DigameXtra No. 1550 Friday, Feb. 21st 2020

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ON SALE: UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, the original band members, will perform all their worldwide hits including “Red Red Wine” and “Kingston Town”, and many more when they come to Marbella on Wednesday 5th August at the Marbella Arena. Top reggae band Heritage will open the event to create the best Reggae Party of the Year! Tel. 644 38 81 61
Av. Pilar Calvo Plaza de Toros Puerto Banus, Marbella 29660 FB Link
Tickets at Ticketmaster


Cinema In English – February 21st to 27th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
-Sonic The Hedgehog – Dir. Jeff Fowler. With Jim Carrey, James Marsden. Sat/Sun/Wed/Thu 12:30; Mon/Tue 12:30, 16:00, 18:05.
-The Call Of The Wild – Dir. Chris Sanders. With Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan. Tue 18:00, 20:10, 22:15.
-Birds Of Prey: And The Fabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn – Dir. Cathy Yan. With Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez. Tue 18:10, 20:30.
-For those in the West of the region, Tuesday is VOSE day at Yelmo – Rincon De La Victoria (https://www.yelmocines.es/cartelera/malaga/rincon-de-la-victoria). On the 25th they will be screening The Call Of The Wild (21:45), 21 Bridges (22:00), Rabbit (18:30), 1917 (19:45), Bombshell (16:50) and Birds Of Prey (21:30). (Thanks Doug! -Ed.)


Club Nerja Rugby: Fan Appreciation Day Sunday 23 Feb. 11am. At Enrique Lopez Cuenca Stadium, Nerja. Match vs. C.R. Victoriano.


Miss Fortune @ Cerveceria Mis Tapitas (Billy’s Bar): Friday 21 Feb 9pm till late. Pop, Country, Jazz, Blues. Puente don Manuel. FB Link


From Bach to Piazzolla: Fri 13 March 7pm. Casa de la Cultura, Almunecar. €15 door, €13 adv. Info 958 838 862 & 676 929 479


Fuengirola’s Perrock festival returns: On February 23, the IX edition of Perrock, a rock festival that donates all its collection to different animal shelters of the town and its surrounding areas, will be held in the Fuengirola Feria ground. José Manuel Martín, Councillor for Youth, has announced this year’s event. “This festival of music will be held from 11am to 11pm. During this time, a dozen artists will perform on stage, including Paco Ventura, guitarist of the famous band Medina Azahara and his son, Gato Ventura, as headliners this year,” explained Martin. In addition to these singers, the bands that have already confirmed attendance at the event are The Coovers, Crummy, Tribute Rock Band, 5 d’Copas, Rewind Band and Moon Rockets. “There will also be stands for animal shelters, vegetarian food stalls and even a performance by the canine patrol,” said Martin, who has encouraged pet lovers to attend the event, even accompanied by their faithful friends.


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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 are an unforgettable 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: FREE SPANISH CINEMA SERIES (short films) in Malagalingo, Torrox Costa, every Thursday at 4 p.m., starting on February 27
At the end of the short film we will also have a little chat in spanish to comment on the film and practice a little Spanish language
You are all invited to attend every Thursday (until full capacity)
You can also know more news in our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/malagalingo/
We are in Torrox Costa, just opposite Mercadona and BBVA, in the main entrance door that is between MAPFRE and ÓPTICA SALTO, in the first floor.
Our School is located one step away from Hotel Iberostar, so it has a very simple and free parking always available on the esplanade right next to the hotel. You also can find us on google maps as MALAGALINGO
Tel./Whats:+ (34) 650 479 493


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Bedroom suite Mirror Width 80cms Length 94cms, Bedside unit Width 47cms Depth 32cms Height 77cms, Chest of drawers Width 100cms Depth 48cms Height 108cms Price 160€
-TV unit Width 82cms Depth 45cms Height 82cms Price 35€
-Antique rustic Mexican cupboard Beautifully stripped back to natural with clear waxed. Measurements Width 62cms Depth 49cms Height 73cms Price 95€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Lamp. Very good condition oval shape lamp and all working well. 49.5h x 35w x 15.5d cm. 20.00€ light bulb included.
Mark, Torrox 617 820 002 (also on whatsapp).


For Sale, 2 items:
-Nearly new Patio heater. 60€ Torrox Campo. Would need dismantling to transport. Easily done.
-6 Tressel stands. Used but very sturdy. Ideals for workshop, tradesmen, or carbooters. 10€ each.
Sue, Torrox Campo 677322169.
Or email: maundfitch @ gmail.com (remove spaces)


Wanted: For the construction of a OO gauge model railway layout layout.
I’m looking for Peco 00 gauge Nickel Silver flexible track and Rad 4 and Rad 5 points, can be second user as long as they are in good condition, plus any rolling stock and layout detail. I am located in Southern Spain, the Nerja (Malaga) area. Mike
Email: leem85499@gmail.com


News & Articles

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Spain Cracks Down On Illegal IPTV: Spanish Internet Providers Now Using “Dynamic Blocking” To Stop Access To Pirate IPTV & Torrent Content. A Spanish court has handed down an order that will compel local ISPs to block pirate sites and services. Dynamic blocking orders can take several forms, with the most basic targeting relatively static services such as torrent and web-based streaming portals. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/court-gives-dynamic-pirate-site-blocking-the-green-light-in-spain-200220/


Have Spain’s property websites been price fixing?: On Wednesday Spain’s antitrust watchdog announced it was investigating several property websites in Spain suspected of using algorithms to fix prices. “Such practices would consist of the coordination of prices and other commercial conditions by real estate intermediaries,” the CNMC watchdog said in a press release.
In simple terms, the sites all used linked algorithms to coordinate prices and commissions on both sale and rental properties offered on their sites, a practice which in turn led to pushing up the final cost of the property to the buyer or renter. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20200220/have-spains-property-websites-been-price-fixing


Amazon Ring & Google Nest Smart Doorbells Make 2-Factor Authentication Mandatory Following Recent Hacks, And Why This Easy Fix For The Makers Is A Bad Idea For Consumers: Two-factor authentication is an effective defense because it acts as a deterrent, preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your account even when they have your username and password. The problem is that many hacks are inside jobs, where employees of the security device management company share personal info of customers with criminals. When you login to the doorbell cam app, and are sent a code to your mobile, employees will know exactly how far you are from home by the mobile tower your mobile connects to when you pick up the code message! They can then alert criminals that you are away, and approximately how long it will be until you can get home. In my opinion that risk is significant and users of these devices should be made aware of this threat vector. Reference: https://thehackernews.com/2020/02/ring-cameras-cybersecurity.html


TRE Radio: Today TRE presenters are saying that some local banks will no longer accept cash deposits after 11:30 am. After that you may only make cash deposits via the cash machines. As teller made deposits are instantly logged, but machine deposits can take several days to show up in your balance, you will need to plan appropriately.
If you find your bank doing this you may wish to alert other DigameXtra readers.


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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

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