DigameXtra No. 1679 Tuesday, July 14th 2020

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What’s On

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Opening of La Casa Terrrace Restaurant:
We have moved our restaurant from the main plaza in Torrox Pueblo to
Hotel La Casa on Calle Baja less than 200 metres from the Plaza!!
Our Terrace has the most amazing views so come and join us!!
we will be open for lunch 1pm until 4pm and Dinner 7pm -10pm
Monday to Saturday closed on Sundays.
Spaces are limited so booking is advised.
Our food is all freshly prepared and our menu changes seasonally.
We hope to see you soon
to reserve call 952535471/662039741
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036


Potters Bar & Terrace- Nerja: This week at Potters
-Wednesday 7pm: Due to popular demand Elias is performing again along with Jonny Serrano and Ricki on the drums. Strictly reservations only. €10 inc first free drink and basket meal.
-Friday: Fish and chips and live music with Paul Locky between 7pm and 9pm
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Bar Atila: Coming Events
-Sat July 18, 9pm. The Soul Brothers. Reservations required.
Sat July 25, 9pm. Honky Tonk Cats. Reservations required.
-Sat Aug 1, 9pm. Flying Dolphins. Reservations required.
-Sat Aug 8, 9pm. Queen tribute by Queen of Magic. Reservations required.
-Sat Aug 15, 9pm. Spanish Bee Gees. Reservations required.
-Sat Aug 22, 9pm. ABBA Experience tribute show. Reservations required.
-Sat Aug 29, 9pm. The Ultimate Cher & Kylie Show. Reservations required.
Calle Buena Vista 9, Puente Don Manuel
663 393 987


Paul Hayes Show live: Sat., July 18th 3-6pm. Los Amigos, Torrox Park.
+34 675 30 17 58


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar revised opening times for July & August Press Release:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening Tuesday 11.00 to 13.00 by appointment only. Friday 11.00 to 13.00. Sorry we cannot accept donations of books, clothes etc. at the moment.For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 Web site: www.lux-mundi.org . We would also like to invite you to become a Friend of Lux Mundi, please call in the Centre for more information.
-Tuesday . Opening Time 11.00 to 13.00 by appointment only.
-Friday – Coffee Morning, Shop & Books. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Wonderful news Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre is now open after Lock Down, with full health security facilities being followed. A great opportunity to meet friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of cake. Time to browse our boutique with a range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories. There is also a wide stock of second hand English books. You can also enjoy a little bit of paradise sitting in the garden which has been refurbished for social distancing purposes. We look forward to seeing you. Sorry we cannot accept donations of books, clothes etc. at the moment.


Special edition of ´Jazz en la Costa´ Almunecar: Diputación de Granada and the Almuñecar Town Hall have prepared a special edition of ´Jazz en la Costa´, with the objective of supporting the cultural and tourism sector of Almuñecar. Location is Parque El Majuelo. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm.
-July 22, Costa Jazz Quartet
-July 23 MAP, an extraordinary sound journey.
-July 24 you can enjoy musicians who are part of the exclusive and historic cast of jazz pioneers in Spain including the pianist, Chano Domínguez
-July 25, The finishing touch will be given by Andrea Motis, the trumpeter, composer and vocalist
Fest website: http://www.jazzgranada.es/festival-jazz-en-la-costa/jazz-en-la-costa-programa-2-2-2/
Tickets Info: http://www.jazzgranada.es/festival-jazz-en-la-costa/jazz-costa-venta-de-entradas-2-2/


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We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
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Wanted: Car Wash, does anybody know of a hand car wash place in the Torre del Mar area – for a convertible so can’t use an automatic wash
Thank you, Sue Leaker, Torre del Mar,
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Kayak. A very strong comfortable Kayak with paddles, 3.1 meters long. Never been stored outside in the sun but heavily scratched! Great for sea and beach use, you will not break it! 150 euros
Benajarafe, can deliver contact Bruce on 633457509 or


For Sale: Broken Delonghi bean to cup coffee machine. Powers up but will not take water from tank. For spares or repair 50€ Ono
Torrox costa. Matthew / Simon 671448072


For Sale, 2 items: Golf items
-Three Golf Drivers: Two Callaway and One Deep Red. 90 Euros for the Three. Will Not Split.
-Two Callaway Pencil Bags and One Callaway Travel Bag. 40 Euros for the Three. Will Not Split.
All 6 Items 110 Euros.
Contact Steve:- 616779066. Nerja


For Sale: Store Room. The location is in Nerja, in chimenea street area. It is at the street level so it is not a damp place what it makes it very good for furniture, clothes or other items storege. The size is 2 x 1,50 meters. In this Store-room size, as an example you can store in a chairs and boxes, a cupboard and boxes. The price 3.990 negotiable.
My name is Sonya and live in nerja.
Contact e-mail: sonya_ra@hotmail.com
contact tel. 658 569 700


For Sale: Harley Benton AC PRO 60 guitar and voice amplifier.
Perfectly working, very good sound quality. 1 x 8 (8 ohm) speaker 1 45w tweeter 2 inputs (jack, jack / xlr) channel 1: control for gain, bass, mids, treble, switch for treble / bass and contour channel 2: control for gain, bass, treble, mic / line switch ch1 / ch2 effects control balance mode switch control (reverb, plate, chorus / room, delay) master volume level auxiliary input mp3 input tuner output effects loop line output di xlr output balanced headphone output footswitch (effect on / off) dimensions: 346 x 280 x 346mm weight: 11kg.
Here you can hear the sound voice and guitar: https://youtu.be/IEsIxFE_p9E
130 euro. Dana / Nerja. Price not negotiable. See it here https://harleybenton.com/product/ac-pro-60/


For Sale: Oil-filled radiator. Due to air-con installation not required anymore. €20 Nerja. Pat.
email: pat Lockey at yahoo dot co dot uk or
WhatsApp on +447973174249


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.


Stricter face mask regulations come ito force across Andalucía on Wednesday: Masks will be compulsory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces said the regional president, Juanma Moreno, on Monday.
The president has urged the public to be responsible and observe the rule even though a social distance can be maintained. The stricter regulation comes into force at 00.00 hours on Wednesday. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/13/stricter-face-mask-regulations-20200713145012.html


Manchester City escape Champions League ban after CAS appeal: Manchester City have won their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over alleged financial fair play violations and are free to play in the Champions League next season, it was announced on Monday. Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/manchester-city/story/4112451/manchester-city-escape-champions-league-ban-after-cas-appeal


Andalucía’s longest zip wire prepares to open in Alhaurín de la Torre: The 1,300-metre-long attraction, overlooking the Costa del Sol, will be part of Sunview Park Adventure, due to open in August. The zip wire, called ‘Supertirolina VK Twin’ has been developed by the specialist firm Vertikalist. It stretches for 1,350 metres and has taken 28 weeks to build. Once operating it could be used by up to 600 people a day. The park will also include a small kiosk bar at first, although the family’s idea is to gradually increase the services available. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/13/andalucia-longest-wire-prepares-20200713143455.html


DigameXtra Editorial #2
The Rise of Almost Fake News (AFN) and The Curse of Clickbait:
News sources are mainly on the internet and television now as print media continues to shrink in popularity. While some news websites are now behind paywalls requiring a paid subscription to view, most still provide free content. As such, they rely on readers to click on items in their websites to generate income for the content they provide you. It does not have to be ads you click on for them to benefit, although that is a major income source. Websites are valued by how much traffic they receive. This is measured by the number of visits (hits) and clicked items. Any visit/click on their site adds to the total daily visits/clicks, thus increasing the value of the website. In order to gain as many clicks as possible mosy media outlets have abandoned journalistic integrity and now post “clickbait” headlines. While most of us are aware of blatant fake news sources online (as we were aware of scandal-sheet newspapers) and usually ignore them as “internet litter”, many formerly reliable news sources are now posting dubious articles, often with very misleading headlines, just to gain clicks. Editors are forced to prioritize click attractiveness over accurate information to maximize profitability. Thus the birth of “Almost Fake News” (AFN).
AFN distorts the facts of the story to make it appear ar if it is a huge breaking news item you must click on. Writers will take a quote from an informal speech or interview or gov’t comittee meeting and then write about it as if it is the new policy for some gov’t before it is a done deal. For instance, you see a headline that says “The Prime Minister Declares Curfiew”. So you panic and click it, only to discover at the bottom of the article it mentioned that this was only proposed by the PM and must still be formally debated and voted on! AFN! Or a headline reads, “Gov’t to Distribute Billions to the Needy”, when in fact the Congress had simply passed a small bill creating a committee to investigate the prospect, long before any funding has ever been committed.
We see that here in Spain with AFN headlines declaring the gov’t will distribute relief funds, when these rely to some extent on Spain receiving EU Bailout funds that have not yet been approved. The real story is that the topic is being negotiated, not that the funds are actually available.
Other examples of AFN are:
-Any proposal or concept can be presented with a headline suggesting that it is a fait accompli, but when clicked on you discover the article is written in a “what if this happened” fashion, totally supposition. Authors like this writing device as it frees them from relying on facts. Basically fiction presented as news. AFN!
“-Expert Says (pick a disaster) Looming” headline, yet reading the article reveals it is based on some obscure journal article by an academic discussing what might happen in some unlikely scenario. AFN!
These belong on the Opinions Page, or From Our Correspondent, or the Editorial Page, not as frontpage headlines. But desperate for clicks they appear on the frontpage. They don’t care if you continue to read once you’ve discovered the article was deceptively titled; by then they have your clicks.
But then this is just my humble opinion,
Naythan, Editor

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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/
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