectors. In addition to this, there will be an increase in the number of plainclothes officers, the surveillance of a police drone, mainly in the area of the botellón, and the revision of the 36 cameras in the city centre, according to municipal sources.
– Additionally, the campaign ‘Malaga free of male violence’ will remain active 365 days a year and will be extended to all districts of Malaga. Once the Fair is over, a protocol of adhesions will be launched for all establishments so that, after online registration, they are prepared to prevent and intervene in possible cases of male violence. Photo: M. H. (Málaga). Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/feria_de_malaga/Policia-cacheos-jeringuillas-sumision-quimica-feria-malaga_0_1709229632.html

NERJA

Lorry with crane stolen in bungled attempt to steal cash machine from Nerja supermarket car park: Guardia Civil police officers are investigating the theft of a lory with a crane from a building materials company in Nerja which was used to steal a cash machine located in the car park of the town’s Lidl supermarket. The incident took place on Sunday evening, SUR has been able to confirm.
– The thieves allegedly first gained access to the warehouse of the company Hermanos Jimena, located next to the Rapto de Europa monument at the entrance to Nerja on the old N-340 road. After breaking the lock on the door, they drove the vehicle to the supermarket car park, where they used the truck to carry away the cash machine. Afterwards, they drove to an avocado plantation located in the Barranco del Puerto area, on the border with Torrox. The thieves then tried to break into the cash machine, but were unsuccessful. Photo: SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/lorry-cash-machine-stolen-20220808185308-nt.html

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Chilches Town Fair: 11 to 14 August {Translation, summary}
– It will celebrate its traditional fair in honour of its patron saint, the Immaculate Conception and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with an extensive programme for all ages.
– Thursday 11 August, from 18.00 hours, with a children’s party for the little ones with a snack and different games, as well as performances.
– On Friday 12 August, at 9.00 a.m., the Diana Floreada will take place and at 20.30 p.m. the fair will be inaugurated with a parade from the Plaza de la Constitución to the fairgrounds. The evening will include dance performances, the awarding of medals to the participants in the children’s games and the election of the Queens of the fiesta, ladies of honour, children’s, youth and senior Mister. The evening will end at 1.00 a.m. with a musical performance by Los Electroduendes.
– On Saturday 13 August, at 12.00 hours, there will be a parade with Charanga and at 13.00 hours there will be a great moraga with a tasting of sardines with the collaboration of 1 euro, ajoblanco and gazpacho, courtesy of the Women’s Association of Chilches. The day will be enlivened by musical and dance performances. At 00.00 hours there will be a great performance by Keen Levy.
– Sunday 14th August will begin at 13.00 hours with numerous musical and Zumba performances. At 18.00 the Floral Offering and the adornment of the thrones will take place. At 21.00 a mass will be held in honour of the patron saint, the Immaculate Conception and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, followed by a procession through the streets of the town. At 11.00 p.m. those present will be able to enjoy a great fireworks display. Finally, at 11.30 p.m., there will be a parade of flamenco dresses designed and made by Guadalupe Flores, followed by a performance in homage to the elderly by Adolfo Cisneros. The festivities will end at 02.00 hours with a grand final fireworks display. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/chilches-se-prepara-para-celebrar-su-feria-este-fin-de-semana/ 

EUROPE

Germany Proposes to Make Masks Obligatory From October, Including for Air Passengers: In a press release issued last week, the country’s Ministry of Health, together with the Ministry of Justice, has drawn up a proposal for the further development of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG), which is the legal basis for combating the pandemic. Explaining what the Act includes, the Ministry of Health points out in its statement that if Germany adopts the proposal, then masks would become compulsory in air and long-distance public transport, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.At the same time, masks and COVID-19 negative test results will remain mandatory for access to hospitals and full and semi-inpatient care facilities, as well as for workers in outpatient care services. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/germany-to-make-masks-obligatory-from-october-including-for-air-passenger/

BONEHEAD AWARD

Bruce Springsteen Invents “Pre-Scalping” – Angers fans with latest tour’s ‘outrageous and exorbitant’ prices:
– Facing ticket costs from $200 to $5,000+ based on a computer algorithm that changes the ticket price according to demand, die-hard fans feel the working-class hero has abandoned his principles.
– Ron Lieber explains in a New York Times article about Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing system” for Springsteen’s concerts, “no scalpers were selling those tickets. Instead, a new definition of ‘face value’ had emerged, one that many fans had never encountered.” “Dynamic pricing” refers to a flexible sales strategy that updates and adapts prices to changing demand in real time. Full article:
https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-05/bruce-springsteen-angers-fans-with-latest-tours-outrageous-and-exorbitant-prices.html
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TRAVEL NEWS

Crew strike at Ryanair: 44 flights with delays in Malaga and Seville: {Translation} 08/08/2022 19:50h.
– The Irish airline Ryanair has suffered delays on 44 flights to or from Andalusian bases coinciding with the start of the new strike call for cabin crew (TCP). Nationally, its flights have been affected by ten cancellations and 233 delays.
– The flights affected by delays were 38 in Malaga and 6 in Seville. The cancellations at national level were between Barcelona and Milan, Menorca, Rome and London, return flights, as well as between Palma de Mallorca and Hamburg, also return flights.
– In terms of delays, the airports most affected were Palma de Mallorca, with 55 delays; Barcelona and Malaga, with 38; Alicante, with 24, and Madrid, with 23.
– Ryanair has indicated that the new strike call for Ryanair’s flight attendants, which began on Monday, will have a “minimal, if any, disruption” to the company’s operations.
– The airline said in a statement that it has recently reached an agreement with “the main Spanish union”, CC.OO. on wages, ‘rosters’ (four days on followed by three days off) and allowances for its Spanish cabin crew.
– In addition, it said recent strikes by USO and Sitcpla have had “little support and minimal effect” on Ryanair flights. Ryanair said it operates more than 3,000 flights a day and that less than 1 per cent have been affected by the strikes. It therefore predicted that disruption “will be minimal, if any, to scheduled operations in the coming months”.
– USO and Sitcpla, the unions representing Ryanair cabin crew, after consulting with workers, called a new strike at the airline from 8 August until 7 January 2023, both inclusive.
– The new strike consists of 24-hour days of work stoppages, Monday to Thursday, on a weekly basis. The unions pointed out that Ryanair has not shown “the slightest attempt at rapprochement” with them, but has publicly stated its refusal to engage in any dialogue with the elected representatives of its crew members. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/huelga-tripulantes-ryanair-vueltos-retrasos-malaga-sevilla-20220808131248-nts.html

OTHER

Pop music and ‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John dead at age 73:
Newton-John, a four-time Grammy winner, had disclosed several years ago that breast cancer had metastasized and spread to her back, forcing her to cancel performances. Twenty-five years earlier Newton-John had undergone a partial mastectomy and gone on to establish a cancer treatment-research facility in Australia. She died on Monday at age 73 at her home in southern California. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/pop-music-grease-star-olivia-newton-john-dead-age-73-2022-08-08/
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‘Cacator cave malum’ (Defecator Beware Of Evil)- What collective latrines teach us about ancient Rome:
– They were spaces to share stories, jokes, and even a sponge attached to a stick that they used to clean themselves. “If you want to understand the culture, look at its bathrooms,” says the scholar Mary Beard.
– “If you want to understand the culture, look at its baths,” says Beard, sitting in a nearly intact latrine at Ostia Antica, one of Italy’s best-preserved ruins, reachable from Rome by commuter train. “In the center of Rome, according to an ancient guide, there were 144 latrines, although we do not know how many seats each one had,” continues the Cambridge-trained historian. Photos: GETTY.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-05/cacator-cave-malum-what-collective-latrines-teach-us-about-ancient-rome.html 

 

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DigameXtra No. 2330 Monday, August 8th, 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***
August
– 15th – 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 – still a few places left.
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.
– 16th – Castellar de la Frontera & Zoo. Price €40pp and includes coach fare, tips and entry ticket. A fantastic zoo that has a great programme on releasing endangered species back into the wild. A real fun day out.
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
– 19- 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.
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Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche:
– Did you know that Pesto is thought to have two predecessors in ancient times, going back as far as the Roman age? The ancient Romans used to eat a similar paste called moretum, which was made by crushing garlic, salt, cheese, herbs, olive oil, and vinegar (and sometimes pine nuts) together. During the Middle Ages, a popular sauce in the Genoan cuisine was agliata, which was basically a mash of garlic and walnuts, as garlic was a staple in the nutrition of Ligurians, especially for the seafarers. And were you aware that Spain has Romesco? It is a red paste of romesco chile peppers processed with tomatoes, sweet red peppers, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil. France is famous for its Pistou (from Provence), a combination of basil, parsley, crushed garlic, and grated cheese. Pistou is used as an accompaniment to soupe au pistou, a hearty vegetable soup not unlike the Italian minestrone soup. And you can find a type of Pesto in Peru! Theirs is enhanced by the inclusion of spinach. They may use vegetable oil instead of olive oil and other nuts. However, you do not have to travel the world for an exquisitely satisfying PESTO. The Bio Beach Restaurant offers you several dishes featuring their homemade version of this green delight! My favorites are the Pesto Tostadas! Try some, I bet you’ll go back for more!
– The Bio Beach lectures will start again on the second Wednesday in September, on the 14th at 11am. We have an exciting program planned for you 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… Some recipes will be made available. These U3A programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and 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 seeing you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 

 

Madinat Balish Theatrical Tour (In English): Thursday 18th Aug. 20:30 Departure from: Plaza de la Constitución (Vélez-Málaga)
Travel in time to the Andalusi past of Vélez-Málaga and interact with its historical characters as you visit its monuments and walk through the medieval town! 13 euros (early booking) / 15 euros (same day) Under 17 years: 5€ / Under 12 years: free (accompanied)
If you wish to join the Tour, please contact us. Contact info on FB page.
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‘Juan Breva’ Flamenco Festival in Vélez-Málaga: 
It will take place in the Auditorium Cerro de San Cristóbal on 13 August, at 22:30 hours, with free admission until full capacity is reached. Duquende, María Terremoto and Rafa Ramírez will perform. 

 

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The Circles Calle Chaparil 5 Nerja. For all levels.
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For Sale: Cristal Exposition Presentation shelf. Perfect for Presentation, good condition. 40x40cm each piece, build what you want. Price: 30€ ONO
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FREE: Teaching Spanish? I used to teach Spanish to my friends years ago. Clogging my cupboard are a couple of large files, full of the documents I used. Would anyone be interested in collecting them before I put them in the bin? No charge but you collect.
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Wanted: Car. Looking for a small to medium size car must be in good condition with reasonable mileage, service history.
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Loypar: Does anyone know if you need a membership card to shop at Loypar, Velez Malaga? If yes, can anyone tell me how to sign up? Maureen, Velez Malaga
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MALAGA

Water Shortage Malaga: {Translation} The La Viñuela reservoir is already below 12.5% of its capacity. 
– The six reservoirs in Malaga closed the week at 45% of their capacity, with 278 cubic hectometres, which represents a decrease of almost 6 hectometres in the last seven days. They store a total of 16 hectometres less than those recorded just a year ago.
– The largest reservoir in the province, that of La Viñuela, the main supplier of drinking water in the Axarquia region, continues to shrink, as a result of a drier than usual hydrological year that has also considerably reduced the levels of wells and springs that feed the inland regions. The La Viñuela reservoir is currently at 12.44% of its capacity, with just 20.44 cubic hectometres of the 164 that it can accumulate, which is almost half of what it stored at this time last year (43.85 hm3). One has to go back to October 2008 to find such worrying figures. On that date it reached an all-time low, and was at only 9% of its capacity.
– This reservoir, built on almost 6 kilometres of the river Guaro, collects water from a dozen other tributaries. These include the Benamargosa, Alcaucín and Granados rivers. It was created over an area of more than 500 hectares. It is almost 100 metres deep and 60% of its water is used for agricultural purposes. It was inaugurated 36 years ago and was completely filled for the first time in 1998.
– By contrast, the reservoir that accumulates the most water is the Guadalteba, at 67%, with 103 cubic hectometres available out of a total capacity of 153.
– The Guadalhorce stands at 35% of its capacity, with 44 hectometres, and the Conde del Guadalhorce, with another 38 hectometres, stands at 57%.
– As for the other two reservoirs – together with those of the Guadalhorce system – which supply the city of Malaga: Casasola and Limonero, they are at half their storage capacity, at 54% and 47%, respectively, and maintain a little over 40 cubic hectometres in total.
– According to data from Red Hidrosur, the reservoir in the province of Malaga whose level has dropped the most this week has been the La Concepción reservoir, which supplies the Western Costa del Sol. With a consumption of almost two hectometres in seven days, it has remained at 78.77% of its possibilities, with 48 cubic hectometres stored, five less than just a year ago. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-pantano-de-la-vinuela-se-encuentra-ya-al-12-de-capacidad/ 

UK

‘Don’t Pay UK’ campaign urging households not to pay energy bills as price cap set to rise 70%:
– Don’t Pay UK is calling for action against rising energy bills after the price cap is set to rise to a staggering £3,359 per year from October for the average household. This comes as inflation is forecasted to hit 13 per cent in a matter of months – it’s currently sitting at 9.4 per cent, the highest it’s been in 40 years.
– Cornwall Insight, one of the country’s most respected energy consultancies, said bills will hit a staggering £3,359 per year from October for the average household and then rise again to £3,615. However, some experts warn it could go higher, as much as £3,994 in January, according to Energy consultancy Auxilione.
– It was reported earlier this week that BP’s second-quarter profits trippled to £7 billion as oil and gas prices surge.
– In the wake of this news, and taking into account the toll the rising cost of living is taking on millions of Brits, Don’t Pay UK is aiming to get one million households to pledge to not pay their bills in an attempt to force energy companies to reduce bills.
– The same tactic, to what the campaign is suggesting, was brought into action in the late 1980s and ’90s to fight against the poll tax brought in by PM Margaret Thatcher. In protest, 17 million people refused to pay. Don’t Pay UK argued that even a fraction of the million they want to stop paying their bills, then it would still be enough for companies to head to the negotiating table.
Full article: https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/dont-pay-uk-campaign-urging-24685450 

RECALLS

Worldwide BMW Recall for Some Models of Their Electric Cars Due to Fire Risk- “Don’t drive or charge them, park them away from any buildings.”:
– Germany luxury carmaker BMW has issued a recall notice for a number of electric vehicles the automobile manufacturer built between 2021 and 2022
– The voluntary recall was in response to battery defects in a number of BMW manufactured electric vehicles built between November 22, 2021, and June 30, 2022, the notice said.
– Around 83 units of 2022-2023 iX xDrive50, iX M60, 2022 i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 vehicles are estimated to be affected by the defect, which comes with the risk of an electrical short-circuit that could trigger a fire.
– BMW advised vehicle owners not to drive or charge the vehicles that were facing the defect. Owners were also told to park their vehicles outside and away from buildings until the repairs are completed. “Dealers will replace the high voltage battery, free of charge,” BMW said. The company said that notification letters are expected to be mailed to owners Sept. 19. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
– This is the second recall in two months for the i4 and iX after BMW called the EVs in for a potential software glitch in the driver’s display when the vehicles were put into Valet Mode.
See official recall notice: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2022/RCLRPT-22V541-1655.PDF
Website to check any vehicle for all recalls:
https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
Reference article: https://uk.motor1.com/news/601825/bmw-recalls-i4-ix-electric-vehicles-fire-risk/ 

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LaLiga & Movistar Will Block Spanish IPTV Pirates, No Court Process Needed: Top-tier football league LaLiga and subscription TV platform Movistar Plus+ have won a joint lawsuit in Spain that allows them to block IPTV services until 2025 without needing permission from the courts. A second lawsuit won by Movistar Plus+ allows the TV platform to advise local ISPs of piracy-facilitating sites on a weekly basis and have them blocked within three hours. Once new URLs, domains, and IP addresses of pirate services are identified as infringers of the companies’ rights, blocking of the same will take place on a weekly basis, with no need to identify the Court in advance.
– “The blockade must be carried out within a maximum period of three hours from the notification of new list,” Telefónica explains, adding that the list does not need to be approved by the court and covers all Movistar Plus+ content, not just football matches. One Spanish telecoms company that won’t mind helping out Movistar Plus+ is Orange España. While it directly competes with Movistar, the telecoms company also owned by Telefónica.
– What Could Possibly Be Driving People to IPTV Piracy?
The announcement comes on the heels of a new Uswitch report revealing that Premier League fans in the UK will need to dig deep if they want to enjoy the new season on TV. After subscribing to Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video to gain access to all televised matches (but not all matches played), the average cost to a fan watching all of their team’s games will be £21.93 per match. “However, fans of Bournemouth, Fulham and Nottingham Forest – the three promoted sides – will be paying £35.67 per game to watch their favorite club, based on how often each team’s games are televised,” Uswitch added.
– For perspective, users of pirate IPTV services in the UK and Spain will probably pay less than £10/€10 per month for several thousand channels, including every match and event offered by Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, NHL, NBA, and UFC. Plus every movie and TV show, including everything Netflix, Disney+ and Prime Video has to offer. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/laliga-movistar-will-block-iptv-pirates-no-court-process-needed-220805/

 

Twitter Scandal- Hackers Exploit Twitter Vulnerability to Expose/Sell 5.4 Million User Accounts Info, While Twitter Itself Used Confidential Information Account Holders Provided for Security Verification for Advertising Purposes Without Their Consent For Over 5 Years: Twitter on Friday revealed that a now-patched zero-day bug was used to link phone numbers and emails to user accounts on the social media platform. “As a result of the vulnerability, if someone submitted an email address or phone number to Twitter’s systems, Twitter’s systems would tell the person what Twitter account the submitted email addresses or phone number was associated with, if any,” the company said in an advisory. No passwords were exposed as a result of the incident.
– Although Twitter didn’t reveal the exact number of impacted users, the forum post made by the threat actor shows that the flaw was exploited to compile a list containing allegedly over 5.48 million user account profiles. Restore Privacy, which disclosed the breach late last month, said the database was being sold for $30,000.
– The development comes as Twitter, in May, agreed to pay a $150 million fine to settle a complaint from the U.S. Justice Department that alleged the company between 2014 and 2019 used information account holders provided for security verification for advertising purposes without their consent. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/hackers-exploit-twitter-vulnerability.html

 

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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!
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Alpujarra Traditional Music Festival: Sunday, August 14 in Dalías.
Central Programme of the XXXIX Festival de Música Tradicional de la Alpujarra
10:00 Opening of the Festival
10:15 a.m. Performance of traditional music groups
12:00 Greeting of the Authorities
12:15 Performance of traditional music groups
13:00 Dedication of the Festival
13:15 Performance of traditional music groups
13:45 Twinning act with the Parapanda Folk Festival
14:00 Election of the venue for the XXXXI edition of the Festival
17:00 Performance of traditional music groups
20:30 Tribute from Dalías Town Hall
22:00 Prize-giving ceremony
“This year the festival is going to be something more than a single day of music and dance. In the days before we will be able to visit exhibitions, to view screenings and participate in meetings and workshops,” added the mayor, “They will also have many other local products at their disposal at the Alpujarra Artisans and Producers Fair, which will have more than twenty stands of crafts, traditional sweets, wines, hams, cheeses, oil and sausages that will be set up around the festival, in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Dalías.” Source: https://www.granadadigital.es/patrimonio-identidad-cultura-unen-festival-musica-tradicional-alpujarra/ And VIDEO LINK 


 

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/ 

 

CANCELLED– Rincón de la Victoria to cancel the Festival Holi Colours scheduled for August 20:
– The organization has decided to suspend the event that could not be staged normally due to the current circumstances of drought. The Department of Youth of the Municipality of Rincón de la Victoria and the organisers have announced the cancellation of the Festival Holi Colours 2022 scheduled for next August 20.
– The organization will proceed to the refund of tickets for people who request it through the e-mail address: ventasholicoloursoficial@gmail.com
Purchased tickets will also be valid for the next edition which is already planned for 2023. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-cancela-el-festival-holi-colours/

 

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Wanted: Long Term Rental Torrox El Campo. Responsible, mature and quiet Scandinavian woman looking for independent “smaller” Country House near the village of Torrox with mountain/sea views and nice outdoor space. Looking for “permanent” (years) home. ES resident, non smoker and no pets.
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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia has 72 Covid deaths, the highest number since March 2021: {Translation} 05 Aug, 2022 14:44h
– Andalusia has registered a total of 2,402 new cases of coronavirus since last Tuesday, more than the number of positive cases registered in the last report (2,142). Of the new infections, 1,338 have occurred in people over 60. These data bring the total number of people infected in Andalusia since the start of the pandemic to 1,587,643.
– The number of deaths has risen by 72, the highest figure since March 2021, to 14,805.
– This was stated by the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs in the Covid-19 communiqué released on Friday, which also indicated that Andalusia has recorded 39 fewer hospital admissions than last Tuesday, bringing the figure to 516, while admissions to intensive care units have fallen by one to 25.
– Regarding the current average incidence of infection in Andalusia in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, it has fallen to 226.64 points per 100,000 inhabitants, 32.84 points less than four days ago.
– By provinces, in Almeria there are 27 hospitalisations, of which 2 are in the ICU; Cadiz has 58 hospitalisations, of which 6 in the ICU, Cordoba 52, of which 1 in the ICU, and Granada 53, 3 in the ICU. In Huelva there are 54 people hospitalised, 2 of them in ICU; in Jaen 55, 3 in ICU; Malaga 107, of which 5 in ICU, and Seville 110, 3 in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/andalucia/coronavirus-Andalucia-balance-5-agosto-2022_0_1708330002.html

 

 

Monkeypox Andalucia- Active cases of monkeypox in Andalusia rise to 356, with 90 more under investigation: {Translation} 05 Aug, 2022 14:40h
– Andalusia maintains, for the moment, a total of 356 active cases of monkeypox, which means 22 more than last Tuesday, and has another 90 cases under investigation.
– This was indicated by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs in a statement released on Friday, in which it specifies that the province with the most cases is Malaga, with a total of 139, followed by Seville with 106; Cadiz, with 54; Cordoba, with 21; Granada, with 16; 16 in Huelva, two in Jaen and two in Almeria.
– In addition, there are 272 discarded cases that have been declared to the Andalusian Epidemiological Surveillance System Network (SVEA), while 267 previously confirmed cases are already inactive.
– The Ministry of Health confirmed last Saturday the first death in Andalusia, specifically a 31-year-old man in the Reina Sofia Hospital in Cordoba, due to meningoencephalitis, whose case is being studied for its association with monkeypox infection (monkeypox, MPX). Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/andalucia/Aumentan-casos-activos-viruela-mono-Andalucia_0_1708329957.html

SPAIN

Submission Chemistry or Culture Clash Attempt to Intimidate Women In Public?- Dept. of Interior works to clarify if the ‘punctures’ seek chemical submission or to intimidate women: {Translation} 5 Aug 2022
– The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said Friday that they are still working to determine what is behind the wave of ‘pricks’ in nightlife venues that has intensified this July, all to clarify whether these practices seek chemical submission or “intimidate” women to drive them out of public spaces.
– “It is necessary to determine whether there is a traditional chemical submission with the aim of subduing the will of a person who commits this crime, or whether there is another intention behind it, such as trying to convey a security situation as a way of intimidating a group with this sexist discourse of trying to remove women from public spaces”, he explained.
– In an interview on TVE, picked up by Europa Press, the Interior Minister said that there are a total of 60 complaints throughout Spain and that, given this increase, they are working on an individualised study to clarify whether these incidents are attributed to chemical submission.
REPORTING AND GOING TO A HEALTH CENTRE
– The minister pointed out that there is a protocol for cases of chemical submission and that this is an issue on which they have been working “for a long time”. For this specific case, he also specified that they are working in coordination with all the regional police forces and also with local police forces. Finally, he stressed the importance of reporting these criminal acts and going as soon as possible to a health care centre for analysis in the shortest possible time. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-interior-trabaja-esclarecer-si-pinchazos-buscan-sumision-quimica-amedrentar-mujeres-20220805112741.html

ANDALUCIA

New Telephone Scam- The Police register 15 complaints of telephone fraud in Almería, Granada, Jaén and Málaga:
{Translation, summary} 05/08/2022 14:14
– The National Police has warned of a new type of telephone scam after registering 15 complaints from victims in the provinces of Almeria, Granada, Jaen and Malaga in which an alleged operator asks users for their passwords to access the digital portal of online banking to cancel a supposed intrusion when, in reality, they are seeking to obtain a financial benefit without the consent of the victims.
– The victims receive a call from a telephone number with a prefix in the province of Malaga, in which an operator alerts her clients about several attempts to access their bank accounts or ‘app’, and at the same time, they are asked for the access codes to Unicaja’s digital portal, in order to supposedly cancel this intrusion.
– The National Police have clarified that these calls are not issued from Unicaja, nor from any company collaborating with this bank, but are most likely being made through programmes designed to defraud the bank’s customers.
– Likewise, in other cases whose mechanics are similar when it comes to setting up the scam, the previous contact comes via SMS, and is framed within Unicaja’s messaging channel. All the fraudulent SMS are characterised by the fact that they include a link to a fake website that impersonates Unicaja Banco’s Digital Banking and show URLs with domains containing the word ‘unicaja, unicajabanco’.
– The police have insisted that banks will never ask their customers for their card details, personal details, or digital banking keys and passwords, by means of oral or written communications.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1067746/la-policia-registra-15-denuncias-de-estafa-telefonica-en-almeria-granada-jaen-y-malaga/

ENERGY CRISIS

Spain’s Government clarifies its savings plan and lowers the air conditioning limit in bars and shops to 25 degrees:
– The Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has specified that bars and restaurants can limit the use of air conditioning to “around 25 degrees”, taking into account the recommendations of labor legislation, compared to 27 degrees contemplated by the royal decree on energy saving and efficiency measures approved by the Government.
– “You cannot ask workers who are in conditions of important physical exercise not to have the conditions that labor law guarantees with respect to the maximum and minimum temperatures,” Ribera assured in statements to Onda Cero collected by Europa Press. For this reason, businesses and establishments must justify when they do not apply the temperature limit in the thermostat, a flexibility incorporated in the decree law to protect the occupational health rights of their workers. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-clarifies-its-savings-plan-and-lowers-the-air-conditioning-limit-in-bars-and-shops-to-25-degrees/

CLIMATE CHANGE

Start Of England’s River Thames Dries Up For First Time—Latest Iconic Waterway Hit By Droughts And Heat Waves:
– The head of England’s River Thames dried up Thursday for the first time ever as record heat and droughts take their toll on major rivers and bodies of water around the world. (See pic)
– The source of the Thames moved more than two miles downstream, The Guardian reported, as portions of England’s iconic river dried, following an extreme July heat wave that set record highs across Europe.
– Water levels in Italy’s Po River, meanwhile, hit a record low in the wake of the country’s worst drought in 70 years, accelerated by abnormally high temperatures, as Italy’s government declared a state of emergency in what former Prime Minister Mario Draghi called the “most serious water crisis” in seven decades.
– In the United States, scientists in Albuquerque rushed to save minnows as the northern stretch of the Rio Grande was reduced into a shallow stream.
– Droughts in the western United States have also brought Nevada’s Lake Mead and Utah’s Lake Powell to record lows, threatening to stunt hydroelectric energy production. A 22-year drought has exposed more than 700 square miles of Great Salt Lake, reducing fish and migratory bird habitat and releasing toxic dust into the air around Salt Lake City. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbushard/2022/08/04/start-of-englands-river-thames-dries-up-for-first-time-latest-iconic-waterway-hit-by-droughts-and-heat-waves/ 

 

Low water levels mean Rhine is days from being shut for cargo:
Germany’s Rhine, one of Europe’s key waterways, is just days away from being closed to commercial traffic because of very low levels caused by drought, authorities and industry have warned. Its dangerously low levels recall the drought that shut it down for around six months in 2018. Crucially, the impending crisis could lead energy companies to cut their output, one of the country’s biggest gas companies has said. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/05/rhine-low-water-levels-shut-cargo 

TRAVEL NEWS

New Sleeper Train That Connects London & Stockholm to Start Operating From September: The new train will cut train travel time between Sweden’s capital and London to roughly one day. The EuroNight train is powered by renewable energy; Swedish operator SJ only uses electricity from hydropower and wind turbines. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/new-sleeper-train-that-connects-london-stockholm-to-start-operating-from-september/

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Tennis News- Nadal withdraws from Montreal because of abdominal injury, unvaxed Djokovic also out:
– Rafael Nadal withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Friday because of the abdominal injury that caused him to pull out of Wimbledon ahead of the semifinals. The Spaniard had been 19-0 in Grand Slam matches this year when he decided the injury was too much at Wimbledon.
– American player Mackenzie McDonald will replace Nadal in the draw.
– Djokovic withdrew from the Montreal tournament on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. Photo: AP/K.Wigglesworth. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/wimbledon-novak-djokovic-rafael-nadal-sports-canada-54d60af384cfd9893eec30d6f0a1263b

OTHER

Want to impress your Spanish friends?: The next time the topic of Spanish music comes up, don’t mention Camarón, Nina Pastori or Paco de Lucia. They are well known worldwide. Instead, tell them you enjoy Emilio el Moro. That is sure to bring a smile to their faces, and gain you some respect for your knowledge of lesser known Spanish legends.
– Emilio Jiménez Gallego (2 November 1923 – 12 July 1987) was born in the Spanish enclave of Melilla. He was a fan of Flamenco from childhood, and in 1939 at fifteen years of age, he performed in public for the first time, and then went on to consecutively win seven singing competitions, performing different genres, like fandangos, soleás, tientos, polos or cañas. Charming and a joker, he one day sang Flamenco in an Arabic style, and received such an ovation that he then decided to create the character of Emilio el Moro. This character gained him a huge following as he mixed music and humour in a way that endeared him to Spaniards young and old, rich and poor. The great voice, remarkable guitar skills and well timed humourous flairs combined to make him a unique legend of Spanish music.
– The personality with which he endowed his songs, even allowed him to camouflage his social and cultural criticism against the system, against the dictatorship, partially relieved of the burden with humor. Emilio “El Moro” was, in short, a brilliant and unique artist at a time when the show was himself: as an actor, as a producer, as a screenwriter, as a businessman… However, Emilio “El Moro” is today an unjustly forgotten character (the history of this country was never kind to humorists), and only the figure of a guitar, on his tombstone, reminds us of everything that was in his family vault in Monforte del Cid.
References:
https://www.informacion.es/cultura/2012/09/16/25-anos-genial-emilio-moro-6754431.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilio_el_Moro
VIDEO LINK 1 
VIDEO LINK 2 


 

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. 2328 Friday, August 5th, 2022

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Torrox Local Festival Day Events: Friday Aug 5th
– Festividad de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves y San Roque
– 11 am & 8 pm Eucharista / 9:30 pm Procession
– Dance Show & Concert in Plaza de la Constitution after procession. Dance Show by Raíces and concert by Abanah. 

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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/ 

 

Free Guided Tours in Sayalonga: Organised by Museo Morisco and Sayalonga town hall. Free Activities.
Saturdays of August at 10.30 am.
Need to book in advance. Limited places.
Meeting point- Next to the wrought iron gate of the Cementerio Octagonal.
Further information and bookings:
Museo Morisco (Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm)
Plaza García Lorca 3, Sayalonga
Phone & Whatsapp: 675 315 539 ; Email: museomorisco@sayalonga.es 

 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa:  
CLOSED FOR MONTH OF AUGUST, REOPEN 1ST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. 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/

 

Language Classes, Spanish and English: I am offering my services to anyone who would like to learn Spanish or English (spoken, written, conversational). One to one or couple classes.
I am an English native who has lived in Spain from 3 years old and have 9 years of experience helping people of all ages with English and Spanish lessons.
Usually I do my lessons at a quiet cafe somewhere nice and relaxed.
If you prefer online lessons, I am available on Whatsapp video calls, Skype, Zoom, etc.
I charge 12€ an hour for online and present lessons.
I’m located in Vélez Málaga. But can meet anywhere within reason.
You can contact me by mobile 679714873
or by e-mail nancygoldsmith@hotmail.es
Feel free to ask questions and get some more information.
Happy to help! – Nancy

 

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For Sale: Leather Sofa. Two seater bespoke designed Chesterfield sofa with dual core piped cushions in copper brown leather. Excellent condition.
Length 185cm Depth 90cm Height 70cm
Cost over £1000 at purchase. Absolute bargain at 250 Euro. Buyer must collect. Sally, between La Vinuela and Canillas de Aceituno. Tel: 671222595
email: sally.colourstat@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: Wooden slatted screens. 170cm x 200cm
35€ each (120€ each new). Collection only
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
– 2x comfortable chairs 90 cm tall, 60 cm wide and 65 deep.
50 Euros each.
– Wall hanging mirror, 132 cm tall, 67 cm wide and 5 cm deep.
80 Euros
– 2x fun clothes baskets 50 cm tall, 35 cm wide and 23 cm deep.
15 Euros each
Surplus after moving recently. Buyer to collect. Easy access. Richard, Arenas. Email: Richard.p.haughton @gmail.com 

 

For Sale: Sony JE 520 mini disk recorder/player complete with remote control and instruction manual. Also comes with a number of unused disks and a plenty of used ones. Can be seen working. Price 40 euros. Adrian / Ann, Caleta de Velez. 660576506
email: bishopridley at outlook dot com 

 

For Sale: Mobile gas heater with bottle. Euro50. Buyer collects. Maryann, Caleta. Email: maryann@smutley.co.uk 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Two Recommendations Requested:
1. Padron: Hi, we registered at the Torrox Town Hall in June and wondered what we do next re the Padron as we have not received any communication from the Town Hall. I understand we receive free bus travel and certain other discounts but cannot seem to source info online.
2. Long term parking Malaga Airport: Any recommendations for long term parking near Malaga Airport between trips to and from the UK?
Thanks in advance. Deborah, Torrox
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News & Articles

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ANDALUCIA

Is “Submission Chemistry” a new threat for the party crowd & Seniors?:
{Editor’s preface to next article}
So new it is not in Google search yet, however, in the Spanish Press, they are raising the alarm. It involves a victim who is injected with a dose of a substance, usually while out clubbing, to lower their inhabitations and alter their decision making, making them vulnerable to attackers with bad intent. Financial coercion of Seniors is another scenario reported. 
While plying someone with alcohol has happened since man discovered fermented grape juice, this latest trend of people being injected while out clubbing is a new twist. And so far, no specific substance has been identified in tests of alleged victims. I posted the rather long, translated article in full, as the other articles on this topic I found, in English, were lacking. This comprehensive article from malagahoy.es has the latest info, focused on our region.


Three cases of alleged chemical subjugation by needle pricks investigated in Malaga: {Translation} 04 August, 2022 16:48
– There are now three alleged cases of chemical submission by injection being investigated in Malaga. In total, the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) is studying 16 cases in the whole autonomous community. They are unconfirmed and awaiting toxicological tests. The Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs has assured that for these tests, the samples are extracted in hospitals and sent to the National Institute of Toxicology, and it is the Institute of Legal Medicine which is in charge of these tests.
– The victims of these complaints went to different health centres in the capital after detecting punctures in their bodies and fearing that they had been injected with a chemical substance.
– In Andalusia, the SAS is investigating a total of 16 cases of alleged chemical subjection by injection, seven of which have occurred in Huelva, three in Malaga and Cadiz respectively, two in Almeria and one in Cordoba. It should be noted that all are under suspicion and none have been confirmed.
– The first possible case in Malaga of chemical subjection by injection that the National Police are investigating occurred on 8 July and the victim is a 22 year old French tourist. The young woman was partying in a discotheque in t