DigameXtra No. 2300 Thursday, June 30th, 2022

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Concert: Cool & Groovy at Posada La Plaza, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 1st July from 8.30pm.
To book your table call 952553254 or 609167127. 


XIII Alhaurin Rock festival: Friday July 1st 8pm
Parque Los Patos, Alhaurin de la Torre. €5
Acts: Velacruz & Friends, Malave, Stone Nipples, Basileia Revolution, Leeloo Music, Miles y Mas. FB 


Weekend Beach Festival- Torre del Mar: Lineup 6-9 July


Car Boot/Market: Sunday 3rd July. El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela. Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right-hand side. Plenty of parking.
Please note: Always keep a close eye on the weather forecasts! If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.
We take our usual summer break in August, so this Sunday will be the last market until we resume our “back to normal” schedule in September.
For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on the new mobile number of 633 878 471

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We have a client looking for a 2 or preferably a 3 bedroom property in San Juan de Capistrano, Nerja. Do you have a property there and are thinking of selling? If you do please contact us.
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Cambrian Restoration And Antiques:
With 50 years of experience in the antiques and restoration business in Europe and the United States, I have worked on a wide range of restoration projects and hold a varied stock of antique furniture, ceramics, rustic items, artwork, rugs, clocks, and many other interesting items, which I aim to sell off in order to retire.
My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Nest of tiled top tables 35€
– Bedroom chair 25€
– 2 Danish chairs 50€ the pair
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Headboard. 70euros. Contact: Sylvia. Competa.
Mobile 44 7970901344
Email: sylviamackintosh@hotmail.com 


For Sale: As a lot. Amazon fire, wifi version 5 bought 2 years ago, ideal for small tablet and kindle reading, plus English Tesco tablet, all Spanish platforms are usable on this tablet. 30 euros for the two. Seller: Maureen, Rincon de la Victoria. tf: whatsapp & signal 670377973. Email: moclimo@gmail dot com 


For Sale: Sink and tap in good condition! One buy €35. More pics on request.
Mylène. 0031628579841. Alcaucin, near Puente don Manuel
mylenerichaers AT me D0T com 


For Sale: Dining room set, comprising Sideboard, Extendable Dining Table and 8 original chairs with chrome detail, by Danish Designer Ansager Mobler. €350 ono Can be viewed in La Herradura. Christina 687602057 Nerja 


For Sale: Samsung 40 inch SMART tv in full working order. Has been replaced by a larger screen size. Euro 70. Can meet at reasonable distance.
3- Hdmi 2- Usb
1- Optical Out 1- Scart In
1- Component In 1- Lan
1- Antenna In 1- Remote
1- Guide In English
Mike- Puente don Manuel
Phone 693817433 email- mzunguoutoppie@gmail.com 


Wanted: Watches. Watch collector looking for all types of wrist watches. Swiss made. Japanese. Or any others considered. Send photo and prices to Ernie, Iznate
WhatsApp 616812765 or email: ernestiznate at hotmail dot co dot uk


Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation for SPW Construction: We’ve had recourse to SPW – Scott Wilson and his team – on several occasions for various jobs, which have all given us satisfaction beyond expectations.
The first time, was in regard to a problem of rising damp that no less than 3 other so-called professionals attempted to repair, but couldn’t. Scott did the job – over two years ago – the results were brilliant, and haven’t altered since then, damp spots, dark green mold all gone forever.
This time we had to replace our fiberglass swimming pool. Scott arranged for everything: purchase of the new pool; delivery with a special crane; tiling; all materials and labour. It was quite a job, but we were basking in the hot sun and crystal-clear water two days ahead of schedule!
Needless to say, my wife and I highly recommend SPW, which means Scott P. Wilson….we prefer to say: “Some People Work.”
SPW contact: 622 938 440
Paul and Veronique in Competa – 634351754
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Taxi: Hello Digamites, I am looking for recommendations for taxi company I can book in advance to meet family arriving at Malaga airport from England (2 people) and bringing them to our house in Torre del Mar. A return taxi may also be necessary a few days later. Thanks in anticipation Kerry / Torre del Mar
(email kerry.mashford@gmail.com)


Recommendation: The Care Company. I want to recommend The Care Company based in Competa. During the calima I fell and cracked my pelvis and shattered my arm. When I came out of hospital I needed carers and contacted David Zoodashna who was very helpful. He is bilingual and has English and Spanish carers. They provided a wheelchair and all the other things I needed to make life easier. Apart from my personal needs they did the household chores and shopping etc and he acted for me with the health service.
They are all unfailingly cheerful and efficient. For hourly care they cover Axarquia and for full time 24 hour care the whole of Spain. They have been a godsend and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Contact David 657969710
Helen, Canillas de Albaida 629827242


News & Articles

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Consumer Price Index in Spain jumps to 10.2% in June, the highest figure since 1985: Inflation continues to be one of the greatest headaches for the Spanish government. After ending May at 8.7%, four points higher than in April, the Consumer Price Index for June stands at 10.2%, the highest rate since April 1985. The rise in fuel, food and non-alcoholic drinks, and increased charges at hotels, cafés and restaurants are the main cause.
– The figure is higher than all market forecasts and places the economy and the government in an awkward position as the measures taken so far to alleviate the rising cost of living appear to have had no impact on inflation.
– The data for June has been released in advance and does not detail the cost of individual products. However, in May it was obvious how much these had gone up. The price of vegetable oil had risen by nearly 45% compared with a year before, bread was 12.6% more expensive, eggs had gone up by 25% and cereals 16%. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/inflation-spain-cpi-20220629112716-nt.html


The pandemic increased poverty to 21.7% of the population, the highest figure in the last five years: The population living below the poverty line last year, with income data from 2020, rose to 21.7%. More than one in five people in Spain. This is the highest figure in the last five years, since 2016, with an increase that, however, is not as pronounced as that which occurred in the last financial crisis. Child poverty increases to 28.9% from 27.4% previously. The rest of the indicators, such as the material shortage or the difficulty in reaching the end of the month, do refer to 2021 and one piece of information stands out above all: the maximum in the historical series of energy poverty last year, with 14.3% of the population in homes that cannot maintain an adequate temperature at home. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-pandemic-increased-poverty-to-21-7-of-the-population-the-highest-figure-in-the-last-five-years/


The PP party criticizes that a minor of 12 years “is prohibited from smoking, drinking and driving” but is now allowed “to proceed with a sex change”: {Translation in full}
– The deputy secretary of Social Policies of the Popular Party, Carmen Navarro, has criticised this Wednesday the new “Trans and LGTBI People’s Rights Law” recently approved by the Government in the Council of Ministers, claiming that the text implies an “absolute lack of protection for minors from the age of 12”.
– “A minor under 18 years of age is prohibited from smoking, drinking and driving, but can go to the Civil Registry and the Gender units to change their sex”, the PP leader denounced in the colloquium ‘Ganas de Orgullo’ organised by Nuevas Generaciones, in which the party’s Secretary of Culture, Jaime de los Santos, and the national president of NNGG, Beatriz Fanjul, also took part.
– According to Navarro, the new draft of the Trans Law “will generate great concern among many parents” and he stressed the responsibility of the public authorities to protect minors “to prevent them from making decisions that cannot be reversed”. “Our party is firmly committed to the protection of minors. The PP believes that the best interests of minors must prevail at all times. And, in this project, this is not effective”, she pointed out.
– The ‘popular’ leader has defended that the PP is “the party of freedom”, which is why it will protect and defend the freedom of “all people, whatever they feel, whoever they love and whoever they love”, according to a press release from the party led by Alberto Núñez Feijóo.
– In this context, Navarro reiterated that the PP will continue to “protect and improve the rights of LGTBI people”, while rejecting “any act of hatred, violence, xenophobia or persecution”.
– He also accused Pedro Sánchez’s government of legislating “at the stroke of a holiday (Pride month) and only thinking of taking care of the demands of his most radical partners”, without taking into account the criticisms of the General Council of the Judiciary or waiting for the report of the Council of State on the law promoted by the Ministry of Equality.
– He also assured that the head of the Executive “is only interested in the impact of his announcements and satisfying Podemos in order to preserve the coalition government” and reminded that the Trans Law “does not have the consensus of feminists or the backing of the PSOE” “At least, not of the traditional PSOE prior to Pedro Sánchez”, he clarified.
– Navarro assured that the PP is against gender self-determination “because of the legal insecurity that the sole requirement of one’s own will implies”, without any other procedure and because, in her opinion, “it makes women invisible and is a step backwards in their rights”.
– Finally, she explained that the bill “contains provisions that contradict the fundamental right to equality” contained in article 14 of the Constitution, “generating situations of positive and therefore indirect discrimination of all non-transsexual women”. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/sociedad/PP-polemica-cambio-sexo-permitido-prohibido-beber-fumar_0_1697232559.html


The Board will not be able to guarantee the quality of the service of the Pascual hospitals: {Translation}
– Facua spokesman Jesús Yesa regrets that the Junta de Andalucía has not yet been  informed of the terms of the million-dollar agreement signed with Pascual. But he is not surprised, in any case, that it has been extended to include, once again, the San Rafael clinic in Cadiz, because “the PP has not deceived anyone, it has enshrined the privatisation of the public health system because it is its management model”, although he recalls that the PSOE was the party that first signed the contract with this firm.
– Yesa considers that “it will mean a loss of users’ rights because the Regional Ministry of Health does not have a sufficient number of inspectors (it only has three in the province and would need 250) or other means to control the provision of services in Pascual’s hospitals, so this will depend on the will of this company”.
– For this reason, the consumer organisation recommends to users that every time they are treated in one of its centres, “they should demand a report detailing, among other aspects, all the care they have received, as well as duly identifying the doctors who have treated them, indicating their full name, professional category and speciality”.
– Facua also reminds that, in the event of any incident at the time of being treated, at any facility, you should file a complaint. If they do not have a complaint book available, as required by law, immediately call the local police and request assistance.
– Finally, Facua reminds that “despite the Junta’s decision to privatise health care in Cadiz, users have the right to free choice of specialist doctor and hospital”, so that the health centre should inform them of the options available to them without forcing them to go to a private centre in Pascual. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1060370/la-junta-no-podra-garantizar-la-calidad-del-servicio-de-los-hospitales-de-pascual/


Torre del Mar offers night-time hiking trails throughout July and August- “Sende Viernes”: There are no more places for the first outing, on July 1, but the programme runs throughout July and August. Those interested in participating in any outing can register for free using the forms that Playas de Torre del Mar will be posting on their Facebook page . For more information, email actividadesplayasdetorredelmar@gmail.com
Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/06/29/torre-del-mar-offers-night-time-hiking-trails-throughout-july-and-august/ 


A tractor-trailer march through Granada in protest at the price of diesel and electricity: {Translation, summary}
– A caravan of tractors, some 400 according to the organisers, began a march through the streets of Granada on Wednesday to protest against the “abusive” prices of fuel and electricity under the slogan “The price of diesel, the ruin of the countryside”.
– The protesters denounce the “exorbitant” rise in agricultural diesel, which is currently at an average of 1.63 euros per litre with peaks of 1.78 at some pumps, as well as the escalation of the electricity bill which has not been contained despite the latest measures taken by the Government. Photo: EuropaPress. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1060190/una-tractorada-recorre-granada-en-protesta-por-los-precios-del-gasoil-y-luz/ 


Medina Azahara adds a dramatised itinerary to night visits: {Translation}
– The Medina Azahara Archaeological Ensemble, in Cordoba, has added “a new attraction to the usual night visits” to the ancient Caliphate citadel of the tenth century, through the possibility of “enjoying a dramatised itinerary for summer nights on Fridays and Saturdays, between 2 July and 10 September, with two daily shows, between 20.45 and 22.00 hours and from 22.15 to 23.30 hours.
– On this occasion, as reported by the Junta de Andalucía in a note, the dramatised activity will take visitors to the ancient palatine city “on a journey through time around the year 967, during the reign of al-Hakam II, where a chief of the guard, Abu Amir, will accompany and escort us throughout the dramatised visit”.
– The aim of this activity is to “bring to life some of the most emblematic areas of Medina Azahara, where we will be able to meet different characters who will tell us about and show us these places”. In fact, during the tour “visitors will be welcomed by the army general Qasim Ibn Tumlus, in the Upper Basilical Hall, where he will explain the importance of this place as the nerve centre of the administration and military organisation of the Caliphate”.
– The visit will continue afterwards and “a stop will be made at the House of Ja’far, where we will meet the vizier and trusted man of the caliph, who will let us know what his tasks, functions and concerns were”.
– Furthermore, during this unique journey through the Alcazar of the Caliphate city, “as well as enjoying the explanations of our guide Abu Amir, we will have the opportunity to understand the magnitude and importance of Medina Azahara, thanks to our meeting with one of the palace servants, who will tell us about a complex network of essential maintenance tasks, which, in addition to the political and administrative tasks, were carried out in the court of the Caliph”.
– These dramatised night-time visits to Medina Azahara will take place twice a night every Friday and Saturday in July, August and September, in the latter case until the 10th, with an estimated duration of one hour and 15 minutes each and with a limited capacity of 30 people per visit. Participation in this activity is free and open to anyone interested, subject to prior registration, through the ARES Booking System. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1060293/medina-azahara-anade-un-itinerario-teatralizado-a-las-visitas-de-noche/


Tennis News- Wimbledon 2022 Daily Results: Click link.


2-time Wimbledon champ Murray loses to Isner in 2nd round:
Unable to overcome big John Isner’s big serves, the way he always has in the past, the revered Murray lost in the second round to the 20th-seeded American 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Wednesday night at the All England Club, capping a disappointing afternoon and evening in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament’s main stadium for the locals. Photo: AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-daniil-medvedev-rafael-nadal-novak-djokovic-sports-0d7377edfe5584a4ca4c2bc5a46d37ee 


Serena Williams loses at Wimbledon in 1st match in a year: Returning to the site of her last singles match, which she had to stop after less than a set because of an injury on June 29, 2021, and seven of her major championships, the 40-year-old Williams came within two points of victory. But she could not finish the job against an opponent making her Wimbledon debut and bowed out with a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) loss to 115th-ranked Harmony Tan of France. Photo: AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/wimbledon-sports-europe-serena-williams-iga-swiatek-e7a6757372b72bb74c33a9f9d26e2401 


The Euribor is close to 1% in June, its highest level in a decade:
– As a result of this increase, the installments of variable mortgages that have to be reviewed with this data will become more expensive again. In the case of an average mortgage of 150,000 euros, for 25 years and interest at Euribor plus 1%, the loan installment will increase by more than 1,400 euros per year.
– The estimates are not at all flattering. The 12-month Euribor will end 2022 this year at 1.90% and will shoot up to 2.20% in 2023, according to the latest Bankinter estimates contained in its strategy report for the third quarter.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-euribor-is-close-to-1-in-june-its-highest-level-in-a-decade/


Regulated natural gas rates rise 10.4% on average as of Friday:
– Natural gas rates (TUR) will rise by an average of 10.4% from July 1, according to the quarterly review carried out by the Ministry for Ecological Transition. This data contrasts with the figures which refer to increases in annual bills of between 6.41% and 8.44%.
-Thus, TUR 1, for annual consumption of less than 5,000 kWh (households that only use natural gas for cooking or heating water), will increase by 9.7%; TUR 2, for annual consumption between 5,000 kWh and 15,000 kWh (in addition to using natural gas for cooking or heating water, they also have heating), 10.4%; and TUR 3, with annual consumption between 15,000 kWh and 50,000 kWh (households with large consumption and businesses), another 11%, according to the prices published today in the BOE.
In the previous review on April 1, rates also went up another 10% on average. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/regulated-natural-gas-rates-rise-10-4-on-average-as-of-friday/ 

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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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