DigameXtra No. 1554 Tuesday, Feb. 25th 2020

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Friday 28th Feb is Andalucia Day, a regional bank holiday.


Exhibition closing this weekend: The exhibition at Denta Danés dental clinic in Maro finishes this weekend and some of the unsold art will be moving to restaurante La Casa, Torrox square, or for more information
contact: mariordan at aol dot com ; Thanks.


Rabbit Jam: An extraordinary jam this Saturday February 29th from 14:30 pm at the craft brewery Almijara (Torrox-Costa) with Angel Ariza.
All musicians are welcome. FB Link
See you there!! Map- Map Link


ECA Mercado Vélez Málaga: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11 AM – 3 PM
Mercado De San Francisco, Plaza de San Francisco, 1, 29700 Vélez-Málaga
+34 662 30 11 01.
Don’t miss our next Organic and Artesan Market on Saturday 29th February in Mercado de San Francisco in Vélez Málaga . (Location http://tiny.cc/5xwqez ). From 11am til 3 pm.
A beautiful venue with a great range of stalls offering organic products and quality artisan crafts, as well as a cafe, a bar and a restaurant.


Costa Almeria charity Age Support Almanzora expects sell-out twenties-style ‘casino night’ fundraiser: Saturday March 28 at Harley’s Bar opposite the bowling alley in Arboleas, starting at 7pm. Tickets priced €10 are available from the ASA shop near the Mercadona supermarket in Albox and from Harley’s Bar. Places can be reserved via the Facebook pages of Age Support Almanzora and ASA organiser Ellen Green.
Contraband will be providing the music with vocalist Claire Stoner, and there will be blackjack and roulette tables. Twenties style formal dress strongly suggested. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/24/costa-almeria-charity-age-support-almanzora-expects-sell-out-twenties-style-casino-night-fundraiser/


The Costa Blanca Yabba Dabba Doo solidary festival prepares its second edition in Gandía: The date chosen for this event is April 11, although it will have a small preview on March 7 in Casa de la Marquesa with the free concert of Los Llobarros.
The Faller Museum repeats as the location of an event that will bring together rock and roll and garage lovers. In addition, it will feature a luxury line-up composed of national and international artists, such as The Cleopatras, The Surfin Burritos, Los Montoya, Shake! and Los Amazonas, among others.
The facility will open at 19:00, where there will also be food trucks and a market. In addition, a tasting of paella and vermouth will be offered at 12:00 in the Marquesa gardens. Like last year, the collection will go to finance projects of the Astea Safor association. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/24/costa-blanca-solidary-festival-yabba-dabba-doo-second-edition-gandia/


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Drummer Wanted: to complete 4 piece band. Must be experienced, energetic and able to fill out the sound. Playing pop, blues-rock & rock, Summer gigs waiting, band based in Velez-Malaga area.
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Wanted: Lead guitarist for playing The Beatles songs acoustic, in a duo or trio, just for fun. I am the lead singer and play the rhythm guitar. Age and sex have no importance. Also you don’t need to be very clever on lead guitar. Only musts are that you really love The Beatles songs and can play the riffs and solos for lead guitar.
If you want, I can send you a list with approx 100 Beatles songs you can choose among.
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For Sale: Makita Drill. Model Number DBF456 18v with spare battery
Hardly ever used. As New 95 euros. more pics on request.
Sayalonga area but can meet on the coast
Frank, Tel: 634325550


For Sale: Satellite dish. Good condition. 1.2 metres diameter. 10 euros, buyer collects .
Contact Tony/Sedella on 951 088 472


For Sale: Patio Table & Chairs. Solid wood Table and 4 folding/reclining chairs
Table 170cm long x 100cm wide, (extends to 230cm long with easy to fit extra centre piece – shown in photo).
Chairs 58cm wide with several reclining positions.
Price 125 euros or reasonable offer.
Buyer collect from Nerja (near Burriana beach).
Contact Derek/Nerja on Mobile/WhatsApp 676 403 669
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News & Articles

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Harvey Weinstein Verdict: Guilty on the two lesser charges including 3rd degree rape, not guilty on the more serious charges. The charges he was convicted of carry up to 29 years in prison. The jury of seven men and five women took five days to find Weinstein guilty of raping an aspiring actress (3rd degree rape= failed to have consent, no force used),  in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and sexually assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 by forcibly performing oral sex on her. He was acquitted on the most serious charges, including 1st degree rape (1st degree rape = rape by force or physical threat), and two counts of predatory sexual assault each carrying up to life in prison.


Dow plunges 1,000 points on coronavirus fears: 3.5% drop is worst in two years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1,031.61 points lower, or 3.56%, at 27,960.80. The S&P 500 slid 3.35% to 3,225.89 while the Nasdaq Composite closed 3.71% lower at 9,221.28. It was the Dow’s biggest point and percentage-point drop since February 2018. The Dow also gave up its gain for 2020 and is now down 2% for the year. The S&P 500 also had its worst day in two years and wiped out its year-to-date gain as well. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/24/us-futures-coronavirus-outbreak.html


Corona Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Italy and Iran:
In Italy, currently in the number 4 spot of countries worldwide in confirmed cases ranking, with 219 confirmed cases and 5 deaths, authorities set up roadblocks, they called off soccer matches and shuttered sites including the famed La Scala opera house as police manned checkpoints around a dozen quarantined northern towns as worries grew across the continent.
In Iran, the government said 12 people had died nationwide, while five neighboring countries — Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Afghanistan — reported their first cases of the virus, with all those infected having links to Iran. See full article and a chart of worldwide rankings of all countries: https://apnews.com/ef2bac5c99d52df9fe1e10302e98e20b


Parents Alert: New social media gag/trend is causing serious injuries to youths worldwide. Sites like YouTube and TikTok are hosting clips of the dangerous stunt. Parents are desperate to halt the spread of a dangerous new ‘challenge’ making its way through British schools – with two kids having already died. It’s known as “the jump trip challenge” or “the skull breaker”. I searched many videos, this one from Jamaica explains it best.



Some Happy News! Ice Hockey Miracle- 42 Year Old Zamboni Driver Steps Into NHL Game As Emergency Goalie, AND WINS 6-3: On Saturday in Toronto, injuries to both of the Carolina Hurricanes two goalies forced them to call on in-house emergency Toronto goaltender David Ayres in the second period against the Toronto Maple leafs. Why it matters: Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver and aging minor league practice goalie, had watched the first period from the stands with his wife. Minutes later he was suiting up and skating onto the ice in a real NHL game.
How it works: NHL teams dress two goaltenders for games and typically would call on a minor league goalie if a third goalie was required due to injuries or other emergencies of the first two.
If logistics make that impossible, teams are allowed to play any available goaltending option, usually a local minor leaguer or retired goalie on call.
Emergency goalies are available to either team, which explains why Ayres suited up for the Hurricanes despite working for the Leafs ice rink maintenence’crew. Ayres was named the Player of the Game! Despite having bitter-sweet feelings about the situation, many Maple Leafs fans who were familiar with Ayres gave him a standing ovation after he led the opposing team to victory.
He gets $500 and is allowed to keep the jersey with his name on it.


Nerja mayor to appear in court over raw sewage entering sea: Environmental group Ecologistas en Acción claim the town hall has been committing fraud by charging residents for water treatment. The organisation claims that the council has been doing so as far back as 2011. Full details & Photo Credit: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202002/21/nerja-mayor-appear-court-20200221111624-v.html


Environmentalists claim new El Morche beach bar breaches law on maximum size permitted: Torrox town hall said the beach bar has been authorised by the Junta de Andalucía. Full details & Photo Credit: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202002/21/environmentalists-claim-beach-breaches-20200221111626-v.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
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

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
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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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