DigameXtra No. 2341 Monday, August 22nd, 2022

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DigameXtra Summer Holiday Schedule 2022

There will be no new issue on the following days.
Content scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue posted.
Sept: Saturday 3rd & Monday 19th
In the event of important breaking news on these days, I will post a limited “Breaking News Bulletin” issue.

 

What’s On

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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.
***Trips***
September
– 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.
October
– 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
– 19th-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.
November
– 4th – 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
– 18th – Wolf Park in Antequera
– 25th – Black Friday in the Nevada Centre, Granada
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page

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Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche:
– A number of you know that I spent many years in Hawai’i; the center of my spiritual world! But did you know that Aug. 19th is the Hawai’i Statehood Day? See their Seal and State Capitol! And Bio Beach includes the very typical Hawaiian dish called Poké, in its menu; a tasty, fresh, and healthy choice for a hot summer day! Poké, (pronounced poh-keh), is a classic chopped raw fish salad, first created in the late 1970’s by Hawaiian fishermen. No longer a quick and easy fishermen’s ‘’fast food’’, it has evolved into a classic delicacy! In Bio Beach, you can select one of three choices of marinated fish (not raw), Salmon, tuna, and shrimp. The staff will not mind if you like to switch things around. For example, my favourite combination is the cold salmon with a base of warm quinoa, cool crunchy cucumbers, creamy avocadoes, and sweet ripe tomatoes. The menu will present all the specifics! And check the rest of the menu, it is full of tasty surprises and delicious food combinations. Bio Beach offers you some of the best food, company, and vistas in La Costa del Sol. Happy Munching! The staff is professional, and friendly and makes you feel totally at home!
– The Bio Beach lectures will be back on Sept. 14th at 11am. Mark your calendars! Louis C., a U3A member, who is a Chef, will 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… These U3A programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/); 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.

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Bailaora Ana Pastrana brings her show ‘La Zambra’ to Rincón de la Victoria: Sunday, August 28, 10pm
In the municipal auditorium with free admission until full capacity is reached.
The bailaora will be accompanied by Cristóbal García, also on dance; Manuel de la Curra and José Manuel Fernández, on vocals; Carlos Haro, on guitar; and Juan Manuel Lucas, on percussion. 

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Ten Day Weather Forecast from https://weather.com/

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NOTICE! 
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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Services Wanted/Offered

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Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

 

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.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 

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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens, cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos, all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

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Malagalingo Spanish School:
In Malagalingo Spanish School September is full of novelties-
– Only conversation lessons, no grammar
– Playful approach and not struggling group lessons
– Private lessons adapted to your needs
– Intensive courses to increase your level in just one week
All in our BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE
Check prices, timetables and other details in the photos below!
We invite you to your FIRST FREE TRIAL CLASS, without obligation, in all the groups that interest you.
We look forward to seeing you!
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
malagalingo@gmail.com
+ (34) 650 479 493 ; Facebook
www.malagalingo.com ; Our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section. 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria – Personal tailor-made real estate:
We have a family who are cash buyers looking for a property from Nerja to Torre del Mar; walking distance to the coast; must have minimum 3 bedrooms; sunny outside space with all year sun; private or communal pool or space for a pool; parking.
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
info@blucee.com
www.blucee.com
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day. 

 

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For Sale: Drinks fridge will hold 12 bottles of wine or 36 cans of beer.
40euro can deliver local if necessary. Janet, Torre Del Mar
Tele 693226685 

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For Sale: 15 generous pieces of fabric, shabby chic style. The smallest piece 31 x 25 cm, the largest 45 x 50. Most of them are large pieces, cotton. 12€ for all. I live in Velez, but will be in Nerja next Tuesday. Call or whatsapp Patty @ 693373530 

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Wanted: Winter rental. Retired couple (non smokers no pets) seek rental accommodation from Sept / Oct until March, ground floor preferred. 2 bedroom and furnished near the coast eg. Algarrobo / Caleta costa. Proof of income available, budget flexible
Tel. 0034 655722962 or email: joanne.andy.yates@gmail.com

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Recommendations & Requests

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

These are the cheapest hours of electricity this Monday, August 22:
– The average price of electricity for regulated rate customers linked to the wholesale market rose 3.59% this Monday compared to this Sunday, to 271.06 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), according to provisional data from the Operator of the Iberian Energy Market (OMIE) collected by Europa Press.
– In the auction, the average price of electricity in the wholesale market -the so-called ‘pool’- stands at 176.58 euros/MWh for this Monday. The maximum price will be registered between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., with 250 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day, of 125 euros/MWh, will be between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/these-are-the-cheapest-hours-of-electricity-this-monday-august-22/

UK

Eight-day strike begins at UK’s biggest container port Felixstowe as 2,000 workers walk out over pay: An eight-day strike at Felixstowe, the UK’s biggest container port, has begun with workers walking out for the first time in three decades. Around 1,900 members of Unite at Felixstowe are walking out for eight days in a dispute over pay. It is the latest outbreak of industrial action to hit a growing number of sectors of the economy. Workers including crane drivers, machine operators and stevedores are taking action after voting by more than 9-1 in favour of strikes. The union said the stoppage will have a big impact on the port, which handles around four million containers a year from 2,000 ships. Full article: https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/eight-day-strike-begins-at-uks-biggest-container-port-felixstowe-as-2-000-worker/

SPORTS

Hailey Davidson begins quest to become first transgender woman to earn LPGA card at Q-School:
– Davidson began undergoing hormone treatments on Sept. 24, 2015, a date that’s tattooed on her right forearm, and in January, underwent gender reassignment surgery, a six-hour procedure that’s required under the LPGA’s Gender Policy.
– On May 13, Davidson won her first professional title on the NWGA tour (National Women’s Golf Association), beating several LPGA players in the process including Paula Creamer and Perrine Delacour. She is believed to be the first trans woman to win a professional tournament in the U.S. and now owns three titles.
– On June 8, Davidson received confirmation from the LPGA that she was eligible to compete in tour qualifying school, after having met the tour’s criteria of at least one year of hormonal therapy and gender reassignment surgery.
– Hailey Davidson was born James Scott Davidson, and moved to the U.S. from Scotland with her family in August 1997 – on the same day Princess Diana died. Born with clubfoot (both feet), she underwent 30 procedures growing up, wearing casts up to the knee as a toddler. Her last surgery came at age 17. Early on in her golf career, Davidson would have to miss a day of school after two-day tournaments to soak her feet in bath salts. Photo: Twitter. Full article: https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/08/19/lpga-q-school-hailey-davis-first-transgender-woman-earn-tour-card/ 

SCAMS

Don’t fall for the latest Facebook scam, Royal Gibraltar Police have warned: The police in Gibraltar have issued a warning about a new scam doing the rounds on the social media site Facebook, which urges people to solve an easy riddle and receive a cash prize. The Facebook message they quote says ‘No word starts with S and ends in Y. Prove me wrong and get paid £1,500 – £5,700’.
“This is a scam,” the police warned.”Our advice is: Tell your friends and family, to help protect them, and share this post to let others know”.
These types of posts are usually data-gathering exercises and in this case it is an attempt to access bank account details. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/gibraltar/dont-fall-latest-20220818204451-ntvo.html

OTHER

Simple method destroys dangerous ‘forever chemicals,’ making water safe:
– If you’re despairing at recent reports that Earth’s water sources have been thoroughly infested with hazardous human-made chemicals called PFAS that can last for thousands of years, making even rainwater unsafe to drink, there’s a spot of good news.
– Chemists at UCLA and Northwestern University have developed a simple way to break down almost a dozen types of these nearly indestructible “forever chemicals” at relatively low temperatures with no harmful byproducts.
– In a paper published today in the journal Science, the researchers show that in water heated to just 176 to 248 degrees Fahrenheit, common, inexpensive solvents and reagents severed molecular bonds in PFAS that are among the strongest known and initiated a chemical reaction that “gradually nibbled away at the molecule” until it was gone, said UCLA distinguished research professor and co-corresponding author Kendall Houk. Full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220818163721.htm

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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 
https://www.cinesur.com/es/cine/mk2-cinesur-el-ingenio

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:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

Taxi
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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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