DigameXtra No. 1734 Monday, Sept. 21st 2020

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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.

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

 

NOTICE- Contact email address spelling:
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. -Editor

 

Correction
DigameXtra Welcomes It’s Newest Sponsor
Car Clean Malaga
Welcome Aboard!

(Sorry, I posted this welcome announcement Saturday as Car Care Malaga by mistake. -Ed.)

 

What’s On

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Phoenix Club Events: Trips
October
2nd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
11th –2 course Sunday lunch at Samba, Torre del Mar
November
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
December
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
15th – Our donation of Christmas Gifts of toys for local children to La Cruz Roja
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

 

New Deal at Pablo’s Restaurant, Torrox Costa:
All day English breakfast 10am-4pm & 6pm-10pm. €7.50
Also, Buffet Barbacoa Brasileña, with salad & fried potatos & Guarniciones. Only 9.50€. Served all day.
Football games on giant plasma TV.
Near the beach at BLQ 80 (east side), Torrox Costa, next door to the Greek Casita Restaurant. Tel. 642 067 562

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Malagalingo: Torrox Costa
Do you want your children to pass everything this year? We can help you!
We give support classes to school students; we will help them to understand their subjects and homework.
Malagalingo Spanish School
info@malagalingo.com
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo
www.malagalingo.com

 

Corrected Location: Car Clean Malaga
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh.We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

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
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

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
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue.

 

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.
info@blucee.com
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
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Bookcase Height 183 x 30 x 80cms Price 25€
-Display unit width 240cms Price 50€
-Fibremaster double bed base 150 x 182cms Price 55€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, furnishings: Sold as a Lot.
Beautiful Russian-style bedroom suite for sale in excellent condition.
2 beds 160cms x 200cms (w/o matresses)
2 beside units w/2 drawers
1 chest of drawers -w/3 large drawers and top lined jewelery drawer.
1 large wardrobe unit with 3 sliding doors. Central door swings out to reveal full size mirror. Size is 273W x 257H x 64D and requires a large room. This unit will be disassembled to move.
All in pristine condition. The price is 2,000€ OBO. Such furniture usually costs many thousands!
Please contact me for more details.
In La Herradura, buyer collects. Nick
keelsway@yahoo.co.uk ; 609 706 210

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-3 Ikea dining chairs, white wooden € 30
-Sharp microwave 44×29 with manual in various languages € 25
-7 Ikea Billy CD/DVD black cabinets total price € 35
Jan, Canillas de Aceituno, Phone 633661957
Email: mareljb@live.nl

 

For Sale, 2 items: IKEA Bror trolleys, I have 2.
1 for 65 Euros, both for 110 Euros.
Only used for a couple of months, they are like new.
I can deliver them in the area or meet you at El Ingenio shopping mall for example.
Yolanda, Sayalonga, Telnr (+34) 600794325 or
email yodewilde @ gmail.com

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Small Roca Debba Sink, Dimensions: L350 xW300 xH100 mm not used still in packaging 25€.
-Siemens oil filled radiator used but in working condition 20€
-Hot water towel heater used but in working condition 20€
Please whatsapp or call Martine 626027817 or
email: mabali8688@gmail.com

 

For Sale: Laptop. Unwanted and unused
Acer Aspire 3 15.6″, Windows 8
Call for more info. Cost over £500. Sell €300
Phil, Canillas de Albaida, 07866509081 UK No
Philipcollett27@aol.com

 

Free, 2 items: 2 Yuccas free to anyone prepared to collect them. Have outgrown pots. Pots not included. Hopefully will fit in lift in apartment block. Alternatively, could be cut, transported and planted in garden. Available in Torrox Costa. Contact Bill
Email: torrox1000 at gmail dot com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendation for Spanish conversations in your own home:
Are you an intermediate level speaker who would benefit from 1:1 ( or small group)Spanish conversations in your own home courtesy of the internet?
Since the beginning of the pandemic I have regularly talked with Cristina, a lovely local lady who chats about topics of interest. She is extremely patient, calm and always encourages you to talk about your interests and opinions. We have real conversations in Spanish and I have learnt a lot about local customs and fiestas. Cristina explains how you can improve your Spanish and corrects when mistakes are made. I wish I had met her years ago when I first came to Spain (and was a lot younger) as I have always found language learning very hard!
If you want further information call her on 634654906.
This could be the way to really improve your Spanish now we have more time at home and don t have so many chances to practice. Recommended by Judy, Torrox Costa. judyannspain@yahoo.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.

 

Brits in EU risk losing UK bank accounts ‘within weeks’ !! :
Some of Britain’s biggest banks have begun contacting customers in European Union countries, warning them that their accounts will be closed down within weeks because the cost and complexity of operating without a continuation of pan-European banking rules is too much. According to a report in The Times (hidden behind paywall) thousands of Britons who live in Europe face being stripped of their UK bank accounts and credit cards, because of the UK government’s failure to agree rules for operating after Brexit. Full story (no paywall): https://www.thelocal.es/20200920/brits-in-eu-risk-losing-uk-bank-accounts-within-week

 

Idealista, the popular online real estate portal sold to Swedish investment group: Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Madrid, idealista supports approximately 40,000 real estate agents and has 38 million unique monthly visitors across Southern Europe. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/11/record-purchase-of-spanish-online-business-goes-ahead/

 

Firefox for Android users: If you use the Firefox web browser on your smartphones, make sure it has been updated to version 80 or the latest available version on the Google Play Store.
An attacker, connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the victim, can access and take control of nearby Android devices through Firefox—without requiring any interaction from the victims.
“The target simply has to have the Firefox application running on their phone. They do not need to access any malicious websites or click any malicious links. No attacker-in-the-middle or malicious app installation is required. They can simply be sipping coffee while on a cafe’s Wi-Fi, and their device will start launching applications under the attacker’s control.” Full story (with creepy demo video):
https://thehackernews.com/2020/09/firefox-android-wifi-hacking.html

 

Of Interest to TuneIn Web Radio Fans or UK Internet Radio Owners: TuneIn Blocking Debacle- Bombing Internet Radio Back to the Stone Age
We’ve come a long way since the days of shortwave radio and analog pirate radio stations. The Internet promised a lot, allowing broadcasters to reach an international audience keen to soak up culture from all over the world. Sadly, the latest actions by the UK music industry against TuneIn feel like an attempt to bomb radio fans back to the stone age. The stations themselves are still broadcasting of course but TuneIn listeners will probably have to get used to finding them another way. It might be a good time to get familiar with how to do that right now, before it’s too late. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/tunein-blocking-debacle-bombing-internet-radio-back-to-the-stone-age-200920/

 

Two terrorists from “NAR” neo-fascist group that caused the largest massacre in Italy is arrested in Marbella: National Police have found in Marbella two dangerous terrorists wanted in Italy. One is a woman who was on the run from Justice and on whom a European Arrest Warrant for Extradition had been issued for almost a decade. She is a member of the neo-fascist Revolutionary Armed Nuclei (NAR), which sowed terror in Italy in the “lead years” of the 70s and 80s of the 20th century. They are credited with the largest massacre in the country’s history in 1980 with a bomb at the Bologna train station. They killed 85 people and left 200 wounded. PHOTO:ABC Full story (Spanish): https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/sevi-detienen-marbella-terrorista-grupo-neofascista-causo-mayor-masacre-italia-202009111557_noticia.html?

 

Spanish Piracy Giant ‘Megadede’ to Shut Down: The Spanish pirate streaming giant Megadede will shut down within a week. The site’s operators announced their surprise decision without providing any further detail. Megadede is among the 100 most visited sites in the country and will be missed by many. Full story:
https://torrentfreak.com/spanish-piracy-giant-megadede-to-shut-down-successors-queue-up-200918/

 

Fakebook is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through the unauthorized use of their mobile phone cameras: Facebook is accused of using facial-recognition technology to illegally harvest the biometric data of its more than 100 million Instagram users. Also, by “obtaining extremely private and intimate personal data on their users, including in the privacy of their own homes,” Instagram and Facebook ITAL are able to assemble very invasive, highly accurate user profiles that they use for marketing purposes and share with their business partners.
Full story: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/facebook-accused-of-watching-instagram-users-through-cameras/ar-BB199T81?ocid=uxbndlbing

 

For the latest COVID-19 info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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

Taxi
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/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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