DigameXtra No. 1677 Saturday, July 11th 2020

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Evening Market: Scirocco bar Puente don Manuel Thursday 16th July.
New artisan crafts market at the beautiful Scirocco bar from 6pm to sunset with DJ
And food Thursday 16th July -12 stalls with fashion and handmade clothes and silver jewelry Indian textiles Nia’s famous chutneys olive wood products Superfoods Aloe Vera creams Tarot card readings and massage.
maggieculver77 AT yahoo d0t com


New Christian meeting hall: Just to inform all those Digamextra readers who may be interested, on Sunday July 19th at 11:00 am Calle Ros Alférez 7. Torre Del Mar (not far behind the Catholic Church) God willing; we hope to open the new Christian meeting hall in Torre del Mar. Our vision is for it to be a place where bible believing Christians come together to worship, pray, and share. of course we also hope that those who are seeking to know more about the Christian faith will also join with us. As the logo suggests we are non-denominational, therefore all Christian denominations are welcome. The meetings will be friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. We have no paid personnel. that is to say; no one gets paid for any service in our Christian meeting house. our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter, my email address is petcac@gmail.com


Dine with the Animals in a colonial India Jungle Setting on the Costa del Sol: Bioparc in Fuengirola is introducing a new evening experience, Dinners in the Jungle created by top chef Lara Roguez of the Kraken Restaurant at the Gijon Aquarium. This special dining experience will run every night in July and August with the added bonus that the park will remain open until midnight for diners to enjoy. Read more at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/10/dine-with-the-animals-in-a-jungle-setting-on-the-costa-del-sol/


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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 UK July 26th Arrive Torrox July 28th
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain Aug 9th Arrive UK Aug 11th
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.
Full £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
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
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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MS Bespoke Joinery: We’ve all had plenty of time to see which jobs need doing around the house. Now’s the time to think about getting them sorted!
With over 30 years experience in all aspects of Carpentry and Joinery in the UK and Spain, I am able to offer my services along the Costa del Sol, including inland.
Range of skills include:
1st and 2nd fix Carpentry
Wood flooring installation
Bespoke Joinery — doors, windows, etc.
Custom made furniture
Fitted wardrobes
Kitchen fitting and refurbishment
No job too small — furniture repair, flat-pack construction, shelving, etc.
Contact Mick at +34 696161 951 or +44 7575 597060
Email: CoExGal@aol.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Moonette Organic & Aromatic Skincare:
We are a small company based in Torrox, Málaga. We are passionate about health, beauty and aromatherapy. As the founder of Moonette, I firmly believe that the use of aromatherapy cosmetics is one of the best-kept secrets for producing healthy and well cared for skin, taking advantage of the beneficial properties of essential oils that have been used for hundreds of years.
The skin, our largest organ, plays a vital role in our health because it is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to invest in suitable products for good skin care. At Moonette we specialize in creating formulas which prevent premature skin ageing and reduces the appearance of the signs of ageing by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, along with the removal of blemishes and imperfection. During the development of our products we keep in mind that over time, the skin becomes thinner and more sensitive and less firm. Therefore, it requires the use of specific ingredients for treating mature skin. We do this by providing skin with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration and cell revitalization, all of which are from the finest pure botanical oils and natural ingredients. In this way, we do not need to add any artificial, harmful or aggressive ingredients.
We also feel the urgency to reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. One of the actions we’ve taken is to encourage regular customers to recycle and reuse their Moonette skincare containers as much as possible. Customers who recycle the empty containers will receive a small discount on future purchases. At present, we are testing out this scheme in our local community Axarquia and in Malaga.
We are committed to creating easy-to-apply, high-quality and affordable products.
You can order by phone 650 044 102,
by email margaret@moonette.es
or online www.moonette.es  & Moonette FB Link
Founder- Margaret Gosling


For Sale: Heston Blumenthal “the Boss To Go” blender BPB550
Heston Blumenthal are the ultimate in kitchen appliances, I have a blender which is unused and deserves a good home. Ice cold smoothies are it’s specialty.
Look it up at sageappliances.co.uk
Complete and as new with additional goblet, recipe and operating instructions €50, more pics on request.
Phone Alan on 952 555 517 (landline), any time after 2pm Caleta de Vélez


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.


Hot Summer: Accuweather.com is forcasting daily high temps in Nerja to reach 30C by next week and then to break 30C everyday until the second week of September. Nerja is typically a bit cooler than inland towns, so expect higher temps there.
The period from July 19 thru Aug 6 is projected to be exceptionally hot for Nerja with daily highs of 33-34C. Source: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/daily-weather-forecast/302197


Capacity controls had to be enforced at 29 locations on the Malaga coastline last weekend: The majority of these incidents, according to those consulted by SUR, were people not respecting the minimum distance of two metres, the use of balls and other inflatables and a disregard of monitors by repeat offenders. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/10/junta-resumes-aula-collaboration-20200710091627-v.html


Spanish researchers develop treatment that drastically cuts mortality in critically ill Covid-19 patients: Researchers at Spain’s Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) in Elche have announced that they have developed a stem-cell treatment which can decrease the mortality rate in Covid-19 sufferers who are in a critical condition from the current average of 85 percent to 15 percent. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200709/spanish-researchers-develop-treatment-that-drastically-cuts-mortality-in-critically-ill-covid-19-patients


Key part of the Malaga and Granada high-speed rail link will be ready by the end of the year: The cities of Malaga and Granada could be connected by AVE high-speed train by the end of this year, or early 2021 at the latest. The key part of the works which will enable the service to begin is the new Antequera-Ciudad station, which is now around 80 per cent complete. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/10/part-malaga-granada-high-20200710091634-v.html


Travel between Spain and the UK after July 10th- What’s running and what are the rules?: The UK apart from Scotland has lifted the previously required 14-day quarantine for travellers from Spain to Britain. Here are the travel options available in early July and the measures in place in both countries you should be aware of. Read the full article with detailed info on all modes of transport: https://www.thelocal.es/20200710/travel-between-spain-and-the-uk-after-july-10th-whats-running-and-what-are-the-rules


Jet2 cancel all Scottish flights to Spain: In a shock announcement Jet2 has cancelled all flights from Scotland to Spain as a result of the 14-day quarantine rule still being in place.
Passengers travelling into Scotland from Spain have to go into isolation for 14 days after Nicola Sturgeon confirmed she would not yet allow an “air bridge” with the country. The company says they now plan to resume travel to the area on July 25 instead. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/10/breaking-news-jet2-cancel-all-scottish-flights-to-spain/


Where to swim outdoors if you don’t like sea water:
-Embalse del Guadalhorce, Malaga. Less than an hour’s drive north-west of Malaga is this reservoir. With it’s soft sandy banks this is a great place for swimming, kayaking and enjoying nature.
VID https://youtu.be/IAZ9S50iZ7I
-Fuentes de Algar, Alicante. When you get fed up of fighting for a space on the beach in Benidorm, head inland for the tranquility of these natural springs. Undoubtedly one of the jewels of Alicante province.
-Zahara de la Sierra, Cadiz province, Andalucia.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20200616/ten-incredible-natural-swimming-spots-in-spain

Zahara de la Sierra
Fuentes de Algar



Windows 7 Hack Alert- Do Not Use ZOOM On Windows 7 or Earlier Systems: Despite having gone obsolete on Jan 14th some people insist on continuing to use Windows 7. To successfully exploit the zoom vulnerability, all an attacker needs to do is trick a Zoom user using Win 7 into performing some typical action like opening a received document file. No security warning is triggered or shown to the user at the time of the attack. Until Zoom releases a fix for the issue, users can temporarily stop using the Zoom client on their older versions of Windows, or update their OS to a newer version. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/07/zoom-windows-security.html


Android Hack Alert- Joker Malware Apps Once Again Bypass Google’s Security to Spread via Play Store: First discovered in 2017, Joker is one of the most prevalent kinds of Android malware, notorious for perpetrating billing fraud and its spyware capabilities, including stealing SMS messages, contact lists, and device information. As of January 2020, Google has removed more than 1,700 apps submitted to the Play Store over the past three years that had been infected with the malware. To achieve the capability of subscribing the users to premium services without their knowledge or consent, the Joker utilized two main components — the Notification Listener as a part of the original application, and a dynamic dex file loaded from the C&C server to perform the registration.
For users who’ve installed any of the infected apps, it’s worth checking your mobile and transaction history to see if there are any suspicious payments that you don’t recognize. Also, make sure to carefully scrutinize your permissions for every app installed on your Android device. The newly discovered rouge apps are listed in the photo below, click to enlarge. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/07/joker-android-mobile-virus.html


Spain’s nominee loses Eurogroup presidency in surprise defeat: Nadia Calviño was backed by Germany, France and Italy, and the reversal weakens the Spanish position ahead of a key summit on an EU coronavirus recovery fund.
The decision could have an impact on the upcoming summit on an EU recovery fund to help countries bounce back from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Spain, one of Europe’s worst-hit countries, supports a distribution of funds where grants play a large role, while some member states are pushing for this money to take the form of loans. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-07-10/spains-nominee-loses-eurogroup-presidency-in-surprise-defeat.html


Microplastics and parasites- A look inside the fish of the Western Mediterranean: Study finds a correlation between the presence of small synthetic fibers and the prevalence of worms in the guts of sardines and anchovies, two of the most commercialized species.
One theory is that the parasites could already be on the plastic at the time that the fish swallows the latter. Another possibility revolves around the river areas where waste is discharged, which makes the water dirtier and attracts more parasites.
Scientists have known for some time about the presence of microplastics in fish. In a recent article published in Environmental Pollution, Spanish researchers noted that over 65% of deep-sea shrimp on the Catalan coast have synthetic fibers in their stomachs and intestinal tracts. As for anchovies, it was proven last year that 83.3% of analyzed individuals had ingested microplastics in the eastern Mediterranean, while an earlier study found 90% of analyzed anchovies in the Adriatic Sea had plastics in their stomachs. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-07-10/microplastics-and-parasites-a-look-inside-the-fish-of-the-western-mediterranean.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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