DigameXtra No. 2304 Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

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Food Trucks Experience- Torrox Costa: From July 7 thru 10 at Avenida del Faro in Torrox Costa we are waiting for you. Nine food-trucks, eight concerts and a children’s area for you to have a great time!
Opening every day at 19.00. Bands schedule:
– Thurs 7th, Alex & Estrella 9pm, Rockcity 10:30pm
– Friday 8th, Alberto Fer 9pm, Baron Dandy 10:30pm
– Sat, 9th, Augusto Violin 9pm, Los Ejecutivos 10:30pm
– Sunday Nito Inza acoustic Flamenco 9pm, Supernova 10:30pm


Concert: Saturday 9th of July from 8 pm in Comares. The Magic Trio in concert (Dana Andrews voice, Gianni Piras ac. guitar, Aki Riihimäki el. guitar). It’s not just a concert it will be an unforgettable experience- Magic exists!
Bar El Molino de los Abuelos. Book your table 952 509 444 


Mijas “Night of Blues” FREE Concert: Sat, July 9.
Featuring 3 acts: Reverend Shawn Amos (NYC), Malaga band the Gangberries, and the Néstor Pardo Trio.
The event will be held at the Miguel González Berral Open-Air Auditorium in Mijas Pueblo with a capacity of 1,240 people and it will not be necessary to book tickets in advance as entry will be free until capacity is reached. Info 952 589 034 VIDEO LINK

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For Sale: Portable aircon unit. Ecoair ECO8P. As new, very little usage, portable aircon unit. Genuine reason for sale. 85 euros.
Geoff, Torrox. Watsap 666322732
Email: gailandgeoff at yahoo dot co dot uk 


For Rent: Long term. I´m offering a “local” commercial premises in the centre of Nerja, five minutes´walk from the balcony of Europe. Its surface is 58 square metres distributed in two rooms. It´s ideal for an office, a shop, a workshop or even as storage space
If you have ever dreamed of starting your new venture or just want to have a look at it contact me on 662556332. Reasonable monthly rent 500 Euros. José Manuel / Sayalonga ONO 


Wanted: Long Term Rental, Torrox El Campo. Responsible, mature and quiet Scandinavian woman looking for independent “smaller” Country House near the village of Torrox with mountain/sea views and nice outdoor space. Non smoker, no pets. 1-2 bedrooms depending on size/ price. Can be semi / non furnished. Can provide recommendations and proof of income. Can be from now or later this year. Can wait for the right place. Approx 500 / 600 € + utility. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks. Kirsten / Torrox.
Please contact: khm4mail@gmail.com


News & Articles

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Family doctors warn of Covid entering “the eighth wave” after “an almost phantom seventh”: {Translation} 4 Jul. 
– The spokesman for the Spanish Society of General and Family Doctors, Lorenzo Armenteros, warned on Monday that we are entering “the eighth wave” of Covid-19 after “an almost phantom seventh wave”. “Although we do not have data on most of the positives, by coronavirus, because we only know the incidence in people over sixty, the cases we see in consultations, the new cases in young people and the cases that could be added from self-tests carried out by patients, we would be in an eighth wave,” Armenteros argued.
– An eighth wave because, he added, “we have gone through an almost phantom seventh wave, which disappeared because there was insufficient data, so epidemiologically we would be in an eighth wave”. “This peak that is occurring in the last two weeks could indicate that there is a new wave in the making and it is already beginning to rise,” the family doctors’ spokesman added.
– The doctor from Lugo has warned that “delegating safety to citizens is complicated because they are very tired, there is a pandemic fatigue and people want to enjoy the summer, the crowds, but this leads to a large number of infections,” he warns.
– One aspect he stresses is that the “characteristics of the variants are different; B A-5 is very infectious and the symptoms are greater”. “The symptoms are more severe and require a visit to primary care clinics and a longer hospital stay. The variants are not the same and should not be treated in the same way,” he said.
Lorenzo Armenteros stressed the need to continue “using masks indoors, on public transport and in crowds”. Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/salud-investigacion/noticia-medicos-familia-alertan-entrada-octava-ola-covid-pasar-septima-casi-fantasma-20220704120245.html


More than 1,190 cases of monkeypox have already been reported in Spain: {Translation} MADRID, 4 Jul. (EUROPA PRESS)
– In Spain, as of 30 June, 1,196 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported, of which 1,185 are male, 11 are female and aged between 3 and 67 years.
– The reported cases come from Madrid 770, Catalonia 151, Andalusia 118, Canary Islands 46, Basque Country 22, Balearic Islands 22, Community of Valencia 18, Aragon 14, Galicia 7, Asturias 7, Castilla y la Mancha 7, Navarra 5, Castilla y León 3, Cantabria 3, Extremadura 2 and Murcia 1.
– Health has warned that there is a systematic delay in the notification of cases so the data corresponding to the last days may not be fully current.
– Clinical manifestations have been described in 468 cases. The majority presented with anogenital rash (69.2%) and other sites (56.8%), fever (59.6%), asthenia (43.2%) and localised lymphadenopathy (42.5%). In addition, 30 patients out of 468 (6.4%) presented complications during the clinical process, the most frequent being secondary bacterial infections and mouth ulcers. None of the cases died and, of the 353 cases for which information on the most likely transmission mechanism was available, 86.7 per cent were through close contact in the context of high-risk sexual relations and 7.4 per cent through non-sexual close contact. Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/salud-investigacion/noticia-espana-ya-registrado-mas-1190-casos-viruela-mono-20220704162432.html 


Police seize underwater drones capable of crossing the Strait of Gibraltar with 200 kilos of drugs: Eight people have been arrested in Malaga, Cadiz and Ceuta, suspected of being members of a trafficking gang which built the remotely-operated semi-submersible craft from scratch. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/underwater-narco-drones-20220704191407-nt.html 


The ITV mobile unit for mopeds returns to Nerja: {Translation}
– The mobile MOT unit for mopeds will be in Nerja on the 6th, 7th, 20th and 21st of July, at the esplanade of the street market, at the end of Calle Cisne. Those interested in having their mopeds serviced that they should make an appointment, which can be requested via the website http://www.itvcita.com or by telephone on 959 999 999. He also explained that payment must be made by bank card or letter of payment and that they must be in possession of a valid driving licence, technical inspection card and proof of insurance. Mopeds are obliged to undergo their first MOT three years after the date of initial registration, and subsequent MOTs every two years. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/regresa-la-unidad-movil-de-itv-para-ciclomotores-en-nerja/


Mayor of Malaga calls for a return to wearing Covid face masks inside buildings: Concerned at the recent increase in infections in the city, De la Torre says that if nothing is done to slow down the spread of the virus “we are going to have a summer with a lot of health problems that will affect the wellbeing and lives of many people”. Photo: ñito salas. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/mayor-malaga-indoor-masks-20220704122138-nt.html 


Blue zone parking comes into force on Almuñécar and La Herradura seafronts: Payment can be made via parking meters, the “parkinglibre” app or by bank card. The paid parking will operate from 11am until 3pm and then from 7pm to 10pm, with a maximum of 3 hours per vehicle per day. Parking fees range from 20 cents (15 minutes) to 1.20 or 1.65 euros. Fines of seven euros will be issued to vehicles without a ticket and a 3.50 euro fine will be given to people who exceed the trime limit. There are also annual passes for residents and workers. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/blue-zone-parking-almunecar-20220704145223-nt.html


Portugal Now Permits Restriction-Free Entry to All Travellers: Travellers from all countries, regardless of whether they are nationals of an EU or non-EU country, are no longer required to follow COVID entry rules when entering Portugal as the latter has dropped all of its restrictions. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugal-now-permits-restriction-free-entry-to-all-travellers/


Travellers Warned to Be Careful When Visiting France Due to Increasing COVID-19 Cases: The French authorities have recommended that everyone goes back to wearing face masks as the COVID-19 infection cases have been increasing within the country. The number of persons being hospitalised in France due to the COVID-19 infection has been increasing greatly in the last couple of weeks. According to the French authorities, almost one thousand patients infected with Coronavirus get admitted each day. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/travellers-warned-to-be-careful-when-visiting-france-due-to-increasing-covid-19-cases/


Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken north: Italy on Monday declared a state of emergency for areas surrounding the river Po, which accounts for roughly a third of the country’s agricultural production and is suffering its worst drought for 70 years. The government decree will allow authorities to cut through red tape and take action immediately if they think it necessary, such as to impose water rationing for homes and businesses. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/italy-declares-state-emergency-drought-stricken-north-2022-07-04/


Gas prices soar to 160 euros/MWh, twice as high as a month ago: {Translation} 04/07/2022 19:35h
– The price of natural gas on the Dutch TTF market, the benchmark for Europe, stands this Monday at around 160 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), which means returning to levels close to the highs recorded on 7 March (two weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine), when it reached 200 euros/MWh, and double the figures of early June, which stood at around 80 euros/MWh.
– Natural gas prices started the day at 151 euros and rose throughout the day to reach 164 euros/MWh at around 17:00, although at around 18:00 they eased slightly to 162.3 euros.
– This price increase has intensified since 13 June, when gas prices closed on the TTF at 84.76 euros/MWh, only to jump to 123.95 euros/MWh just three days later.
– The rise in the price comes at a time when the EU has agreed to impose a minimum gas reserve of 80% (Spain currently has a storage capacity of 72%) of the storage capacity of each country in the bloc for next autumn in order to guarantee energy security.
– Minister Teresa Ribera stressed that Spain must be “prepared” for a hypothetical total cut-off of Russian gas supplies, a threat that has already materialised with cuts in Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, the Netherlands and Denmark due to the refusal of their electricity operators to pay for gas contracts in roubles, as demanded by Russia. This decision was based on the need to avoid violating EU sanctions.
– Other factors that have influenced the rise in gas prices are the stoppage of the main gas liquefaction plant in the United States and the 40% cut in the supply that Gazprom, the main Russian gas company, sends through the Nord Stream pipeline.
– On 15 June, the so-called ‘Iberian mechanism’ came into force in Spain and Portugal, a measure that limits the price of gas for electricity production with the aim of lowering consumers’ bills.
– Since then, the Iberian Gas Market (Mibgas) publishes daily the price of natural gas to be applied to the electricity market. Thus, on the first day of application of the measure, the price of gas stood at 80 euros/MWh. However, since then it has been climbing and the price for this Tuesday will be 132.54 euros/MWh, i.e. 65.67% more than 21 days ago. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/cotizacion-gas-desboca-160-euros-mwh-doble-mes_1_9143583.html


Easyjet announces more strike dates in July at its three bases in Spain: Easyjet’s TCP cabin crews will strike again on July 15, 16, 17, 29, 30, and 31, at their three Spanish bases in Malaga, Barcelona, and Palma de Mallorca airports. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/04/easyjet-announces-more-strike-dates-in-july-at-its-three-bases-in-spain/


The new drugs for treating obesity: Hormone-mimicking treatments that induce a sense of feeling full have helped obese patients achieve significant weight loss, but are not meant for crash dieters. Diabetes drugs such as liraglutide and semaglutide administered at higher doses have proven to be effective for weight loss. A clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2021 showed that semaglutide resulted in an average weight loss of 15% in a group of nearly 2,000 patients, and a third of the study group lost more than 20% of their weight. The drug has been such a success in the United States that its manufacturer, Novo Nordisk, quickly ran out of supply shortly after its use for obesity was approved. The Spanish national health system will cover the cost of liraglutide and semaglutide when used to treat diabetes, but not for obesity. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-07-03/the-new-drugs-for-treating-obesity.html


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Human Factor Ensures The Internet & Cloud Will NEVER Be Secure – HackerOne Employee Caught Stealing Vulnerability Reports: Security company HackerOne on Friday disclosed that a former employee at the firm improperly accessed security reports submitted to the company for personal gain. Calling the incident as a “clear violation” of its values, culture, policies, and employment contracts, HackerOne said it was alerted to the breach on June 22 by an unnamed customer, which asked it to “investigate a suspicious vulnerability disclosure”. Subsequently, analysis of internal log data used to monitor employee access to customer disclosures traced the exposure to a rogue insider. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/hackerone-employee-caught-stealing.html


Pope Francis denies he is planning to resign soon: Pope Francis has dismissed reports that he plans to resign in the near future, saying he is on track to visit Canada this month and hopes to be able to go to Moscow and Kyiv as soon as possible after that. In an exclusive interview in his Vatican residence, Francis also denied rumours that he had cancer, joking that his doctors “didn’t tell me anything about it”, and for the first time gave details of the knee condition that has prevented him carrying out some duties. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/exclusive-pope-francis-denies-he-is-planning-resign-soon-2022-07-04/


Another Spectacular Cancel Culture Fail – Crosby, Stills & Nash crawl back to Spotify after ineffective 5-month protest of Joe Rogan Podcast: After making a big public spectacle pulling their music from Spotify in protest over Joe Rogan, the folk rock group Crosby, Stills & Nash has now quietly returned to the streaming service a mere five months later – with Rogan’s massively popular podcast still going as strong as ever. CSN’s  music is now again available via Spotify as of  this past Saturday (July 2). CSN will donate proceeds from streams to COVID-19 charities for at least a month, a source tells Billboard. Photo: Larry Busacca for Getty. Reference: https://www.billboard.com/business/streaming/crosby-stills-nash-spotify-return-1235110284/



Cats Need Home: We are Dulce & Leche and we are looking for a new home. Our catmom, that we both adopted at different times, has been taking care of us for 1,5 years but because of her work and moving she has to find a new place for us. We are not brother and sister but we love each other very much.
So, I’m Leche, I’m male and around 1,8 y old. I’m in good health and I love a good cuddle.
Hi, I’m Dulce,I’m female an around 2,8 y old, I’m super sweet and soft, hence my name. I’m not as active as Leche. Although I do like to play a little bit in the morning and evening. Mostly, you’ll find me sleeping, as that’s what I love to do. Are you the new home/family we can move into? Please let our catmom know because she unexpectedly has to move next week already. If you want to know more about us just ask Inez, Nerja.
You can contact her through +34641028115 or neshaderijcker@yahoo.com 

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Weekly Markets
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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
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