DigameXtra No. 1672 Monday, July 6th 2020

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What’s On

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Potters Bar, Nerja: This week at Potters.
-Monday: Live music with Mike Bond between 6pm and 8pm and pizza for just 2€
-Wednesday: Free tapas between 6pm and 8pm
-Friday: Fish and chips and live music with Paul Locky between 7pm and 9pm
-Sunday; Bbq! All you can eat for €10. 7pm. Pls book. Tel. 685435767
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Tickets for the Caminito del Rey now on sale for the months of August and September: Info and tickets here, use the button on the top right to change it to English. https://entradas.mientrada.net/evento/public/janto/main.php?redir=NO


Festival of Legends: 5 hour extravaganza of tribute artists at Benalmádena Auditorium, on 29th August 2020. Doors at 6pm, show begins at 7pm. It will be a Benefit Concert in collaboration with The Red Cross to show gratitude to all health personnel for their selfless sacrifice during the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets €20. Reservations required, Tel. 633647260  FB link


The Return of Casa Maria Monday Night Jams!: A Torrox legend! Welcome Back! Info at FB link
Note- there is another Casa Maria Torrox FB page but it appears inactive.
Jam Alert- Rabbit Jam is back, and we start Monday 13th July from 20:30pm in Casa María with Ángel Ariza. All musicians are most than welcome.
Bring your instrument & don’t miss it !! Tel 684 45 43 35


Live Music is back at Sevillan Huertos: July 10th 8pm. With Fernando Delpaso & Miguel Gonzalez. Calle Huertos No.33, Nerja FB link


CANCELLED: Nerja’s VIII Flamingo Youth Flamingo Competition ” Young Values of Flamingo ”. The contest will NOT be held on July 24, 2020. It has been postponed to an undetermined date.  FB link


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Malagalingo: At Malagalingo we have just launched our WEBSITE. With many videos, photos and all the information about our Online and Face-to-Face Spanish lessons. Come in and have a look.
Web: https://malagalingo.com
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Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493


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.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Travel cot 25€
-High chair 10€
Ideal for rentals or visiting grandchildren.
Joy 610955826 Torrox


For Sale, 3 items:
-Food warmer. Incl plm 15 pots of gel for the burners. € 20
-Lavazza coffee machine € 50
-Vacuum cleaner WET/DRY € 35
Torrox Costa, Saskia. 627684256
vincedvvo @ hotmail.com


For Sale: Ninja Foodi. As advertised on t.v. Purchased new March 2020. Hardly used. Multiple cooking functions. Air fry, slow cooker, steam, saute, bake, roast, grill and pressure cooker. Complete with comprehensive cook book as shown. €175 o.n.o.
Email Eleanor: ellanorah344@gmail.com or 674 4098 114, Almunecar.


Recommendations & Requests


Hairdresser: Just used Loraine Brooks for third time to cut and blow dry my hair. Her cutting is excellent, so will continue to use her. She is a unisex hairdresser, who comes to your home. Her telephone number is 634366255.
Jill tel 660146302. Algarrobo Costa


Brushcutter Hire: I wonder if anyone could tell me where I could hire the above? I want to tidy up a piece of ground, and would like to try a brushcutter before buying one. Any information will be really helpful. My name is Bob from Torrox Pueblo. Darcymay1@icloud.com


Found VISA Card: I found a Visa card in the car park of El Ingenio this morning. As it seemed to have an English name I brought it home to see if any Digamites had lost it. However on closer examination the English name is in fact French, the issuing bank being Banque Populaire, not Banco Popular as I first thought. Its a really long shot but perhaps somebody has a French neighbour with the initials GC. Worth a try!
Carole Hart, El Morche


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:


Spike in Covid-19 Outbreaks & Hospitalisations Force Spain to Lockdown Parts of Catalunia Again: Catalunia’s Lleida and Segria are back under lockdown from this afternoon due to a spike in Covid-19 cases and an increase in hospital patients as a result of the disease.
This “difficult decision” has been made to “protect ourselves and control the outbreak” stated Catalunia’s President Quim Torra. The measure came into effect at midday Friday forcing more than 200,000 people back in lockdown. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/04/spike-in-covid-19-outbreaks-hospitalisations-force-spain-to-lockdown-parts-of-catalunia-again/


England to end quarantine for more than 50 countries: Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy, but not the United States, the government said on Friday.
The move, effective July 10, clears the way for millions of British tourists to take summer holidays without worrying about being quarantined when they return. Those arriving from higher risk countries will still have to self-quarantine for 14 days under a rule which has angered airlines and travel companies. Full article: https://www.thedailystar.net/world/news/england-end-quarantine-more-50-countries-1925045


Pirate IPTV Crackdown Underway in England & Northern Ireland, Arrests Mount, Luxury Vehicles Seized: This is the first time that police in the UK have used an IPTV service itself to deliver an anti-piracy shutdown notice to streamers, and to our knowledge this method has never been carried out in other countries either. (See photo)
For many years people considered the operation of torrent sites and streaming platforms only from the angle of copyright law but what we are now seeing with most IPTV cases are continual references to offenses under the Fraud Act (defrauding rightsholders) and Proceeds of Crime Act (money laundering).
These offenses not only attract significant custodial sentences in their own right but can also lead to those convicted being stripped of their property, if the authorities believe those assets were obtained from criminal activity. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-iptv-crackdown-underway-in-uk-ireland-arrests-mount-200705/


Fiscal reforms and hikes on highest rates of income tax ‘inevitable,’ says Spanish prime minister: According to Sánchez, Spain must close its fiscal gap with Europe if it is to strengthen the country’s welfare system in areas such as public healthcare. In Spain, the tax burden – the total tax revenue as a percentage of GDP – is 39%. This is six points below the European average, which translates to €80 billion in taxes a year.
In a bid to address this crisis and create a fairer tax system, Sánchez also raised the possibility of increasing value-added tax (VAT), as recommended by the Bank of Spain in its Annual Report.
The prime minister also announced on Thursday that an additional €50 billion in loans will be made available to small businesses and self-employed workers through the state-owned lender Instituto de Crédito Español (ICO). Full article: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-07-03/fiscal-reforms-and-hikes-on-highest-rates-of-income-tax-inevitable-says-spanish-prime-minister.html


New Ransomware Targeting Apple macOS Users Through Pirated Popular Apps Such As Ableton Live: According to K7 Lab malware researcher Dinesh Devadoss, Patrick Wardle, and Malwarebytes, the ransomware variant, dubbed “EvilQuest”, is packaged along with legitimate apps, which upon installation, disguises itself as Apple’s CrashReporter or Google Software Update.
Besides encrypting the victim’s files, it also comes with capabilities to ensure persistence, log keystrokes, create a reverse shell, and steal cryptocurrency wallet-related files.
With this development, EvilQuest joins a handful of ransomware strains that have exclusively singled out macOS.
The source of the malware appears to be trojanized versions of popular macOS software such as Little Snitch, a DJ software called Mixed In Key 8, and Ableton Live.
It also kills any security software (e.g., Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, DrWeb, McAfee, Bitdefender, and Bullguard) that may detect or block such malicious behavior on the system, and sets up persistence to automatically restart the malware each time the user logs in.
In the last stage, EvilQuest launches a copy of itself and starts encrypting files, counting cryptocurrency wallet (“wallet.pdf”) and keychain related files, before eventually displaying ransom instructions to pay $50 within 72 hours or risk leaving the files locked.
The best way of avoiding the consequences of ransomware is to maintain a good set of backups,” Reed, director of Mac and mobile at Malwarebytes, concluded. “Keep at least two backup copies of all important data, and at least one should not be kept attached to your Mac at all times.” Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2020/07/macos-ransomware-attack.html


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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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
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