DigameXtra No. 1348 Monday, July 22nd 2019

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Celtic Night – Noche Celta in Mijas Auditorium: Sat, August 3rd, 2019 at 6pm till 2am
An evening of modern and traditional Celtic entertainment with Pipers & Drums, Riverdance, song and 2 bands.
The event starts on Saturday 3rd August in the afternoon with a Celtic themed market in the plaza between the Auditorium, the Plaza de Toros and the Encarnación church. The doors to the auditorium open at 8pm when hot food and a bar will be serving traditional fare.
The children from Banana studios start the entertainment with traditional Welsh, Scottish and Irish song and dance, followed by Riverdance, Pipes & Drums, Stolen Gnomes and Dex’s Celtic Connections for an evening crammed full of entertainment for ALL the family.
Entrance is FREE! Bus info in poster.
Auditorio Municipal de Mijas. Calle Muro, 29650 Mijas. +34 952 59 03 80 FB-Link


Antequera Blues Festival:
-Friday July 26 10pm Lito Blues band + The Jake Levinson Band
-Saturday July 27 10pm Los Bluesfalos + Los Winters
Poligono la azucarera 39, Antequera, Andalucia, Spain 29200. +34 674 04 51 73


17th Anniversary HAMC CDS Bikini Bike Wash: Sat 27 July 4pm. We will have a Bikini bike wash in aid of BHC, Food, Live music, Drinks, Tattoo stand and more! Calle Tabor 20, Pol Ind Viso, Malaga 29006  FB-Link


Rock Festival The Juergas 2019: 31July-3Aug. Adra, Almeria. 4 day festival with camping. Hard rock and metal dominate the lineup.  Home Page   and FB-Link


Charity Fundraiser: Churchill’s are hosting a charity night in aid of Spanish Association Against Cancer, this is the official Spanish cancer charity who help all nationalities with cancer living in Spain. Saturday 3rd August. If any bars would like to donate a raffle prize or donation, it would be greatly appreciated, And Stevie Ellis will come round to collect.
Calle Victor de la serna, 08, EDF santa Monica, bajo 03, Santa Fe De Los Boliches, Andalucia, Spain 29640 Tel. +34 600 27 73 33 FB-Link
Thank you all xxx


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Malagalingo, Torrox Costa:
Hello everyone! In Malagalingo we have changed our schedule for the single conversation lessons in Spanish (€ 5/hour).
From now on, the schedule will be as follows:
Every Tuesday and Thursday
– from 10:00 to 11:00 for basic level
– from 11:00 to 12:00 for intermediate and advanced level
And remember: you don’t need book in advance. You can just turn up on a Tuesday or Thursday whenever you want.
We are in Torrox Costa, just opposite Mercadona
The school will be open all summer, also throughout the month of July and August (except the week of Monday, July 29 to Sunday, August 4, the school will be closed).
And of course, we also keep going in summer with our regular courses and summer intensive courses.
Have a very happy summer!
Tel.:/Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/malagalingo/


Computer Repairs by DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa: DoctorLaptops Tips #75
Email & Social Media Two Factor Authentication Sign-in Risk!
The concept of 2 factor authentication is good in theory, where you log-in and then receive a security code via text msg to your mobile to complete the log-in process.
Here is the problem: If you lose your mobile you won’t be able to complete the 2-factor log-in. When this happens you get locked out. You will be offered an option if you can’t receive the texted code. They will offer to send a one-time, 1 hour only password reset link to your “recovery” email inbox. Do you even remember what other email address you used as the recovery email to set up the currently unavailable account? If you remember, is it still active? If the recovery email is no longer accessible you will not be able to retrieve the password reset link it contains. At that point you are locked out of the account demanding 2-factor sign-in and it will require many days and emails to support to get back in, and often you will simply be told to make a new account. Unless you are willing to lose all content on your social media, or all your emails and contacts, you need to heed this warning!
Before you encounter this situation do yourself a favor and check all your email and social media account Settings, confirm the recovery email address is current and accessible. While you are in Settings, copy off all the other ID and account info. Facebook often demands your date of birth or location as a security step. If you used a fudged DOB or now have a new location, you’ll want those old answers saved somewhere in case you need them. If you are having trouble with this make an appointment and we can go over it together.
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Wanted, Gardener: General gardener required in Almayate area. Please call Jean or John 951067778



Wanted, Microwave Repair: I wondered if anyone in Digamextra land knew of a domestic appliance engineer that could have a look at our microwave which has stopped working properly, We are situated in Torrox so any suggestions please to
callenieves15at hotmail.co.uk
Thanks Graham


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Resin shower tray. Almost new – Was fitted but not suitable. 1m x 70cm. The hole in the corner was drilled for shower screen but can be easily filled if not required. Cost €140 new. Now €30.
Chris Torrox Campo Km 12
c.mccormac@ hotmail.co.uk


Lovely Longterm in Torrox: For Longterm Rent ( min. 8 months.) a freshly painted and renovated 1 bedroom apartment, ready for Tenant(s), in the beautiful white village of Torrox Pueblo, only 3 km from the Coast.
This apartment, in the old part of town and in a quiet area, has stunning mountain views from the windows, and a large sunny terrace. Very private, no traffic.
One double bedroom with wardrobe and storage. Living area with sleeper sofa for guests, new open kitchen with breakfast nook and new appliances, large bathroom with bath and shower. Electric boiler. New laminate floors. Light, bright, and pretty! TV. hi-speed Fibra internet.
Only two minutes walk to the bakery, and great bar/eatery, 5 minutes to a large covered parking and supermarket, and 5 minutes walk to the lively center. Good public transportation to the Costa, bus stops in front of Aldi and Lidl
supermarkets. Small pet welcome.
400 euros a month, which includes Internet + 375 Deposit. Electric and water separate.
For more info and photos call Patricia 69 33 735 30.



Thanks Digame: Thank you Gwen who took the trouble to answer my query for someone to sharpen shears, if it’s information you need Digamextra is the answer! Bryan. Vinuela.
taylorinspain AT gmail DOT com


Airport trips: Tuesday 23 july leave torrox at 04;30 for 07;30 flight. I have one pax with carry on so if you can take her, or we can take you
643 195 015 or ecnilart@hotmail.com
Also two leaving torrox 24 july 14;30 2 pax with carryon, space for other person or two.


Info Wanted: Does anyone know anywhere in the Axarquía where you can get strong wholemeal bread flour and redbush tea?
The flour probably needs to be an English brand such as Dove’s, Marriages, Allinsons etc as I have been told by my herbolistería that no Spanish brands exist. I would need 10 or 12 bags at a time, so if anyone knows any shop that could order it even if they don’t normally stock it, that would be helpful to know.
I am also looking for Redbush teabags in boxes of 80, Tetley’s, Tick Tock or similar, if again anyone knows any shop that could get these for me.
I have tried Arkwrights in Puente don Manuel, but they are unable to get either of these items for me.
Thanks in advance for your help. Wendy/sedella
wendy.sedella@hotmail.com or whatsap 636677270


Drug Expiration Dates — Do They Mean Anything? By The Harvard Medical School, updated August 13, 2018.
The big question is, do pills expire? With a splitting headache, you reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin only to find the stamped expiration date on the medicine bottle is more than a year out of date. So, does medicine expire? Do you take it or don’t you? If you decide to take the aspirin, will it be a fatal mistake or will you simply continue to suffer from the headache?
It turns out that the expiration date on a drug is the date at which the manufacturer can still guarantee the FULL potency and safety of the drug.
Most of what is known about drug expiration dates comes from a study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration at the request of the military. With a large and expensive stockpile of drugs, the military faced tossing out and replacing its drugs every few years. What they found from the study is 90% of more than 100 drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, were perfectly good to use even 15 years after the expiration date.
A rare exception to this may be tetracycline, but the report on this is controversial among researchers. It’s true the effectiveness of a drug may decrease over time, but much of the original potency still remains even a decade after the expiration date. Excluding nitroglycerin, insulin, and liquid antibiotics, most medications are as long-lasting as the ones tested by the military. Placing a medication in a cool place, such as a refrigerator, will help a drug remain potent for many years.
Is the expiration date a marketing ploy by drug manufacturers, to keep you restocking your medicine cabinet and their pockets regularly? You can look at it that way. Or you can also look at it this way: The expiration dates are very conservative to ensure you get everything you paid for. And, really, if a drug manufacturer had to do expiration-date testing for longer periods it would slow their ability to bring you new and improved formulations.
(DigameXtra.com does not provide medical advice, this article is for educational purposes only. Always consult your doctor before taking/changing medications as internet info can be inaccurate or misleading. -Ed.)


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa
Sunday: Valez 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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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