DigameXtra No. 1522 Friday, Jan. 24th 2020

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Antoni Arco, leading member of El Puchero del Hortelano, returns to Malaga: Currently touring to support his second album, Antoni will be performing with his backing band at the Garage (Cochera) Cabaret in Malaga City on Saturday February 8 from 9.30pm. Tickets cost from €15 to €17 online which includes booking fee. Avenida de los Guindos nº19 – 952 246 668


Johnny G’s Soul & Motown Magic Party: Sat Feb 1st. Also featuring Melissa Carver, the Soul Sisters Regan Walker and Eva Lloyd and two surprise guests!
This show has all the winning ingredients! €18
To book: please visit our website https://www.salonvarietestheatre.com/product/johnny-g-soul-motown-magic-sat-1st-feb-prod/
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.


The Ultra Music Festival (UML): It is one of the most important electronic music festivals worldwide, which takes place every year in Miami, Florida.
UML will visit Spain to present its Ultra Beach and Resistance shows in Fuengirola as part of the Marenostrum collection Fuengirola on June 13.
Tickets cost €54 for ordinary entry and €140 for VIP entry online.


Indian Music Live every Friday: 8-11pm. Sai Indian Restaurant, Calle Torremolinos no’ 3. la Cala de Mijas, 29649 Mijas
Reservations suggested. Tel. +34 951 25 44 01 FB Link


Book Club Nerja: The Book Club of Nerja , already in its 8th year, wishes all avid readers a Happy New Year! Would you like to make new friends, read great books, and see what we are all about? We are a group of International women, who meet once a month at The Teteria Zaidin, calle Granada 16. We do not advertise often, as our group is large, but we would welcome you in the New Year ! Next meeting is this coming Saturday, at 14.00 hrs (2 pm.) For more info call Patty @ 693373530.


Organic and Artesan Market this Saturday 25th January: Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming you to the Eco Market which will take place on Saturday 25th January in the Mercado de San Francisco in Vélez Málaga, a beautiful covered market. so a great place to visit even when the weather is bad. (Location http://tiny.cc/5xwqez )
A great range of stalls with organic products and quality artisan crafts, including new stalls ( cheese, chili sauces and more) Pop in for stroll through the market and don’t forget to leave time for sampling some food or drinks from the restaurants and bars.
There is parking underneath the market here http://tiny.cc/7swqez or nearby, behind the old bus station here http://tiny.cc/xuwqez, about a 5 minute walk to the old town.


Mums tearoom valentines: With Valentine’s Day not too far off how about thinking of treating you, your other half or some friends to an afternoon tea at mums for a bit of special time together. Drop us a message if you would like to book.
Afternoon tea for 2 = €20, add €5 for cava. Book thru FB.
Looking forward to seeing you! Av El Faro, Torrox costa, tel 649 718 745


HonkyTonk Cats: Sat. 25th, El Camarote, Caleta de Velez, 13:30hs
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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek House. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 18:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, with reservation on the telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Casa Magel: A Happy New Year from Casa Magel to all our past and future guests.
Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for the new year and spring breaks.
-Our ever popular 2 night stay with breakfast and 1 evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine is still available at a cost of 120€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
-3 nights stay with breakfast, I evening 3-course meal for 2 with wine and an evening of tapas in a local bar at a cost of 175€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
Our rooms are nicely decorated and furnished and with comfy beds.
We have a large garden and an Andalucian fully fitted kitchen area with BBQ and comfortable outside space for our guests to use. Large pool in season.
There are lots to do in the area, walk the famous Camino Del Rey, visit the beautiful Ardales lakes.
Antequera is a must to visit, a beautiful town with 27 churches, the most for a town in Spain.
The rock formations at El Torcal is an unforgeable sight.
We are close to an organic Bodega where you can have a tour with tapas for 20€ per person or add an extra 15€ per person and finish with 3-course lunch with wine, all in all, a great experience.
The house is lovely, the food is yummy, the hosts are friendly and welcoming and the views and sunsets are amazing
You can book extra nights for 55€ per room.
Looking for that perfect present for that special person, well here it is.
We can provide personalised vouchers, for birthdays, anniversaries or just to treat someone.
Contact Casa Magel at casamagel@yahoo.com
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.


Malagalingo: Are you going to do something NEW this year?
Come with us to have FUN while learning SPANISH
-less struggle, more joy > you’ll speak Spanish at last
-conversational approach
-also if your are just passing through
-single lessons for conversation from 5€
-relaxed and fun atmosphere. On our outdoor terrace when the weather is nice
-certified native Spanish teachers
-in Torrox Costa. Very simple and free parking always available
-also Skype or Whatsapp lessons
-Golden Club 50+ students aged
-you are invited to attend your first lesson for FREE!!!
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Tel.:/Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
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Cullens Supermarket: New deli section now open. All your favorite UK products. Free local home delivery.
Castilla Perez 58, Nerja. www.cullens.shop


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“We have medication that prevents breast cancer, yet nobody uses it”: “In Spain we have good basic research, but that is not an end in itself, it has to help patients”. Spanish oncology expert Miguel Martín wants to see state-funded research in treatments that the pharmaceutical industry ignores because they are not financially profitable. Full story: https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/01/22/inenglish/1579714340_349801.html

Expect a wave of fake Microsoft tech-service scam contacts: If you have ever contacted Microsoft for support in the past 14 years, your technical query, along with some personally identifiable information might have been compromised.
Microsoft today admitted a security incident that exposed nearly 250 million “Customer Service and Support” (CSS) records on the Internet due to a misconfigured server containing logs of conversations between its support team and customers. By having real sensitive case information and email addresses of affected customers in hand, the leaked data could be abused by tech-support scammers to trick users into paying for non-existent computer problems by impersonating Microsoft support representatives.

Spain’s Malaga Clínico ER Slammed For Keeping Patients Waiting For Up To 58 Hours: A typical conflict. Patients, workers and unions claim the system has “collapsed”, the management denies everything. Who to believe?
After these criticisms came to light, the SAS (Andalusian Health Service) decided to facilitate 42 more beds and reinforce the emergency care of the hospital with 25 more workers.
But for CSIF (The Independent Trade Union and Officials’ Central for the Autonomous Union of Andalusia) both the extra 42 beds and additional staff at the Clínico fell short observing that “In the early hours of this Wednesday there were already seven stretchers in the corridors.”
Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/22/spains-malaga-clinico-er-slammed-for-keeping-patients-waiting-for-up-to-58-hours/

Ayahuasca and toad venom fueled retreats gain popularity in Spain: An inside look at the drug-fueled “personal growth” weekends being provided at a Madrid villa. In a villa in Fuente el Saz de Jarama, in the northeast of the Madrid region, an “inner evolution retreat” run by a group known as the Inner Mastery International takes place. The retreat promises to bring about “personal transformation” with the help of ayahuasca (an entheogenic brew from the Amazon basin) as well as kambó and bufo alvarius, two types of toad venom. https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/01/16/inenglish/1579178551_774948.html



Lost dog: Urgent – beppo (piccolo) lost in the canillas de aceituno and archez area Cómpeta. Only 4 months old and chipped to apa NERJA. RAÍA have been informed.
His new family are waiting for him in Germany on Friday.
Please everyone share
It is a young dog and used to being with a family, he can’t have gone far.
It’s the white and black dog in the photo. Bodeguero type.
Please contact me if you have seen or know anyone who is guarding a dog like this
Sue Kiff / Torrox, gipsy48@yahoo.com


Nerja needs a dog shelter:
Let’s  write to the Mayor of Nerja, Señor José Alberto Armijo, and make this a massive campaign. All of us know that a Refuge is needed in Nerja as well as detest the policy of using Don Animal, the killing place the town hall uses at present to deal with the abandoned animal situation. If you act in whatever way please post on the Nerja Dog blog under Sue’s post please – search refuge or shelter and that will find it.
There are many ways to support us in our quest to realise our goal of a new refuge centre – please do all of them if you can, the more correspondence he receives the more he will have to take notice, even repeat your efforts every week/2weeks… we need to get together and show our strength of feeling:
-Write to him: Don J A Armijo, El Ayuntamiento, Nerja 27980, Málaga, España
-Post something on his Facebook Page: José Alberto Armijo
-Sign our petition in our charity shop / vets / other outlets / ask for a or download and print a petition sheet to get signatures, spares will be put in the APA charity shop
-Talk about the campaign, spread the word…then talk some more
Here are some thoughts to support your correspondence and if you do correspond please “speak from your heart” and be polite, it’s powerful:
-Your experiences of abandoned animals in and around Nerja
-How you think a refuge would support Nerja, especially around tourism – this is on his pre-election manifesto – “boost/promote basic municipal services (cleaning, gardens, beaches) to stop the deterioration of tourism of Nerja” he says
-How a refuge would support the promotion of Nerja around the world, could be the first in Malaga province to be supported by the administration
-How we could support the work of the Town Hall – education around neutering, dog mess, pet care.
-How we support the residents of Nerja by using our network of volunteers to find their lost animals, we are very successful here
-How you want the abhorrent use of the Perrera (kennels) stopped, the monies at present diverted to a more humane way of dealing with the situation – a real plus for those of us from North Europe as well as Spain so subsequently tourism
-Promotion of a neutering programme in the future
-Nerja to be an example of showing animal respect, they all have a soul/ seen as sentient beings, not objects according the European directive of 2017
Thank you. Sue Kiff / Torrox; gipsy48@ yahoo.com (Disclaimer: The information and opinions contained in this post are those of the sender. DigameXtra cannot guaranty the accuracy of the statements made, nor does DigameXtra support harrassing public officials. Use common sense and courtesy. Please contact her if you need clarification or find errors. -Ed.)

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