DigameXtra No. 2277 Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

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El Valle Asociacion: Announcing some exciting events coming up!
-The Platinum Jubilee Street Party at Ziggy’s in Puente Don Manuel on Sunday, June 5
-A Murder Mystery Whodunnit for Club Night at Asador on Monday, June 6
-The monthly el Valle Asociacion Walk through the beautiful regions we inhabit on Thursday, June 9
-The Hog Roast at Atilla’s on Wednesday, June 15
-Independence Day Celebration on July 4th at Asador
-A picnic in Los Morales on August 11
-A trip to watch the fireworks in Almunecar on August 15
-A 3-day trip to Cartejena in September – something for everyone! Plan on joining us for some or all of these fabulous events – you’ll be very glad you did! Call Carol at 635291532 or come to Meson Sara in Puente Don Manuel between noon and 1PM for more details. 


Live Music at Bea’s Postamt- Torrox Costa: Thursday 2Jun, 9pm
Music by Bernado + Jeden
Torrox-Costa, Avd. Europa, Bl. 80. +34 679 87 37 41 


Moto Rock Bar: Live music + Paella, Sat 4June
Giant paella 14:30. Music from 17:00
Carretera Nacional 340, km 302, Nerja FB 


Bar Allioli final event: Sat, June 4th from 1pm. Free.
This will be a great party and a great send off for an amazing man and his family, unfortunately Paul Darwent will be closing the doors of Bar Allioli in Jimera de Libar after 14 years of excellent beer, amazing food and of course live music. Come show your support one more time and enjoy the ‘Final Edition’
13:30 – Thrifty Malone
15:30 – The Islanders
17:30 – The Blue Stompers Jump Review
19:30 – Howlin’ Ramblers
21:30 pm – Equis
00:00 – The last Beer will be served/La ultima Cerveza
Info 606692753  FB 


Vélez-Málaga presents the programming of the Teatro del Carmen for the month of June: 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Round occasional table 10€ 54 x 47cms
-Coffee table Beveled glass 15€ 115 x 58 x 45cms
-Hallway unit with glass shelves 15€ 80 x 45 x 74cms
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja house hold centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Traditional mirror. Good condition. 76cm W x 112cm L. €40
-2 x cream bar stools in need of recovering. €20
Danni 623011802 Alcaucin 


For Sale: Sofabed( Ikea), black. Size of sofa 200 x 90 cm. Size as bed 200 x 150 cm. Perfect condition. Buyer collects. Price only €125. Alfred, Caleta de Velez.
Phone or whatsapp: (+34) 648601819
Email: Liaenalfred@hotmail.com 


For Sale: Above ground pool pump with sand filter with all fittings.
Could also fit an ordinary pool. Cost new £300 in the UK will accept €50. Geoff, Competa campo. Contact 0044 7736822487 ; geoffbiggs AT hotmail.com 


Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation for SPW Construction: Scott and his team have recently completed a large redecoration and partial refurbishment project in our old olive mill and we are pleased with the results. Scott has a team of general builders and knows when to call in expert specialists, of whom he has a wide network. He is also not afraid to say when when he is not able to do something – though this was rare!
-The project involved damp treatment and repalstering of two walls, installing additional electric sockets, moving a radiator, treating and protecting 60+ beams and repainting the sitting room, dining area and mezzanine study. The sitting room is a large space with very high ceilings that is fairly similar to a British barn. The necessary equipment and insurances were in place to carry put the work well and keep everyone safe. The workmen were all very tidy and cleaned up thoroughly every day. The work was also carried out with generally good humour during the difficult weather conditions during with the ‘mud rain’. Additional work requested after the job had started was also accommodated at reasonable cost. As with all such work, it would be helpful to keep written agreement of the details of what is, and isn’t, included.
-We have already used SPW construction again to cut down a tall palm tree in a small courtyard that was leaning precariously. The tree surgeon used was highly skilled and the work was carefully executed without even a cracked floor tile. We will be considering SPW construction for future work and have already asked Scott to quote for some roof repairs and outside work.
Contact SPW on 622 938 440. (SPW contact info can also be seen everyday in the Sponsor’s Section of DigameXtra)
Fiona and Stephen, Between Torrox and Competa
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News & Articles

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Health confirms 142 positive cases of monkey pox in Spain: {Translation} -The Ministry of Health has confirmed on Tuesday 142 cases of orthopoxvirus as positive cases of monkeypox; these are 10 more cases than those reported on Tuesday by the laboratory of the National Microbiology Centre of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII). (No explanation for the discrepancy provided. -Ed.)
-To date, the ISCIII has received samples belonging to 302 suspected cases of Monkeypox, or monkeypox, which means 5 new suspicions since Tuesday. Meanwhile, after review of some samples, 160 cases have tested negative for human smallpox and other orthopoxviruses, and are therefore ruled out as cases.
Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/salud-investigacion/noticia-sanidad-confirma-142-casos-positivos-viruela-mono-espana-20220601122844.html


Spain’s anti-crisis plan is to be extended for a further three months: These measures include a 20 céntimo discount on each litre of fuel and a ban on companies who receive direct assistance laying off staff because of increased energy costs, among others. Landlords will still be restricted when it comes to annual rent reviews, there is to be a 15 per cent increase in the mínimum living income and the discounts on electricity bills which benefit 1.9m low-income households will also continue. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spains-anticrisis-plan-20220601145159-nt.html


The Opium Vampires- Touring Spain’s poppy fields in search of a high: –Travelers from all over Europe are coming to the banks of the Tagus River to extract the morphine-rich latex from ‘Papaver somniferum,’ a plant widely cultivated for medicinal purposes.
-Spain is the world’s largest producer of opium and poppy straw from Papaver somniferum, with 113 tons of morphine equivalent per year, well ahead of France and Australia (75 tons each), Turkey (69) and India (27), according to United Nations data. Since 1986, a private company named Alcaliber has been the only one authorized by Spain’s Ministry of Health to control crops in Spain and manufacture these opium-derived drugs, essential in hospitals to treat severe pain.
-The exact location of the 528 legal poppy fields is secret, but in the springtime it is impossible to hide those 11,000 hectares dotted with white poppies that exist in Spain, according to data from the Health Ministry. A caravan of consumers and dealers from all over Europe can be seen traipsing through the country these days in search of “the flower of laziness,” as the poet Pablo Neruda called it. The banks of the Tagus River are one of their favorite destinations. Photo:Luis Sevillano (EL PAÍS) Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spain/2022-06-01/the-opium-vampires-touring-spains-poppy-fields-in-search-of-a-high.html


Noise in Malaga- Guitars and loudspeakers seized and 31 people reported in one week (22 for singing or shouting in public!): {Translation} In the last week, the Malaga Local Police have reported 31 people in the city centre for making noise in the street and, therefore, disturbing the rest of the neighbours. In addition, five musical instruments, mainly loudspeakers and guitars, have been seized.
-Thus, from 23 to 30 May, more than 500 actions were carried out in relation to compliance with the measures set out in the regulations on noise prevention and control, on public establishments located in the historic centre, as well as compliance with the municipal measures that guarantee citizen coexistence and the protection of public space. These actions are in addition to the special weekend measures (Friday and Saturday nights).
-The 31 people were reported for noise-generating activities causing a nuisance (4); producing noise inside the home (2); for unauthorised musical performances (1); for operating radio sets or musical instruments without authorisation and after hours (2); and for singing or shouting on the public highway and in public areas (22). Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Ruido-Malaga-Guitarras-incautados-personas-denunciadas_0_1688533463.html


The Police warn of a rebound in Malaga of scams with mass mailings of fraudulent messages supposedly from banking entities: {Translation} The National Police in Malaga has warned this Wednesday of an upturn in a well-known virtual attack that comes through mass emailings of messages to customers of banking institutions. It is known as ‘smishing’, a criminal modality where victims are asked to enter or provide their credentials by criminals pretending to be their bank.
-The key thing: never click on any link you receive without first checking where it comes from. Reversing the initiative is the fundamental key, i.e. never follow the instructions of any message, communication or phone call you receive in which a problem with your bank account is reported.
-“You must immediately contact the staff of your bank to verify the info requests before proceeding”, added the Provincial Police Station of the National Police. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Policia-alerta-Malaga-estafas-mensajes-entidades-bancarias_0_1688832481.html


Frail-looking Sir Elton John, 75, is pushed in a wheelchair ahead of his Jubilee performance: Elton John is due to star alongside HM Queen Elizabeth II for her Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday in a pre-recorded performance. Photo:Wikimedia. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/06/01/frail-looking-sir-elton-john-75-is-pushed-in-a-wheelchair-ahead-of-his-jubilee-performance/ 


Sex Pistols aim to give queen’s jubilee a touch of punk: In Britain, there are several traditional elements to a royal anniversary: pageants, street parties, the Sex Pistols.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Pistols have been linked since the punk pioneers released the song “God Save the Queen” during the 1977 Silver Jubilee that marked the monarch’s 25 years on the throne.
The anti-authoritarian anthem – not to be confused with the actual British national anthem of the same name – has been re-released for Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, or 70 years as queen. It’s one of a raft of cultural tie-ins – critics might say cash-ins spurred by the royal milestone. Photo:AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/queen-platinum-jubilee-sex-pistols-ede0797caacfc567f2af7cd8bf6cb4d7 


Croatia will adopt the euro from January 1, 2023: Croatia enters the euro club. The European Commission has concluded that Croatia is ready to adopt the euro on January 1, 2023, bringing the number of member states in the euro zone to twenty. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/croatia-will-adopt-the-euro-from-january-1-2023/


Denmark votes to join EU common defense after 30 years of opting out: Danish voters on Wednesday chose to abandon their country’s 30-year policy of opting out of the European Union’s common defense policy and instead forge closer security ties with the bloc, another example of European countries seeking closer links with allies in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220601-denmark-to-hold-referendum-on-scrapping-eu-defence-opt-out


Football News- Bale says goodbye to Real Madrid: Bale, who was the world’s most expensive player when he joined Madrid from Tottenham in 2013, is out of contract at the end of this month.
Gareth Bale confirmed his expected departure from Real Madrid in a letter to team-mates, staff and fans at the Santiago Bernabeu. Full article: https://www.beinsports.com/au/laliga/video/bale-says-goodbye-to-real-madrid/1892640


Football News- Scotland’s World Cup hopes end in play-off defeat to Ukraine: Ukraine were 3-1 winners in the semi-final at Hampden Park. Goals from Andriy Yarmalenko, Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk put the war-torn nation into Sunday’s play-off final against Wales and just 90 minutes away from reaching Qatar 2022. Wednesday’s play-off match had originally been scheduled to take place in March but was postponed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Full article: https://news.stv.tv/sport/scotlands-world-cup-hopes-end-in-play-off-defeat-to-ukraine 


New storage technique could vastly expand the number of livers available for transplant: A patient who received a donated liver that had been stored for three days in a new type of machine that mimics the human body is healthy one year on from surgery, according to a study in Nature Biotechnology. The technology could significantly increase the number of livers suitable for transplant, the authors claim, both by enabling donor livers to be preserved for longer than the current standard and by making it possible to repair organs that are available but too damaged to transplant as is.
-Once removed from their donor, livers are usually stored on ice for a maximum of 12 hours to prevent the cells from being damaged by the cold, which would decrease the chances of a successful transplant. This narrow window makes it difficult to match organs to people needing a donor liver, meaning many patients die before one can be found.
-Although further research is required, the team believes the new technique could allow donor livers to be stored safely for up to 12 days before transplantation.
Full article: https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/05/31/1052956/storage-expand-liver-transplant-waitlist-lesion/ 


Cancel Culture Fail- ‘The jury gave me my life back.’ Johnny Depp celebrates in the UK as he wins defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard and walks away with $8.35M in damages: Johnny Depp won all three counts of his bombshell defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard on Wednesday after a Virginia jury substantiated the claim that his ex-wife sullied his reputation and damaged his career when she wrote about becoming a “public figure representing domestic abuse” following the couple’s split.
-The panel of seven in Fairfax awarded the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star a total of $10.35 million, including $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages, after deliberating for about 13 hours.
-The judge reduced the punitive damages to the Virginia maximum of $350,000 so Johnny will now only receive $8.35million in total after paying Heard $2million.
-Depp was not present as he was in the UK on tour with guitar legend Jeff Beck – a source claimed it was due to ‘previously scheduled work commitments’
-The actress did win her second of three counts in her counterclaim against her ex-husband, with the jury finding that his attorney Adam Waldman did defame her when he told the Daily Mail she set up Depp in a hoax when the police came to their apartment in May 2016. The jury found she should be awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and zero in punitive damages. Photo1 Johnny & fan celebrate in UK: FB ; Photo2 Amber Heard in court: NYPost; Photo3 Johnny & Jeff Beck & Sam Fender: FB.
References: https://nypost.com/2022/06/01/johnny-depp-wins-defamation-trial-against-amber-heard/ AND

Depp was seen Wednesday with UK singer Sam Fender (pictured in yellow) and seated next to fellow musician Jeff Beck at a pub on Wednesday.

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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

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

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