DigameXtra No. 2338 Thursday, August 18th, 2022

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Concert- Jose Luis Jaen & Amigos: Friday 19 Aug 22:30
Circles of Jazz, C/ Chaparil 5, 29780 Nerja. tel 611 7364 84
This Friday Jose Luis Jaen, finalist in the last two editions of Tierra de Talento (Canal Sur) will present his repertoire of latin, cuban, brazilian and jazz music with his friends in The Circles. Admission: 10 euros with consumption. 


Concert- Live Jazz at Rincon del Arte: Sunday 21 Aug 9pm Free
Plaza de La Hoya 12, Torrox. Featuring Diego Suarez (Piano), Johny Serrano (Bass) & Peter Kox (Trumpet, Flügelhorn). peterkox@telenet.be 



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/


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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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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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.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Solid pine chest of drawers Natural & yute
Measurements 85 x 38 x 60cms Price 75€ each ( 2 available )
– Castillan hallway unit Yute & Natural Measurements
90 x 31 x 74cms Price 125€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Pine Dressing table and 2 bedside tables. €40
Tel Kath 646027621 Torrox 


For Sale: Well-maintained and spacious wardrobe, made of wax-treated pine, in Andalusian-style, one hanger bar and two drawers
height 190cm, width 156 cm, depth 60cm
(the cabinet can be taken apart)
100 euros. Lisbet, Torrox Campo.
Please contact: lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com 


For Sale: Gas flame-effect heater, including gas bottle. €55
Collection only. Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com  Photo Credit  


FREE: Three seater settee with covers and cushions.
190cm x 100cm x 80cm. Solid wood frame, sofa fabric has a suede feel. 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)
johnsheena01 @hotmail dot com


Recommendations & Requests

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Pétanque: Please contact Mike for anyone interested in forming a Pétanque group for fun and recreation in María Zambrano Park, Vélez-Malaga. Mike, Vélez-Malaga. Mobile: 610927166  Email: mike@epsiloniom.com


News & Articles

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Spain has now reached the 5.792 cases of monkey pox: {Translation}
– Spain has 5,792 cases of monkeypox, 73 more than last Friday, according to data as of 16 August from the Ministry of Health.
– Madrid leads the list with 2,094 cases, ahead of Catalonia (1,782). Below 1,000 cases are Andalusia (674), Valencia (377), the Basque Country (172), the Balearic Islands (156), the Canary Islands (137), Galicia (87), Aragon (56), Asturias (55), Castile and Leon (55), Castile-La Mancha (42), Murcia (36), Cantabria (27), Extremadura (25), Navarre (13), La Rioja (4), Ceuta (0) and Melilla (0).
– In the rest of Europe, a total of 13,267 confirmed cases have been reported, with Germany (3,186), the United Kingdom (2,914), France (2,669), the Netherlands (1,025) and Portugal (770) being the most affected countries, in addition to Spain. The majority are young men with a history of sex in risky sexual contexts.
– In the rest of the world, a total of 17,700 confirmed cases have been reported in non-endemic countries, with the United States (11,890), Brazil (2,985), Canada (1059), Peru (775) and Israel (189) being the most affected. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069088/espana-alcanza-ya-los-5792-casos-de-viruela-del-mono/


Andalusian Health Service attends 96 possible cases of needle spiking, nine of them men:
– By Wednesday, 16 August, the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) had attended to 96 possible cases of needle spiking in the region, nine of which were men. The highest number of cases (38) occurred in Cadiz province, followed by Huelva with 16, Seville and Malaga with ten each, Granada with nine, Almeria with seven, Cordoba with four and Jaén, which had had no cases before, with two.
– The regional government has set up a protocol to be followed if chemical submission by needle spiking is suspected. It recognises that these injections are a form of assault and are a criminal offence, so medical staff have to write an injury report and provide urgent attention because of the risk of chemical submission. The protocol sets out the procedures to be followed in all cases, whether or not sexual assault was involved. Once a patient has been seen at a hospital or health centre or via the 112 Emergency service, samples are taken and sent to the National Institute of Toxicology. Victims of these crimes are also offered psychological and legal support. The authorities stress that it is important that anyone who has been the victim of needle spiking must report the incident immediately so action can be taken. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/needle-spiking-20220817095140-nt.html


A-7 closed in both directions as helicopters scrambled to forest fire in Estepona: The Junta’s Plan Infoca brigade has firefighting crews on the ground to the blaze which was declared late this Wednesday 5:30pm, 17 August. The brigade has sent three helicopters and two crews of specialist firefighters to the Manzano quarry area of the Costa del Sol town. Malaga provincial fire brigade members are also in attendance. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/estepona-manilva/forest-fire-20220817175424-nt.html


USO union calls a crew strike at Iberia Express from August 28 to September 6: One more strike in the aviation sector this summer. After the crew at Ryanair Y pilot strikes at Easyjet, the USO union has called the cabin crew at the Madrid base of Iberia Express, with 517 workers, to a ten-day strike. The stoppages will begin on August 28 and will last until September 6, with the aim of “unblocking the collective agreement”, USO has indicated in a press release. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-uso-union-calls-a-crew-strike-at-iberia-express-from-august-28-to-september-6/


Tennis News- Serena Williams loses to Raducanu; US Open next:
The second stop on Serena Williams’ farewell tour was a short one.
The 40-year-old Williams fell to 0-2 in matches since announcing “the countdown has begun” on her career, losing 6-4, 6-0 to U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu in the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday night. Williams said last week in a Vogue magazine essay and an Instagram post that her career was winding down, although she did not explicitly say the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 29 in New York, would be her last tournament. Photo: AP Photo/Jeff Dean. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/rafael-nadal-naomi-osaka-serena-williams-sports-ohio-22e8811377b79757b6192bc9b20e3dee 


New Google Chrome Vulnerability Being Exploited- Update ASAP: Google on Tuesday rolled out patches for Chrome browser for desktops to contain an actively exploited high-severity zero-day flaw in the wild.
The latest update further addresses 10 other security flaws. 
– Users are recommended to update to version 104.0.5112.101 for macOS and Linux and 104.0.5112.102/101 for Windows to mitigate potential threats. Users of Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi are also advised to apply the fixes as and when they become available. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/new-google-chrome-zero-day.html


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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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