DigameXtra No. 2439 Thursday Dec. 22nd, 2022

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DigameXtra Holiday Schedule- No issue on these days.
Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Monday, Dec. 26th, St Stephen’s Day
-Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2022, New Years Holiday, a Spanish public holiday
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Malaga’s Noche en Blanco 2023 now has a date: It will be held on Saturday, 20 May 2023. Photo: Pepe Gomez. 

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Torrox Schedule of Holiday Season Events Dec and Jan:
Do not miss any of these activities that we have prepared for your families to enjoy. Today, Thursday, 22 Dec, Two events. “Coro las Nieves” a parade through the historic center of Torrox and later in the evening a concert, Joana Jiménez presents her show “Cantando la Navidad” in Teatro Villa de Torrox. 

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Nerja Schedule of Holiday Season Events Dec-Jan:
See it here: https://www.nerja.es/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/20221201-programacion-navidad.pdf

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Christmas Concert – Rondalla Sierra Almijara: Thurs, 29 Dec 9pm
Villa de Nerja Cultural Center, Nerja. €5
C/ Granada 45, Nerja, 29780
La Rondalla was formed in April 2006 with the intention of preserving the local musical tradition and opening new avenues of expression for string musical groups. In addition to the traditional songs of the area, there are Latin and classical songs.
Info & Tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/rondalla-sierra-almijara/

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BluCee would like to wish all DigameXtra readers a Very Merry Christmas!:
Thank you to all of you who have entrusted us with your property this year.
We so often hear “we saw you in DigameXtra!”
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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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 ; I am a DigameXtra sponsor so my contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

 

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For Sale: Bedroom furniture. Full set, all matching, plastic, 70 euro
– 2 bedside tables with draws, depths 34 cm x 53 cm width x 55 cm height good condition
– 1 commode 4 draws 43 cm deep 104 cm wide 70 height ok condition
– Mirror matching for on top of commode
– Headboard matching bedside tables
Buyer collects, more pics on request
Julia, Nerja. Whatsapp 694448600 

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For Sale: Aspes Ideal underworktop fridge. Freezer compartment needs flap hinge replacing but perfect fridge for normal use, Can be seen working. Buyer to collect as no vehicle to transport. 25€
Jon, Archez – 634321967 

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For Sale: Men’s FILA trainers. Worn once. Selling because too small. 20€. size eur 44/ uk 9½. More pics on request.
Lorena, Torrox Costa. Whatsapp +34 697909990
lorenamob AT hotmail DOT com 

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For Sale: Ladies black leather boots. Size 40 / 6.5. Excellent condition, always stored with boot supports. Cost £100 from Clarks, for sale €30. Contact Sam at La Vinuela on Email: sam.seabrook70@gmail.com 

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SOLDFor Sale: Professional Fast & Powerful Tower Computer
Dell XPS 8900 – Top of the line with massive storage 
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa.

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Spain’s Ministry of Health announces its vaccination schedule for 2023:
– Spain’s calendar of vaccinations for the year 2023 has just been approved, and applies to everyone resident in the country who is eligible for treatment under the Spanish Health Service. Next year there will be some changes, as follows:
*Invasive Meningococcal Disease*
– First, parents are advised to have their children vaccinated against against Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) because of the severity of the illness and its consequences. In Andalucía, the vaccination against Meningitis B is given to all babies in three doses, when they are two, four and 15 months old, against Meningitis C at four months and Meningitis ACWY at 12 months and 12 years old.
*Flu*
– Next year the Vaccination Calendar also includes a flu jab for children aged between six months and four years 11 months old.
*Herpes Zoster*
– The third vaccine to be incorporated next year is against Herpes Zoster, for the over-65s. This illness is particularly prevalent in the over-50s and especially in women.
*Human Papilloma Virus*
– The final change in 2023 is that the vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus is recommended for boys as well as girls. From January, all children over the age of 12 will receive this vaccine in two doses, with a six month gap in-between. Source: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/vaccination-schedule-20221220180917-nt.html

MALAGA

Replica of historic sailing ship arrives at Malaga port as part of world tour:
– The first circumnavigation of the world by ship, known as the Magellan–Elcano expedition, was made by the Spanish carrack (sailing ship) the Nao Victoria, between 1519 and 1522.
– Five-hundred years on, the special anniversary is being celebrated with a world tour which will be stopping off in Malaga from Thursday 22 December until 15 January.
– The ship will be docked at Muelle Dos in Malaga port and the public will be able to go aboard and look around, imagining the lives of the sailors back in the 16th century during the voyage which was beset with danger (the Nao Victoria was the only one of the original five ships in the fleet to complete the three-year journey).
– The sailing ship is open to the public from 10am until 7.30pm every day except 24 and 31 December and 5 January when it will be open from 10am until 2pm, and 25 December, 1 and 6 January 4pm until 7.30pm.
– Tickets are available from the ship or online: https://www.fundacionnaovictoria.org/es/
Source & photo: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/replica-historic-sailing-ship-world-tour-20221221122747-nt.html 

RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA

El Cantal park will provide a 15,000 square-metre recreational space in Rincón de la Victoria: Rincón de la Victoria town hall is to open a wooded park area located near the town’s Cueva del Tesoro on 15 January. It has invested 260,000 euros in the new 15,000 square metre facility which will be known as El Cantal park and aims to provide a space for recreation. Full article & photo: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/woodland-area-rincon-victoria-20221220222416-nt.html 

EUROPE

Cash remains the most frequently used means of payment in stores but electronic payments grow further, ECB study shows:
– Cash is still the most frequently used means of payment at the point of sale, but its share is declining according to the latest study on the payment attitudes of consumers in the euro area, published today by the European Central Bank (ECB).
– Cash was used for 59% of point-of-sale transactions in 2022, down from 72% in 2019. It is the means of payment most often used for small-value payments in stores and for person-to-person transactions. A majority (60%) also consider it important to have cash as a payment option. Consumers perceive cash as helpful to remain aware of their expenditures, to protect their privacy and to allow transactions to be settled immediately. 
– Overall, consumers are satisfied with their access to cash, with a large majority of consumers finding it easy to get to an ATM or a bank to withdraw cash in most countries. Full article: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2022/html/ecb.pr221220~62a7c988ef.en.html

TECH

GodFather Android Banking Trojan Targeting Users of Over 400 Banking and Crypto Apps:
– An Android banking trojan known as GodFather is being used to target users of more than 400 banking and cryptocurrency apps spanning across 16 countries.
– This includes 215 banks, 94 crypto wallet providers, and 110 crypto exchange platforms serving users in the U.S., Turkey, Spain, Italy, Canada, and Canada, among others, Singapore-headquartered Group-IB said in a report shared with The Hacker News.
– The malware, like many financial trojans targeting the Android ecosystem, attempts to steal user credentials by generating convincing overlay screens (aka web fakes) that are served atop target applications.
– To scan your device for Android malware, install Malwarebytes For Android: https://www.malwarebytes.com/android
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/12/godfather-android-banking-trojan.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:
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
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