DigameXtra No. 1654 Monday, June 15th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.


What’s On

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The Parrot- Nerja, Plaza Tutti Frutti: ReOpening!
We are happy to announce that The Parrot will be back open on Friday the 19th of June!
We are back and with a new menu of our bespoke hand crafted cocktails.
Open at 11pm till 3/4. See you then!
(All measures to protect you and us from covid will be followed)
+34 699 59 78 80 FB link


Torrox Line 2 Bus Restarts: Starting next Monday June 15th, line 2 of the urban bus service NIETO Bus returns to circulation. Here are the updated tours and schedules (click poster or visit FB page). We have also updated the information with the detail of the stops and location. https://www.facebook.com/AytoTorrox/


Services Wanted/Offered

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Malagalingo: This week TALK RADIO EUROPA (TRE radio) has broadcast an interview with our school Malagalingo in english language.
Do not miss it!!
You can listen to it in the link below. Visit our website for online class details.
Web: http://malagalingo.com/
Facebook: malagalingo
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493


BluCee – Post full lockdown, we are now offering all previous services including property viewings and holiday rental services.
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income from in the next few months? If you do, we have professionals who are looking for longer term rentals. Especially on the coast from Rincon de la Victoria to Torre del Mar. We have the contacts, you have the property – list with us and we will work hard to make your property work for you!
Our offer is comprehensive, including all aspects of property management, one off or regular cleans, holiday changeovers and key holding.
Not only this but we can also fully manage your property, securing bookings, liaising with clients, arranging meet and greets, cleaning and laundry services.
In fact, we commit to do everything necessary to get your property rental-ready – guaranteed!
Thinking of selling your home? Lockdown has created some positives, one being lots of people have been stuck at home dreaming of their perfect place in the sun. We have a long list of clients looking to buy – list with us and we will work hard to sell your home!
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.


CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue.


Yoga Offered: International YOGA Day 2020
Do you pay regular visits to yourself ( Rumi ) – Start NOW
Sunday 21.06.2020, 09:30 h – 11:30 h
Ashtanga inspired Yoga Class 12€
“Campo Yoga” in the Casa Montealegre / Torrox
Due to safety measures limited places.
There’s nothing intelligent about not being happy! So let`s come together to celebrate the miracle of life and the gift of our existance through movement, breathwork, meditation and the inner state of gratitude.
I will be more than pleased if you contact me for further details and reservation.
Anne / Torrox: anne-kathrin.ruth@gmx.ch or telephone 685 247 505


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Nissan micra itv till October good little runner got some sun damage and some spanish kisses 800 euros plus buyer does transfer
-Zanussi fridge freezer full working order €10
-Prima superser washing machine full working order 10€
located torrox park contact 00447895751550 Andy


For Sale, 3 items:
-Double garden bench 10 euros
Extendable table and 4 chairs good condition 25 euros
-Coffee table good condition 5 euros
Jackie, contact 00447795751550 pick up Torrox park


For ‘Sail’: Cream 4×6 M rectangle sail for Sale.
Brand new, out of bag just long enough for me to realise it’s Metre’s not feet.
Cost €49.90 new will sell for €35 .
Can meet in Competa Area .
Please call Patricia, Competa on (34) 653 537 615 .


Wanted: Chop saw. Hi, I’m looking to buy a decent chop saw so if you have one that you no longer need please let me know.
Thanks Paul in Benajarafe. 622458469 or parby65@live.com


Wanted: Large DVD/CD Holder/Case/Storage as per photo.
Caleta De Velez can meet at the Vets or in Aldi Car Park
or could meet in Penocillo. Must have working zip.
Contact: madpip at hotmail. co. uk or call 952 550 942


Recommendations & Requests

Mercadona Shopping Trolleys: It’s a good idea. When you get to the till, turn the trolley around so it’s towards the previous customer and unload it from the narrow end. You do not have to pull it anywhere. George / Val, valblick AT hotmail D0T com, Torrox


Nuisance calls!: For the person who asked whether it is possible to Block nuisance calls here in Spain – I have a really cheap and effective way of blocking them! Just whistle down the phone as loud as you can – not very pleasant for the recipient but effective for us! I did that twice six months ago and haven’t been bothered since. Norma, Competa. grantserena AT gmail . com


DoctorLaptop’s Tips # 82: USB Printer is missing on Windows 10 version 1903 and later (with workaround). Some users report having problems with their printers after recent Windows 10 Updates were installed. Microsoft has acknowledged the bug. There is a workaround for the issue, and it is quite easy to apply. All that needs to be done is to connect the USB printer to the PC and power it on before you start your computer. If that is done, Windows will recognize the USB printer and printing functionality as well as other functionality provided by the printer is available during the session. Microsoft is working on a permanent fix for the issue and plans to release it as part of a future Windows 10 operating system update. Reference: https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/10/usb-printer-is-missing-on-windows-10-version-1903-and-later-with-workaround/


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:

For the latest pandemic info visit:


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:


Demolition of CAC bridge finally under way: The demolition of the footbridge across the river Guadalmedina, next to the CAC gallery in Malaga city, finally started this week. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/11/demolition-bridge-finally-under-20200612100553-v.html


Mayors in Antequera area join forces against a”senseless” new bottling plant: The controversy over the new bottling plant in the Sierra de Camarolos is continuing. Earlier this week, mayors from the area met at the site to make a stand against the project and to demand that it is stopped. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/11/mayors-antequera-area-join-20200612100557-v.html


Spain will reopen its borders for European travel on June 21st, including British, 10 days earlier than initially planned: Spain had previously planned to restart full EU travel on July 1st but decided to lift “border checks with all member countries on June 21st,” except with Portugal, Prime Minister Sanchez said in a televised speech on Sunday. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200614/spain-will-reopen-its-borders-for-european-travel-on-june-21st-10-days-earlier-than-initially-planned


Spain’s government causes uncertainty as daily Covid-19 death toll is put ‘on hold’: For days now, Spain’s daily coronavirus death toll has been on hold, generating widespread uncertainty about the real state of the pandemic that has claimed more than 27,000 lives in the country.
The health ministry’s emergencies coordinator Fernando Simón, who for months has given a daily briefing on the pandemic’s evolution, acknowledged the “astonishment” and “confusion” generated by the figures.
On May 25th, the ministry changed its method of collecting data on confirmed cases and fatalities, initially giving a daily death toll of between 50 and 100.
But the figure then fell to fewer than five per day and on some days there were no deaths at all.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez even told parliament there had been “no deaths” for several days, prompting a backlash from the right and the far-right who have since accused him of hiding the real number of fatalities. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200613/spains-government-causes-uncertainty-as-daily-covid-19-death-toll-is-put-on-hold


What Are IPTV Resellers and Why Has Reddit Just Banned Them, Twice?: While torrent-based piracy remains popular today, there is massive demand for unlicensed (illegal) IPTV providers that offer thousands of live TV channels and VOD packages. These illegal IPTV products are available for just a few dollars, euros or pounds per month from what appears to be thousands of suppliers. The truth, however, is that while there is a bewildering range of people willing to sell customers a subscription, most of these don’t run services of their own. Instead, they act as sellers or resellers of other entities’ products. Some of these are not even aware they are illegally reselling pirated content.
These individuals or groups sell IPTV subscriptions all over the Internet. They are often seen on Facebook pages, Twitter, or their very own websites. Until this week, hundreds were advertising subscriptions on Reddit via the appropriately named /r/iptvresellers sub-Reddit. However, that all came crashing down when Reddit’s admins banned the group for violating the site’s rules. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/what-are-iptv-resellers-and-why-has-reddit-just-banned-them-twice-200614/


Spies Can Listen to Your Conversations by Watching a Light Bulb in the Room: You might not believe it, but it’s possible to spy on secret conversations happening in a room from a nearby remote location just by observing a light bulb hanging in there—visible from a window—and measuring the amount of light it emits. The technique for long-distance eavesdropping, called “Lamphone,” works by capturing minuscule sound waves optically through an electro-optical sensor directed at the bulb and using it to recover speech and recognize music. The new approach is effective from great distances — starting with at least 25 meters away from the target using a telescope and a $400 electro-optical sensor, and can further be amplified with high-range equipment. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/06/lamphone-light-bulb-spy.html


Anger Grows At Lack of ERTE Payments After More than 2 Months: Day after day, with increasing frustration and discouragement, they call the phones of the Public State Employment Service (SEPE). “You are two months without income and that there is no human voice that responds to you …”. Day after day. No one picks up the phone,” criticizes Dioni Serrano, a journalist in an ERTE since the end of March and who has not yet received unemployment benefits. Like him, many others denounce the delay in the collection of their benefit and the lack of response from the public body, which has faced an unprecedented avalanche of unemployment claims as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/i-have-been-in-an-erte-since-march-without-charging-anything-after-two-and-a-half-months-there-are-no-more-excuses/


UK pubs reopening will be quiet: Landlords have been told to BAN singing, shouting and loud music as it ‘spreads coronavirus’. Authorities explain loud music causes people to shout so to be heard, unfortunately propelling moisture particles and the viruses they can contain across greater distances than a normal conversation would. Full story: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1295541/uk-pubs-reopening-latest-news-pubs-ban-loud-music-singing-social-distancing-rules


Humour Section

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GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)


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.
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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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