DigameXtra No. 2349 Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

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Alhaurín de la Torre- Verbena festival returns:
Summer farewell party will run from Thursday 1 until Sunday 4 Sept.
After a three-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, Alhaurín de la Torre will welcome the return of its Verbena Popular, one of the town’s most eagerly awaited festivities, which recreates the cultural ambience of the 1960s.
With live music and traditional entertainment, and among the top attractions will be a concert by the legendary Spanish pop group of the 1960s and ‘70s, Formula V, which will take place at 10.30pm on Saturday.
– There will also be an exhibition of vintage cars organised by the Lauro Torre Association, and a nostalgic photographic exhibition of local characters and traditions that reflect on the town’s history.
– A charity raffle will be held on Friday (8pm), Saturday (midday) and Sunday (11am) to raise funds for the Association of Faithful of the Virgin of Light and Souls, one of the town’s most revered religious images.
– As well as a traditional market, typical cuisine, competitions and games based on celebrated television shows, the event will also offer plenty of activities for children. Source: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/guadalhorce-valley/alhaurin-torre-verbena-20220830143221-nt.html & VIDEO LINK 

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Cool & Groovy in Canillas: Hi folks, Cool & Groovy will be performing live at Posada La Plaza, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 2nd September from 8.30pm.
To reserve your table for this evening of fun and dancing and maybe a bit of “Madness” call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127. 

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Almáchar to celebrate its Feast of Ajoblanco (typically a cold soup): Sept 3rd
During the celebration of the Feast there will be tastings of white garlic, workshops, regional dances, parades and flamenco night, as well as for the first time free tours so that visitors can get to know the town. 15,000 visitors are expected.
Ajoblanco is a traditional dish associated with the territory of the Axarquia; the nutritional value of ajoblanco lies in the quality of the elements that compose it: the extra virgin olive oil (antioxidants, fatty acids, mono-and polyunsaturated, vitamins and minerals), almonds (mainly proteins) and the garlic (antiseptic par excellence). Photo: deliciosi. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/almachar-vuelve-a-celebrar-su-fiesta-del-ajoblanco-en-la-que-espera-15-000-visitantes/

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Natural solid wooden dining table with 4 matching chairs Measurements 150 x 90cms Price 375€
– 2 plastic chairs 10€ for pair
– Folding bed 15€
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For Sale: Very smart set of draws in good condition. Metal frame painted black with woven whicker draws. €50
Height 92cm Width 83cm Depth 34cm
Near Anoreta Golf Club house A7/E15
Chris, Torre de Benagalbon. Tel 711 04 05 67
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For Sale, 2 items:
– Exercise bike €40
– Robust ladder / staging €50
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News & Articles

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Covid Spain- Occupation by Covid in ICUs bottoms out, only 229 admitted:
– The incidence continues to fall, 153 cases compared to 162 last Friday, but in the last four days there have been 254 new deaths.
– The Hospital La Fe in Valencia announced last Monday that it no longer has any patients with covid in its intensive care units, a fact that has not occurred since the start of the pandemic, in March 2020. At Hospital La Paz Madrid, another reference health complex, there was only one patient admitted with covid. And this trend is beginning to spread to other hospitals throughout the country. Only 229 patients with coronavirus are admitted today to the ICUs of Spanish hospitals, the lowest number since the Ministry of Health began publishing this registry, in August 2020. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/occupation-by-covid-in-icus-bottoms-out-only-229-admitted/

SPAIN

Mad Cool cancels its Sunset festival in Madrid after headliner Rage Against The Machine pulled out – Malaga Show Goes On With Replacement Headliners:
– Twelve days before the celebration of Mad Cool Sunset, the festival scheduled for September 10 at the Vadebebas venue (Madrid), the organization has canceled the event. After headliner Rage Against The Machine pulled out, announced 19 days ago, the organizers have said in a statement that they have not been able to find a substitute band of such great popularity on short notice.
– Rage Against The Machine has canceled its entire European tour to facilitate Zach de la Rocha’s medical recovery, which has also caused them to pull out of Malaga’s Andalucía Big Festival macro-concert also organized by Mad Cool. In that case, the organizers have replaced the rock group with three bands of different styles: C Tangana, Franz Ferdinand (vid) and Suede. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/mad-cool-cancels-its-sunset-festival-in-madrid-after-the-fall-of-the-headliner/ & VIDEO LINK

MALAGA

Sacaba beach in Malaga closed due to the presence of a bacterium:
{Translation}
– The Malaga City Council has closed Sacaba beach, in the western part of the city of Malaga, to bathing this Tuesday, at the request of the Health Department of the Andalusian Regional Government after an alteration of the microbiological parameter due to the presence in the water of the bacterium “Escherichia coli” was detected.
– The council has received a communication from the Junta asking it to adopt the necessary preventive health measures until the results of the analysis indicate that the water is suitable for bathing.
– The council claims to be unaware of the causes of this alteration, which has led to the closure of the section between the breakwater of the Térmica and the mouth of the Guadalhorce river.
– The municipal water company, Emasa, has checked all the points in the supply and drainage network where there could have been a spillage and has not detected any malfunctioning.
– This same beach had to be closed to bathing in July due to a burst pipe during construction work. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1070762/cerrada-la-playa-de-sacaba-en-malaga-por-la-presencia-de-una-bacteria/

TECH

Your Smartphone Precisely Tracks Everywhere You Go 24/7, and That Data Is For Sale:
(This article is about a USA court case, but it exposes a worldwide data harvesting scandal I have warned readers about for many years. DoctorLaptop’s insightful comment follows the article. -Ed.)
– The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday said it filed a lawsuit against Kochava, a location data broker, for collecting and selling precise geolocation data gathered from consumers’ mobile devices.
– The location data is offered to its customers in the form of a feed that can be accessed through online data marketplaces for a $25,000 subscription. As recently as June 2022, it also made available a free sample dataset for a rolling seven-day period on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace with no restrictions placed on its usage.
– “This premium U.S. Precision Geo feed delivers raw latitude / longitude data with volumes around 94Billion+ geo transactions per month, 125 million monthly active users, and 35 million daily active users, on average observing more than 90 daily transactions per device,” Kochava noted. (Yes, you read that right. Your smartphone reports your location 90+ times a day to the data mining services!)
– It’s worth noting that each pair of timestamped latitude and longitude coordinates are associated with a device identifier – i.e., mobile advertising IDs (MAIDs) – a unique, anonymous alphanumeric identifier that iOS or Android assigns to each mobile device.
– Stating that the company’s sale of geolocation data puts users at significant risk, the consumer protection watchdog said the information enables purchasers to identify and track specific mobile device users, and worse, combined with other datasets such as property records to unmask their identity.
– “The company’s data allows purchasers to track people at sensitive locations that could reveal information about their personal health decisions, religious beliefs, and steps they are taking to protect themselves from abusers,” the FTC said. “The release of this data could expose them to stigma, discrimination, physical violence, emotional distress, and other harms.”
– The lawsuit comes as the FTC in July cautioned businesses against the illegal use and sharing of highly sensitive data and false claims about data anonymization.
(WhatsApp being the worst offender, misrepresenting their so called “end to end encryption” as providing secure messaging, when it is in fact not secure. Their encryption is very limited, only protecting you from your service provider snooping, or from an attack you are not likely to be the victim of, called a “man-in-the-middle attack”.
Malware in a phone can capture anything on WhatsApp, since it will gather the data as it is entered, before it is encrypted, or malware will capture it from the receiver, when the message is decrypted for the recipient to read. A total farce to call that secure!!! And to make things worse, WhatsApp backs-up all your conversations, unencrypted, to the regularly-hacked “cloud” for data storage. So inevitably it will be subject to data mining. -DoctorLaptop.) Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/ftc-sues-data-broker-over-selling.html
Additional reference: https://www.androidauthority.com/whatsapp-encryption-safe-3087607/

OTHER

Today is La Tomatina, the famous tomato street fight:
– In a village called Buñol, near Valencia, there is a crazy festival that takes place every year on the last Wednesday of August. It is called la Tomatina and it is the biggest tomato fight in the world! Thousands of people flock to the village to join the tomato-throwing event. The amount of participants has now been limited to 22,000 for safety.
– In the morning, lorries – los camiones – arrive, loaded with around 160 tons of tomatoes that have been specially grown for the festival. The special tomatoes are extra ripe so that they are soft. They do not have a good taste.
– The day begins at around 10 a.m. with the ‘greased pole.’ In Spanish it is called el palo jabón. People try to climb up the slippery pole where there is a leg of ham attached to the top. When a lucky person eventually manages to fetch the ham – el jamón – the tomato fight can begin!
– Before the battle begins, shops and windows are boarded up so that they are protected. The tomato fight – la batalla – usually starts at around 11 a.m. and it lasts for one hour. A signal is fired, meaning that the tomato-throwing can begin.
– One hour later, another signal means that the tomato-throwing must stop. Everybody is in a terrible state because they are covered in tomato juice, seeds and bits! Afterwards, the messy streets are hosed down with water.
– This traditional event dates back to 1945 when some cheeky boys decided to throw tomatoes at a procession taking place on the last Wednesday of August. The boys decided to do the same thing during the procession the following year. Gradually, it became a tradition to throw tomatoes during the procession and it is now one of the most popular festivals in Spain! Full article: https://www.euroclub-schools.org/la-tomatina
Watch it LIVE here: https://youtu.be/-Aohhr6rVhU
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Half a million homeless after deadly floods leave a third of Pakistan underwater: Nearly half a million people crowded into camps after losing their homes in widespread flooding and the climate minister warned Monday that Pakistan is on the “front line” of the world’s climate crisis, after unprecedented monsoon rains that began in mid-June wracked the country, killing more than 1,130 people.
– A third of Pakistan was underwater as a result of flooding caused by record monsoon rains, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman said Monday, creating a crisis of “unimaginable proportions”. “It’s all one big ocean, there’s no dry land to pump the water out,” she said.
– The rains stopped more than two days ago, and floods in some areas were receding. But Pakistanis in many parts of the country were still wading through waters that filled their homes or covered their town’s streets as they struggled with how to deal with the damage to homes and businesses. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20220830-deadly-floods-in-pakistan-leave-half-a-million-people-homeless 

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DigameXtra No. 2348 Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

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`Flavors of El Morche’ Foodtruck Weekend: 1 – 4 Sept. (Thurs – Sun)
Open from 19:00 daily.
Many of the dishes that can be tasted in the foodtrucks, installed on the Promenade from Thursday until Sunday, are made with products grown in the municipality-  avocado, mango and tomato.
In addition to the food trucks, there will be a gourmet market, live music with two daily performances, where there will be bands of all styles, children’s performances and plays. In addition, there will be a children’s area and the tourist train will reach the historic centre of Torrox so that visitors to this event can also get to know the culture of the municipality. 

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Live Music at Chiringuito MAMBO- Torrox Costa:
Hell Bunny Band, Sat Sept 3rd, 9:30pm
Res 604 28 72 38 

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Bodgit and Scarper jam night: Wednesday, 31 Aug, 8.30pm
Tu Punto de Encuentro Asador, Calle Buena Vista 29711 Alcaucín. FB 

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For Sale: Outdoor lounge suite. Purchased from Dunnes a few years ago. Very comfortable. Slight damage to raffia hence the price €230.
265 length. 208 width. Separates to three pieces for easy transport. Heather, Canillas de Aceituno. Tel 628306371. 

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For Sale: Boot liner for Kia Sportage as new 25 euro
Rob, Canillas de Albaida. Tel 634313809
Email: robbers1551@gmail.com 

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Pet transport: Does anyone know of a pet transport company that is reliable? I need to bring my son’s dog from Cardiff to Velez-Malaga. I have used animal express before but they have no vacancies.
Maureen, Velez-Malaga, Whattsapp 711023418
Email maureen_rego@yahoo.co.uk

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Phone Scam: Marjorie from Almunecar has shared that last week she received a fake message on a smartphone, supposedly from the Post Office. It said a small fee needed to be paid to release a delivery, and directed her to click a link in the message to proceed. She opted to bring it the Correos for verification. They told her it was spam, not legit.
(Well done Marjorie, healthy skepticism is the best approach whenever you have doubts in tech-land. Never click on a link from an unsolicited message or email. -Ed.)

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Spain’s Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, Declares Feminist Takeover- “…the construction of a feminist society, and men also play a role…new masculinities and the role of men in feminism.”:
{Translation, summary} 29/08/2022 11:03
– The Minister for Equality spoke in an interview on Radiocable, referring to the ‘only yes is yes’ law passed last week in Congress. Montero reiterated that this law “is a victory after many years of struggle by the feminist movement”. “It is excellent news that Spain is at the forefront in the recognition of women’s rights,” Montero said.
– For Montero, the law “is a victory”, but she acknowledged that “much remains to be done” and mentioned the need to continue with the work of the State Pact against Gender Violence as part of her agenda for the coming months.
– The Minister for Equality also focused on “the need for affective-sexual education, awareness-raising and social debate” and said, with regard to criticism of her Ministry, that “all societies are sexist”.
– For this reason, she assured that the Ministry “is going to take very seriously” the initiation of a “reflection on how men also play a role in the construction of a feminist society”. And, to this end, she announced the launch of campaigns from September onwards “that have to do with new masculinities and the role of men in feminism”.
Photo of Minister Irene Montero and her male servant: EuropaPress. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1070474/montero-confia-en-que-la-reforma-del-aborto-y-la-ley-trans-este-a-finales-de-ano/

AXARQUIA

Asian algae are beginning to leave their mark on the Axarquia coastline: {Translation}
– The first large nestings of the invasive species are appearing on the beaches of Nerja and experts predict that the plague will get worse.
– Detected for the first time in 2015 in Ceuta, where it is believed that it came from the hold of the huge cargo ships from Japan, the ‘Rugulopteryx okamurae’ or Asian algae invasion continues without control by the Spanish Mediterranean. Since the end of 2018 it has confirmed its presence at the natural cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo, who share the provinces of Malaga and Granada, one of the areas of greatest biodiversity of the Spanish coast.
– In this year of 2022, more than 450 fishing boats in Andalusia have requested aid for the damage caused by the invasive algae. In addition to suffering economic losses from reduced catches, fishermen have also been spending months and money fixing their nets. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-alga-asiatica-empieza-a-dejar-su-huella-en-el-litoral-de-la-axarquia/ 

NERJA

The Cycling Tour 2022 will happen on Thursday in Nerja, and Maro:
{Translation, summary}
– The Vuelta Ciclista 2022 will pass through Nerja and Maro next Thursday, September 1, in its twelfth stage, which will cover 192.7 km of the Mediterranean coast, from Salobreña to Estepona.
– It is expected to pass approximately between 13.15h and 13.20h along the old N-340 road and Avda. de Pescia, so from 12.45h until 14.00h, there will be partial or total road closures.
– The councillor for Safety and Transport, Francisco Arce, has recommended to residents and visitors that “as far as possible, they should not use their vehicles during these hours and if they need to get to an appointment, they should anticipate the traffic inconveniences that may arise”. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-vuelta-ciclista-2022-pasara-el-jueves-por-nerja-y-maro/ 

RECALLS

Recall- Batches of Ardo “Fruitberry Mix” frozen berries recalled for hepatitis A infection: {Translation} 29/08/2022 17:45
– The health authorities are verifying the withdrawal from the market of three batches of frozen fruits of the forest of the Ardo brand which are infected with the hepatitis A virus and which have been distributed in Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Castile and Leon, Murcia, Valencia and the Basque Country.
– Specifically, it is the product “Fruitberry mix” (frozen fruit mix), in packs of 1 and 2.5 kilos, from Belgium, and sold in plastic bags, as detailed by the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) in a statement.
– These are batches 586 22130 (preferential consumption 10-11-2024) and 586 22131 (preferential consumption 11-11-2024) in 1 kilo presentation; and batch 586 22131 (preferential consumption 31-05-2024) of 2.5 kilos.
– For the moment, there are no affected persons associated with this alert, according to the same sources.
– Consumers who have the product included in this alert at home are advised to refrain from consuming it and return it to the point of purchase. Recalled items may appear different than in photo. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1070589/retiran-lotes-de-frutas-del-bosque-congeladas-al-estar-infectadas-de-hepatitis-a/

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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

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DigameXtra No. 2347 Monday, August 29th, 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.
***Trips***
September
– 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. We have a few seats still available.
October
– 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. €260pp based on 2 sharing a double room.
November
– 4th – 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
– 18th – Wolf Park in Antequera
– 25th – Black Friday in the Nevada Centre, Granada
December
– 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.
– 13th – Mrs Miggins home bake sale, orders taken now for Christmas cakes and puds, mincepies, sausage rolls, meat pies and curries.
– 23-27th – Christmas in Hotel Las Palmeras, Fuengirola. The price is €240pp based on 2 sharing a double room and single occupancy is €320. The price includes: Full board hotel accommodation, coach fare and tips.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 

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Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche:
– Why not come and browse the Book Nook collection, at the Bio Beach Restaurant? You may find just the type of book for your late summer reading! In addition to the Book Nook, the Bio Beach Club Restaurant offers R&R opportunities with magazines and friendly staff in incredibly comfy and spacious surroundings facing the Mediterranean Sea. And let’s not forget their special musical events on weekends, refreshing beverages, and the organic, delicious, and attractive dishes!
– And did you know that the Bio Beach lectures will be back on Sept. 14th at 11am. Mark your calendars! Louis C., a U3A member, who is a Chef, will bring you a fascinating lecture entitled: “Let’s Talk Rice” which will include its history, various types of rice, traditional ways of preparing this staple food for various cultures, etc… These U3A programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/); these social, educational and stimulating mornings are presented in an effort to attract more members. 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 

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Gonzalo live at Bea’s Postamt- Torrox Costa: Monday 29SEP
BLQ 80, Av Europa. FB 

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Concert: International day of Solidarity. Art exhibition & concert by
Dana & Gianni. Wednesday 31 August from 9 pm to 11 pm Hard Rock Café Málaga (in the Port). Info / booking: 691737269 

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XXIV Flamenco Night Of Algarrobo: Sat 3 Sep, 10pm
Tribute To Enrique Morente
From 10 P.M. In The “La Escalerilla” Park In Algarrobo (Málaga)
Free Entrance. Singing: – Kiki Morente – Rocío Luna – Manuel De La Tomasa – José Antonio Romero “El Perrito”. Flamenco Guitar Playing: – Chaparro De Córdoba – Rubén Lara – Agustín De La Fuente  FB 

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Pepe Romero Guitar Festival · Málaga 2022: Sept 22-30th
Full schedule & Info at: https://malagaguitarfestival.com/programa.php 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Bissell floor cleaner 30€
– Solid pine bedroom set. Consists of chest of drawers Natural & yute color; matching bedside units, measurements 85 x 38 x 60cms; Natural & yute Bedside tables measurements 43 x 39 x 60cms. Price 195€ ( for the set )
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Wooden Table. A well made piece of quality furniture. Measures approx 35″ x 54″ x 31.5″ tall. Extends approx 44″ extra. 40 euro. Buyer to collect. The legs have been taken off ready for collection. Needs two people to lift it. Contact Colette. Torrox Costa.
Email: chaw dally ho @ gmail dot com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– 5 shelf shelving unit. 120w x 150h x 40d
Very solid and heavy, Can be fully dismantled for pickup. 50€
– Corner TV stand with swivel top on casters, 2 shelves below.
Matt grey. 95cm at widest edge. 45€
– Electric oil filled radiator, white, on castors, as new. 60cm x 65cm. 20€
All items, buyer collects. Robert, Sedella campo
Contact robandfiona@hotmail.co.uk or Tel 634301463. 

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For Sale: Two single pine beds. 190 x 90. Includes mattresses only 6 months old. Good condition. Steam cleaned and sterile.
150 euro the pair. Can deliver Torrox / Nerja.
Paul. Torrox Campo. 618234367
fellows 186 @ hotmail.com 

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For Sale: Powerful portable Air Condition. Sibir 14.000 Btu/h, 37x33x68 cm, new 600,–€…..Now 140,–€, Buyer collects. Jutta /Julie, Torrox Costa
Email: j.speyer at web.de 

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Wanted: Long term Rental near Torrox Costa from October or November (minimum 3 months).
For retired 65 year old from UK with wife to join later
Somewhere between Caleta de Vélez and Nerja (Costa preferred but Pueblo near coast possible)
House share or house/pet sitting considered
David / Torrox Costa. WhatsApp: +44 779 2269523
Email: idavesmith@hotmail.co.uk

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SPAIN

The price of the light goes up this Monday 10.7%, to 423,36 euros/MWh: {Translation, summary} 28/08/2022 14:19
– The average price of the light to the customers of regulated tariff linked to the wholesale market will go up this Monday by 10.7% with respect to this Sunday, until the 423,36 euros per megawatt hour (MWh)
– In this way, the price has once again risen sharply and is approaching the maximums since the entry into force of the ‘Iberian exception’, which were set last Tuesday and Wednesday, when it climbed to 436.25 euros/MWh. The maximum price will be recorded between 21:00 and 22:00 hours, with 253.07 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day, at 132.90 euros/MWh, will be between 15:00 and 16:00. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-precio-luz-sube-lunes-107-42336-euros-mwh-20220828141920.html

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Mysterious “Spanish Stonehenge” Built Around 5000 B.C. No Longer Submerged Due to Drought: The mysterious “Spanish Stonehenge” is no longer underwater. The Dolmen of Guadalperal is completely visible due to the lower water level in the Valdecañas reservoir (Cáceres). A persistent drought has caused the historic archaeological site, which had been hidden from view for decades, to surface. The treasure comprises hundreds of vertically stacked megalithic stones and is thought to have been created around 5,000 BC. Full article:
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/52785/20220827/mysterious-spanish-stonehenge-longer-submerged.htm & VIDEO LINK

TRAVEL NEWS

The Iberia strike affects a Malaga-Madrid connection this Monday:
{Translation} 27 Aug, 2022 13:00h
– This Sunday begins a series of 10 days of strike among Iberia Express cabin crew (TCP) called by USO, in a protest that demands better wages in the negotiation of the agreement, from which CC.OO., the other central with representation in the company, has dissociated itself.
– After an unsuccessful attempt to reach a compromise this Friday at the negotiating table of the 2nd Iberia Express Flight Attendants Agreement, USO is maintaining the strike until 6 September for the 532 crew members of the airline. The Ministry of Transport set the minimum services, which are between 32% and 85% of the services operated to or from Madrid by Iberia Express, the low-cost subsidiary of Iberia.
– The company has announced the cancellation of 24 flights, all of them not included in the minimum services, with origin or destination in Madrid-Barajas for tomorrow and Monday and Tuesday, so that only those that Transport has established as minimum services will operate.
– The trade union calling the strike puts the number of Madrid-Barajas-based flights that will be suspended on the 10 days for which the strike has been called at 92, but airline sources specify that the suspensions from the 31st onwards have not yet been decided. Iberia Express says that on the 28th and 29th it will cancel one return flight per day with the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Seville and Santiago; on the 29th one with Malaga (return), and on the 30th another return flight in each case with the Balearic Islands, Seville and Santiago.
– The 3,000 customers that the airline calculates will be affected by these cancellations have been notified of the changes. Some 66% have been rebooked on other flights and 34% are waiting to choose the alternative that suits them best (alternative transport, reimbursement, change of date or vouchers). Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/huelga-Iberia-afecta-conexion-Malaga-Madrid_0_1714928902.html 

SPORTS

Tennis News- Serena, Venus Williams get US Open doubles wild-card entry: The American siblings, who have won two of their 14 women’s doubles Grand Slam titles at Flushing Meadows, were given a wild-card entry by the U.S. Tennis Association on Saturday, making it their first tournament as a team in more than four years.
– Serena announced this month that she is preparing to end her playing career and, while she did not explicitly say the U.S. Open would be her final event, she has indicated it will be.
– Serena, who turns 41 next month, and Venus, who turned 42 in June, won women’s doubles championships at the U.S. Open in 1999, the year Serena won her first major singles trophy at age 17 in New York, and 2009. Their other Grand Slam triumphs in doubles: six at Wimbledon, four at the Australian Open and two at the French Open. The most recent came at the All England Club in 2016. Photo: AP /Darron Cummings. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/us-open-tennis-championships-sports-new-york-venus-williams-ab65d8dfc1c8b2e204a859787295a417 

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Bicycle Racing: La Vuelta cycling event will pass through the cities of Malaga and Marbella this week. Beware of traffic blockages in Malaga and Marbella the afternoon of Thursday, September 1.
Stage 10. Individual time-trial Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Elche > Alicante 30.9 km
Stage 11. Flat. Wednesday, August 31, 2022 El Pozo Alimentación > Cabo de Gata 191.2 km
Stage 12. Flat. Uphill finale Thursday, September 1, 2022 Salobreña > Peñas Blancas. Estepona 192.7 km
Stage 13. Flat. Friday, September 2, 2022 Ronda > Montilla 168.4 km
See the full route and schedule here on the official website: https://www.lavuelta.es/en/overall-route 

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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:
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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

Taxi
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
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DigameXtra No. 2346 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, August 27th, 2022

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Trapiche Market is CLOSED for the summer holidays:
Next market is Tuesday 6th September 2022 from 09:30 hrs -13:30 hrs every Tuesday.
We wish you all a fantastic summer and hope to see you all in September.
You can still contact our stall holders via our Facebook page.
If you would like a stall for September please contact Anita. We have space for second hand stalls, a hair dresser, a nail technician, craft stalls and more!
Please view our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market.
For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at TrapicheMarketSpain @gmail.com / +34 627 877 164
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Club Internacional de Nerja: The club reopens Saturday 3 September at Calle San Juan 42. It will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and every Monday evening from 7.30pm for the games and social night. There is a full programme of activities and excursions lined up for the autumn. For further info: FB or visit the club.

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Rock of the Ages Band: Saturday 27 Aug 8pm
The Boma Bar, Av. de Mijas km 2.5. , Alhaurín el Grande
Please book for dinner. Vegan options available +34 952 49 11 94
Info / Map: https://www.theboma.es/
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II Festival de Charangas (brass bands) – Padul: Sat. 3 Sept.
The event, which aims to promote the music of the brass band in the province, is part of a whole day of leisure in the municipality with numerous activities. The festival will take place in the courtyard of the Centro Cultural Federico García Lorca, from 12:00 hours.
During the day, there will be performances, parades, food and drink, in addition to the music contest, charangas, which starts at 16:30 hours. The participants are the Charanga “The Tropachequera” of Murcia; the Charanga “Ponte A Milnoh”, in Granada; the Charanga “Bongo Band”, of Alicante; Charanga “Not Nor Nothin’”, from Málaga; and the Charanga “Without Control”, de León.
At the end of the contest, the bands will perform on the streets of the municipality and for the evening will be the presentation of awards. Subsequently, will take the stage New Headdresses, a musical project. VIDEO LINK 

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Oktoberfest Weekend at Maraboo Restaurant Lounge- Marbella:
Fri 9 Sep (from 6pm), Sat 10 & Sun 11 Sep (1-6pm)
Live music with the Rocket BoyZ, with Astrid Kramer
Av Duque de Ahumada 14, Local 3, Marbella 29602. Tel 633040044
Bavarian specialties – pork loin / pork knuckles, please pre-order
Prize for best dressed couple. 

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Donate Blood in Competa: Thurs Sept 1st, 17:30-21:30
Fábrica de las Bragas. FB

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Cala Mijas Festival to include free concerts by the sea: Thur Sept 1 thru Sat Sept 3.
– The music will not be only playing at the Sonora Mijas venue at the Cala Mijas Festival next month- this international event will also include a series of free concerts by the beach, with a total of 15 bands and artists performing including La Dani, Kumbia Queers, Rakky Ripper, Laguna Goons and Dengue Dengue Dengue and DJs such as Dinamarca, GAZZI and 8kitoo, among others.
– These performances will take place from 1 to 3 September, on the same days as the rest of the main programme, which has Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Liam Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk as headline acts.
– The beach concerts will start at midday each day. Full details at:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/cala-music-festival-20220819110153-nt.html

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We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
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Car Clean Malaga: Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
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In Malagalingo Spanish School September is full of novelties:
– Only conversation lessons, no grammar
– Playful approach and not struggling group lessons
– Private lessons adapted to your needs
– Intensive courses to increase your level in just one week
All in our BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE
Check prices, timetables and other details in the photos below!
We invite you to your FIRST FREE TRIAL CLASS, without obligation, in all the groups that interest you.
We look forward to seeing you!
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo ; Web: www.malagalingo.com 

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* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
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Have you previous experience, or are interested in becoming a carer?
We have clients requiring care from 2 hours to 24 hours, particularly around Nerja,Torrox and Vinuela areas. Other areas possible – please ask.
You must have excellent English, other languages are a bonus. An up-to-date date police check will be required.
The English Nurse Care Team is led by an English Nurse registered in Spain and provides a wide range of services and support from domestic assistance and companionship, to 24-hour care. Contact Liz Brown – 692 419 548

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin

We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
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At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
**Free small testers are available on request** Please contact us to find out more or to order:
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Dining room table 25€ 140 x 80 x 73cms
– Matching coffee table 20€ 101 x 56 x 46cms
– Mirror with drawer 25€ 120 x 42cms
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Powerful mixer, Silvercrest, 900 W, used 3-4 times., 28€
– Decorated electric lamp, black, metal, 2 m height, dismantled in 2 pieces, 29€
– Heavy metal bar. Fantastic swing. Heavy metal bar for a swing, easy to fix with just one strong screw against any wall, with a metal chain, (included), seat included, suitable in or outside the house, height 2 m, original price €99, now 38€
Buyer collects. Jutta / Julie, Torrox Costa
Email: j.speyer@web.de 

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For Sale, 3 items: Terracotta Plant Pots ( measurements in cm )
– 1 x circular 52 Dia x 37 H €20.00
– 4 x square 48 x 48 x 48 €12.00 each
– 4 x square 38 x 38 x 38 €10.00 each
All prices Ono, please contact Aidey / Canillas de Aceituno
WhatsApp /mobile: +44 7811 466234
email: aideydessent@mac.com 

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Lost Spectacles: Lost in Torrox on Friday in the area of the Farmacia on the Plaza or possibly the main carpark leaving Torrox,
Spectacles for distance driving in soft red cover .
If found please email: mauren.plant7@gmail.com
or telephone 951067756. Maureen/ Torrox Campo

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News & Articles

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Covid Andalucia- Drop in admissions to 267, with 31 deaths: {Translation, summary} 26/08/2022 12:42
– Andalusia has registered a total of 1,311 new cases of coronavirus since last Tuesday, of which 757 have occurred in people over 60. The number of deaths has risen by 31.
– This was indicated by the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs in the Covid-19 communiqué released on Friday, which also indicated that Andalusia continues to reduce the number of hospitalised patients – a situation that has existed since the end of July – and recorded 27 fewer than last Tuesday, to 267, while admissions to care units rose by three to eleven.
– By provinces, Malaga recorded 53 hospitalised patients, of which two are in ICU, followed by Seville, with 48 hospitalised patients and one in ICU; Cadiz, with 42 and two in ICU; Jaen, with 33 hospitalised patients, of which three are in ICU; Granada with 28, none in ICU; Almeria, with 24, one in ICU; Cordoba, with 21 and two in ICU and Huelva, with 18, none in ICU.
– With regard to the current average incidence of infection in Andalusia in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, this has fallen to 108.43 points per 100,000 inhabitants, 9.24 points less than three days ago. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1070176/andalucia-sigue-bajando-ingresados-hasta-267-suma-1311-casos-y-31-muertes-por-covid/

SPAIN

NEW LAWS: What changes in Spain in September 2022?:
– Spain’s energy saving law comes into effect. In a bid to save energy, Spain’s government recently announced a whole host of energy saving measures that come into force from September. Under the government decree, air conditioning must be turned down and set at no lower than 27 degrees Celsius (80.6 degrees Fahrenheit) during the warmest months of the year, in rules affecting everything from public transport to shops, offices, theatres and cinemas. The legislation also affects heating in winter, when temperatures can be set no higher than 19C. The decree also requires that from 10:00 pm, shops switch off window-display lighting in a move also affecting the illumination of public buildings.
– Sexual consent law. Known as the “Only yes means yes” law, Spain is to tighten its sexual consent laws with a bill that was given the green light by parliament on August 25th with 205 votes in favour and 141 against, meaning it will be in force in September 2022. It involves a reform of Spain’s criminal code that now defines rape as sex without clear consent. “Consent is recognised only when a person has freely demonstrated it through actions which, in the context of the circumstances of the case, clearly express the person’s will,” it says.
Until now, rape victims needed to prove that they had been subjected to violence or intimidation. The new law also tightens the rules on street harassment, expands emotional and sexual education in schools and strengthens protection and compensation for victims of sexual violence.
– Migrant workers law set for approval. Spain has amended its immigration laws to make it easier for non-EU citizens (UK nationals, Americans etc) to work in the country in a bid to address some of its most pressing labour shortages. The changes will, the government hopes, come into force from September and help resolve some of the bureaucratic obstacles which often prevent Spain from using its migrant population to cover labour shortages. There are three main changes:
*Undocumented third-country nationals who have lived in Spain for two years or more can seek temporary residency papers.
*Non-EU students will be able to work up to 30 hours a week while studying, and to start work in Spain at the end of their studies.
*Non-EU nationals will be able to obtain a work visa to come to Spain more easily and take up jobs in areas facing labour shortages i.e. tourism, construction, agriculture.
– Insolvency law changes. On August 25th, the Spanish Congress of Deputies approved a change of rules for the country’s insolvency laws. The approved reform seeks to streamline the bankruptcy process for small businesses and self-employed workers in Spain, detect potential bankruptcy earlier and offer alternatives to the liquidation of companies. The government also wants the requirements to be in line with the rest of the European Union’s rules. In essence, when a company in Spain is experiencing financial difficulties, even if there is no immediate risk of insolvency, it may request an early restructuring in order to avoid a progressive deterioration of its assets, and its creditors will not be able to file for bankruptcy. The changes, which will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official State Gazette (in mid September), likely came too late to stop a flurry of bankruptcy applications as Spain’s Covid bankruptcy moratorium ended two months ago.
– Update on deal for UK licence holders in Spain? Will September be the month when UK licence holders residing in Spain are finally allowed to exchange their permits for Spanish ones and get back on the road? Don’t hold your breath. The UK Embassy in Madrid has not provided affected drivers with an update since August 12th, which in any case didn’t offer any new information. August is after all a holiday month when not many official matters get finalised in Spain, but even when Spain’s bureaucratic army of civil servants are back at the office, things tend to go slowly. Full article (possible paywall depending on what browser you use, I viewed it using Firefox, in “Reader View”): https://www.thelocal.es/20220826/new-laws-what-changes-in-spain-in-september-2022/

ANDALUCIA

The BOE announces the auction of more than a hundred of properties in Andalusia: {Translation}
– For those people who want to buy a property, the auctions of the State Agency of the Official State Gazette (BOE) may be an opportunity. These are properties that have been expropriated or that the owners are no longer able to pay for and they are put up for auction at a much reduced price.
– Anyone can participate in the auction. All you have to do is register on the BOE’s electronic auction portal and make a minimum deposit through your bank account to ensure that you are not bidding for nothing, but with a real intention to buy.
***Where are properties auctioned in Andalusia?***
– In Andalusia there are more than a hundred properties available, including homes, plots of land, commercial premises and high-end cars, with Almeria, Granada, Malaga and Seville as the main destination provinces:
Almeria: 23
Cadiz: 9
Cordoba: 3
Granada: 20
Huelva: 4
Jaen: 3
Malaga: 22
Seville: 17
– In Almeria (23) we can find a couple of properties from 7,655.78 euros, located in CL/ Del Ingenio, 55 and CL/Mariana Pineda 5 or a detached house in La Mojonera (Almeria), with a value of 238,171.00 euros auctioned from 134,710.93 euros.
– In Cádiz (9) there are some properties in Arcos or Algeciras, under 60,000 euros, and in Córdoba (3) a house is available in CL/Escritor Carrillo Laso, 8B, from 6,457.74 euros.
– There is a greater offer in Granada (20), where garages, storerooms and rustic properties predominate. As far as properties are concerned, there is a detached single-family house in Armilla within the Urbanisation El Mexuar, with three floors, covered terrace and turret with a total usable area of 194 square metres, valued at 230,414.00 euros, while the amount claimed is 185,852.84 euros.
– In Huelva (4) and Jaén there is little supply. Just a couple of assets in Puebla de Guzmán and a rustic property in Isla Cristina, in the case of the land in Huelva, and two garages and a detached house in Torredonjimeno, if we are interested in acquiring in Jaén (3).
– In Malaga (22) there is a wide range of storage rooms and parking spaces, and several properties in Benahavís, where the most expensive house in Spain is located, stand out. Specifically in Urbanización El Paraíso, where flats valued at between 200,000 and 340,000 euros are available at half price.
– Finally, in Seville (17) there is also a proliferation of garages, especially in the town of Fuentes de Andalucía, and a lot of seventeen properties in Sanlúcar la Mayor, valued at almost 17 million euros, stands out for its high value, but will be awarded independently.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/sociedad/BOE-subasta-centenar-propiedades-Andalucia_0_1714628753.html

MALAGA

Some People Prefer Fresh Water To The Costa Beaches- The most spectacular pools and natural pools in the province of Malaga: {Translation}
– The province has several ponds, mostly concentrated in the Costa del Sol and the Serranía de Ronda, where you can take a dip. To reach some of them you need to follow a hiking route, but every effort has its reward, and at the end of the route you will find these spectacular spots where you can enjoy the last few weeks of summer with your family or friends.
1. Charco Frío (Benaoján): It is probably one of the most beautiful natural spaces in the province. In the natural park of the Sierra de Grazalema is the Charco Frío, right at the foot of the Cueva del Gato. It is forbidden to enter it, but the pool alone is worth the visit. The temperature of the water lives up to its name and the central area is the deepest. The site was declared a Natural Monument of Andalusia in 2011.


2. Charcos del Infierno y la Paloma (Casares): From the emblematic Baños de Hedionda, a path runs parallel to the course of the Manilva river, leading to the puddle of El Infierno, a pool embedded in a ravine that causes the river to cascade into several waterfalls. Access is somewhat difficult, which is why it is not as crowded as other sites. On the way between the baths and the Charco del Infierno you will also find the pool of La Paloma, where the water has carved a channel in the rocky wall.


3. El Chorro: A real classic. The Conde de Guadalhorce reservoir, originally called the Chorro reservoir, not only supplies water to the province. It has become a major attraction for bathing and water sports. It is the only reservoir, together with La Viñuela, with areas that are officially suitable for bathing, and it also has the added attraction of being very close to the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, where the popular Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path) is located.


4. Charco de las Viñas (Ojén): Very close to the cemetery of Ojén is the pool of Las Viñas, which for decades has been used as a municipal swimming pool. The spot is thanks to the river Tejar, a tributary of the river Real, and the best thing about it is that it is easily accessible from the village by walking down some steps next to the cemetery.


5. Río Turón (El Burgo): The river Turón forms some unique pools as it passes through Ardales, but it is closer to El Burgo where it leaves some extraordinary images that the residents of the nearby villages have enjoyed for decades. The Largo del Dique pool is ideal for swimming, although the water temperature is quite cold. The vegetation of this enclave in the Sierra de las Nieves creates some shady areas in which to spend the day.


6. Charco del Canalón (Istán): The artificial waterfall created by an irrigation channel makes the Charco del Canalón a very popular spot during the summer season. Located in the municipality of Istán, it forms part of the course of the Verde river, which covers the stones with green mould, making it difficult to walk without slipping. The pool is quite deep and the rocks on the shore are perfect for sitting on.


7. Charca de las Nutrias (Estepona): The river Castor, which rises in Sierra Bermeja, leaves a beautiful pool of clear water known as Charca de las Nutrias (Otter Pond) as it passes through the municipality of Estepona. To get there you have to walk along part of the course of the river and a dirt track that is closed to traffic. A small sacrifice to enjoy the surroundings. Its main attractions are its size and the fact that it has a small beach where you can rest after the walk.


8. Pozas del Padrón (Estepona): Also in Estepona, the Padrón River leaves a dream postcard. The crystal-clear waters of the Charca de la Extranjera reflect the intense green of the surrounding vegetation, which also provides shade in some spots. You can get there by car until you reach an esplanade where you can park. From this point, a path leads to the riverbed and up several metres to the pond.
Photos: ABC.ES. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/viajar/ruta-pozas-piscinas-naturales-espectaculares-provincia-malaga-20220826071501-nts.html 

SPORTS

F1 News- Verstappen, Leclerc and more set for Belgian Grand Prix grid penalties after power unit changes:
– Verstappen, Leclerc, McLaren’s Lando Norris, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon, Haas’s Mick Schumacher and Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas will all be required to start from the back of the grid after their teams opted to make the changes at a Spa track where overtaking is traditionally more feasible than at certain other circuits.
– The penalties will shake up the championship fight between Leclerc and Verstappen nicely, leaving both title protagonists to duke it out from the back of the Spa grid – while Mercedes will hope that the removal of the front-runners might open up the chance for them to claim their first victory in 2022. Full article: https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.verstappen-leclerc-and-more-set-for-belgian-grand-prix-grid-penalties-after.2XnehWp6I29AdvqnTeyF8P.html

TECH

This Is Why Password Manager Apps are a Bad Idea- Hackers Breach “LastPass” Developer System to Steal Source Code:
– “An unauthorized party gained access to portions of the LastPass development environment through a single compromised developer account and took portions of source code and some proprietary LastPass technical information,” LastPass CEO Karim Toubba said.
Amidst ongoing investigation into the incident, the company said it has engaged the services of a leading cybersecurity and forensics firm and that it has implemented additional countermeasures.
– While LastPass claims no customer data or encrypted passwords were accessed, that is impossible to confirm when the source code has been comprimised. It will take months for them to complete a full forensic analysis of the attack, and only after that will they know the full extent of the damage done.
– There are no recommended actions for LastPass users to take at this time.
Reference: https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/hackers-breach-lastpass-developer.html 

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

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El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

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St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Will re-start on Saturday 3rd September at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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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

Taxi
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

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DigameXtra No. 2345 Friday, August 26th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Upcoming Events:
In keeping with our usual practice, we will suspend RBL events through the summer months. However, we would like to make you aware of the events that are scheduled for the upcoming months. Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Sept
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 22nd. Lunch at Al Andalus.
Oct
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel bar Nerja.
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits. (free rum)
Nov
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. Poppy Ball
– Sunday 13th. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
Dec
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura.
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lews’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus.
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/ 

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Today – Nerja hosts the XXVIII Provincial Chess Circuit: Fri. 27 Aug, 4-9pm. At the Nerja Municipal Indoor Pavilion.
The tournament will be played in seven rounds, uses the Swiss system, and will be valid for the Elo scoring system of the Andalusian Federation FADA.
There is no age limit to participate, and both children and adults can register. The deadline will remain open until Friday, 26 August, and must be made through the website of the Chess Delegation of Malaga, http://www.ajedrezmalaga.org 

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The Flying Dolphins at Bar Atila: Sat. 27th August at 9pm
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table & pre-order meals
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel 

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Torrox Events September 2022:
– Flavors of El Morche. 1st to the 4th of September at the Paseo Marítimo de El Morche. Enjoy 7 international cuisines with the flavour of our local products. The best live music.
– Tourist Day. Saturday 10th September. A full programme of activities throughout the day and a grand gala with a stellar performance on the Balcón Mirador next to the Lighthouse in Torrox Costa.
– Oktoberfest. 22nd to 25th September at Avenida Esperanto.
– Torrox Fair. 28th of September to the 2nd of October. Music, concerts, dances & fun. 

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Velez-Malaga Concerts: Aug-Sep 2022 

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End of Summer Festival VI- Torre del Mar: Sunday, August 28
Featuring the artist Omar Montes as the main performance at 22:00.
It will take place as usual on the stage installed on the El Copo beach. There will be a fireworks display and music. 

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Torremolinos Flamenco Festival- Sept 10th: Town hall has announced that the XXXIII edition of its famous flamenco festival will be held in the Plaza de Toros on Saturday 10 September. For the first time in its long history entrance to the festival, which begins at 10pm, will be free until full capacity is reached. Photo: ABC. More at: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/benalmadena-torremolinos/free-flamenco-festival-20220817155257-nt.html 

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CLOSED FOR MONTH OF AUG., REOPENS FIRST WEEK OF SEP.  Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits (prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! Hours: 7:30pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Sofa. Good quality leather sofa 200 x 85cms Price 100€
– Corner Sofa. Large good quality corner white leather sofa. Approx 240 x 220cms Price 250€
– Natural & yute coffee table 60 x 60 x 58cms. Price 60€
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Coffee table. Black, chrome and glass coffee table, 110 x 60 cm. approx. 30€. Email Graham, Nerja: gandvfrancis@icloud.com 

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For Sale: Food grade band saw which has been used for cutting frozen fish, it has a stainless steel blade & is offered for sale with two spare blades. €100.00
Contact John, Cómpeta on WhatsApp: 653111189 or by
email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Fishing Rod. Kali Kunnan 4.23 meter Carbon Fibre surfcasting rod
+ Ferrari Potenza 7500 Fishing reel with line. Rod very good condition. Reel good condition (some chipping). 40 Euro the pair.
– Decathlon Surf Board. 10 Euro
Ken / Nerja. Tel 654728380 or Whatsapp 654728380
Email: kenseal at gmail dot com
Pickup in Nerja, Supersol/Carrefour (old Bridge) or Torrox Campo

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Sofa. Well maintained solid bamboo sofa (indoor) with cushions €50
W: 135, D: 95, H: 92
– Tilt mirror in pine with two small drawers €10. W:88, H:89
Lisbet, Torrox Campo
Contact: lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Asian tablecloth with 12 napkins for table size 185×80 mm 30 Euros
– Camera Lot. Includes: 1 x Asahi Pentax K 1000 camera (film, not digital)
1 x Series 1 Sunagor 80-205 mm F 39 lens
1 x Soligor c/d Auto lens 28mmF 3.8
1 x Vivitar zoom flash + Many accessories
Lot sale price 45 euros
Trevor / Lynn, Nerja 646923700 

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NERJA

Nerja town hall now accepts online card payments via its web portal:
– Nerja has launched a new municipal tax portal that will make tax payments easier and more efficient and will save residents from having to go to the bank or town hall.
– The tool, which can be accessed through the web https://tributos.nerja.es, will not only allow residents to make payments of municipal taxes online by card, but it will also allow them to access forms.
– The portal also allows residents to consult the pending debt payments and other council notifications. Other procedures can also be carried out, such as registering or modifying direct debits, managing personal data or paying taxes. Access to the tax portal of the can be done with the digital certificate or with the Cl@ve identification system. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/nerja-online-payments-20220824180541-nt.html

ENERGY CRISIS

Fleet of hydrogen powered passenger trains begins service in Germany: The 14 trains use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity that powers the engines. The German government has backed expanding the use of hydrogen as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.
Alstom says the Coradia iLint trains have a range of up to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) and a maximum speed of 140 kph (87 mph). By using hydrogen produced with renewable energy the trains will save 1.6 million liters (more than 422,000 gallons) of diesel fuel a year.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/technology-germany-government-and-politics-b96b031cfeb12ea69ae078664b2eb6c4

SPORTS

Tennis News- Djokovic will miss the U.S. Open as he is unable to travel to New York without COVID vaccine: Former world number one Novak Djokovic will miss the U.S. Open after he said on Thursday that he will not be able to travel to New York for the tournament, having chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Current rules require travellers to show proof of full vaccination to board flights to and enter the United States. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/djokovic-says-he-is-unable-travel-new-york-us-open-2022-08-25/

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Football News- UEFA Champions League group stage draw: Here are the results of the draw from Thursday. Source:
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OTHER

Scientists discover material capable of ‘thinking’:
– The technology is based on the same methods as used in integrated circuits, which typically rely on silicon semiconductors in order to process information in a way that is similar to the role played by the brain in the human body.
– The research team discovered that integrated circuits capable of performing computational tasks could be achieved using “nearly any material” around us.
– “We have created the first example of an engineering material that can simultaneously sense, think and act upon mechanical stress, without requiring additional circuits to process such signals,” said Ryan Harne, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State. “The soft polymer material acts like a brain that can receive digital strings of information that are then processed, resulting in new sequences of digital information that can control reactions.” Full article: https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/scientists-discover-material-capable-thinking-150049550.html

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

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El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

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St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Will re-start on Saturday 3rd September at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
– St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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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:
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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

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
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Ambulance: 061
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DigameXtra No. 2344 Thursday, August 25th, 2022

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Mad Cool’s Andalucía Big Festival: 8 to 10 September
At Malaga’s Cortijo de Torres fairground. The festival will take place in the fairground and not on Sacaba Beach as originally planned.
Three stages and a big wheel ride which will provide a completely different way of seeing and listening to the performers.
The organisers have also said they will soon be announcing the act which will headline along with Jamiroquai and Muse, replacing Rage Against the Machine, who had to cancel their European tour.
The situation at the moment is that the headline acts will be Muse and Jamiroquai (this is the only concert in Europe for the latter), and there will be around 50 other performers including Years&Years, Biffy Clyro, Nova Twins, Michael Kiwanuka, Paolo Nutini, Stereophonics, Run the Jewwls, Vetusta Morla, Los Planetas, Sylvie Kreusch, Morgan, 091 and María José Llergó.
Tix: https://madcoolfestival.es/en/tickets-mad-cool.php

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Activities For Bored Teens & Adventurous Adults- Eagles Survival Training:
Come and spend a few hours or a day with us and explore the following activities:
Flint Napping, Primitive skills, Tracking, Navigation, Water Sourcing and Filtration, Fire making, Shelter building, Knife and axe throwing,
Archery, Blowing pipes, Cordage, Natural glue making, Primitive weapon making, Fishing, hunting and trapping techniques, Forage,
Camouflage, Use of rubbish for survival, Survival skills and more…
Located 20-minutes from the towns of Motril, Salobreña and Almuñecar in the foothills of the Alpujarras region in the shadows of the towering Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Why not drop off the teens for the day, then head back to Motril for a day of shopping or to the beach for a peaceful day without the nervous young-uns?
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Tiffany style standard lamp 110€
– Tiffany style cat lamp 30€
– Tiffany style table top lamp 60€
Contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 2 items:
– Bike. BTwin 6061 Road Bike. Blue/Silver and in good condition. €90
– 3 Tubs of High Strength Turmeric Curcumin & Ginger. High Strength 2000mg. 180 Tablets,1 a day. Completely Sealed. Expiry date June 2025. Price €15 each or €40 the 3.
Peter. Benajarafe. 608562180 

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For Sale: Ebike. Elife 300 city folding bike. 36v. Good working order. 295 euros. James / Gwyneth. El Morche.
Phone +447936542728 OR Email: gwynny1604@hotmail.com 

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For Sale: Panasonic 4 in 1 Oven/Grill/Steamer/Microwave
Model NN-DS596M ; 56.6 x 44.2 x 56.8 cm ; 18 months old
In perfect condition. Great option for limited spaces. 175€
(404€ cheapest online). Collection only
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Stanley tool caddy with wheels (and dust) €20
– 2x Roof bars: one set lockable for cars with solid roof rails (no gap between roof and rail); one set of universal hollow type. €15 each set
John/ Iznate 646857775

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FREE: Washing machine. We have just bought a new washing machine although the old one is still going strong but in view of age and slight cosmetic damage we are offering it free of charge to whoever will collect from Torre del Mar. If not collected soon it will go to Punto Limpio. The model is Electrolux EWF 12480W with 7kg capacity and max spin speed 1200 rpm.
Phone or Whatsapp Harold / Linda, Torre del Mar 647420188 

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Damp Fix: I have a problem with rising damp / humidity in an internal hallway, I would like to find a reputable specialist company who can deal with this. Any recommendations please?
Joan, Malaga. Email: joanhowley999 @ gmail.com

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News & Articles

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Europe reaches the 16,750 cases of monkey pox, with Spain as a leader with 6,119: {Translation, summary} 23/08/2022 17:47
– European countries have reported a total of 16,750 confirmed cases of monkeypox as of 22 August, with Spain leading the way (6,119), according to data released Tuesday by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).
– Behind Spain are Germany (3,295), France (2,889), the Netherlands (1. 090), Portugal (810), Italy (689), Belgium (624), Austria (218), Denmark (169), Sweden (141), Poland (116), Ireland (113), Norway (76), Hungary (63), Greece (52), Luxembourg (45), Slovenia (43), Czech Republic (39), Romania (34), Malta (31), Croatia (22), Finland (22), Iceland (12), Slovakia (12), Estonia (9), Lithuania (5), Bulgaria (4), Cyprus (4) and Latvia (4).
– Since the start of the monkeypox outbreak and as of 18 August, the following Western Balkan countries have reported confirmed monkeypox cases: Serbia (31), Bosnia and Herzegovina (3) and Montenegro (1). In addition, five cases have been reported in Turkey.
– In the current outbreak in non-endemic countries, cases continue to be identified mainly among groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 18-50 years.
– According to the ECDC’s latest risk assessment, the likelihood of monkeypox spreading in networks of people with multiple sexual partners in the EU is considered “high” and the likelihood of it spreading among the general population is considered “very low”.
– The ECDC explains that although some severe cases (including encephalitis) have been reported recently, the impact of the disease “remains low in most cases”. The overall risk is therefore assessed as “moderate” for people with multiple sexual partners (including some MSM groups) and low for the general population. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069884/europa-alcanza-los-16750-casos-de-viruela-del-mono-con-espana-como-lider-con-6119/

SPAIN

The price of electricity in Spain soars to another record high, 436.25 euros/MWh: {Translation, summary} 24/08/2022 09:41
– The average price of electricity for regulated tariff customers linked to the wholesale market will rise again this Wednesday, with an increase of 19.4% compared to yesterday, to 436.25 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), thus registering a new maximum since the gas cap came into force.
– In the absence of the ‘Iberian exception’ mechanism to cap the price of gas for electricity generation, the price of electricity in Spain would average around 502.11 euros/MWh, which is around 65.86 euros/MWh more than with the compensation for regulated tariff customers, who will thus pay 15% less on average.
– Electricity market prices for Wednesday in other European countries are also at record highs. In the case of France it is above 645 euros/MWh, while in Germany it is over 624 euros/MWh and in Belgium it is over 611 euros/MWh. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069865/el-precio-de-la-luz-se-dispara-y-marca-otro-maximo-43625-eurosmwh/

COSTA DEL SOL

Eight beaches on the Costa del Sol where you can take your dog this summer: This year, families with dogs have a total of eight beaches in Malaga province where they can spend the day with their four-legged pets. From Marbella to Torrox these are the ‘pet-friendly’ spaces where owners must control their dogs at all times, take charge of animal droppings, and carry the dog’s documentation. Photo: SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/costa-del-sol-dog-beaches-20220822110417-nt.html 

EUROPE

MEPs Set to Adopt New Laws to ‘Improve’ Lives of Europeans:
– According to the Parliament, the EU will adopt new laws on energy security, gender equality, and artificial intelligence, among others, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
– In her third State of the Union address, the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is expected to outline the main priorities and challenges for the next 12 months. Moreover, in the debate that will take place in Strasbourg on September 14, MEPs will scrutinize the Commission’s work over the past year and make sure that the main concerns of Europeans are addressed.
– The Parliament explains that energy security has emerged as a major concern since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has led to a sharp jump in oil and gas prices across Europe. Taking into account such a situation, the Parliament is expected to vote on measures that aim to reduce the reliance of the EU on Russian fossil fuels and increase the production of green energy.
– Additionally, the first EU legislation on adequate minimum wages is also set to be adopted by the Parliament in September. The law requires EU countries to make sure that their national statutory minimum wage allows for a decent standard of living. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/meps-set-to-adopt-new-laws-to-improve-lives-of-europeans/

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Macron warned the French on Wednesday of tough months ahead as the world faces “the end of abundance”, meanwhile the cap on French energy prices will soon end: After a summer of drought, massive wildfires and war in Ukraine, the 44-year-old Macron delivered a stark speech at the start of the first cabinet meeting after the country’s traditional August holiday break. “I believe that we are in the process of living through a tipping point or great upheaval. Firstly because we are living through… what could seem like the end of abundance,” he said. “I believe that what we are going through is rather a big shift, a big change,” Macron said, urging his ministers to be ambitious and for the French to face this new reality. “The moment we are living … may seem to be structured by a series of crises, each more serious than the other,” Macron said, referring to the drought, fires and storms that have hit France during the summer as well as the Ukraine war and disruptions to global trade. “Freedom has a cost,” Macron said, referring to the war in Ukraine. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20220824-macron-warns-french-of-tough-times-ahead-end-to-energy-price-cap

ENERGY CRISIS

PP Opposes Proposed New Energy Bill Due To Be Voted On Today: {Translation}
– The PP has demanded this Wednesday that Spain’s Government negotiate another decree law with energy saving measures and separately approve another new one with the planned aid for transport and study grants already contained in the decree law to be voted on Thursday, which it has called to “paralyse”.
– In a press conference in the Lower House, its parliamentary spokeswoman, Cuca Gamarra, has justified the rejection of the ‘popular’ on Thursday to the decree of energy saving to be a plan “approved unilaterally” and that “represents an imposition”. “They are not recommendations, but obligations,” she lamented.
– Therefore, he has demanded to rethink the energy saving measures, negotiate them with traders – “the main affected”, he said -, the autonomous communities and the opposition, and approve another decree law with the aid provided for in the decree, which they do endorse, and they call to extend with others to road transport.
– With regard to what should change in the energy saving plan to comply with the European Commission’s ruling in the context of the crisis unleashed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Gamarra has opted for Spain to achieve a reduction in its consumption through recommendations rather than obligations, such as those contained in the decree for air conditioning temperature or street lighting.
– “There is a huge difference between imposing something and recommending it”, she argued, assuring that “Spaniards are responsible and aware” and that therefore “they will accept this recommendation if it is compatible with the exercise of their economic activity”.
– The PP parliamentary spokeswoman regretted that these measures, which affect businesses in terms of opening hours or “additional costs simply to open the door”, have been “imposed” without prior dialogue, which is why she has demanded that they be reconsidered and other measures be approved after negotiation. Source. Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-pp-exige-negociar-otro-decreto-ahorro-energetico-aprobar-ayudas-transporte-20220824152327.html

TRAVEL NEWS

Travellers Share Most “Nonsense” Reasons They Have Received for Their Rejected Schengen Visa Application:
– In 2021 the rejection rate of Schengen visa applications worldwide reached its peak, with 13.4 per cent out of the total number of travellers receiving a negative response in their application. Recently, many travellers have taken to Twitter to share the reason why their application has been rejected, calling the reasons “nonsense” and “without a basis.”
– Under claims that more visa applications are being rejected in 2022, some applicants now want their money back in cases when their visa is not approved. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/travellers-share-most-nonsense-reasons-they-have-received-for-their-rejected-schengen-visa-application/

TECH

Facebook experienced bizarre bug Wednesday morning that filled user feeds with endless posts from celebrity accounts: {It happened to me too. My timeline was filled with posts about about some heavy metal musician I never heard of, who had died. The posts were from a variety of pages I had never even visited. -Ed.}
– Multiple Verge staffers who attempted to use the social media network experienced the same issue, where their main News Feed was flooded with minor posts sent to pages for artists like Lady Gaga, Nirvana, and The Beatles. As of 5:15AM ET the issue appears to have been resolved after creating three hours of chaos.
– Writing on Twitter, Meta spokesperson Alexandru Voica blamed an unspecified “configuration change” for the problem, and said it had since been resolved.
– Although it didn’t appear to be an outage in the traditional sense, users took to Downdetector to report problems starting at just before 2:00AM ET. However, a status dashboard for Meta didn’t report any issues through the period. A representative from Meta did not immediately respond to The Verge’s request for comment. Full article:
https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/24/23319552/facebook-bug-celebrity-spam-memes-carnage

OTHER

One of the world’s largest megalithic concentrations discovered in Spain:
– Archaeologists describe the finding as ‘unique.’ It includes the discovery of 526 menhirs, or standing stones, from between the sixth and third millennia BC.
– Three megalithic sites have subsequently been discovered. The stone monuments were likely constructed for the purpose of monitoring the growing seasons and observing astronomical events. Experts from the universities of Huelva and Alcalá de Henares noted that the massive complex began to be erected at the end of the sixth millennium BC and stood for almost 3,000 years. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-21/one-of-the-worlds-largest-megalithic-concentrations-discovered-in-spain.html 

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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:
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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Nerja 952 524 519
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Frigiliana’s Three Cultures Festival returns:
The event will run from Thursday 25 until Sunday 28 August and live performances will come from artists including La Mari and Omara Portuondo (vid). Includes an extensive programme of activities including a tapas route, musical performances, parades, a fireworks and music show, workshops, a craft market, cinema, children’s entertainment and storytelling.
Full article with event schedule & bus info: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/frigilianas-three-cultures-festival-20220823135255-nt.html
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Free Guided Tours in Sayalonga:
Organised by Museo Morisco and Sayalonga town hall.
Free Activity. Need booking in advance. Limited places.
Saturday 27th August at 10.30 am
Meeting point: Next to the wrought iron gate of the Cementerio Octagonal
Further information and bookings:
Museo Morisco (Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm)
Plaza García Lorca 3, Sayalonga
Phone & Whatsapp: 675 315 539
Email: museomorisco@sayalonga.es 

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The Bandits at La Plaza: Friday 26th August from 8.30pm.
Playing live at Posada La Plaza, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida.
All your favourite cover songs played on keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin and saxophone. Herbie Hancock, Gerry Rafferty, The Beatles, Paulo Nutini, Pink Floyd, Steve Earle and much more. To reserve your table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127. 

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Torrox Pilgrimage of San Roque: Torrox recovers this weekend its Pilgrimage in honor of its patron saint, San Roque. Sunday, August 28, the municipality will experience one of the “most beautiful pilgrimages”, as the mayor said. Mass will be held in the morning at the hermitage of San Roque, after will begin the pilgrimage to the esplanade of the river Torrox, where they are due to arrive around two in the afternoon, then they will distribute rice to all the attendees.
– The itinerary on horseback will be from the centre, once the mass is over, from San Roque square, passing through Fuente street, Pontil street, ring road; a refreshment break will be taken during the stop at La Granja, continuing along Cómpeta avenue, Almedina street, passing through Protegidas, until reaching the Barranco Plano area where another break is planned, especially for the horses to refresh themselves. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/torrox-recupera-este-domingo-su-romeria-de-san-roque/

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Feria Comares 2022: Fri 26 to Sun 28 August
– Every night there will be performances by “pandas de verdiales”, specifically those of Raíces de Málaga, Arroyo Conca and Primera de Comares, which will take place in the Plaza de los Verdiales. Also among the musical performances are those of Merche, Marisol Bizcocho and Rasel, which will take place in the Plaza Balcón de la Axarquía, and in the Youth stall there will be music throughout the night with the participation of various disc jockeys.
– In addition, throughout the days, there will be activities for all ages, such as donkey-taxi rides for children, a circuit of games and attractions and bicycle and motorbike races, as well as religious events linked to the patron saint of Comares, San Hilario de Poitiers.

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Almáchar to celebrate its Feast of Ajoblanco: Sept 3rd
During the celebration of the Feast there will be tastings of white garlic, workshops, regional dances, parades and flamenco night, as well as for the first time free tours so that visitors can get to know the town. 15,000 visitors are expected.
Ajoblanco is a traditional dish associated with the territory of the Axarquia; the nutritional value of ajoblanco lies in the quality of the elements that compose it: the extra virgin olive oil (antioxidants, fatty acids, mono-and polyunsaturated, vitamins and minerals), almonds (mainly proteins) and the garlic (antiseptic par excellence). Photo: deliciosi. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/almachar-vuelve-a-celebrar-su-fiesta-del-ajoblanco-en-la-que-espera-15-000-visitantes/

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Hell Bunny Band at El Canuelo- Periana:
Thurs 25 Aug 9:30pm. Res 639 26 60 13 

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Flamenco Show by Eva Bravo: Thursday 25 Aug 9:30pm
Museo de Arte Flamenco – Peña Juan Breva
Ramón Franquelo 4, 29008 Málaga
Enjoy a live flamenco performance in the club Peña Juan Breva.
At 21:30h the Cuadro Flamenco de Eva Bravo will perform.
Accompanied by a great artistic cast:
Dancing: Eva Bravo and Alberto Bataná. Singing: Miguel Astorga
On guitar: Pepín Naranjo. For info and bookings please contact us on 952221380 / 687607526 / 600568856 FB 

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Clarence Jazz Club- Coming Events:
Calle Danza Invisible 8, CP 29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)
-Thursday Aug 25, 10:00 pm Jazz Jam Session
-Friday, Aug 26, 10:00 pm Chapi Pineda & Pepe Justicia (Flamenco & Jazz)
-Saturday, Aug 27, 10:00 pm Pablo Castillo Quartet (Jazz)
Information and tickets on our website http://www.clarencejazzclub.com or in the club. 

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Festival of Legends Concert at the Drive-In: Fri 2 Sept
80s Tribute to Spanish Pop + Drive-In Food Experience
Autocine Málaga Metrovacesa
Carretera de la Azucarera Intelhorce, 29004 Málaga
20:30 – 23:55 CEST
We will be joined by no less than:
-Javier Urquijo – Los Secretos
-Luis Bolín, founder and vocalist of the legendary band LA UNIÓN!
Together with these great artists of recognized prestige we will have the best tribute to the band Los Secretos
https://www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-festival-ochentero-382089950327
VIDEO LINK 

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Torre del Mar Tourist Day with a giant cake for 4,500 people:
Thursday 25th August at 19:30 hours, on the Paseo Marítimo next to the lighthouse. The cake, made by the Torre del Mar chef Roberto Soler, will be 8 metres wide, “It will have a basic vanilla cake, cream and spiced syrup, and we will introduce motifs from the entire municipality, to promote tourism both in the highlands and inland areas”. 

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-Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
-Check my website for examples of my work http://nik-of-all-trades.weebly.com/
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Natural & yute castillan tallboy Measurements 53 x38 x123
Price 145€
– Natural & yute occasional table Measurements 60 x 45 x 50cms Price 60€
– Wooden rocking chair 95€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Infiniton 30/70 fridge freezer. Only 1 year old and used less than 6 months hence like new inside and out. Under guarantee still. Cost now on Infiniton website €580, see https://infiniton.es/frigorificos/194-fg-1570.html
Will accept €175 a real bargain!
– Shelving unit with 5 shelves. Excellent condition. €50
– Coffee Table. Very heavy and solid. Excellent condition. €45
Contact Rob / Fiona in Sedella.
Email: robandfiona@hotmail.co.uk or tel 634301463. 

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For Sale: Full Spanish Course (Cassette Tapes) by Pimsleur from Readers Digest, presented in a handy plastic carry case, it’s all on cassette tape. A lot of the tapes are still in the cellophane wrapper. A real bargain at 10.00€. Buyer to collect in Cómpeta area or we can arrange a mutually convenient meeting place to do the deal.
Contact John, Cómpeta, on WhatsApp 653111189
Or email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 

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For Sale: Large potted bougainvillea €20. Rita, Torrox Costa. tel: 711009940 email: i1p2o3h@gmail.com 

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FREE: English cookery magazines. I have a huge amount of English cookery magazines – free to a good home. They are not current issues, but well pored over mags but still in good nick. I would be happy to meet on any Tuesday at Bar la Vega in Torre del Mar or Algarrobo Lidl overflow car park. Thanks, Gail, Sayalonga,
whatsapp 626370695

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Wanted: 3 drawer pine chest of drawers.
Contact Karen / Árchez via
email on: kknowlson@hotmail.com

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Wanted: Game of Thrones DVDs. Does anyone have a set of the full series of Game of Thrones DVDs they may like to sell or I could borrow? In anticipation of if you do, I could meet in Algarrobo Lidl overflow car park or El Ingenio. Thanks, Gail, Sayalonga. 626370695 whatsapp

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Covid- Andalusia drops to 294 hospitalized, adds 893 cases and 33 deaths from Covid: {Translation, summary} 23/08/2022 13:13
– Andalusia has registered on Tuesday 23 August a total of 893 new cases of coronavirus since last Friday, of which 552 have occurred in people over 60. The number of deaths has risen by 33.
– Andalusia has recorded 40 fewer hospital admissions than last Friday, down from 300, specifically 294, while admissions to intensive care units have fallen to eight (-3).
– By provinces, Malaga recorded 64 hospitalisations, of which one is in ICU, followed by Seville, with 46 hospitalisations and one in ICU; Jaen, with 42 hospitalisations of which four are in ICU; Cadiz, with 40 and one in ICU; Granada with 32, none in ICU; Cordoba, with 25 and none in ICU; Huelva, with 23 hospitalisations, also none in ICU, and Almeria, with 22, one in ICU.
– With regard to the current average incidence of infection in Andalusia in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, this has fallen to 117.67 points per 100,000 inhabitants, 15.7 points less than three days ago. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069831/andalucia-baja-a-294-hospitalizados-suma-893-casos-y-33-muertes-por-covid/

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Andalusia records 271 active cases of monkeypox, with 89 under investigation: {Translation} 23/08/2022 13:20
– Andalusia maintains, for the moment, a total of 271 active cases of monkeypox, which means 33 less than last Friday (304), and has another 89 cases under investigation. In addition, 443 people have already been vaccinated because they have been at-risk contacts of patients who have tested positive for the disease.
– Thus, in the statement released on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs specifies that the province with the most cases is Seville, with a total of 106, followed by Malaga, with 76; Cadiz, with 32; Huelva, with 19; Granada, with 16; Cordoba, with 16; three in Almeria and three in Jaen.
– In addition, there are 424 discarded cases that have been declared to the Andalusian Epidemiological Surveillance System Network (SVEA), while 443 previously confirmed cases are already inactive.
– As for the vaccines, as of Tuesday, 443 vaccines have been administered – of the 1,470 received – in the main hospitals of the community since the inoculation of this serum began on 20 July. All the vaccines have been given as a preventive measure – to people who have been in contact with infected people or people at risk – but not to infected patients. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069833/andalucia-contabiliza-271-casos-activos-de-viruela-del-mono-con-89-en-investigacion/

SPAIN

The price of electricity chains its second day at a maximum since March despite the cap on gas: The price of electricity chains its second consecutive day at maximums since March. For this Wednesday, the average price of electricity for regulated rate customers linked to the wholesale market will return, with a rise of 19.4% compared to this Tuesday, to stand at 436.25 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) , thus registering a new maximum since the entry into force of the gas cap, according to provisional data from the Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE). Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-electricity-chains-its-second-day-at-a-maximum-since-march-despite-the-cap-on-gas/

ANDALUCIA

Earthquake in Andalucía, with a magnitude of 3.3, is felt in Estepona and other Malaga towns: The epicenter of the seismic movement this Tuesday afternoon was located in the Sevillian town of La Roda de Andalucía. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/earthquake-andalucia-estepona-20220823141740-nt.html 

MALAGA

Fuengirola beach bars invited to present live music without applying for a permit: Fuengirola town hall has joined forces with local beach bars and chiringuitos once again to promote a new edition of Noches al Relente, an event that will present live music along the beaches of the municipality on Friday 26 August. The initiative, which will return after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, offers the bars the chance of presenting live music on their terraces until 2am without the need to apply for a permit or music licence. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/beach-bars-live-music-20220823114148-nt.html

LA HERRADURA

New motorhome site opens in La Herradura: La Herradura has a new site for motorhomes and camper vans with space for up to 40 vehicles. Camper Area La Herradura is located on a 4,500 m2 plot near the town centre and the beach. The Ramos family from Granada are behind the initiative. They have rented the plot and equipped it with all the services needed for this type of facility including electricity, cleaning areas, grey water points, a laundry room, toilets and washing facilities. Photo: SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/motorhome-site-herradura-20220822175847-nt.html 

UK

British Airways axes 10,000 more flights to and from Heathrow: British Airways has announced another round of cancellations, axing 10,000 flights to and from Heathrow until the end of March next year as it adapts to the persistent staff shortages that have hit aviation.
The carrier’s decision to shrink its short-haul timetable by 8% comes after the London airport extended the summer’s 100,000 daily cap on passenger numbers by another six weeks until the end of October and asked airlines to sell fewer flights. BA said that more than 600 return flights to and from Heathrow would be cancelled to 29 October. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/aug/22/british-airways-axes-10000-more-flights-to-and-from-heathrow

EUROPE

New Network of Night Trains to Connect Over 200 European Cities:
– A trans-European network of night trains will make a powerful comeback in urgent action to curb climate change, consisting of 40 international long-distance lines. As a result, by 2030, it will connect more than 200 cities and locations across Europe, from Lisbon in the west to Moscow in the east and from Helsinki in the north to Malaga in the south.
– As far as the Dutch-Belgian railway company European Sleeper is concerned, it has indicated that by the end of next year, it wishes to run a night train to Barcelona several times a week. That will depart from Amsterdam and make several stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, it will have departures three times per week to Spain from December 10, 2023, maybe earlier. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/new-network-of-night-trains-to-connect-over-200-european-cities/

SPACE

James Webb telescope reveals images including Jupiter in unprecedented detail:
New images capture the planet’s Great Red Spot, a storm big enough to swallow Earth, and its northern and southern lights. See 16 image gallery at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/23/james-webb-jupiter-images-red-spot-nasa-space-telescope/ 

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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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DigameXtra No. 2342 Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

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Art Exhibition at Bio Beach- El Morche: Art by the sea
A not to be missed painting exhibition! A local English artist, Christina Hallett, is showing her work at Bio Beach Club, El Morche for a month from 24th August.
An exciting mix of colourful landscapes and figurative paintings, reflecting the light, passion and beauty of the life Christina sees around her.
Come and enjoy the vitality and colours of her work that reflects the life she loves here in Spain.
All are welcome at the inauguration Thursday 25th August 19.00-21-00
Bio Beach Club, Paseo Maritimo, El Morche, 24th August – 21st September, open 10.00 am until late (closed Tuesdays).
Info: cjhandspel AT outlook D0T com 

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For example: "...Buyer collects in Nerja, John/Malaga"
Why? DigameXtra covers a large area. So, for example, readers in Motril are unlikely to make recommendations, or call about most for-sale items, if they know you are located in Coin. As for including both locations in for-sale posts, the buyer needs to know where to collect the item, but they will also want to know where you are from in case there is a problem. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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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.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Futon, a pinewood base and good quality, firm mattress. E45
– Leather poufe, in good condition E30
– Bookshelf in reproduction style E45 (no books included)
Collect from Archez (Nr. Competa)
Phone Jenny: 610168541
Email Chris: cjs7366 @ hotmail dot co dot UK 

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For Sale: Trimmer. Rarely used and very well maintained Remington beard and hair trimmer with 4 attachments for trimming, two cleaning brushes and with accompanying charging cable with USB connection, 15€ ONO. Chris, Torrox,
e-mail: achriston7472@icloud.com 

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For Sale, 2 items:
– Daewoo Microwave oven. Model KOR-6F07 20L 700W. 30€
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– Decathlon Domyos Treadmill W500. 125€ or nearest offer.
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Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
Collection only. Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com 

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For Sale: Samsung galaxy j3 smartphone 5 inch screen open to all sim cards factory reset €50 tel Kath 646027621 Torrox 

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For Rent: Long term rental available. 3 bed cottage with pool ten minutes drive from Comares village. 600€ per month including bills.
Please apply to kayh74@hotmail.com ; Kay. Comares.

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Positive feedback re Endesa Client App: It’s not often we see positive feedback re Endesa. I recently downloaded the app and registered for an online account. I have used the web chat on two separate occasions and am very impressed with the efficiency of it, got all my long standing questions (years) about potenca and tariffs answered, and by switching tariff I have received a 20% discount.
Jackser, Competa, barretttadgh AT yahoo DoT com

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

UGT asks for an increase in the minimum wage: A minimum interprofessional salary (SMI) of 1,100 euros per month, 10% more than today, is requested by the general secretary of the UGT, Pepe Álvarez this Monday. The union leader has pointed out that, due to high inflation, this year we should go to a minimum wage in the terms in which inflation is, that is, at 10%. “Place the SMI at those 1,100 euros”, Álvarez stated in a statement to the media. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/ugt-asks-for-an-increase-in-the-minimum-wage-of-10-up-to-1100-euros-per-month/

MALAGA

Anti-Logic at work- Authorities Claim A Tourist Tax Will Not Reduce Tourism?:
– These officials seem to forget the whole reason Costa del Sol is (was) so popular, is exactly because it was inexpensive compared to other destinations. There have been modest price increases for tourism related items recently, and that has surely driven away some budget-minded tourists, but many tourists understand the situation, so are willing to pay a bit more. Now officials want to further aggravate that situation by making local tourism even more expensive for visitors with a new tax? The tourism sector is still struggling to recover from Covid, and they are doing their best to hold tourism prices steady despite soaring inflation, to attract the tourists they are desperate for. These officials are convinced a new tax will not hurt tourist numbers? What if they are wrong? They provide zero evidence supporting their position. Sevillian Socialist anti-logic at its finest. No wonder they got hammered in the recent Andalucian elections. See next article for more opposition views. -Ed.
– The mayors of Malaga and Seville are both in favour of a tourist tax in their cities. They have both said they are in favour of the idea of a tourist tax for visitors who stay overnight, because it would help to finance the public services they provide and the work they do on promotion. “This is something that Seville council has been suggesting for the past seven years, because we are convinced that it will not reduce the amount of tourism and would provide income which can be used to improve public services and promotion.”
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/tourist-tax-20220822101307-nt.html

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Andalusian hoteliers point out “the absolute ignorance” of the tourist tax: {Translation}
– The Andalusian hoteliers have indicated this Tuesday their opposition to the tourist tax, a measure that, by taxing the cost of overnight stays, they consider as a possible “handicap” for them.
– This was stated by the secretary general of the Andalusian Federation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (Fahat), Rafael Barba, after the meeting this weekend between the mayor of Seville, Antonio Muñoz, and the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, to address various issues concerning their cities and in which the issue of the tourist tax arose, a matter on which the Malaga councillor said that it is “positive, as long as there is consensus with the sector”.
– In this sense, Barba pointed out that what the federation currently knows about the measure are “rumours”, as they have not received “any paper with the ideas”.
– On this measure, which according to him is “a new occurrence that has to do with the heat of the tourist season”, he said that the hotel sector is in a “situation of absolute ignorance”, as they do not know “what method it has, its amount or how the money raised is going to be invested”, among other issues.
– Barba also pointed out that the name of the proposal, ‘tourist tax’, is “a euphemism”, as they do not agree that it can be called a ‘tax’, as they consider it to be “a tax that only affects one activity”, nor do they consider the term ‘tourist’ to be approved, as they believe that “tourism covers a wide range of sectors and this measure only affects one of them – the hotel sector”.
– “What experience tells us is that in the end this income goes into the council’s coffers, which is why one becomes defensive, and even more so if there is no information about it,” he added. The secretary general specified that they fear that “everything will go to the chapter of the single coffers” and that “it will be very difficult to know what the real return on this supposed tax is”.
– Finally, the president of Fahat asked for “concreteness” about this proposal and “to call a spade a spade”, as “this is just another tax, with an obvious desire to collect money”. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069740/hoteleros-andaluces-senalan-el-absoluto-desconocimiento-de-la-tasa-turistica/

UK

UK inflation to top 18% as gas prices soar, banking giant Citi forecasts:
– The spiraling rate will tighten the squeeze on households already wrestling with the deepening cost of living crisis and ramp up pressure on the central bank to take firmer action in a bid to curb runaway prices.
– UK inflation is set to top 18% in January – the highest point in more than 40 years and nine times the Bank of England’s target – due to rocketing wholesale gas prices, a global investment bank has forecast.
– Citi has predicted the retail energy price cap would surge to £4,567 in January and then £5,816 in April, compared with the current level of £1,971 a year, according to reports. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/uk-inflation-to-top-18-as-gas-prices-soar-banking-giant-citi-forecasts-12679147

ENERGY CRISIS

The price of electricity in Spain soars on Tuesday to 365.33 euros/MWh, its highest level since the Iberian exception: {Translation, summary}
– This will be the highest level since the so-called “Iberian exception” came into force in mid-June, and the price of 360 euros/MWh will be exceeded for the first time, including the compensation to gas companies.
– This increase in the price of electricity comes at a time when the price of TTF gas in Holland, the European market benchmark, is at a record high, with futures for September trading on Monday at a new high of almost 290 euros/MWh, after registering a rise of more than 18%.
– In the absence of the ‘Iberian exception’ mechanism to cap the price of gas for electricity generation, the price of electricity in Spain would be on average around 476.76 euros/MWh, which is around 111.43 euros/MWh more than with the compensation for regulated tariff customers, who will thus pay 23.37% less on average.
– The ‘Iberian mechanism’, which came into force on 15 June, limits the price of gas for electricity generation to an average of 48.8 euros per MWh for a period of twelve months, thus covering the coming winter, a period when energy prices are more expensive.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-precio-luz-dispara-martes-36533-euros-mwh-maximo-excepcion-iberica-20220822143409.html

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Europe braces for more cuts in Russian oil and gas exports: Europe faces fresh disruption to energy supplies due to damage to a pipeline system that brings oil from Kazakhstan through Russia, the pipeline operator said on Monday, adding to concerns over a plunge in gas supplies that could drive consumer prices much higher.
– CPC, which handles about 1% of global oil and whose largest shareholder is Russian pipeline firm Transneft, said exports from two of its three mooring points at a Black Sea terminal had been suspended, confirming a Reuters report.
– CPC said it had to suspend loadings from its SPM-1 and SPM-2 mooring points due to damage at “the attachment points of underwater sleeves to buoyancy tanks”. It said loadings were only being processed from SPM-3 and so oil loading requests would have to be reduced. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/kazakh-oil-exports-via-russia-hit-by-damaged-equipment-2022-08-22/

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The PP will vote against the energy saving decree if the government does not correct it this Tuesday: {Translation}
– The general coordinator of the PP, Elías Bendodo, has announced that his party will vote this Thursday against the decree law on energy saving unless this Tuesday, at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, the Government corrects it and eliminates what it considers to be “frivolities”.
– In a press conference at the PP headquarters, Bendodo has indicated that the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, two days before the vote in Congress, is a “magnificent opportunity” to correct the decree law and eliminate issues such as turning off shop windows or reducing air conditioning, which he defines as “frivolities”, and to add issues such as transport subsidies. “If the government withdraws all the frivolous measures, if it opts for protection and road transport aid, we will vote in favour; but if not, we will vote against,” he said.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-pp-votara-contra-decreto-ahorro-energetico-si-gobierno-no-corrige-martes-20220822133325.html

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