DigameXtra No. 1671 Saturday, July 4th 2020

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open (almost) anytime by appointment!
Need to get out again- safely?
We are happy to remind you that the Sculpture Garden is open again for your enjoyment, however it is imperative that you contact us for an appointment and details, as this will govern our opening times.
This is to manage numbers and arrival times and ensure your safety but of course there is ample space to maintain as much distance as you need while enjoying the many facets and sculptures around the Garden. You’ll find plenty of shady areas if you need to avoid direct sun!
If we can accommodate you on a Sunday it’s still most likely that your visit will be accompanied by live Chamber Music!
We look forward to seeing you (again!).
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar. Directions at www.kittyharri.com
609 706 210/639 563 213
Nick at kittyharri dot com


Aki Aqui – Instrumental show: Wed July 8th 7:30-9:30pm
Casa Paco, Pl. Almijara 6 Competa 29754
Tel 952 516 077


The Blue Stompers Live: At the Coyote Saloon- Las Lagunas.
Blues & Boogie Show
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10 PM – 1 AM
Limited capacity, free entry, Reservations highly recommended.
Tel 952 585 356
Plaza San Rafael Nave 4, 29651 Mijas, Andalucia, Spain FB link


ReOpened: The Fountain- Nerja
Open again from 11.00 – Midnight EVERYDAY
A hidden bar in the heart of Nerja with a secluded patio serving selected quality wines, beers and cocktails accompanied by our unique range of snacks.
Calle Pintada 22, Local 4, Nerja 29780
+34 686 63 27 73 FB link


Tango Show with internationally acclaimed composer and musician Claudio Constantini:
Argentine tangos this Saturday in the garden of the Pablo Picasso museum in Malaga, 8-9:15pm. Reference: FB link


Flamenco star Juan Pinilla: Saturday July 4th, 10pm. At the El Majuelo Park auditorium in Almuñecar.


Jardín de la Alpujarra: Isolation Inspiration – a garden event Sunday July 12th. Pórtugos in the Alpujarras of Granada province.
A fun and tasty way to explore a garden – Sunday Lunch Isolation Inspiration. Come and visit the garden, choose your favourite spot, then return to base to collect a bountiful picnic parcel, lovingly prepared for you to enjoy. Full of tasty bites to eat, from a puff pastry roulade to open savoury tarts, from three flavoured humous to home made focaccia bread, and much more, all to be savoured in your chosen garden picnic spot, your own socially isolated bubble. On arrival you will be given a refreshing ‘entrante’ and for dessert there will be homemade cherry cheese cake.
Entry to the garden plus a three course picnic style lunch, €20 per person. Drinks also available. All proceeds go to the development of the non profit making Asociación Jardín de la Alpujarra.
Places must be booked in advance. Please specify if vegetarian. Contact: info@jardinalpujarra.com
Google maps: Jardin de la Alpujarra


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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain July 10th Arrive UK July 12th
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month. Also unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 3 tonne.
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Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com or email: euroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Old fashioned luggage holder or footstool with leather strapping, no woodworm 15€
-Pet carrier for car, new. 15€
-Old Teracotta sink or could be used as plant pot 10€
Joy 610955826 Torrox


For Sale, 3 items:
-2 dressers with drawers € 15 Each
-Ventilator €10
-Box of music CD’s (plm 75 cd´s) € 75
Torrox Costa, Saskia. 627684256
vincedvvo @ hotmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Pet Care: Pets in Lockdown. As we come out of lockdown into the hot weather many dogs will need a good clip and shower. SARA, who has a salon in the Vet Clinic in Nerja just up from the Rui Hotel does home visits. No parking problems. She also offers to look after pets, either in her own home (NO cages) or visiting daily and walking, or even house-and-pet sitting. Speaks English and can be contacted on 699 519 763
She looked after my two big Labs for years
Peter, Nerja, pmacleod50 AT hotmail DOT 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.

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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:


A ‘Buck Moon’ lunar eclipse occurs this Fourth of July. Don’t expect to see much: The reason? It is a penumbral lunar eclipse. For a detailed explanation see: https://www.space.com/buck-moon-penumbral-lunar-eclipse-july-2020-explained.html


More Problems for Out-of-Control Big Tech- Potentially Billions in Copyright Infringement Damages Against YouTube: For many years, Google-owned YouTube has been wrestling with the vast amounts of copyright-infringing content being uploaded by users to its platform. While YouTube unmercilessly censors and de-monitizes Conservative content creators, YouTube profits from illegally posted, copyright infringing videos they host. The 44-page complaint leaves no stone unturned, slamming YouTube as a platform designed from the ground up to draw in users with the lure of a “vast library” of pirated content and incentivizing the posting of even more material. YouTube then reaps the rewards via advertising revenue and exploitation of personal data at the expense of copyright holders who never gave permission for their work to be uploaded. Full story:


The End of the Social Media Era Can’t Come Soon Enough (Vanity Fair Editorial): Will a future generation look back in 10, 20, or maybe 100 years from now and wonder, mystifyingly, why a generation of humans believed in these platforms despite mounting evidence that they were tearing society apart—being used as terrorist recruitment tools, facilitating bullying, driving up anxiety, and undermining our elections—despite the obvious benefits and facilitations they provide?
One of the problems is that these platforms act, in many ways, like drugs. Facebook, and every other social-media outlet, knows that all too well. Your phone vibrates a dozen times an hour with alerts about likes and comments and retweets and faves. The combined effect is one of just trying to suck you back in, so their numbers look better for their next quarterly earnings report. Sean Parker, one of Facebook’s earliest investors and the company’s first president, came right out and said what we all know: the whole intention of Facebook is to act like a drug, by “[giving] you a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever.” That, Parker said, was by design. These companies are “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.” Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya has echoed this, too. “Do I feel guilty?” he asked rhetorically on CNN about the role Facebook is playing in society. “Absolutely I feel guilt.” Full article: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/the-end-of-the-social-era-twitter-facebook-snapchat


Politically Correct food?: A campaign has been launched against the political incorrectness of food product brand names and mascots amid growing support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Have a look at what’s changing both in Spain and abroad.
A few months ago it was ColaCao, the chocolate drink brand, that ditched its decades-old song about the negrito – a patronizing term for a black man – and replaced it with another jingle devoid of racist overtones. Now, Conguitos, a popular Spanish chocolate candy, is to follow suit and get rid of it’s “adorable” mascot as the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum in the wake of the George Floyd killing in Minnesota. That’s what a petition on the Change.org platform is demanding of Lacasa, the company that produces the candy. With almost 5,000 signatures, the initiative has caused a stir on social media, where the disproportionately large red lips of the Conguito caricatures have been remarked upon. Full story:


Almuñecar’s famous tourist train takes to the streets again this weekend: Friday the tourist train “Trópico Express” of Almuñécar will start running after several months stopped by the state of alarm caused by the Coronavirus. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/03/almunecars-famous-tourist-train-takes-to-the-streets-again-this-weekend-in-spains-axarquia/


Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid labelled “racist fish”: Protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement around the world have in recent months rallied against statues of historical figures who played a role in racist oppression, such as slave traders and colonialists.
“I am having a hard time seeing what is particularly racist in the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” Ane Grum-Schwensen, researcher at the H.C. Andersen Center at University of Southern Denmark, told local news wire Ritzau. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-race-denmark-statue/copenhagens-little-mermaid-labelled-racist-fish-idUSKBN24416R


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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.
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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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