DigameXtra No. 2311 Thursday, July 14th, 2022

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Feroche Bar- Torrox Costa: El Reencuentro Night. Sat. July 16
Music by Rosario & Raphael at 21:30
Info/ Tix/ Res 658145950 


Nerja celebrates the Festivity of the Virgen del Carmen:
– Friday July 15th, 20.00 hours, floral offering in the Church of El Salvador.
– Saturday 16 July, 18.00, mass in honour of the Virgen del Carmen in the Church of El Salvador and procession.
Route: c/Carmen, c/ Diputación, Avda. Castilla Pérez, Avda. Mediterráneo, embarkation at la Torrecilla beach and disembarkation at Calahonda beach.
– Saturday 23 July, 20.00 hours, Festival Night and concert by Manuel Orta on Burriana beach.  FB 


Free Concert: Violinist Naiara Castillejo with Flamenco guitarist Jesus Gomez – Tuesday July 19th in Benalmádena.
Open air and free. 10pm. Parque de la Paloma. 


Concert in Competa: Merche performs Sat 23 July 01:00
Polideportivo, Competa 


Feria de Competa 2022: Thurs 21 – Sunday 24 July
2 Events daily, 12:00 and 22:30. Info- https://www.axarquiacostadelsol.org/evento/cartel-feria-de-competa-2022-del-21-al-24-de-julio/ 


Vélez-Málaga hosts the Festival del Sol July 14 to August 6:
With great artists from the music scene like José Mercé, JF Reyes and Paco Candela. In addition, the program includes performances for all audiences such as the VLM National Modern Dance Championship, DJs, a show by AlboRoto, Los Cantajuegos and a night of Tributes to The Cure and Spanish IndieRock.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Pine round coffee table. Diameter 60 x 60 x 49 cms Price 15€
– Tv unit 82 x 42 x 79cms Price 30€
– Square table 50 x 50 x 49cms 20€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Harley Davidson original 4” Screaming Eagle Muffler and S&S Fishtails. Bought 2017 in USA with Ups delivery 1450 USD, you can use all 4 inch tab ons! Not only fishtails! 2 month used, very good condition, like new. Fits on Touring Harleys, Road Glides, Road Kings, check fixing pictures.
Price: 1150€ ONO
Call Svend; 606423869, Torrox 


For Sale, 2 items:
– Sofa bed, spotless, like new. Reduced to 50€.
– Glass table with 4 chairs. 50€.
Can help with transport or to pick up. Madeleine, Arenas
Whatsapp +34 699757798 or mvaderlind@gmail.com 


Wanted: Zbed. Has anyone got a zbed, put you up bed for sale? Torrox Costa, Torrox Pueblo, or Torrox Park, can collect. contact me by email lindabluemedatgmaildotcom or call me Linda, Torrox Park on +34 711002205.


Recommendations & Requests


Car Painters: We have just had the car roof re-sprayed. We used, upon recommendation “Nerjauto” in Nerja. What a great service! Perfect job. Very friendly & professional team of the bros. Paco & Antonio. Tel 615297383
Work completed ahead of time, and at the price quoted.
They are sutuated on the road from Nerja to the m’way (near Lidl).
John B/ Torrox Costa. Jon108 at hotmail dot co.uk


News & Articles

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Spain leads the OECD unemployment rate with a rate of 13.1%: Unemployment in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) remained stable in May with a rate of 5%, the lowest level since the beginning of the historical series in 2001, with Spain at the head of the unemployment among the most developed economies, with 13.1%. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/spain-leads-the-oecd-unemployment-rate-with-an-unemployment-rate-of-13-1/


More Negative Responses To Sanchez State of Spain Speech:
(Sanchez is being slammed by progressive and conservative parties for the proposals in his recent speech. -Ed.)
– Coalición Canaria deputy Ana Oramas has once again been very severe with Pedro Sánchez in her response this Wednesday in the tribune of Congress, in the debate on the state of the nation.
– “What I see every day in the street, what I perceive with the people I talk to is that with you there is no future,” the Tenerife MP told him. “Your plan, Mr Sánchez, is that you have no plan. Your plan is you”, added Ana Oramas as she looked at Pedro Sánchez, who listened with a serious look on his face. “You are an actor,” she told him, describing the situation in Spain as a “horror film”, but confident that the “film” would soon be over.
– Among other questions, she criticised him for having announced the subsidy for transport on the mainland (free train tickets for some routes until December) and not having foreseen that there are no trains on the islands, and asked him if he was also going to pay for the use of intercity buses or the tram between Santa Cruz and La Laguna.
Full article: https://www.canarias7.es/politica/oramas-severa-pedro-20220713142406-nt.html 


PP leader Feijóo says the State of Spain speech & debate has shown a government in “crisis” and “decomposition” – “Sánchez’s future is short”: {Translation}
– The leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has assured that the debate on the state of the nation has shown that the coalition government of PSOE and United Podemos is “in crisis” and in “decomposition”. He also criticised the “jigsaw puzzle” of measures presented by the head of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, which, in his opinion, shows that he has “copied” and “plagiarised” the proposals of Podemos and the vice-president Yolanda Díaz.
– “Spain has much more at stake than Mr Sánchez, Spain’s future is at stake and Mr Sánchez’s future is very short”, said Feijóo. He stressed the “notable” difference between what Sánchez is offering and the PP. He said that the head of the Executive offers a “jigsaw puzzle of measures” and a government that is “fragmented and disconnected from reality”. On the contrary, he stressed that the PP proposes plans that “reflect a coherent vision of the country” and a party that is “united, connected with reality” and that is committed to lowering taxes for the middle and lower classes. “I agree with the majority of Spaniards that a government in crisis cannot govern this crisis. And this government has a deep crisis…”, he proclaimed.
– The President of the PP believes that the State of the Nation Debate will show that “a majority of Spaniards who trusted the current Government no longer trust it”. “Neither is Sanchez the spokesman for reality, nor is he the spokesman for the moderation that the majority of Spaniards support”, he said, stressing that there is a “moderate Spain that has been moving away” from Sánchez as the head of the Executive.
– In his opinion, in its “flight forward” the Government is focused on “changing the story but not on changing reality”. In his opinion, this is “doubly worrying”.
– “Mr Sánchez could have been inspired by Pablo Iglesias, founder of the PSOE, or by Pablo Iglesias, founder of Podemos. And he has clearly chosen to resemble the founder of Podemos”, he said, to warn that “podemizar the Government and activate the greatest populism in economic policy and fiscal policy in Europe, is undoubtedly a disservice to the PSOE, to moderation and progressivism in Spain”.
– In addition, he said that with Sánchez’s “patch by patch” measures, “the usual people” will end up paying and not those who have the most. “The few measures that are adopted are aimed at responding to media headlines and maintaining the coalition government,” he added.
– Feijóo again criticised the fact that Spain has the largest and most expensive government in history. The Spanish government is the most expensive in history,” he said, adding that “is there any greater insult than Sánchez asking families to tighten their belts and maintaining the most expensive government in history?
– In this sense, he criticised the fact that Pedro Sánchez wants citizens to assume “one hundred percent of the responsibilities that the Government is avoiding. “In the face of inflation, he asks Spaniards to measure their purchases at the supermarket; to combat the energy bill, he asks them not to spend too much on energy consumption”, he said, complaining that he has refused “once again” to lower personal income tax for middle and low incomes.
– Feijóo also stated that the politicians who are now offloading responsibility onto citizens “are the same ones who came to power promising to put an end to energy poverty, the most social government in history”. “With 50 euros per megawatt, we had to put an end to energy poverty, with more than 300, we should not turn on the lights”, he emphasised.
– According to Feijóo, Sánchez “can continue trying to deny reality”, but reality will continue to deny Sánchez: the facts are there, in every home, in every family, in the self-employed, SMEs and bills. “There is no realistic diagnosis, but neither is there a minimally sensible reaction because we do not have a government that is capable of dealing with an economic crisis of this magnitude”, he added. Furthermore, he indicated that “resistance has given way to survival.” Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-feijoo-dice-debate-mostrado-gobierno-crisis-descomposicion-futuro-sanchez-corto-20220713125112.html


Repsol unions call strikes over the weekend to demand salary increases: {Translation, summary}
– Unions have called a first round of strikes by the Repsol workforce from this Friday and until Sunday in the thousand work centers it has in Spain in demand of the maintenance of jobs and the increase in wages.
– They have also called a second round, from August 13 to 15, which they will call off if Repsol maintains all the jobs it generates in Spain and if it guarantees the purchasing power of the workforce, in the midst of an upturn in inflation and at a time when that the company is posting ‘historic results’. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/sindicatos-repsol-convocan-paros-semana-exigir-aumentos-20220712190825-nt.html


La Junta connects Algarrobo, Cómpeta, Benamargosa, Canillas de Albaida, Sayalonga, Árchez, Triana and Trapiche with the coast by bus: {Translation}
– Route 1: Árchez-Canillas de Albaida-Cómpeta-Sayalonga-Algarrobo-Algarrobo-Playa de Algarrobo, from Monday to Friday (not public holidays) from 15 July to 13 September.
Departure time: Árchez (13.30 h) – Canillas de Albaida (13.40 h) – Cómpeta (13.55 h) – Sayalonga (14.15 h) – Algarrobo (14.25 h) – Playa de Algarrobo (14.30 h)
Return time: Algarrobo beach (17.00 h) – Algarrobo (17.05 h) – Sayalonga (17.15 h) – Cómpeta (17.35 h) – Canillas de Albaida (17.50 h) – Árchez (18.00 h)
– Route 2: Benamargosa-Triana-Trapiche-Playa de Torre del Mar, from Monday to Friday (not public holidays) from 18th July to 2nd September.
Timetable Departure: Benamargosa (11.30 h) – Triana (11.35 h) – Trapiche (11.50 h) – Torre del Mar Beach (12.05 h)
Return journey: Torre del Mar Beach (18.00 h) – Trapiche (18.15 h) – Triana (18.30 h) – Benamargosa (18.35 h)
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-junta-conecta-en-autobus-a-algarrobo-competa-benamargosa-canillas-de-albaida-sayalonga-archez-triana-y-trapiche-con-la-costa/ 


Sayalonga tightens control of water consumption in effort to avoid cuts, threatens shut-offs: The town hall is requiring people to install meters to monitor their usage and said it will suspend the supply to properties who exceed their quota or have unpaid bills.
– Mayor Sagrario Fernández explained that, in compliance with a bylaw approved last December, they will proceed to cut off the supply “when users refuse to modify the register of their meter, at their own cost, and install these meters in the huts that the Town Hall is setting up”.
– Property owners have been given a period of 15 days, after which only town hall workers will have access to these huts. The mayor also announced that “when water is used for purposes other than those contracted, for example excessive consumption compared to the average for other users”, the service will also be cut off.
– With a registered population of just 1,600 inhabitants, spread over the villages of Sayalonga and Corumbela, as well as the numerous rural areas, it is one of the 17 municipalities in the Axarquía that are not supplied by La Viñuela reservoir, but instead through their own resources. Sayalonga receives its water from the river that flows down from the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama from Canillas de Albaida and Árchez.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/sayalonga-water-control-20220713131023-nt.html


Nerja Blood Drive: {Translation} The blood drive will take place at the Sala Mercado in Nerja on Tuesday 26th July from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 21.30 hours. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/nueva-campana-de-donacion-de-sangre-26-julio/


Procession of Virgen del Carmen de Torre del Mar, 26 of July:


Bob Dylan UK Tour Info / Tickets On Sale Tomorrow:
Bob Dylan will perform in Cardiff in October after he announced his first UK tour in more than five years. The US folk and rock singer, 81, will play nine dates as part of his Rough and Rowdy Ways Worldwide Tour, which began in December in Milwaukee.
He will play four nights at the London Palladium before visiting Cardiff, Hull and Nottingham for arena shows, then closing with two nights in Glasgow.
The concerts will take place between Wednesday October 19 and Monday 31, with tickets going on sale on Friday July 15. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Source: https://nation.cymru/culture/bob-dylan-cardiff/ 


Portugal Recognises Foreign Driving Licences: Countries to which this measure applies include the following:
The CPLC countries such as Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Sao Tome e Principe, Guinea Bissau, and Mozambique, as well as the OECD countries, which consist of the EU Member States as well as Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugal-recognises-foreign-driving-licences/


Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recall: Aesan, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition issued a statement on Monday, July 11, warning of the presence of ethylene oxide in a product of the well-known brand of ice cream- 460 ml vanilla ice cream of the Häagen-Dazs brand.
The origin of the contamination is reportedly found in the vanilla extract from Madagascar that is used in its preparation.
Specifically, the products in question are the tubs included in batches: 4146758, 4156565, 4157457, 4163546, 4169920, 4172653, 4167054, 4222694, 4240220, 4246885, 4284604 and 4287990 with preferential consumption dates between 15 and 20 July, 2022. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/12/food-alert-in-spain-over-presence-of-ethylene-oxide-in-major-ice-cream-brand/ 


Filming A Harmless Avalanche Way Up In The Mountains?:
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Car Makers Plan to Require Monthly Subscriptions to Use Heated Seats, and Other ‘Luxuries’ Has Begun: German luxury carmaker BMW is charging consumers $18 a month for heated seats using hardware that is already present in their vehicles. While BMW’s digital stores in the U.S. do not have an option for such subscriptions, the heated seat subscription was spotted in the company’s U.K., Germany, New Zealand and South Africa digital stores, according to The Verge. Aside from the heated seats, the company is also offering other controversial subscriptions such as $12 per month for heated steering vehicles and $235 for an unlimited option to record videos using the vehicle’s cameras. Volkswagen has announced similar schemes.
Full article: https://www.westernjournal.com/car-makers-plan-require-monthly-subscriptions-use-heated-seats-luxuries/

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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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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

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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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