DigameXtra No. 2420 Tuesday Nov. 29th, 2022

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Tuesday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
-Friday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

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Peet Rothwell singing Michael Buble: The Salón Varietés Theatre, this Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th December.
All your favourite holiday songs, along with classic Buble hits.
Teatro Salon Varietes, C/ Emancípación, Fuengirola 29640
Info & tix: 952474542 or online ; Video Link

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and Cambridgeshire.
We are part of the ADH storage and Transportation company and as such have storage available in Competa and Peunte Don Manuel. Very reasonable rates.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Castillan chest of drawers natural solid wood with cereal tostada paint. Measurements 83 x 38 x 81cms. Price 110€
– Castillan chest of drawers Natural wood and multi color. Measurements 88 x 40 x 77cms. Price 110€
– Castillan chest of drawers natural wood & waxed Measurements 90 x 36 x 77cms Price 110€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale, 2 items
– Room Screen 30 euros
– 2 folding bar stools as new 30 euros
Tant / Trish, Torrox Park. Call 0044 7970206271
Email: tandtfletcher@gmail.com 

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For Sale, 3 items: Ski Wear
– Ski Outfit. Sun Valley ultra performance orange ski jacket, mens size L, (paid 349€) and matching charcoal ski trousers, mens size L, (paid 249€) and comes with matching hood, mask and gloves thrown in. Sold as a complete suit 95€
– Quicksilver grey ski helmet, one size, excellent condition (paid 99€) 35€
– Northface ski sunglasses, specifically for skiing, excellent condition, no scratches. (paid 99€), with case 35€
Contact Geoff, Torrox. WhatsApp 666322732
Email: gail and geoff @ yahoo dot co dot uk

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For Sale: 1 person bedframe 90×200. €20
To collect between Algarrobo and Sayalonga.
Anja, Algarrobo. Whatsapp +31651012685
Email: areinders10 AT gmail D0T com

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For Sale, 3 items:
– 3 seater and 2 seater navy leather recliner suite. Extremely comfortable. Overall good condition. Slight scuffing on 2 of the arms. 4 seats recline. 185€.
– Outdoor lounge suite. Purchased from Dunnes a few years ago. Very comfortable. Slight damage to raffia hence the price.
265 length. 208 width. Separates to three pieces for easy transport. 175€
– Unusual queen size headboard. Bow shaped with mirror panels. Good as it is, but would be great for an upcycling project. 55€
Heather, Canillas de Aceituno. Buyer to collect. Tel.628306371

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For Sale, 2 items: Two Motorbike Jackets. Never used.
– Men’s size 42
– Ladies size XS.
€50 each o.n.o, Pamela, Torrox Park
Contact: pamela.hill@hotmail.co.uk 

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News & Articles

(Click the link to read the full article) 
{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia has 301 children admitted to hospitals for bronchiolitis: {Translation, summary}
– A total of 301 children have been admitted to hospitals in Andalusia for bronchiolitis, according to the Regional Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs, Catalina García, who ruled out “any situation of collapse or saturation” although “the incidence has increased”.
– The Regional Ministry of Health has detailed in a statement that of the 301 children admitted, 36 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 265 remain on the ward.
– By provinces, Almeria has 41 children admitted in conventional beds and 5 in ICU; Cordoba has 27 on the ward and 3 in ICU; Granada, 36 in conventional beds and none in ICU; Huelva, 13 on the ward and one in ICU; Malaga has 58 on the ward and 12 in intensive care and Seville 55 on the ward and 11 in ICU.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1131905/andalucia-mantiene-a-301-ninos-ingresados-por-bronquiolitis/

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The Andalusian Medical Union threatens a strike in health centers for January 27: {Translation, summary}
– The Andalusian Medical Union (SMA) has agreed in assembly to initiate mobilisations to demand improvements in primary care medicine, which will begin with a rally on 30 November in front of the Health Delegation in Malaga, followed by rallies in front of the San Telmo Palace in Seville on 16 December and 12 January. If no progress is made in the negotiations, the SMA assembly agreed to call a first day of strike action on 27 January.
– For the Medical Union, “it is necessary to put an end to the vicious circle of “precariousness, a drain of doctors, overburdened care. This situation is leading to collapse. It is necessary to improve the working conditions of family doctors in order to retain these professionals and attract new ones. Otherwise, the increase in the number of places in medical schools or in the MIR in family medicine or paediatrics will be useless.” Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sindicato-medico-andaluz-amenaza-huelga-centros-salud-20221128112431-nts.html

AXARQUIA

La Viñuela reservoir equals its all-time low: 9.2% of capacity:
– It is hoped that the long-awaited rains, forecast to fall in the province from Thursday 1 December, will help increase the drastically low levels of La Viñuela reservoir, on the eastern Costa del Sol.
– This stands at 9.2 per cent of capacity (15.2 cubic hectometres), equalling the lowest ever level previously recorded, which was 14 years ago on 31 October 2008.
– The Axarquia’s main reservoir supplies 14 municipalities and about 220,000 inhabitants, and until last 1 October, when measures were introduced, it irrigated about 6,300 hectares of subtropical crops and greenhouses.
– The current rate of consumption is about 0.2 cubic hectometres a week. Technicians from the regional government who manage the reservoir estimate that approximately six cubic hectometres could still be extracted for human consumption, but further extractions would not be technically feasible due to sludge and mud. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/reservoir-vinuela-equals-20221128160531-nt.html

MALAGA

Two fires declared, in Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno:
{Translation} 28/11/2022 13:57
– The Andalusian forest fire fighting service, Plan Infoca, is working on a fire declared in the municipality of Sedella, in the province of Malaga. Thus, as reported from the Infoca Plan, moved to the location are two groups of forest firefighters, an operations technician and two environmental agents, in addition to a unit based in Cártama.
– Infoca personnel are also working on another forest fire declared in the municipality of Canillas de Aceituno in Malaga. This fire is now under control, affecting the Almanzanares river area, and seven forest firefighters and an environmental agent are working on the site. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1131846/declarados-dos-incendios-en-sedella-y-canillas-de-aceituno/

SEVILLA

The United States is the main country of origin of tourists to Sevilla: {Translation, summary}
– October, which is usually the month with the highest number of visitors of the year in Sevilla, received 21,445 travellers from the United States, according to INE data. This number is 1.7% higher than that recorded in October 2019. And, although there are still more overnight stays by French travellers than Americans, it is the first month of the year in which the latter have risen above the pre-pandemic level. In other words, the US has taken the lead in the number of visitors, ahead of France, marking a milestone in terms of international tourism.
– In fact, the highest growth corresponds to North American tourism, with increases of 150% compared to the same month in 2021, a percentage that doubles the second fastest growing market, the United Kingdom. This progress comes after a September in which the increase in tourists from the USA was 172% and which was joined by 490% more travellers from Canada. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/estados-unidos-principal-pais-emisor-turistas-sevilla-20221128143712-nts.html

USA

Hawaii volcano, world’s largest, erupts for first time in decades:
– Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, has erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years, US authorities said, as emergency crews went on alert early Monday.
– Flows of lava remained “contained” within the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, but the eruption could pose a threat to nearby residents should conditions change, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported at 11:45 pm local time Sunday (9:45 GMT Monday) some 15 minutes after the eruption inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221128-hawaii-volcano-world-s-largest-erupts-for-first-time-in-decades 

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Spain is the second favourite country for Americans to move to:
– Many Americans have already made the move over here and Spain is the European country with the most US residents.
– According to a study by American insurance company Home Shield based on Google searches, Spain is the second most popular country for US nationals to move to.
– The first is Canada, which is most likely due to the fact it’s next to the US and it shares the same language and has a similar culture.
– “People in 31 cities, mostly in Texas and California, are currently looking for information on how to move to Spain,” American Home Shield revealed.
– Texas and California along with Florida are among the US states where you’ll find the most Spanish speakers, so it’s perhaps understandable that people from there would want to look for a country where they can already speak the language. But Spain was also the most searched relocation country in Georgia, Arkansas, New Hampshire and North Dakota.
– The current strong dollar against the euro could also be influencing why Spain is so high on the list, as evidenced by the spike in US tourists who came to Spain this summer. In June alone, more than 377,000 visited Spain, an 86.9 percent rise compared to the same month in 2019, a pre-pandemic year. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20221128/spain-is-the-second-favourite-country-for-americans-to-move-to/

HEALTH

Children who eat pesticide-treated food suffer from earlier puberty, more susceptible to cancer and other disorders later in life: {Translation}
– Fruit and vegetables can become a long-term health hazard for children. Although it may seem untrue, this has been demonstrated in a study by the University of Granada, which points to the pesticides and fungicides with which these foods are treated as the main culprit. This would have two direct consequences: the first is the acceleration of puberty. The second, a result of the previous one, a higher risk of suffering breast cancer in the future, but also many other disorders in childhood itself.
– The study was carried out in the Spanish child population over 22 years, studying each case from pregnancy to adolescence. The authors presented the results after years of data collection on Monday. 606 girls and 933 boys, aged between 7 and 11 years, took part in the study, which focused mainly on urine samples. According to the results, it is the girls who are most affected by this early puberty, especially in terms of breast development. In boys, this is mainly reflected in the genitalia.
– The study, published in the scientific journal Environmental Pollution, has involved several institutions. The ibs.GRANADA and CIBERESP researcher, Carmen Freire, responsible for the publication, points out that “very few studies have investigated to date the relationship between exposure to pesticides in current use and the age at which puberty appears in girls and boys”. In a way, they were going in blind in this respect. “This is despite the fact that early pubertal development is frequently observed in paediatric clinics, especially in girls, and its causes are not well understood,” summarises Freire.
– The results are devastating in terms of the effect that pesticide and fungicide residues, up to 40% of which are accepted by the European Union in foodstuffs, have on children. Nicolás Olea, professor in the Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine at the UGR and another of the authors of the study, laments a fact that is largely unknown to consumers.
– “We say it over and over again: this is not healthy. If it had been handled properly, 63% of Spanish children would not be pissing plastic or pesticides. Some in 60% of the urine, others in 50% or in 40 or 30%. This should never have happened.”
– In this respect, it is worth noting that Spain is the largest consumer of pesticides in the European Union (EU), using 77,700 tonnes of pesticides in 2020, including 34,000 tonnes of fungicides, the largest group. Pesticides are used in agricultural production, as well as in urban and domestic settings. The main route of exposure in the general population is through diet, which is where the study points to, especially through the consumption of conventionally produced fruit and vegetables.
– Once in the human body, these pesticides are rapidly metabolised and eliminated in the urine. Experimental studies suggest that some non-persistent pesticides may act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors. Increased exposure to these endocrine disruptors in recent decades is precisely the main risk factor for pubertal advancement.
– Some of these pesticides referred to in the study have been banned in Europe in the last two years. Specifically by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), although for a long time they have contributed to placing Spain in the top positions in the use of pesticides.
– Unfortunately, Olea insists, other pesticides and fungicides are taking their place. “It is striking that, once banned because of their toxicity, nothing is done to remedy the damage caused by those who put them on the market. We urge the EU to be proactive, to use the precautionary principle. Once exposure has been proven, the consequences must be anticipated”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/granada/ninos-consumen-alimentos-tratados-pesticidas-sufren-adelanto-20221128153403-nts.html

SPORTS

Football- World Cup 2022 Scores: Visit this link for the latest results
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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:
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/
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