DigameXtra No. 2226 – WEEKEND EDITION – Sat, April 2nd, 2022

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Art Show: Scandinavian Art-Costa del Sol.
All works can be viewed in my studio.
Call or write for an appointment +34 636 383 098. Bettina
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Atsuko Shimada Trio: A concert of piano, bass & drums.
Friday15 Apr at Jazz Club Ventana Abierta
C/ Granada 3, Nerja. Tel. 690 073 871
email: ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com VIDEO LINK


Weekend Beach Festival Torre del Mar 2022: 6 thru 9 July
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The Torrox Spanish History Group will be meeting on Tuesday 5th April, 2022: Our speaker in will be Nigel Partridge who will be giving a talk entitled ‘The New Spain – Democracy & Tourism’. We have had some very interesting talks by Nigel and he is an experienced speaker.
The Torrox Spanish History Group are very lucky because we have many good speakers and over the years we have had some excellent talks. The talks range from the Palaeolithic period through to the modern day.
We also go on excursions and have visited many interesting places. Our next trip will be to either Ronda or Cadiz
We meet every first Tuesday of the month at 11am. Our meetings are held at the restaurant El Parquesol in El Morche.
I attach a link to where the restaurant is in El Morche. Map Link
If you would like to know more about our Spanish History Group, then please email me at patricianerja at hotmail dot com.
Attendees are required to wear masks.
Patricia Shaw, Group Leader


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Workshop- Dot Painting on Rocks: Would you like to learn to paint beautiful hypnotising mandalas on rocks yourself?
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I’ll provide you with all the materials (rocks, professional paint, tools to use), coffee, tea & snacks. WARNING: it’s addictive! 


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Recommendations & Requests

Carole’s Book Nook: I have actually finished a new book this month, one I found very enjoyable, its called the Butterfly Garden. I take my Kindle out for a walk most days and read outside, sitting on a polystyrene square on one of the rock hard and freezing benches provided by Torrox Council. With the wind, sand, mud, cold, and rain we have been having it is a miracle I finished any book at all and have to confess my reading habits had to revert to reading indoors. Not ideal, but then needs must.
-The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
This is a fascinating book (not for the squeamish) about an obsessive man and his son who collect young girls and keeps them, for years, as “butterflies” in a beautiful but locked garden. Not to give too much away the story is related from two angles, a FBI interrogation of one of the victims after they are found and released and the other from one of the butterflies herself. It is compelling, and different, if a bit too long. There are no chapters, just breaks between the two sides of the story, which makes it even more difficult to put down. I really enjoyed it and wouldn’t be surprised if it gets made into a film any time soon.
-My Family and Other Animals by Clare Balding
An enchanting autobiography by Clare describing her upbringing in a house dedicated to race horses (her father being a famous trainer) with her dotty relatives and experiences at boarding school, but mostly about her many pets. The writing is good and funny and the illustrations of all the animals are gorgeous. Anyone who likes dogs and horses and, for that matter, Clare Balding, will enjoy this thoroughly.
-69 for 1 by Alan Coren
Many years ago, in the late 70’s,a friend recommended Punch magazine to me. Now I only knew of Punch from dentist’s waiting rooms, an old fashioned mag that had been going for over a century. She said that the new, young editor was hilarious and had put a whole new slant on its content and appearance. Soon I was hooked, every article was brilliant, the cartoons were so funny, but the star of the magazine was the piece by the editor. That editor was Alan Coren. He could write in any style, Hemmingway, Shakespeare, The Bible and on any subject. This book is a collection of his pieces from the magazine. There were other books by him but this is one of only two that is on Kindle.
Carole, El Morche, carolemhart@yahoo.com


News & Articles

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Covid Spain- ICU occupancy falls below 5% in the first data after the new changes in COVID data and statistics management: {Translation} 01/04/2022 17:55
-The Ministry of Health has published the first report of the new COVID-19 strategy. This not only puts an end to the daily notification of new infections or cases of cumulative incidence of the coronavirus, which for the last two weeks has been reported on Tuesdays and Fridays, but from now on the surveillance of the disease will focus on people “of greater vulnerability”.
-This Friday, Health provides the incidence rate of coronavirus in people over 60 years, which recorded 459.27 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, as well as reports 43,265 new infections since the last update on Tuesday. In addition, the percentage of occupancy in ICUs falls below 5%, which corresponds to a situation of ‘controlled circulation’, according to the latest COVID Traffic Light approved in November.
-With this new pandemic reporting formula, the aim is to update the report on a weekly basis, and the results of self-diagnostic tests will not be considered. Thus, surveillance will be based on “the notification of confirmed cases of people with or associated with vulnerability factors and severe cases”, as elDiario.es reported at the end of February. The aim is to transition from the “acute phase of the pandemic” to monitoring through ‘sentinel networks’, like those for influenza.
-The number of deaths from COVID-19 has risen to 102,541 since the start of the pandemic, with 323 deaths reported since Tuesday. Meanwhile, hospital data, which are reported in a similar way to previous reports, continue their downward trend: in addition to ICU occupancy, the overall occupancy of hospital beds by COVID patients falls from 3.52% to 3.34%, as does the total number of people admitted with coronavirus, which drops to 4,150.
-In terms of cumulative incidence, the new report now focuses on those over 60 years of age. Those over 80 years of age report an average of 534.68 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while those aged 60-69 years have an incidence of 407.28 points. By autonomous communities, the regions reporting the highest incidence in the over 80s are the Canary Islands and Extremadura, with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/ocupacion-uci-cae-debajo-5-nuevo-sistema-notificacion-casos-sanidad_1_8882030.html


Covid Andalucia- Rate drops to 290.0 and 4,962 cases and 38 deaths recorded since Tuesday: {Translation} 01Apr22
-Andalusia has reported a total of 4,962 positives for Covid-19 registered in the last three days, while adding 38 deaths.
-The rate in the region stands at 290.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, down 28.6 points from Tuesday.
-The Andalusian regional government has switched to reporting twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – on the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the autonomous region, instead of daily as it did until last Friday.
-The 4,962 infections on Tuesday come after 6,568 on Tuesday, 5,129 on Friday, 5,433 on Thursday and 1,350 on Wednesday.
-By provinces, Malaga is still the one with the most positive cases with 1,323, followed by Seville with 823; Cadiz with 789; Cordoba with 582; Almeria with 433; Granada with 376; Huelva with 371 and Jaen with 265.
-Of the 38 deaths, 18 were in Seville, four in Malaga, Granada, Jaen and Cordoba; two in Almeria; and one died in Huelva.
-Andalusia has recorded this Friday a drop of 34 patients hospitalised by coronavirus compared to Tuesday to a total of 517, while ICU admissions have fallen by eight to 49.
-By provinces, Malaga is the one with the most hospitalised patients with 144 and six in ICU, followed by Seville with 96 and 13 in ICU, Cadiz with 79 and three in ICU, Jaen with 52 and nine in ICU, Cordoba with 49 and eight in ICU, Granada with 46 and four in ICU, Almeria with 29 and four in ICU, and Huelva with 22 and two in ICU.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1040199/baja-la-tasa-hasta-2900-y-se-registran-4962-casos-y-38-muertos-desde-el-martes/


Algeria does not rule out “recalculating” the price of gas sent to Spain: The Algerian energy company Sonatrach has warned this Friday of the possibility of “recalculating” the price of gas supply to Spain, within a context in which it anticipates “promising prospects” for European customers after the discovery of new deposits.
-The CEO of Sonatrach, Toufik Hakkar, has acknowledged in statements to the Algerian news agency APS that gas and oil prices “have skyrocketed” since Russia launched a military offensive on Ukraine on February 24.
-Algeria “has decided to maintain relatively correct prices for all its customers”, but Hakkar does not rule out this being the case in the future. “Recalculating prices with our Spanish clients is not ruled out,” he pointed out. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/algeria-does-not-rule-out-recalculating-the-price-of-gas-sent-to-spain-2/


A 1,414 km pilgrimage is designed to cycle along the Mozarabic route: {Translation}
-The Diputación de Granada has published the first travel guide of the Mozarabic Way of St. James by bicycle, a pilgrimage proposal that invites you to travel the 1,414 kilometres that separate Almeria from Finisterre in 21 stages.
-The author, a teacher of Vocational Training in Fuente Vaqueros, proposes a journey with saddlebags from Almería to Finisterre, crossing the Iberian Peninsula diagonally over 1,414 kilometres in 21 stages.
-The guide, which includes a description of the routes on foot, aims to be an alternative pilgrimage for the growing number of enthusiasts who are calling for more cycle tourism routes.
-The idea of writing the travel guide came about in his native Almería, where in 2015 he established a relationship with the Jacobean Associations with whom he travelled on foot along many stages of the Mozarabic Way and saw the potential it could have for cycling. The result is a 370-page, full-colour book that he has self-edited and which will be sold in bookshops in Granada and through his Facebook page.
-The description of each of the stages includes a detailed map with profiles, gradients, distances, difficulties and detours. It also proposes accommodation, restaurants and visits of interest, and includes a descriptive text with the history of the places it passes through and their connection with the apostle St. James.
-The average daily distance is around 65 kilometres and the route runs along Jacobean paths, greenways and ten provinces until it reaches Santiago de Compostela and the epilogue towards Finisterre.
-“Almost 96% of the Jacobean routes are signposted for walking, but there are sections that are not in any other guidebook because I have made adaptations when the paths were not cyclable, because they were too hard or dangerous, looking for an alternative by road”, the author explained. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1040174/disenan-una-peregrinacion-de-1414-km-para-recorrer-en-bici-el-camino-mozarabe/ 


The 250 Cepsa petrol stations in Andalusia extend their discount to 30 cents per litre of fuel: {Translation} 01/04/2022 15:04
-The oil company Cepsa has announced this Friday that it is extending its discount to 30 cents per litre of fuel at its service stations in Spain with its loyalty cards ‘Porque Tú Vuelves’, ‘Mastercard’ or ‘Carrefour’. In Spain, Cepsa has 1,500 service stations in Spain, of which 250 are in Andalusia, 54 of them in Seville.
-“This is a measure with immediate effect and is not conditional on future refuelling or payment via an App. This discount of 30 cents will be added to the promotions that Cepsa already offers through its loyalty programmes”, the company has clarified in a statement.
-On the other hand, the company will universally offer users who do not use the ‘Porque Tú Vuelves’ programme or Cepsa’s professional cards a discount of 5 cents in addition to that established by the Government, achieving a saving of 25 cents per litre.
-Company sources have indicated that “by refuelling at Cepsa you can save, in addition to the 20 cents per litre approved by the Government, an additional 28 cents with the loyalty cards”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/sevi-gasolineras-cepsa-amplian-descuento-hasta-30-centimos-litro-carburante-202204011504_noticia.html


Malaga bakeries increase prices by around 20 per cent due to inflation: A combination of the conflict in Ukraine, along with rising fuel and electricity prices in Spain causing a lack of supplies, many bakeries in Malaga have had to increase their prices by as much as 20 per cent. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/01/malaga-bakeries-increase-prices-by-around-20-per-cent-due-to-inflation/


Granada’s white villages will remain brown- experts call for clean-up to be halted: {Translation}
-Mud showers are expected until the summer. This is the forecast of experts in the field. The dust cloud from the Sahara will still pass through more than once over the next few months, at least until June, after what has already happened in recent weeks in the province of Granada.
-In between, the white villages of the Alpujarra have lost their main sign of identity and, after days of institutional requests to remove the brown from their façades, it seems that even this may not be lost.
-Jesús Párraga, professor at the University of Granada and director of the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, pointed in the same direction when asked by this newspaper: “It all depends on whether it rains, and we are talking about April and May, which are traditionally rainy months. If it rains now, all that investment will almost certainly be lost”, the professor points out.
It is true, emphasises Párraga, that the meteorological situation is always highly variable and that “where we say A now, we can see B from one moment to the next”, but what is certain is that “there will be storms”. “We don’t know if it will be a real red rain like the one in March or less, but intrusions and the possibility of them happening is high. For years we have been seeing between 30 and 40 intrusions,” explains the researcher.
-As it is, the situation of the almost thirty villages in Granada, some as prominent as those of Barranco de Poqueira or Lanjarón, which asked for financial aid to return to the usual landscape for the tourist season, will not suffer any change beyond their own accounts.
-Despite the agility on the part of the Diputación in this matter, when it came to the activation of a fund of 900,000 euros for the cleaning of buildings and public spaces due to the haze, in the face of pressure from the municipalities, it seems to have been hasty.
-This investment, in fact, would have to be repeated if the rain of mud were to come again, with the added bonus that, as the mayoress of Bubión, Mari Carmen Pérez, commented, it is not expected that the clean-up will take place during the Easter season.
The aid would also be “insufficient”, said the mayoress, estimating that each house would need at least 3,000 euros.
-For his part, the professor from the University of Granada, insists on long-term solutions, such as reforestation or, in other words, stopping the desertification of the area, which would be making the arrival of the calima and the drop in air quality possible, in the end, a health problem “that is not being talked about enough”. Photo:ABC. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/granada/sevi-pueblos-blancos-granada-seguiran-siendo-marrones-expertos-piden-paralizar-limpieza-202204012029_noticia.html 


Kremlin accuses the Ukrainians of launching a helicopter attack on a fuel depot on Russian soil: Ukraine denied responsibility for the fiery blast, but if Moscow’s claim is confirmed, it would be the war’s first known attack in which Ukrainian aircraft penetrated Russian airspace.
“Certainly, this is not something that can be perceived as creating comfortable conditions for the continuation of the talks,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Meanwhile, Russia continued withdrawing some of its ground forces from areas around Kyiv after saying earlier this week it would reduce military activity near the Ukrainian capital and the northern city of Chernihiv to promote trust at the bargaining table. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-zelenskyy-kyiv-europe-8482e237420a33a17bfb4e613e75bb66


Russia’s Gazprom exits German business amid crisis in energy ties:
-Russia’s Gazprom said on Friday it was quitting its business in Germany at a moment of crisis in the vital energy ties between the two countries in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The gas giant gave no details or explanation of its decision to terminate its participation in Gazprom Germania GMBH and all of its assets, which include subsidiaries in Britain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
-Gazprom has been in the sights of European Union regulators for months over allegations, which it denied, that it was holding back gas that could have been released to lower soaring prices. Sources said this week that its offices in Germany had been raided by EU antitrust authorities.
-“I think this means Gazprom is drawing a curtain on being an active participant in the European gas market. Essentially it is going home because it no longer feels welcome,” said Katja Yafimava, senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
-The move further complicates energy ties between Russia and Germany, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to impose rouble pricing for gas on buyers from what Moscow considers unfriendly countries.
-German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday that the German economy ministry was considering expropriating the Gazprom and Rosneft units in the country amid concerns about the security of energy supplies. In response, the Kremlin said on Friday that any such move would be a violation of international law, and later that day, Gazprom quit its German business division. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/russias-gazprom-exits-german-business-amid-row-over-pricing-2022-04-01/


Europe signals unity against Russian gas payment demands: Europe vowed to stay united against Russia’s demand that they pay for its gas in roubles, as the threat of an imminent supply halt eased on Friday.
-European capitals have been bracing for a disruption to gas imports as Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks retaliation over Western sanctions for the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine. Some buyers and governments were working on ways to potentially pay for gas in roubles as Moscow in recent days has raised the spectre of cutting gas supply if its payment terms are not met.
-However, the European Commission said on Friday that those with contracts requiring payment in euros or dollars should stick to that.
-The Kremlin said on Friday it would not immediately turn off the taps to Europe as payments on deliveries due after April 1 come in the second half of this month and May. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/gas-still-flows-russia-europe-buyers-navigate-putins-rouble-order-2022-04-01/


Italy to Introduce Digital Nomad Visa: Internationals interested in remote work will soon be eligible to live and work legally from Italy after the latter plans to introduce its digital nomad visa. Such an initiative aims to transform about 2,000 “ghost towns” into attractive places for digital nomads. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/italy-to-introduce-digital-nomad-visa/


Football News- World Cup Draw


Iberdrola ALERT! – This is how the cybercriminals who have stolen Iberdrola’s data are going to try to ‘hack’ you: {Translation}
-Cybercriminals are still trying to hit the Spanish company. Iberdrola confirmed yesterday that on 15 March it suffered a hack that left the personal data of 1.3 million users in the air for a day. The energy company explained that the criminals had access to information such as “name, surname and ID number”, as well as email addresses and telephone numbers, according to other media reports. In principle, no bank details or electricity consumption data were obtained.
-Given the data to which the cybercriminals have had access, it is most likely that they will try to use them to create more targeted email or phone call cyber-scams. In this way, they could obtain banking information from affected users or trick them into making payments for fines or supposed services.
-“Mainly, they may start launching targeted campaigns, impersonating Iberdrola, for example. Those affected may start to encounter messages in the mail in which the criminals use the data collected to steal even more information by deceiving the user,” explains Josep Albors, head of research and awareness at cybersecurity company ESET, in a conversation with ABC.
-The expert adds that, by having information about the user such as name or ID number, the criminal can “generate greater trust in the user”. It is not the same if you receive an email from a third party telling you to change the login details of an account in which they call you, for example, “client”, as it is if they address you by your name and surname. The chances of the internet user believing that the communication is truthful, in this second case, increase.
-With this in mind, Albors recommends that users “be more suspicious when they receive e-mails, especially if they are from Iberdrola”. “If they have not already done so, it is advisable to change the passwords of their e-mails and the services they use on the Internet. They should also try to use two-factor authentication systems whenever possible”. This way, even if a cybercriminal has access to one of your passwords, they will not be able to access the account, as they would need a second code to get it. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-como-cibercriminales-robado-datos-iberdrola-intentar-hackearte-202204011132_noticia.html


Apple Issues Emergency Patches for 2 Actively Exploited Zero-Day Threats in iPhone, iPad and Mac Devices: Apple on Thursday rolled out emergency patches to address two zero-day flaws in its mobile and desktop operating systems.
The shortcomings have been fixed as part of updates to iOS and iPadOS 15.4.1, macOS Monterey 12.3.1, tvOS 15.4.1, and watchOS 8.5.1. Both the vulnerabilities have been reported to Apple anonymously.
In light of active exploitation of the flaws, Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac users are highly recommended to upgrade to the latest versions of the software as soon as possible to mitigate potential threats.
The iOS and iPad updates are available to iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation). Full article:


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COVID Info References

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 


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 


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services: 
-Catholic Mass in English at Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334 


The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. See map https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
NB while the building work on the main church roof is undertaken, please use the door on Calle San Francisco – at the back of the church buildings – to access our Sunday services.
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free on street parking may be found close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/


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Weekly Markets
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