DigameXtra No. 1312 Monday, June 10th 2019

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The Pink Purple Zep Fest II, 28 June: Less than 3 weeks to go to Estepona’s rock event of the summer! Only 1 more week to buy weekend pass tickets!
If you want to attend both nights and want the best price, don’t delay!


Teatro Cervantes Events:
-The Chieftains, Thursday 27June 8:30pm
-Rufus Wainwright, Sat 29 June 8:30pm
-Yamato, Drummers of Japan, Wednesday 7 Aug 8:30pm
S/N Calle Ramos Marín, Málaga


Charity Quiz: The last quiz before the summer break will be on Wednesday 19th June at Bar Cerezo in Canillas de Albaida at 8pm.
This is always a very popular quiz, so be sure to book your table soon.
You can book with Megan on 642199382 (call, text or whatsapp), by email to meganfurniss1 @ gmail dot com Megan will also be in the Action for Animals charity shop in Cómpeta on Friday and Saturday. You can also book direct with Isaac at Bar Cerezo. If you don’t have a full team we can often find partners for you. Just bring €2.50 and a pen for a great night out in aid of a local charity.


Coro de Competa:
“The Date is Nigh” What date? Corp de Competa are pleased to announce their Summer Concert. A mix of serious and popular music comprising of solos, duets, quartets and instrumental to entertain you with a variety of different sounds, under the musical direction of Tom Robinson.
This will be held in the Chapel of the Tanatorio of Competa.
The date: Friday 21st June
The time: 20.00 8.00pm
The price: Free admission, with donations to the local charity Caritas.
The choir look forward to seeing on the 21st June.
Your support, as always is greatly appreciated. For further detail please contact Greg Starr email gregstarr4@ hotmail .com


U3A Axarquia
Activity Programme Monday 10th – Friday 14th June
-Monday 10th Petanque 3pm, meet in the carpark west of the lighthouse in Torre del Mar
-Wednesday 12th Meet & Greet 10.30am, Chiki Beach Restaurant Algarrobo, come along and meet fellow U3A members & have a coffee in a lovely beachside location
-Thursday 13th Mahjong 10.30am, meet at Bar Ri-Jo Algarrobo Costa
-Friday 14th Discussion Group 10.30am, meet at Café Bar Los Juanes, Torre del Mar (opp. Police Station).
For further details or to contact the group leaders, please checkout our website www.u3aaxarquia.com


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Malagalingo: This month we are in a report in the German newspaper Costa del Sol Nachrichten. Here you have the translation of the report that you can read also in German in the photo below.
“Anyone planning to learn the Spanish language can do so at the language school Malagalingo in Torrox Costa. It does not matter if you only want to go on a short holiday or stay longer in Spain. The language school has offers for everyone. For example, you can take part in the “Come and Go” program, where interested parties can come and go as they please. The advantage of this program is that there is no sequential structure of the lesson and it is a pay on the day for each lesson. Anyone interested can participate without appointment. Every Wednesday and Friday beginners from 10am to 11am, advanced from 11am to 12pm and professionals from 12 to 13 can extend their language skills at Malagalingo. For those who want to learn Spanish from scratch, there is a summer intensive course that takes place daily and lasts between three and five hours and lasts one, two, three or four weeks, depending on the program. The number of participants in the intensive courses is limited to a maximum of six people. The focus of the lesson is mainly conversation that takes place on the terrace overlooking the sea.
Our language school is new. It was not until January of this year that Susana Iglesias started the language school. The teacher realized the need for a Language school in Torrox Costa, after numerous people had asked her about it. The way in which Spanish is taught to participants differs from classical language schools. Latest technologies are used at Malagalingo. In addition, the students always have a relaxed and fun atmosphere. “We are totally happy here,” said a group of language students at Malagalingo. “Previously, we visited another language school, which put a lot of emphasis on theory and writing, but here we talk a lot and come faster to our goal, to speak the language, to communicate with Spaniards.”
Tel.:/Whats: + (34) 650 479 493 ; malagalingo@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/malagalingo


Dog Training Classes are now finished for the Summer Break: The temperatures have become too high for the dogs to train with safety. New Classes will resume in September, temperature dependant.
The new classes will be advertised in plenty of time for enrolment here on Digamextra.
Please email or ‘phone us if you need any further information, Thank you, Wendy & Allen , Wishing you all a great summer break.
wendy@dogacademy.es ; 622 257 817


Cleaning service offered: For all your domestic and holiday rentals cleans. registered and legal to work in Spain. full IVA invoice provided. Based in Torrox and covering Nerja, Torrox, Calleta and surrounding areas, competitive rates and reliable. References can be provided on request. For a no obligation chat email Joanne on gleamteam42@gmail.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Crafting rubber stamps. I have 30 crafting rubber stamps of different sizes and designs, plus 26 stamps of the letters of the alphabet. So 56 in total. If there is anyone interested in these as a job lot. (not selling separately). I would like 5 euros which will be given to charity. Kathleen/Torrox
email: km.hollington at btopenworld.com (no spaces)
or mobile 654 905 185 (whatsapp available).


Wanted: Walking machine. Is there anybody in digamextra-land who has a walking machine that they are not using and is for sale. Please contact me on mucktub63@hotmail.com or phone 722734204. Puente Don Manuel area.


FREE: 3 piece suite. Couch and 2 chairs in brown faux leather. Free to anyone who can collect from Torrox pueblo. Good condition. Easy access by car. Irene.
ireneadadams50@hotmail.com tel or whats app 611357902



Recommendation: Absolutely the best and most consistent Hairdressers I’ve ever been to MIGUEL & LOLI. As you approach Laguna Beach you will find the Salon down on the far left. Spanish – English – German and French spoken. Real Professionals. The Salon Tel : 951 715 195.
Laurence/Benajarafe harley.stringsandthings@gmail.com


Recommendation: We were, unfortunately, let down by an English decorator who was apparently unable to telephone and stop us waiting for his arrival at our Nerja apartment. No matter we found a much better reliable man called Chris at 655041601 and WhatsApp, excellent workmanship and very reliable. He was up front about his other commitments and fitted us into his schedule to a mutually agreed time which is all one can ask! His work is excellent and prices competitive. We have no hesitation in recommending him.
Jennifer, allweathers@hotmail.com and 639402947 and WhatsApp


DigameXtra Editorial #1 by Naythan, Editor

It is not rude to ask to see credentials from health care workers! It is a necessity.

“People need to be sure of whose hands they are placing themselves in” and
“In some clinics treatments are applied without an authorised doctor being present”
-Pedro Bonal, president of MEDESMA
“Always check you are dealing with” and
“Make sure they are qualified and registered.”
-Fernando Urdiales, Association of Cosmetic Doctors of Malaga
The president of the Sociedad Española de Medicina Estética, Petra Vega, says patients should only be seen by qualified doctors and recommends asking for a written report about the treatment received or the product used.
I’ve previously warned about the local healthcare system providing care with unqualified students, and non-doctor technicians making decisions about treatments & medications that are supposed to require a real MD. The problem is now so great that some real MDs are raising the alarm. The Association of Cosmetic Doctors of Malaga has even used detectives and provided evidence to the law courts of illegal practices and the use of unauthorized products. Hopefully other medical specialties will follow suit and clamp down on these life threatening abuses.
It was a non-MD trainee working on my broken arm who didn’t want to bother the doctor doing his rounds to get a Rx for a narcotic painkiller he himself was unauthorized to prescribe, that insisted on instead administering the uncontrolled painkiller Novotil that nearly killed me! I also had a local clinic mis-diagnose a kidney stone as a slipped disk. It added 2 days to my agony before the Rincon Clinic properly diagnosed me; in 2 hrs they had had the stone dissolved and the pain was gone. I returned to the first clinic later to complain only to be told I had been seen by a technician, not a proper doctor (“Our doctor would never make such an error” yeah, right); and then they had the nerve to ask if I wanted an appointment with their real doctor days after Rincon had sorted it! These people have no shame. Your health is your responsibility, take proper precautions!
Reference: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201906/07/people-need-sure-whose-20190607102702-v.html


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