DigameXtra No. 1568 Tuesday, March 10th 2020

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Ham Cutting Competition: The Tenth Annual National Ham Cutting Competition will take place in Estepona, this Sunday March 15 from noon until 4pm. Based on previous competitions, thousands of spectators are expected to arrive at the Calle Real to watch the competition, learn how to cut ham and have the chance to taste some of the best ham that is being cut by the competitors.


La Tasca cafetería: Torre del Mar
-Axarquia animal quiz: On Wednesday at La Tasca. 3pm. La Tasca cafetería is across from the old Police station. All money raised goes to help the animals. Plus a raffle. Please ring on 640328051 to reserve a table.
-Fish and chips every Friday.


Charity Night at the Millenium Cocktail Bar: Fri April 3rd Doors at 7:30pm, €10.
Acts- Michael Jackson Tribute by Fredrick Henry, Steve Owen, Rob Sas, Stone Fr3e, Maya and Debra Stacey. Address C/ Jose Orbaneja, Mijas, Andalucia, Spain 29649. Tel. +34 952 93 47 93  FB Link


Bea’s Postamt, Weekly lineup:
-Tuesday, Brendan & Alex, Irish Folk
-Wednesday, Dix & Tanja, German Music
-Friday, DJ Steve’s Disco Night
-Saturday, Jam Session with Bernd Bernado
Opens from 7pm. Av Europa BLQ 80 Torrox Costa 29793 FB Link


La Carpinteria Bar, Competa: Saturday 14 March 22.00H – White Lamb
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La Flamenca acoustic concert: Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 10 PM. Terraza Nómadas Centro Hotel, Calle Guerrero 3, 29012 Málaga. Free!
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Seita & Friends Band is sailing this week: Thursday 12 March with a selection of sea-themed songs! Showtime at 19p.m. The band will be joined by the clarinet virtuoso Antti Sarpila. Table reservations: +34 646 111 203. Tickets 8€ in advance, 10€ from the door. Welcome! FB Link
Restaurant Kukko, Avda de Los Boliches 4, 29640 Fuengirola


Trapiche Market: Tuesday 09:30-13:30. Los Jardines del Trapiche KM 0.5, Benamargosa Rd , near Velez Malaga. Info- 627 877 164


ZZ Pub Coming Events:
-Friday MAR20 Aaron Rux & The Crying Cowboys 11:50 PM
-Friday MAR27 Viva Espana Elektrik Dreams – Malaga 9 PM
C/ Tejón y Rodríguez, 6 Málaga, Spain 29008 Tel+34 952 44 15 95
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Care of your dogs: Good morning, dear readers of Digamextra.
We are Silvia and Mario, I await your reservations for the next Holy Week, remember that we take care of your dogs in our house, with much love. We are next to the church, in El Morche de Torrox Costa. They can be contacted by tel: 666-782- 766 or mail: silviacaminante@gmail.com ; Thank you!!


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-3 small stools covered in new fabric. Measurements diameter 31cms height 45cms Price 20€ each,
-Patio table with 2 matching chairs Measurements Diameter 73cms Price 70€
-Nest of tables. https://www.ikea.com/es/en/p/svalsta-nest-of-tables-set-of-2-birch-veneer-80280676/ Price 45€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale. Folding bike. Activ, designed by Raleigh. 6 speed twist grip shimano gears. Excellent condition, 75 Euros. Telephone 653434811. Location El Morche. Eric. E-mail – eric.cadman@btinternet.com.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Designer spotlights, 100 cm wide, € 8-
-Everlasting aluminum lanterns for outside €8- for both
-Glass and metal coffeetable 140 x 80 x 50, €25-
Bob, Torrox campo.
Email: Bobnolet@gmail.com


News & Articles

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SCAM ALERT FROM THE RED CROSS: The global alarm around the outbreak of the coronavirus is already being exploited by criminals, who take advantage of the situation to enter the homes of “vulnerable” people with the intention of stealing what is inside the homes, or requesting money for fake services.
The argument to gain the trust of the neighbors was to convince them that they were going to undergo the necessary tests to confirm if they had been infected by the virus.
This situation has forced the Red Cross in Álava to warn through its social networks about the bogus of false NGO volunteers They visit homes to perform their coronavirus tests on their victims.
“No, we are not knocking on the doors of the houses to do the coronavirus tests”, explains Red Cross in a tweet, ensuring that their volunteers are not engaged in testing coronavirus at home.
Source (Spanish): https://www.larazon.es/sociedad/20200309/umwuey774jckbi7i47a5det5yq.html


BREAKING NEWS- Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country; PM asks residents to stay at home:
-Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday he will sign a decree that extends the lockdown of the Lombardy region to the entire country as Italy’s COVID-19 death toll continues to rise.
-People throughout the country should not leave their homes other than for work and emergencies, Conte said.
-He added that all public gatherings will be banned and sporting events suspended. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/09/italy-extends-its-quarantine-to-the-entire-country-pm-asks-residents-to-stay-at-home.html


Cases of coronavirus in Malaga province increase to 42: Fifteen new cases were reported in the province of Malaga on Monday, while the total for Spain reached 1,200; figures for Madrid more than doubled from 202 to 469 in just 24 hours.
Seventeen people with the virus have died in Spain, the majority of them elderly with existing health conditions.
The Spanish Health Ministry has said that the current evolution of the virus in Spain is “as expected” and that so far the official situation is still one of “containment”.


Madrid closes ALL schools for 2 weeks as coronavirus continues spread across Spain: Authorities in Madrid – the regions of Spain with the most confirmed coronavirus cases – have ordered all schools, daycare centres and universities to close for two weeks starting on Wednesday.
The measure, which will see education centers closed for two weeks, will affect more than 1.5 million pupils and students.
The measure, aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, was announced on Monday evening after authorities in the Basque city of Vitoria, which has also seen a big outbreak of the virus, took a similar step.


Wall Street clobbered as Saudis drive down crude oil prices while virus crisis deepens: Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day loss since the 2008 financial crisis on Monday and recession worries loomed large as tumbling oil prices and ongoing coronavirus fears prompted investor panic.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2,013.76 points, or 7.79%, to 23,851.02, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 225.81 points, or 7.60%, to 2,746.56 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 624.94 points, or 7.29%, to 7,950.68.
Oil prices registered their biggest one-day fall since the 1991 Gulf war, with Brent crude futures LCOc1 closing down 23.88% and front-month WTI falling 25.1%. That sent the S&P Energy index .SPNY sliding 20.1%, its largest one-day drop on record.


The Pirate Bay Suffers Extended Downtime: The Pirate Bay’s main domain has been inaccessible to most people for more than two days. There is no official word from the site’s operators, but history shows that the outage is likely being caused by a technical issue.


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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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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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