DigameXtra No. 1420 Wednesday, Oct. 9th 2019

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Alberto Fer live at the Spiral Restaurant: Performing live very Wednesday at 8:30pm. Acoustic folk/pop/rock. See you there. Location- Calle Pintada 23 Nerja, 29780. +34 690 35 40 51
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Punkirola: It is shaping up to be an amazing event. 2 nights of pop punk, vintage classic punk and hardcore punk. 8 bands including The Wasps from the early and original London punk days headlining on the Friday, and still going for 40 years is Saturday hardcore punk headliners Picture Frame Seduction. Plus 6 hand picked top punk and punky bands from Madrid, Algeciras, Malaga, Orgiva, Mojacar and of course the Costa Del Sol! Top punky DJ for both nights. The venue is really good, underground, with a cosy covered external area for chilling out or a ciggie. Good drink prices. The venue is open very late so expect 2 good nights of great live music, DJ and great atmosphere. Well located, just 2 minute walk from Torremolinos train station. Entrance is limited to the size of the venue and to avoid any dissapointment it is strongly recommended that you really get your ticket online which guarantees your entry. Discount tickets currently available if you select a 2 night entrance, or you can get a ticket for any one night. More info in this event link: FB Link
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October Events in Hotel Balcon de Competa:
-Every Friday in October we have Flamenco Dancer Show from 8pm to 10pm, with 2 parts: Classic Flamenco, Break and then Tap Flamenco. Enjoy the different songs with a minimum of 9 different Flamenco Dresses you will see.
-Sunday 13th October: Wine & dine night from 19.30h in our Restaurant, 4 dishes and 4 differents wine, only 22 euros per person (including wine and food)
-Saturday 19th October: We are closed to the public due to a private party
-Sunday 27th October: First Wine Fair in Competa. From 13.00h to 17.00h taste minimum of 20 different wines (whites, red, rose, sparkling and sweet), enjoy our Cheese table and have a dish of Paella, all this for 27 euros per person, reserve your place here the space for the event is limited: http://bit.ly/2lZrU3Q
To avoid disappointment please book your table in advance:
+34 952 55 3662 info@hotel-competa.com


Thrifty Malone @ The Gecko Lounge Bar: The boys are back this Saturday 12OCT, 9pm for another great night! “Thrifty Malone” a fabulous talented 5-piece band playing live; everything from Irish, Rhythm n’ Blues, Rock n’ Roll and Country. A great atmosphere! Real live music at it’s best! A definite date for your diary. See you there! See you there! Location- Front line Puerto de La Duquesa, Manilva 29692 FB Link


Ellens Atlantis- Torrox Costa: Hello you lovely people. Just to stop the rumour mill from churning out the usual BS, Ellen’s Atlantis is moving, we are not “closing down” we are simply moving to a better location (50 meters down the road) we are changing the name to Bar Amsterdam to reflect the owners heritage but we will continue to be the international bar that we already are!! We will be opening the new bar at 4pm on Friday for a “wet run” we may have the kitchen operational by then but, we can guarantee all the usual sports, including the early England rugby on Saturday morning and England football on Friday night and all other games over the weekend, why not pop down on Friday and have a drink or two, there will be of course, an official launch party in our future, probably to coincide with completion of the new terrace we are building for the bar. FB Link


British Comedy: Thursday 28NOV doors at 7pm show at 8pm. Louie Louie, Puerto Deportivo, Av Luis Braille 1, 29680 Estapona
Acts- Larry Dean, Bruce Fummey, Jenny Bside and Nik Coppin. FB Link


Busker’s Irish Bar, Nerja: Every Thursday presenting Flip at 10:30PM.  FB-Link



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Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
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Wanted, Carer: Experienced live in carer required to help a lady with personal care/companionship. The post is based in England and the carer would be working as part of a team on a 2 week on/2week off basis. Must be fluent in English, use of a car and good rate of pay. For further details please contact Dorothy/Archez on 686361003 or email: dotbarrett25@gmail.com.


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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, it’s great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We now have Moringa trees available. See the photo below.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit the Blue buttons on our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
Contact: Dave
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
website: http://www.vetiverspain.com
Check out a short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.” Youtube Video


Open for Feria: Pocapecunia, the charity shop will be open during the whole Feria week. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja, open Mon-Sat.: 10am-1.30pm. Tel. 645 179 071


Wanted, Cello: Hi does any one in Digame land have a full size cello they would like to sell. Must be in reasonable order. I live near Comares but I can travel anywhere in the region. Please contact Roy on 682 890 361 or
email: vel360303@gmail.com


Wanted: Chairs. I am looking for either one or two comfy chairs, preferably rockers. Tel Julie 642561865. Competa



Windows 7 Computer News Update: After installing this week’s Tuesday Windows Updates, Windows 7 users will start to see nag screens urging them to update to Windows 10. Before you consider doing this you are supposed to visit the website for the manufacturer of the device and see if your model is on their list of Windows 10 Upgrade Supported models. If it is not, you may still be able to update to Windows 10, but it is not without risks. It is very likely that you will eventually get a Windows 10 update, would be weeks, could be years, that makes your old device obsolete. Some become un-startable, others lose wifi or sound as your old hardware no longer supports the latest new Windows 10 features. After an unsupported Windows 10 update it is imperative you keep backups of everything onto another device or the cloud; go ahead and use it, but do not rely on it!

PS: Note to power users- Do you have an office full of Win 7 comps, unsupported for the update to Win 10, that you don’t want to replace? Then you may want to look at the Win 10 LTSB version, which stands for “Long-term Servicing Branch.” Officially, LTSB is a specialized edition of Windows 10 Enterprise that promises the longest intervals between feature upgrades of any version of the operating system. It’s designed for business networks where updating is a huge task, but it can be used by anyone who buys it. With far fewer updates your aging device may survive longer before MS enforced obsolescence. Here is an info link: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3250464/faq-windows-10-ltsb-explained.html
Here is a link to a free 90 day trial: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise
Also, extended term Win 7 support called Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for registered Microsoft business account holders is available for a price. For Windows Enterprise and Microsoft 365 users, Microsoft will provide ESUs as an “add-on.” For the first year, that add-on is $25 per device. In year 2, coverage will cost $50 per device and in year three, $100 per device. For Windows 7 Pro users, that cost is $50 per device for the first year; $100 for the second and $200 for the third. Supposedly there was an offer of a free year for anyone signing up before Dec 31, but none of the links in this otherwise informative article worked for me.



Benalmadena Mayor Strikes Out Against Stinking Dog Pee With New Laws: Those new rules are that dog owners in Benalmadena will have to carry a bottle of soapy water with them when they take their dogs out for walks, or they could get fined. The new rule is aimed at preventing bad smells from dog urine on street pavements especially in the heat.  https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/10/08/benalmadena-mayor-strikes-out-against-stinking-dog-pee-with-new-laws/

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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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