DigameXtra No. 1664 Friday, June 26th 2020

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Correction: Phoenix Social club in Torre del Mar. Sadly the new supermarket Food & Co is not open as it has run into a few problems with some legal issues. Here is the updated info for that trip. See yesterday’s post for original.
-17th July – Iceland €13pp Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 09.30
For bookings and refunds, please contact Gail on 951067723 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Rock of Ages: Bar La Raqueta- Nerja, Thursday, 30th July from 7pm. Ollie is back, but not as Robbie Williams this time. Enjoy a show dedicated the biggest names in rock music. Queen, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, The Eagles and lots more. You can purchase your tickets at La Raqueta in Nerja or by contacting Pj to make an online payment if you are unable to visit La Raqueta before the event. Contact Pj on +34 603 113 931


Friday Blues Jam Session: Starting tomorrow and during every Friday of July we will have El Estenario Grill Bar (Marbella) to develop a Jam Session dedicated to the Blues and organized by the Sociedad Blues de de Malaga. We’ll start at 21 pm. We advise you to bring your instrument, drumsticks or microphone. At your disposal you will have drums and bass and guitar amplifiers. FB link
C/ Uranio 35 Marbella


Rabbit Jam: Ladies and gentlemen, Rabbit Jam is back, and we start Friday 3rd July from 20:30pm in Chiringuito El Hornillero with Tijs Groen.
All musicians are most than welcome.
Bring your instrument & don’t miss it! FB link
Chiringuito “El Hornillero”, Playa del Embajador, 29749 Almayate, Málaga


The White Rose Fuengirola: We are back in business with the new normality, starting from this Sunday 28th of June with live entertainment and a whole new menu to excite your taste buds. We open from 1.00 pm. till late.
We have limited tables with the new social distancing regulations.
So we ask you to arrive early so not to be disappointed.
Fuengirola Port, Fuengirola 29640 FB link


Frankenstein the Show: A circus and theatre are merged with a touch of dark humour, backed by live music. June 26 to 28 at the Congress Centre in Granada with performances at 6pm and 9.30pm each night.
With this show we expand the concept of the so-called New Circus, reinforcing the plot and the “Theme of Horror”. We made a fun and rogue, but at the same time emotional, version of Mary Shelley’s magnificent work “Frankenstein” or “The Modern Prometheus”. A different way of telling this well-known story through Humor and Acrobatics.
We will transfer the spectator to a fantastic world from the same entrance door of the theater / venue and we will make him forget everything during the two hours of entertainment that our “Show” offers. A stage proposal where the most intense moments of the original novel and the funniest of the versions that have been seen throughout all these years in cinema and theaters are mixed, all wrapped in a fantasy aesthetic inspired by the wonderful mind from the filmmaker “Tim Burton”.


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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, 3 items:
-Electrical heater perfect flame 60€.
-Balay Electrical cooker with oven recessed 60€.
-Vaporetto complete 90€.
Lavinia, Torrox pueblo.
Tel. 657124327 ; 697664003


For Sale: Corbero Suprema LF1050 washing machine – 20€
Fully working cold fill automatic washing machine. Instruction manual, with section in English, and fill hose included. Situated about 4k outside Competa.
For further information contact
Email: nick . hawksworth @ me . Com (no spaces)


Free photo tutorials: During lockdown I came across an old memory stick holding tutorials from photography workshops I used to run in Ireland. I had the idea -and the time – to adapt them for anyone who’d like to improve their photography. Rather than post them to Facebook where things tend to disappear, I started adding them, last night, to a blog on my website with each post appearing as a link on my Facebook Page.
I don’t know if anyone out there is interested, but it’s free, so why not? They can be accessed through the Photography Tutorials tab at https://georgemunday.art/ or via my Facebook Page at FB link
George, Frigiliana, georgemunday AT gmail DoT com


CORRECTION: For Sale: Jacket. A unique opportunity to own an authentic Budweiser Nascar (Winston Cup Series) racing jacket. A collectors item as no longer available. Has all the usual logos including the embroidered signature of Dale Earnhardt. Never worn USA size XXL 175 euros o.v.n.o. More pics on request. Alcaucin but can meet at Eroski. Call or WhatsApp Lyne on 07855578222 New InfoAlcaucin campo but regret unable to meet at Eroski as no transport at present time.  Call or WhatsApp Lyne on 07855578222 or call on 633 351 072


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House painting – thank you: Many thanks to the many people who replied to my post.
I will contact everyone in the next few days, with a view to taking one or two quotes.
Margaret, Benajarafe ron_margaret at hotmail dot co dot uk


Recommendation for car air conditioning: We have just had our the air conditioning on our car regassed by Chris Partington. An excellent job, now working at optimal capacity. I fully recommend this service, Chris really knows what he is doing.
Chris Partington tel. 649307966
Barry Algarrobo Costa, bjs.cymru @ Gmail. com


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.

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:


More than 80 coronavirus cases detected at Malaga Red Cross shelter: The building has been closed and its occupants, mainly young migrants as well as staff and volunteers, have been quarantined. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/25/more-than-coronavirus-cases-20200625200226.html


Computers are getting more expensive, and here’s why: The world-wide personal computer industry saw another quarterly decline in sales during the second quarter, as price hikes caused by memory chip scarcity scared some consumers away. While companies could not raise prices too quickly on computers sold to businesses, especially at large enterprises where contracts lock in prices, consumers are reportedly seeing higher price tags.
Some companies are also adding less memory, stripping down the specifications of the system and instead installing smaller amounts of DRAM at prices that would have covered larger memory modules in the past.
At a meeting in February, an executive at chip giant Intel Corp. showed a slide indicating that average selling prices for PCs have climbed steadily since 2014. The recent move appears more significant. “Vendors raise the price for both new and existing models,” she said. “For instance, a model A used to be $500, but the same model A with same configuration is now $550.” (Also, all computers are in short supply, most popular models on Amazon are sold out and cannot restock due to COVID-19 interrupting delivery routes. -Ed.) Full article: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/computers-are-getting-more-expensive-and-heres-why-2017-07-12


Experts warn against relaxing safety measures as coronavirus outbreaks spread in Spain: The country recorded its highest number of new daily infections in three weeks, and there is concern an increasingly cavalier attitude towards the pandemic could lead to a second wave. The report from the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday showed the highest number of new daily infections in three weeks: 196, without taking into account the figures from Castilla-La Mancha, which could not be added due to technical problems. One has to go back to June 3 to find a worse number: 219. And in Andalusia, authorities are investigating two potential outbreaks in Granada and Huelva. Officials have reported five active clusters across the southern region. References: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-06-25/experts-warn-against-relaxing-safety-measures-as-coronavirus-outbreaks-spread-in-spain.html AND


UPDATE- Which airlines have scheduled flights from the UK to Spain from July?: Since Spain brought forward the date of the opening of the country’s borders to EU tourists to June 21st (instead of the initially set date of July 1st), airlines have announced changes to their summer flight schedules. Full details: https://www.thelocal.es/20200609/which-airlines-have-scheduled-flights-to-spain-from-july


Social Security in Spain Agrees to Extend Aid for Freelances Past June 30: According to sources close to the negotiators, the extension of this benefit, which equates to around 70 per cent of the regulatory base (around €661 for those contributing the minimum base) will be available for an additional three months, until September 30. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/25/social-security-in-spain-agrees-to-extend-aid-for-freelances-past-june-30/#.XvUah-dS-00


Spain’s ombudsman slams airlines for still not reimbursing passengers for cancelled flights: In their letter to the government, Spain’s national ombudsman explains how they’ve received “numerous complaints” from disgruntled passengers who say airlines’ “websites have been set up in such a way that it’s impossible to apply for a money refund”. Other airlines are offering airmiles and other vouchers that don’t cover the cost of the flight as well as carrying out “numerous” other illicit practices, the letter signed by head ombudsman Francisco Fernández Marugán states. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200625/spains-ombudsman-slams-airlines-for-not-reimbursing-passengers-for-cancelled-flights


‘The money’s gone’- Wirecard collapses owing $4 billion: Wirecard, a German payment processor and financial services provider collapsed on Thursday owing creditors almost $4 billion after disclosing a gaping hole in its books that its auditor EY said was the result of a sophisticated global fraud. Creditors have scant hope of getting back the 3.5 billion euros they are owed, sources familiar with the matter said. Of that total, Wirecard has borrowed 1.75 billion from 15 banks and issued 500 million in bonds.
“The money’s gone,” said one banker. “We may recoup a few euros in a couple of years but will write off the loan now.” Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wirecard-accounts/the-moneys-gone-wirecard-collapses-owing-4-billion-idUSKBN23W176


Political Correctness Foolishness: Unilever to drop terms like ‘whitening’ from beauty products. Consumer products giant Unilever said Thursday it is aiming for a “more inclusive vision of beauty” in its skin care products and will remove words such as “fair,” “whitening” and “lightening” from its products, a move that comes amid intense global debate about race. (What about teeth-whitening toothpaste, another Unilever product? Is “whitening” or even “lightening” your teeth now considered racist? I don’t imagine “teeth un-yellowing” toothpaste would be any more acceptable. What the heck are you supposed to call it? -Ed.) Full story: https://apnews.com/f251355cc76e208c9d0e514dfb9c0a0d


Microsoft Confirms June Windows 10 Update Could Trigger Reboots – No Fix Available Right Now: This month’s Patch Tuesday Windows 10 update has managed to bring in quite a few issues, including some that have now been acknowledged by Microsoft. After releasing an out-of-band fix for the printing issue, the Windows maker has now confirmed that some users might experience crashes due to a failure in the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) file, lsass.exe.
The Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) file (lsass.exe) might fail on some devices with the error message, “A critical system process, C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code c0000008. The machine must now be restarted.”
Microsoft hasn’t shared any workaround, but added that it is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release. Source: https://wccftech.com/microsoft-confirms-june-windows-10-update-could-crash-systems/


Malwarebytes Blamed for Windows 10 v2004 Update Reports of Massive Performance Issues And Crashes: The complaints can be found in numerous reports in the Malwarebytes support forums since the release of Windows 10 version 2004. These issues range from general slowness, video stuttering, blue screen of death (BSOD) crashes to frozen systems where Windows 10 stops responding. As it turns out, however, the problem is with the installed Malwarebytes version 4.1.
The problem was solved by disabling the “Ransomware Protection” function of Malwarebytes. Therefore, there is already beta version, which corrects the error or in which the error does not appear. The beta can be obtained via the settings. To do this, select Settings> General> Beta updates and set the slider to activate there. Then you search for a new version. When the beta is displayed, you install it.
Source: https://www.researchsnipers.com/windows-10-v2004-update-reports-massive-performance-issues-and-crashes/


Safe form of ultraviolet light kills airborne coronavirus: Ceiling fixtures emitting a safe form of ultraviolet light called far-UVC would be very efficient at killing airborne coronaviruses, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University. “A very low exposure to far-UVC light killed well over 99.9% of the exposed virus,” lead researcher Dr. David Brenner told Reuters.
The idea would be to install overhead far-UVC lights in public locations, where they would be “continuously killing microbes, including the COVID-19 virus – and so limiting the spread of the virus,” Brenner said, adding that far-UVC manufacturers are already ramping up production. “We don’t see far-UVC light as an alternative to masks and social distancing,” Brenner said. “We see it as a new extra weapon that we can use in the battle against COVID-19.”
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-science/type-of-ultraviolet-light-kills-airborne-coronavirus-effect-on-platelets-helps-explain-blood-clot-issues-idUSKBN23V2VP


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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/
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