DigameXtra No. 1687 Saturday, July 25th 2020

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What’s On

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Live Music in Torrox from the Ayuntamiento:
-Saturday 25 July 22:30. Pl. de la Constitution with Juan Martin and Yulianna Lobach
-Saturday 25 July 22:30. Paseo Maritimo de El Morche with Dany Cantos
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Grand Opening- Joys Restaurant: Sat July 25th from 8pm.
Music from Fernando Paez, Jochen Janz, Jochen Heinen and the Rocket BoyZ. Food special.
Av Duque de Ahumada 16, 29602 Marbella.
Please reserve tables: 952 77 09 33


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Tony Roam Transport & Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 16 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 Aug 9th Arrive UK Aug 11th
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving UK 25th August Arrive Spain 27th August
Transportation, 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 2.5 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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Moonette Aromatic Skincare for 40+
We are a Torrox based company specialising in the creation of formulas which help prevent premature skin ageing
First 5 email contacts will receive our Rosehip Avocado Eye Cream as a gift
Recommended Retail Price 14€
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our lives. As we grow older however, our skin will become thinner, more sensitive, less firm and require the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulas which help reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and also by eliminating blemishes and imperfection.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration and cell revitalization, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering:
* A discount on future purchases to clients recycling containers
We are committed to the creation of effective products at affordable prices.
Free testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102.
Founder- Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


For Sale: Nice set of table and chair for sale, in lovely condition – €50.
Eva, Caleta del sol – Velez Malaga
eva_fritz @ hotmail . co . uk (no spaces)


For Sale: 2 single mattresses. bought from Eroski, budget mattress about 2 years ago for a spare bedroom but never used, we are now renovating the bedroom and these are now surplus as we are getting a king size mattress. Size 190mm x 900mm x 150mm deep. No marks, €60 for both
Call Andy 07715605517 English number
Email, andyscott65@gmail.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.


New local Covid-19 outbreak declared on the Costa del Sol with four cases, as Huelva trip tracing continues: On Friday SUR learned that at least 17 cases had been linked to this outbreak, and more were expected to be confirmed, as some direct contacts of the daytrippers were showing symtpoms of the illness.
So far some 400 people have been contacted in relation to this outbreak and PCR tests have been carried out on many of them. It is calculated that for every person who went on the coach trip, between 12 and 15 people are being assessed. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/24/local-covid-outbreak-declared-20200724164813.html


Spain records highest daily rise in coronavirus cases since May 8:
Spain has recorded its highest daily rise in new coronavirus cases since the beginning of the deescalation process, with 971 infections detected in 24 hours on Thursday, compared to Wednesday’s figure of 730. According to the latest figures from the Spanish Health Ministry, which now only offers disaggregated data from Monday to Friday, the daily rise of 241 new cases is the largest increase recorded since May 8, when the government began to roll back its coronavirus lockdown rules.
Replying to media questions at a government press conference on Thursday, María José Sierra, from the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts, said: “This may already be a second wave.” (Contradicted in the following article. -Ed.)
Norway will impose a quarantine on travelers and France has asked its citizens not to go to Catalonia. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-07-24/spain-records-highest-daily-rise-in-coronavirus-cases-since-may-8.html


Spanish foreign Minister says- ‘We are not facing a second wave,’ : With more than 28,000 people having died of Covid-19 in Spain and the number of cases being tested positive rising there is concern that there could be a second wave arriving. “However since there are many more tests being administered it is only natural that there will be more people found with the virus, and it does not mean that there is actually a rise, it just means we are finding more positive results through more testing” said Arancha Gonzalez Laya, The Spanish Foreign Minister. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/24/spanish-foreign-minister-says-we-are-not-facing-a-second-wave-video/


Man arrested for setting fire to a shop in Torrox after being denied entry for not wearing a mask: Local Police in Torrox arrested a 36-year-old man in the early hours of Saturday morning in connection with a fire at a Chinese bazaar on Calle Baja. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/24/arrested-setting-fire-shop-20200724120324-v.html


Ten thousand marijuana plants discovered in three greenhouses in the Axarquía: A routine patrol looking for illegal workers has led to the discovery of one of the largest marijuana plantations ever found in Malaga province: almost 10,000 plants, some of which were five feet tall, distributed across three greenhouses. The discovery took place on the morning of 10 June in an area called La Coronada, located between Algarrobo and Vélez-Málaga. PHOTO:SUR Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/24/thousand-marijuana-plants-discovered-20200724120322-v.html


GARMIN ALERT!- Smartwatch Maker Garmin Shuts Down Services After Ransomware Attack: Garmin, the maker of fitness trackers, smartwatches and GPS-based wearable devices, is currently dealing with a massive worldwide service interruption after getting hit by a targeted ransomware attack, an employee of the company told The Hacker News on condition of anonymity.
The company’s website and the Twitter account say, “We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin.com and Garmin Connect.”
“This outage also affects our call centers, and we are currently unable to receive any calls, emails or online chats. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and apologize for this inconvenience.”
As a result, the company yesterday was forced to temporarily shut down some of its connected services, including Garmin Express, Garmin Connect mobile, and the website—restricting millions of its users from accessing the cloud services or even syncing their watches locally to the app. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/07/garmin-ransomware-attack.html


Companies Start to Think Remote Work Isn’t So Great After All:
Projects take longer. Collaboration is harder. And training new workers is a struggle. ‘This is not going to be sustainable.’
Now, as the work-from-home experiment stretches on, some cracks are starting to emerge. Projects take longer. Training is tougher. Hiring and integrating new employees, more complicated. Some employers say their workers appear less connected and bosses fear that younger professionals aren’t developing at the same rate as they would in offices, sitting next to colleagues and absorbing how they do their jobs.
Months into a pandemic that rapidly reshaped how companies operate, an increasing number of executives now say that remote work, while necessary for safety much of this year, is not their preferred long-term solution once the coronavirus crisis passes.
“There’s sort of an emerging sense behind the scenes of executives saying, ‘This is not going to be sustainable,’” said Laszlo Bock, chief executive of human-resources startup Humu and the former HR chief at Google. No CEO should be surprised that the early productivity gains companies witnessed as remote work took hold have peaked and leveled off, he adds, because workers left offices in March armed with laptops and a sense of doom. “It was people being terrified of losing their jobs, and that fear-driven productivity is not sustainable,” Mr. Bock said. Full story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-start-to-think-remote-work-isnt-so-great-after-all-11595603397


Hundreds Tested on the Costa del Sol as Bus Trip Hikers Fall Sick!: The Costa del Sol is on alert for a potentially serious new outbreak of the coronavirus as some members of a group of hikers who had been to Huelva became sick.
A group of 16 hikers had been on a trip to Huelva, which is popular to hikers with its many cycling trails. On their return, it is reported that four of them fell ill and were taken to hospital where tests proved they had contracted COVID-19.
Emergency health services immediately contacted their counterparts in Huelva who tried to trace who the group had come in contact with- it turns to be around 400 people! Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/24/breakingnews-hundreds-tested-on-the-costa-del-sol-as-bus-trip-hikers-fall-sick/


Nerja has approved the request for municipal aid for the self-employed, and for small and medium-sized businesses: The Councillor for Commerce, Javier López, pointed out that “the amount of the subsidy will be a fixed amount, established at €4,000 for six-month full-time contracts, and €2,000 for six-month part-time contracts.” Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/24/shock-plan-for-unemployed/


Churches & Worship – Saturday issues only


Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King:
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: FB link
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com


Christian meeting hall: Just to inform all those DigameXtra readers who may be interested, every Sunday (God willing) at 11:00 am Calle Ros Alférez, Torre Del Mar  (not far behind the Catholic Church), we meet in the new Christian meeting hall in Torre del Mar. We call ourselves “Christians United”. As the logo suggests we are non-denominational, therefore all Christian denominations are welcome. The meetings will be friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify our God.
petcac @ gmail. com (no spaces)


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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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