DigameXtra No. 2299 Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

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Torrox Motor Show: 16 & 17 July at “La Granja” Torrox FB 


David Sanz, live music: Friday July 1st 8-10pm
Legends Bar, Torre del Mar  FB 


Jazz On The Coast: 19 – 24 July. 10pm nightly
Parque El Majuelo, Almunecar


Jam session: At La Cochera in La Herradura. Monday, July 4 at 10:30 p.m. Open to any instrument or style…
45 Paseo Andrés Segovia 18697 La Herradura  FB 


Concert Tonight- Laura Gallego: Wed 29 June 9pm. In Torre del Mar, on the Paseo Marítimo de Poniente stage. 

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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.
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.
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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
– Gas heater vgc Price 40€
– Ikea book case 80 x 28x 202cms 20€
– Wooden bookcase with drawers 100 x 33 x 207cms Price 75€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: As a lot.
Table and 6 chairs, corner unit with glass cabinet and a double bed with duvet cover excluding headboard €300 but can sell separate. Kathleen, Torrox
Email: aldridgetorroxwebs@hotmail.com 


For Sale: 7 Vinyl records from the 60th in best condition, 7€ for one, 40€ for all. Edwin/Competa; Email: boegero at gmx.de 


For Sale: As a lot. 8 chairs. 8 cushions. 1 sunbed. 40€
Sue, Colmenar. WhatsApp: 637163461. 


For Sale: Roller for swimming pool cover. Excellent condition. Previously used on 8m x 4m pool. End to end measurement: 4.5m
Price: €85. Jane / Cómpeta
Email: Bougainvilla_competa@yahoo.com 


For Sale: Chest of drawers, restored pine, chic light green in places. Good condition. 80x113cm. Only 50 Euros
Delivery included if close to Torrox area
Please call Rachel, Torrox on 673709963 


For Sale, 2 items:
– Coal scuttle. Circa 1930s oak + brass coal scuttle with original shovel. Water mark on the top but generally in good condition. 35 euro.
– Photo frames. 3 x Marks and Spencer silver coloured/slide in picture photo frames – taken out of original packaging but unused. Small = 3×3 inch, medium= 4×6 inch, large = 7×9 inch. Price labels still in situ – 22 Pounds UK. Price, 7 euros for all three.
Photos sent on request. Buyers to collect from Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo). Brenda, El Penoncillo WhatsApp 711003687
email: brendaleetorrox at gmail dot com 


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Andalucía adds another 96 Covid patients in hospital and 29 deaths: The region has registered 96 more hospitalised Covid-19 patients since Friday to make a total of 573 while, on the contrary, admissions to intensive care units have dropped by three people to stand at a total of 25. The cumulative incidence rate for the infection in people over 60 in the region has risen to 349, less than half of Spain’s national average. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/covid-infections-andalucia-20220628143417-nt.html


Andalucía confirms 99 active cases of monkeypox virus: Andalucía has this Tuesday, 28 June, a total of 99 active cases of the monkeypox virus, some 20 more than three days ago, and with another 20 more cases under investigation. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/monkeypox-virus-andalucia-20220628150210-nt.html 


The dreaded calima is due to return to the south of Spain this week, and temperatures are set to rise: Airborne dust from the Sahara will arrive on Friday and will mainly affect the provinces of Malaga, Granada and Almeria in the Andalucía region – according to State weather agency Aemet. Temperatures are also expected to rise this week with highs of over 35C in many places, but the increase will be progressive rather than excessive, says Aemet. In Seville the maximum temperatures are likely to be slightly higher.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/calima-spain-andalucia20220628181433-nt-20220628182306-nt.html


The new football pitch in El Morche will be a large sports complex in an extensive green space: {Translation, summary}
– The plenary session of Torrox Town Council on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the project for the construction of the new sports park in Santa Rosa which will house the new football pitch in El Morche, which has been demanded by the local residents for decades and is now closer to becoming a reality. The approved document, drawn up by the company Ingeniería Celdrán S.L., envisages the construction of a large sports complex with sports courts, stands, changing rooms and underground car parks, as well as a commercial area, all within an extensive green space. In total, almost 27,000 square metres will be built in two phases, each of which will take 12 months to complete, with an investment of around nine million euros.
– The mayor, Óscar Medina, said that once the plenary has given the go-ahead to the project, the works will go out to tender immediately “because it is time that, despite the obstacles that have been put in our way by the opposition, the coast sees one of its historical demands become a reality and to which I committed myself from day one”. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-nuevo-campo-de-futbol-de-el-morche-sera-un-gran-complejo-deportivo-en-un-extenso-pulmon-verde/


Manga, CosPlay & Gamers Festival: {Translation} It will take place this coming Saturday 2nd July in the covered pavilion of the Sports City.
– Nerja celebrates the second edition of “Nerja Go!”, the fair dedicated to manga and alternative culture in which attendees can enjoy stands of video games, cosplay, manga, anime and board games, as well as participate in a multitude of activities designed for the whole family.
– The Councillor for Youth, Daniel Rivas, has informed that the event will take place next Saturday, July 2, in the covered pavilion of the Sports City in uninterrupted hours from 11.00 to 21.00 hours, and with an entrance fee of 3 euros.
– Rivas has detailed that those attending will be able to enjoy more than 30 activities that will take place in the different spaces provided. “There will be exhibitions, a shopping area, Artist Alley, and an area for talks and workshops. We will also be visited by the most outstanding cosplayers in the province, and on stage there will be cosplay contests, trivia and musical performances.
– The councillor also detailed that there will be an area dedicated to video games, with the latest developments in the sector, where there will be tournaments with a multitude of prizes and where you can enjoy the experience of virtual reality. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/presentado-el-ii-salon-del-manga-y-la-cultura-alternativa-de-nerja/ 


Extra bus services between some inland villages and the Malaga coast this summer: More bus services are to be laid on by the Malaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium during the summer so people from some inland towns and villages can get to beaches, shopping centres and leisure centres on the coast at Benalmádena, Torremolinos and Malaga. The idea is to encourage them to leave their own vehicle at home and not have to worry about finding somewhere to park or getting stuck in traffic jams.
– The services will run until 8 September, from Alhaurín de la Torre, Álora, Almogía, Cártama, Casabermeja, Mijas Pueblo and Pizarra.
– The seven bus routes for the Malaga metropolitan area and the Guadalhorce valley are: the M-136 Cártama-Alhaurín de la Torre-Plaza Mayor-Los Álamos; the M-140 Cártama-Alhaurín de la Torre-Torremolinos; the M-540 Álora-Pizarra-Plaza Mayor-Playamar; the M-550 Casabermeja-El Palo; the M-552 Colmenar-El Palo; the M-551 Almogía-Plaza Mayor-Playamar and the M-590 Alhaurín el Grande-Fuengirola. Source & Photo: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/summer-buses-costa-del-sol-20220628112102-nt.html 


Turkey drops resistance to Sweden and Finland joining NATO: In an eleventh-hour deal, Turkey announced on Tuesday (28 June) it will lift its veto and support the application of Finland and Sweden to join NATO during the alliance’s summit in Madrid. Full article:


The Six Easiest Countries for Securing EU Residency: European Union residency comes with a lot of benefits. Not only that a foreign citizen residing in an EU country enjoys the benefits that the country he/she lives in offers, but the same also enjoy the benefits offered by the EU as a bloc. A resident of any of the EU countries, amongst others, is eligible to travel freely throughout the borderless Schengen Area, most often without even having to present documentation when passing from one country to another. Residency in any of the EU countries usually leads to the EU citizenship of that same country. Once one gains citizenship, he/she can then move to any other EU country and settle there.
Full article with country list: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/the-six-easiest-countries-for-securing-eu-residency/


France Planning to Set Up a Border Health Pass Requirement, Leaked Draft Bill Reveals: The French government is planning to put in place a scheme that obliges travellers to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from the virus, or negative test results upon arrival at the borders of France, and the same would presumably be valid until the end of March 2023.
– A leaked draft law published by the French media Atlantico, the authenticity of which has later been confirmed by the French Ministry of Health, shows that the country is planning to set up a border scheme through which travellers over the age of 12 reaching the territory of France, Corsica and overseas territories would have to show proof they are immune to COVID-19. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/france-planning-to-set-up-a-border-health-pass-requirement-leaked-draft-bill-reveals/


Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls: Prosecutors said Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial, sexually abused children hundreds of times over more than a decade, and couldn’t have done so without the help of Maxwell, his longtime companion and onetime girlfriend. In December, a jury convicted Maxwell of sex trafficking, transporting a minor to participate in illegal sex acts and two conspiracy charges. Prosecutors called Maxwell’s shifting of blame to Epstein “absurd and offensive.”
– U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan, who also imposed a $750,000 fine, said “a very significant sentence is necessary” and that she wanted to send an “unmistakable message” that these kinds of crimes would be punished. Prosecutors had asked the judge to give her 30 to 55 years in prison, while Maxwell’s defense sought a lenient sentence of just five years. Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Photo: ebaumsworld. Full article: https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-ghislaine-maxwell-sentencing-20220628-uktam5ye5zd57e5sllf2h5isk4-story.html 


Top NY Doctor- New COVID Wave Is Starting, With the ‘Worst Version’ of Omicron: The BA.5 subvariant, first seen in South Africa and then Portugal, is considered by some experts to be the “worst version” of omicron seen yet, given its apparent capacity to escape prior immunity and transmit more readily. The BA.5 subvariant of the omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to be on the rise in New York City and fueling a possible sixth wave of the pandemic. Full article: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/top-ny-doctor-new-covid-wave-is-starting-with-the-worst-version-of-omicron/3752858/


BBVA BANK USER ALERT– New Android Banking Trojan ‘Revive’ Targeting Users of Spanish Financial Services:
(This malware sends you “phishing” emails or messages, pretending to be BBVA, and asks you to install or update their banking app. If you do so, you get infected, and the scammer gets every keystroke you make, including your banking log-in credentials, and will intercept any security codes sent to you for “2 Factor Authentication” log-ins they would need to access your account. You won’t be able to tell the legit app from the fake one. So if you have downloaded and installed the BBVA banking app in the past few months as the result of a prompt you received by email/message, it may be best to do the following. Uninstall it. Then fully shut down and restart. Then run a FULL malware scan with your antivirus app to remove all traces of malware. If you don’t have one installed, install the antivirus app linked below, and use that. Then go visit the BBVA website and download/install a new copy of their app. -Ed.) 
– A previously unknown Android banking trojan has been discovered in the wild, targeting users of the Spanish financial services company BBVA. Said to be in its early stages of development, the malware – dubbed Revive by Italian cybersecurity firm Cleafy – was first observed on June 15, 2022 and distributed by means of phishing campaigns.
– Revive is mainly engineered to harvest the bank’s login credentials through the use of lookalike pages and facilitate account takeover attacks. It also incorporates a keylogger module to capture keystrokes and the ability to intercept SMS messages received on the infected devices, primarily one-time passwords and 2FA codes sent by the bank.
– “When the victim opens the malicious app for the first time, Revive asks to accept two permissions related to the SMS and phone calls,” the researchers said. “After that, a clone page (of the targeted bank) appears to the user and if the login credentials are inserted, they are sent to the scammers.”
– The findings once again underscore the need to exercise caution when it comes to downloading apps from third-party untrusted sources. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/06/new-android-banking-trojan-revive.html
Malwarebytes Free AntiVirus for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.malwarebytes.antimalware


World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Results: See full article with many more photos and videos of the event. https://nypost.com/2022/06/27/this-is-the-worlds-ugliest-dog-2/ 

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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/
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