DigameXtra No. 2294 Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

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Computer Workers On Strike Thursday: In support of my fellow computer technicians, DoctorLaptop (not DigameXtra) 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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101 Music Festival – Costa del Sol: Friday 29 July 10pm
Miguel Rios & The Black Betty Trio
Plaza de Toros de Málaga. Info & tix:


Seniors Activities – Nerja: Starting 4 July. You can now register, until 30 June, for the sports activities for seniors that will be held at the swimming pool of the Municipal Sports Centre and the beach of Burriana.
More information and signups (10am – 2pm) at the Municipal Office of Attention to the Elderly (Oficina Municipal de Atención a las Personas Mayores.)
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The 14th Almáchar Livestock Fair will bring together more than two hundred horses this weekend: This will take place from Friday 24th at four in the afternoon until Sunday 26th June at five in the afternoon in the fairgrounds. Thursday 23rd will be the training day, “The horse’s hoof” on the anatomy, care and most frequent pathologies, to be taught by the veterinarian Juan Antonio Luque. Sorry, can’t find a clear copy of the poster, or an info contact.


The First LGBTQI+ Pride event in Cómpeta, Malaga:
The event “Orgullo Cómpeta Pride 2022” will be on Sat. 25th and Sunday 26th June. The event is being organized by a registered nonprofit association, also called Orgullo Cómpeta Pride.
Saturday: Lizzy Drip, hosted by Lulu
Sunday: Cherry Victim / Destynee / Alice McQueen, Benjamin hosting.
Web: http:// orgullocompetapride.es
Email: hola@ogullocompetapride.com
Mobile Inez: 661188466
Maurice: 661877900
Venue: La Carpintería Bar; Av de la Constitucion 14, Competa 


ON SALE!- 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


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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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Wanted: Driver. Am looking for a driver to collect a lady from a Nerja Care Home on Friday mornings about 11 am to take into Nerja and collect her later that day and return her to the Care Home. The driver needs to be able to put the wheelchair in the boot and take it out again when she arrives in Nerja. We normally take a taxi to and from Nerja but last Friday we had to wait over an hour to get a taxi so we would rather have somebody reliable and able to take us into Nerja at 11 am on a Friday.
The normal taxi fare is around €8 each way but we are willing to pay €10 for each trip. Maybe somebody can help? Thank you, Angela, Torrox Costa
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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.
To see more photos and videos please visit our DATA storage site located at http://www.vetiverspain.org.
This month we have some special offers that include shipping.
For more information or to organize a visit please contact us.
Our retail website: www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone or Whatsapp at (34) 692 288 657
David and Anna
Here is a link to a short video showing the results. VIDEO LINK




Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Absolutely stunning unit beautiful detail in the wood.
Natural & yute Waxed Measurements 73 x 35 x 154cms Price 145€
– Solid pine rocking chair Price 35€
– Treadmill not electric price 45€
Contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: BTWIN 300 rear bike carrier for 2 or 3 bikes. Suitable for most cars. Only used a couple of times. Very good condition and easy to use. Comes complete and in a storage bag. €30 or nearest offer.
Message Jane in Puente Don Manuel on 643186770


For Sale: Two Trekology chairs. Ultra light. Ideal for hiking, beach and any outdoor activity. Comes in a small bag and has collapsible aluminium rod and rope structure. A robust chair taking a weight of up to 250 pounds.
As new. 30 euro for both. Paul / Victoria. Torrox Campo. 699600847 


Recommendations & Requests

Wanted: Recommendations for a reliable Hot tub technician or company to repair and service our hot tub. If you have any information please contact Jim, Torrox/ Competa Road.
Email: jimnurture at hotmail dot com


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucía counts more than 500 Covid patients in hospital: Another 33 deaths have been added in the region, compared to the 18 in the previous update, last Friday
– This was reported today by the Junta’s Ministry of Health, which also indicated that Andalucía has registered 38 more hospitalised Covid patients than last Friday, when 480 were counted, while admissions to intensive care units have increased by five to stand at 27.
– By province, Seville is the one with the most coronavirus patients in hospital with a total of 115, of which eight are in the ICU; followed by Malaga with 99, five in the ICU; Cadiz with 73, four in the ICU; Granada with 68 admitted, two in ICU; Jaén with 56, six in the ICU; Cordoba with 46, two in the ICU; Huelva with 38, none in ICU; and Almería with 23, and none in intensive care units either.
– Regarding the current average incidence rate of infections in Andalucía in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, this has risen to 268.32 some per 100,000 inhabitants, and is12.9 more than four days ago. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-covid-data-20220621170221-nt.html


Junta de Andalucia reports 54 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus in Andalucía: Andalucía has so far registered 54 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus, twelve more than the number recorded last Friday, and the region has 33 cases under investigation – compared to 15 three days ago.
– This has been revealed by the Junta’s Ministry of Health and Families in a report released this Tuesday (21 June), in which it specifies that the province that continues to register the most cases is Malaga, with a total of 32, followed by Granada with eleven, Seville with four, another four in Granada and three in Cadiz.
– In addition, there are now 64 suspected cases that have been ruled out and the Andalusian Epidemiological Surveillance System Network (SVEA), has said that seven previously confirmed cases are now classed as inactive. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/confirmed-monkeypox-virus-cases-andalucia-20220621164605-nt.html


The price of electricity continues to rise – tomorrow it will exceed 282 euros per MWh on average: {Translation}
The average electricity price for today, Wednesday 22/6, will be 282.12 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), the highest figure since 11 March (284.58 euros). Tomorrow’s price is the result of adding the 152.75 euros per MWh of the wholesale market auction with the capped gas and the 129.39 euros of compensation to gas companies for the mechanism put in place by the government last week that limits the cost of gas used in electricity generation to 40 euros per MWh. The price increase is mainly due to the greater participation of gas combined cycle plants in the generation mix to the detriment of renewables due to the lack of wind. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-precio-electricidad-sigue-imparable-y-manana-supera-282-euros-media-202206211417_noticia.html


Regional government allocates 38.3 million euros for Axarquía drought emergency works: The Junta de Andalucía is allocating 38.3 million euros to deal with the extreme drought that the Axarquia is experiencing as the summer gets under way. The La Viñuela reservoir is currently in a critical situation, at just 15.2 per cent of its capacity, with 25.1 cubic hectometres stored, half of what it was a year ago. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/axarquia-drought-emergency-20220621131409-nt.html


They find the body of a woman floating on the coast of Nerja:
The Civil Guard is now trying to find out the identity of the victim, who is about 50 years old. The Civil Guard is investigating the circumstances of the death of a woman whose body was found on the coast of Nerja early this Tuesday morning. The discovery occurred around 9:15 a.m. next to the Balcón de Europa. Several citizens telephoned the emergency services to alert that there was a person floating face down in the sea. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/they-find-the-body-of-a-woman-floating-on-the-coast-of-nerja/


Visitors can tour the Spanish Navy’s ‘Tramontana’ S-74 submarine in Malaga this week: The Spanish Navy submarine Tramontana S-74 is scheduled to arrive at the port of Malaga this Friday, June 24. It will carry out a stopover that will last until Sunday, June 26. She arrives in Malaga after having participated in the Flotex 22 exercises. Its Tramontana’s last appearance in Malaga was back in February 2005.
– This time she returns with the possibility of being visited by anyone who wants to enjoy that unique experience. The vessel can be visited this Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm, and again on Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, and 4pm to 6:30pm. Photo: Wikipedia – Jose Maria Gonzalez. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/06/21/visitors-can-tour-the-spanish-navys-tramontana-s-74-submarine-in-malaga-this-week/


Thousands of summer jobs up for grabs at big name companies in Malaga province: Some major retail stores and supermarkets are looking for staff this summer and have around 20,000 vacancies in Malaga province. Mercadona, El Corte Inglés, Decathlon, Leroy Merlin, McDonald’s, Lidl and Aldi are among those who need personnel, mainly for part-time jobs during the summer season although in some cases permanent contracts and full-time work become available later.
– The vacancies include sales staff, forklift operators, checkout staff, shelf-fillers, warehouse workers and telephone operators, among others. Most of these big names offer low salaries (although Mercadona tends to be an exception), but the training and opportunities for internal promotion are seen as benefits.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/thousands-summer-jobs-malaga20220621124621-nt-20220621132245-nt.html


Almuñécar’s Aquatropic water park is ready to make a splash this summer: Almuñécar’s Aquatropic water park, which is located on the town’s beach front, opened last Thursday (16 June) Opening the visitor’s attraction on the Costa Tropical in Granada province, manager Vicente Barbero announced that families would be entitled to a discount of up to 25 per cent. There will also be special discounts for groups, schools and summer camps.
– The park has an indoor area for the younger children, equipped with trampolines, mats and an area for birthday parties as well as children’s entertainment.
– The park is open from 11am to 7pm every day. Among the 60 staff employed at the park there will be 24 lifeguards on duty. Photo ; SUR.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/almunecars-aquatropic-water-park-20220620191822-nt.html 


UK’s biggest rail strike in 30 years disrupts travel, PM Johnson vows to stay firm: Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday, with millions of passengers facing days of chaos as both the unions and government vowed to stick to their guns in a row over pay. The strike by more than 40,000 rail staff, which is due to be replicated on Thursday and Saturday, caused major disruption across the network, bringing most services to a standstill and leaving major stations deserted. The London Underground metro was also mostly closed due to a separate strike. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/biggest-rail-strike-30-years-brings-uk-standstill-2022-06-21/ 


EasyJet cabin crew union in Spain announces plan for nine days of strike action in July: The 24-hour strikes have been called for 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30 and 31 July at the airports the airline uses as bases in Spain. These are Barcelona-El Prat, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca, where it has six, seven and five planes respectively. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/easyjet-cabin-crew-strike-spain-20220621183504-nt.html


Women are more likely than men to develop long COVID: The review, published Tuesday in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion, included 1.3 million patients, and revealed women were 22% more likely to develop persistent symptoms after a COVID-19 infection. Full article: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2022/06/21/women-long-COVID/4101655819644/


Football News- Barcelona confirm stadium move for Camp Nou renovations: Barcelona have confirmed their stadium move for the 2023-24 season while Camp Nou undergoes renovations and revealed they will play in the city’s Olympic stadium.
– A significant venture for the Catalan side is currently under development, with the ‘Espai project’ seeing major works conducted at both Camp Nou and the club’s wider complex.
– Barcelona will remain at Camp Nou for the 2022-23 season but the following year, in 2023-24, will take temporary shelter at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.
– Formerly the home of Espanyol, the Estadic Olimpic Lluis Companys is the fifth-largest stadium in Spain with a capacity of 60,713 and hosted the Olympic Games in 1992. Full article: https://sportsmax.tv/football/international/item/101285-barcelona-confirm-stadium-move-for-camp-nou-renovations 


Data Breaches Are Usually Inside Jobs- Former Amazon Employee Found Guilty in 2019 Capital One Data Breach:
– A 36-year-old former Amazon employee was convicted of wire fraud and computer intrusions in the U.S. for her role in the theft of personal data of no fewer than 100 million people in the 2019 Capital One breach. Paige Thompson, who operated under the online alias “erratic” and worked for the tech giant till 2016, was found guilty of wire fraud, five counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer, and damaging a protected computer.
– The incident, which came to light in July 2019, involved the defendant breaking into Amazon’s cloud computing systems and stealing the personal information of roughly 100 million individuals in the U.S. and six million in Canada. This consisted of names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, email addresses, and phone numbers. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/06/former-amazon-employee-found-guilty-in.html 


Startled by bright lights in the sky in the early hours of yesterday morning? Don’t worry, there is a simple explanation:
– José María Madiedo, of the Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics, has now said the phenomenon occurred as a result of one of the phases of the Chang Zheng 2F rocket re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. The CZ-2F was launched by the Chinese Space Agency (CNSA) on 5 June as part of the Shenzhou 14 mission.
– Madiedo explained that the white lights were a row of fireballs which were visible when the upper part of the rocket re-entered the atmosphere, breaking into multiple fragments which became incandescent as a result of the friction as they did so. Every one of those fragments created a fireball. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/chinese-space-agency-mission-20220621095958-nt.html & VIDEO LINK 

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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

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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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