DigameXtra No. 1652 Friday, June 12th 2020

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What’s On

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Torrox Markets: Starting next Monday June 15th we will reopen our Mondays markets again. They will have a special security device to monitor compliance with both positions and customers.
We have expanded the surface of both markets, both Torrox Almedina Square and Esperanto Avenue in Torrox Costa, so that almost 100 % of the posts can be reopened while maintaining the required distances.
Customers must go with a mask from home and there will be hydroalcoholic gel dispensers to ensure the disinfection of hands in the stalls, where there will be no more than two vendors, self service or food will not be allowed; also the payment with card is recommended and it is remembered that you have to respect the interpersonal distance of 2 meters. Source: FB link


Pablo Fugitivo at la Polivalente: Saturday 13 June, at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
La Polivalente, Lagunillas 53, 29012 Málaga, Spain FB link


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Greek House- Now Open: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 19:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Casa Magel: Hi Everyone! Good news! CasaMagel is now reopened.
Everything deep cleaned and following strict social distancing requirements.
We are offering the same great deals as before 55€ per night B&B, 2 night special which includes one evening 3-course meal for 2 including wine,120€ or our 3-night special evening meal with wine for 2 and tapas evening at a local bar or in house also for 2. 175€ extra nights are 55€.
Great outdoor space plenty of room to socially distance.
Good food, great hosts, amazing views, sparkling pool.
What is not to like.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Contact us on casamagel@yahoo.com or telephone 722879503.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: La SuperCaja Verde.
Fresh Vegetables direct from local farms to your door for €8.
5kg box of seasonal vegetables, fresh that day.
Weekly boxes delivered free of charge locally in the Axarquia.
Boxes are filled with a carefully picked selection of vegetables, with at least 8 different varieties.
Every week is different! We will choose the best vegetables from those which the farmers are picking each week, so that the veggies arrive as fresh as possible.
Order your box: Telephone /WhatsApp: 644 16 35 02


For Sale: Free standing log burner, works really well warms up the place super quick €75
call Erika 635149472 Torrox


For Sale:
-Job lot of DVDs. 27 Spanish dvd’s (can be viewed in English). Ranging from Shrek in 3D (includes 4 pairs of 3D glasses). The Golden Girls first complete series, 4 discs. The Ropers complete collection 11 dvds. Man about the house 12 dvds. The Italian Job (1969 version) still in wrapper unopened. The birds (Alfred Hitchcock) and more.
English dvds movies, tv and music 41 in total. Ranging from great English comedy, the catherine tate show series 1 & 2. Gimme gimme gimme series 2 & 3. Little Britain series 1 & 2. Joey complete first series. Peter Kay, Pam Ann, Alan Carr and more….
Music: Abba the definitive collection 35 tracks. Celine Dion a decade of song and video. Westlife Unbreakable the greatest hits volume 1.
Movies including, mama mia, dirty dancing, priscilla, muriels wedding, shall we dance, little voice, marley and me and many more.
Reduced to 15.00€ ono for all these dvds. Can deliver within reason. More pics on request.
Mark Torrox. 617 820 002. (Also on whatsapp).


For Sale: Under counter fridge in excellent condition and full working order. Made by Proline, UK plug and with original manual. €30. Contact Sarah in Vinuela on dustersdm@yahoo.co.uk


For Rent: Garage and Store Room
-Store room for rent in Nerja, 2 meters x 1,50 meters for 40 euros month. Has capacity for boxes and some chairs, table or desk.
-Garage in Avenida Chimenea Area, 14,50 square meters for 70 euros month.
My name is Silvia, contact tel 641896406 and
contact email; silvia_d40 at hotmail.com


For Rent: Private Country House for long term rental 500e
Situated just outside the Village of Los Romanes, (next to Lake Vinuela), the House sits at the end of its own 300 metre concrete drive.
The property consists of:
A large front terrace with covered pergola, (walled and fenced) See the Photos on the screen.
A seperate bathroom, complete with newly tiled floor it has a bath/shower, wash hand basin, toilet, water heater and plumbing for a washing machine.
A viewing platform above the bathroom gives almost 360 degree views of the mountains and terrain.
From the front terrace there are steps down to the lower terrace with 3rd bedroom and workshop/storeroom (fenced)
To the front of this is a terraced garden area.
Entering the house is a large kitchen/diner, with wood stove, cooker, fridge sink ect.
Bedroom 2 is suitable for 2 singles or a double bed.
The lounge is again large, on two levels, with the main bedroom leading off from this.
Bedroom 1 is large and facing to the rear of the house. Paul Dobson chicken.paul@hotmail.com ; 636857697


Wanted: Tiles. Has anybody got these tiles, I need 4 square meters. They measure 33 cm x 33 cm. I’m in Benajarafe but would go far for them!
Bruce 633457509 ; bruceperry65@hotmail.com


Recommendations & Requests

Blocking land codes on telephone landlines: Does anyone know of a telephone company, which offers the possibility to block calls from certain countries? My landline is being pestered by spam calls from apparent English phone numbers (“Microsoft calls”).
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Yoga classes: Can any Digamite possibly guide me towards English speaking Yoga classes? John, Benajarafe


News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.


Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


Government Tells Brits Not to Take Hand Luggage on Flights: The UK government has released new guidance this morning for Brits looking to travel abroad in the coming months, which advises all travellers should wear masks and check in suitcases.
The new rules will mean that passengers will not be allowed to take hand luggage on board their flight. Most airlines charge additional fees for putting luggage in the hold. At this point in time, it is unclear whether these fees will be waived. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/11/breaking-government-tells-brits-not-to-take-hand-luggage-on-flights/


Ryanair will resume flights to and from Andalucian airports in Spain from July 1: Ryanair’s summer 2020 calendar in Andalucia will operate 43 routes to Sevilla, 69 routes to Malaga, five routes to Almeria and two routes to Jerez. Some of the connections will be available from June 21. If you have prepaid reservations from before the lockdown be sure to confirm these, do not rely on the airlines to correctly update their records or you may risk disappointment. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/11/breaking-news-ryanair-will-resume-flights-to-and-from-andalucian-airports-in-spain-from-july-1/


Spanish Police Shut Down Pirate IPTV Operation With Two Million Subscribers: With help from Europol and law enforcement in Canada, the US and several European countries, 11 suspects were arrested. The authorities also confiscated property worth nearly €5 million while another €1.1 in bank assets were frozen.
In recent years, unlicensed TV subscriptions have been flourishing, with hundreds of vendors offering virtually any channel imaginable for a small monthly fee.
This is seen as a major threat by copyright holders and law enforcement authorities are also taking the matter seriously. That became apparent again today, as law enforcement authorities announced one of the largest IPTV busts in history.
In an operation led by Spain’s National Police, law enforcement agencies across Europe claim to have “switched off” a massive pirate IPTV operation. The investigation, which started last year, resulted in 15 house searches and 11 people – including the suspected leader – were arrested.
As is often the case, authorities haven’t named the prime suspects or connected services.
With many IPTV services using similar names things can get confusing but Rapid IPTV is certainly a large player. Also, several of Rapid IPTV’s services were indeed shut off about a week ago when the raids were carried out. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/police-shut-down-pirate-iptv-operation-with-2-million-subscribers-200610/


Microsoft & Amazon Help Rioters Avoid Identification, ban police face recognition tools sales as Big Tech reacts to protests: The announcement came a day after rival Amazon.com Inc declared it was pausing police use of its “Rekognition” service for a year, while International Business Machines Corp also said this week it no longer is generally offering the software and that technology should not promote racial injustice. (So now capturing arsonists and looters is “racial injustice”? These tech companies are not nearly as generous if they think you are pirating their software! -Ed.)
Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-microsoft-facial-recognition/microsoft-bans-police-face-recognition-sales-as-big-tech-reacts-to-protests-idUSKBN23I2T6


Statues fall as UK reexamines its past:
EDWARD COLSTON- The toppling of a statue of the 17th-century slave trader in the port city of Bristol on Sunday reignited debate in Britain about who deserves a permanent public memorial.
HENRY DUNDAS- Campaigners want his statue removed from atop its column in Edinburgh’s St. Andrew Square. There are also calls to rename Dundas Street, a major thoroughfare in the Canadian city of Toronto. The late 18th-century Scottish politician was responsible for delaying Britain’s abolition of the slave trade by 15 years until 1807.
ROBERT MILLIGAN- Authorities in London this week removed a statue of Milligan, an 18th-century merchant, who owned two sugar plantations in Jamaica with more than 500 slaves, from its perch in the city’s docklands.
ROBERT BADEN-POWELL- Officials plan to remove a statue of the founder of the Scouts movement from the quayside in Poole, southern England, out of concern it may be a target for protesters. Like many Englishmen of his time, Baden-Powell held racist views. He also expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler.
WILLIAM GLADSTONE- Some have called for the removal of statues of, the reforming 19th-century prime minister whose father was one of the biggest slave-owners in the British West Indies.
Reference: https://apnews.com/7cc718eeb60c30b117c76383319151cf


EU urges states to reopen domestic borders from Monday: The European Union on Thursday urged all it’s member countries to start lifting travel restrictions on their common borders from next week, saying that the closures they introduced to tackle the coronavirus do little to limit its spread.
The EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, wants Europe’s ID check-free travel area to be up and running again by the end of June. Once that has happened, a ban on nonessential travel to the continent can also gradually be eased. Full story: https://apnews.com/e14ee85901a1eeb26ef1b5d1bb46cae4


This is the Marko System, the Spanish proposal for the new normality to be installed in festivals: Josan Serrano, founding partner and director of Montgorock Xàbia Festival, which a few weeks ago, in the midst of chaos, presented the Marko System, a new festival format divided by 150-square-meter plots with capacity for 50 people seeking institutional endorsement.
Serrano has patented a structure that would have access temperature controls, an individual cleaning and disinfection system, and access control by plots. The toilets would be placed in a row on both sides of the enclosure and each area would be assigned a number of services. In addition, a shared bar service would be offered every four plots without physical contact with the other spaces. And to reduce the risk, its author assures that even the drinks would be covered “as in Starbucks”. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/this-is-the-marko-system-the-spanish-proposal-for-the-new-normality-to-be-installed-in-festivals-blog-miss-festivals/


Stocks suffer their worst day since March, with the Dow plunging more than 1,800 points: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,861.82 points, or 6.9%, to close at 25,128.17. The S&P 500 slid 5.9% to 3,002.10 while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 5.3%. to end the day at 9,492.73. The major averages posted their worst day since March 16, when they all dropped more than 11%. The S&P 500 also logged in its first three-day losing streak since early March. Reference: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/10/stock-market-futures-open-to-close-news.html


Nigel Farage Resigns From Radio Show After Comparing Statue Destroyers to Taliban: Farage has been a vocal critic of the recent Black Lives Matter protests and sources at the station pointed to internal fury over his comments earlier this week comparing protesters who destroyed the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol to the “Taliban”. Full story: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/11/nigel-farage-to-leave-radio-station-lbc-with-immediate-effect


Quantum ‘fifth state of matter’ observed in space for first time: Scientists have observed the fifth state of matter in space for the first time, offering unprecedented insight that could help solve some of the quantum universe’s most intractable conundrums, research showed Thursday.
Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) — the existence of which was predicted by Albert Einstein and Indian mathematician Satyendra Nath Bose almost a century ago — are formed when atoms of certain elements are cooled to near absolute zero (0 Kelvin, minus 273.15 Celsius).
On Thursday a team of NASA scientists unveiled the first results from BEC experiments aboard the International Space Station, where particles can be manipulated free from Earthly constraints. Full story: https://www.spacedaily.com/afp/200611090324.f35eunqb.html


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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.
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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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