DigameXtra No. 1569 Wednesday, March 11th 2020

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ON SALE NOW– Sir Tom Jones: Live at the Starlite Festival, Marbs. He will be appearing at the Nagüeles Quarry stage on Thursday July 9. Doors 8pm, show at 10pm. Tix €49 to €163


Seventh edition of the Festival of Sacred Music and Early Music “La Liebre de Marzo” :
One more edition that we present with the same enthusiasm as the first, but with much more responsibility when choosing the orchestras or choral groups that will participate.
The road traveled, with rigor and sobriety, is leading us to be a festival, humble, small, but which is being taken into consideration within the panorama of festivals, cycles and recitals of this musical genre.
After seven years we can look back and analyze and check the evolution of the festival: 8 choirs and 4 orchestral groups representing different musical styles, all with ancient music or religious music, from the most contemporary, to the most distant.
As is traditional in our festival, in programming we will enjoy a vocal and other instrumental section and the repertoire will be composed of ancient music and religious music.
We will begin the festival with the Baroque Orchestra of Malaga that will offer us a program dedicated to one of the great composers of classical music, Wolf Amadeus Mozart, the orchestra will perform one of the great quartets of this composer and will do so with the instruments of the time .
We will continue with the Chamber Choir of the University of Malaga. For us in a pleasure to have the chamber section of the UMA choir, a choir that is standing out for its versatility and its interventions in the different concerts it is performing, the program, entirely sacred, will lead us to the musicality of the centuries before the eighteenth to the most prominent Spanish composers in religious compositions.
-Orquesta Barroca de Málaga “The quartets of W. A. Mozart” March 21st 8’00pm
-Coro de Cámara de la UMA “Sacred Concert” March 28th 8’00pm
Day and hour: March 21st and 28th – 8’00pm
Place: Casa de Cultura “Casa del Apero” – Frigiliana
Address: 12, Cuesta del Apero Street
Price: 15’00€
Booking: 690073871 / ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com
Web: www.ventana-abierta.es


Phoenix events: The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
-3rd – Gib €12pp includes drivers tip 08.30 start
-10th – Trip to Puente Genil to see the Easter Processions with Guide €24. Holy Week is commonly known as “la Mananta”, presents the processions of biblical figures from the Old and New Testament. These include the Roman Empire, which is noteworthy due to its number, martial nature, beauty of the costumes and original music marches.
-17th – Trip to the Botanical Gardens in Torremolinos and to Viveros Guzmans in the afternoon. €15.50pp
-15th May – A visit to Granada City with a 2 hour tour of the Gypsy Quarter €28pp.The Sacromonte district is located on the Valparaiso hill of Granada and borders the north-east side of the Arab El Albaícin district. In the 15th century, a large group of Roma, or the Spanish gypsies (the Gitanos) situated themselves here. They created houses by making cave homes in the hills; the Sacromonte district owes its fame to these houses. In the 15th century, the Valparaiso hill received the status of holy mountain, because people believed the caves in the hill contained the remnants of the city’s patron saint, San Cecilio. The literal meaning of Sacromonte is therefore holy mountain. This population group Gitanos has a long-standing tradition with the flamenco, the typical Spanish dance and music. The Gitanos mixed the traditional Spanish flamenco with Arab belly dancing. Many flamenco shows are still frequently held in the cave homes; these bars are also referred to as tablaos. During the day, the Sacromonte district is often deserted, but at night, the quarter comes to life. Despite the fact that the flamenco shows seem somewhat touristic, a visit to one of the flamenco caves is certain worth while during your visit to Granada. During the day, Sacromonte gives you a stunning view of the city of Granada, such as the Albaicín district and the Alhambra. In the museum there are eleven cave houses, where you will find information about the history, traditions and inhabitants of Sacromonte.
All our trips include the driver’s gratuity of €1. Pick ups in Maro, BP Garage Torrox, Algarrobo, Torre del Mar and the A1 Garden Centre – depending on direction of travel. For more information contact Gail on 951067723, by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thephoenixsocialclub


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Tango Argentino practice: Practical sessions are held every Friday at Millenio fitness studio Nerja from 1200 -1300, cost sharing, EU 2-3.
Ideal for biginners with some experience with or without partners.
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Wanted: Plumber. Does anyone know a Spanish plumber in the area who speaks English?..Tel 665190121. Stuart, Algarrobo Pueblo


Wanted: Dog Care. Our regular dog sitter is unable to help us as he has had to travel home to the UK so we need to find the right person to look after our much loved doggie for daycare and occasional overnight stays. Sadly she does not settle in kennels as she is used to her home comforts and we need to find someone who would treat our dog as one of the family. She is a 6 year old, medium (10.5kg) female Cockapoo who loves her walks and lots of attention. If you think you can help or know someone who can, please contact me.
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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Natural and grey chalk painted & waxed chest of drawers with matching bedside tables. Chest Measurements Width 100cms Depth 47.50cms Height 107cms. Price 165€ Tables Width 57cms Depth 37cms Height 75cms 160€ (the Pair )
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For Sale: Cepsa Butane Gas Bottles. 2 x 12.5 kg aluminium bottles (EMPTY). Perfect for gas patio heaters, gas barbecues, gas space heaters, gas water heaters ETC. Price 10€ each.
Buyer collects; Stuart, Caleta De Velez Mobile; 609592766
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For Sale: Yorkshire Tea. 4 x 250g loose leaf Yorkshire Tea. 15 euros
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Wanted: Ikea TV unit in red to match table and sideboard. Anoreta (Rincón de la Victoria)
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Wanted: Old Newspapers. TAILS refuge in Torrox are in desperate need again for your newspapers please. If you can drop them off at the shop in EL Faro, or deliver them directly to the kennels, Just a little way up the road on the right from Lidl’s we would be very grateful.
Many thanks to you all. Torrox. Sue Fitch. 677322169.



Pool Services in Torrox Campo?: Can anyone recommend a reliable and affordable pool cleaning company or individual to help us clean our pool in Torrox campo? (If gardening services are also offered, that might be a help.)
Please email or telephone Karon / Nigel on 684212375


Gates: Any recommendations for a place to buy gates in Torrox/Nerja area ?
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News & Articles

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Coronavirus In Spain, Update:
-Cases of coronavirus in Malaga province increase to 59. Seventeen new cases were reported in the province of Malaga on Tuesday, while the total for Spain reached 1,600.
-Uncontrolled spread of coronavirus in Spain forces an official change of scenario. The central government on Monday recognized that there are outbreaks that are not under control and the containment phase of the virus is now over. Health Minister Illa spoke on Monday evening to announce social-distancing measures in areas with “high transmission” rates.
The health minister has recommended that citizens in Madrid and Álava work from home wherever possible, and avoid meetings. In the rest of Spanish territory, while the ministry insisted that the other outbreaks are under control, there has also been an increase in the recommended precautions. These measures include greater care of seniors, limiting unnecessary journeys, avoiding busy locations in the case of people who suffer chronic illnesses, and self-isolation for anyone who is presenting symptoms.
For those people who do have symptoms, the official advice is that they stay at home, and call the health services who will assess whether tests should be carried out to check for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease.
Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-03-10/the-uncontrolled-spread-of-the-coronavirus-in-spain-forces-a-change-of-scenario.html


Spain’s traffic police now using ‘undetectable’ radars to catch speeding drivers: The new Velolaser radar will make it easier for the traffic police to catch and fine speeding drivers on Spanish roads. They are now already widely used by the Guardia Civil. Thanks to the new laser technology, the margin of error on this radar model has dropped from 7% to 5%, so speeding drivers need to watch out as they will only be able to go 5km over the limit before they are fined – if they get caught, of course. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/10/spains-traffic-police-now-using-undetectable-radars-to-catch-speeding-drivers/


Cork and Dublin have cancelled their traditional St Patrick’s Day Parades due to Coronavirus: Here on the Costa del Sol, at the time of writing, there are four towns due to go ahead with their celebrations. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/10/painting-the-towns-green-for-st-patricks-day-on-the-costa-del-sol-spain/


DoctorLaptop’s Computer News- The Future of Windows is Windows 10X Running On Folding Screen Laptops and Dual Screen Tablets: A Foldable Experience. With smartphones and tablets both having plateaued, every major technology company is focusing on what is next these days. Whether that is completely new type of devices or Augmented / Virtual Reality platforms, these new screens are the talk of the town. It is for this very reason that the next version of Windows will focus on dual-screen and foldable devices first and foremost.
When you launch an app in Windows 10X, it will launch on one side of your device but you will have the ability to have it span both screens. In laptop mode one screen is the display, the other screen is your touchscreen-keyboard.
Windows 10X will only be available on devices that ship with it. The operating system will not be available for purchase, or up for grabs to be downloaded and installed on existing hardware. What this means for reinstalling the operating system, which is a common task in the repair sector, remains to be seen. Microsoft will not push Windows 10X as an update for Windows 10 users.
What this basically means is that if you want to use this new version of Windows, you will have to buy a new device that comes with Windows 10X preinstalled. These devices are on track for arrival in the second half of 2020.
The Microsoft “Surface Neo” is the flagship model here, but other OEMs will also launch their own dual-screen and foldable creations soon after. ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are all working on their very own machines, powered by Intel hardware and running this sleek new version of Windows.
What’s important to note here is that Microsoft will bring Windows 10X to more than just the new foldable PCs, manufacturers will also be able to ship Windows 10X on traditional laptops and hybrid 2-in-1 devices, as the operating system is capable of running on these types of machines as well.
Full, in depth story: https://www.windowschimp.com/10-things-windows-10x/


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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/
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