DigameXtra No. 2333 Thursday, August 11th, 2022

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Motril Feria 2022, Day 2: Thursday 11th August
Party with a new parade by the Heart Breackers Dance Studio and a performance of the DJ motrileño Ruben Diaz. Photo: granadadigital.es. 


The Cala Mijas Festival with 5 Days Camping: 31 Aug – 5 Sept. Featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk
Three days of concerts and will have a camping area that can extend the experience of those who go to it up to five days. From the 31st of August to the 5th of September it will be possible to camp in the vicinity of the festival as long as you have contracted a ticket for it. The concert line-up features Arctic Monkeys as the main attraction for Thursday 1 September, being the only concert of this band in Spain on this tour, although not the only one in the Iberian Peninsula, as they will be playing at Kalorama in Lisbon on Friday 2. Alongside them on Thursday will be Bonobo, Chet Faket, Marc Rebillet, Albany, Sen Senra and 15 other artists. On Friday, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk are the most famous artists on a line-up that also has around twenty other acts. Info & tickets: https://calamijas.com/tickets/


XXXVII Noche Flamenca ‘Antonio de Canillas’ in Canillas de Aceituno –  Final Night: Tonight Thursday 11 Aug.
Flamenco festival vocalists contest winners announced and perform in concert. VIDEO LINK


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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.
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Items For 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.



For Sale, 3 items:
– IKEA cupboard, 83x80x30cm, 30€
– Small white single-drawer table (top), 53x49x35cm, 15€
– Small white single-drawer table (bottom) 56x45x35cm, 15€
Collection only – cupboard
Tables – can meet, within reason
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com 


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


Wanted: Does anyone have a sup (inflatable) paddle board for sale? Sarah, Nerja. Email: sarah.mcnulty AT yahoo.co.uk


Correction- Wanted: Car. Reasonably low mileage medium size car, must be in good condition, service history, automatic transmission. Around 6/8 thousand euro for the right vehicle. Contact Rob, Canillas de Albaida
Email: robbers1551@gmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Lost dogs?: We saw 2 lost shepherds route Archez town to the split to sayalonga and Cómpeta. Tuesday 20h
Anne-Marie, Cómpeta;
aswinnen1950 AT gmail.com


Recommendation needed for orthotics: Can anyone wholeheartedly recommend someone to design, supply and fit orthotics? Any location – from Nerja to Velez-Malaga. I hope that someone can help. James in Archez –
Email: james dot mcculloch100@gmail dot com or
WhatsApp 044777 552 9335


News & Articles

(Click the link to read the full article) 
{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Exploding number of deaths in Spain illogically blamed on heat:
– According to official figures, the “high temperatures” in Spain are responsible for over 20,000 additional deaths from January to July 2022 (https://www.eldebate.com/sociedad/20220803/pico-muertes-calor-sanidad-covid-pueden-explicar.html). But this statement does not seem to be credible; there are legitimate doubts about this explanation.
– Spanish lawyer Aitor Guisasola used the figures from the MoMo (Mortality Monitoring), which describes itself as a “system for monitoring daily mortality from all causes”, as a basis. It was developed in 2004 as part of the “Plan for preventive measures against the effects of excessive temperatures” coordinated by the Ministry of Health. “The aim of MoMo is to determine the deviations of the daily observed mortality from the expected mortality based on historical mortality series. MoMo allows for an indirect estimation of the impact of events of public health importance.”
– The Instituto Carlos III in Madrid is responsible for these “estimates”. The “research institute in the field of public health is legally constituted as a public research agency, a kind of quasi-autonomous body under Spanish law”.
– The current MoMo report was published on July 26, 2022 and shows the “key results” since January 1, 2020.
– The number of deaths from January to July 2022 reflect “true barbarism”, said Guisasola. According to MoMo, 22,541 more people than expected died in the first seven months of the year. Of these, only 3828 are assigned to high temperatures in the statistics. How the remaining 18,713 people died is not mentioned. And for July alone, MoMo estimated 7,985 additional deaths, but only 1,913 of those deaths were attributed to high temperatures. So how did the other people die?
– “Someone should explain that to us,” Guisasola remarked. The lawyer considered it “curious” that even in January there were 631 more deaths than expected. “Must be because we had a very hot January,” Guisasola noted with irony.
– According to MoMo statistics, there were a total of 24,490 more deaths in Spain in 2021 than expected. So how many additional deaths will there be by the end of 2022 compared to 22,541 in the first seven months of the year?
– Spanish media portal El Debate also reported that the official claim that the heat was responsible for the additional deaths was not credible.
– Health Minister Carolina Darias therefore felt compelled to declare that the MoMo numbers were only “an estimate” that “does not necessarily correspond to reality”.
– According to the MoMo report, there have been 115,203 “excess deaths from all causes” nationally since January 1, 2020. The high temperatures are only mentioned as the cause in 9,286 cases. Incidentally, over 90 percent of those over 12 years old in the country have had the experimental “vaccines”. 
– Despite climate scare-mongering, the highest temperature in Spain was actually recorded in Ecija in the south with 47C in 1956.
Full article, starts half way down page: https://freewestmedia.com/2022/08/08/colossal-climate-blunders-exposed-after-great-barrier-reef-recovers-spaniards-perish/


Rincón bus line during the Malaga Fair: Special Services for Feria de Málaga 2022, Saturday, 13 of August, thru Saturday, August 20. 


Summer Feria in Mijas Pueblo will be extended by one day: Mijas town hall has announced that the third and final fair of the season in the municipality of Mijas will take place from Tuesday 6 until Sunday 11 September. After a three-year hiatus, this year’s festivities, which are held in honour of the town’s patron, the Virgen de la Peña, will be one day longer than in previous years. Photo: SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/mijas-pueblo-feria-20220809112333-nt.html


Mobile unit of ITV for mopeds in Nerja: {Translation}
– The mobile unit of ITV for mopeds will be in Nerja, August 24, at the esplanade of the flea market, at the end of the street Swan, in the hours of 7.30 am to 11.30 am.
All those interested in undertaking reviews of their mopeds, must request an appointment, which may be requested through the web page http://www.itvcita.com or by phone at 959 999 999. You need to make the payment with a bank card or payment card and provide the Permit, the Inspection card and accreditation of insurance in force. Sourch, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/vuelve-la-unidad-movil-de-itv-para-ciclomotores-al-municipio-de-nerja/


Dozens of homes destroyed, thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in southwestern France: A fire that destroyed thousands of hectares of tinder-dry forest in southwest France has flared again amid a fierce drought and the summer’s latest wave of extreme heat, officials said Wednesday. Black-and-orange skies, darkened by the smoke billowing from forests and lit up by the flames, were seen across the area as the fires continued to burn out of control despite the efforts of firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft. Fires, which have razed about 6,200 hectares (15,320), have now crossed in the neighbouring Landes region. Photo: anews.com. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220810-dozens-of-houses-destroyed-thousands-evacuated-as-wildfires-rage-in-southwestern-france


The Government wonders if the PP seeks “the end of European funds” by rejecting energy savings: {Translation}
– The Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament and Constitutional Affairs, Rafael Simancas, has wondered whether the PP party “seeks the end of European funds” by rejecting the energy saving plan decreed by the Government to fulfil the commitment it made to the European Union to reduce energy consumption by 7%.
– The senior official of the Ministry of the Presidency has launched this question to the first opposition party through a message published Wednesday on his Twitter account, collected by Europa Press. Specifically, Simancas reminds the PP that Europe agreed to provide Spain with 140,000 million euros in funds “out of solidarity” to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and that now the EU is asking for “energy savings from Spain out of solidarity in Putin’s war”.
– “The PP denies solidarity with Europe. What is the PP looking for? The end of European funds in Spain?”, asked the Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament and also a Socialist member of parliament. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-gobierno-pregunta-si-pp-busca-fin-fondos-europeos-rechazar-ahorro-energetico-20220810135021.html


Portugal Urges Passengers to Avoid Travelling From August 19 to 21 Due to Strike: Airport workers are planning to strike for three days, while the action that will take place in different airports in Portugal could lead to travel chaos and highly affect those who plan to visit the county. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugal-urges-passengers-to-avoid-travelling-from-august-19-to-21-due-to-strike/


Aldi, Lidl and Mercadona withdraw several ice creams due to the presence of “foreign bodies”: {Translation, summary}
– The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) has reported the withdrawal of several types of ice cream from Aldi, Lidl and Mercadona due to the presence of “foreign bodies”.
– The Aesan recommends that people who have the products included in this alert in their homes “refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase”.
– Specifically, the products affected are Gelatelli 7×75 Eclipse from Lidl, Espiral 7×75 from Hacendado, and Chupy Fresh and Chupy Cola from Aldi. The batches and expiry dates of the affected ice creams range from 30/4/2024 to 20/7/2024 for Hacendado products, from 31/4/2024 to 30/7/2024 for Lidl products and from 31/5/2024 to 31/7/2024 for Aldi products.
– Lidl reports on its website that the manufacturer Lacrem has requested that the aforementioned batches of Gelatelli Eclipse should not be consumed, as they may contain pieces of stick.
“If you have purchased the product in our supermarkets, you can return it to any Lidl shop where you will be reimbursed the purchase price, even without presenting the purchase receipt,” Lidl has stated, adding that no other product sold by Lidl Spain under the Gelatelli brand or by the manufacturer Lacrem is affected by this alert.
– Mercadona also explained that the supplier Lacrem informed them on 29 July that they had voluntarily withdrawn Hacendado’s Espiral Pack 7 ice cream as a precautionary measure, due to the possible presence of visible pieces of the stick.
– For its part, Aldi also informs on its website that it is withdrawing all units of the Chupy Fresh ice cream product (both varieties) from sale due to the possible presence of pieces of stick.
Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/castilla-lamancha/noticia-aldi-lidl-mercadona-retiran-varios-helados-presencia-cuerpos-extranos-20220810145929.html 


Tennis News- Canadian Open 2022 – Spanish sensation teenager Carlos Alcaraz stunned by Tommy Paul in Montreal after squandering match point: Tommy Paul (pic) stunned world No. 4 Carlos Alcaraz at the Canadian Open 6-7(4) 7-6 6-3 after mounting an astonishing fightback in Montreal. Paul was a set and a break down to the surging Spaniard, but somehow recovered to edge the second set on a tie-break – saving a match point on the way – and then romped to victory in a one-sided third set against a deflated Alcaraz. Photo: ATPTour. Full article: https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/atp-montreal/2022/canadian-open-2022-carlos-alcaraz-stunned-by-tommy-paul-in-montreal-after-squandering-match-point_sto9079805/story.shtml

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Weekly Markets
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