DigameXtra No. 1749 Thursday, Oct. 8th 2020

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Remember, Next Monday, 12 Oct. Is a National Holiday- Hispanic Day: According to the Julian calendar, Christopher Columbus set sail from the port of Palos de la Frontera in South-West Spain on August 3, 1492. He landed on a island that is now part of the Bahamas in the Caribbean on October 12, 1492. The anniversary of this date is marked as Hispanic Day in Spain.
October 12 is known as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, Day of the Cultures in Costa Rica, Day of the Race in Argentina, Chile and Mexico and the Day of Indigenous Resistance in Venezuela. The second Monday of October is Columbus Day in the United States. Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/hispanic-day


EVITA: This classic musical runs at the Salon Varietes Theatre Fuengirola from 14th to 25th October.
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Award-winning Japanese violinist Lamaya: At D Wines in Calle Norte, Marbella on Wed., October 28 from 7.30pm. She will be playing electric violin with a range of modern and classical music.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Wrought iron wine rack holds 30 bottles . Measurements Width 67cms Depth 22cms Height 22cms Price 40€
-Lovely marble top coffee table with grey chalk paint. Measurements Width 93cms Depth 47cms Height 41cms Price 50€
-Sofa bed width 200cms When opened 117cms Price 55€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Folding metal Pet carrier/cage for cat or small dog. Lockable Doors front and side. Safe transportation 61 x 46 x 53 cm. Price 25 euros.
-Kenwood MultiPro Food Processor with all attachments, 3 litre bowl, 1.5 litre plastic blender and a wide variety of attachments. Chop, slice, knead and whisk,cut down your food preparation time. The Multipro is great for making smoothies or dips. Price 30 euros.
-Sony DVD Recorder. Sony RDR-HX725 160GB Hard disk
Recording and playback of multi-format DVD discs. Pause and resume live TV with EPG. Price 40 euros
Contact Derek in Nerja
Tel/WhatsApp on 676 403 669
or email teame@hotmail.co.uk


For Sale: Small antique wooden shelf ( from Switzerland )
height : 63cm / width 57cm / depth 16 cm, with wall suspension, but is also free standing. Price 15 €
To be picked up / Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne : 685 247 505


For Sale: Brother XL-2610 Sewing Machine. Brand new in box. Simple to use with full uk instructions. 45€ for quick sale. We are on Cómpeta but can meet either in Cómpeta main car park or Torrox BP garage.
Phone +34 711008885
or email mercman2018 at icloud dot com


For Sale: Carrier Igloo portable AC units, one with remote control. Both in good working condition and can demo if required. Paid over €400 each, will accept €100 each or €150 for the pair. Call Chris or Sarah on 684181758 in Viñuela.


For Sale: LG, 32 inch TV. Perfect condition. 35 euros only which includes remote control and wall bracket. Also has the following .. 3 hdmis, s-video, av in 3, pcmcia card slot. 2 AV points, RGB in PC. RS-232C in control and service. Antenna in and component in video and audio output. Optical digital in and out points.
Tel Jan (Vélez de Benaudalla ) on 646381332 or
email janetgill_9@hotmail.com. La Herradura or Vélez de Benaudalla collection


Wanted: I am looking for an exercise bike in good working order.
Edwin in Competa : boegero at gmx dot de


Recommendations & Requests


Advice please: I wonder if anyone can offer any advice on the following?
Back in February we purchased a fridge/freezer from a large electrical retailer near Malaga. It stopped working in mid September. We reported it to the shop as it was still under guarantee. They have been not only unhelpful but have really given us the runaround. We have been told they would send out engineers who never appeared in spite of us waiting in all day for them. Eventually one came last Thursday morning and another came on Thursday afternoon but neither had any tools and then didn’t come back on the specified date with the necessary tools.
The staff in the shop were difficult to the point of nastiness and kept shouting at us Spanish. We kept telling them we had no Spanish but that pmade no difference. It didn’t seem to matter when they were taking our money.
Eventually an engineer came yesterday and told us the fridge was unrepairable. We went to the shop today to be told that the engineers report had to be authorised. We have now been without a fridge/freezer for 19 days (in the current temperatures this is has been very difficult). We asked for the complaints book and were given 2 pieces of paper (I assume because of COVID 19) but they wouldn’t let us take them out of the shop and as we have no Spanish we felt unable to fill them in adequately.
My questions are-
Can they refuse to allow us to take the complaint form to complete at home or to ask a solicitor to intervene on our behalf?
Is there a government body we can report this matter to (Office of Fair Trading or similar)?
If anyone can advise I would appreciate it. I’ll never enter this shop again but it might save someone else the frustration to know their rights. Jan, Velez Malaga,
janmaclean29 AT yahoo d0t co DoT uk
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Can’t get a DGT appointment to exchange driving licence in Spain? Don’t panic: “The DGT are aware that there are difficulties getting appointments ot exchange licence and are looking to open up more appointments soon, although we don’t have exact date for that,” said Lorna Geddie, consular policy advisor in Madrid said in a recent Facebook Live Q&A session.
“They will set up a form that UK licence holders can complete and submit to the DGT by December 25th that will be pre-registration or a first step in the exchange process. What the DGT will be able to do is on basis of information on that form then verify your licence. You will need to get an appointment to finish the process but that appointment can be from January 1st onwards.”
This will help UK nationals who have been trying get their licences sorted out by December 31st and are worried that they will run out of time. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201007/cant-get-a-dgt-appointment-to-exchange-driving-licence-in-spain-dont-panic


Thousands of fake masks have been seized in Chinese stores in Malaga: During an inspection of a storage space in Guadalhorce industrial estate, in Malaga, the National Spanish Police have confiscated 11,261 masks that were ready to be distributed for sale. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/07/thousands-of-fake-masks-have-been-seized-in-chinese-stores-in-malaga/


Spain unveils economic recovery plan amid pandemic- most funds to getting Spain to transition to green energy and a digital economy, which will take up about 70% of the financing: The Socialist-led government’s strategy aims to achieve growth of 7.2% next year. It is built on 10 main planks. They include strengthening the public health service, improving public infrastructure, transitioning to green energy and enhancing energy efficiency, developing professional training schemes and accelerating the digital modernization of Spanish industry.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-technology-pandemics-europe-archive-fd4966a9d35253870e5eb1db5559bca2


Italy imposes a new mask mandate outside and in as virus rebounds:
The new mask mandate was contained in a government decree extending the state of emergency until Jan. 31. It requires residents to have masks on them at all times outdoors, and wear them unless they can guarantee that they can remain completely isolated from anyone other than family. That effectively makes them obligatory outdoors in all urban and semi-urban settings, with exemptions for eating in restaurants and bars.
In addition, masks must now be worn indoors everywhere except private homes, but even at home, Conte urged Italians to keep their distances with relatives, given most new infections are occurring within families. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-international-news-public-health-europe-italy-77a4fdd5926da76bb94105bb4995b0c7


iPhone 12: Apple finally set the date for its latest iPhone’s debut.
Apple’s biggest event of the year will be Oct. 13, when we expect to see the delayed announcement of the 5G iPhone 12. The new device, rumored to be called the iPhone 12, is expected to include superfast 5G wireless connectivity and a new, iPad-inspired design, and it will be unveiled on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT. (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST). There’s no official word yet on price or release date. The iPhone event will be held entirely online and streamed via Apple’s website. Full story: https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-12-5g-launch-date-2020-apple-event-announcement-all-the-details-october-13/


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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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