DigameXtra No. 2314 Monday, July 18th, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices.
-15th – Evening trip for the Fireworks in Almunecar €12pp with pick ups at the A1 Garden Centre, Torre bus station, Aldi Caleta, Algarrobo Lidl, BP Garage Torrox and Maro
-25th – (Thursday) Trip to the Lobo Park in Antequera with guided tour and a late lunch at the lakes at El Chorro. Price €25pp but does not include lunch.
-2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
-16th – Castellar de la Frontera & Zoo. Price €40pp and includes coach fare, tips and entry ticket. A fantastic zoo that has a great programme on releasing endangered species back into the wild. A real fun day out.
-7th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
-19- 23rd – 5 day trip to Mojacar, staying in a 4* hotel on a half board basis. Price includes hotel accommodation, coach fare, tips and 2 trips, one to the historic city of Cartagena and second – a visit to the Crystal Caves at Pulpi.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 


Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche:
Did you know about the fastest moving glacier in the world? You’ll find it in the town of Ilulissat, located on the west coast of Greenland, 155 miles north of the Arctic Circle. This glacier, called Sermeq Kujalleq in Greenlandic (the language of Greenland), has been studied scientifically for more than 250 years. The oldest ice in it is about 250,000 years old, which provides a window to the past in terms of climate. It is among the most active glaciers on earth! It moves 130 feet a day, resulting in Sermeq Kujalleq being one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world! I know the Bio Beach Restaurant cannot cool you off as well as the glacier could, but it sure can offer you a selection of refreshing drinks and soothing refreshments while you enjoy the marine breezes on their lovely terrace! Give them a try!! The Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to seeing you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com. 


Live Music by Dos Gordos: Friday 22 July 21:00. Blues & Folk
La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida. Res 952554807 


Flamenco elite come together for Alhaurín el Grande’s Noche Flamenca: The coveted Noche Flamenca festival will return to Alhaurín el Grande on Saturday 30 July, although this year, the emblematic gathering will be held in the Alcalde Antonio Solano fairground to allow for greater capacity. This month’s festival will celebrate its 39th edition with some the most outstanding performers, including María Terremoto and Esperanza Fernández.
Tickets for the festival, which begins at 10pm, cost 12 euros and are available from the municipal library in Alhaurín el Grande and through https://www.giglon.com/todos?idEvent=xxxix-noche-flamenca-villa-de-alhaurin-el-grande 


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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos, all the furniture was spray painted.
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My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.


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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria: Personal tailor-made real estate.
We have clients looking for the following properties:
2 and 3 bedroom apartments with at least 2 bathrooms, large south facing terrace and secure parking on the coast between Torrox and Rincon de la Victoria.
If you are selling or thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat.
At BluCee we go above and beyond for you during the sales process, don’t just take our word for it – see our reviews on Google and Facebook.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day. 


For Sale, 3 items: Ikea items 
– Ikea Billy bookcase. 80x28x106 – 3 shelves. 15€ (35€ new)
Photo: https://www.ikea.com/es/en/p/billy-bookcase-white-30263844/
– Ikea Billy bookcase. 40x28x237 – 7 shelves. 20€ (59€ new)
Photo: https://www.ikea.com/es/en/p/billy-bookcase-white-s49217734/#content
– Ikea Malm chest of drawers. 40×123 – 6 drawers plus mirror
45€ (129€ new)
Photo: https://www.ikea.com/es/en/p/malm-chest-of-6-drawers-white-mirror-glass-70403593/
Photographs available. For clearer photos use links above. Collection only. Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com 


For Sale: 2/3 seater lounge sofa. Excellent condition. €100. Solid wood structure and high quality fabric. Brown/Green. Height 75/ depth 100/ width 200. Will require 2 strong men to collect!
Lindsay, Caleta de Vélez (Baviera Golf)
Telephone/WhatsApp 633039950
email lindsay.ebner@openbrolly.com 


For Sale: 3 Empty gas bottles. 10e each.
Sylvia 653574753 – Nerja. 


For Sale: High Performance UK Lenovo Ideapad 310 laptop. Refurbished & upgraded by DoctorLaptop. Windows 10 Pro v21H2, fresh install, 12Gb RAM (high speed, brand new), 480Gb SSD (high performance, brand new), Intel i3 6006U @ 2GHz processor. Display 15.6″ True HD 1920×1080 + HDMI & VGA ports, Ethernet, 2.4/5 dual band wifi, 2x USB2, 1x USB3, SD Multi-Card Reader, headphone port, 4Hr battery. Includes MS Office Suite Pro Plus 2019. New on Amazon is over €800 without MS Office included. Price €500, no offers. 30 day cash back guaranty. Photo:Lenovo.com
Naythan, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects.


News & Articles

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Almost 20 provinces will have temperatures above 40C on Monday, the last day of the peak of the current heatwave: {Translation}
– Some 20 provinces will have temperatures above 40C this Monday, on the last day of the heat wave, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).
– The Aemet forecasts that the heat wave will continue to move towards the northeast tomorrow, intensifying the entry of cool Atlantic air, which will increase and extend the drops on Monday to the western third of the peninsula and on Tuesday to large areas of the peninsula. Although temperatures will still be high, they will not be as high as in recent days.
– The red warning will be in Álava, Guipúzcoa, Vizcaya and Navarra, which will reach 42C in the central hours of the day. The orange warning will mean that Badajoz, Lérida, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Toledo, Ávila, Burgos, Soria, Valladolid, Cantabria, Huesca, Teruel, Zaragoza, Córdoba and Jaén will reach around 40C.
– The yellow warning will mean that Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Cáceres, Barcelona, Gerona, Tarragona, Albacete, Ciudad Real, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Zamora, Granada and Seville, which will have values around 38ºC. Also on this day, Tenerife will be at risk of coastal phenomena caused by a northeast wind of force seven.
– In general, the Aemet forecasts increasing cloudy intervals and daytime cloudiness in Galicia and Asturias, with probable showers or thunderstorms.
– Likewise, there will be some cloudy intervals in the rest of the Cantabrian Sea, the northern plateau, the area of the Strait of Gibraltar, Melilla, the north of the Canary Islands, and some daytime cloudiness in the Pyrenees and the Penibetic system, where there is the possibility of some showers or thunderstorms, generally weak and isolated. In the rest of the country, skies will be partly cloudy or clear.
– Winds will be from the southwest on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, and from the east in the Levante area, with trade winds in the Canary Islands. Full article: https://www.europapress.es/sociedad/noticia-casi-20-provincias-tendran-lunes-temperaturas-superiores-40c-ultimo-dia-ola-calor-20220717162751.html


In photos, the Virgen del Carmen processions return along the length of Costa del Sol: Photo: ÑITO SALAS.
To see full gallery click photo or visit: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/virgen-carmen-procesiones-malaga-20220717090824-ga.html#imagen1


Map- This is the area affected by the Alhaurín el Grande fire:
– The forest fire that started at noon on Friday, 15 July in the Higuerón area, in the municipality of Mijas, advanced at a great speed on the first day.
– At five in the afternoon, the Copernicus portal of the European Union showed the first five localised outbreaks in the Sierra de Mijas. Three hours later, at around eight o’clock, they had dramatically multiplied in the direction of Alhaurín el Grande.
– The voracity of the flames is explained mainly by the mass of vegetation that has fuelled the fire. The area is characterised by being heavily populated with pine trees and the pine cones can explode like grenades, explained Plan Infoca, the Junta de Andalucía’s specialist forest fire brigade. The wind is gentle, but it also helps advance the flames. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/guadalhorce-valley/fire-map-20220716080538-nt.html
UPDATE: Sunday 17 July 20:45
– The Junta de Andalucía’s Plan Infoca brigade has managed to stabilise the forest fire in Alhaurín el Grande this Sunday afternoon, 17 July, after two days of intense work by the more than 400 personnel who have been working to try to put out the flames. As a result, the people who were still evacuated from their homes, around 700 of them, will be able to return after the Andalusian regional government lowered the emergency state to Level 0. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/guadalhorce-valley/alhaurin-fire-stabilised-20220717202925-nt.html 


Finland’s electricity grid warns of possible winter power cuts, returning to nuclear power: {Translation}
– The Finnish electricity grid Fingrid has warned of possible power cuts during the coming winter due to the energy crisis in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
– “In the event of a power shortage, consumption may be reduced by a maximum of two hours. Planned cuts will be notified in advance,” the company said, according to information from the Yle radio station. A spokesman said the measure is due to the abandonment of Russian oil and gas in the context of sanctions imposed by the war in Ukraine. As the company said, these products are “extremely difficult to replace”.
– However, it has assured that the power cut is a measure of ‘last resort’ that will be used, in principle, in case of emergency.
– The energy situation in Finland depends to a large extent on the commissioning of the third unit of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant, which has been regularly postponed and is now expected in December.
– Finnish Finance Minister Mika Lintila, who visited the power plant this week, said the plant will be operating “at full capacity” by September and is already at 60 per cent of full capacity this month. The Olkiluoto plant is located on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. Two reactors already in operation produce 16 per cent of the country’s energy for domestic consumption. Photo: BBC. Full article: https://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-red-electrica-finlandia-alerta-posibles-cortes-suministro-invierno-20220717151410.html


Computers about to get more expensive as Intel hikes chip prices by up to 20%: Intel is informing customers of hikes of 10-20% due to rising costs on its end, news outlet Nikkei reported. That’s likely to force manufacturers of everything from laptops to servers to bump up the cost of their products. Other chip manufacturers, such as AMD, haven’t announced price increases to date, but are expected to later this year. “Given the inflationary environment, we are looking for targeted price increases in certain segments,” said Dave Zinsner, chief financial officer. “So that really hasn’t shown up that much yet, but will be part of the story going forward through the year.” Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/pcs-could-be-about-to-get-more-expensive-as-intel-hikes-chip-prices-by-up-to-20/ar-AAZCgUr


Beer for sunflower oil? Munich Giesinger Brewery pub finds way to beat the schnitzel frying crunch: While a litre of beer costs about 7 euros in German pubs, a one-litre bottle of sunflower oil retails for about 4.5 euros – making the offer tempting for many customers. Bottles of rapeseed and sunflower oil have often been missing from supermarket shelves in Germany since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and many shops ration the number of bottles per customer. “Getting oil is very difficult … if you need 30 litres a week and only get 15 instead, at some point you won’t be able to fry a schnitzel any longer,” Giesinger Brewery bar manager Hoffmann said, adding that customers have swapped 400 litres so far. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/beer-sunflower-oil-munich-pub-finds-way-beat-frying-crunch-2022-07-16/ 

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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
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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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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
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Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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