DigameXtra No. 2305 Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

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Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos. Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you! If you have not noticed, Fakebook is slowly dying. Their traffic is down and their average user age continues to climb, as the younger crowd prefers other social media outlets like Snapchat and TikTok. Most FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously are not reaching many people. And it is the same few persons giving the likes week after week. DigameXtra sends out over 4440 email issues of fresh content everyday to subscribers, 1000+ people get it daily on various social media and the website gets another 800 to 2000 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?


The Blue Stompers Jump Review: Friday July 8th 23:30
Speakeasy Jazz Club, Las Rampas, Fuengirola
Res. 656487919 


Elvis Tribute by SUN: Sat, July 9th 22:30
Alameda Cafeteria, Pl. de la Alameda 11, Coin


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


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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.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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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.
Our retail website: www.vetiverspain.com
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
– Natural & yute cupboard ideal for bathroom or lamp table. Waxed New handles. Measurements 45 x 40 x 76.50cms Price 55€
– Hallway unit beautiful natural top 75.50 x 30X 75cms Price 95€
– Solid occasional table / lamp Natural & yute
Measurements 40 x 32 x 55cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
Info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
– Glass topped coffee table with shelf. 84 cms width, depth front to back 46 cms, height 52 cms. 45 euros.
– Small square coffee table with shelf. 60 cms square, 57 cms height. 20 euros
– Danish solid wood Sideboard with 3 cupboards and 3 drawers,
width 176 cms, depth front to back 50 cms, height 81 cms.
100 euros.
Can be seen in La Herradura, contact Christina / Nerja
whatsapp 687602057 


For Sale: Sofa bed, spotless, like new. 70€. Buyer collects. whatsapp +34 699757798 or mvaderlind@gmail.com ; Madeleine, Arenas


News & Articles

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Covid Spain- Those hospitalized with coronavirus rise more than 10% since Friday to its highest level in nearly five months: {Translation, summary} 05/07/2022 18:56
This Tuesday, the Ministry of Health has added 148 deaths; there are 11.586 persons admitted to hospital with coronavirus, resulting in the occupation of the 9,56% of the beds. With respect to the previous report, the number has gone up by 10%. In the ICU, there are 502 patients with COVID-19.
The incidence in patients older than 60 years old is also on the rise: this Tuesday is in the 1.135,30 cases per 100,000 population in the past 14 days, as compared to the 996,25 points of the previous report. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/hospitalizados-coronavirus-suben-10-viernes-mayor-cifra-mediados-febrero_1_9145864.html


These are the latest changes made to Spain’s ITV vehicle inspection tests, with effect from 1 July: A number of checks have been restored which had been modified or eliminated due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, in order to minimise the risk of contagion. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/itv-test-changes-20220705124113-nt.html


Spain tightens monkeypox protocol for the infected and exposed, as cases rise: Spain’s Ministry of Health has tightened the monkeypox virus protocol and issued further advice to those infected in a bid to stop the spread of the virus, as reported on Tuesday, July 5. English summary article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/05/spains-ministry-of-health-tightens-monkeypox-virus-protocol-as-cases-rise/
Spanish original article: https://www.ultimahora.es/noticias/nacional/2022/07/05/1754177/virus-del-mono-sanidad-endurece-protocolo.html


Torre del Mar, epicenter of musical culture starting today with the start of the Weekend Beach Festival: {Translation, summary}
– After two long years of waiting, the “weekers” are eager to enjoy this reunion in the middle of the holiday period. From tomorrow, Wednesday 6 July until Saturday 9 July, there will be a real marathon of music and good atmosphere, a parade of the best and latest in national and international music, this year headed by artists such as Nicky Jam, Residente, Bastille, Izal, Wade and The Hives, among many others.
– More than 90 artists distributed over 4 days and 4 stages will be present at this new edition of the Torreño festival, which has an artistic budget of more than 3 million euros and an important economic impact, a 40,000 m2 site with easy accessibility, 25,000 m2 of camping area next to the site and just a few metres from the beach, and parking for 3,000 vehicles. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/torre-del-mar-epicentro-de-la-cultura-musical-a-partir-de-manana-con-el-inicio-del-weekend-beach-festival/  & VIDEO LINK


2 key ministers quit Boris Johnson government: Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned within minutes of each other, costing Johnson the support of the men responsible for tackling two of the biggest issues facing Britain – the cost-of-living crisis and surging COVID-19 infections.
Both cited Johnson’s credibility after a day in which the prime minister was forced to backtrack on earlier statements about the scandal that has rattled his government for the past six days.
Johnson quickly named two loyalists to the positions: Steve Barclay got Javid’s old job, while Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi replaces Sunak as Treasury chief, Downing Street said. Full article: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/2-key-ministers-quit-boris-johnson-government


EU Citizens Are Struggling to Prove Lawful Residence in UK Due to Settlement Scheme Issues: 246,000 European citizens and their families living in the United Kingdom have been waiting for over one year to have their documents proving they are lawfully residing in the country. The EU settlement scheme, which is aimed at the smooth transition from the United Kingdom leaving the EU, which comes with several restrictions for both Brits and Europeans. Without such documents, EU citizens living in the British territory struggle to get jobs, rent homes, travel abroad and get public health services, as they are considered to be residing in the country illegally.
And that is another broken promise from Priti Patel, a BREXIT supporter who took pride in a “hugely successful scheme so European citizens and their families can continue to call the UK home.” Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-citizens-are-struggling-to-prove-lawful-residence-in-uk-due-to-settlement-scheme-issues/


Tennis News- Wimbledon 2022 Daily Results: Click link.


Djokovic stages extraordinary comeback against Sinner to reach Wimbledon semis: Just when Novak Djokovic’s troubling year looked like hitting another low he salvaged his bid for a fourth successive Wimbledon title by coming back from two sets down to beat Italian Jannik Sinner on Tuesday. The Serbian top seed had looked in all kinds of trouble against the inspired 20-year-old after being outplayed for two sets but stormed back to win 5-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-2. He also extended an unbeaten run at Wimbledon that goes back to 2017 and now stands at 26 matches. Photo: Toby Melville, Reuters. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/sport/20220705-djokovic-stages-extraordinary-comeback-against-sinner-to-reach-wimbledon-semis


Update Google Chrome now to protect yourself from an urgent security bug: Google posted a security update for its Chrome browser that fixes what’s known as a zero-day bug. The problem affects Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android. It’s called “zero-day” because once a hacker detects the vulnerability, the software vendor essentially has “zero time” to patch it before it’s exploited. Google did not post a detailed explanation of how the exploit works, but will do so when the majority of people have updated, making the danger of further attacks less severe.
– Although details are scarce, the exploit is being used by hackers in the wild, so we recommend updating Chrome immediately. The exploit may allow arbitrary code execution on your desktop, which has the potential to give hackers full access to your PC.
– This is the fourth Chrome zero-day bug fixed this year, with previous fixes arriving in February, March, and April, signaling an increase in hacking attempts. It would be best to enable automatic Chrome updates while on the *About Chrome* page to get these problems taken care of as soon as possible.
– To update to the latest version of Google Chrome on Windows or Mac, open the app and click the three vertical dots at the top-right to see more options. In the Help menu, choose About Chrome to see information about the browser. In most cases, Chrome will automatically start the update process so that only a relaunch is required to finish the installation. If an update button appears, click it, then relaunch the app to finish and secure the browser from attacks. Full article: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/urgent-chrome-update-for-windows-and-mac/


What is Substack?: {DigameXtra}
– You may have seen links to, or article quotes from Substack. Substack is a fairly new hosting service for blogs, similar to WordPress blogs. Substack has gained popularity with journalists banned from mainstream media (MSM), like whistle-blower Edward Snowden, as well as those who write articles on topics the MSM will not publish. Substack, while not without limits, does allow a vastly wider range of topics than permitted in the MSM.  Substack’s focus is to allow writers to get paid for their work, by hosting a system where blog subscribers may be charged for premium access and features like commenting, chat, etc. Basic, free viewing of Substack articles can be done via their Android/iPhone app.
– Substack does NOT verify blog content for accuracy, the authors are responsible for their content. So if you see a Substack blog/article referenced, the fact it comes from Substack does not lend it credibility. You are relying on the author, and the references provided in the article, to determine its trustworthiness.


Euro Tumbles to 20-Year Low, Putting Parity With Dollar in Sight:
The euro slid to the lowest level against the US dollar in two decades as investors grappled with the prospect of an energy crisis that risks tipping the region into a recession.
The common currency fell as much as 1.8% to $1.0235, its weakest level since December 2002, weighed down by the threat of gas shortages that could disrupt industrial activity across the region if Russia cuts off supplies. Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-05/euro-falls-to-lowest-since-2002-against-the-us-dollar 


The Large Hadron Collider returns in the hunt for new physics:
The race to discover new physics returns today as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is re-ignited, firing heavy ion particles into one another at 99.99% the speed of light to recreate a state of primordial matter not seen since just after the Big Bang.
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s longest and most powerful particle accelerator, firing beams of subatomic particles around a 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) loop beneath the ground near Geneva, on the French-Swiss border. See the worker in the center of the photo for a sense of scale. Photo: CERN. Full article: https://www.space.com/large-hadron-collider-begins-observations-third-run 

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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