DigameXtra No. 2303 Monday, July 4th, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices.
– 22nd – Day trip to Cadiz with Guide €35pp. Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, with archaeological remains dating to the 12th century BC, was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
– 22nd – Evening concert in Fuengirola – a Queen Tribute. Price 33€pp includes entry to the show, coach fare and drivers gratuity. Show starts at 2100 hours
– 29th – Trip to the Biopark in Fuengirola €32.50pp includes €18pp entry to the park
– 15th – Evening trip for the Fireworks in Almunecar €12pp
– 25th – (Thursday) Trip to the Lobo Park in Antequera with guided tour and a late lunch at the lakes at El Chorro. Price €25pp but does not include lunch.
– 19- 23rd – 5 day trip to Mojacar, staying in a 4* hotel on a half board basis. Price includes hotel accommodation, coach fare, tips and 2 trips, one to the historic city of Cartagena and second – a visit to the Crystal Caves at Pulpi.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page


Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche
July 4th, 2022: Happy Birthday America! Bio Beach Restaurant honors you on your 246th birthday which marks your independence from England. If interested, here is a touch of history. Did you know the following four interesting details about it?
1) George Washington issued double rations of rum to all his soldiers to mark the anniversary of independence in 1778?
2) In 1781, several months before the key American victory at the Battle of Yorktown, Massachusetts became the first state to make July 4th an official state holiday.
3) July 4th or Independence Day has been celebrated as a federal holiday since 1941.
4) On July 4th, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
– Why not come and browse our Book Nook collection, you may find just the type of book for your summer reading? In addition to the Book Nook, the Bio Beach Club Restaurant offers R&R opportunities with magazines, and friendly staff in incredibly comfy and spacious surroundings facing the Mediterranean Sea. And let’s not forget their special musical events, refreshing beverages, and organic, delicious, and attractive dishes! The Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to seeing you! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 


Flamenco elite come together for Alhaurín el Grande’s Noche Flamenca: The coveted Noche Flamenca festival will return to Alhaurín el Grande on Saturday 30 July, although this year, the emblematic gathering will be held in the Alcalde Antonio Solano fairground to allow for greater capacity. This month’s festival will celebrate its 39th edition with some the most outstanding performers, including María Terremoto and Esperanza Fernández.
Tickets for the festival, which begins at 10pm, cost 12 euros and are available from the municipal library in Alhaurín el Grande and through https://www.giglon.com/todos?idEvent=xxxix-noche-flamenca-villa-de-alhaurin-el-grande 


UB40 featuring Ali Campbell: Sat, Aug 6th.
Performing all their greatest hits (incl. Red Red Wine & Kingston Town) live at the Marbella Arena. Tickets from €30 at http://www.rocklounge.com
or by calling +34 626 303 434 (also via WhatsApp). FB 


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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
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– Installations and Refurbs
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos, all the furniture was spray painted.
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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria: Personal tailor-made real estate.
Are you looking to purchase a new property?
We are hosting an ‘Open house’ at this beautiful independent villa which we are currently advertising for sale.
Date: Wednesday 13th July 2022
Time: 1800 hrs to 2100 hrs
Location: Calle Almadrabas 9, Urb El Cañuelo, Chilches, 29790
Price: €500,000
Property link – https://www.blucee.com/property/detached-villa-chilches-costa/
Viewing this property prior to this event is also possible, please contact us info@blucee.com
At BluCee we go above and beyond for you during the sales process, don’t just take our word for it – see our reviews on Google and Facebook
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
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For Sale: Dream Reach 7” professional Dog Grooming scissors, high quality Japanese 440 C steel. New, only used for 10 minutes. €12. I am in Velez-Malaga but come to Nerja often. 693373530 or whatsapp. Patricia. 


For Sale, 3 items:
– Large Warwick Rock Bag guitar case. Suit jumbo guitar. Black with black velvet super padded interior for great protection. 3 outer storage pockets carrying handle and back straps. 20€
– Folding Pushchair / Stroller. Only used a couple of times. Sloping back, detachable hood (never used) safety straps, brakes, double wheels, black. 35€
– Large travel cot, end zipped opening for older children. (124cms length x 65cms) Has wheels at one end with brakes. Also included: mattress, baby duvet, 2 baby pillows, matching covers and fitted sheet. Folds down for easy storage to 74x22x22cms. Excellent condition only used for occasionally for visiting grandchild. 65€. Pat, Nerja 
Contact: patlockeyATyahoo.co.uk or call +447973174249


For Sale: Computer. New, Powerful MiniPC, Minis Forum GK-41
Customized & Upgraded by DoctorLaptop
-Windows 11 Pro, with Chrome, Adobe Reader & VLC Player
-360Gb data storage. 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 even on the hottest days. 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.
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com
Naythan / Torrox Costa 


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News & Articles

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The price of electricity in Spain and Portugal on Monday, July 4, skyrockets by 22.72 per cent: The average price of electricity for regulated rate customers linked to the wholesale market in Spain and Portugal will rise by a massive 22.72 per cent this Monday, July 4, compared to this Sunday, July 3. Specifically, it will stand at €254.97/MWh. Monday’s maximum price will be registered between 7am and 9am, while the minimum for the day will be between 6pm and 7pm. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/03/price-of-electricity-in-spain-and-portugal-skyrockets-on-monday-july-4/


Only 58% of Andalusians who have requested euthanasia have been able to receive it: {Translation, summary}
– A total of 19 Andalusians have asked the Health System for assistance in dying, of which only 11 have received it, almost 58 percent of the total, a year after the Organic Law for the Regulation of Euthanasia came into force and decriminalised assisted death in some circumstances.
– According to data provided to EFE by the Regional Ministry of Health, there are six requests that have been rejected and another two are pending resolution
– According to the president of the DMD, in primary care, which is the first place patients go to, professionals are “poorly trained and informed and most do not know what to do with the requests”. The DMD points out that these problems ultimately result in many applications “remaining in a drawer” and not reaching the Commission itself, so that the “already lengthy process” established by the law “sometimes fester” and applications are not processed. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1061006/el-58-de-los-andaluces-que-han-solicitado-la-eutanasia-la-ha-podido-recibir/


Avocado trees chopped down as Axarquía growers face ‘catastrophe’: The regional government has already reduced the irrigation water quota by half and there are fears of further cuts as the area’s drought situation worsens. The complicated situation being experienced by the subtropical sector due to the persistent drought in the Axarquía is already forcing dozens of growers to cut down trees. They fear that the next harvest, which will begin in November, could produce only 50 per cent of the current crop if there are further cuts and no rain. Photo: E. Cabezas. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/avocado-trees-chopped-20220701113620-ntvo.html 


Guided Tours through the historic centre of Torrox during the summer: {Translation, summary}
– This summer, enjoy a touristic route through Torrox with its guided tours through the old town. The activity will take place every Thursday with the help of the tourism technician Salva Márquez.
– The route, which is scheduled to last approximately three hours, will start at 9 am from the Plaza de la Constitución and will be done in small groups of 20 people who will be able to listen to the explanations in both Spanish and English and there will also be the opportunity to do so in German.
– Anyone interested in taking part should register in advance at the tourist office. For more information call 952 53 022 25 or send an email to turismo@torrox.es Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/disfruta-de-nuevo-de-las-visitas-guiadas-por-el-casco-historico-de-torrox-durante-el-verano/ 


Nerja celebrates the Virgen del Carmen with new route and gathering in Burriana: {Translation}
– The festivity will begin on the 15th of July at 20.00 hours in the Church of El Salvador, with a floral offering, the kissing and the imposition of medals to the brothers.
– On the 16th the Holy Mass in homage to the Virgen del Carmen will take place at six o’clock in the evening. Once finished, the procession will begin with the following itinerary: Carmen Street, Cavana Square, Diputación Street, and Castilla Pérez Avenue until La Torrecilla beach where the Virgin will be embarked to walk along the coastline from El Playazo to Burriana. The patron saint of sailors will finish the route at Calahonda beach, and will be taken to the Balcón de Europa where there will be a fireworks display.
– Also new this year, the traditional moraga (gathering) will be held on Saturday the 23rd on the beach of Burriana, where attendees can enjoy sardines and a concert tribute to the Virgen del Carmen by the singer Manuel Orta. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/nerja/nerja-celebra-virgen-carmen-nuevo-recorrido-moraga-burriana/20220702103702049453.html 


Forty Infoca firefighters and helicopter control latest blaze in Mijas:
The fire in the Costa del Sol town was reported shortly before 8pm this Sunday evening, 3 July. Initially, 40 forest firefighters, an operations technician, an environmental agent and a Super Puma helicopter (KA-70) were deployed to the scene of the incident, near kilometre 201 of the the AP-7 motorway.
Ground crew continue their work to fully extinguish the blaze. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/mijas-blaze-forty-infoca-firefighters-20220703204217-nt.html


Tennis News- Wimbledon 2022 Daily Results: Click link.

Tennis News- Sinner stays strong to down Alcaraz in fourth round thriller: Italian Jannik Sinner enjoyed a night to remember on his Centre Court debut as he toppled fifth seed Carlos Alcaraz with a barnstorming 6-1 6-4 6-7(8) 6-3 win in a battle of the young-guns to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time. Full article & Photo: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/sinner-stays-strong-down-alcaraz-fourth-round-thriller-2022-07-03/ 


Tennis News- France’s Alizé Cornet knocks out world number one Iga Swiatek: Iga Swiatek was dumped out of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday by French veteran Alizé Cornet, ending the world number one’s 37-match winning streak. Cornet, ranked 37, took advantage of an error-strewn performance from her Polish opponent to win 6-4, 6-2 on Court No.1 in their third-round tie. Photo: Glyn Kirk. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220702-wimbledon-france-s-aliz%C3%A9-cornet-knocks-out-world-number-one-iga-swiatek


F1 News- Carlos Sainz Jr. wins British Grand Prix from the pole for first career victory in F1: The race was stopped on the opening lap because of a frightening multicar crash that sent Guanyu Zhou’s car upside-down into a fence. He was treated at the medical center and Williams driver Alexander Albon was flown to a hospital for an evaluation after hitting a wall in the same incident. Max Verstappen, the defending F1 champion and current standings leader, dropped out of the lead with damage to his Red Bull after running over debris. He struggled for grip and finished seventh. Full article: https://sports.yahoo.com/carlos-sainz-jr-wins-british-180012403.html 


Water Polo- Spain is world champion, Italy knocked out on penalties: The Spanish men’s water polo team has been proclaimed this Sunday world champion for the third time in its history in the final of the 2022 Budapest World Cup, by beating Italy on penalties (9-9 (6-5)). Full article: https://sportsfinding.com/spain-dethrones-italy-on-penalties-and-wins-its-third-world-crown/155944/


Microsoft Warns About Evolving Capabilities of Toll Fraud Android Malware Apps: Toll fraud belongs to a category of billing fraud wherein malicious mobile applications come with hidden subscription fees, roping in unsuspecting users to premium content without their knowledge or consent.
“It also, by default, uses cellular connection for its activities and forces devices to connect to the mobile network even if a Wi-Fi connection is available,” Dimitrios Valsamaras and Sang Shin Jung of the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team said in an exhaustive analysis. (If using an Android device on wifi, and starting an app switched you to the mobile phone data connection, this may be the reason. -Ed.)
“Once the connection to a target network is confirmed, it stealthily initiates a fraudulent subscription and confirms it without the user’s consent, in some cases even intercepting the one-time password (OTP) to do so.”
Such apps are also known to suppress SMS notifications related to the subscription to prevent the victims from becoming aware of the fraudulent transaction and unsubscribing from the service. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/microsoft-warns-about-evolving.html


Pet Blood Scam- Spanish prosecutors and animal protection officials shut down a fake veterinarian’s lucrative animal blood business:
– An employee at the crematorium in Yuncos (Toledo, Spain) was getting suspicious about the man who was dropping off so many dead dogs every 15 days. He started asking questions and soon everyone saw what Luis Miguel V. F. had been hiding for almost 20 years. He was running an illegal animal blood bank supplied by animals he allegedly drained to death. Prosecutors and Civil Guard officials from its animal protection agency (Servicio de Protección de la Naturaleza – SEPRONA) say that these “cruel” deaths were happening on the suspect’s farm in Humanes de Madrid (Spain), where SEPRONA rescued 257 dogs and cats in mid-June.
– The animal blood market is small but lucrative. There are no public blood banks for dogs and cats like there are for humans, so a handful of private companies collect donated blood and sell it to veterinary clinics. This is the market the suspect exploited as he built a small empire with dozens of domestic and international clients. Civil Guard officials think that at least 500 animals died in the suspect’s Veterinary Transfusion Center, as his company was called. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2022-07-02/the-dog-vampires-500-carcasses.html 

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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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Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
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