DigameXtra No. 2348 Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

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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
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`Flavors of El Morche’ Foodtruck Weekend: 1 – 4 Sept. (Thurs – Sun)
Open from 19:00 daily.
Many of the dishes that can be tasted in the foodtrucks, installed on the Promenade from Thursday until Sunday, are made with products grown in the municipality-  avocado, mango and tomato.
In addition to the food trucks, there will be a gourmet market, live music with two daily performances, where there will be bands of all styles, children’s performances and plays. In addition, there will be a children’s area and the tourist train will reach the historic centre of Torrox so that visitors to this event can also get to know the culture of the municipality. 


Live Music at Chiringuito MAMBO- Torrox Costa:
Hell Bunny Band, Sat Sept 3rd, 9:30pm
Res 604 28 72 38 


Bodgit and Scarper jam night: Wednesday, 31 Aug, 8.30pm
Tu Punto de Encuentro Asador, Calle Buena Vista 29711 Alcaucín. FB 


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For Sale: Outdoor lounge suite. Purchased from Dunnes a few years ago. Very comfortable. Slight damage to raffia hence the price €230.
265 length. 208 width. Separates to three pieces for easy transport. Heather, Canillas de Aceituno. Tel 628306371. 


For Sale: Boot liner for Kia Sportage as new 25 euro
Rob, Canillas de Albaida. Tel 634313809
Email: robbers1551@gmail.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.


Pet transport: Does anyone know of a pet transport company that is reliable? I need to bring my son’s dog from Cardiff to Velez-Malaga. I have used animal express before but they have no vacancies.
Maureen, Velez-Malaga, Whattsapp 711023418
Email maureen_rego@yahoo.co.uk


Phone Scam: Marjorie from Almunecar has shared that last week she received a fake message on a smartphone, supposedly from the Post Office. It said a small fee needed to be paid to release a delivery, and directed her to click a link in the message to proceed. She opted to bring it the Correos for verification. They told her it was spam, not legit.
(Well done Marjorie, healthy skepticism is the best approach whenever you have doubts in tech-land. Never click on a link from an unsolicited message or email. -Ed.)


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Spain’s Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, Declares Feminist Takeover- “…the construction of a feminist society, and men also play a role…new masculinities and the role of men in feminism.”:
{Translation, summary} 29/08/2022 11:03
– The Minister for Equality spoke in an interview on Radiocable, referring to the ‘only yes is yes’ law passed last week in Congress. Montero reiterated that this law “is a victory after many years of struggle by the feminist movement”. “It is excellent news that Spain is at the forefront in the recognition of women’s rights,” Montero said.
– For Montero, the law “is a victory”, but she acknowledged that “much remains to be done” and mentioned the need to continue with the work of the State Pact against Gender Violence as part of her agenda for the coming months.
– The Minister for Equality also focused on “the need for affective-sexual education, awareness-raising and social debate” and said, with regard to criticism of her Ministry, that “all societies are sexist”.
– For this reason, she assured that the Ministry “is going to take very seriously” the initiation of a “reflection on how men also play a role in the construction of a feminist society”. And, to this end, she announced the launch of campaigns from September onwards “that have to do with new masculinities and the role of men in feminism”.
Photo of Minister Irene Montero and her male servant: EuropaPress. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1070474/montero-confia-en-que-la-reforma-del-aborto-y-la-ley-trans-este-a-finales-de-ano/


Asian algae are beginning to leave their mark on the Axarquia coastline: {Translation}
– The first large nestings of the invasive species are appearing on the beaches of Nerja and experts predict that the plague will get worse.
– Detected for the first time in 2015 in Ceuta, where it is believed that it came from the hold of the huge cargo ships from Japan, the ‘Rugulopteryx okamurae’ or Asian algae invasion continues without control by the Spanish Mediterranean. Since the end of 2018 it has confirmed its presence at the natural cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo, who share the provinces of Malaga and Granada, one of the areas of greatest biodiversity of the Spanish coast.
– In this year of 2022, more than 450 fishing boats in Andalusia have requested aid for the damage caused by the invasive algae. In addition to suffering economic losses from reduced catches, fishermen have also been spending months and money fixing their nets. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-alga-asiatica-empieza-a-dejar-su-huella-en-el-litoral-de-la-axarquia/ 


The Cycling Tour 2022 will happen on Thursday in Nerja, and Maro:
{Translation, summary}
– The Vuelta Ciclista 2022 will pass through Nerja and Maro next Thursday, September 1, in its twelfth stage, which will cover 192.7 km of the Mediterranean coast, from Salobreña to Estepona.
– It is expected to pass approximately between 13.15h and 13.20h along the old N-340 road and Avda. de Pescia, so from 12.45h until 14.00h, there will be partial or total road closures.
– The councillor for Safety and Transport, Francisco Arce, has recommended to residents and visitors that “as far as possible, they should not use their vehicles during these hours and if they need to get to an appointment, they should anticipate the traffic inconveniences that may arise”. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-vuelta-ciclista-2022-pasara-el-jueves-por-nerja-y-maro/ 


Recall- Batches of Ardo “Fruitberry Mix” frozen berries recalled for hepatitis A infection: {Translation} 29/08/2022 17:45
– The health authorities are verifying the withdrawal from the market of three batches of frozen fruits of the forest of the Ardo brand which are infected with the hepatitis A virus and which have been distributed in Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Castile and Leon, Murcia, Valencia and the Basque Country.
– Specifically, it is the product “Fruitberry mix” (frozen fruit mix), in packs of 1 and 2.5 kilos, from Belgium, and sold in plastic bags, as detailed by the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) in a statement.
– These are batches 586 22130 (preferential consumption 10-11-2024) and 586 22131 (preferential consumption 11-11-2024) in 1 kilo presentation; and batch 586 22131 (preferential consumption 31-05-2024) of 2.5 kilos.
– For the moment, there are no affected persons associated with this alert, according to the same sources.
– Consumers who have the product included in this alert at home are advised to refrain from consuming it and return it to the point of purchase. Recalled items may appear different than in photo. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1070589/retiran-lotes-de-frutas-del-bosque-congeladas-al-estar-infectadas-de-hepatitis-a/


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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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