DigameXtra No. 1685 Thursday, July 23rd 2020

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La Herradura Blues Festival, 7th edition: Tickets for sale at Coral Bookstore in the Horseshoe, Ecuador Travel in Almuñécar, Palacete la Najarra (tourism office) Almuñécar and on internet platform:
Home Page. Telephone info on 603822827.
VII Blues Festival Horseshoe Edition. The Rafael Amargo Festival will open, with a new and original show; fusion Danza and Blues… will be accompanied by the great saxophonist of Blues Agustín Sánchez and the great pianist Estani Peinado who are part of the Blues Band of Granada … And will close the festival in quartet Patricia Kraus, daughter of Alfredo Kraus. A voice with soul of Blues, elegant and hearted. See you on August 22th at the Carlos III Castle of the Horseshoe… and on August 14th at 22.00 pm. The Blues Band of Granada will perform at the Independence Square of the Horseshoe as an event parallel to the festival.


Blues Route in Antequera: July 30 thru Aug 1st. Some of the best Blues Bands from the south of Spain. This year is set up as a Blues route to avoid any social distancing issues and a way for you to get to experience different acts. This is brought to you by Club Cambayá and for sure will be an amazing weekend of Blues. Visit website for full lineup including The Lito Blues Band, The Blues Stompers and Richard Ray Farrell among others!
Tfnos. 952702233 – 674045174 11am-1pm weekdays


Senor Blues: Restaurante Mis Tapitas, 25 July 9pm. Puente Don Manuel.


The Cazbah Live Lounge- Mijas: August Lineup
AUG1- The Cazbah GRAND OPENING, Sat 11 PM
AUG7- Skadeinados, Fri 11 PM
AUG13- Leroy Onestone And The Wisehouse Band, Thu 10:30 PM
AUG14- Queen Of Magic, Fri 11 PM
AUG15- Five Minutes Memory, Sat 11 PM
AUG21- Money Makers, Fri 11 PM
AUG22- Pop FM. Sat 11 PM ·
AUG27- Bitter Juice. Thu 10:30 PM
AUG28- Miss Gin, Fri 11 PM
AUG29- Hawaiian Night With Revival, The Cazbah Live Lounge
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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


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We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income from in the next few months? If you do, we have professionals who are looking for longer term rentals. Especially on the coast from Rincon de la Victoria to Torre del Mar. We have the contacts, you have the property – list with us and we will work hard to make your property work for you!
Our offer is comprehensive, including all aspects of property management, one off or regular cleans, holiday changeovers and key holding.
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For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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Interpreter: After nearly three months moratorium on doctor and hospital appointments, we’re in business again, to some extent. There are still some cancellations with dialogue, by phone with the doctor, but on the whole, it’s business as usual.
So…. you may need an interpreter .
I am she !!
Fifteen years working in the hospital as a volunteer, and the last ten years with my own clients, gives me all the experience needed to help you when you are talking to your doctor or specialist.
I charge a flat, reasonable fee. I don’t charge by the hour.
Do give me a call, even if it’s only for information. I may be able to help.
Pamela, 609040709, Algarrobo


Dog Care: Hello, we are Silvia and Mario. We have daycare and dog lodging in our house, we live next to the Morche church. In Torrox Costa. We have an apartment where our doggy clients live together as a family (without cages or kennels), they go for walks 4 times a day. They sleep in our room, each one in her bed, they watch the T.V.. next to us on the couch. We have been doing this for 2 and a half years with great love. Any question write me by WhatsApp 0034- 666-782 766


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Display cabinet Measurements Width 80cms Depth 31cms Height 159cms Price 45€
-Large picture 25€
-Glass top granite/ marble coffee table. Measurements Length 140cms Width 80cms Height 50cms Price 20€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Cement mixer. 135 litre cement mixer. Very little usage
50 euros. Geoff. Torrox campo. More pics on request.


For Sale, 2 items: Both purchased in 2018 and only used a couple of times:
– portable air conditioner brand Kunft, bought at Worton for 199 Euro, selling for 100 Euros
– portable air conditioner brand Pur Line Rafy 51, selling for 75 Euros
Contact Yolanda, Sayalonga, phone/WhatsApp (+34) 600 79 43 25 or email yodewilde @ gmail. com (no spaces)


For Sale: 43” Flat screen tv €100
This LG tv is in excellent condition and would make for a good second tv or for a rental property
Make: LG ; Model: 43LF510V ; Bought: 2016
Complete with: TV remote, Instruction books, Power cable, 4 x HDMI port switch
Condition: Like new.
I live near Comares but can meet anywhere on the coast
Contact Roy on 682 890 361 or email vel360303@gmail.com


For Sale: 2 Cepsa gas bottles 10€ each. Near Vinuela/Los Romanes. Tom, 634327738.


For Sale: Sofa 3 seats (175cm), grey velvet, brandnew, still in package. Wrong delivery. 300 euro. Buyer collects Competa campo. Erik.
er95de@gmail.com ; 666282893


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation: I would like to recommend Steve Bone – Osteopath/Physiotherapist. I went to him with a back in spasm and he gave me a very thorough examination prior to treatment with hot stones and some manipulation which really relieved the pain. He is based in Nerja and his number is: 601630811
Best Regards, Bill Ogilvie, 635137617


Wanted Carrier Bags Tails Charity Shop Torrox: Tails number one shop Torrox opp Russell’s need carrier Bags Please if you have any could you drop them off at the Charity Shop we are really desperate for them . Opening times are between 10 o/c and 2 o/c Monday to Saturday. Your help will be much appreciated. Dorothy Allen. 951834488


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Pet Travel between EU and UK: Pet owners warned about four-month waiting period. At present the EU Pet Passport scheme allows for fairly frictionless travel for four-legged companions but that will no longer apply to the UK once the transition period ends.
From January, the UK needs to become a listed country in order to keep restrictions on pet travel light. But with just five months to go this has not been agreed, and the UK still needs to thrash out a raft of other agreements with the EU, as well as the small matter of a trade deal.
The UK government’s Brexit web page is therefore now telling pet owners: “To make sure your pet is able to travel from the UK to the EU from 1 January 2021, you should contact your vet at least 4 months before travelling to get the latest advice.” Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200715/pet-owners-told-to-allow-four-months-preparation-time-for-travel-between-eu-and-uk-from-january


Costa del Sol’s nightlife finds itself under serious threat: The Junta of Andalucia will be considering what move to take next to limit the spread of the virus. This could potentially mean all nightclubs and late-night cocktail bars closing at 10:00 p.m. as has been done in Gandia, Costa Blanca, if not a complete closure. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/22/costa-del-sols-nightlife-under-serious-threat/


Researchers say blood test can detect cancer years before symptoms: A team led by researchers in China say the non-invasive blood test – called PanSeer – detects cancer in 95% of individuals who have no symptoms but later receive a diagnosis. “We demonstrated that five types of cancer can be detected through a DNA methylation-based blood test up to four years before conventional diagnosis,” the team wrote in the journal Nature Communications.
They said the test was unlikely to be predicting cancer but rather picking up on cancerous growths that had not yet caused symptoms or been spotted by other methods. Full story: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jul/21/researchers-unveil-test-that-can-detect-cancer-years-before-symptoms


New Android Malware Now Steals Passwords For Non-Banking Apps Also: Chief among its features are stealing user credentials, intercepting SMS messages, hijacking notifications, and even recording keystrokes from the targeted apps, in addition to being capable of hiding from antivirus software.
“The target list of non-financial apps contains famous applications such as but not limited to Tinder, TikTok, PlayStation, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter, Grinder, VK, Netflix, Uber, eBay, Amazon, Reddit and Tumblr,” the researchers told The Hacker News.
There is no user fix, it is up to the banking groups to ensure the integrity of the apps they provide. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/07/android-password-hacker.html


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

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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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