DigameXtra No. 1565 Saturday, March 7th 2020

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Monday, March 9 will be the second supermoon of this year and the last full moon of winter in the northern hemisphere, summer in the south: The term “supermoon” was coined just a few decades ago. It refers to the perception we have of diameter and brightness of the full moon from Earth, with respect to apogee, the maximum distance at which this satellite is from our planet. During what is popularly known as “supermoons,” the apparent diameter of the Moon can increase up to 14% and its brightness up to 30%. Read more at: https://spainsnews.com/the-march-supermoon-dismiss-winter-la-provincia/


All Woman Bluesers feat. Mama Paula: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 8 PM
Blues and Soul at its very best from the only all woman band in Spain. Not to be missed. Now featuring CARMAN SISTERSOUL on keyboards!
La Cochera Cabaret, Avenida de los Guindos 19, 29004 Málaga Tel 952246668


ON SALE NOW- May Charity Ball: The Caves Restaurant, Maro. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
AIC are partnering with the Royal British Legion to bring you this very special Charity Ball and is expected to attract over 100 guests to enjoy a canape reception, a fabulous dinner followed by great live entertainment provided by Ricky Lavazza. There will be a super Charity raffle during the evening with the proceeds being split between the AIC and the Royal British Legion.
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It is expected that the event will be sold out, so please book NOW to avoid being disappointed.
Please Note: As at early March, 60% of all tickets sold!!!  FB Link


Live Music At The Malibu: Anabela performs Sat March 7th 10pm.
Calle Malaga 13, Nerja. +34 951 51 65 83


St. Patricks Day: At the kiosk in Los Romanes. Sat 14 March starts at 5pm. Jam session with Mario & Friends. Guiness stew tapas!


Willie & The Inmates: Saturday 7th March, 9pm. Bar Los Amigos, Torrox. €15 with set meal, €7/€9 standing ticket without meal.


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 disability items:
-Mobility scooter  2014 Tiempo Rapid Suspension travel. Good condition, very little useage. For passenger up to 135kg. Extra batteries, 2 chargers, handbook. €295
-Mobile food trolley, 2 removable shelves and Zimmer frame €30 for both
-Light weight folding wheelchair, carrier bag, slightly damaged but still useable hence €25
Geoff, Torrox, 666322732 / 951066068


For Sale, 2 items:
-Wardrobe unit, splits into three parts for transport, total width 220cms, total height 185 cms, total depth 52 cms, each wardrobe section 79cms wide and middle section 62cms wide. 50 euros. Buyer collects.
-Double bed frame, base, legs, foot board, head board plus mattress 135cms x 190cms. €25
Buyer collects. Anita / Torrox 636777328
email: anitamanolo@yahoo.es


For Sale: Timber furniture set. Two bedside tables, 50cm H. x 45cm W. x 38cm D. ; One four draw chest, 93cm H. x 55cm W. x 45cm D. ; Almost new condition. 350Euros the set, 3 items.
Viewing at Nerja by appointment
email Val/George valblick @ hotmail. com


For Sale, job lot: Various gold colour door handles, some with locking facility, some for wardrobes, job lot 30euros. Cathy, Torrox Costa Tel 664136624


SOLD: Beo 9000 CD Radio/Tuner. Jan / Canillas de Aceituno
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Bill Bailey Show: Thanks to Naythan and Digamextra, we heard about Bill Bailey’s show in Torremolinos. It was absolutely smashing! Lots of fresh material, improv, crowd banter and some of his classic bangers, put together into an all round great show. There were minor technical glitches, but even those Bill managed to turn into big laughs with his quick wit. We had a truly delightful evening and, if crowd reaction is anything to go by, so did everyone else in attendance. Here’s hoping this rockstar of comedy visits our humble neck of the woods again on his next tour!
Jan & Sue in Torrox Campo, mityorn @ gmail . com


Optician: As many of us, I have poor eyesight and I need to see an optician to get new lenses. I live in Competa, but I would appreciate a recommendation for Torre del Mar. Please either call me: Paul at 634351754 or email: puchkauzon1@gmail.com
Thank you in advance, Paul from Competa


English Speaking Humanist Lay Preacher: Can anyone advise me of an English Speaking Humanist Lay Preacher in the Velez Malaga / Torre del Mar area?
Thank you in anticipation. Sancia, Arenas Campo
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News & Articles

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Virgin Media Data Leak Exposes Details of 900,000 Customers: If you have a Virgin Media account you need to be alert to phishing attack emails, and scam phone calls, where the attacker leverages data from the leak to convince you they are really Virgin employees. Affected customers should be suspicious of phishing emails, which are usually the next step of cybercriminals with such data in hands to trick users into giving away further details like their passwords and banking information.
“We urge people to remain cautious before clicking on an unknown link or giving any details to an unverified or unknown party. Online security advice and help on a range of topics are available on our website,” Virgin Media said.
Though the compromised data doesn’t include any banking or financial data, it is always a good idea to be vigilant and keep a close eye on your bank and payment card statements and report any unusual activity to your respective bank.
For more information regarding the security incident, Virgin Media customers can visit the company’s website or call their customer service line on 0345 454 1111.
What was exposed?
-customer names,
-home addresses,
-email addresses,
-phone numbers,
-technical and product information, which includes any requests people may have made using forms on the company’s website,
-dates of birth ‘in a very small number of cases.’
-IP addresses,
-Requests to block or unblock various pornographic, gore and gambling websites, corresponding to full names and addresses,
-IMEI numbers associated with their stolen phones,
-Subscriptions to the different aspects of their services, including premium components,
-Device type owned by the user,
-The “referrer” header collected from the browsers, exposing which previous site users had visited before accessing Virgin Media.


Smart Meter Scandal in Spain: Millions of Spain’s ‘intelligent’ electric meters could have a serious security fault, according to a report from El Confidencial. The owners of cybersecurity firm Tarlogic were able to demonstrate how easy it is for hackers to tap into the country’s electricity network and cut off electricity supply, leaving towns and cities completely in the dark. The Barcelona-based company was also able to demonstrate exactly which meters posed the most risk and why, yesterday at the RootedCon conference. Tarlogic estimates that around 50% of the intelligent meters (around 13.6 million) in the country could be affected.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/06/serious-fault-detected-in-millions-of-intelligent-electric-meters-across-spain/


Google Changes It’s Search Indexing Again, Bad News For Google Search Users and Owners of Older Websites: Originally Google search results were ranked by popularity (number of visits), which is logical and what most users want. Then a few years ago Google changed to Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, which ranked search results by the likelihood you would click on a item in the search result item, these clicks generate income for Google and ignore the user’s desire to locate search results most related to the search term. Now Google is changing it’s search methods again.
Google will now first look at all websites that fit the searched term, and place on top of the results websites optimized for viewing on mobile devices (tablets and smartphones) when indexing and ranking content for search results. Those mobile friendly websites will then be ranked with the old “most likely to get clicks” method. Google says it implemented this ranking method to encourage website owners to prioritize mobile-friendliness and user experience. (And I suppose money had nothing to do with it?  In truth, this is a response to the trend that more people make online purchases with mobile devices than with laptops and PCs. -Naythan). This also impacts website owners. Google will determine by the content on your website and it’s mobile-friendliness rank where your site will rank in their search results. Now, this might sound as though it could have an impact on your current rankings, but for many websites, there will be no change as most websites built in the past few years are already mobile-optimized. However, if the site is older, and not optimized for mobile devices, it will suffer and drop in the Google search results, even if it is more popular, or more closely matches the search term!
If you are not sure whether your website is mobile-friendly, you can perform a mobile usability at https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly
This is a free tool offered by Google and it provides a Mobile Usability Checker. It will automatically monitor your website and shows you any issues that are being experienced by mobile users. You will be able to see a timeline of all mobile usability issues and specific pages that are experiencing these issues. This test, however, will not provide you with guidance on how to remedy these problems. In many cases, unless you are an experienced, code reading web-designer, it will be more time/cost effective to build a new site with modern, mobile friendly site building tools rather than attempting the complexities of debugging and mobile-optimizing an old website.
More info, but uses some geek lingo: https://www.netmechanic.co.za/everything-you-need-to-know-about-mobile-first-indexing/
For new, mobile friendly website building please contact DoctorLaptop on 675 993 069.  New websites start at €100 per page.  In the case of fixing old websites, especially custom built websites with on-line payment/scheduling  functions, I strongly suggest you return to the person who built the site for debugging and upgrading, as they are already familiar with the site and it’s methodology.


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
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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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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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