DigameXtra No. 2287 Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

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For Sale: Preloved castillan mirror matching hallway unit with small drawer stunning for hallway or ideal small dressing table. Measurements mirror 45 x 60cms hallway unit 75.50 x 30 x 75 Price 110€ (for the 2 pieces). Contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Six dessert glasses very good quality €15
Buyer collects. Sarah, Nerja
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Ikea Malm Chest of Drawers. 80cm (w) 123cm (h). 30 Euros.
-Ikea Beige Chair (Tullsta). 35 Euros. Removable washable cotton cover. 74cm (w) 80cm (h)
-Ikea Desk and Chair (Orfjall). 50cm(w) 73cm(h). 35 Euros.
Gillian / Frigiliana. Tel. 665 252 982 


For Sale: Brand new Sealey wet and dry vacuum cleaner still in the box never used. It hoovers up dry materials as well as liquids
Price 40 Euros. Geoff, Competa Campo 044 7736822487
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Naythan / Torrox Costa 


Wanted: Travel bag for mountain bike to fly back to uk. Caleta area. Many thanks, Maryann, Caleta.


Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation- The New Morrison in Nerja: To anyone looking for quality in life, in everything, I would highly recommend The New Morrison in Nerja, Calle Jaén. The cuisine is really of quality and for all tastes, even those who do not eat meat can find exquisite dishes.
In addition, and not bad, it is served with great availability and care by the delightful Pablo. Drinks, tapas and mouth-watering dishes! Summer schedule is from 4pm to midnight and closed on Sunday. Dana, Nerja. (dana10marzo @ gmail.com)


News & Articles

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AUTONOMO UPDATE – Ministry of Social Security has presented a new offer of tax quotas for the self-employed – rejected by labor groups:
-The latest approach slightly lowers the minimum quota, slightly increases the highest quota for workers with higher earnings and proposes lower amounts for the so-called intermediate sections. -Specifically, the Ministry has proposed a minimum amount of 245 euros per month, five euros less than the last rate proposed, on May 30. For the highest income bracket, it proposes a monthly fee of 565 euros per month, 15 euros more than in the last document.
-The quotas proposed by the Ministry continue to leave the contribution of self-employed workers below what wage earners with similar earnings contribute.
-ATA, the self-employed organisation of the CEOE, has already said that it considers these terms “unacceptable”, while the progressive labor organisations UATAE and UPTA are more supportive of the proposal.
-From UATAE, an association of freelancers linked to CCOO, they still expect “a greater effort to reduce the quota for those who need it most.” “Those who are starting out from the lowest level have to face a very high percentage of tax and we believe that in this line from Social Security they have to make a greater effort”, they explain in the organization led by M José Landaburu. Regarding the benefit for cessation of activity, in UATAE they consider that “there is a good intention, but clearly it must be improved because with some of the demanded requirements it will limit access to it”. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/between-245-and-565-euros-per-month/


Ryanair’s Spanish cabin staff to strike on six days, union says:
The staff will walk out on June 24, 25, 26 and 30 and on July 1 and 2, as they are unhappy with working conditions and pay, USO union said. “We have to resume mobilisation so that the reality of our situation is known and Ryanair is forced to abide by basic labour laws,” said Lidia Arasanz, the general secretary of USO’s Ryanair section, in a statement. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/ryanair-s-spanish-cabin-staff-to-strike-on-six-days-union-says/ar-AAYo7CW

ANDALUCIA ELECTIONS 2022 – 19 June, 2022

Andalucia Parliament Elections Polls- Seville would stop being ‘red’ (Socialist) for the first time in the history of democracy & conservative PP are winning by a landslide in Malaga 9 seats to 4: {Translation}
-Seville, the great bastion of the Andalusian PSOE, is crumbling. The only province where it has won all the elections (general, regional, municipal and European) since the beginning of democracy is on the way to overturning the electoral statistics. The survey conducted by GAD3 for ABC puts the Andalusian PP ahead of the socialists in voting intentions for the first time, turning blue a map that has traditionally been painted red.
-The loss of socialist hegemony for 37 years in a province where the right has never won before exemplifies the end of a cycle. The PP would go from having three seats in 2018 to taking seven – the three of Ciudadanos and one more – of the 18 seats in the Andalusian Parliament that are up for grabs in the most populated constituency.
-It would be one ahead of the PSOE, which repeats with six deputies, while the left-wing amalgam would pay for its split by losing half of its deputies (one for Por Andalucía and another for Adelante Andalucía). Vox gains one representative, going from two to three.
-In the province of Seville the right has never won before, but on 19-J it could break with this electoral tradition.
The case of Seville is paradigmatic, but the reality is that the PP would win in all eight provinces. They would do so even in Huelva and Jaén, where the PSOE has beaten them in all the regional elections, although in the 2011 general elections, unlike in Seville, the PP won.
-In Malaga, where in the 2018 elections they tied on four seats, the conservative PP are winning by a landslide: double those of the PSOE (9-4). It also extends its lead in Granada (7-4) and Almería (6-3). In the rest of the provinces, the Populars won six and the Socialists four. A turnaround of historic proportions. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/elecciones/andalucia/sevi-encuesta-gad3-para-abc-sevilla-dejaria-roja-primera-historia-democracia-202206122035_noticia.html 


How the president of the Junta is elected after the Andalusia 2022 elections June 19th: {Translation}
-After the Andalusian elections on Sunday 19 June, the next president of the Junta de Andalucía will be elected from among the candidates who have been officially proclaimed. However, the reality is not exactly like that. The votes cast at the polls elect the 109 deputies who will form part of the Andalusian Parliament in the 12th Legislature, and it is they who will elect the president of the Junta, in the same way as the president of the Government.
-After the elections, the Andalusian Parliament will be constituted on 14 July, marking the beginning of the 12th Legislature in Andalusia. On that day, the new deputies elected by the Andalusians will take office, and it is already known that there will be many new faces, since more than half of those who have been working until now will not be taking part in these elections.
-From that date onwards, negotiations will begin in the political parties to set the administrative machinery in motion.
-For a candidate to be elected president of the Junta, he or she must obtain an absolute majority in the first ballot. In other words, of the 109 members of parliament, 55 must vote in favour of his or her candidacy. If this absolute majority is not achieved (which is more than foreseeable given what the polls say), a second vote will take place 48 hours after the first one.
-In this second vote, the candidate for the Presidency must obtain a simple majority of the House. In other words, more yeses than noes for his or her candidacy. This means that the abstention of the parliamentary groups has an important value because if a majority group abstains, the candidate who obtains the most votes in favour will win.
*Repeat elections*
-After the second ballot, as many ballots as necessary may be held, but if within two months no candidate obtains the necessary majority, the regional elections will have to be repeated.
-This system in Andalusia is similar to that in Catalonia and other historical regions, but not to that in other regions such as Madrid or Castile-La Mancha, where the candidate who has obtained the most votes in the elections is elected president, even if he or she does not obtain the majority support of the House.
*What the Statute says*
-This system is set out in the Statute of Autonomy for Andalusia, specifically in article 118.3
“Article 118. Election and responsibility before the courts.
1. The President of the Junta shall be elected by Parliament from among its members.
2. The President of Parliament, after consulting the Spokespersons designated by the political parties or groups with parliamentary representation, shall propose a candidate for President of the Junta.
3. The candidate shall present his or her programme to Parliament. To be elected, the candidate must, in the first ballot, obtain an absolute majority. If he fails to obtain an absolute majority, a new ballot shall be held forty-eight hours after the previous ballot, and confidence shall be deemed to have been granted if he obtains a simple majority in the second or subsequent ballots.
-If this majority is not obtained, successive proposals shall be processed in the manner provided for above. If, two months after the first ballot, no candidate has obtained a simple majority, Parliament shall be automatically dissolved and new elections shall be called by the Acting President of the Junta. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/elecciones/andalucia/sevi-como-elige-presidente-junta-tras-elecciones-andalucia-2022-202206131154_noticia.html


The number of troops fighting the Pujerra fire, which is now 80% contained, has been increased:
{Translation, summary} 13/6/22 14:00
Support has been increased to 120 ground personnel, seven fire engines and six aerial resources. This Monday the temperatures in the area will be higher than in previous days, specifically 33 degrees are expected, and the relative humidity unfavourable, below 30%. Infoca have stated that, since the fire was stabilised, the work is focused on extinguishing the hot spots within the perimeter. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/provincia/amplian-efectivos-que-luchan-incendio-pujerra-perimetrado-80/20220613125327049106.html 


The average wait for a first consultation of mental health in Granada is 47.5 days: {Translation} Since the start of the pandemic, up to the present, 6.4% of the population has gone to a mental health professional for some type of symptom, the highest percentage 43.7% for anxiety and 35.5% for depression, according to data from the Center for Sociological Research (CIS). In the province of Granada, according to data from the SAS , in December of 2021 were 1.252 patients who were waiting for the first appointment, with an average wait for a first query from 47.5 days. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/media-espera-primera-consulta-salud-mental-granada-cuarenta-cinco-dias/


Germany Introduces Temporary Border Controls to Strengthen Security During G7 Summit: The Federal Ministry of Interior of Germany said that the temporary border controls will be introduced at the German internal Schengen borders from today, June 13 and will remain in place until July 3, 2022.
-“Due to the increased security requirements on the occasion of the G7 summit of heads of state and government in Elmau (Bavaria) from June 26 to 28, 2022, the Federal Ministry of the Interior has imposed temporary border controls at the German internal Schengen borders in the period from June 13 to July 3, 2022, arranged,” the statement of the Ministry reads. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/germany-introduces-temporary-border-controls-to-strengthen-security-during-g7-summit/


Russia Seizes Severodonetsk Center as Ukraine War Turns in Putin’s Favor: Russian troops forced Ukraine’s units out of central Severodonetsk, a strategically vital city in Ukraine’s east, the Ukrainian military said on Monday as Putin’s forces increasingly press forward in the Donbas region. Putin’s troops are pushing to capture the city, as well as Lysychansk; doing so would place all of Luhansk under Russian control and grant Russian President Vladimir Putin a form of military victory. The Russian leader, who launched the Ukraine war on February 24, appears to now be focused on capturing Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions in full. Full article: https://www.newsweek.com/russia-seizes-severodonetsk-center-ukraine-war-putin-favor-1715084


Germany moves ahead with plan to legalize cannabis sales + other new liberalization policies:
-The German government is setting in motion plans to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, aiming to have legislation ready later this year. The pledge to legalize controlled sales of cannabis to adults in licensed shops is one of a series of reforms outlined in last year’s coalition deal between the three socially liberal parties that make up Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government.
-Among other liberalizing plans, the government has launched a drive to remove from Germany’s criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortion services. It also wants to ease the path to German citizenship, lift restrictions on dual citizenship and reduce the minimum age for voting in national and European elections from 18 to 16.
-The government also wants to scrap 40-year-old legislation that requires transsexual people to get a psychological assessment and a court decision before officially changing gender, a process that often involves intimate questions. It is due to be replaced with a new “self-determination law.” Full article: https://apnews.com/article/health-business-germany-olaf-scholz-74417f8961981b00917eff0b23a4644b


Travelers No Longer Need To Test Negative For Covid To Fly Into US: The Covid testing requirement ended June 12 at 12:01 a.m. Those crossing into the U.S. by land or by seaport already face no testing requirements. The CDC still recommends that travelers boarding a flight to the U.S. get tested as close to the time of departure as possible, meaning no more than three days before leaving. The agency says those who are sick shouldn’t travel.
Full article: https://khn.org/morning-breakout/travelers-no-longer-need-to-test-negative-for-covid-to-fly-into-us/


Google suspends engineer who claims its Artificial Intellegence (AI) is sentient: Google has placed one of its engineers on paid administrative leave for allegedly breaking its confidentiality policies after he grew concerned that an AI chatbot system had achieved sentience, the Washington Post reports. The engineer, Blake Lemoine, works for Google’s Responsible AI organization, and was testing whether its LaMDA model generates discriminatory language or hate speech.
-The engineer’s concerns reportedly grew out of convincing responses he saw the AI system generating about its rights and the ethics of robotics. In April he shared a document with executives titled “Is LaMDA Sentient?” containing a transcript of his conversations with the AI (after being placed on leave, Lemoine published the transcript via his Medium account), which he says shows it arguing “that it is sentient because it has feelings, emotions and subjective experience.” Full article: https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/13/23165535/google-suspends-ai-artificial-intelligence-engineer-sentient


Markets tumble worldwide, bear market growls on Wall Street:
-The pain was worldwide as investors braced for more aggressive moves from a coterie of central banks.
-In Asia, indexes fell at least 3% in Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Stocks there were also hurt by worries about COVID-19 infections in China, which could push authorities to resume tough, business-slowing restrictions.
-In Europe, Germany’s DAX lost 2.2%, and the French CAC 40 fell 2.3%. The FTSE 100 in London dropped 1.3%.
-Some of the biggest hits came for cryptocurrencies, which soared early in the pandemic when record-low interest rates encouraged investors to bid up the riskiest investments. Bitcoin tumbled another 14% and dropped below $23,400, according to Coindesk. It’s back to where it was in late 2020 and down from a peak of $68,990 late last year.
-On Wall Street, the S&P 500 was 20.9% below its record set early this year. If it finishes the day more than 20% that high, it would officially enter what investors call a bear market. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/stock-market-today-june-13-974e78ed90b690bbeeb39afda8c8d72d


Banco Santander’s alert to its customers for security reasons: Banco Santander has launched a new alert for phishing (a phishing attempt) via email. The entity asked its clients to be careful if they receive an email that seems to have been sent by them. As a precautionary measure it asks users to avoid “downloading any file even if it says that it is sent to you by Santander.” BEWARE if you receive an email like this. It is NOT an invoice, but a ‘malware’. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/banco-santanders-alert-to-its-customers-for-security-reasons/ 

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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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