DigameXtra No. 1713 Wednesday, August 26th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

 

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DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop may only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.

DigameXtra Days Off: DigameXtra will not be publishing on Saturday, August 29. Saturday issues will resume in September.

 

What’s On

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CANCELLED- All Costa Almeria capital shows cancelled due to Covid-19 surge: Events will be rescheduled when the pandemic situation “is more favourable,” the department statement added. Affected shows include children’s theatre, flamenco and performances by Almeria City Orchestra and by violinist Ara Malikian.  Source Link

 

El Majuelo park: At the foot of the Castillo de San Miguel in Almuñecar, it is a botanical and archaeological park with a large Roman site and areas showing the different architectural styles of the eight Andalucian provinces plus a route that allows visitors to ‘travel’ and enjoy the pleasures of nature from the different subtropical countries of the world. The park entrances are located on Avenida de Europa and Calle Geranios. Open everyday from 8am – 10pm. PHOTO:Ayto de Almunecar

 

Prince Tribute- The Purple Revolution: Thomas Henry brings his acclaimed eight piece show to the Salon, showcasing 20 years of Prince hits.
Thursday Sept 3rd thru Sunday Sept 6th
The Box Office is open for telephone bookings each weekday 11:00 to 14:30. Booking by phone only. 952 474 542
Salon Varietes Theater, Fuengirola  FB Page

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
There will be no summer break this year and I will be available throughout August.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.

 

Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com

 

DoctorLaptop’s famous Annual Clean & TuneUp Service €60: For Windows & Mac. New “fileless” malware formats evade standard anti-virus programs, making it difficult for typical users to “dis-infect” computers themselves with free, consumer level tools.  If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance an annual professional servicing with advanced professional grade tools is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? If you did, the engine replacement will cost far more than if you had properly maintained it with an oil change once or twice a year. It’s the same with computers, you should do a quick cleanup yourself once a month, and get an annual professional service. I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files and permissions, replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use a 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, clean out junk files/logs/history/etc., update Windows/Mac+all drivers+programs and finally optimize your settings and registry for fastest overall performance. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete.
ALSO: Business computer maintenance & security service, if you think you’ve been hacked, let me do the cleanup and recovery, and I can even track down the source. Free shopping service, send me your requirements, I’ll find you the best deals!
Windows, Apple/Mac, Linux and Android all serviced.
Contact: doctorlaptop AT protonmail DOT com or call 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap). Please do not use the DigameXtra email for DoctorLaptop business. Always include the make, model, and version of Windows/Mac installed when emailing for support.

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga is now fully open!
We have started to receive clients but by appointment only. It is wonderful to finally be able to have visitors! We are of course following the legal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
The summer is a great time to plant Vetiver as this plant is indigenous to India. Vetiver loves the heat of summer to grow. Vetiver is often used as a wind barrier in the fall and winter months. Vetiver is the best plant to stabilise erosion prone locations before the first fall rains come. We have plenty of plants in stock for either pickup or delivery via the Spanish Correos.
It is always a great way to spend a day in the garden.
We also have Moringa seeds, Lemon Grass, Moringa seedlings and now our new product, Organic Moringa Powder. If you do not know the medicinal powers of Moringa you can check it out here. https://www.vetiverspain.org/moringa-oleifera-.html
This month we have some specials for both pickup and shipments.
Contact: David y Anna
www DOT vetiverspain DOT com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
Cell and WhatsApp: (34) 692 288 657

Vetiver
Lemon Grass

 

 

 

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Up cycled Castillan table with 4 matching chairs. Stripped back to natural and waxed with some chalk paint Price 180€
-Mirror Width 134cms Length 55cms Price 35€ ( slight mark on mirror )
-Matching coffee table 120cms wide 60cms deep 51cms high Price 85€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Gelato – chef Ice Cream Maker Capacity 1 1/2 Litre includes instructions & recipes 95 Euros
-Domestic Portable Refrigerator Operates from mains electric, bottle
gas & car battery Capacity 41litres Model number RC 2200. 150 Euros
-Yamaha C35 Electone ( Electronic Organ ) 2 Keyboards, Multi Instrumental sounds. Many hours of enjoyment at your fingertips 325Euro
Contact- Sancia, Arenas Campo.
Mobile 634 311 746

 

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.

 

Coronavirus contact tracing app now available in Malaga province: Radar Covid, which is free, uses Bluetooth technology and anonymously informs users if they have spent at least 15 minutes within two metres of a person who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous 14 days.
Search for ‘Radar COVID’ in the App Store for iPhones or Google Play Store for Android. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202008/24/coronavirus-contact-tracing-available-20200824171537.html

 

Spanish Government to back regional chiefs should they request a localized State of Alarm: Prime minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday opened up the possibility of individual regions being able to request the declaration of a state of alarm in their territory (or part of it) in order to impose stricter measures against the spread of Covid-19, including localised lockdowns. Regional chiefs would have to bring the case to Congreso for debate before such measures can be approved. Full story:
http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202008/25/pedro-sanchez-opens-door-20200825134312.html

 

Nerja Foreigners Department announces that British residents in Spain who already have a green resident card or certificate may now change it for a new TIE card at Torre del Mar police station: To avoid overcrowding, the National Police has decided to bring forward the date to start applying for this new Residencia. So during the transition period up to December 2020, if you wish, you can voluntarily change your green Residencia for a TIE card.
Nerja Foreigners Department has now moved to the Tourist Office, just a few doors below from where it was before. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 10.00 to 12.30, only with appointments by sending an email to extranjeros@nerja.es or phoning (00 34) 952 548 401.
Full details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/25/brits-in-spain-can-now-change-to-new-tie-card/

 

Wizz Air to fly from Malaga to Doncaster: This connection will operate twice a week from 23 October, leaving Malaga on Mondays and Fridays. Seats are now on sale from 24.99 euros for a one-way ticket. Source:
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202008/21/wizz-from-malaga-doncaster-20200821113251-v.html

 

Apple Spam- Popular iOS SDK Caught Spying on Billions of Users and Committing Ad Fraud: It seems that Apple mobile devices are fast becoming the source of choice for spammers to collect data used to flood you with targeted ads and spam across all platforms.
A popular iOS software development kit (SDK, a reusable piece of code that developers use rather than write their own code for a particular function in their app) used by over 1,200 apps—with a total of more than a billion mobile users—is said to contain malicious code with the goal of perpetrating mobile ad-click fraud and capturing sensitive information.
The SDK component allows it to collect URLs, device identifiers, IP Address, operating system version, and other user sensitive data from compromised apps to a remote logging server. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/08/ios-sdk-ad-fraud.html

 

Double Trouble- Hurricane Laura & Tropical Storm Marco: 500,000 ordered to evacuate along Texas & Louisiana coasts. The NHC said it expects Laura to be a major hurricane – a Category 3 storm or stronger – when it makes landfall. It also said the storm will strengthen significantly until Wednesday night. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency last weekend to prepare for Laura and Tropical Storm Marco, which made landfall Monday night.
ITALIC Photo- Hurricane Laura is seen at the southern end of the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. It is forecast to arrive somewhere between east Texas and western Louisiana late Wednesday or early Thursday. Image courtesy NOAA/NHC
Full story: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/08/23/Hurricane-Laura-expected-to-be-major-storm-when-it-hits-US/8601598187176/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

Humour Section

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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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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

Taxi
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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