DigameXtra No. 2280 Monday, June 6th, 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
10th – Trip to the Alpujarras €18,50pp, visiting Capileria and Pampaneria and hopefully buying cherries as it is cherry season and the best cherries come from the Alpujarras. If you are looking for love – drink from the fountain in Pampaneria – they say you will soon find your love!
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
01st – 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.
29th – Trip to the Biopark in Fuengirola €30pp TBC includes entry to the park
15th – Evening trip for the Fireworks in Almunecar
25th – (Thursday) Trip to the Lobo Park in Antequera with guided tour and a late lunch at the lakes at El Chorro. Price TBC but does not include lunch.
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 in El Morche: Did you know the Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche also doubles as an Art Gallery? A brand-new show is up for your viewing enjoyment! And after strolling around, why not indulge in a healthy, filling, and absolutely delicious meal? May I suggest Albondigas de Verduras with Salsa de Tomate Casera? These are veggie balls bathing in a delish tomato sauce prepared by the expert cooks of Bio Beach. The magical aroma of the sauce alone will send you dreaming of Italian melodies! Or better yet, you may want to share the Albondigas with a friend and order a side salad to complement this tasty hot dish. Try them you cannot go wrong!
-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 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


Torrox Spanish History Group: The Torrox Spanish History Group will be meeting at Ell Parquesol at 11am on Tuesday 7th June.
There will be two talks by Keith Rockall ; the first talk is titled ‘The Spanish Queen of England’. (About Catherine of Aragón). And the second talk is titled, ‘The Spanish King of England’. (About Prince Philip of Spain).
We are very lucky to have some very experienced speakers amongst the members and also very lucky to have people willing to give talks who have not had any experience, but public speaking is a very good and useful skill to learn and we welcome all speakers and particularly those who have not spoken before and we give our full support to them.
If you would like to know more about the Torrox Spanish History Group then please contact me on patricianerja at hotmail dot com.
We also do excursion to interesting historical sites.
As we intending to pay a visit to the sugar factory and the museum in Motril, I enlcose a photograph I took some time ago when sugar cane was being processed at the plant.
Patricia, Torrox Costa; patricianerja@hotmail.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.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Sofa. Reduced 75€ Great comfy sofa Measurements
200 x 90cms.
-4 terracotta plant pots 31 x 26cms 20€ for the 4.
-Body line easy magnetic treadmill it’s not electric. Price 75€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Large glass table top with curved corned {sic} and hole for parasol. Approx 72 x 46cms. 25 euros Buyer to collect. Sheila, Nerja, Parador area. WhatsApp 00447721722571.
Email: sheilahoemanATgmailD0Tcom 


For Sale: Brand New MiniPC, Minis Forum GK-41
Customized by DoctorLaptop
-Windows 11 Pro, with Chrome, Adobe Reader & VLC Player
-Two Pro Quality high-speed SSDs, 240Gb(system) + 120Gb(data)
-8Gb RAM.
-Processor Intel QuadCore, 2.0GHz base, 2.70GHz burst.
-Video ports: HDMI 2, DP & VGA (supports two 4k @ 60Hz), can support 2 big screen displays with different content simultaneously! (watch 2 games at once).
-Built-in Wifi 2.4/5 + 2 Ethernet ports + Audio/Mic port
-Includes mounting plate + hardware, HDMI Cable & DP cable, A/C power cable.
All solid state, so no overheating issues. Very low power consumption. User supplies display, keyboard, mouse & speakers or headphones.
I have new business quality UK keyboards (USB) if needed, add €25.
30 day cash back warranty on hardware.
Price €350, no offers. Buyer collects.
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com
Naythan / Torrox Costa 


Wanted: 2 strong clothes rails needed urgently. If you can help please contact Sue, Torrox Costa.


Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation for Warren Car Clean Malaga: I am writing to say how pleased I am with Warren Phillips and Car Clean Malaga. I have a 2001 Lexus ES 300 with about 151K miles. I have had great results with the car, and have tried to keep it in good condition. I reached out to Warren to get it “detailed” cleaned and conditioned. He and his wife did a fantastic job. The car looks brand new! The interior is spotless. The dash, the seats, the floor mats, all looking great! But the exterior is the most noticeable. It’s shines with a great smooth-to-the-touch professional looking finish. Warren used a new technology ceramic coating product that is beautiful and, I’m told, long-lasting with proper care. A few other things I should mention is that Warren came and picked up the car, gave me a “loaner” vehicle to use while he did his work, and returned my car promptly as promised. I am happy to recommend Warren Phillips and Car Clean Malaga. Ron/ Nerja. radam10AThotmailD0Tcom
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What Is It?: Found in pool. This plastic piece emerged from one of the jet skimmers in the pool. Any ideas? Thanks. Brian / Cómpeta. Email: bjtctAThotmailD0Tco.uk 


News & Articles

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Monkeypox – WHO says cases outside Africa triple to 780 in three weeks, most in UK & Spain: {BBC, 5 June 2022 17:30}
This is roughly triple the 257 cases it reported a week ago. The WHO says the figure – for the past three weeks – is probably an underestimate and assesses the global risk level as “moderate”.
Most of these new cases are in Europe and North America as well as small numbers in Mexico, Argentina, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.
The UK has the most cases, with 207, followed by Spain with 156 and Portugal with 138. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61696974


Water consumption in the Axarquia increases by almost 50% in just one month due to the increase in tourism: {Translation, summary}
-There is still a summer ahead with the La Viñuela reservoir at 16% of its capacity and the drought situation persists.
-The reservoir currently has 26 hectometres (slightly less usable) to cope with June, July and August. In these last two months, human consumption is expected to double due to the arrival of tourists, which is expected to be a record after the two years of the pandemic.
-The supply is guaranteed, but it is not compatible with the current consumption of 1,500 litres per hectare of irrigation, according to Gregorio Campos, vice-president of the Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol-Axarquia. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-consumo-de-agua-en-la-axarquia-aumenta-casi-un-50-en-apenas-un-mes-por-el-incremento-del-turismo/


Hospital in Malaga has seen three cases of acute child hepatitis of unknown origin so far: The Materno Infantil hospital in Malaga has seen three cases of the new type of acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children so far, and all have recovered well. In two cases the illness was mild and there were no complications; the third suffered a bleeding disorder but did not need intensive care unit treatment and made good progress, said sources at the hospital.
-Between 1 January and 26 May in Spain, there were 30 serious cases of this illness in children, and 24 of them were under the age of ten. None of them had had any contact with any of the others. The cases occurred in ten different regions of the country. One of the children suffered liver failure and needed a transplant. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/materno-hospital-seen-20220602174605-nt.html


London commuters urged to avoid strike-hit network on Monday:
London’s transport network operator has urged commuters to avoid travelling on Monday when a 24-hour strike is expected to lead to widespread disruption on underground train services in the British capital. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/london-commuters-urged-avoid-strike-hit-network-monday-2022-06-04/


Immunofitness- The importance of protecting of the immune system as we age: Every day there is more scientific evidence that maintaining the immune system in the best possible condition after 60 years of age is possible and constitutes a fundamental pillar for successful and healthy aging. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/immunofitness-the-important-protection-of-the-immune-system-as-we-age/


Tennis News- Nadal wins record-extending 14th French Open title, takes Grand Slam tally to 22: Spain’s Rafael Nadal beat Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3 6-3 6-0 to win a record-extending 14th French Open title on Sunday. Nadal stretched his record of men’s singles Grand Slam titles to 22, two ahead of Serbian Novak Djokovic and Swiss Roger Federer. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/nadal-wins-record-extending-14th-french-open-title-takes-grand-slam-tally-22-2022-06-05/ 


Tennis News- French Open- Caroline Garcia, Kristina Mladenovic Win Women’s Doubles Title: Coco Gauff suffered a second heartbreaking French Open final defeat when she and American partner Jessica Pegula were beaten by Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the women’s doubles final on Sunday.
The French pair won 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to add the 2022 title to their 2016 Roland Garros triumph. On Saturday, 18-year-old Gauff had lost the singles final in straight sets to Iga Swiatek of Poland. Photo:AFP. Full article: https://sports.ndtv.com/french-open-2022/french-open-caroline-garcia-kristina-mladenovic-win-womens-doubles-title-3040296 


Piracy, It’s a Crime- UK Govt. Ignored Warnings, Now Families Pay The Price: The Digital Economy Act 2017 was the government’s attempt at creating a better, safer internet for citizens in the UK.
-It included an amendment to the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act that raised the maximum sentence for online infringement to 10 years in prison, with a basic threshold of simply exposing a copyright owner “to a risk of loss“. This meant that anyone downloading and sharing a single song or a single movie using BitTorrent became criminals in the eyes of the law.
-The term “copyright troll” is often applied to companies that monitor file-sharing networks, collect IP addresses they claim are sharing movies, and compel ISPs to hand over the identities related to those IP addresses. They then send letters claiming that legal action in the civil courts will follow, should the recipient (including innocent billpayers) refuse to pay a considerable financial sum.
-While these letters are unpleasant to receive, under copyright law they are entirely legal and if the person named in the letter did indeed infringe the movie company’s rights, settling a case might be the sensible course of action. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/piracy-its-a-crime-uk-govt-ignored-warnings-now-families-pay-the-price-220601/


Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate:
-Pope Francis added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate by announcing he would visit the central Italian city of L’Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope Celestine V, one of the few pontiffs who resigned before Pope Benedict XVI stepped down in 2013.
-Italian and Catholic media have been rife with unsourced speculation that the 85-year-old Francis might be planning to follow in Benedict’s footsteps, given his increased mobility problems that have forced him to use a wheelchair for the last month.
-Those rumors gained steam last week when Francis announced a consistory to create 21 new cardinals scheduled for Aug. 27. Sixteen of those cardinals are under age 80 and eligible to vote in a conclave to elect Francis’ successor. Photo:AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/pope-francis-benedict-xvi-religion-2186d6d10d27c67d5154197e50fc590e 

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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:

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

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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