DigameXtra No. 1728 Monday, Sept. 14th 2020

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Phoenix Club: Trips & Events
25th – Fish ‘n’ Chips Lunch at The Grill House, Torrox Park
2nd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
11th –2 course Sunday lunch at Samba, Torre del Mar
6th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
8th – 3 course Remembrance Lunch at The Grill House, Torrox Park
27th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre, Granada, €15 pp includes drivers tip
01st – Our donation of Christmas Gifts of toys for local children to La Cruz Roja
3rd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip Christmas shopping (Thursday)
8th – Mrs Miggins Christmas Sale of Christmas Cakes, mince pies, pastries, etc. Orders taken now
23rd – Christmas Break – Benalmadena
Christmas 2020 – We are returning to the Hotel Sirocco in Benalmadena on the 23rd – 27th December.
Rates are as follows:
€285 pp based on 2 sharing a double room, €370 single supplement
Deposit is €75 non refundable and must be paid on booking
The price includes Full Board Hotel Accommodation, Gala meal on Christmas Eve, Coach and tips for the driver and restaurant Staff.
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday from the 30th June and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. During the crisis are times are 11.30 until 1pm until further notice.
We are also collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Concerts to return to Torremolinos having been rescheduled: The We Have Talent + Performing Arts program, promoted by the Culture delegation, were due to see a range of performances which have now been rescheduled for 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th September with two performances occurring every night.
Whilst it is wonderful news that the concerts will go ahead, there will be a requirement for the public to book in advance, with tickets able to be requested by emailing eventos@ayto-torremolinos.es giving them your name, ID, contact telephone number and the day on which you want to attend. Full story: Source Link


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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
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Art Classes: After a summer break I am starting up my art classes again. They are taking place both in my studio (and two can work in the patio, but you need to like dogs) in La Herradura or you can join the class online. And yes, that does work, as I’ve now been teaching online since the beginning of the lockdown in Spain. The class is taking place on Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 13.00.
Please check out the following link for more information. Spaces in my studio are limited due to the ongoing situation.
Hoping to inspire you!
Renate van Nijen / www.renatevannijen.com


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental in Nerja!
Penthouse Milenio in Nerja is available for a rent winter.
Available 1st September 2020 until 19th December 2020. Rental for 3 months, €900 per month plus electricity usage. Price includes internet.
This lovely penthouse apartment has 3 bedroom, huge private roof terrace with sea view. Walking distance to the Balcon de Europa and beach. Great location and a car is not necessary. Normally fully booked, only available due to cancellations.
Please click the link for more details – Penthouse Milenio, Nerja
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, 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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For Sale: Baby automatic bouncer from the brand Ingenuity. Suitable for newborns until around 9-10 kilos. In an extremely good condition, only the label has faded from washing. We have been very happy with it, but now my son is too big. 30 Euro.
Yolanda, Sayalonga. Telnr (+34) 600 79 43 25
Email: yodewilde @ gmail.com


For Sale, 2 items: Bikes
-Gents Raleigh Bike 21 gears, hardly used.
-Ladies Vogue. 15 gears, used but in good condition
80 euros for both, 50 euros each if split.
Buyer collects from Torrox Pueblo.
John mobile no. 687675755.
email: jsheppardg@aol.com


For Sale: Nintendo Switch Lite. Brand new in original box, unused, unwanted gift. Ideal birthday/Christmas present. 170€
Lorena / Dale, Torrox Costa. More pics on request.
lorenamob@hotmail.com / 697909990


For Sale: Dining set. Traditional suite of dining furniture and sideboard in grand Regency style. Inlaid Yew. Seats eight on Prince of Wales fashion chairs, two chairs with arms. Table can be shortened by removing the centre panel. Sideboard has drawers across the top, and lockable cupboards. Lacquer needs attention here and there, but nothing major. The wood is lighter than in the picture. This is a lot of furniture for E275. Nerja Burriana area. Sorry no transport. Email: andyjchapman09ATgmailDOTcom
00447741 040116


For Sale, 3 items:
-Bathroom lights – 40 euros. As new
-Treble spot lights, pair 10 euros
-Chromecast, unused 10 euros
Available for viewing/collection in Cruce de Periana (north of Lake Vinuela) or I can be in Velez-Malaga a few times a week.
Paul Hageman, Pilarejo, 07909 540845


For Sale: 32” LCD HDTV complete with owners manual and remote control. Black with feature glass surround. LG TV Model LG32LV2500
Ports: 3 HDMI, 2 USB, PC, Headphone, VGA, AV, Scart etc.
Excellent picture quality. Immaculate condition. Looks new. No marks or scratches as used very infrequently as spare bedroom TV.
Reason for sale – bought new TV for living room so old living room TV now going in bedroom. €90. Torrox Park More pics on request.
Contact Lynda / Paul on (+44 0) 7572 458501
Or email lynda.shepley@iCloud.com


For Sale, 3 items: 1 Tyre, 2 Gas bottles
-205x50x17 tyre, rR rated about 6 mm tread left, no damage or cuts. €25
-2 orange Butane bottles, 1 empty 10 euros, 1 part full, 15 euros, buy the two for 20 euros.
Buyer collects from Puente Don Manuel.
email: dave-johnson@live.com.


Free: Anyone want some earth from flowerbeds we’re removing? Just need to collect it, no charge – just do need to bring container(s).
Haydn. Torre del Mar.
Email: hleaker at outlook dot 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.


Sayalonga asking the public to go into voluntary lockdown: Sayalonga in the province of Malaga has made a formal request to have its neighbouring inhabitants placed into voluntary confinement due to the increase in the coronavirus cases specific to the area.
The local government have also requested the cessation of all public activities and a severe reduction in the allowed capacity of shops in the town of Axarquia.
Mayor Sagrario Fernández has made a formal request for inhabitants of Axarquia town to enter voluntary confinement stating that the request is being made “so that we only abandon the family home in cases of dire need.”
The new decree also advises, “the voluntary cessation of activity and the reduction of the capacity of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, entertainment venues and entertainment and meetings in public spaces.” Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/12/sayalonga-asking-the-public-to-go-into-voluntary-lockdown/


Fire in Frigiliana: INFOCA, the Andalusian Fire Prevention and Extinction Plan, came to help control a forest fire that had been active since early Saturday afternoon. The fire affected an area called Los Trancos and Fuente Vieja, near the town and where there are scattered houses. The fire burned two hectares of land, but no residents required evacuation. The fire spread rather slowly and by late afternoon it was considered controlled.


More cases in Andalucia of West Nile Virus spread by mosquitos: Spain’s outbreak of ‘West Nile Virus’ detected in mid-August in several towns along the Guadalquivir has made the leap to Cádiz. The Ministry of Health confirmed this Saturday, September 12, the existence of four positive cases. These cases are added to the 24 already confirmed in the province of Seville, where there are another seven possible infected pending tests. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/13/more-cases-in-andalucia-of-west-nile-virus-spread-by-mosquitos/


Calls for “extreme caution” after alleged panther sightings in Granada  village Ventas de Huelma: A Granada local authority has called for “extreme caution” after a number of alleged sightings of a black panther in a Spanish village. The alleged sightings have taken place over the last three days, with villagers claiming to have seen a huge cat walking along a road near the municipal castle. PHOTO:Ayuntamiento Ventas de Huelma y Acula Facebook. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/13/calls-for-extreme-caution-after-alleged-panther-sightings-in-a-spanish-village/


Spanish Gov’t In Turmoil- Echoes of Franco as Spain’s far right tells PM his government is ‘worst in 80 years’: Spain’s far right is taking its strategy to a new level. On Wednesday, during the first question time in the lower house of parliament following summer recess, the leader of Vox made statements that reminded many of a phrase uttered by Francisco Franco supporters years after the dictator’s death: “Life was better under Franco.”
Santiago Abascal, whose Vox party holds 52 seats, making it the third-largest force in the Congress of Deputies, addressed Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of the Socialist Party (PSOE) to tell him that “you head the worst government in 80 years.” Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-09-10/echoes-of-franco-as-spains-far-right-tells-pm-his-government-is-worst-in-80-years.html


‘Shocking’: Blair, Major chide UK plan to breach international law: Former prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major said on Sunday Britain must drop a “shocking” plan to pass legislation that breaks its divorce treaty with the European Union, in a breach of international law.
Johnson’s Internal Market Bill is aimed at ensuring Britain’s four constituent nations can trade freely with one another after leaving the EU, but the government says that requires overriding part of the withdrawal treaty it signed with Brussels.
British ministers say the bill is a “safety net” in the event there is no trade deal reached with the bloc, but top EU officials say it undermines both the withdrawal treaty and trust in future talks. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu/shocking-blair-major-chide-uk-plan-to-breach-international-law-idUSKBN2640C4


Internet Vampires- The world needs an Internet free from USA control before they destroy it: {DigameXtra.com} US based milirary programs and big tech firms threaten the Internet as we know it. With absolutely no concern for users rights worldwide they are developing and implementing tools and programs for military spying, data gathering and insatiable coprerate greed. The fact is, the rest of the world does not need the US in order to maintain the Internet outside of the US. This article, strangely enough from Microsoft News, explains in great detail why it is essential to wrestle control of the Internet away from the US, and strictly limit their access to the Internet outside of the US. They have proven time and time again they are incapable of managing a free and secure Internet. I fully expect they will at some future date use this article as proof they openly warned us of their intentions, as we didn’t fight back they took that as implicit acceptance. Do not invite the vampire in, make your displeasure with these developments known. Write your EU leaders demanding they put a stop to this!  Reference this revealing article:


Unpatched Bluetooth Flaw Lets Hackers Easily Target Nearby Devices: You should turn off the Bluetooth function on your mobile devices when you are in public spaces and Bluetooth is not in use. Otherwise, you are leaving yourself  vulnerable to hacking attacks from nearby strangers.
Bluetooth SIG, an organization that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards, today issued a statement informing users and vendors of a newly reported unpatched vulnerability that potentially affects hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/09/new-bluetooth-vulnerability.html


The future of downloading using Torrents is about to change: Libtorrent has just released version 2.0, which is a potential game-changer. The BitTorrent library, which is used by popular clients including uTorrent Web, Deluge, and qBittorrent, adds support for the new BitTorrent v2 protocol specification. This opens the door to various new features and introduces a new torrent format, which creates a separate swarm. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/libtorrent-adds-support-for-bittorrent-v2-a-potential-game-changer-200912/


UFC star McGregor arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and attempted sexual assault in Corsica: A spokesman for the retired mixed martial arts star told the AFP news agency that the Irishman “vigorously denies any accusation of bad behaviour”.
The 32-year-old former featherweight and lightweight champion was taken into custody on Friday and released on Saturday, the French news site 20 Minutes reported. PHOTO: Instagram/ConorMcGregor. Source article (with more graphic details than you probably wanted to know, you have been warned -Ed.): https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/mma/conor-mcgregor-exposed-himself-young-22675959


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

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

UK Coronavirus:


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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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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