DigameXtra No. 2309 Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

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Colmenar celebrates ‘Matagallar Rock 2022’: Colmenar is holding the “Matagallar Rock 2022” Music Festival on Saturday 16 July. It will take place in the municipal swimming pool from 23:30 hours. The line-up includes Jarrillo Lata, Sombra doble, Corazón oxidado and Magical Mistery Tour with “The Beatle Tribute”. 


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We are part of the ADH storage and Transportation company and as such have storage available in Competa and Peunte Don Manuel. Very reasonable rates.
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For Sale: 2 lots + 1 item
– Plastic storage boxes. Various sizes. 6 x large, 40 cm height x 77 cm length x 55 cm width. 1 x 38.5 height x 55.5 cm x 28 cm. 2 x 17 cm height x 31 cm x 19.5 cm. And 1 x 14 height x 28 cm x 19.5 cm. All with lids. Job lot selling for only 99 euro!
– Masks x 5, wooden, various designs, see photo. Largest approximately 46 cm x 25 cm. Smallest approximately 24 cm x 13 cm. Only 50 euro the lot.
– Concrete parasol stand. 50 cm diameter. Heavy. 20 euro.
Please contact Keith / Vélez, mobile / What’s app 693107206 or
email keithrocksue AT gmail dot com 


For Sale: Harley Davidson original full Helmet. One time used, one little scratch, with original and add on bag. Size M, Price New €550 now €125 OBO. Call Svend; 606423869, Torrox 


Wanted: 4 Single mattresses, in good condition please, 90 cms wide each. Angela, Torrox Costa. Email: angiejrogersATgmailD0Tcom


Recommendations & Requests


Airport Runs: Looking for a reliable taxi for airport runs from Malaga to Nerja. Any suggestions? Michele, Nerja.


Two Recommendations:
– Recommendation for Sherpa Restaurant, Torre del Mar. We have visited Sherpa Indian / Nepalese restaurant twice now, enjoyed the Menu del Dia once and chosen from the Carte the other time. There are Nepalese options which we have not encountered before and Indian favourites. All the food is delicious with distinct spicing in the different dishes, the naan bread is exceptional, leave some space for a Kulfi for desert. The friendly owner speaks good English and will make recommendations.
Frente club náutico, Paseo Marítimo Levante, 21, 29740 Torre del Mar. +34 951 00 32 67 Photo: Tripadvisor
– Recommendation for Dcristal Alusistem, Velez Malaga.
First, a thank you to Digamextra, we have searched for someone who could re-net our oversized terrace mosquito screens, when I googled an old digamextra post from 2017 came up, and the company was still operating!
I phoned them, sent them a photo, no problems they said, they came, took the screens easily (others had given up at that point!) took them away, re-netted them and returned them in a couple of days. Their price was very reasonable and Jose is lovely, friendly and speaks some English. Thoroughly recommend them.
Carretera de Arenas 10, 29700 Velez Malaga,
Tel: 952 54 92 58 / 616 74 44 01
Website: http://dcristal.net/
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News & Articles

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The heat wave in Andalusia continues throughout the week with highs of 45 degrees Celsius: {Translation}
– The heat wave that began in Andalusia at the end of last week will continue for at least the next seven days, with maximum temperatures that could reach 45 degrees on Thursday, and there will also be a strong easterly wind in the Cadiz area.
– Temperatures will rise slightly throughout this week, with clear skies, until Friday, when they will begin to fall, although they could still reach 38 and 40 degrees.
– Specifically, the Territorial Delegate of Aemet in Andalusia, Juan de Dios del Pino, has told Europa Press that a strong anticyclone in the area of Portugal causes temperatures to rise in the community, both maximum and minimum.
– Specifically, the peak will arrive between Wednesday and Friday, when temperatures could reach 45 degrees during the day and 26 at night. This situation is also influenced by the fact that the days are very long, while the nights are very short, leaving no time “for temperatures to drop”. This situation will continue until Friday, when they will begin to fall, although “very little” because “we will not drop below 42 degrees”. The heat wave will last all week, he said.
– Finally, the situation of the Costa del Sol, with its microclimate, and some areas of the coast of Huelva, will maintain temperatures of around 30 degrees. As for the wind, strong easterly winds are expected this Monday afternoon in the area of the Strait of Gibraltar, with very strong gusts, and will continue throughout the week. Occasional very strong gusts of wind will also be experienced on the southern coast of Almería from Tuesday onwards. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/continua-ola-calor-andalucia-durante-semana-maximas-45-grados/



Jellyfish warning on the western beaches of the Costa del Sol:
On Sunday, the Aula del Mar marine observatory reported large concentrations of the invertebrates between Marbella and Manilva, and especially in Estepona, where the alert level was high. Additionally, few days ago, the Costa del Sol registered reports of swarms of Pelagia noctiluca in municipalities such as Mijas, as well as occasional specimens of Rhizostomas luteum in several coastal municipalities. Photo: SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/jellyfish-warning-costadelsol-20220711080705-nt.html 



The deadline to apply for the VI Municipal Housing Rehabilitation Programme in Nerja is now open: {Translation}
– The deadline for submitting applications for the VI Municipal Housing Rehabilitation Programme will remain open until 22 July.
– This programme is aimed at families in the municipality with limited financial resources to carry out renovations to their homes. “It will allow subsidies of 75% of the budget of the work, which may not exceed 12,000 euros. The Town Hall will subsidise up to 9,000 euros and the beneficiary will contribute 25%”, explained Nieves Atencia, who also emphasised that the Town Hall will subsidise the Urban Development Inspection Tax and the Construction, Installations and Works Tax (ICIO), which will be free of charge for the beneficiaries.
– Interested parties should submit the application together with the required documentation through the Town Hall’s Registry Office or at the Electronic Headquarters, where the call for applications can also be consulted. For more information, please contact the Town Planning Department or the Municipal Citizen’s Advice Bureau. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/nerja/abierto-plazo-optar-vi-programa-municipal-rehabilitacion-viviendas/20220709101615049461.html 



Two new outbreaks of Newcastle disease confirmed on Andalusian chicken farms: The Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Agriculture, Farming, Fishing and Sustainable Development has announced that two more outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been detected on chicken farms in Huércal-Overa, in Almeria province. Both farms are within a three-kilometre radius of the one where the first outbreak was found on 29 June. One has approximately 9,980 chickens and the other has 26,900. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/new-outbreaks-newcastle-disease-20220711124756-nt.html



Europe recommends a fourth Covid jab for the over-60s now, and proposes a fifth in the autumn: The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have recommended starting the administration of the second booster dose of a Covid vaccine to people over 60 years of age and vulnerable people of any age, as well as proposing a fifth jab in the autumn.
– The ECDC and EMA argue that those over 60 and the vulnerable “remain at the highest risk of severe illness.” “Mathematical models suggest the clear benefits of a second booster dose to protect people over 60 years of age,” the organisations added.
– However, they do not support administering the fourth dose to health workers or people who work in care facilities such as nursing homes, since the two bodies consider that it “offers only limited benefits due to little and rapidly decreasing protection against infection and the spread”. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/europe-recommends-fourth-covid-jab-20220711141605-nt.html



Spanish Health Alert- Several batches of Covid antigen tests are being withdrawn due to bacteria in the kit: In a statement, the agency said it had been informed by the importer, Aleu Medical S.L., that contamination by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa had been detected in several rapid antigen tests for Covid self-diagnosis, which were being sold under the name Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test (Colloidal Gold)/Saliva.
– The affected batch numbers are: 2022012001, 2022011301 and 2022011501. The product, with reference number A606201, is manufactured by Anbio (Xiamen) Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (China) and the authorised representative company is Lotus NL B.V. (Netherlands). The AEMPS has requested that all affected batches be removed from the market and has warned people not to use them. Item may appear different than in the photo. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/health-alert-several-20220711105730-nt.html



Elon Musk attempts to pull out of $44bn Twitter takeover deal: Elon Musk might face legal action from Twitter, as the billionaire announces his intention to terminate the deal he made to buy the company for $44bn (£36bn). In a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, the billionaire’s team allege that the social media company had breached the agreement with Musk by providing “false and misleading” statements regarding the number of spam and bot accounts on the platform. Full article: https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2022/07/elon-musk-attempts-to-pull-out-of-44bn-twitter-takeover-deal/



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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/
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