DigameXtra No. 2288 Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

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Noche de San Juan- Torrox 2022: 23 June 8pm
Plaza de la Concordia, Torrox
After the performances in the Plaza de la Concordia, we will go with paraffin torches to the Torrox river to get our heads wet and on the way back to the plaza the ‘roscas de San Juan’ will be handed out. 


Rincón de la Victoria celebrates the Night of San Juan with music concerts on the Beach of The Tagus river: {Translation}
El Tajo Beach in the town will host performances of pop-rock music from the 80’s and 90’s by the group Play, and the powerful and catchy folk rock of Fulanoides. There will also be sessions by DJs Roger Fox, Jimmy Garrix and David Akosta with the presence of a speaker and an animated LED robot.
The Noche de San Juan on 23rd June will start at 22:00 and will last until 02:00. And as is traditional on this special night, at 00:00 hours the ritual of dipping one’s feet in the sea will take place, which this year will be accompanied by fireworks.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-celebra-la-noche-de-san-juan-con-conciertos-de-musica-en-la-playa-de-el-tajo/


Motril Airshow: Sunday, June 19 from 11am
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Undercover Festival- Marbella Arena: Fri 24June & Sun 26 June
Take a trip through time that includes all of the incarnations of the chameleon-like career of David Bowie. Travel back in time to a mind-blowing concert of Led Zeppelin. Experience the overwhelming power of the first Guns N’ Roses or the classic timeless look of the Rolling Stones.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, or feels the unstoppable power of “We will rock you” by Queen.
Join thousands of voices singing “Wonderwall” by Oasis or yells at the top of our lungs with “Welcome to the jungle” Guns N’ Roses I guarantee that you will live the best festival of your life! Info & Tix:


Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, conducted by maestro Zubin Mehta:
On July 20, will be hosting an event never before seen in Marbella. The orchestra and chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, conducted by maestro Zubin Mehta shall perform the 9th Symphony of Beethoven! Tickets now on sale! Info & Tix: https://marbellaarena.com/eventosma/beethoven-9-with-zubin-mehta/  & VIDEO LINK


Concert: Árchez, “Cultural Week, Tourist Day.” Friday June 17, at 7 pm. In the square of Árchez, a delightful village in Axarquía, concert by The Magic Trio, Dana Andrews vocals, Gianni Piras acoustic guitar, Aki Riihimäki electric guitar and vocals. International songs, singing in four language. See video here.


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-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 60€, 85€ and 110€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Halting Erosion Using Vetiver Grass from Vetiver Spain:
Vetiver Grass is a fast growing non-invasive clumping grass that grows to 2 metres in height. It has a root system that grows to 3-4 metres deep and they are very strong.
The National Geographic Magazine has called them “Roots of Steel”.
Once Vetiver is established it is drought resistant.
We are located in Sayalonga and we can plant all year round but February and March are the best months to plant Vetiver. Vetiver loves the heat of a long summer to get established.
Decomposing Vetiver used as a mulch, improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away as it is a natural insect repellent. It is in the same family as Lemon Grass, which we also carry.
Vetiver also is a nutritious and replenishable animal feed. Horses, cattle, and pigs love it.
We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Two swing seats, nearly new @ €25.00 Each
-Two sunbed cushions/ yoga mats, about 3″ thick, again nearly new @ €8.00 or @15.00 for the two.
We are in Cómpeta campo, buyer to collect please.
Contact John on 653 111 189 (best on WhatsApp) or
email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 


For Sale: Portable Air Conditioner EQUATION.
I’ve had air conditioners installed and no longer need the portable air conditioner which I’m offering for sale. It has been used for around three years during the hot season – new it was around €200 and I’m offering it for €40.
Please note there is no remote control – manual operation only.
Contact Brian, Venta Baja on 672975107 or
e-mail: brainwarren AT usa D0T net ; Purchaser to collect. 


For Sale: 3 bikes, 40euro each or all 3 for 100euro.
Collection between Sunday 19th and Friday 24th June
Thanks. Maryanne, Caleta


Wanted: Right hand drive car, automatic, petrol on Spanish plates in reasonable condition. Call or whatsapp Gail, Sayalonga on 626370695


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Covid Andalucia / Malaga- Malaga hospitals report only three patients with Covid in an intensive care unit: Hospitals across Malaga province have only have three patients with Covid-19 admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), which is the lowest figure in a long time. In the Junta de Andalucía’s update released this Tuesday, 14 June, by the Ministry of Health and Families, it is reported that 94 patients remain admitted to the wards in Malaga hospitals with an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (one more than four days ago), of which three are in an ICU (two fewer than on Friday).
– In Andalucía as a whole, there are 498 people hospitalised with coronavirus (20 less than last Friday), of which 25 are an intensive care unit (four fewer than 96 hours earlier). Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-hospitals-covid-icu-20220614132328-nt.html


Andalucia increases to 25 cases of monkey pox, with 18 more in research: {Translation, summary} 14/06/2022 11:49
– Andalusia has so far recorded 25 confirmed cases of monkeypox, which is seven more than last Friday, with 18 cases under investigation, which is eight more than on Friday.
– Of the 25 confirmed cases of monkeypox, Malaga stands out with twelve, followed by Granada with six, Seville with five, one in Cadiz and another in Jaen. Similarly, 46 cases have already been ruled out. However, the Minister stressed that the evolution of “all” cases is good and stable, with epidemiological monitoring, as well as a study of traceability and possible contacts, so that they are also given recommendations and isolations are carried out. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1056730/aumentan-a-25-los-casos-de-viruela-del-mono-con-18-mas-en-investigacion/


The price of electricity will drop 22.6% tomorrow with the new mechanism that limits the cost of gas:
-The average price of electricity resulting from the new mechanism that limits the cost of gas used for electricity generation will be 165.59 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) for tomorrow (Wednesday), which represents a reduction of 22.6% compared to 214.05 euros per MWh today in the wholesale market.
-Those 165.59 euros, the lowest price since May 29, will be the reference to determine the regulated rates or pvpc that will begin to apply from 0:00 on Wednesday. The 10.07 million customers who have regulated rates will automatically benefit from them. Subsequently, they will be applied to free market contracts (normally one year long) as they are renewed.
-This system, which is being applied today for the first time and which had been proposed by the governments of Spain and Portugal, was authorized by the European Council on March 25 and definitively approved by Brussels on the 8th of this month, despite the fact that The Sánchez Executive repeated that it would be in force in April or early May.
-Despite the aforementioned decrease of 22.6% compared to today, the truth is that tomorrow’s price is much more expensive than that of the same day last year (90.95 euros). Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-electricity-will-drop-22-6-tomorrow-with-the-new-mechanism-that-limits-the-cost-of-gas/


Three estate workers arrested in connection with the Sierra Bermeja forest fire: Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 19:40
– Guardia Civil officers have already questioned the workers from the La Resinera estate for their possible involvement in the blaze, which is believed to have started accidentally. Sources indicate that work was being carried out on a road with a machine that, by moving the rocks, could have caused a spark to fly that started the fire. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/three-estate-workers-20220614193216-nt.html


The Motril en Vivo 2022 concert series is moved to Salobreña: {Translation, summary}
– The organisers of the Motril en Vivo cycle have announced the definitive suspension of its second edition, which was scheduled to be held in the coastal town between 1 July and 7 August. Three of the main concerts have been moved to Salobreña, which will host the Tropicalia Summer Music Fest 2022 at the Polideportivo Municipal Julio Martín Pérez.
– The newly born Tropicalia Summer Music Fest will feature a concert by Rozalén on the 9th of August, another by Antonio Orozco on the 11th of the same month and another by Vanesa Martín on the 14th of August. This musical cycle will be joined by performances by Taburete on the 10th of August and 091 on the 13th of the same month.
– Tickets already purchased for these concerts in Motril will be valid for these new dates in Salobreña, without the need for any further action on the part of the user, according to the press release, which also announces the opening of the sales period for all tickets for the new cycle through the official Tropicalia Summer website. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/granada-cultura-suspende-festival-motril-vivo-2022/


The European Parliament rejects that nuclear energy is qualified as green: The proposal for nuclear energy and gas to be considered sustainable in the European Union (EU) received a severe setback in the European Parliament on Tuesday. The initiative of the Community Executive received the ‘no’ from the Committee on the Environment and the Committee on Economic Affairs, with 76 votes against, 62 in favor and four abstentions, which is a first step to knock it down. It will be the plenary session of the European Parliament, which will be held between July 4 and 7, which will have the last word on the norm. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-european-parliament-rejects-that-nuclear-energy-is-qualified-as-green/


Passengers hit by Ryanair strike action in Spain could be entitled to at least 250 euros in compensation, says consumers association: It was announced on Monday that Ryanair cabin crew in Spain are planning to strike on six dates in June and July to try to pressure the airline into negotiating a collective agreement over working conditions.
The FACUA-Consumidores en Acción consumers association is advising passengers whose flights are cancelled as a result of this action that they may be entitled to at least 250 euros in compensation as well as a refund of their fares and any expenses they may incur. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/ryanair-strikes-spain-20220614103604-nt.html


Gov’t sends its law to Congress to prioritize the public management of health, eliminate co-payments, and expand the rights of the population not covered by current services: The Spanish Government, after approving it in the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, sends its bill to prioritize public health management, eliminate co-payments for vulnerable groups and close bureaucratic channels to exclude immigrants from the system. The Government recognizes that its universal health decree does not work and prepares another law to guarantee the assistance of undocumented immigrants.
The articles, according to the Ministry of Health, seek to “guarantee homogeneity in the effectiveness of the right to health protection and expand the rights of the population currently not included.” This should include foreigners regardless of whether they are in a regular or irregular administrative situation in Spain.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-sends-its-law-to-congress-to-prioritize-the-public-management-of-health-and-eliminate-co-payments/


Tennis News- Serena Williams to play at Wimbledon after receiving wild-card invitation: The All England Club announced that Williams, 40, was among the six women given a wild-card spot in the singles draw. Williams also will compete at the grass-court event at Eastbourne, which confirmed she has received a wild card in the doubles draw. Full article: https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/serena-williams-play-wimbledon-receiving-wild-card-invitation/story?id=85382911 


A long solar flare just erupted from the sun and the video is stunning:
– Earth’s star unleashed a long-duration solar flare early this morning, blasting high-energy radiation into space for about three hours. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which has been studying the sun from Earth orbit since 2010, observed the dramatic event in multiple wavelengths.
– The flare registered as an M3.4, putting it in the “medium” class of solar outburst. It was strong enough, however, to cause temporary radio blackouts in the Asia-Pacific region here on Earth. (Scientists put powerful solar flares into three categories, C, M and X, with C being the weakest and X the most intense.)
Full article: https://www.space.com/long-solar-flare-cme-spacecraft-video-june-2022 & VIDEO LINK

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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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