DigameXtra No. 2289 Thursday, June 16th, 2022

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Bandits in Canillas: The Bandits will be performing at Posada La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 17th June from 8.30pm. I promise we’ll play Baker Street!
To reserve your table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127. 


Concert, ‘Loving Mendelssohn’: Sat 18June, 8:30pm
Villa de Torrox, Municipal Theater Torrox
A show that the Cuarteto Clásico de Córdoba brings to La Axarquía as part of its tour around Spain and Germany. A triangulation with contemporary Spanish music to Mendelssohn and the new creation of today’s avant-garde, a discourse that emphasizes the shared beauty, timeless romantic humanism and the irrepressible desire to love as a resounding universal nexus.
Info & Tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/loving-mendelssohn/ 


Concert – Duo Zambrano Junio 2022: Concert in the English Cemetery of Malaga on Friday evening 17 June. 7pm for 7.30pm.
Duo Zambrano with piano and violin. Tickets €10
Address: Av de Pries 1, Malaga
Tix: https://stgeorgemalaga.com/ 


Quadrophonics in Concert: On Monday 20th June Quadrophonics will be performing at La Fabrica de Las Bragas in Competa as part of their opening day concert for Semana Culteral, from 6pm onwards. All welcome. FB 

Bar Atila: Live music with Dave Parker
Saturday 18th June at 9pm
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table & preorder meals
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel 


Festival La Isla del Blues: Sat, 23July22, 9:30pm
Featuring Samantha Fish + A Contra Blues
IFECA, Plaza Parque González Hontoria, Jerez De La Frontera. €20 until the end of June. Info & Tix: https://mutick.com/e/entradas-festival-isla-del-blues-2022-jerez


Ojeando Festival: Fri 1st & Sat 2nd July
Day Pass and Camping tickets for Friday and Saturday are now available.
Homepage: www.ojeandofestival.com
Tix: https://entradas.tickbox.es/espectaculo/ojeando-festival-2022/OJEANDO2022
– Ojeando Festival is one of the main musical events in the south of Spain. Become a benchmark for years, it is a festival with its own personality. Three stages distributed throughout the Villa de Ojen, in places as emblematic as the schoolyard, the town square or the mill.
– Ojén is a typical Andalusian town, with whitewashed walls and narrow streets. During the first weekend of July, this bucolic image gives way to a more modern, more avant-garde, more daring and daring image.
– About thirty artists meet in the town to fill it with music, harmony, experiences and joy. It is common to find groups sitting on a terrace of its many bars or strolling through the bustle of its streets. VIDEO LINK 


Public Concert in Arenas by PLAY Band: Friday 17June 9:30pm
Plaza de la Iglesia, Arenas. Spanish Pop of the 80s & 90s  FB 


Lobi & The Desperate concert: Today, Thursday 16June, 9pm
La Polivalente Cultural Center, C/Lagunillas 53 Malaga. €5. FB 


European Days of Archaeology 2022: From Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June, we will celebrate the European Days of Archaeology 2022 in the province of Malaga. The program of this initiative includes free tours and guided by experts to museums and historic sites in the province of high value, but also workshops and informative activities that cover all eras and historical details as curious as the perfume in ancient times, aspects of the daily life in different centuries, and other curiosities. To participate in these sessions is important to know that you have to book a place using the email address that is enabled to do this, arqueologiamalaga2022@gmail.com. In addition, for questions & extra information, there is a phone available from 9 to 14:00 hours to Friday: 643213427. The roster of museums, archaeological sites and historic buildings throughout the province is highly seductive.
Participating Facilities:
Museum of Alora and Castle Towers
Museum of the City of Antequera
Museum of the Dómenes and the monuments of Menga, Viera, and Romeral
Cave of Ardales
Castle of the Rock of Ardales
Site of the plaza of The Constitution, Cartama
Museum of Estepona
Dolmens of Corominas
Historic old town of Frigiliana
Roman theatre of Málaga capital
Alcazaba of Málaga capital
Yacimientos Arqueológicos de la Araña (Archaeological sites of the Spider )
Museum of Málaga
The early christian basilica of Vega del Mar, Marbella
Cueva de Nerja
Museo de Nerja
Caves in the Cantal, Rincón de la Victoria
Museo de Ronda
Museo de Teba y castillo de La Estrella
Torrox lighthouse
Museo de Vélez-Málaga
Full details, in Spanish, plus maps for all locations: https://www.malagahoy.es/la-farola/tesoros-historia-Malaga-pueden-conocerse-gratis_0_1692732607.html

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– Preloved castillan sideboard Natural & yute
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– Natural & yute mirror Measurements 80 x 80cms. Price 65€
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Decathlon 1 meter, bodyboard. Good condition. 10 Euro
– TV Telefunken 24” Good Condition. Model SOMNIA24ESM HDMI 10 Euro
– Aluminium folding beach chair Good Condition 5 euro
Ken / Nerja. Phone 654728380 or Whatsapp 654728380
Email: kenseal at gmail dot com
Pickup in Nerja, Supersol/Carrefour (old Bridge) or Torrox Campo


For Sale, 2 items:
– Ceiling light with 2 LED lights, aluminium with rose gold finish. 22W (warm white), for ceiling or wall. A++. W31.5 x H12.5cm. Full working order and excellent condition. Retails in Leroy Merlin at €107. Bargain at €40
– Pair of pendant lamp shades. Inner shade is white. Outer shade is chrome effect. Both in very good condition. W44cm x H25cm. Bought from Leroy Merlin for €69.99 each. Selling at €40 for the pair.
Message Jane in Puente Don Manuel on 643 186 770 


Wanted: Door Gate for Baby. Does anyone have a Baby safe gate in good condition they want to sell. Will come and collect or meet. Mobile 664 867 363. Gina, La Viñuela
Email: cgbrasier@gmail.com WhatsApp


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Confirmed 323 cases of monkey pox in Spain:
{Translation, summary} 15 June, 2022 – 16:33h
The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, confirmed this Wednesday that 323 cases of monkeypox have been registered in Spain as of 14 June, and informed that 5,000 doses of the vaccine against this disease will arrive at the end of this month.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/sociedad/Confirmados-casos-viruela-mono-Espana_0_1693032155.html


Electric Price Relief Plan utilizing a “ceiling on the gas price” began this Tuesday to lower electricity rates – proves ineffective – the price of electricity rises Thursday another 15% after a 5% rise yesterday: {Translation, summary}
– That is a 20% rise in two days following a promised significant decrease!
– The average price of electricity today will be 259.01 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), 15% more than yesterday (Wednesday) 224.86 euros. These 259.01 euros are the sum of the price resulting from the auction (170.81 euros) and the compensation (88.20 euros) to electricity companies for the difference in the price of gas and the limit of 40 euros per MWh set by the government. The Ministry for Ecological Transition points out that the price would have reached 275 euros per MWh if the new mechanism had not been applied.
– Pedro Sánchez’s government had announced that the gas cap would bring prices down by 30%. More recently, he said that this reduction would be between 15 and 20%.
– The truth is that today (Wednesday), the first day of application of the new mechanism, the average wholesale market price is 5% more expensive than on Tuesday and tomorrow’s (Thursday) price is 15% more expensive than today. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-precio-topa-pedro-sanchez-202206151411_noticia.html


What is Sudden Adult Death Syndrome? Spanish media slams officials as excess mortality continues in Spain with “no explanation”:
– Official data reported from MOMO, Spain’s Daily Mortality Monitoring System, which tracks the evolution of the number of observed daily deaths versus expected deaths to be monitored, showed that in May, 4,000 deaths in Spain were due to excess mortality.
– More than three thousand of these “excessive” deaths were due to Covid, according to La Razon, with the remaining thousand being due to other unspecified pathologies. “These figures are striking,” the Spanish news outlet said. “Three thousand deaths from SARS-CoV-2 is too many if we take into account that 90 per cent of Spaniards are vaccinated.”
– “The inexplicable thing is that the months with excess mortality continue to pass and no official spokesperson says what is happening,” it said. It added: “A thousand more deaths from other causes also lack explanation and the Ministry of Health should clarify the reason.”
– The news outlet also added that the number of “cases of cardiovascular diseases, myocarditis, pericarditis, stroke, thrombocytopenia, sudden death and cancer are rising.”
– As previously reported, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) became mainstream news on Wednesday, June 8 following the development of Australia’s first SADS registry.
– Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, or Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), is an “umbrella term to describe unexpected deaths in young people” and this ‘mysterious’ syndrome is said to have left doctors in Australia searching for more answers.
Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/06/15/spanish-media-slams-officials-as-excess-mortality-continues-in-spain-with-no-explanation/


Beach in Andalucía gets first ‘black flag’ in Spain for sun cream contamination: It has taken the environmental pressure group Ecologistas en Acción 365 days to analyse nearly 8,000 kilometres of Spanish coastline to award a total of 48 black flags.
The report by Ecologistas en Acción reveals that sun protection is important to protect the skin from diseases caused by exposure to the sun, but also “may contain substances such as endocrine disruptors, among others, which not only affect the health of human beings but also that of seas, rivers and lakes”.
In the province of Malaga the NGO focused on the Maro-Cerro Gordo cliff protected area, although they point out that “this problem is general along the entire coast”. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/andalucia-black-flag-sun-cream-beach-20220615145130-nt.html


EU to Launch “Biometric Entry/Exit System” in a Few Months:
– The Entry/Exit System (EES) will be an automated system that will be used to register travellers from third countries each time they cross an EU external border. The data will be gathered at land crossings, seaports, and air and then will be shared with the relevant government agencies.
– As soon as the new system start being operational, the authorities will put self-service devices at airports. These devices will be used to scan airports, faces, and fingerprints. Similarly, land borders will get gates where people will be able to scan their documents, face & fingers, and register their entry or exit into the EU.
(Note: These security systems are never fully secure, they rely on regularly-hacked data storage facilities. All of this data the EU collects will be available to hackers that will sell it on. That includes your fingerprints, face scans, ID numbers and travel data. This will be a bonanza for identity thieves and scammers. -Ed.)
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-to-launch-biometric-entry-exit-system-in-a-few-months/


Dropbox Scam Alert- Phishing campaign that impersonates Dropbox: {Translation} There has been detected in Spain a campaign of sending fraudulent phishing emails that try to impersonate Dropbox. If you or any employee of your company, have received an e-mail with these features, ignore it. This is a fraud attempt. See pic below.
Source, Spanish: https://www.incibe.es/protege-tu-empresa/avisos-seguridad/campana-phishing-suplanta-dropbox


Internet Explorer Browser Has Been Retired – Microsoft starts automatically redirecting Internet Explorer users to Edge: Internet Explorer is OFFICIALLY OBSOLETE and no longer supported.
– Microsoft will start automatically redirecting Internet Explorer users to its Edge browser over the next few months. Internet Explorer is being retired today, and consumers or businesses still using the browser will start to see a prompt soon that will redirect them to Microsoft Edge instead.
– The prompt and redirect is the first step in fully removing Internet Explorer from existing PCs, and Microsoft plans to issue an update that will disable the aging browser in the future. – “Eventually, Internet Explorer will be disabled permanently as part of a future Windows Update, at which point the Internet Explorer icons on their devices will be removed,” explains Sean Lyndersay, general manager of Microsoft Edge Enterprise.
– The redirect process to Edge will bring over data like passwords, favorites, and settings from Internet Explorer, and a “reload in IE mode” option will be presented in the toolbar to make it easy to access the special mode that Microsoft has built into Edge. IE mode supports older ActiveX controls that many legacy sites still use.
– All currently supported versions of Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, and IoT will be impacted by the Internet Explorer retirement today. Windows 11 already ships without Internet Explorer. “Internet Explorer will not be immediately removed on all these versions today but will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge on all these devices over the next few months,” says Lyndersay. Full article: https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/15/23168984/microsoft-internet-explorer-redirect-edge-prompt 


Bitcoin sinks to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens:
The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 7.8% to $20,079.72 , its lowest since December 2020. It has lost about 33% of its value against the U.S. dollar since Friday, dropping more than 50% since the beginning of the year. It has slumped about 70% from its record high of $69,000 in November. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/markets/currencies/bitcoin-tumbles-new-18-month-low-2022-06-15/

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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

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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