DigameXtra No. 1723 Tuesday, Sept. 8th 2020

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Please don’t use bizarre email spellings in post contact info.
Exchanging AT for @, or dot for the period, is ok. If you use any other confusing spelling I will change it to this format, example At email d0T com. I’ve had complaints from readers who are having their post replies returned for incorrect email addresses. Every time, it is one of these bizarrely coded email address causing the problem.
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-These days it is SOP (standard operating proceedure) to make a second email account to use for public posting and receiving emails from strangers, seperate from their private account used for business and personal contacts.
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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
Stunning terrace restaurant, make the most of the end of summer.
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch 1pm – 4pm and dinner 7pm -10.30pm.
-This Friday we have one table remaining for our special dinner with live music night. Three couse dinner menu and music with Steve Milburn & Friends €25.
-Tuesday 29th September join us for our wine tasting and tapa evening, 5 specially selected wines with food pairings and guest talk from the bodega only €22.50. Limited spaces so book early.
-Don´t forget our afternoon tea for 2 people or more only €12.50 per person, freshly made finger sandwiches with salmon and cucumber and egg mayonaise, home-made cakes and scones and of course Énglish´tea. Add cava to make it extra special!!
More special events coming uo in October.
Call us on 952535471 for more details and to reserve a table.


Bar Atila: The brilliant Lee Townsend!
Saturday 12th September starting at 9.00pm
So if you want to see good live music, reserve your table now.
We will be providing a hot & cold buffet at 10 euros per person.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table. Puente don Manuel
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)


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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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Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
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Warren Car Valeting?: Does anyone know whether Warren Philips from Comares is still operating his excellent car valeting service? We have tried his phone and email without success. We should be grateful for any info. Judith, Nerja
judithmbuchanan at gmail dot com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Moonette Aromatic Skincare for 40+
*We are a Torrox based company specializing in the creation of formulas which help prevent premature skin ageing*
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.
Recognizing 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
Free testers of eye cream, face cream, and body cream are available on request. You can also try out testers in 2 beauty salons in Torre del Mar and Puente Don Manuel (Alcaucin).
September Sale- 10% discount if you purchase 2 items in a phone or an email order. To find out more or to order, please call us on 650 044 102.
Founder- Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


For Sale: Water filter system, installed.
This system is able to eliminate the 95% of dissolved solids plus, 99% of organic compounds and reduce up to 99% of chlorine from current tap pressure.
With this 5 stages systems we improve smell, taste and quality drinking water.
It produces enough water to satisfy a family and can be fitted hidden under the sink in the kitchen. Say goodbye to buying bottled water. You will pay less money.
The cost of the water filtration equipment is 119,50€ and it requires the installation under the sink, send me please a picture of your sink to make the quote of the labour.
Oscar Pinazo, 605 59 00 11 (Also WhatsApp), Torrox.
Email: reparacionespinazo@gmail.com


For Sale: Kelly Hoppen kingsize bedspread. Colour: Blush. Reversible – brushed finish one side, satin finish the other. €15. Alcaucin but can meet Puente or Eroski. More pics on request.
Linda, phone 0044 771 150 6475
Email: linda_allix@hotmail.com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Stone bowls. 9 pieces. € 35
-Framed painting (frame is beautiful and much more valuable than the picture) € 35
-Room divider €35
Saskia, Torrox Costa 627684256
Vincedvvo @ Hotmail com


For Sale: Wooden mask. €30. It is between 35 and 40 cm high. In Nerja. I can take it to Torrox, El morche or Torre del Mar, too.
My e-mail: sonya_ra@hotmail.com
Please, contact me by e-mail and
I will give you my tel. number. My name is Sonya.


Wanted: Garden shredder. We are looking for a garden shredder, does anyone have one for sale? Mitch, Canillas de Albaida campo
mitchbanjo@hotmail.com ; 616 891 473


Recommendations & Requests


Translaters: Please does any one know why the Translaters are no longer available in the Amblatoria in Nerja? James / Nerja wilymot@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.


The 5G Rollout Is Here: European telecoms operators are starting to roll out 5G to consumers and businesses, offering super-fast download speeds for smartphone users and supporting so-called smart devices and factories. Telefonica launched a nationwide 5G service last Tuesday, with the goal of bringing the next-generation mobile internet to 75% of the Spanish population this year. Orange started on Monday offering 5G service in the central areas of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Malaga at no additional cost.
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-orange-spain-5g/orange-launches-5g-network-in-five-spanish-cities-idUSKBN25Y11G


Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona: Messi confirmed he would not be moving because the option of a free transfer was no longer on the table. He told Goal Spain: “I thought and was sure that I was free to leave. The president always said that at the end of the season I could decide if I stayed or not.”
“Now they cling to the fact that I did not say it before June 10, when it turns out that on June 10 we were competing for LaLiga in the middle of this awful coronavirus, and this disease altered all the season. This is the reason why I am going to continue with the club. Now I am going to continue because the president told me that the only way to leave was to pay the €700m clause, and this is impossible.” Source: https://www.beinsports.com/en/laliga/news/lionel-messi-to-stay-at-barcelona/1537307


I’ve Been Warning About Internet Cloud Services For Years, Now Italy Has Opened 6 Investigations: Italy’s CNMC will investigate Apple, Google & Dropbox for abuses of User’s data and everything related to what they do with your data after a service cancellation.
The Italian body also will focus its investigations on some clauses and practices that could be abusive, such as the broad capacity of companies to suspend and interrupt their services, their total lack of responsibility in the event of loss of documents hosted in the users’ personal cloud, the possibility of unilaterally modifying contracts and the priority of the version in English of these contracts over Italian.
Source, English summary: https://spainsnews.com/the-italian-cnmc-opens-six-investigations-against-google-apple-and-dropbox/
Some text translated from Spanish original: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-cnmc-italiana-abre-seis-investigaciones-contra-google-apple-y-dropbox-202009071640_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fspainsnews.com%2Fthe-italian-cnmc-opens-six-investigations-against-google-apple-and-dropbox%2F


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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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