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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.
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Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery, Canillas de Albaida, (near Cómpeta):
Open by appointment only every day from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Items from €8 to €600 but browsers very welcome.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available.
The galley is air-conditioned but is also well ventilated.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch:
616 891 473 (Whatsapp).
1/2 Price Sale at Tail: Both Tail charity shops at Torrox Costa are holding an end of season sale with all summer clothes at half price. Bargains galore. FB Page
Dana & Gianni in concert: Friday September 18 from 7.30pm at the Bio Beach Club, Paseo Maritimo n5 El Morche. Beautiful place, very attentive and courteous people, delicious food! We wait for you with our soul, blues, jazz music and much more, played with all our soul in 432hz tuning.
Telephone info/booking: 654 36 45 94
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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 a 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 email@example.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
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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
Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Beautiful disclaimed wooden table with 2 matching benches
Table 180cm long x 90cm wide x 75cm high.
Benches 170cm long x 36cm wide x 46cm high. Price 325€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale: Hand painted picture. From “O.Kromm” / 1936
On a canvas with only a wooden frame on the back
75.5 cm x 54.5 cm Price : 20 €
Selling because no suitable space in the new house
To be picked up / Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne : 685 247 505
For Sale: Kunft Fridge with 3 star freezer compartment. Size – Width 55cm, Height 85cm, Depth 55cm. In quite good condition, although not new. Was little used in a summer holiday home. Now needs a larger freezer for long-term living. Unique, in that it is soundproofed and whisper quiet. Collect from El Pino Campsite, by arrangement. €20. John. Tel. 608 667 883/+44 7974 389 892. Both lines have WhatsApp.
For Sale: Brand new sofa covers (2). Fits either two, 2 seater deters or a corner unit as in the photo. Never been used, still in the packets. Blue (as in photo). 45 euros for both (cost 45 euros each originally). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel Jan on 646381332. Velez de Benaudalla (or La Herradura) area for collection.
Wanted: Looking to buy 2 canvas and wood directors chairs
Tel David 678948661 ; Torrox costa
Recommendations & Requests
Practice your Spanish in Torrox / language exchange: Hello This is a language exchange me and a friend will meet to practice Spanish and English. If you would like to practice your spanish too, come and join us. Learn a little bit more without paying. Come practice what you’ve learned in classes or courses. We have a lot of free time at lunch time till 16:30 or we could meet in the evening around 20:00 hours in a cafe. If you are interested contact me marison tel. 658.569.7oo
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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.
Malaga doctors threaten protest action if calls for “urgent change” ignored: “It is essential to do it now; there is no more time,” they stress.
Unless the administration led by Juanma Moreno responds to their demands they will pick up on the protests “at the same point we left them with the previous government,” the platform warns.
According to the Basta Ya Malaga medical advocate platform, the Junta de Andalucia has “abandoned” medical centre professionals “to their luck”, and therefore the population they care for.
What the platform wants to see is change to “a health care system which is insufficiently funded and subjected to intolerable pressure due to the pandemic and by bad management, mainly by the Health Assistance Directorate General.” Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/15/malaga-doctors-threaten-protest-action-if-calls-for-urgent-change-ignored/
Spain’s Minimum Living Income Scheme Updated: The Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations is preparing some “Minor regulatory adjustments,” with which it will extend the deadline to receive a response to the requests for the Minimum Vital Income (IMV), which would begin to expire from this Tuesday due to administrative silence. The objective is that none of the presented ones expire and “speed up the procedures” in the face of the high number of files.
So far, they have received more than 900,000 applications, of which 330,000 have been processed and there are already 85,000 families (270,000 people, half children) who receive it.
According to the Royal Decree that approves this aid, if within three months from the entry of the file, the applicant has not received a response, “the application shall be deemed to have been denied due to administrative silence.” Specifically, one of these changes will consist of extending the deadline to receive the response to the request for the Minimum Vital Income, establishing a new enough period so that none of those already presented does not “expire.” Full story: https://spainsnews.com/inclusion-will-extend-the-response-time-to-requests-for-the-minimum-living-income/
Spain Rental contracts with a “Covid clause” arrive due to the possibility of a new confinement: The exceptional situation generated by the coronavirus has resulted in new conditions in some rental contracts that aim to regulate and protect against a hypothetical new confinement or state of alarm. There are different types of clauses that, depending on the case, seek to protect the tenant or the owner. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/rental-contracts-with-a-covid-clause-arrive-due-to-the-possibility-of-a-new-confinement/
Even the Security Pros Get Hacked: In a new report into the global cybersecurity industry’s exposure on the Dark Web this year, global application security company ImmuniWeb uncovered that 97% of leading cybersecurity companies have data leaks or other security incidents exposed on the Dark Web, while on average there are over 4,000 stolen credentials and other sensitive data exposed per cybersecurity company. Not very comforting is it? Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/09/dark-web-cybersecurity-report.html
Egypt cuts highways across pyramids plateau, alarming conservationists: Critics say they could cause irrevocable damage to one of the world’s most important heritage sites. Authorities say they will be built with care and improve transport links, connecting new urban developments and bypassing central Cairo’s congestion.
“The roads are very, very important for development, for Egyptians, for inside Egypt,” said Mostafa al-Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. “Know that we take good care of our antiquities sites everywhere in Egypt.”
Some Egyptologists and conservationists say the highways will disrupt the integrity of the pyramids plateau, pave over unexplored archaeological sites, generate pollution that could corrode monuments, produce litter and expose closed areas packed with hidden archaeological treasures to looting. PHOTO,Giza Sep 5th 2020: REUTERS/Staff. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-antiquities/egypt-cuts-highways-across-pyramids-plateau-alarming-conservationists-idUSKBN2662B3
Apple Event September 15 Expected to Reveal Apple Watch 6, iOS 14 and New iPad Air: Apple’s annual September launch event takes place Tuesday, with the company expected to unveil a range of new devices and major software updates. It’s in September that Apple traditionally reveals its latest iPhone models, but those look set to launch in October this time around. Full story: https://www.newsweek.com/apple-event-september-15-preview-1531948
CNN Fake News Called Out- Alan Dershowitz Files $300 Million Lawsuit Against CNN for Portraying Him as an ‘Intellectual Who Had Lost His Mind’: Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against CNN, claiming the cable news network, together with their hosts and panelists, intentionally created a false narrative about what the famed criminal defense attorney argued while defending the president during impeachment proceedings earlier this year.
“In fact, no panel guest would have even considered embarrassing himself or herself on national television with their false conclusions had the video clip properly included the part where Professor Dershowitz unequivocally and unambiguously stated that an illegal act would prevent a quid pro quo from being lawful,” the lawsuit stated. “The phrase that included the word ‘illegal’ was an essential part of his argument, and that is precisely why CNN decided to omit it. It is evident that the decision to omit the portion in question was no accident or simple negligence on the part of CNN.”
Full story: https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/alan-dershowitz-files-300-million-lawsuit-against-cnn-for-portraying-him-as-an-intellectual-who-had-lost-his-mind/
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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:
Sgt. Pupper’s Lonely Hearts Club- Seeking Dog Boyfriend: Good morning Digamextra readers, I have a 3-year-old Yorkshide dog, who is looking for a boyfriend to mate. She is at her right moment this week to meet a male. If any of you have a male Yorkshide that is ready to be a dad, I would appreciate it if you contact me, Silvia 666-782 766, write by WhatsApp. and send a photo of the future boyfriend. I live in El Morche de Torrox Costa. Thank you very much!
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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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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
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
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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