DigameXtra No. 1552 Sunday, Feb. 23rd 2020

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Mijas Bike Race & Traffic Info- 5th stage of the Cycling Tour of Andalusia Ruta del Sol, Sunday, February 23: It will be in La Cala in the individual time trial format. In order to inform the population of road incidents, we attach a map of the route and detail the most important circumstances to take into account: FB Link


Cinquecento Teatro presents the musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in Rincón de la Victoria: The Cinquecento Teatro theatre company will present its adaptation of the musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in Rincón de la Victoria for the benefit of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) on March 7.
Free buses will be enabled to facilitate the transfer of the neighbours to the theatrical function, which will be held in the Edgar Neville Auditorium of the Diputación de Málaga. Donation tickets for charity can be obtained for ten euros one hour before the performance, and in advance by calling at 617 830 935.


Guitar Fun: Guitar Master Class
The second session of Guitar Masterclass had eight guitarists and two vocalists of mixed abilities picking up the strum pattern and rhythm from the witty and hugely talented Tony. Starting and finish at more or less the same time, certainly improving at the second or third run through. We played a nice twelve bar blues, Road to Hell, Oh Carol, Boots are made for walkin, Walk of life, Blowing in the wind, and Have you seen the rain.
Singers and guitarists, come join us next Monday, we will revisit our tunes and add a few more it’s a free event.
Well done Tony and thanks to Steve and Kelley
Al Torrox Costa ; alanbath122@gmail.com


Flamenco at the Yacht Club: Julian Bedmar guitar and Alex Vargas percussion plus guests. Friday 28 Feb 9pm. At The Real Club Náutico de Estepona, Puerto Deportivo de Estepona, Estepona 29680. New Flamenco Evening at R.C.N.E.
At 08:00h p.m. welcome drink by invitation of RCNE. At 09:00h p.m. we will be treated to a recital by the guitar Maestro Julian Bedmar Pariente. For reservations, please call on 625 142 465.


Bea’s Postamt Coming Events :
-Monday. Rosenmontag (I’m guessing that’s Carnival Monday?) Party starts at 6pm.
-Tuesday. Live Irish Folk Music with Brendan & Alex 7pm
-Wednesday. German Music with Dix & Tanja
Bea’s Postamt, BLQ 80 Torrox Costa FB Link


Frigiliana Carnival: Sat 29 Feb, 4:30pm Salida del Pascalles
Final party at Plaza 3 Culturas.


Claddagh St Patrick’s Weekend Festival: Mar 14 at 12 PM – Mar 15 at 10 PM. Claddagh Live Music, 16 Arias maldonado, Apt skol, Marbella
Live music on the paseo with The Thrifty Malones + many more acts, Guinness and other alcoholic beverages, food, craic. What more do you want?  FB Link


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Practice Gentle Yoga Outdoors: We are back on Monday the 2nd of March. Gentle Yoga outdoors! Feel the sun in your face when doing the Sun Salutation! Priceless! Mondays from 11.30 to 12.30, 5€ per class or €20 per month at San Roque football field, next to the swimming pool in Torrox Pueblo. The times will change as we approach summer so please contact me to enrol and be updated of any changes.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Floor- desk, 95 cm width, 45 cm deep,
best condition, 45€, Edwin, Competa,


For Sale: Chainsaw. Oleo-Mac GS 410CX (39cm) 2.5CV potencia, 1.8KW power.
Consists of; Chainsaw main assembly, 1 x 39cm guide, 1 x 29cm guide, 2 x 39cm chains, 1 x 29cm chain, easy clean air filter, Dual ended wrench, log wedges, Spare spark plug, Sharpening gauge, sharpening files, 1lt oil container, 1lt 2 stroke petrol container, 2 stroke oil, spark plug cleaning set, 5 lt petrol container, Instruction manual, carrying box/container, ETC. Weight 4.2 Kg
Perfect condition/working order (starts first time), Price new390€, bargain at 160€
Buyer collects; Stuart/ Caleta De Velez Mobile; 609592766 email; stuartlincombe@yahoo.co.uk


Wanted: men’s or women’s used bicycle, preferably mountain bike .
Able to view anywhere within 10 kilometres of Nerja. David/Nerja


News & Articles

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Costa Women TV – The Launch!: We are excited to share the launch of Costa Women TV – a platform where women who #makeithappen come together. We will be coming to you monthly and introduce you to some of our Costa Women members around Spain, as well as share useful tips and ideas for life in Spain.
Your hosts are Ali Meehan (Founder of Costa Women https://costawomen.com ) and Angèle Cristina (Founder of Wondrous Online Women https://www.wondrousonlinewomen.com )
For our first episode with a theme of ‘LOVE’ Angèle talks to Natalia Edelmann, Founder of the Life Fulfilment Academy, helping you reconnect with mind, body and soul, so you can reach the next level of success. Natalia shares her top 5 tips for ‘self-love’.
Ali meets Alyson Thomas of Alyson’s Cakes. Alyson is not just a cake maker, she creates edible art!
We hope you enjoy our first episode. Next month we will be reporting from the International Women’s Day Conference in Marbella. If you want to join us live at the Conference more details can be found at https://1230.co.uk/spain-2020
Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeIpxIUieTc


‘Doors will close for Brits in EU’- Why the UK’s post-Brexit immigration plan has sparked alarm: The UK government announced its planned new immigration system this week and it immediately sparked concern for the future of those Britons who want to move to the EU in future. How easy it will be for Brits to move to France, Italy or Spain in future could depend on what kind of system the UK puts in place after Brexit, which is why many are concerned. Brits living in Europe now could face tough choices in the future and those hoping to move to the EU could find doors are closed.
The UK government said this week it wanted to take “full control” of its borders by installing an Australian-style points-based system, that would effectively close the doors to unskilled EU workers as well as those who can’t speak English to the required standard. What will the blow-back be on UK citizens when they wish to relocate? https://www.thelocal.es/20200219/this-will-mean-nothing-good-for-brits-in-europe-uks-post-brexit-immigration-system-sparks-alarm


Android Apps Spamming Users: Google has banned nearly 600 Android apps from the Play Store for bombarding users with disruptive ads and violating its advertising guidelines. Although Google didn’t name the specific apps in question, many of the apps — which had been installed more than 4.5 billion times — primarily targeted English-speaking users and were mainly from developers based in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and India.
Google has a strict policy with regards to adware and disruptive ads in general. “We don’t allow apps that contain deceptive or disruptive ads. Ads must only be displayed within the app serving them. We consider ads served in your app as part of your app. The ads shown in your app must be compliant with all our policies.”
The internet giant has also been leveraging Google Play Protect as a means to secure devices from potentially harmful applications by combining a mix of on-device protections and a cloud-based machine learning infrastructure to routinely scan apps, detect malicious apps faster and at a larger scale without any human supervision.
But the app storefront has come under criticism in recent months for its failure to rein in malware-laced apps, which have been installed by millions of users without realizing their insidious nature. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2020/02/android-adware-apps-banned.html


The stretch of Coastal Path between La Cala and Fuengirola is closer to becoming a reality: The final approvals have been issued by the Regional Government. This comes after it was announced that work will soon begin to open an uninterrupted route along the coast from Estepona centre to Rio Guadalmansa. Watch Video


Scam Alert: Fake Windows 11 and Windows 12 Installation DVDs Being Sold. There is no such thing as Windows 11 or 12. If you are confused by the Windows 12 name, and wonder whether this may be a new operating platform that Microsoft may be working on, then wonder no more. For it’s not. It is simply a free distribution of Linux developed by an over eager developer that has slapped the Windows 12 name on it.
Windows 12 Lite was recently discovered at a local computer fair selling for 15UK, where it was being sold by a small company that is pitching this as an alternate to the Windows platform.
And not just pitching it, they’re making some tall claims on their official website, which itself looks like something straight out of the nineties, saying Windows 12 is far faster, and free of all the annoyances of Windows 10.
On closer inspection, it becomes clear that this is simply a customized version of Linux Lite, with a look that shares similarities with Windows. You have flat icons to go with a display that borrows heavily from Windows 10 to give that familiar feeling.
There are serious reasons why you should not bother with downloading or buying Windows 12 Lite. For starters, the name itself violates Microsoft’s trademarks, and the company may already be taking steps to take it down due to copyright infringement.
Then there is the fact that Linux Lite is not a particular secure distro to begin with, unlike some of the other popular ones that are more thoroughly audited for security and privacy concerns.
Moral of the story? You don’t want anything to do with Windows 12 Lite, at least not on a daily basis. More details at: https://www.windowschimp.com/windows-12-lite/


Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in, or are visiting the Nerja area,we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea/coffee & biscuits, why not come along not only to praise God, but to meet and make new friends every Sunday at 10.30am.
Prayer meetings on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CN8qXQJUfms
Bible Verse: John 3:3
Free App: https://www.bible.com/app


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


Competa Church Services in English 2020:
The monthly Communion Service in English will continue to be celebrated on the First Sunday of each month, at 5.30 p.m. in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta, by kind permission of Father Liviu and of the Diocese of Málaga.
The next English-language Communion service at the Parish Church, Cómpeta, Plaza Almijara, will be at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday March the 1st.
Enquiries 95 203 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
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Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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