DigameXtra No. 2344 Thursday, August 25th, 2022

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Mad Cool’s Andalucía Big Festival: 8 to 10 September
At Malaga’s Cortijo de Torres fairground. The festival will take place in the fairground and not on Sacaba Beach as originally planned.
Three stages and a big wheel ride which will provide a completely different way of seeing and listening to the performers.
The organisers have also said they will soon be announcing the act which will headline along with Jamiroquai and Muse, replacing Rage Against the Machine, who had to cancel their European tour.
The situation at the moment is that the headline acts will be Muse and Jamiroquai (this is the only concert in Europe for the latter), and there will be around 50 other performers including Years&Years, Biffy Clyro, Nova Twins, Michael Kiwanuka, Paolo Nutini, Stereophonics, Run the Jewwls, Vetusta Morla, Los Planetas, Sylvie Kreusch, Morgan, 091 and María José Llergó.
Tix: https://madcoolfestival.es/en/tickets-mad-cool.php


Activities For Bored Teens & Adventurous Adults- Eagles Survival Training:
Come and spend a few hours or a day with us and explore the following activities:
Flint Napping, Primitive skills, Tracking, Navigation, Water Sourcing and Filtration, Fire making, Shelter building, Knife and axe throwing,
Archery, Blowing pipes, Cordage, Natural glue making, Primitive weapon making, Fishing, hunting and trapping techniques, Forage,
Camouflage, Use of rubbish for survival, Survival skills and more…
Located 20-minutes from the towns of Motril, Salobreña and Almuñecar in the foothills of the Alpujarras region in the shadows of the towering Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Why not drop off the teens for the day, then head back to Motril for a day of shopping or to the beach for a peaceful day without the nervous young-uns?
We hope to see you soon. Contact us for more details.
Velez de Benadaulla, Granada tel 642089877 / 642564369  FB 


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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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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Tiffany style standard lamp 110€
– Tiffany style cat lamp 30€
– Tiffany style table top lamp 60€
Contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
– Bike. BTwin 6061 Road Bike. Blue/Silver and in good condition. €90
– 3 Tubs of High Strength Turmeric Curcumin & Ginger. High Strength 2000mg. 180 Tablets,1 a day. Completely Sealed. Expiry date June 2025. Price €15 each or €40 the 3.
Peter. Benajarafe. 608562180 


For Sale: Ebike. Elife 300 city folding bike. 36v. Good working order. 295 euros. James / Gwyneth. El Morche.
Phone +447936542728 OR Email: gwynny1604@hotmail.com 


For Sale: Panasonic 4 in 1 Oven/Grill/Steamer/Microwave
Model NN-DS596M ; 56.6 x 44.2 x 56.8 cm ; 18 months old
In perfect condition. Great option for limited spaces. 175€
(404€ cheapest online). Collection only
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Stanley tool caddy with wheels (and dust) €20
– 2x Roof bars: one set lockable for cars with solid roof rails (no gap between roof and rail); one set of universal hollow type. €15 each set
John/ Iznate 646857775


FREE: Washing machine. We have just bought a new washing machine although the old one is still going strong but in view of age and slight cosmetic damage we are offering it free of charge to whoever will collect from Torre del Mar. If not collected soon it will go to Punto Limpio. The model is Electrolux EWF 12480W with 7kg capacity and max spin speed 1200 rpm.
Phone or Whatsapp Harold / Linda, Torre del Mar 647420188 


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.


Damp Fix: I have a problem with rising damp / humidity in an internal hallway, I would like to find a reputable specialist company who can deal with this. Any recommendations please?
Joan, Malaga. Email: joanhowley999 @ gmail.com


News & Articles

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Europe reaches the 16,750 cases of monkey pox, with Spain as a leader with 6,119: {Translation, summary} 23/08/2022 17:47
– European countries have reported a total of 16,750 confirmed cases of monkeypox as of 22 August, with Spain leading the way (6,119), according to data released Tuesday by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).
– Behind Spain are Germany (3,295), France (2,889), the Netherlands (1. 090), Portugal (810), Italy (689), Belgium (624), Austria (218), Denmark (169), Sweden (141), Poland (116), Ireland (113), Norway (76), Hungary (63), Greece (52), Luxembourg (45), Slovenia (43), Czech Republic (39), Romania (34), Malta (31), Croatia (22), Finland (22), Iceland (12), Slovakia (12), Estonia (9), Lithuania (5), Bulgaria (4), Cyprus (4) and Latvia (4).
– Since the start of the monkeypox outbreak and as of 18 August, the following Western Balkan countries have reported confirmed monkeypox cases: Serbia (31), Bosnia and Herzegovina (3) and Montenegro (1). In addition, five cases have been reported in Turkey.
– In the current outbreak in non-endemic countries, cases continue to be identified mainly among groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 18-50 years.
– According to the ECDC’s latest risk assessment, the likelihood of monkeypox spreading in networks of people with multiple sexual partners in the EU is considered “high” and the likelihood of it spreading among the general population is considered “very low”.
– The ECDC explains that although some severe cases (including encephalitis) have been reported recently, the impact of the disease “remains low in most cases”. The overall risk is therefore assessed as “moderate” for people with multiple sexual partners (including some MSM groups) and low for the general population. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069884/europa-alcanza-los-16750-casos-de-viruela-del-mono-con-espana-como-lider-con-6119/


The price of electricity in Spain soars to another record high, 436.25 euros/MWh: {Translation, summary} 24/08/2022 09:41
– The average price of electricity for regulated tariff customers linked to the wholesale market will rise again this Wednesday, with an increase of 19.4% compared to yesterday, to 436.25 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), thus registering a new maximum since the gas cap came into force.
– In the absence of the ‘Iberian exception’ mechanism to cap the price of gas for electricity generation, the price of electricity in Spain would average around 502.11 euros/MWh, which is around 65.86 euros/MWh more than with the compensation for regulated tariff customers, who will thus pay 15% less on average.
– Electricity market prices for Wednesday in other European countries are also at record highs. In the case of France it is above 645 euros/MWh, while in Germany it is over 624 euros/MWh and in Belgium it is over 611 euros/MWh. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1069865/el-precio-de-la-luz-se-dispara-y-marca-otro-maximo-43625-eurosmwh/


Eight beaches on the Costa del Sol where you can take your dog this summer: This year, families with dogs have a total of eight beaches in Malaga province where they can spend the day with their four-legged pets. From Marbella to Torrox these are the ‘pet-friendly’ spaces where owners must control their dogs at all times, take charge of animal droppings, and carry the dog’s documentation. Photo: SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/costa-del-sol-dog-beaches-20220822110417-nt.html 


MEPs Set to Adopt New Laws to ‘Improve’ Lives of Europeans:
– According to the Parliament, the EU will adopt new laws on energy security, gender equality, and artificial intelligence, among others, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
– In her third State of the Union address, the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is expected to outline the main priorities and challenges for the next 12 months. Moreover, in the debate that will take place in Strasbourg on September 14, MEPs will scrutinize the Commission’s work over the past year and make sure that the main concerns of Europeans are addressed.
– The Parliament explains that energy security has emerged as a major concern since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has led to a sharp jump in oil and gas prices across Europe. Taking into account such a situation, the Parliament is expected to vote on measures that aim to reduce the reliance of the EU on Russian fossil fuels and increase the production of green energy.
– Additionally, the first EU legislation on adequate minimum wages is also set to be adopted by the Parliament in September. The law requires EU countries to make sure that their national statutory minimum wage allows for a decent standard of living. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/meps-set-to-adopt-new-laws-to-improve-lives-of-europeans/


Macron warned the French on Wednesday of tough months ahead as the world faces “the end of abundance”, meanwhile the cap on French energy prices will soon end: After a summer of drought, massive wildfires and war in Ukraine, the 44-year-old Macron delivered a stark speech at the start of the first cabinet meeting after the country’s traditional August holiday break. “I believe that we are in the process of living through a tipping point or great upheaval. Firstly because we are living through… what could seem like the end of abundance,” he said. “I believe that what we are going through is rather a big shift, a big change,” Macron said, urging his ministers to be ambitious and for the French to face this new reality. “The moment we are living … may seem to be structured by a series of crises, each more serious than the other,” Macron said, referring to the drought, fires and storms that have hit France during the summer as well as the Ukraine war and disruptions to global trade. “Freedom has a cost,” Macron said, referring to the war in Ukraine. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20220824-macron-warns-french-of-tough-times-ahead-end-to-energy-price-cap


PP Opposes Proposed New Energy Bill Due To Be Voted On Today: {Translation}
– The PP has demanded this Wednesday that Spain’s Government negotiate another decree law with energy saving measures and separately approve another new one with the planned aid for transport and study grants already contained in the decree law to be voted on Thursday, which it has called to “paralyse”.
– In a press conference in the Lower House, its parliamentary spokeswoman, Cuca Gamarra, has justified the rejection of the ‘popular’ on Thursday to the decree of energy saving to be a plan “approved unilaterally” and that “represents an imposition”. “They are not recommendations, but obligations,” she lamented.
– Therefore, he has demanded to rethink the energy saving measures, negotiate them with traders – “the main affected”, he said -, the autonomous communities and the opposition, and approve another decree law with the aid provided for in the decree, which they do endorse, and they call to extend with others to road transport.
– With regard to what should change in the energy saving plan to comply with the European Commission’s ruling in the context of the crisis unleashed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Gamarra has opted for Spain to achieve a reduction in its consumption through recommendations rather than obligations, such as those contained in the decree for air conditioning temperature or street lighting.
– “There is a huge difference between imposing something and recommending it”, she argued, assuring that “Spaniards are responsible and aware” and that therefore “they will accept this recommendation if it is compatible with the exercise of their economic activity”.
– The PP parliamentary spokeswoman regretted that these measures, which affect businesses in terms of opening hours or “additional costs simply to open the door”, have been “imposed” without prior dialogue, which is why she has demanded that they be reconsidered and other measures be approved after negotiation. Source. Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-pp-exige-negociar-otro-decreto-ahorro-energetico-aprobar-ayudas-transporte-20220824152327.html


Travellers Share Most “Nonsense” Reasons They Have Received for Their Rejected Schengen Visa Application:
– In 2021 the rejection rate of Schengen visa applications worldwide reached its peak, with 13.4 per cent out of the total number of travellers receiving a negative response in their application. Recently, many travellers have taken to Twitter to share the reason why their application has been rejected, calling the reasons “nonsense” and “without a basis.”
– Under claims that more visa applications are being rejected in 2022, some applicants now want their money back in cases when their visa is not approved. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/travellers-share-most-nonsense-reasons-they-have-received-for-their-rejected-schengen-visa-application/


Facebook experienced bizarre bug Wednesday morning that filled user feeds with endless posts from celebrity accounts: {It happened to me too. My timeline was filled with posts about about some heavy metal musician I never heard of, who had died. The posts were from a variety of pages I had never even visited. -Ed.}
– Multiple Verge staffers who attempted to use the social media network experienced the same issue, where their main News Feed was flooded with minor posts sent to pages for artists like Lady Gaga, Nirvana, and The Beatles. As of 5:15AM ET the issue appears to have been resolved after creating three hours of chaos.
– Writing on Twitter, Meta spokesperson Alexandru Voica blamed an unspecified “configuration change” for the problem, and said it had since been resolved.
– Although it didn’t appear to be an outage in the traditional sense, users took to Downdetector to report problems starting at just before 2:00AM ET. However, a status dashboard for Meta didn’t report any issues through the period. A representative from Meta did not immediately respond to The Verge’s request for comment. Full article:


One of the world’s largest megalithic concentrations discovered in Spain:
– Archaeologists describe the finding as ‘unique.’ It includes the discovery of 526 menhirs, or standing stones, from between the sixth and third millennia BC.
– Three megalithic sites have subsequently been discovered. The stone monuments were likely constructed for the purpose of monitoring the growing seasons and observing astronomical events. Experts from the universities of Huelva and Alcalá de Henares noted that the massive complex began to be erected at the end of the sixth millennium BC and stood for almost 3,000 years. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-21/one-of-the-worlds-largest-megalithic-concentrations-discovered-in-spain.html 


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