DigameXtra No. 2269 Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

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


Ventana Abierta Jazz Club presents Daniel Torres Trio at the Hotel Plaza Caravana in Nerja: Saturday, May 28, at 8.30pm.
This trio of magnificent musicians will be offering a repertoire of pieces that are strongly rooted in traditional jazz, as well as some original songs with a more contemporary feel.
Tickets cost €14 or €18 and can be booked by phone on 690073871, by email at ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com or on the website www.ventana-abierta.es 


International Day of Action for Women’s Health: On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, which is celebrated every May 28, the Nerja Town Hall, through the Equality Council, has organized the talk-talk “Health and wellness for women”. It will cover topics such as disease prevention, menopause and nutrition.
It will take place on Friday, May 27th, at 19:00 in the Municipal Hall of Exposition (calle Admiral Ferrandiz, no14). FB 

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For Sale: Set of seven Lladro Nao clowns, all perfect condition
Collect, deliver or pick up Nerja Torrox area, please make me an offer. €123 ono. Karen, Nerja
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For Sale: Bespoke Table. 120cm in diameter. Very Good Condition / as new. 35 euros. Can send further pictures on whatsapp. Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or
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Promised Electricity Savings Cut In Half: Ribera admits the expected 30% reduction in electricity will only be 15%. The Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, admitted this Monday that there is some “uncertainty” in calculating the exact reduction in the price of electricity once the cap on gas to generate electricity comes into force, but maintains that the forecast of the Executive is that it will fluctuate between 15 and 20%. Ribera corrects herself, since on numerous occasions she had maintained that the reduction in the price of electricity with the new mechanism would be 30%. Full article: https://spainsnews.com


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Weekly Markets
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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
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