DigameXtra No. 2462 Thursday Jan. 26th, 2023

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Tickets for the 62 Cueva de Nerja Festival go on sale TODAY:
This Thursday 26th January, tickets go on sale to enjoy the shows of the first artists confirmed for the 62nd Cueva de Nerja Festival. Among them, tickets will be available for Les Luthiers, on 30 June and 1 July, and for María Peláe from Málaga, who will perform on Friday 7 July.
Tickets are also on sale for other performances confirmed to date, such as those of Mecano Experience, on Saturday 15 July; Morancos, on Friday 21 July; Miguel Poveda {vid}, on Saturday 5 August; Sara Baras, on Friday 11 August, and Pastora Soler, on Saturday 12 August.
Tickets can be purchased from 12:00 noon on 26 January on the malagaentradas.com website, as well as on the website and in the El Corte Inglés shopping centres.
According to a press release from the Cueva de Nerja Foundation, these are the first confirmed performances of a line-up that will be completed in the near future.  Video Link

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The Caminito del Rey puts 74,800 tickets on sale this Wednesday from March to June:
El Caminito del Rey, the aerial path built on the walls of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, in the province of Malaga, will put 74,800 tickets on sale this Wednesday 25/1/23 to visit this enclave between 28 March and 25 June.
Tickets, both for agencies and for the general public, will be available at http://www.caminitodelrey.info for a price of 10 euros, which rises to 18 in the case of guided tours, and the established schedule is from 8:40 to 17:00 hours.
Exceptionally, El Caminito del Rey will be open on Monday 3 April, coinciding with Easter Monday, and 1 May, International Workers’ Day. 

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The Bahia Band: Sat 28/1 from 21:00h
Hotel Helios, Almuñécar
Paseo San Cristobal 12, 18690. Tel. 958 63 06 36 

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Attention Past Round Tablers:
Did you know that you can continue the same Round Table fun and fellowship here in the Axarquia and the wider area East of Malaga city?
41 Club Nerja has members from nine different countries and enjoys many exciting activities and meetings.
As a respected Club we are able to make group bookings which means many of our trips are just for us!
Would you like to tour the Caves of Nerja at night in a small group with a personal guide? How about a 4×4 Jeep Safari in the National Park, or a private group sail in a catamaran? What about a fabulous theatrical walking tour of Velez Malaga or a visit to the historic mountain town of Comares?
If you like to get out and about and enjoy the fabulous scenery and the wonderful heritage of this beautiful part of Spain then come and join us and have some great Round Table fun along the way! Simply get in touch with us, in any of the ways detailed below. We’d love to hear from you.
Some of our ex Round Table members live in the area, some visit regularly and some just a few times a year so we have regular activities, but are also a drop in club for some.
Email us: steve.ryan.sr56@gmail.com, phone Steve on 0044 7546 402770 or you can connect with 41 Club Nerja via Facebook or click here to visit our website

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Display cabinet upcycled in a metallic silver paint with fabric back with a lovely blue chalk paint inside. Measurements 63 x 33 x 156cms Price 125€
– Beautiful preloved writing desk 74 x 43 x 102.50cms Price 195€
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Kenwood Food Processor, 10 functions, boxed and never been used, €28 Ono.
– Russell & Hobbs 3 tier plus rice bowl steamer. Plastic containers with glass lid, again never used, €10.
– Kenwood Rice Maker in very good condition €10.
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COVID

Covid Andalucia- Infections drop but Andalucía’s Covid deaths double in a week to 58: Wed, 25/1/23, 11:15
– Andalucía has dropped below a thousand new positive coronavirus infections in the region in the last week. Specifically, the Junta registered a total of 846 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, 24 January, something that has not happened since the end of last October, bringing the total number of infections to 1,630,903 in the region since the start of the pandemic. However, the number of deaths – with or from Covid – has doubled in one week from 26 to 58 – a figure not seen since August of last year.
– This was reported by the regional Ministry of Health statement on Covid-19 released on Tuesday, where it also indicated that Andalucía has registered 67 fewer hospitalised patients, to stand at 219. However, the number of people admitted to intensive care units has increased, up to a total of 15.
– Regarding those hospitalised by provinces, Malaga registers 45 in hospital, three in the ICU, while Seville has 38 hospitalised, five in the ICU, and Cadiz 34, two in the ICU. They are followed by Jaén with 19, one in the ICU; Cordoba with twelve, none in the ICU, and another 23 in Huelva, but no patients in the ICU; Granada with 32, two in the ICU; and 16 in Almeria, two in intensive care units.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/covid-infections-deaths-20230125111218-nt.html

ANDALUCIA

The doctors of Andalusia cancel the strike after agreeing with the SAS a maximum of 35 consultations a day: {Translation, summary}
– There will be no strike this Friday, January 27 in the Andalusian public health system. The Andalusian Health Service (SAS) and the Andalusian Medical Union (SMA) have reached an agreement whereby the regional agency agrees to limit the appointment schedule for primary care and pediatrics and undertakes to provide financial incentives for consultations in the afternoon . The schedules of Family Doctors will not exceed 35 patients per day and those of Pediatricians 25 per day , according to the pact that will be signed at the Sector Table within a month. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sindicato-medico-andaluz-desconvoca-huelga-tras-acuerdo-20230125104423-nts.html

RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA

Rincón de la Victoria hosts the V Encuentro de Cuarentunas: {Translation, summary}
– This event will bring together 180 participants belonging to 8 groups from different Spanish cities and will be held on 27, 28 and 29 January.
– The first important event will take place on Friday 27th with the official reception by the mayor and municipal corporation at the Town Hall at 17:30. This will be followed by a floral offering to the Virgen de la Victoria. Once it is over, the “cuarentunas” will be placed at various points in the Plaza de la Iglesia and will perform different songs for the public, so that from 19:30 to 20:45 the people present will be able to enjoy the songs of the “cuarentunas”.
– One day later, on Saturday 28th, at 11.30 a.m. a parade is planned along the Paseo Marítimo of Rincón de la Victoria until reaching the Chalana Passage where they will perform a variety of songs for the public until 14:15 p.m. From 17:30 hours onwards, the Plaza Al Andalus will host the performance of all the groups. There will also be a round of ‘cuarentunas’ to the Virgen del Carmen in the niche of Los Acantilados de El Cantal with the presence of the brotherhoods of El Carmen. On Sunday the farewell and departures of the quarantunas will take place.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-acoge-el-v-encuentro-nacional-de-cuarentunas-con-180-participantes-de-8-agrupaciones-del-pais/ 

GRANADA

Twelve balloons will fly in the Granada Geopark this weekend at the XXIII Ballooning Festival: {Translation, summary}
– The Granada Geopark will be the setting for the twenty-third edition of the Andalusian Ballooning Festival and Championship, organized by the company Glovento Sur together with the Andalusian Air Sports Federation, and which will be held from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 January with the participation of twelve teams from various Spanish communities. Among them, a balloon with the logo of the Granada Geopark will stand out, with a huge candle and a large basket with capacity for twelve people.
– Throughout the three days that the event lasts, the twelve teams will try, if the weather conditions allow it, three flights during which the Andalucía Ballooning Championship events will take place. On Friday and Saturday morning, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the pilots plan to make two trips through the Geopark. And on Sunday, at the same time, they will start the route from the Guadix fairgrounds.
– In addition, on Saturday afternoon, from four to six, weather permitting, several tethered balloons will be installed at the Guadix fairgrounds, on which children who wish may ride to contemplate a panoramic view of the city. Source & Photo, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/granada-geoparque-doce-globos-volaran-fin-semana-festival-aerostacion/ 

BENIDORM

Enjoy the eleventh edition of Benidorm International Organ Festival 2023:
– All concerts will commence at 8:00.PM and will take place at the Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana of Benidorm, Placa de Castelar, 1, 03501. From January to December, Benidorm will offer a monthly concert (except in summer) where the public can enjoy one of the best organs of the Valencian Community.
– The first concert is set to take place on January 27.
Attendance to the festival is free and the location comfortably accommodates 300 people.”
– Juan Antonio Espinoa, a professor from the Alicante Conservatory Music School, confirmed: “The church has an organ that was built in 2012 and is one of the best in the Valencian Community. It is an instrument of great proportions and musical possibilities owning three manual keyboards comprising of 56 notes each, plus another pedalboard and 1,990 sound tubes.” Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/01/24/enjoy-the-eleventh-edition-of-benidorm-international-organ-festival-2023/

UK

British museums to stop using ‘mummy’ over negative associations:
– The word, say critics, has ties to imperialism and monsters, and should be replaced with ‘mummified remains.’ Conservatives are having a field day with the move.
– It’s not clear that Tutankhamun or Ramses II would appreciate the deference from the afterlife, but British museums are certainly providing plenty of material for conservative columnists who regularly gloat over wokeness or anything that sounds like political correctness. The British Museum in London, the National Museums of Scotland and the Great North Museum: Hancock have decided that, whenever possible, they will stop using the term “mummy” and speak instead of the “mummified remains of” the individual in question. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2023-01-24/british-museums-to-stop-using-mummy-over-negative-associations.html

EUROPE

Germany clears way for scores of tanks for Ukraine, U.S. also poised: Germany cleared the way on Wednesday for Europe to send scores of battle tanks to Ukraine, and Washington was poised make a similar announcement – moves hailed by Kyiv as a potential turning point in the war and condemned by Moscow as escalation. Germany, previously the West’s holdout, said it would send an initial company of 14 of its Leopard 2 tanks from its own stocks, and also approve shipments by other European countries. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-pledges-sweeping-personnel-changes-allies-jostle-over-tanks-2023-01-23/

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Spain ‘ready’ to send German tanks to Ukraine:
– “Spain is ready… to deal with our allies in any way necessary, whether that means sending Leopards, training in the use of Leopards or help in their maintenance and upkeep,” Defence Minister Margarita Robles said. She did not say how many tanks could be sent, nor when they could be delivered. Her remarks came shortly after Berlin said it would send some of its own Leopards to Kyiv and cleared other European nations to send their own stocks to Ukraine.
– Russia denounced Berlin’s decision to approve deliveries of Leopard tanks to Ukraine as “extremely dangerous”, warning it would take the conflict “to a new level of confrontation”. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20230125/spain-ready-to-send-german-tanks-to-ukraine-minister/

TECH

Microsoft suffers major outage: this is how it is affecting users around the world:
– Since early this Wednesday morning, 25 January, many popular Microsoft products have been affected by a worldwide outage affecting its email manager Outlook, Microsoft 365, Skype and Microsoft Teams among other products. “We have identified a possible network problem and are reviewing telemetry to determine the next troubleshooting steps,” the multinational announced in a tweet after 8.30am.
– Outage reports indicate that platforms are down for thousands of users worldwide. Microsoft has not specified the number of users affected, but data from the specialist downtime website Downdetector lists more than 3,900 incidents in India and more than 900 in Japan and about 500 in Spain. Reports of outages are also coming in from Australia, the UK and the United Arab Emirates.
– Due to the incident many users are unable to exchange messages, join video calls or use any features of the Teams application. Teams has more than 280 million users worldwide and is an integral part of the daily operations of businesses and schools. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/microsoft-suffers-worldwide-outage-20230125121427-nt.html

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LastPass Parent Company GoTo (formerly remote assistance app LogMeIn) Suffers Data Breach, Customers’ Backups Compromised:
– {I regularly warn readers not to use Password-Saver apps like LastPass, and to uninstall remote assistance apps like LogMeIn as soon as you are done using them. These are all cloud based tools, and the cloud is NOT secure. These apps provide hackers access to your computer when these all too frequent hacks of the app databases occur. -Ed.}
– LastPass owner GoTo (formerly LogMeIn) on Tuesday disclosed that unidentified threat actors were able to steal encrypted backups of some customers’ data along with an encryption key for some of those backups in a November 2022 incident. The breach, which targeted a third-party cloud storage service, impacted Central, Pro, join.me, Hamachi, and RemotelyAnywhere products, the company said.
– “The affected information, which varies by product, may include account usernames, salted and hashed passwords, a portion of multi-factor Authentication (MFA) settings, as well as some product settings and licensing information,” GoTo’s Paddy Srinivasan said.
– The announcement comes nearly two months after both GoTo and LastPass disclosed “unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service” that’s shared by the two platforms.
– LastPass, in December 2022, also revealed that the digital burglary leveraged information stolen from an earlier breach that took place in August and enabled the adversary to steal a massive stash of customer data, including a backup of their encrypted password vaults. The obtained information was “used to target another employee, obtaining credentials and keys which were used to access and decrypt some storage volumes within the cloud-based storage service,” it noted.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2023/01/lastpass-parent-company-goto-suffers.html

SPACE

How to see the green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) visible in the night sky now as it approaches Earth:
– Gorgeous green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) should now be visible to the naked eye under the right dark sky conditions.
– The comet is rapidly approaching perigee, its closest point to Earth, which is making it easier to spot in the night sky. The comet, first discovered in March 2022 by astronomers Frank Masci and Bryce Bolin using the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) at the Palomar Observatory in California, has been brightening since November, wowing astrophotographers with its brilliant green tail.
– Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is currently making its way through the northern skies and should reach its brightest magnitude in early February, according to In-The-Sky.org as it approaches perigee on Feb. 1. To see the comet for yourself, look to the north just after sunset and look for a faint greenish glow. Under the right dark sky conditions, the comet could be visible to the unaided eye, but binoculars will certainly make the job easier.
– SpaceWeather.com reported that comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) formed what is known as an “anti-tail,” a phenomenon which causes a comet to appear to have a second, forward-facing tail. In reality, an anti-tail is an optical illusion caused when larger dust particles form a disk along the comet’s orbit. As Earth passes through the comet’s orbital plane, this dusty disk can be seen side-on, appearing as a reversed anti-tail. Photo: TheSkyLive.
Space chart: https://in-the-sky.org/comets/20230201_CK22E030_2.png
Full article: https://www.space.com/comet-c2022-e3-ztf-how-to-see-approach-earth 

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