DigameXtra No. 2295 Thursday, June 23rd, 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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Flamenco Night at Legends-Torre del Mar: Sat, 25 June 8pm
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G 29740 Torre del Mar
For Table Reservation / PreOrder Event ‘Tex/Mex Combo’ Meal
+34 951 53 58 71 or msg thru FB 

 

Simon Dunkley show at Restaurant El Golf:
Sat 25June 8pm. Av Suiza, Mijas Golf FB 

 

Social Dining Event- Frida’s Fiestas Meet & Eat:
Sun 26June 2-5pm. Frigiliana.
This time I’m cooking for you a multi-course menu based on original recipes of the famous mexican artist frida kahlo. In her time, she was also known for her fiestas in the no less famous ‘casa azul’, where the most diverse guests from all over the world met. That’s how it should be with us too!
Residents and travellers are very welcome to get to know each other and exchange ideas, enjoying traditional mexican food and a relaxed afternoon in a private setting. We meet at my friend’s house, the artist joy fahey in frigiliana, whose wonderful terrace offers spectacular views over the valley and the bay of nerja. Just the right ambience for this special event!
Decide quickly, places are limited!
I kindly ask you to understand that i can only reserve your place bindingly with advance payment. (€35pp, all inclusive)
Email: supperclub@buenavida-andalucia.com
WhatsApp +34 644325085. FB
This much can be said: there will be meat, fish – and vegetarians will also dine well! 

 

Souled Survivor tribute to MoTown: Sun 26 June 4pm
Frog & Toad Bar. We will also be starting our Summer Carvery this Sunday. Remember if you book for the Carvery the table is yours for the music. We are always very busy on music day so to avoid disappointment please Tell 951483999 to book.
Calle Flores 3, 29120 Alhaurín el Grande. FB 

 

Jessie J Concert at Festival Starlite Catalana Occidente 2022:
Friday 22 July 22:00. Jessie J, the British pop star who has triumphed with hits such as “Bang Bang” and “Price Tag”, returns to the Starlite Catalana Occidente stage on 22 July 2022.
Address: La Cantera de Nagüeles. Marbella 29602
Tix & info: https://www.elcorteingles.es/entradas/conciertos/entradas-jessie-j-festival-starlite-2022-marbella/ 

 

Capitán Mercury- A Queen Tribute At Sala Superstar Fuengirola:
Friday, 22July 9pm
Sala Superstar, Calle Jacinto Benavente s/n, Fuengirola
Close your eyes and relive the universal anthems and power ballads that were played in the crowded macro festivals and football stadiums of the 70s and 80s. Thrill to We Are the Champions and I Want to Break Free, sing along to We Will Rock You or Bohemian Rhapsody and groove to Another One Bits The Dust. Doing a good Queen tribute is an arduous task. And no wonder: it’s not easy to pay tribute to a legend with the oldest fan club in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. But CAPTAIN MERCURY has done it: this incredible show manages to capture both the original sound and the highly personal style and staging that catapulted Queen to international fame. This is a unique opportunity to experience the full force, emotion and musical genius of Queen at the height of their career.
Info & Tix: https://entradium.com/events/capitan-mercury-queen-tributo-en-sala-superstar-fuengirola & VIDEO LINK 

 

Sun Coast Rockin’Club- Summer Party: Sun, 31 July 1pm
At Peña Flamenca “Los Amigos del Arte”
Featuring- Moon Jumpers + The Wine-a-Billy Rollers + DJ Whiskers. Entry €5.
C/ Los Romeros, 5, 29620 Torremolinos
Info & Map on FB page. FB 

 

UPDATED: The 14th Almáchar Livestock Fair will bring together more than two hundred horses this weekend:
The weekend of 24, 25 and 26 June we celebrate our XIV Livestock Fair, come and enjoy a traditional event of our land.
We will celebrate it 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. Source: FB (Thanks to Susana for finding the poster. -Ed.)

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
For Sale: Preloved hallway / writing desk Natural & yute solid wooden top waxed Measurements 90 x 38 x 75cms Price 130€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Adult trekking bike. Btwin Cross Trekking model. 700cc wheels (similar to 26 inch). Shimano grip shift gears. Excellent condition, all working and rides very well €60
Simon / Diana, Torre del mar. 0044 7786338927
mitchmunden AT gmail D0T com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
– Golf Bag. Bridgestone Trolley Bag complete with carrying strap and waterproof hood. Lightweight. 6 section club dividers.
A real bargain 30€ ono
– Golf Clubs. Wilson ‘Deep Red’ Fat Shafts – Mens.
3 x woods- Driver with carbon shaft, 3 & 5 woods with steel shafts
Irons- 3,4,5,7,9,& pitching wedge, plus a ‘Taylormade’ 8 iron with graphite shaft
Ideal starter or intermediate set
40€ ono (only 4€ per club)
Buy Bag & Clubs together, free balls & tees
Avis, Algarrobo. Whatsapp +44 7881554446
Email: Avis D0T clay AT hotmail DoT com
Will meet anywhere within reason 

 

News & Articles

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SPAIN

Spain is to cut IVA tax on electricity bills from 10% to 5%:
Prime minister Pedro Sánchez announced this Wednesday morning that the measure will be approved at an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet on Saturday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spain-electricity-bills-iva-tax-cut20220622103041-nt-20220622104525-nt.html

 

The food chain trembles before the possible carrier strike- “We cannot afford another strike”: The threat of a new strike in freight transport looms over the agricultural sector, hotels and restaurants. Organizations such as Asaja, Coag, Anged, Aecoc and Hospitality of Spain have sent a statement this Wednesday in which they warn that Spain “cannot afford a new strike in the road transport sector” and warn of the “serious consequences” it would have a new protest on companies and consumers. Agri-food companies have recalled that they provide an “essential service” that was recognized during the pandemic and that these days they are in the middle of the summer fruit campaign. For this reason, a stoppage of transport in these circumstances would force a large part of the annual production of perishable food to be thrown away.
– The agri-food sector also recalls that it is making a great effort to affect the rise in prices as little as possible to the consumer and that it has not yet recovered from the stoppages carried out by carriers in March. For this reason, from the industry they have demanded that the entire transport sector not “subject society to a new threat” and that they take into account the difficult situation in which the sector finds itself. The small carriers have warned that they can resume the protests next month if the Government does not approve before June 30 the law that articulates that truck drivers cannot work below cost. Something that almost 100% will not happen, since the transport representatives and the ministry of the branch work with a horizon of July 31 to close the text. The National Platform for the Defense of Transport, the organizer of these protests, will vote on June 26 in an assembly to resume the protests.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-food-chain-trembles-before-the-possible-carrier-strike-we-cannot-afford-another-strike/

COSTA DEL SOL

Hotel occupancy in June reveals significant divide- ranging from a very weak 50% up to an enthusiastic 89%: {Translation}
– The Association of Hoteliers Association of the Costa del Sol (Aehcos) forecasts that this June will close with a hotel occupancy rate of 81.80%, two points below that achieved in the same month of 2019.
– By municipalities, Malaga city leads the occupancy rate in June, reaching 88.55%.
– Nerja, with an occupancy rate of 83.90%, is also showing good figures. It is followed by Benalmádena, with 83.81%; the central and western Axarquía, with 81.81% and Fuengirola with 80.42%.
– But other municipalities are only half full, as is the case of Antequera, which, if the forecasts do not change due to last minute bookings, has an occupancy rate of approximately 50%. And Frigiliana-Torrox, around 60% occupancy. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/nerja-y-la-axarquia-arrojan-buenos-datos-de-ocupacion-hotelera-en-junio-superando-el-80/

TORRE DEL MAR

The Paseo Larios in Torre del Mar will host from 23 to 26 June its traditional Mercado Marinero de San Juan: With stalls offering all kinds of crafts such as handmade soaps, incense, minerals, fossils, amulets, wooden toys, glass and wood crafts, as well as an extensive programme of shows that will enliven the four days that the activity lasts. The inauguration will take place on Thursday 23 June at 18:00. During the market, different activities will be organised, such as workshops and children’s games, parades, musical entertainment, juggling acrobatics and fire dancing every night, all related to the seafaring world. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/torre-del-mar/tradicional-mercado-marinero-san-juan-vuelve-torre-mar/20220622100641049292.html

SEVILLE

ON SALE TODAY – Iconic Seville Festival, Thursday 22 September {Translation, summary}
– Rapper 50 Cent has just been confirmed this Tuesday as a new addition to the line-up of Icónica Sevilla Fest. With the addition of the American rapper to the iconic line-up, there are now 17 concerts confirmed for the event, by Patti Smith, Woody Allen New Orleans Jazz Band, Becky G, IZAL, Rigoberta Bandini, Kase.O, Juanito Makandé, Deep Purple, Culture Club and Boy George, Ludovico Einaudi, C.Tangana, Rozalén, Hombres G, Seguridad Social, Paul Kalkbrenner, Leiva and Zaz.
– Tickets go on sale today, Thursday 23 June, at 12:00 noon, through the Festival’s website: www.iconicafest.com.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/cultura/sevi-rapero-50-cent-nueva-incorporacion-cartel-iconica-sevilla-fest-202206221106_noticia.html

OTHER

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000, toll expected to rise:
The death toll from an earthquake in Afghanistan on Wednesday hit 1,000, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Houses were reduced to rubble and bodies swathed in blankets lay on the ground after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake, photographs on Afghan media showed. Wednesday’s quake was the deadliest in Afghanistan since 2002. It struck about 44 km (27 miles) from the southeastern city of Khost, near the border with Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. Photo: Twitter/ToloNews. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/earthquake-magnitude-61-shakes-afghanistan-pakistan-usgs-2022-06-21/

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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:
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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

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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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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