DigameXtra No. 1518 Monday, Jan. 20th 2020

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The Killer Rockets: Two nights at the Eagle New Pass
-Saturday, January 25, 2020 at midnight
-Friday, January 31, 2020 at midnight
New Eagle Pass, Calle Martínez Catena, 18, 29640 Fuengirola
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CAS Quiz: Friday 24th of January. Punta Lara Bar Nerja.
From 8pm with host Laura. Food & drink available throughout the night. To book a table ring Mark on 635 369 673.

 

Bernd Bernado: Playing live Monday 20. Jan. 2020 from 9 pm
Bea´s Postamt, Torrox-Costa, Avd. Europa, Bl 80 FB Link

 

Mercado Eco y Artesanal- Velez Malaga: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10 AM – 3 PM. Calle Poeta Joaquín Lobato 1, 29700 Vélez-Málaga
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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center.
-Upcycled desk with captains chair. Measurements Width 158cms Depth 78cms price 450€
-Beautiful large low coffee table been stripped back and waxed. Measurements Width 148cms
Depth 95cms Height 45cms Price 160€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Nearly new three seater sofa /bed, original price 1,400 euros. Price 500 euros. Nerja. Lynn. 646923700

 

For Sale: Blades. 4 sets of 10 inch(250mm) hss planer blades. 2 sets scheppach and 2 sets of shopsmith blades. all in excellent condition. Price €30. Contact Mike 618408790 Competa area.
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For Sale: Log burner & flue. Little used. 160 euros.
Size, 50w x 40d x 60h. Roger. Close to Velez Malaga/Canillas de Aceituno 29716. For more info tel. 664805944

 

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Scam Alert: We have been living in Andalusia occasionally and permanently for more than thirty years, so would think we have seen first hand most of the petty crime such as pickpocketing, bag slitting etc. But on Sunday we experienced one we had heard of but not experienced ourselves.
We were walking along the Paseo between Caleta and Torre del Mar when I felt something hit my back. When I looked I had an awful mess from a sweet smelling substance all over the back of my jacket and trousers. Initially I thought it was from a bird, but judging from the amount it had to be a giant eagle. There appeared an apparently very nice helpful Spanish man who produced a bottle of water and some tissues. I knew immediately that he was a thief. He began to try to wife the mess from my jacket but I would not let him get close. As much as he insisted on helping I told him I was fine and didn’t actually let him touch me. He was trying to pick my wallet.
I knew about this scam but a newcomer or holidaymaker would have thought him just a nice man. Please tell your friends and visitors about this scam and to refuse his help. Colin, Torre del Mar
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News & Articles

Spain suffering a Whatsapp outage causing a disruption to many users Sunday: You may think you are sending messages, but please check they are being received. Voice messages are currently down for many users, as well as some picture sending features (2pm Sunday). You can check for all issues and outages here https://downdetector.com/status/whatsapp/map/
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/19/spain-suffering-a-whatsapp-outage-causing-a-disruption-to-many-users-today/

 

ORANGE ALERT ACTIVATED: Heavy snowfall to hit Almería, Granada, Jaén and Valencia. Aemet’s (State Meteorological Agency) warning has been activated today (January 19) and will be in place until at least Monday (January 20) but could extend well into next week.
The highest caution is recommended in the regions of Cazorla and Segura in Jaén, Guadix and Baza in Granada, and Valle del Almanzora and Los Vélez in Almería. The storm will also be felt strongly across Jaén, Cuenca del Genil, Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras in Granada in addition to Tabernas in Almería. Snowfall is forecasted to accumulate up to 15 to 20 centimetres in all of these areas as well as in the valley of Almanzora and Los Vélez in Huelva. More details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/19/orange-alert-activated-heavy-snowfall-to-hit-spains-almeria-granada-jaen-and-valencia/

 

Watch One-Armed Golfer Sinks Amazing Hole-In-One at PGA Event: Amateur golfer Laurent Hurtubise made his amazing shot in the opening round of The American Express 2020 on the 4th hole of the PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, California.

 

Around the clock surveillance of everyone is on the horizon, and Facebook is largely to blame as it fails to enforce it’s own User safety rules: At the moment the app called Clearview only searches for photos, but it could soon be connected via the Internet-of-Things to every unsecured microphone and surveillance cam, doorbell cam and webcam on the planet. Searching and locating someone by face and/or voice print could become as easy as Googling a name is now, with the search results showing every instance where the searched person has appeared on a camera. Strangers would be able to listen in on sensitive conversations, take photos of the participants and know personal secrets. Someone walking down the street would be immediately identifiable — and his or her home address would be only a few clicks away. It would herald the end of public anonymity. This is happening now, some police forces already have access! Read the comprehensive article here: https://dnyuz.com/2020/01/18/the-secretive-company-that-might-end-privacy-as-we-know-it/
This is being taken very seriously by EU regulators who are currently discussing banning Facial recognition totally for the next 5yrs in order to analyze the situation.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90453208/the-eu-might-ban-facial-recognition-tech-for-five-years
Marbella is already a major test site for such tracking activities:
https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/11/27/inenglish/1574849134_892168.html

 

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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
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Nerja 952 524 519
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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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Torrox: 952 539 828
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