DigameXtra No. 2330 Monday, August 8th, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices.
– 15th – Evening trip for the Fireworks in Almunecar €12pp with pick ups at the A1 Garden Centre, Torre bus station, Aldi Caleta, Algarrobo Lidl, BP Garage Torrox and Maro – still a few places left.
– 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.
– 16th – Castellar de la Frontera & Zoo. Price €40pp and includes coach fare, tips and entry ticket. A fantastic zoo that has a great programme on releasing endangered species back into the wild. A real fun day out.
– 7th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 19- 23rd – 5 day trip to Mojacar, staying in a 4* hotel on a half board basis. Price includes hotel accommodation, coach fare, tips and 2 trips, one to the historic city of Cartagena and second – a visit to the Crystal Caves at Pulpi. €260pp based on 2 sharing a double room.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695, or email:  phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 


Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche:
– Did you know that Pesto is thought to have two predecessors in ancient times, going back as far as the Roman age? The ancient Romans used to eat a similar paste called moretum, which was made by crushing garlic, salt, cheese, herbs, olive oil, and vinegar (and sometimes pine nuts) together. During the Middle Ages, a popular sauce in the Genoan cuisine was agliata, which was basically a mash of garlic and walnuts, as garlic was a staple in the nutrition of Ligurians, especially for the seafarers. And were you aware that Spain has Romesco? It is a red paste of romesco chile peppers processed with tomatoes, sweet red peppers, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil. France is famous for its Pistou (from Provence), a combination of basil, parsley, crushed garlic, and grated cheese. Pistou is used as an accompaniment to soupe au pistou, a hearty vegetable soup not unlike the Italian minestrone soup. And you can find a type of Pesto in Peru! Theirs is enhanced by the inclusion of spinach. They may use vegetable oil instead of olive oil and other nuts. However, you do not have to travel the world for an exquisitely satisfying PESTO. The Bio Beach Restaurant offers you several dishes featuring their homemade version of this green delight! My favorites are the Pesto Tostadas! Try some, I bet you’ll go back for more!
– The Bio Beach lectures will start again on the second Wednesday in September, on the 14th at 11am. We have an exciting program planned for you delivered by Louis C., a U3A member who is a Chef. He’ll 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… Some recipes will be made available. These U3A programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and 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 


Madinat Balish Theatrical Tour (In English): Thursday 18th Aug. 20:30 Departure from: Plaza de la Constitución (Vélez-Málaga)
Travel in time to the Andalusi past of Vélez-Málaga and interact with its historical characters as you visit its monuments and walk through the medieval town! 13 euros (early booking) / 15 euros (same day) Under 17 years: 5€ / Under 12 years: free (accompanied)
If you wish to join the Tour, please contact us. Contact info on FB page.
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‘Juan Breva’ Flamenco Festival in Vélez-Málaga: 
It will take place in the Auditorium Cerro de San Cristóbal on 13 August, at 22:30 hours, with free admission until full capacity is reached. Duquende, María Terremoto and Rafa Ramírez will perform. 


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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
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Tango lessons: Wednesday 19.30 hs.
The Circles Calle Chaparil 5 Nerja. For all levels.
Teachers Miguel Angel Wiede & Miguel Ojos Negros
info & wasap tel 659 26 26 16 


Men With Vans: You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans.
For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help.
House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call.
Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door.
Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or visit our Facebook page 
Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.


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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria: Personal tailor-made real estate.
We have clients looking for the following properties:
2 and 3 bedroom apartments with at least 2 bathrooms, large south facing terrace and secure parking on the coast between Torrox and Rincon de la Victoria.
If you are selling or thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat.
At BluCee we go above and beyond for you during the sales process, don’t just take our word for it – see our reviews on Google and Facebook.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
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For Sale: Cristal Exposition Presentation shelf. Perfect for Presentation, good condition. 40x40cm each piece, build what you want. Price: 30€ ONO
Call Svend; 606423869, Torrox 


FREE: Teaching Spanish? I used to teach Spanish to my friends years ago. Clogging my cupboard are a couple of large files, full of the documents I used. Would anyone be interested in collecting them before I put them in the bin? No charge but you collect.
Jane / Nerja. Email: janekirkspain@gmail.com


Wanted: Car. Looking for a small to medium size car must be in good condition with reasonable mileage, service history.
Will pay 4/5000 euro for the right vehicle.
Rob, Canillas de Albaida
Email: robbers1551@gmail.com


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Fish Bait: Hi, Any fishing people know of any place in the Torre del Mar area that sell live maggots for fishing, tel 679598264
e-mail: robertinsedella@gmail.com. Bob, Sedella.


Loypar: Does anyone know if you need a membership card to shop at Loypar, Velez Malaga? If yes, can anyone tell me how to sign up? Maureen, Velez Malaga
maureen_rego@yahoo.co.uk  (I believe you need to do the free signup prior to placing orders. The Loypar website signup page in English is http://loyparonline.com/index.php?controller=authentication&back=my-accountyou can also change languages in the upper left of the page if necessary.  -Ed.)


News & Articles

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Water Shortage Malaga: {Translation} The La Viñuela reservoir is already below 12.5% of its capacity. 
– The six reservoirs in Malaga closed the week at 45% of their capacity, with 278 cubic hectometres, which represents a decrease of almost 6 hectometres in the last seven days. They store a total of 16 hectometres less than those recorded just a year ago.
– The largest reservoir in the province, that of La Viñuela, the main supplier of drinking water in the Axarquia region, continues to shrink, as a result of a drier than usual hydrological year that has also considerably reduced the levels of wells and springs that feed the inland regions. The La Viñuela reservoir is currently at 12.44% of its capacity, with just 20.44 cubic hectometres of the 164 that it can accumulate, which is almost half of what it stored at this time last year (43.85 hm3). One has to go back to October 2008 to find such worrying figures. On that date it reached an all-time low, and was at only 9% of its capacity.
– This reservoir, built on almost 6 kilometres of the river Guaro, collects water from a dozen other tributaries. These include the Benamargosa, Alcaucín and Granados rivers. It was created over an area of more than 500 hectares. It is almost 100 metres deep and 60% of its water is used for agricultural purposes. It was inaugurated 36 years ago and was completely filled for the first time in 1998.
– By contrast, the reservoir that accumulates the most water is the Guadalteba, at 67%, with 103 cubic hectometres available out of a total capacity of 153.
– The Guadalhorce stands at 35% of its capacity, with 44 hectometres, and the Conde del Guadalhorce, with another 38 hectometres, stands at 57%.
– As for the other two reservoirs – together with those of the Guadalhorce system – which supply the city of Malaga: Casasola and Limonero, they are at half their storage capacity, at 54% and 47%, respectively, and maintain a little over 40 cubic hectometres in total.
– According to data from Red Hidrosur, the reservoir in the province of Malaga whose level has dropped the most this week has been the La Concepción reservoir, which supplies the Western Costa del Sol. With a consumption of almost two hectometres in seven days, it has remained at 78.77% of its possibilities, with 48 cubic hectometres stored, five less than just a year ago. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-pantano-de-la-vinuela-se-encuentra-ya-al-12-de-capacidad/ 


‘Don’t Pay UK’ campaign urging households not to pay energy bills as price cap set to rise 70%:
– Don’t Pay UK is calling for action against rising energy bills after the price cap is set to rise to a staggering £3,359 per year from October for the average household. This comes as inflation is forecasted to hit 13 per cent in a matter of months – it’s currently sitting at 9.4 per cent, the highest it’s been in 40 years.
– Cornwall Insight, one of the country’s most respected energy consultancies, said bills will hit a staggering £3,359 per year from October for the average household and then rise again to £3,615. However, some experts warn it could go higher, as much as £3,994 in January, according to Energy consultancy Auxilione.
– It was reported earlier this week that BP’s second-quarter profits trippled to £7 billion as oil and gas prices surge.
– In the wake of this news, and taking into account the toll the rising cost of living is taking on millions of Brits, Don’t Pay UK is aiming to get one million households to pledge to not pay their bills in an attempt to force energy companies to reduce bills.
– The same tactic, to what the campaign is suggesting, was brought into action in the late 1980s and ’90s to fight against the poll tax brought in by PM Margaret Thatcher. In protest, 17 million people refused to pay. Don’t Pay UK argued that even a fraction of the million they want to stop paying their bills, then it would still be enough for companies to head to the negotiating table.
Full article: https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/dont-pay-uk-campaign-urging-24685450 


Worldwide BMW Recall for Some Models of Their Electric Cars Due to Fire Risk- “Don’t drive or charge them, park them away from any buildings.”:
– Germany luxury carmaker BMW has issued a recall notice for a number of electric vehicles the automobile manufacturer built between 2021 and 2022
– The voluntary recall was in response to battery defects in a number of BMW manufactured electric vehicles built between November 22, 2021, and June 30, 2022, the notice said.
– Around 83 units of 2022-2023 iX xDrive50, iX M60, 2022 i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 vehicles are estimated to be affected by the defect, which comes with the risk of an electrical short-circuit that could trigger a fire.
– BMW advised vehicle owners not to drive or charge the vehicles that were facing the defect. Owners were also told to park their vehicles outside and away from buildings until the repairs are completed. “Dealers will replace the high voltage battery, free of charge,” BMW said. The company said that notification letters are expected to be mailed to owners Sept. 19. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
– This is the second recall in two months for the i4 and iX after BMW called the EVs in for a potential software glitch in the driver’s display when the vehicles were put into Valet Mode.
See official recall notice: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2022/RCLRPT-22V541-1655.PDF
Website to check any vehicle for all recalls:
Reference article: https://uk.motor1.com/news/601825/bmw-recalls-i4-ix-electric-vehicles-fire-risk/ 


LaLiga & Movistar Will Block Spanish IPTV Pirates, No Court Process Needed: Top-tier football league LaLiga and subscription TV platform Movistar Plus+ have won a joint lawsuit in Spain that allows them to block IPTV services until 2025 without needing permission from the courts. A second lawsuit won by Movistar Plus+ allows the TV platform to advise local ISPs of piracy-facilitating sites on a weekly basis and have them blocked within three hours. Once new URLs, domains, and IP addresses of pirate services are identified as infringers of the companies’ rights, blocking of the same will take place on a weekly basis, with no need to identify the Court in advance.
– “The blockade must be carried out within a maximum period of three hours from the notification of new list,” Telefónica explains, adding that the list does not need to be approved by the court and covers all Movistar Plus+ content, not just football matches. One Spanish telecoms company that won’t mind helping out Movistar Plus+ is Orange España. While it directly competes with Movistar, the telecoms company also owned by Telefónica.
– What Could Possibly Be Driving People to IPTV Piracy?
The announcement comes on the heels of a new Uswitch report revealing that Premier League fans in the UK will need to dig deep if they want to enjoy the new season on TV. After subscribing to Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video to gain access to all televised matches (but not all matches played), the average cost to a fan watching all of their team’s games will be £21.93 per match. “However, fans of Bournemouth, Fulham and Nottingham Forest – the three promoted sides – will be paying £35.67 per game to watch their favorite club, based on how often each team’s games are televised,” Uswitch added.
– For perspective, users of pirate IPTV services in the UK and Spain will probably pay less than £10/€10 per month for several thousand channels, including every match and event offered by Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, NHL, NBA, and UFC. Plus every movie and TV show, including everything Netflix, Disney+ and Prime Video has to offer. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/laliga-movistar-will-block-iptv-pirates-no-court-process-needed-220805/


Twitter Scandal- Hackers Exploit Twitter Vulnerability to Expose/Sell 5.4 Million User Accounts Info, While Twitter Itself Used Confidential Information Account Holders Provided for Security Verification for Advertising Purposes Without Their Consent For Over 5 Years: Twitter on Friday revealed that a now-patched zero-day bug was used to link phone numbers and emails to user accounts on the social media platform. “As a result of the vulnerability, if someone submitted an email address or phone number to Twitter’s systems, Twitter’s systems would tell the person what Twitter account the submitted email addresses or phone number was associated with, if any,” the company said in an advisory. No passwords were exposed as a result of the incident.
– Although Twitter didn’t reveal the exact number of impacted users, the forum post made by the threat actor shows that the flaw was exploited to compile a list containing allegedly over 5.48 million user account profiles. Restore Privacy, which disclosed the breach late last month, said the database was being sold for $30,000.
– The development comes as Twitter, in May, agreed to pay a $150 million fine to settle a complaint from the U.S. Justice Department that alleged the company between 2014 and 2019 used information account holders provided for security verification for advertising purposes without their consent. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/hackers-exploit-twitter-vulnerability.html


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
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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