DigameXtra No. 2327 Thursday, August 4th, 2022

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Torrox Local Festival Day Events: Friday Aug 5th
– Festividad de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves y San Roque
Location is Parroquia Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnacion, Torrox
– 11 am & 8 pm Eucharista / 9:30 pm Procession
– Dance Show & Concert in Plaza de la Constitution after procession. Dance Show by Raíces and concert by Abanah. VIDEO LINK Procession 2011


Dana & Gianni in concert: Saturday 6th of August starting at 9pm. La Retama, Peña Caballista, Mijas.
In the splendid setting between the mountains and the sea, by popular demand Dana & Gianni return with their interesting and exciting journey around the world in music. Unique and refined interpretation of international and original songs, playing in 432hz tuning. You can drink and eat. Book/ info: 648 88 12 32


Alhautor 2022 Festival: Aug 4-7.
Finca el Porton, Alhaurin de la Torre


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Translation services: Hello, my name is Rosie. I am offering translation services. I have experience in hospitals, police stations, town halls, I can also translate for appointments over the phone. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I charge 10€ an hour, and am based in the Axarquia area.
I am also available for house-sitting and pet-sitting for people who go on holiday. I can provide references from people I have worked for in the past, if necessary.
Contact me on my phone number, or send me a WhatsApp at 605450322.


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Cambrian Restoration And Antiques:
With 50 years of experience in the antiques and restoration business in Europe and the United States, I have worked on a wide range of restoration projects and hold a varied stock of antique furniture, ceramics, rustic items, artwork, rugs, clocks, and many other interesting items, which I aim to sell off in order to retire.
My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
Tel: 653 429 452 ; Email: jsantiquescb15@gmail.com ; We are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.
This week’s selection of items on sale:
– De Walt Saw Bench. De Walt 12 inch blade, long-reach, crosscut saw bench. Compound crosscutting and the ability to rip cut material up to 4 inches thick, with the blade parallel to fence. Cost over £3000 new, and it works as well now as the day it was made. I will be sorry to see it go. Price 500 euros.
– Shopsmith Router Table. Shopsmith over and/or under router table, complete with all accessories (but not the routers). Great quality unit. Price 130 euros.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Pine round coffee table Diameter 60 x 60 x 49 cms Price 15€
– Tv unit 82 x 42 x 79cms Price 25€
– Square table 50 x 50 x 49cms 15€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: 2 x UB40 Tickets. Saturday 6th August.
Marbella. Great seats. Cost €66 each. €100 the pair ONO
WhatsApp 711077830 (Tracy) Canaillas de Albaida


For Rent: Long Term in La Herradura.
Set over 4 floors, with a roof terrace on the fifth, this house has just been rebuilt and redecorated, with a private lift and toilet/bathroom on each floor.
The house has two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. Spacious kitchen on the ground floor.
It would suit a couple who like to be near to all amenities. The house is located on a charming pedestrian street, a five minute walk to the beach, 3 minutes to supermarkets and bars and main bus stop (to Malaga, Almuñécar etc.).
A nearby garage is available for rent.
€875/month. Long term rentals only please. Available immediately.
Call Kitty, La Herradura on 639563213 


For Sale: Computer. New, Powerful MiniPC, Minis Forum GK-41. Only one left. All solid-state – No Overheating Problems!
Customized & Upgraded by DoctorLaptop
-Windows 11 Pro, with Chrome, Adobe Reader & VLC Player
-360Gb data storage. One Pro quality high-speed SSD, 240Gb(system) + 120Gb Pro quality, high speed Flash card (data). Flash card makes transferring data between devices simple. 
-8Gb RAM.
-Processor Intel Quad Core, 2.0GHz base, 2.70GHz burst.
-Video ports: HDMI 2.0, DP & VGA (with provided adapter), 4k @ 60Hz, can support 2 big screen displays with different content simultaneously! (Watch 2 games at once, both in 4k quality)
-Built-in Wifi 2.4/5 + 2 Ethernet ports + Audio/Mic port
-Includes mounting plate + hardware, HDMI Cable & DP cable, A/C power cable.
All solid state, so no overheating issues even on the hottest days. Very low power consumption. User supplies display, keyboard, mouse & speakers or headphones.
I have new business quality UK keyboards (USB) if needed, add €25.
30 day cash back warranty on hardware.
Price €400, no offers. Buyer collects. I can set it up while you are here, so you can see how to connect everything, and you can try it out before you buy.
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com
Naythan / Torrox Costa 


News & Articles

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There’s a shortage of ice in Spain: Businesses say they can’t afford to produce and store vast quantities of ice because the electricity costs have risen so much. As a result, some supermarkets have started to limit how many bags customers can buy. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/ice-shortage-spain-20220803093245-nt.html


Food is more expensive in Spain than in the rest of the euro zone:
– While in Spain the price of oil increased by 37% in year-on-year terms and cereals, coffee, dairy products and eggs, and meat increased by around 16%, 11%, 16% and 10%, respectively , in the rest of the eurozone the figures are moderate. The euro area recorded year-on-year increases of 29% in oil, 11% in cereals and coffee and around 12% in dairy products, eggs and meat.
– When comparing the price increases since January 2021, when the first symptoms of the inflationary episode began to be noticed, the differences between Spain and the euro zone increase in some products. Oil has become 56% more expensive in Spain since January 2021 compared to a 34% rise in the eurozone and, when comparing the price of cereals, the increase in Spain was 17% while in the eurozone it is limited to 12%. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/food-is-more-expensive-in-spain-than-in-the-rest-of-the-euro-zone/


Beach Showers Shut Off In 3 Towns: The persistent drought continues to hit the Axarquia in the middle of summer, with the reservoir of La Viñuela already below 13 per cent of its capacity, and only 20.9 cubic hectometres stored, which means that, if there is not abundant rainfall in autumn, there could be severe restrictions to supply later on in the year.
– As such, local administrations have begun to take restrictive measures on the population and the councils of Vélez-Málaga and Rincón de la Victoria began this Monday to cut the supply in the showers on the beaches, which total around 160 structures between the two coasts, with 30 kilometres. In both municipalities, only the footbaths will be left in operation.
– Meanwhile, in Algarrobo, with just 1.5 kilometres of beach, they have gone a step further and from Monday supplies to the dozen showers and footbaths have been completely cut off. Full article:


Sedella Fair 2022: Friday thru Sunday 5-7 Aug
– Friday. At 12.15 p.m., a water party and aquagym class. At 18.00 there will be a motorbike ribbon race and at 20:00 hours there will be an Indoor Football Championship. At 20:00 there will be a parade by the Municipal Music Band of Sedella and an hour later the Fiesta de Mayor will begin, with tastings and entertainment by the singer Macarena with the special collaboration of Juan Antonio Morales. At 22:30 hours, the Night Fair begins with the orchestra ‘Dale al play’, followed by the performance of David Barrull, winner of the first edition of ‘La Voz’. After that music by DJs in the youth pavillion.
– Saturday. From 10am we will have a parade of the Municipal Band of Sedella and the charanga ‘No ni na’. At 10:30 the dominoes competition will start and an hour later, the race-walk ‘Against Gender Violence’. At 12:30, there will be a bicycle race for the little ones, and a foam party with DJs. At 19:00, there will be a Children’s Party with ‘La Carpa’, where there will be a distribution of sweets. At 22:00 hours will be the transfer of Our Lady of the Virgin of Hope from her hermitage to the parish church of San Andrés Apóstol. At two o’clock in the morning we will have the great performance of Duende Callejero.
– Sunday. On Sunday, after the flower presentation by the Agrupación Musical Bentomiz de Arenas, the Mass and Procession of the Virgen de la Esperanza will begin. It will be enlivened by the Municipal Music Band of Sedella and the Bentomiz de Arenas Musical Group. At around 14:00 there will be a welcome drink served. At four o’clock in the afternoon the Spanish song artist, ‘La Caletera’, will perform; and the rumbero group ‘Sombra y luz’. At 18:30 the prizes for the different competitions will be awarded, followed by the ribbon race on horseback at the hermitage. At 21:00 the cover band ‘Planeta 80’ will perform. At 00:30 hours, it will be the turn of Raúl, el balilla.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-feria-de-sedella-contara-con-las-actuaciones-de-david-barrull-duende-callejero-y-raul-el-balilla/ 


Culture, leisure and gastronomy come together in the ‘White Night’ from Vélez-Málaga to infusing life into the historic centre: {Translation, summary}
– Vélez-Málaga will once again experience a magical night in the historic centre of the city on August 19th with the celebration of the ‘Noche en Blanco’ and with it the opening of cultural spaces, monuments and the realization of thirty complementary activities for all audiences. Theatre, music, gastronomy and endless experiences to enjoy in the moonlight; from the Cerro de San Cristóbal to the MUVEL, passing through the Plaza del Carmen and up to the Fortress, locals and visitors, young and old, will live a unique experience around culture, leisure and local traditions; as explained by the Councillor for Culture and Historical Heritage, Cynthia García.
– All the cultural spaces will remain open and can be visited free of charge from 21.00 to 01.00 hours. A very wide offer, for one night, and in the surroundings of the historic centre. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/cultura-ocio-y-gastronomia-se-unen-en-la-noche-en-blanco-de-velez-malaga-para-llenar-de-vida-el-centro-historico/ 



Asda Mobile customers are about to face a price hike of at least 150% as the cost of living crisis deepens: The price rise will affect pay-as-you-go users and customers who pay monthly for a bundle, and who go over their limit. The increase will see mobile customers being charged more from September 26.
– In addition, for bundle customers, only 5GB of data can now be used for free when roaming in Europe, regardless of your allowance. Use more than that and you’ll be charged the out-of-bundle rate. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/one-cheapest-uk-mobile-networks-27647597 


EU says Novavax COVID shot must carry heart side-effect warning: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is recommending Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine carry a warning of the possibility of two types of heart inflammation, an added burden for a shot that has so far failed to win wide uptake. The heart conditions – myocarditis and pericarditis – should be listed as new side effects in the product information for the vaccine, Nuvaxovid, based on a small number of reported cases, the EMA said on Wednesday. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/eu-regulator-says-novavax-covid-vaccine-should-carry-side-effect-warning-2022-08-03/ 


No evidence that depression is caused by chemical imbalance or low serotonin levels, finds comprehensive review:
– After decades of study, there remains no clear evidence that serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, according to a major review of prior research led by UCL scientists. Many people take antidepressants because they have been led to believe their depression has a biochemical cause, but this new research suggests this belief is not grounded in evidence
– The new umbrella review – an overview of existing meta-analyses and systematic reviews – published in Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that depression is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance, and calls into question what antidepressants do. Most antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which were originally said to work by correcting abnormally low serotonin levels. There is no accepted pharmacological mechanism by which antidepressants affect the symptoms of depression. Full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220720080145.htm


Golf News- LIV Golf players file anti-trust lawsuit against PGA Tour: Eleven LIV Golf players, including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, filed an anti-trust lawsuit on Wednesday against the US PGA Tour, some seeking a restraining order to compete in next week’s playoffs.
– The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, challenges the indefinite suspensions imposed by PGA commissioner Jay Monahan upon those who played in any of the Saudi-backed upstart tour’s first three events.
– The lawsuit begins a legal showdown between the rebel series and the established PGA Tour and whether the golfers are free agents or as tour members are subject to rules and punishments of the PGA Tour. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220803-liv-golf-players-file-anti-trust-lawsuit-against-pga-tour


New image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals details of the Cartwheel Galaxy: Researchers believe that it looks a bit like a cartwheel because it was formed by “an intense event – a high-speed collision between a large spiral galaxy and a smaller galaxy not visible in this image”. Photo: NASA. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/new-image-from-nasas-james-webb-space-telescope-reveals-details-of-the-cartwheel-galaxy-12664652 


A group of scientists manages to restore cellular functions in dead pigs: Using a new technology they developed that delivers a specially designed cell-protective fluid to organs and tissues, the researchers restored blood circulation and other cellular functions in pigs a full hour after their deaths, they report in the Aug. 3 edition of the journal Nature. The findings may help extend the health of human organs during surgery and expand availability of donor organs, the authors said. The research builds upon an earlier Yale-led project that restored circulation and certain cellular functions in the brain of a dead pig with technology dubbed BrainEx. Full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220803112550.htm


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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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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
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