DigameXtra No. 2337 Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

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Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos. Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you! Most FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously are not reaching many people. And it is the same few persons giving the likes week after week. DigameXtra sends out over 4460 email issues every day to subscribers, 1000+ people get it daily on various social media and the website gets another 800 to 2000 visits every day. That is far better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?


Concert- The John Howes Band: Sun, 21Aug, 8:30pm. Free.
Parque La Vina, Mollina. Blues, Country, Rock & Roots. FB & VIDEO LINK


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”. 


Noche en Blanco in Vélez-Málaga: Friday 19 August
More than thirty activities for all audiences will take place on the night of Friday 19 August in twenty cultural venues and spaces around the city for the enjoyment of locals and visitors and to boost the local economy.
Among the new features this year are the opening hours- as the cultural venues will remain open until 1.00 a.m., as well as the decoration of the city’s streets and squares. There will also be a photography competition with prizes for the best snapshots of the night.



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Submissions for posting in sections below
must include this info or they will be returned !!!
Sender’s First Name / Nearest Town 

Note: You may additionally include a location to meet or pickup,
but your location is required in any case. If selling an item from a location different from where you reside, you must include both.
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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-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 60€, 85€ and 110€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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-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.
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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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Preloved writing bureau with 4 drawers with storage compartments. Natural & yute waxed. Measurements 95 x 39 x 102cms Price 195€
– Tall chest of drawers 70 x 44 x 102cm Natural & yute Price 110€
– Wolf craft folding work bench Price 30€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
– Frost Free Fridge Freezer in full working order 60cm x184 €110
– Chandelier Blue and cream nearly new €25 (with pic now)
– Gaming / computer Chair GXT immaculate condition €80
Kath, Torrox, tel. 646027621 


For Sale, 3 items:
– Large display cabinet E75
– Large Grutman rug E200
– Corner display cabinet E35
Located in Archez ( Nr. Competa ). Tel. Jenny 610168541
Email Chris on cjs7366 @ hotmail dot co dot uk. English/Spanish 


For Sale: TV/hi-fi/speaker cabinet. 210 cm wide, 50 cm deep and 72 cm high. Hand made from solid wood by local craftsman. Does NOT include any equipment. Unit does NOT come apart. Buyer collects. €50. Adrian / Annie, Caleta de Velez.
Tel: 608811828 or
email: lamplighters1152 at outlook dot com 


For Sale: Nicorette Spray Quickmist Nicotine Spray 
Bought too many of these for my mum in the UK as she’s almost weaned off them now. We have unopened packages with 2 in each, for 40 euros/package (normally 32 euros for one spray) plus 4 loose sprays that my mum took out of the packages for easier transport but are unused, for 15 euros each spray. Photo on request.
Please Whatsapp Gunila at 722590266, Benajarafe, gunilavet@gmail.com 


FREE: 3 items
– Double bed with headboard and mattress. 190cm x 135cm (chairs in picture not included)
– Two seater settee with covers and cushions. 136cm x 100cm x 80cm. Solid wood frame, sofa fabric has a suede feel.
– Sideboard with Glass display unit. Bottom section 198cm Wide x 80cm High x 41cm Deep. Top glass section 190cm x 120cm x 32cm
All items are free but buyer collects or arranges collection. Access on a good road just five minutes from Torrox Pueblo.
Contact John, Torrox Campo, on 678933805 (Also on WhatsApp)
email: johnsheena01 @hotmail dot com 


Recommendations & Requests

When making a recommendation always include the phone number or website of the recommended biz, service, etc., so readers can reach them. Note: I can’t post third party email addresses.


Recommendation for Archgrove Services: We recently moved to Huelva Province from La Vinuela & used Archgrove Services to move us. They came to the house & quoted us by actually looking at our possessions. They moved everything with efficiency & humor doing everything we asked of them. They stored our furniture & possessions before delivering them to our new house. They made the whole move so easy and stress free for us. Would highly recommend them to others taking on a move.
Sue, (formerly La Vinuela). sueaked AT hotmail D0T com
Archgrove contact-
UK: 0044 7846672013
Spain: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com ; FB Link 
Archgrove is a DigameXtra sponsor so their contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.


Malaga Airport pick up: We are due to pick up some visitors at Malaga airport by car. We have not done this for several years and suspect that arrangements for doing so have changed. Can anyone advise us on current arrangements please? Many thanks. Melvyn, Canillas de Albaida


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia:
– In the last month there has been a significant reduction in those testing positive for coronavirus in the region. Therefore, the infection rate has dropped by 375.1 among those over 60 years of age in Andalucía when compared to that of last 15 July, when it stood at 522.6 infections per 100,000 population in 14 days. This Tuesday, 16 August it is just 147.5, according to the latest data from the Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health.
– This Tuesday, 36 deaths since Friday are added.
– This Tuesday the Junta has not provided the number of patients who are admitted to Andalusian hospitals with a coronavirus infection. In a statement it indicated that it will be Friday when information on the number of coronavirus patients in hospital will be reported. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/covid-incidence-rate-20220816133105-nt.html


Wild Fires Update- Spain firefighters battle to control huge Valencia wildfire and others as well:
– Some 300 firefighters spent a difficult night battling a huge wildfire in southeastern Spain that has burnt through nearly 10,000 hectares in an area notoriously difficult to access, officials said Tuesday. The fire began when lightning hit the Vall de Ebo area in the province of Alicante late Saturday and it has since spread rapidly, fuelled by strong winds, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,000 people, Valencia’s regional government said.
– Firefighters elsewhere in the region were also battling two other wildfires north of Valencia city, with hundreds of firefighters and at least 10 firefighting planes engaged in the operation, officials said.
– Further north, firefighters in the Aragon region were hoping to bring under control another major blaze that broke out Saturday that has burnt more than 6,000 hectares of land, forcing at least 1,500 people from their homes. Photo: ANDER GILLENEA/AFP
Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220816-spain-firefighters-battle-to-control-huge-valencia-wildfire 


Commercial debt with late payment reached 73% of the total, reaching almost 350,000 million euros, according to the Cepyme indicator:
– The high inflation is having a full impact on the accounts of Spanish companies, whose commercial debt with delayed payment is already close to 350,000 million euros in the first quarter, 42% more than in the same period of the previous year. Cepyme data published this Tuesday reveal that business delinquencies in Spain increased 3 points compared to the last quarter of 2021.
– The indicator, which measures the increase in invoices with payment delays and the extension of payment periods, indicates that commercial debt with delays is already 73.3% of the total, reaching a volume of 348,992 million euros.
– The average payment period has shot up on average to 83.9 days, compared to the already high 81.4 of the previous quarter.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/inflation-triggers-business-delinquencies-by-42-in-the-first-quarter/


Golf News- Sotogrande to host million-dollar women’s golf tournament:
– The Aramco Team Series will take place between 18 and 20 August, with high-level golfers taking part in the competition, including world number three Nelly Korda. Sotogrande’s La Reserva club will host.
– Backed in the USA by former President Donald Trump who fell out with the PGA which removed certain tournaments from his courses in the USA, the cash rich LIV golf tournaments have attracted many of golf’s top competitors resulting in their ban by the PGA.
– Now the women’s version the Aramco Team Series is doing something similar, backed as it is by the Saudi Public Investment Fund and some top golfers will be competing at Club La Reserva de Sotogrande with tickets costing from just €5.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/sotogrande-aramco-golf-20220805162131-nt.html 


Apple News- You could soon be seeing a lot more ads on your iPhone:
– As we wait patiently for the iPhone 14 to show up (it should arrive next month), a new report suggests some significant changes could be coming to the software on iPhones and iPads: specifically, more advertising in Apple’s own apps.
– This comes via the reliable Apple-focused journalist Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, who says that Apple is keen on expanding its integrated advertising efforts. A number of ads already show up in the News and Stocks apps, as well as the App Store.
– Those apps could eventually be joined by Apple Maps, as well as the Apple Podcasts and Apple Books apps, according to Gurman. We might also see an expansion into Apple TV Plus content – adverts have already started to appear in the platform’s Friday Night Baseball coverage, for example.
– The ads that already exist inside iOS, iPadOS and Apple’s apps currently bring in around $4 billion every year, as per the Bloomberg report, and the plan is to get that figure into the double digits. Full article: https://www.techradar.com/news/you-could-soon-be-seeing-a-lot-more-ads-on-your-iphone


Overton’s window: An article in The New York Times states that cannibalism must be “normalized”, “The time for cannibalism has come”: (Overton’s window = the range of ideas the public is willing to consider and accept)
– A New York Times writer became the target of criticism on social media after publishing an article in which she claimed that “cannibalism, it turns out, has a time and a place.” In the text, entitled ‘Taste for cannibalism?’ and published last week, Alex Beggs cited plots from several recent books, soap operas and movies in which cannibalism takes center stage. “It turns out that cannibalism has a time and a place. In the pages of some nauseating recent books, on TV and movie screens, Miss Summers [author of the book ‘A Certain Hunger’] and others suggest that time is now,” she wrote.
– Among the works that Beggs mentions is not only that of Summers (2020), but the television series ‘Yellowjackets’ (2021), the film ‘Fresh’ (2022), the book ‘Lapvona’ (2022) and others.
– In addition, the author of the article quoted the co-creator of ‘Yellowjackets’, Ashley Lyle, who states that “we are often attracted to the things that repel us the most”
– The author also addresses the issue of what “can feed today the desire for stories of cannibalism.” In that context, she quoted Lyle, who argued that “we are obviously in a very strange time” and mentioned the pandemic, climate change, school shootings and “years of political cacophony” as possible factors. “I feel like the unthinkable has become the thinkable … and cannibalism is very much in that category of the unthinkable,” she said.
– Journalist Ian Miles Cheong asked about it on his Twitter account: “Stop normalizing cannibalism.”
– “I will not eat bugs and I certainly will not eat my neighbors,” rapper Zuby wrote . “What they need is therapy. If they are suggesting it or writing about it, they are not normal,” said another tweeter. Full article: https://www.voziberica.com/la-ventana-de-overton-un-articulo-de-the-new-york-times-afirma-que-hay-que-normalizar-la-antropofagia-el-tiempo-del-canibalismo-ha-llegado/


New Drug About 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl Hits The Streets:
– Pyro, the street name of a new drug that is stronger than the high-risk narcotic fentanyl, has been circulating in Colorado and recently reportedly killed at least one person in Denver.
– The N-pyrrolidino Etonitazene drug is a high-potency synthetic opioid that is between 1,000 and 1,500 times stronger than morphine, while fentanyl is only around 100 times stronger than morphine.
– The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said in an alert on Thursday that the drug, in pill form in this seizure, appears to be light blue in color with darker blue flakes scattered throughout. One side of the pill has the letter “M” and the other side has the number 30 (to mimic a common morphine tablet). Full article: https://www.newsweek.com/synthetic-opioid-pyro-fentanyl-colorado-1727307


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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:

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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