DigameXtra No. 1725 Thursday, Sept. 10th 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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-It will not prevent spammer email harvesting. Today’s Artificial Intelligence powered email harvesters are not fooled by these simple spelling tricks.
-If you get spam email, it is far more likely your email address was taken from your own email account provider or What’s App or Fakebook. These all get hacked regularly, and their employees often get caught selling email lists to bolster their incomes. Also, any free on-line service you use that has your email address very likely sells it; read the User Agreement fine print and you will often discover they admit “we may share your email with our partners”, that is the price of using the “free” service.
-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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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


Ice Cream Tasting Tour: Between September 10 and 27 the ice cream shops in Torrox are having a promotion called ‘Quédate helado en el Mejor Clima de Europa’. Ask for a registration card at the shop. Go to all the shops on the card to make a purchase and to get your card stamped. You must score them from one to five. You will pay €3 each. Completed cards can be submitted at the Tourism office before September 30. At that time you will receive a gift and will also enter the draw for six batches of two litres of ice cream each and €150 to spend in one of the restaurants in the municipality to be exchanged during the month of October 2020.


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Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income?
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!
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For Sale : Petrol Strimmer AL-KO BC 4125
Traces of usage but in good working condition. Tecnical service just done ( Velez Malaga specialist), simply not using anymore. 85 Euros, pick up only / Torrox Campo area. Contact Anne : 685 247 505


Wanted: Cloth nappies. Anywhere to buy cloth nappies local to Velez Malaga please? Thank you. Lynn, Velez
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Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation- Pablo’s Restaurante: A friend and I went to Pablo’s for dinner Tuesday evening. We took a table on the large covered terrace. We both ordered the BBQ Brasilena buffet. We each received a plate of fries and another full dinner plate of salad with a very nice mustard vinagarette dressing. Then the chef brought over skewers of roasted beef and several cuts of pork, which he sliced off portions from, plus chicken wings, one meat at a time as we cleared our plates making space for the next offering. He must have made 7 trips to our table delivering meat. When we had our fill of meat, we were treated to slices of cinnimon spiced BBQ whole pineapple. We each had 2 bottles of San Miguel. Total bill for the 2 of us was only €27, and we each received a shot of liqueur when the bill was presented. I strongly suggest you give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. Other menu items are pastas, steak, salads and more. I am looking forward to trying the fresh pasta with white clam sauce. The host/chef is a polyglot, speaking English, Spanish, German and Italian, (and maybe more?) and was very welcoming. Near the beach at BLQ 80, Torrox Costa, next door to the Greek Casita Restaurant. Tel. 642 067 562
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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.


Authorities flip-flop on claim that there is community contagion in Malaga: Deputy Minister of Health, Catalina García is assuring that no community contagion exists in Malaga.
García acknowledges the high incidence of the virus in the province but affirms that it is not yet about community transmission, which would imply tougher control measures that could even reach partial confinements, as the counsellor Jesús Aguirre suggested a few days ago.
The error in the assessment is attributed to a report prepared by an epidemiologist from Malaga to justify the restriction on entry and exit to nursing homes. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/09/authorities-claim-that-there-is-no-community-contagion-in-malaga/


Coronavirus in England: Social gatherings of more than six people to be banned in England from Monday: The legal limit will be reduced from 30 in the prime minister’s biggest coronavirus crackdown since lockdown rules were eased.
What are the new rules?
From next Monday, any gathering of more than six people in England will be illegal, unless it meets one of a limited list of exemptions
This applies to gatherings both indoors and outdoors
The new rule does not apply to households or bubbles of more than six, or gatherings for work or education
Weddings, funerals, and organised team sports carried out in a COVID-secure way are also exempt
People will at first be fined £100, but this will double on each further repeat offence up to £3,200
The full list of exemptions will be revealed by the government before the law changes on Monday.
Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality businesses will also be forced to collect customers’ details to aid with contact tracing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said, instead of it just being voluntary. Source: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-social-gatherings-of-more-than-six-people-to-be-banned-in-england-from-monday-12066910


Rockslide forces closure of Costa Almeria coast road once again: A rockslide on the N-340 running along the coast between Aguadulce and Almeria has forced the closure of the road once again. For now the road remains closed until further notice. All traffic has been diverted via the A7. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/08/rockslide-forces-closure-of-costa-almeria-coast-road-once-again/


Germany will lift the general recommendation against travel to risk areas, including Spain: The German government will lift on September 30 the general recommendation against non-essential travel to risk areas, which includes Spain, and will replace it with specific warnings by countries or regions. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/germany-will-lift-the-general-recommendation-against-travel-to-risk-areas-including-spain/lynn.clippingdale@googlemail.com


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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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