DigameXtra No. 1731 Thursday, Sept. 17th 2020

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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


La Fábrica de María: The Loop Brothers, Sat. 19SEP 9pm. Free.
Ctra. Nacional N-340 Malaga Almería, 18, Caserío Almayate Bajo 29749. Tel 643 30 97 48  FB Page


Flamenco Show: Friday 25 Sep 9pm.
Featuring Jose Roman, Eli Cordoba and Sara Serrano.
Restaurante Los Naranjos, Alcaucin (near Post Office).
Book tables at 619 390 146 / 608 553 075


The Times Sports Bar & Grill in La Cala de Mijas: Saturday 19th Sep.,  James will be performing a fantastic array of songs from 9pm till 11pm.
We have our full evening menu available, with our Mexican Menu Supplement all served till 9.15pm. Perfect for a pre-show meal.
Come along and enjoy a great show. Free entry.
The Times, Calle Cartama 47, La Cala de Mijas.
Tel: (+34) 952 494 448   FB Page


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Wanted: Covid 19 tests. Can anyone help? Does anyone know if you can get a private Covid 19 test in Spain? Some countries are now requiring a negative test for travellers from Spain. Would appreciate information from any Digamite who knows of anywhere. Thanks. Sue / La Vinuela
(The small local medical clinic at BLQ 88, #10, Torrox Costa, has signs up offering these tests. Their tel. 952 530 357. -Ed.)


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For Sale: High-End Business Laptop for Serious Computer Work. Lenovo Factory Refurb. (Not the same one as last months offering, this one is top of the line)
Lenovo Thinkpad T430 Notebook. Super fast! Sturdy build!
Direct from the Lenovo factory + additional upgrades.
Factory Reconditioned by Lenovo, spotless, everything has been replaced with new components, looks brand new!
Intel Intel i5-3320M 2.6GHz, Max Turbo 3.3GHz! Super fast!
Brand new 8GB RAM, Premium quality.
Brand new 320GB HDD. High speed, premium quality.
Brand new DVDRW 8X speed
Brand new HD 14-inch display with NVIDIA® OptimusTM Graphics Technology so is compatible to connect with new HD Smart TVs.
Brand new battery
Brand new UK keyboard
Brand new speakers, Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2.
Connections: VGA, (2) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0, Mini Display Port (for special high performance monitors), Ethernet, HDMI, headphone/mic
Touchpad with 5 buttons plus “TrackPoint” nub pointer.
Integrated 720p HD Webcam and Dual Digital Array Microphones
System: Windows 10 Pro v1909 x64, Legal copy from factory with product key sticker. Clean factory install, no bloatware!
Then I installed all the upgraded, highest performance drivers available today to ensure the absolute best performance possible. These component manufacturer’s drivers are often far superior to the generic Windows 10 drivers.
Here is the description from this model’s homepage: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t430/
“The most popular PC in our legendary ThinkPad product line, the ThinkPad T430 is durable, secure, portable, and packed with features to enhance productivity. From its ultra-long battery life to its advanced wireless technology, the T430 helps you take your business to the next level.”
These cost over €1,100 new if you can find one.
Factory refurb price: €500. Has 90 day hardware guaranty from Lenovo. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa. If the price seems high to you then you probably don’t need a model with this kind of performance, so no offers please, the price is firm. To get this kind of processor speed, with Ethernet, a DVD and HDMI all in a new laptop today you could easily pay 3 times the price.
Contact Naythan: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)


Wanted: Inflatable paddle board and accessories. I am looking for an inflatable or collapsible paddle board and accessories such as pump and paddle oar.
Contact Chris from Motril on WhatsApp 0044 7572 123113 or contact by email chriswilson333 at btinternet dot com


Recommendations & Requests


Papers Please: I would like to recommend a wonderful Spanish guy called Louis Garutti. He speaks perfect English and has helped me exchange my green resident papers for the new credit card sized “Residente Permanente” card. He also helped organise my new Spanish driving license and has helped me in so many other matters that require interaction with public offices. Louis is not an official gestor but exceptionally efficient and patient. Louis like myself is based in Caleta de Velez and is happy to help in and around the surrounding area. His telephone number is 622 44 57 37.
Liz, Caleta de Velez, leeuk6 aT hotmail d0T 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.


Sixteen new Covid-related deaths reported in Andalucía in 24 hours, three in a Malaga care home: Some 915 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday in the region, 306 of them in Malaga province. Figures released on Wednesday show 16 new deaths in the region of Andalucía in the last 24 hours, six fewer than Tuesday’s figure which was the highest since the end of lockdown.
Of the 16 new Covid-related deaths in region recorded on Wednesday, six were the province of Cadiz, three each in Seville and Malaga, two in Cordoba and one each in Jaén and Almeria.
All three deaths reported in Malaga province were residents in the Vitalia care home in the Teatinos district of the city. Full story:


Lockdown confusion in Madrid, as regional government denies health chief’s announcement of new lockdowns: Sources close to the premier denied that any decisions have been made yet regarding stricter coronavirus measures in Madrid, directly contradicting statements made earlier in the day by Antonio Zapatero.
Since the end of the state of alarm implemented by the Spanish central government in March, the country’s regional governments have been in charge of the measures aimed at controlling the virus. The Madrid regional government – which is governed by the PP and center-right Ciudadanos (Citizens), with the support of far-right Vox – has been widely criticized for inaction both with regard to preparing the reopening of schools and for failure to prevent the region from once again becoming the epicenter of the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.
Current coronavirus restrictions in Madrid limit meetings in public and private to 10 people if they do not live together. Capacity at religious sites, cemeteries and funeral homes is at 60% of the usual level, as are weddings, baptisms and communions. Occupation of counters in bars is limited to 50% of capacity, while chairs in restaurants and other establishments must be 1.5 meters apart. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-09-16/chaos-in-madrid-as-regional-government-denies-health-chiefs-announcement-of-new-lockdowns.html


Expats in Chaos as Barclay Card to Cancel Credit Cards in November: Barclays Bank has sent out emails to its ex-pat customers in Spain informing them their credit cards will be cancelled in November this year if they cannot provide a UK residential address- and it’s all down to Brexit! Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/16/expats-in-chaos-as-barclay-card-to-cancel-credit-cards-in-november/


Panther Sighting Confirmed? : Proof of a black panther roaming wild in Granada has come to light as a cyclist has managed to photograph the animal clearly and shared the image. (However, I can’t find that picture anywhere.-Ed.)
Now even the most incredulous residents of the town of Ventas de Huelma are worried. The authorities have warned that due to the speed of the animal, which is very elusive, the black panther can constantly change its location and have asked residents to avoid going out into the fields or wooded areas until the Civil Guard manages to capture it.
Through its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ayto.ventasdehuelma/
the Town Hall has spread a message confirming several sightings including that a resident spotted the animal this Tuesday, September 15, at approximately 2pm, “just 20 metres from his vehicle in the vicinity of the Cortijo de Noniles, located between Acula and Chimeneas.”
They posted this info also: “We report that on the afternoon of Sunday, a member of Civil Protection who was doing tracking work to find the Panther that is in the vicinity of Ventas de Huelma, claimed to have seen her on the road to Agrón. It is an animal with great mobility and can constantly change places. That is why we ask that your guard not be lowered and that we remain alert, in case of seeing the animal, call 112. From Seprona they tell us that they continue with the search device.
“Seprona informs us that they are already searching the area in search of the Panther, with a helicopter equipped with a thermal camera and several patrols on the ground with another thermal camera. We hope they can finally locate the animal and rescue it in good condition.” Reference also: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/16/black-panther-spotted-roaming-granada-areas/


For the latest COVID-19 info visit:


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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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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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/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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