DigameXtra No. 1476 Thursday, Dec. 5th 2019

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Afternoon Quiz CANCELLED: Due to unforeseen circumstances the quiz scheduled for Thursday afternoon at El Pozuelo, Laguna Beach has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience, Carole, El Morche

Axarquia animal rescue Christmas quiz at La Tasca: The next quiz is Wednesday 11th at 3pm at La Tasca cafetería in Torre Del Mar across from the Police station. Prize for the best Xmas hat!! Please call in or phone us on 640328051 if you would like to reserve a table. All proceeds go to help the animals. Plus a raffle.


Bruce Springsteen Tribute: Sat 18 Jan. Doors 21:30 Show 22:00. €10.
The Hall, C/ Heroe de Sostoa 63-65 Malaga Reservations: 633647260
Tix online: https://www.eventbrite.es/e/tributo-a-bruce-springsteen-tickets-84887497791


Richard Ray Farrell & Charcuterie Night: Acoustic Blues, Folk & Americana.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM. Food + 1/2 bottle wine €18. The Plaza Lounge Bar, Calle Real 1, 29718 Benamargosa.
Booking essential Tel:+34 633 80 82 24


Flamenca & Villancicos Night: Sat Dec 7th 8pm. Restaurant Mis Tapitas, Puente de Don Manuel, Alcaucin.


Open Mic Night: Sat Jan 4th 1-4pm. Chiringuito Tropy, calle real s/n 29751 caleta de velez, Vélez-Málaga 29751 https://www.facebook.com/ChiringuitoTropy/


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Ukulele teacher: You Can Ukulele! The ukulele is a fun, cheap and beautiful little instrument. I can teach you; my method is fun too – play songs you like. I’m an experienced teacher. Looking for students, groups and couples in your area!! Malaga region, check my web page http://www.juliancoburnhough dot com
Email juliancoburnhough at gmail dot com

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Wanted: I am looking to buy a treadmill. It must be in good working order and realistically priced. I am a serious buyer. If you have a treadmill you wish to sell please contact me with details on 622166122. Christine. (Competa area but willing to travel, within reason).


Vegan food: Help! We have our vegan family arriving for the weekend and need to know where we can take them out for a meal. Recommendations please.
Anthea/Torrox Pueblo


MOT Waiting time: Re your item on MOT times I thought it worth recording that today 4th December I had a prebooked appointment at ITV centre Algarrobo. Appointment was made, by their computer, for 07.02
Was seen at desk at 07.10. Was checked in at 07.15. Was completed at 07.30
All without any hassle whatever.
The most efficient and impressive of any official service I have ever encountered in Spain. Gordon/Torrox/gordon.rae1 AT hotmail DoT com
(As of 4pm Wednesday TRE Radio is still reporting that at ITV stations they checked there are up to 8hr delays. This is also being widely reported in local media, none of the news sources mentioned the terms “appointment” or “prebooked”. I don’t drive so I don’t know if drop-ins are even allowed, or if all inspections are by appointment, or how a prebooked appointment differs from a regular appointment. To quote Chuck Berry’s 1956 hit, “too much monkey business for me to be involved in.” -Ed.)


News & Articles

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users: If your Firefox or Chrome browser has any of the below-listed four extensions offered by Avast and its subsidiary AVG installed, you should disable or remove them as soon as possible.
Avast Online Security
AVG Online Security
Avast SafePrice
AVG SafePrice
Why? Because these four widely installed browser extensions have been caught collecting a lot more data on its millions of users than they are intended to, including your detailed browsing history (every website visited, every search you make, every video/stream/pic watched or listened to, everything you click on).
Most of you might not even remember downloading and installing these extensions on your web browser, and that’s likely because when users install Avast or AVG antivirus on their PCs, the software automatically installs their respective add-ons on the users’ browsers.
“Tracking tab and window identifiers as well as your actions allows Avast to create a nearly precise reconstruction of your browsing behavior: how many tabs do you have open, what websites do you visit and when, how much time do you spend reading/watching the contents, what do you click there and when do you switch to another tab. All that is connected to a number of attributes allowing Avast to recognize you reliably…” Palant said. So even if you are using a VPN, you can be identified! Scary. Even your antivirus is spying on you.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2019/12/avast-and-avg-browser-plugins.html

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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, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
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

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