DigameXtra No. 2310 Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

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The Bandits at La Plaza: The Bandits will be playing live at Posada La Plaza, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 15th July from 8.30-11.30pm.
To reserve your table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127. 


This week at the Clarence Jazz Club: July 14 – 16
– Thursday 10:00 pm Jazz Jam Session
– Friday 10:00 pm Marcelo Sáenz Trío (Jazz)
– Saturday 10:00 pm Petiswing (Jazz Swing Vocal)
Information and tickets on our website www.clarencejazzclub.com or in the club.
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The Magic Trio in concert: On Thursday 14th of July starting at 8.30 pm in the Almijara square in Cómpeta you can attend the concert of the Magic Trio. The magic is made of different atmospheres that the trio offers, you can travel, comfortably seated with your drink or your dinner, all over the world- personal and unique interpretations of known and original songs. From Broadway to Paris, from Cuba to London- music is nourishment for the soul.  dana10marzo@gmail.com 


Concert: Arco will perform at the ‘Son del Rebalaje’ on Thursday, 21 July, 22:00 in Torre del Mar. A mix of Blues, Jazz and Folk. 


Jo’s Bar- Frigiliana: Soul Note, Motown tribute
Two shows- Sunday 24th July & Sunday 7th August both starting at 3pm. 17.50€ including buffet. Reserve your place.
Avenida Carlos Cano, 50 29788 Frigiliana +34 687 69 46 36 FB 


Álora Cante Grande Festival: Flamenco festival August 5, 2022
Vocalists: Arcangel, Paco Almadén, Miguel Vergara (El Pibri), María Terremoto
Guitarists: Miguel Ángel Cortés, Nono Jero, Antonio Gámez, Niño de Aljaima
Presenters: Paco Mateos, José Fernando Díaz
Dance: Cuadro flamenco Macarena López
Tix & Info: €18 adv, €20 door https://www.trianguloactivocaminitodelrey.com/eventos/festival-de-cante-flamenco-de-alora/ 


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

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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”.
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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.
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We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
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– TV Box. MAG 250 €20
– Printer. HP Deskjet 2050 (with cartridges) €15
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For Sale: Brass key barrel lock for door. 350mm x 600mm. 5 keys. €15
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News & Articles

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Coronavirus in Malaga- a hundred more hospital admissions and five deaths since Friday: {Translation} 12 July 2022 14:48
– The incidence of the coronavirus in Malaga continues to rise and since last Friday, when the latest data was made public, there have been 103 new hospital admissions of people with or due to COVID-19, bringing the total in the pandemic to 14,971. There are currently 181 hospitalized, nine more than four days ago.
– The number of people admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) has also risen, with nine at present, compared to three on Friday, bringing the pandemic total to 1,155. In addition, five new deaths have been reported, which means that since March 2020, 2,511 people have died with or from the disease.
– With regard to the vaccination process in Malaga, the Andalusian government has reported that 3,512,127 doses have already been administered, with 1,444,236 people having received at least one vaccine and 1,413,440 having received the full course. The number of third doses inoculated exceeds 800,000, with 802,959 in particular. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Coronavirus-Malaga-ingresados-fallecidos_0_1701131054.html


Covid Andalucia- Andalusia exceeds 800 hospitalized and increases the number of admitted to the ICU up to 32: {Translation} 12/07/2022 · 12:38
– On Tuesday 12 July, Andalusia recorded a total of 814 patients hospitalised for coronavirus, 86 more than on Friday and 106 more than a week ago. Likewise, the number of patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has also increased to 32, which means four more than on Friday and three less than a week ago.
– This was reported by the Junta de Andalucía in a graph on Twitter. Thus, the upward trend in hospitalised patients began on Tuesday 21 June, when 518 patients were registered and 27 in the ICU.
– Far behind are the peaks of hospitalised patients recorded in the third wave on 2 February 2021 (4,980), in the second on 10 November 2020 (3,478), in the first on 30 March 2020 (2,708), in the fourth wave on 20 April 2021 (1,593) and in the fifth on 10 August 2021 (1,486). The peak of the sixth wave in hospitalised patients was 2,330 people on 25 January.
– With regard to ICUs, Andalusia is also well below the peak of the third wave reached on 7 February 2021 (735), of the second on 18 November 2020 (528) and of the first on 30 March of the same year (439). Also of the fourth wave on 29 April 2021 (351) and the fifth wave on 10 August 2021 (261). The peak of the sixth wave of ICU patients was 253 people, also on 25 January. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1062920/andalucia-supera-los-800-hospitalizados-y-aumenta-la-cifra-de-ingresados-en-uci-hasta-32/


Monkeypox cases in Malaga soar in a week to more than a hundred: {Translation} 12 July 2022, 15:08
– In the last week the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in Malaga has soared to over a hundred. In seven days, infections have risen from 72 to 107, according to the latest update provided by the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health. Last Friday, 8 July, there were 99 cases.
– With this number, Malaga is by far the province with the highest number of infected people in Andalusia. Seville, which is in second place, has 32 cases of this pathology, which has recently appeared in Spain (almost doubling the number of cases in one week).
– The remaining confirmed infections in the region are distributed in Almeria (1), Cadiz (10), Cordoba (11), Granada (22), Huelva (7) and Jaen (3). In addition, Health has also specified that there are 75 under investigation and 111 ruled out cases of monkeypox that have been declared to the Network of the Epidemiological Surveillance System of Andalusia (SVEA). Furthermore, 47 previously confirmed cases are now inactive. Source, Spanish:


Spain announces temporary taxes on banks, energy companies; thinks free train tickets help the average worker?: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday announced temporary taxes on banks and energy companies and promised a series of unspecified measures to help people suffering from soaring inflation and utility costs as Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on. Sánchez said Spanish consumers need to save energy by working more from home and using less heating and air conditioning.
– Sánchez has announced that all Renfe multi-journey tickets will be free of charge from 1 September to 31 December this year. The government will offer a 100% discount on all multi-journey tickets for Cercanías, Rodalies and medium distance, after a 50% discount was already approved in the last decree on anti-crisis measures, which also included a 30% discount for season tickets for other urban and metropolitan transport, which the autonomous communities can top up to 50% or 60%. Full article:
Last paragraph, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/espana/medida-debate-estado-nacion-pedro-sanchez-gobierno_0_1701130688.html


Response to Sanchez Speech- Slammed For Free Trains Offer That Ignores Rural Residents: (Translation}
– The deputy of Teruel Existe in the Congress, Tomás Guitarte, has reproached this Tuesday to the president Pedro Sánchez that he has forgotten the ‘Inland Spain’ in his initial speech of the Debate on the State of the Nation and has reminded Sanchez that the inhabitants of most of the rural areas will not be able to benefit from the bonuses that he has announced for the use of trains, because most of these services have been suppressed in the interior, rural areas.
– At the press conference Guitarte gave, he pointed out that the inhabitants of depopulated areas are condemned to move around mainly by car and asked the President if the use of private cars will also be subsidised.
– In short, Guitarte criticised Sánchez for his “urban-centric” vision in his speech and for his “lack of real commitment” to “territorial cohesion”, despite the fact that he set it as one of the four pillars of his policies at the beginning of the legislature. Source, Spanish:


Spain’s running of the bulls- One person gored at San Fermín: One person was gored and several people had very close shaves in the sixth running of the bulls at Pamplona’s San Fermín Festival on Tuesday.
– In all, four people have been gored in the six runs held so far this year. The other three gorings all occurred on Monday.
– In the 8 a.m. runs, hundreds of runners, mostly men, dash frantically ahead and alongside six fighting bulls as they charge along an 875-meter (956-yard) route through the cobblestone streets of this northern city. The run finishes at Pamplona’s bullring, where later in the day the bulls are killed by professional bullfighters. Photo: AP Photo / Alvaro Barrientos. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/sports-spain-bc4fa1c7a1b4975271ce758867dfcf69


Aemet issues red weather warning for high temperatures in Andalucía on Wednesday: The Spanish weather agency Aemet has activated a red weather warning for high temperatures in Andalucía tomorrow, Wednesday, when thermometers are expected to shoot up to 44C in the Seville area between 1pm and 9pm. In his SUR blog Tormentas y Rayos, weather expert José Luis Escudero says this is due to a mass of very hot air from Africa, which is due to reach southern Spain on Wednesday. Full article: Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/red-weather-alert-20220712125259-nt.html


Application period for energy-saving improvement grants in Andalucía opens in September: Andalucía’s Minister for Development, Marifrán Carazo, has announced that the application period will open in September for grants for energy-saving improvements in homes and the construction of energy-efficient and affordable rental housing. The regional government plans to finance these from its allocation of the EU Next Generation funds.
– The scheme includes grants for individuals and communities of owners to finance projects such as replacing windows and blinds, thermal insulation, improvements to outside walls and roofs, the installation of solar panels and any other measure to reduce emissions and, of course, electricity bills. The College of Architects in Malaga is setting up an office to advise people about these grants, which will be for 40%, 65% or 80% of the cost per property, depending on the level of savings in non-renewable primary consumption they will achieve, which must be at least 30%. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/energy-saving-grants-20220711171228-nt.html


Former senior U.S. official John Bolton admits to planning attempted foreign coups: John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former White House national security adviser, said on Tuesday that he had helped plan attempted coups in foreign countries.
Bolton made the remarks to CNN after the day’s congressional hearing into the Jan 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/former-senior-us-official-john-bolton-admits-planning-attempted-foreign-coups-2022-07-12/


NASA’s Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet: Images have started to be released Tuesday. Here is the source, where they are being posted as they become available: https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages 



Euro reaches parity with dollar for the first time in 20 years:
– The euro and the dollar have reached parity for the first time in 20 years, signaling the market’s assumption that the European economy is heading for a deep recession as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Today, 1 EUR equals 1 USD.
– The shift means European companies and consumers will pay more for the goods and services they import, while European exports become immediately cheaper in international markets.
– The euro has experienced a dramatic loss of value since early February when it was worth over $1.13. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2022/07/12/euro-reaches-parity-with-dollar-for-the-first-time-in-20-years


The SEPE’s announcement explains how to collect the 463 euro unemployment subsidy for 21 months if you have worked less than a year: {Translation}
– This benefit from the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) is known as insufficient contributions and is intended for unemployed people who have not accumulated the year’s worth of contributions. To qualify for this subsidy for 21 months it is also necessary to meet other requirements that we will see below. The SEPE warns in its profile about this option if you are not entitled to a contributory benefit.
– “If you have worked for less than a year, you can get unemployment benefit for insufficient contributions, but you must have at least 180 days of contributions if you have no family responsibilities and 90 days if you have family responsibilities,” it explains.
– This benefit is paid depending on the number of months of contributions and the family responsibilities of the applicant. The exact amount is 80% of the IPREM for 2022, which means a total of 463.21 euros. If the job loss corresponds to a partial job, the amount to be received will be in relation to the hours worked in the last contract.
– To apply for the benefit, the application must be submitted within 15 working days of the start of the legal unemployment situation.
The application can be submitted electronically on the SEPE portal or in person at the office by appointment, at any public registry office or by administrative mail. If the application is submitted after the deadline, the administration warns that the days between the date on which the benefit would have started (if the application had been submitted on time) and the date on which the application was submitted will be subtracted.
– The documentation required, in addition to the official application form, is ID card or passport, family record book, company certificate accrediting the legal employment situation (if it has not been sent by the company to the State Public Employment Service) and proof of income, if requested by the State Public Employment Service.
***Requirements for claiming the 365 euro benefit***
-To be legally unemployed and available for work.
-To be registered as a jobseeker and to maintain this registration throughout the period of receipt and to sign the activity commitment.
-You must have paid unemployment contributions for at least 3 months, if you have family responsibilities, or at least 6 months if you do not, and not have paid for more than 360 days. If you have paid contributions for 360 days, you would be entitled to the contributory benefit.
-Do not receive income of any kind higher than 75% of the minimum wage, not including the proportional part of two extra payments (Amounts for this year). Gross or full income will be taken into account.
***Duration and amount of the benefit of 463 euros***
-The amount to be received, as mentioned above, corresponds to 80% of the Public Indicator of Multiple Effect Income (IPREM), which after the 2.5% increase in the General State Budget is 463.21 euros per month.
-Finally, it is important to know that the duration of the benefit depends on two variables: the previous contribution and the existence, or not, of family responsibilities:
-The benefit will last 3, 4 or 5 months, if you have contributed 3, 4 or 5 months, respectively.
-People who do not have family responsibilities can receive it for a maximum of six months if they have contributed for at least six months.
-And if they have family responsibilities, the benefit will last for 21 months, if they have paid contributions for 6 months or more (in this case, the right will be recognised for six months, and can be extended for periods of 6 months until its final duration). Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/sevi-aviso-sepe-para-poder-cobrar-subsidio-463-euros-durante-21-meses-si-trabajado-menos-202207111315_noticia.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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Phone numbers for emergencies
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National Police: 091
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Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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