DigameXtra No. 2268 Monday, May 23rd, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices.
-2nd -Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-24th – A visit to the fabulous Alhambra Palace. The price is 60€pp and includes Entry to the Palace and Guide. If this is not to your liking, stop off at the largest shopping centre in Europe, The Nevada Centre for 20€pp
-1st – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-22nd – Day trip to Cadiz with Guide €35pp. Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe , with archaeological remains dating to the 12th century BC, was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
Situated on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea‚ Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with well-preserved historical landmarks. The older part of Cádiz, within the remnants of the city walls, is commonly referred to as the Old Town (Spanish: Casco Antiguo). It is characterized by the antiquity of its various quarters (barrios), among them El Pópulo, La Viña , and Santa María, which present a marked contrast to the newer areas of town. While the Old City’s street plan consists of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cádiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks where exotic plants flourish, including giant trees allegedly brought to Spain by Columbus from the New World .
-29th – Trip to the Biopark in Fuengirola €30pp TBC includes entry to the park.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 


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


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


One For The Children, Young & Old: Musical Theater
“Alice In Wonderland”. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 17.30 at the Teatro Del Carmen- Velez Malaga
This is a family theater for all ages, especially recommended for children up to 12 years (nursery and primary). Highly engaging and fun, it promotes values of excellence, friendship, equality and anti-bullying.
The duration is of 1 hour and 15 minutes; its price is 8 euros per person in advance: online, or at the Cultura de Vélez Málaga (El Posito) Office, or the Tourism Office in Torre del Mar. 10 euros at the box office (an hour before).
Info & Tix: https://entradium.com/ 

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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.


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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
-Preloved stunning bookcases. Natural & yute
Measurements 84 x 28.50 x 100cms
Price 90€ each ( 2 available ) or 150€ for the 2
-Solid drop leaf occasional table with / small drawers
Natural & yute New handles Measurements
85 x 33 x 55.50cms (opened) Ends folded 62cms. Price 75€
-Occasional lamp table natural & yute new handle Measurements 40 x 30 x 44.50cms Price 35€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Silvercrest Deep Fat Fryer. Very Good Condition / as new. Hardly used. 10 euros. Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk 


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


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


Recommendations & Requests

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


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


News & Articles

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


iPhone and iPad users just got the iOS 15.5 upgrade: {DigameXtra} While iOS 15.5 isn’t as revolutionary an update as iOS 15 was and iOS 16 will be, it’s still packing some interesting and useful changes, the largest being the full rollout of Universal Control. When you are ready to get this update, plug in charger, connect to good quality wifi, go to Settings > General > Software Update. You may see two software update options available. You can choose to stay on iOS15 or iPadOS 15 and still get important security updates. To update to iOS15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, choose that option. Tap/click on Install Now. 


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

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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:

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

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

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

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

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