DigameXtra No. 1502 Saturday, Jan. 4th 2020

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Andrés Segovia international guitar competition in La Herradura: The competition will take place from 7 to 11 January at La Herradura’s civic centre and will consist of two eliminatory rounds and the final, which will be open to the public. Every guitarist should have this event on their bucket-list, it is very inspiring even if you rarely play this style of music.
Full details at: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/03/young-guitarists-from-countries-20200103104743-v.html


Freemasonry in Nerja: The next meeting of the English language Lodge of European Fraternity in Nerja is on Thursday 16th January. If you are a Freemason and would like to attend or if you are thinking about joining Freemasonry please contact the secretary on WhatsApp on 660019130 or
email: secretaryef52 at aol dot com


Tattoo Convention: Lovers of body art will want to visit the First International Tattoo convention to be held at the El Batel Auditorium in Cartagena on February 28 and 29 and March 1. There will be a large number of artists taking part and visitors will be able to see displays of body painting, parades and tattoo contests. The event promises to be a fun three days with exceptional tattoo artists showing off their skill and with the chance to see live models and walking canvasses showing off the art that they carry around on their bodies.
A three day ticket costs €23 from El Batel. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/03/skin-art-is-popular-with-all-ages-in-spain/


Rescheduled: The announced yesterday concert:”January Saturday. Starting at 11pm. Water’s Memory (Dana Andrews voice, Letizia Brunetti sax, Gianni Piras guitar) at Soho Amazonico, calle San Lorenzo 25 Malaga. (free entry)”, for technical reasons it will be postponed to February, the date will be communicated. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you (dana10marzo@gmail.com)


The Salon Varietes Theatre: NOISES OFF. Tues 21st – Sun 26th Jan 2020
The funniest play of all time?
You decide as director David Vincent shepherds his cast through the pitfalls of the final dress rehearsal, taking a look both onstage and backstage at what really goes on in putting a stage show together!
A real coup for the Salon Varietes Theatre, this is a technically adventurous production that is sure to have you belly-laughing off all those seasonal excesses!
To book: please visit our website www.salonvarietestheatre.com
or call in person or telephone the Box Office on 952474542 between 11:00 and 2:30 Monday to Friday or from one hour before any Salon show. (Box Office closes 26th, 27th of December and 1st January)  FB Link


Galeón Andalucía Docked in Malaga: The ship is docked and open to the public at Muelle Uno (Pier 1) where it will remain until 12 Jan. This is a replica of the old Spanish galleon ships that were sailed to the Americas. On board, visitors will be able to tour the five decks, including artillery and cellar, discover their imposing maneuvers, rigging, the command deck, the admiral’s room, the routes they charted, the dangers they faced, the hardness of life on board, its treasures, merchandise and all the details of these famous ships of our history. Also, from January 7 to 10, guided visits will be made to educational centers, associations and other entities who wish to learn from the crew themselves about the history and experiences of this unique vessel.
Place- Pier 1 in the Port of Malaga.
Dates– Until January 12
Schedule– From 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (December 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; January 1: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Price- Adults, 7 euros. Children, from 5 to 10 years, 4 euros. Families: 18 euros (two adults plus up to three children from 5 to 10 years old. Free for children under 5 years old.


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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center.
-40 inch Samsung tv with remote control Price 140€
-Complete dining room suite consists mirror sideboard table 4 chairs and coffee table more details private message me. Price 595€
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For Sale: Sofa bed 200cm long x 80cm deep. Width when opened into bed is 140cm.
In excellent condition, only used on two occasions. Cover is removable for washing. €90 Algarrobo Pueblo
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News & Articles

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Weather Update: All the major weather services have it the same for Costa del Sol, moderate humidity of approx 70% with only a small chance of any rain, and that would just be showers, nothing significant, and with cold evenings of 8C currently and down to as low as 2C by the end of the month. Inland at Antequera the evenings will become increasingly cooler, from 8C now down to near freezing by the end of the month; as for rain, a bit more likely than on the coast but still only a few scattered showers for the rest of the month.
https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/antequera/301948/january-weather/301948 https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/january-weather/306652


Euromillions: results of Friday, January 3, 2020 – La Provincia
The winning combination in the draw of Euromillions of the Friday, January 3 of 2020 corresponds to that formed by the following numbers: 05, 15, 20, 36 and 47 and the stars 8 and 12. The Million code has been the BLC39077. https://spainsnews.com/euromillions-results-of-friday-january-3-2020-la-provincia/

Catalan separatists give green light to new Socialist government in Spain:
The national council of the Catalan Republican Left has agreed to abstain at the investiture vote of Pedro Sánchez, who will likely become prime minister once more on Tuesday. This will probably guaranty the tax and minimum wage increase plans that the socialists announced last week will go ahead. Source: https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/01/03/inenglish/1578040105_633743.html


Around the galleries: A round-up of art exhibitions currently open to the public in southern Spain. Photo:Salvador Salas. Go to: http://www.surinenglish.com/what-to-do/202001/03/around-galleries-20200103170431.html


2019 was the driest year in Malaga province since records began: By the end of 2019 the rain meter at Malaga Airport, used by the Spanish weather agency Aemet as the official statistic for the province, had collected 204.6 millimetres of precipitation. This makes last year the driest since official records began, in 1942.
The total is less than half of the provincial average for a normal year, 534mm (taken from the climatological reference period of 1981 to 2010). Until 2019 the previous driest year had been 1985 with 267mm of rainfall.
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/03/2019-driest-year-malaga-20200103104748-v.html


Want to know how Apple shares are at an all time high?: They save tons of cash by issuing insufficiently tested software to the public and then leave the beta testing (debugging) to hackers. Apple even offers hackers a bounty if they do find bugs. Since computer companies are indemnified against claims of damages their buggy software may do to users, why should Apple bother to do proper pre-release testing? They have nothing to lose, even if their software causes your business to lose millions! For computers that cost more than double for similar hardware models of Windows computers, you’d think they could afford to hire some more in-house beta testers.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2019/12/apple-bug-bounty-program.html

Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in Nerja, or are visiting the Nerja area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ The King in Nerja. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee & biscuits. Why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30.
Prayer Meetings on Thursdays at 11.00.
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CN8qXQJUfms


Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Whatsapp: +34.634540519


Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
website: https://evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Welcome to the services of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar:
Our parish seeks to serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the mainly English-speaking community in Nerja, Almuñécar, and surrounding area. It is our commitment to draw them into a closer relationship with God and his church. We are kindly offered the use of local Roman Catholic churches.
Sunday Eucharist Services
9.30 am – Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Chapel). This small chapel is situated towards the western end of the beach and set back near the Chinasol Hotel and seafront. There is a Eucharist every Sunday from November through to March, and there is a Eucharist service on every alternative Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in April, May, September and October). There are no services during the hot summer months of June, July and August.
12.00 noon – Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucía. There is a Eucharist service at this time throughout the year. The church is within easy walking distance of the first large roundabout as you drive into town from the Malaga direction, by the bus station.
All further information regarding the parish and the weekly services is to be found on our website – www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk
If you wish to contact us directly, the e-mail is; cofenerja@gmail.com
The Revd Nigel Thomas, Priest in Charge


Church Services in English, Cómpeta:
-Normal Services at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar.
Our thanks, as ever, to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga
Enquiries to the Rector of the Congregation of St. Barnabas:
952 03 04 61


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez 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
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