DigameXtra No. 2293 Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

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Computer Workers On Strike Thursday: In support of my fellow computer technicians, DoctorLaptop will be closed this Thursday.
“Society continues to think that computer engineers are very well-paid personnel due to their high qualifications. Nothing is further from reality”. “We have at least ten professional categories below the minimum wage, which is unsustainable in a highly qualified sector and with companies that make great profits,” the trade union centrals have warned as they go on strike Thursday demanding higher wages and shorter hours.
See full article under TECH in the News section.-Ed.


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Today is Summer Solstice 2022- The First Day of Summer:
In 2022, the June solstice occurs on Tuesday, June 21, marking the astronomical first day of summer.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice (aka summer solstice) occurs when the Sun travels along its northernmost path in the sky. This marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern half of the globe. (In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite: the June solstice marks the astronomical start of winter, when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.) This is the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. (By longest “day,” we mean the longest period of sunlight hours.) On the day of the June solstice, the Northern Hemisphere receives sunlight at the most direct angle of the year. Full article: https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-summer-solstice


Mijas “Night of Blues” FREE Concert: Sat, July 9.
Featuring 3 acts: Reverend Shawn Amos (NYC), Malaga band the Gangberries, and the Néstor Pardo Trio.
The event will be held at the Miguel González Berral Open-Air Auditorium in Mijas Pueblo with a capacity of 1,240 people and it will not be necessary to book tickets in advance as entry will be free until capacity is reached. Info 952 589 034


Dana & Gianni Concert: This week you can listen to them
– Friday 24th June in La Negra Benajarafe starting at 21.00. Tel for info/reservations +34 675 82 63 37
– Saturday 25 June at the Peña Caballista La Retama Mijas starting at 10pm
Tel for info/reservations +34 648 88 12 32


La Noche de San Juan with Hell Bunny Band: Thurs 23June 21:30. At El Canuelo, Periana. Reserve tables now, 639266013 or 629923002. 


San Juan Night Torre del Mar: Thursday, June 23. At 21:00 the concert of El Regreso de la Decada en Vivo will begin and from 22:00 Fangoria will go on stage.
As is now tradition, we will wash our faces at twelve o’clock at night under the great fireworks display, followed by the prize-giving ceremony of the Júas competition. This great Noche de San Juan will be closed with a performance by Sau DJ and Jvni”.


Feria de Estepona: 5-10 July, daily from 13:00.
Info 633 726 629 & 678 236 501 


Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar:
Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Summer opening hours mornings only Wednesday and Friday 10.00 till 13.00. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org
– We continue our regular activities- Spanish practice groups, limited numbers per group, Craft group, Art group on Wednesdays and coffee morning every Friday.
– Our shop will be open Wednesday and Fridays. Time 11.00 to 13.00. 
– Thursday 14th July – Excursion to Colomares Castle, Fuengirola & Botanical garden Molina de Inca. Join us to see the largest monument in the world in the form of a castle. You will arrive at the castle at approx. 10.15, there will be a short introductory talk, after which you will have 1.5 hrs to stroll round the site. At 11.45 we leave by coach for the short drive to Fuengirola where there will be free time for shopping and lunch, after which at 15.30 you will rejoin coach and drive to the Botanical garden Molina de Inca. There will be free time to stroll through the tranquil botanical garden with an old flour mill, now a museum, plus a Japanese garden & aviaries. We leave at 17.00 for the return journey, arriving in Torre del Mar at approx. 18.00. Ticket price: €25 and €23 Euros with a Friend of Lux Mundi card. Available at the Centre. Insurance and entrance to both venues is included. (Proceeds to fundraising). Departure times: Algarrobo (lidl) 09.00, Caleta (Vets) 09.05, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 09.15.
– Taize Prayer. At the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. Details to be advised later.

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
For Sale: Beautiful preloved writing bureau Natural & yute
Measurements 80.50 c 25.50 x 106cms Price 175€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Extendable dining table and 4 chairs in good condition. €85. Contact Cor, Torrox Costa. Tel. 663772905 


For Sale, 2 items:
– Large ceiling/frame mounted punch/boxing bag. Very heavy.
Euro 30
– Original Reebok Step and free weights with centre bar and hand weights. Also included weighted hula hoop. Euro 50 for full set.
Collection from Caleta before Friday. Maryann, Caleta.


For Sale: Brand New Powerful MiniPC, Minis Forum GK-41
Customized by DoctorLaptop
-Windows 11 Pro, with Chrome, Adobe Reader & VLC Player
-One Pro Quality high-speed SSD, 240Gb(system) + 120Gb Pro quality, high speed Flash card (data). Flash card makes transferring data between devices simple. 
-8Gb RAM.
-Processor Intel Quad Core, 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, both in 4k quality)
-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. I can set it up while you are here, so you can see how to connect everything, and you can try it out before you buy.
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Naythan / Torrox Costa 


For Sale: Car for parts / repair- Honda CRVctdi 2008
Failed itv. 313,000kms, damaged drivers doors and paintwork.
For sale for parts or whole – 400 euros ono
Any interest please text Nikki and Tony / Periana 29710 Malaga
on 619594164


For Sale, 2 items:
– Full set of Callaway irons. 3 to sw. Excellent condition €150. Very good price!
– Two tonne carjack. Only used once. Perfect condition, boxed, €30.
For the above items please contact Graham, Tropicana, Nerja. email: gandvfrancis@icloud.com


Wanted: Door Lock Part. Anyone out in DigameXtra Land have a door lock part like this one? Or can make me one? As you can see part has snapped off.
Geoff, Torrox, Watsap 666322732


News & Articles

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Calviño acknowledges that the high inflation scenario will last longer: The Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calviño, defended this Monday that the Government’s measures are making it possible to “cushion” the rise in prices for families and companies. However, she has recognized that, “assuming a scenario of more inflation for a longer time”, due to the latest data on the evolution of oil or gas after the supply cuts from Russia to Europe.
– Calviño made these statements at the opening of the UIMP summer courses in Santander, where he assessed that despite the uncertainty that exists, economic growth is going to be “higher than that of other European countries”. Photo: elDiario. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/calvino-acknowledges-that-the-high-inflation-scenario-will-last-longer/ 


Algeria ignores EU warnings supporting Government of Pedro Sánchez and his deals with Morocco that negate long term agreements Spain had with Algeria regarding the Sahara independence movement – serious new retaliations by the Algerian government against Spain: {Translation, summary}
– Algerians accuse Pedro Sánchez’s government: “What he has done with the Sahara is a betrayal”. (Quote from https://sevilla.abc.es/espana/abci-argelinos-acusan-gobierno-pedro-sanchez-hecho-sahara-traicion-202206190128_noticia.html)
– On Sunday, the Algerian tourism ministry ordered its travel agencies to cut off relations with Spain. The ministry sent out a circular of just three lines in which it points out that, “in the framework of the implementation of the decision of the country’s high authorities to suspend the friendship treaty signed on 8 October 2002, you are requested to immediately suspend all working relations with this country”.
– It also stressed in the communiqué that “all working relations with this country are requested to be suspended immediately”. This decision which, in the context of the suspension on 8 June of the Treaty of Cooperation and Friendship, is in addition to the suspension of direct debits with Spanish companies.
– According to Algerian media, this suspension of relations between travel agencies and Spain is due to the holding of the first Morocco-Spain investment forum in Dakhla, Western Sahara. This meeting is intended to “promote investment in this region”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/espana/abci-argelia-ordena-agencias-viajes-cesar-relaciones-espana-202206201505_noticia.html


The price of electricity will rise Tuesday 21/7 to 270.17 euros and will register its maximum price since March 11:
– The final price will be the highest since March 11, when the ‘pool’ registered an average price of 284.54 euros per megawatt hour. Compared to Tuesday of last week, when the average cost was 214.05 euros, the price will be 26.22% higher, while compared to 178.71 euros a month earlier, on May 21, electricity will be 51.18% more expensive.
– On the other hand, compared to the 82.55 euros per megawatt hour registered a year ago, on June 21, 2021, the price of electricity will be 227% higher. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-light-will-rise-tomorrow-to-270-17-euros-and-will-register-its-maximum-price-since-march-11/


PPs Juanma Moreno- “We have opened the way to regroup the centre-right in the centre lane”: {Translation, summary}
– The PP candidate and winner of the Andalusian elections, Juanma Moreno, considers that the absolute majority obtained allows them to open “a way to regroup the centre-right” through the “central lane”, leaving aside other “more uncomfortable” options and with “a free hand” against parties such as Vox.
– Moreno has explained that in the last days of the campaign he was already handling data that brought him close to an absolute majority, but not so resounding as to win 58 seats, and has guaranteed that he will govern without “losing his head” and maintaining dialogue “with everyone”.
– He admitted on Cope and Onda Cero that the Andalusian elections have an important national background, since the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, “today has a much bigger problem than he had before yesterday” because “doubts and cracks are opening up” in the PSOE and the Andalusian result “is going to weigh” on that party.
– The Andalusian president has expressed his conviction that Sánchez will try to hold out “until the end”, but “if things continue in this cascade” he would not be surprised if he were to renounce his candidacy in the general elections: “These elections have been in Andalusian terms, but everyone knows that there was also a desire to give Sánchez a red card”, he said.
– In addition, he believes that the barons will “mark distances” with Sánchez with a view to the next regional elections, because “many will not want his presence” in their territories.
– He admitted that he sees Ciudadanos already “on the verge of extinction” after being left out of the Andalusian Parliament and has left the door open to having some of its councillors in the next government, in which not all its members will have PP affiliation. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/andalucia/elecciones_andalucia/Juanma-Moreno-abierto-reagrupar-centroderecha_0_1694530864.html 


The Axarquia region voted overwhelmingly for the Popular Party (PP) in the elections in Andalucia: {Translation, summary}
– The PP won in 26 of the 31 municipalities of the Axarquia.
– The Socialist Party has only withstood the electoral debacle in the towns of Alfarnate, Almáchar, Benamargosa, El Borge and Iznate and even so, in these five municipalities it has lost votes compared to 2018.
– In Vélez-Málaga alone, the PP has almost doubled its votes with respect to the 2018 Andalusian elections, going from 8,084 to 15,919 votes. In other words. 47.44% of the citizens of Vélez-Málaga voted for the PP in these elections. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/axarquia-vota-mayoritariamente-partido-popular-elecciones-andaluzas/20220620083102049227.html 


Burst sewage pipe forces closure of Benalmádena beaches to bathers: The council explained that red flags have been placed on the affected stretch, between Playa Arroyo de la Miel and Playa Malapesquera. Photo: SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/benalmadena-torremolinos/burst-sewage-pipe-20220620133859-nt.html 


UK Ambassador gives update on UK driving licence situation in Spain: Hugh Elliott said on Friday that the two countries have reached agreement on problematic core issues and those affected might be back on the road around the end of July. The ambassador stressed that as the processes are not entirely in the UK’s hands, he couldn’t make any promises about timescale, but he could give a best estimate. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/ambassador-gives-update-20220620120656-nt.html


Glastonbury 2022 headliners- Full line-up and headline acts for all the main stages at this year’s festival:
– Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pyramid Stage, while Diana Ross has the Sunday Legends slot. Other big names include Herbie Hancock, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Ziggy Marley, The Damned, The Libertines, Lorde, Sam Fender and Pet Shop Boys, among many, many others. See the full lineup for all stages: https://inews.co.uk/culture/glastonbury-2022-headliners-full-line-up-headline-acts-main-stages-festival-1696480


France awakens to an emboldened Le Pen after far-right gains:
Le Pen’s National Rally party didn’t win the two rounds of voting in the parliamentary election, which ended Sunday. But it secured more than 10 times the seats it won five years ago. It was only a couple of months ago that Le Pen lost the presidential election to Macron. But now it was her turn to gloat, since she knows she can use the seats in the National Assembly to thwart Macron’s domestic agenda and even trigger a no-confidence vote. Full article & photo credit: https://apnews.com/article/macron-marine-le-pen-jean-luc-melenchon-france-606aea9d3f0009cfbc1b6c7cde044135


Ryanair Airline Strikes Update- Belgium, Portugal, France and Italy join Spain:
– In Spain, USO and Sitcpla have summoned Ryanair cabin crew (TCP) to six days of strike, which begin this week. The twenty-four hour stoppages start this Friday, the 24th, and extend to: June 25, 26 and 30 and July 1 and 2 at the ten bases of the Irish airline in the country.
– Along with Spain, there are other countries where Ryanair workers are called to stop at the end of this week. At the moment, the stoppages are framed in June, with fewer days of strike than in Spain.
– In Portugal and Belgium there are three days of called stoppages. The Belgian ACV, PULS and CNE unions and the Portuguese SNPVAC have called for the Ryanair crew to stop in those countries on June 24, 25 and 26.
– In France, the SNPNC union has called a strike on June 25 and 26 and, from Italy, UILTRASPORTI and FILT-CGIL have done so on June 25, in a single day. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/belgium-portugal-france-and-italy-join-spain/


Strike scheduled for Spanish computer consulting and technology companies- “They want minimum wages in a high-skilled sector”: {Translation, summary}
– “Society still thinks that computer scientists are highly paid because of their high qualifications. Nothing could be further from the truth”. Against this backdrop, the CCOO and UGT unions have announced the call for a partial strike, with two-hour stoppages on Thursday 23 June, in the computer consultancy and technology companies (ICT) sector, which employs half a million people. “We have at least ten professional categories below the minimum wage, which is unacceptable in a highly qualified sector with companies that make huge profits,” the trade union confederations warned.
– CCOO and UGT have also called several protests in front of the employers’ association and in front of large companies in the sector, such as the so-called Big Four (Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG), with the intention of pressuring the AEC to improve the conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Above all, they are demanding a boost in salaries in the agreement, which in many categories are so low that they do not even reach the new SMI of one thousand euros gross per month, but they are also demanding more rights and improvements for professionals in an emerging and growing sector in the face of digitalisation. Photo: CCOO. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/consultoras-tecnologicas-enfrentan-paros-quieren-salarios-minimos-sector-alta-cualificacion_1_9100252.html 


Cambodian catches world’s largest recorded freshwater fish:
The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States. The stingray, captured on June 13, measured almost four meters (13 feet) from snout to tail and weighed slightly under 300 kilograms (660 pounds), according to a statement Monday by Wonders of the Mekong, a joint Cambodian-U.S. research project. The fish was released back into the river after examination and measurements were confirmed. 
The previous record for a freshwater fish was a 293-kilogram (646-pound) Mekong giant catfish, discovered in Thailand in 2005, the group said. Photo: Chhut Chheana/Wonders of the Mekong. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/science-thailand-southeast-asia-united-states-cb2d4c4b1420b91db3d9ed3ca700d787 


Comedy is meant to offend, says Rowan Atkinson- The Mr. Bean star says ‘every joke has a victim’: Comedy legend Rowan Atkinson has defended comics, saying “the job of comedy is to offend”. The actor, known for his roles as Mr Bean, Blackadder and Johnny English, criticised cancel culture and said, “In a proper free society, you should be allowed to make jokes about absolutely anything.” Photo : Ian West. Full article: https://www.gbnews.uk/news/comedy-is-meant-to-offend-says-rowan-atkinson/320877

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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
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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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