DigameXtra No. 1753 Tuesday, Oct. 13th 2020

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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant
-La Casa Hotel and Restaurant are pleased to announce that we will be holding another wine tasting event. This time it will be held at lunch time (as the nights are becoming a bit cool on the terrace!)
The date is Wednesday 21st October from 2.30.
The Bodega is local to Malaga and we will be tasting 4 wines along with pairing a tapa to go with each one, and a discussion from the bodega about each wine.
The price is 22 euro per person and places are limited so do not leave it too long!!
Also our culinary Trip around the world is Greece this week, however we are fully booked, so our next one will be Italy- date and menu coming soon!
To book or enquire please call 952535471/662039741
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga


R.B.L. Poppy Walk Sun 18th Oct:
-Start Hotel Al Andalus, Maro at 11:30am
-Finish El Puente, Nerja
The Royal British Legion, Need your support. Covid 19 restrictions will be having a difficult effect on our collecting systems, The Sponsored Poppy Walk being an open air event will help.
Sponsor forms from Dorothy Allen on 643 212 944


Services Wanted/Offered

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
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Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk ; Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link


DoctorLaptop’s famous Annual Clean & TuneUp Service €60: For Windows & Mac. New “fileless” malware formats evade standard anti-virus programs, making it difficult for typical users to “dis-infect” computers themselves with free, consumer level tools.  If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance an annual professional servicing with advanced professional grade tools is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? If you did, the engine replacement will cost far more than if you had properly maintained it with an oil change once or twice a year. It’s the same with computers, you should do a quick cleanup yourself once a month, and get an annual professional service. I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files and permissions, replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use a 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, clean out junk files/logs/history/etc., update Windows/Mac+all drivers+programs and finally optimize your settings and registry for fastest overall performance. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete.
ALSO: Business computer maintenance & security service, if you think you’ve been hacked, let me do the cleanup and recovery, and I can even track down the source. Free shopping service, send me your requirements, I’ll find you the best deals!
Windows, Apple/Mac, Linux and Android all serviced.
Contact: doctorlaptop AT protonmail DOT com or call 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap). Please do not use the DigameXtra email for DoctorLaptop business. Always include the make, model, and version of Windows/Mac installed when emailing for support.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-6 traditional Spanish chairs with rattan seat pads 60€ for the six
-2 bamboo chairs with cushions 10€ each
-4 sturdy white plastic chair 10€ for the 4
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-A wrought-iron wardrobe, 108×176, 35€
-A wrought-iron shelf unit from ikea, 42×176, 18€
-A wrought-iron shelf unit from ikea, 42×103, 13€
Pick up in Algarrobo costa. Elen
Contact: ln2chrx@outlook.fr


For Sale: Display cabinet. Ikea Fabrikor glass and metal display cabinet. Two moveable glass shelves. Lockable. Grey-blue. Brand new. Excellent condition. 57cm x 150 cm. Cost €149. Sell for €95. Please contact Paul or Lynda on 07572 458501. Or email lynda.shepley@icloud.com ; Torrox Park.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Tv unit, white melamine, has lights with remote control to change the colour, 2 glass shelves & a cupboard. 130L x 35D x 46H. €50
-Internal oak door. 40mm Thickness x 2040mm (H) 826mm (W)
You can plane off up to 20mm each side to make it fit. Could possibly use to make a table top. Ordered from the UK but surplus to requirements. €100
-Ikea Free Standing mirror, black 40 x 167 cm. There are 5 hooks on the back for hanging things from, also the option to hang on the wall instead of using as free standing. Slight scratch on one of the sides, apart from that excellent condition. €20
All items collection only from Benajarafe
Email Michelle: meesharby@live.co.uk for more photos


For Sale, 2 items:
– Box Set DVD’s €20.00 for all.
-Praktica 35mm Film Camera in excellent condition, with Case, Flash and Film €10.
Pamela, Torrox Costa
Contact :pamela.hill@hotmail.co.uk


For Sale: Two Pirelli car tyres. 205/65 R16 95v, used for only approx 200 kilometres. 50euros. S. Keeley, Competa area.
Tel..0044 7384754176


Wanted: Old Water Heater. I know this is an odd request, however has anyone got an old gas water heater? Our land lady did not replace her broken water heater and we replaced it with a good quality one and intend to take ours with us. If anyone has an old (working or not) water heater, we are happy to take it off your hands. Thank you in anticipation. Cathy, Algarrobo Costa
Please reply to cmb100 AT SKY DOT com


Free to Collect – two items:
1) Pair of JPW (Radio Shack) stereo speakers. 25W RMS each. Dark wood cases. 27x18x18cms.
2) Pair of Phillips mini extension speakers. Runs off 4xAA batteries, or mains power supply (UK plug). Stand 13cms high, with a 1 metre extension lead, each speaker. Standard mini stereo jack plug.
Free to collect from Torrox Park. John. Tel. 608 667 883, or +44 7974 389 892. Both numbers available via WhatsApp.


FREE: Free exhibition area for artists.
Would you like to exhibit your work in a beautiful setting?
At Bio Beach Club on the paseo of El Morche there is an exhibition area in the restaurant where artists can hang their paintings/works free of charge. It has 28 meters of wall space and is well lit with natural light. Given the size of the gallery 2 or more artists can display at the same time. This year 7 artists have had successful shows at Bio Beach Club.
There is only one slot left for this year but we have 6 more slots for 2021. A slot is 4 weeks.
If you are interested contact Coby Bloemsma by email cobyinspain @ gmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Interpreter: I have used Pamela Walshe, the medical interpreter, for many years. Even if there were never a language problem , it is wonderful to be taken care of in the hospital , i.e. being able to sit and relax and not having to worry about missing ones place in the queue etc.
Recently, there has been an illness in my family, during which the liaison regarding appointments and treatment has been critical. Pamela played an important role in the happy outcome and I, again, am so glad that she works in our neck of the woods.
Margaret Batt, Nerja, mbatt AT email4us D0T com


News & Articles

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Several Spanish regions announce new measures to curb coronavirus spread: Navarre, Catalonia and Andalucia say citizens should prepare for restrictions, while Madrid hopes to emerge from the state of alarm in 15 days. On Monday, Andalusian premier Juan Manuel Moreno announced that his government will approve “more restrictive measures” in Granada due to a spike in coronavirus cases.
Pedro Gullón, a member of the Spanish Epidemiology Society, explains the difference between perimeter confinements – like the ones introduced in Madrid – and restrictions on social activity.
“The goal of perimeter confinements is to prevent a high-incidence zone from extending the virus to the surrounding areas, while restrictions on capacity are trying to contain the epidemic within a zone,” he says. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-12/navarre-and-catalonia-announce-new-measures-to-curb-coronavirus-spread-in-spain.html


Boris Johnson unveils three-tier Covid restrictions for England: PM indicates that large parts of north could soon follow Liverpool into highest level of restrictions. Announcing the much-briefed new approach, which will divide local authorities into “local Covid alert levels”, listed as medium (tier 1), high (tier 2), and very high (tier 3), the prime minister told MPs he wanted to “simplify and standardise” rules while avoiding a new full lockdown. Read about the restrictions of each tier here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/12/boris-johnson-unveils-three-tier-covid-restrictions-for-england


Four benefits struggling self-employed people in Spain can apply for: If you’re an “autónomo” (self-employed person) in Spain who is struggling to make ends meet due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are several financial support packages that you should know about. Read about them here: https://www.thelocal.es/20201012/four-benefits-struggling-self-employed-people-in-spain-can-apply-for


Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms: Danish veterinarians and farmers have begun culling at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark, authorities said Monday, after coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is handling the culling of the infected animals while breeders who have non-infected animals on a farm within 8 kilometers (5 miles) of an infected farm must put them to sleep themselves, said Flemming Kure Marker of the government agency. Full story: https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-denmark-archive-f2b8ffc83f4bdef3c625de1ba6d533ab


Microsoft Warns Android Users About A New Ransomware: Microsoft has warned about a new strain of mobile ransomware that takes advantage of incoming call notifications and Android’s Home button to lock the device behind a ransom note.
The findings concern a variant of a known Android ransomware family dubbed “MalLocker.B” which has now resurfaced with new techniques, including a novel means to deliver the ransom demand on infected devices as well as an obfuscation mechanism to evade security solutions.
No fix is available yet. All MS will say is, “MalLocker has been known for being hosted on malicious websites and circulated on online forums using various social engineering lures by masquerading as popular apps, cracked games, or video players.” Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2020/10/android-ransomware-lock.html#comment-box


5G Fails To Deliver For Most Consumers: 5G skeptics have often said that this new level of networking capacity is far more to benefit Big Tech and their “The Internet of Things” (IoT), and that typical users will only see small increases in internet speeds on their communications devices. They were right! 5G has 2 “bands”, high (5+ times faster than 4G) and low (slightly faster than 4G). Worldwide, most 5G infrastructure dedicated to consumer level services only supports the “low” 5G.
I previously covered in DigameXtra:
-the UK 5G situation, where only a few cities will be able to support true high-speed 5G to average users.
-Apple, who is introducing the new phone on Tuesday, will need to walk a tightrope between enticing consumers to upgrade their phones while not over-promising what 5G can do today. Apple phones can handle “high” 5G, but few people will be able to access it.
The real improvements in speed and capacity 5G can offer will be reserved for IoT industrial and gov’t services for the next few years, so they can build smart-cities, and do advanced “instant response” functions like control self driving cars, robots and drones, as well as put transmitters in every appliance, traffic light, doorbell, servellience camera, utility meter, etc.
Big Tech wants to track and constantly monitor EVERYTHING in real time. 5G will give them a significant base by connecting everything, 6G will allow it all to function in real time. See next article for 6G features.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-iphone-5g-analysis/analysis-new-apple-iphone-12-to-offer-5g-speeds-u-s-networks-cant-deliver-idUSKBN26X18E


What is 6G? : It’ll be like 5G, but more so. 6G speeds are projected to exceed 1Tb/s, (1000 Gb/s), with even lower latency, and masses of bandwidth. Researchers and scientists are talking about 6G going beyond a “wired” network, with devices acting as antennas using a decentralized network not under the control of a single network operator. If everything connects together using 5G, 6G will set these connected devices free, as higher data speeds and lower latency make instant device-to-device connection possible.
While the technology we expect to emerge from 5G, from autonomous cars and drones to smart cities, will be enhanced further with 6G, it may also bring about sci-fi applications like the integration of our brains with computers, and greatly improved touch control systems. NTT DoCoMo talks about 6G making it, “possible for cyberspace to support human thought and action in real time through wearable devices and micro-devices mounted on the human body.”
The report points toward the realm of science fiction becoming science fact, saying speeds in excess of 100Gbps could make possible sensory interfaces that feel and look just like real life, potentially through smart glasses or contact lenses. It goes on to talk about prioritizing low power consumption for over-the-air charging, and coverage that could be extended across the sea and even out into space. Full article: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/what-is-6g/


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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/
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