DigameXtra No. 1760 Tuesday, Oct. 20th 2020

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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo:
Culinary trip around the world!! …next destination Italy!
Date Saturday 7th November 3 course set menu 25 euro per person.
Menu is-
To start Antipasto
Main course will be a choice of either Linquini vongole or Spaghetti Puttanesca
Desert Tiramiasu all home made and freshly prepared
We do have limited spaces and we are half full already, so please book soon!!
Our next Destination after Italy in Mid November will be…the Caribbean!!
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España


La Sala Puerto Banus- Marbella: Saturday Soul Sessions live on the terrace from 3pm. This Saturday with Voice of Holland singing star, Ivanildo Kembel.
Reservations are a must, so visit www.lasalabanus.com or call 952 814 145 PHOTO:LA SALA


Restaurant Kukko: This Wednesday’s music club is dedicated to all kinds of American music. In restaurant Kukko you can enjoy every Wednesday from 7p.m. on a nice dinner while enjoying great songs. Table reservations +34 646 111 203. Welcome! Avda de Los Boliches 4 29640 Fuengirola  FB Page


Parrilla San Bartolome- Antequera: Our New Menus for this atypical holiday season are ready. We are adapted to existing safety and hygiene measures. Visit our Facebook page to see menus.
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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;
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Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
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Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
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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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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


Workshops: New to Knitting or Crotchet? Want to Learn New Techniques? Then join our exciting new workshops, learn how to use circular needles or learn continental knitting in our Charity Boutique in Calle El Barrio no 35 y 37 Nerja. Friendly environment, English and Spanish languages.
Tuesdays or Thursdays 4pm -6pm
Contact pippaspawprints@gmail.com


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: Free shopping service, send me your requirements, I’ll find you the best deals!
Windows, Apple/Mac, Linux and Android all serviced. I do not service phones.
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 Fron The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beige sofa adjustable headrests and extending foot stool with 2 matching chairs 210 x 100 cms, 110 x 100 cms Price 260€
-Solid castilian sideboard. Very heavy solid castilian sideboard Measurements 135 x 37 x 83cms Price 120€
-Beautiful large low coffee table been stripped back and waxed. Measurements Width 148cms Depth 95cms Height 45cms Price 75€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahousehold dot com


For Sale: New HP ink cartridges 950XL x 2. €10 each. Call Chris or Sarah on 684181758 and collect from Viñuela.


For Sale: Ufesa Electric heater. Excellent condition. €25
More pics on request.
sylvia4700 at hotmail.co.uk ; Sylvia, Velez Malaga


For Sale, 3 items:
-Ceiling light, 2 x black €10 each
-Ceiling light 1 x pine/black €10
Markesit oil filled electric radiator €10
WhatsApp Mike 653475891 Competa / Torrox road


Wanted: Garage to rent. I am looking for a garage on street level must be secure and damp free in Nerja/ torrox or surrounding area please contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429


Recommendations & Requests


Christian Men’s meeting: Hello, I am in Torrox for 6 months and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the residents and expats. What I miss is meeting other Christian men in the Torrox, Competa, Frigiliana area for some Christian fellowship. I’d like to see if there are other guys who would like to meet over lunch. I’m all for anyone interested to WhatsApp me, call or drop me an email to discuss. My name is Roland Wroten, email: rolandwroten@yahoo.com,
Phone: +31-650-730-668.


Friendship: I am a widower of mature years, and would like to meet a lady of a similar position for socializing, drink’s and meals out and hopefully to enjoy Christmas together. Mike.
I live in Frigiliana and can be contacted on mikestevenitt@gmail.com


Self-levelling concrete: If there is anyone out there with experience using self-levelling concrete (or equivalent) I would like a quote for an area of approx 36 sq. m.
The current floor is stone crazy paving but is pretty level anyway, but I am looking for a more smooth surface.
Thanks to anyone who can help, but MUST have (demonstrable) experience with such products.
Nick, La Herradura, 609 706 210
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


News & Articles

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Ireland orders full national lockdown- Country faces SIX WEEKS of maximum ‘Level 5’ restrictions with pubs and non-essential shops closed until December 1: Cabinet ministers made the decision at a meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin this evening (Monday). A formal announcement is expected later.
Level 5 is the most stringent under the Irish system and asks citizens to ‘stay at home, except to exercise within 5 kilometres of your home.’ Public gatherings, except for small numbers at funerals and weddings, are banned and only essential shops are allowed to stay open. Construction will also be allowed, but most non-essential retail, hairdressers, barbers and salons will have to close. The public will be asked to work from home except for essential workers, and pubs, restaurants and cafes will only be able to provide takeaways and deliveries. Full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8856059/Ireland-considering-six-week-lockdown-stopping-travelling-3-miles-home.html


Tourism falls into a coma on the Costa del Sol: Malaga Airport passenger numbers were down by 9.5 million in the first eight months of this year and tourist accommodation lost 3.4 million guests.
Between January and August no more than 1.8 million visitors stayed in tourist accommodation, compared with the 5.2 million in 2019. Those 1.8 million visitors checked in for 6.5 million nights, far from the 20.5 million registered in the same period of 2019, according to figures from Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE) quoted by the Costa del Sol tourism authority.
And to get a better idea of the size of the disaster, for hotel accommodation, the 1.4 million visitors arriving in the first eight months of 2020 is the equivalent of the total for the month of March alone last year. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202010/16/tourism-falls-into-coma-20201016101348-v.html


BREXIT: From the UK Home Office via Twitter
European nationals have been warned that the rules to enter the UK will change in autumn next year, meaning ID cards will no longer be accepted at the border.
Britain’s Home Office has sent out a reminder to nationals of EU countries as well as Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway that from October 1st 2021 national identity cards will no longer be valid to enter the UK, and will only be able to enter the UK using their passport.


Users of pirate IPTV services in the UK and Ireland are most likely being monitored by one or more major ISPs: Secret traffic analysis, provided to the High Court in a recent blocking case involving UEFA, reveals that studies were carried out in connection with Sky which determined many subscribers were accessing pirate IPTV platforms via the ISP. It appears that in this matter, Sky or others acting on its behalf, have been monitoring the traffic of Sky subscribers who accessed the servers of pirate IPTV providers.
The onus is still on consumers to take action and protect themselves by, for instance, using a VPN or other such masking method.
Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/isps-are-monitoring-iptv-pirates-activities-court-documents-reveal-201018/


DoctorLaptop’s Tips #82
-Android Mobile Device User Alert- If you have one of these devices be sure to keep Bluetooth turned off in Settings when you are not using Bluetooth functions. There are 3 significant Bluetooth vulnerabilities, known since 2018, that allow a nearby hacker to gain access to, and even take control of, your device. These have only been recently patched in the newest versions of Android that use Linux kernel versions 4.19.137 and 5.7.13. You can do a websearch for your Android version and check whick Linuz Kernel your version of Android uses. As always, the best advice for all Android (and Apple) users is to keep your devices fully updated; there are new updates every week. Windows users should lag 2 to 4 weeks behind new update releases before installing them due to their long history of releasing buggy updates.
-Websites preventing you from using “Back Arrow”, to go back to the previous screen? If you do a websearch and then click to open a link, on some websites like FakeBook and YouTube, you cannot then click the Back Arrow to return to the list of search results. They lock you onto their site! This is tantamount to digital kidnapping, telling MY browser to ignore a built in, primary function! The work-around is to know where your browser’s “History” button is located, they all have one. Then next time you find yourself in this situation, prevented from backing out of a website, click the History button, then double-click the top item on the list. You will go back to the previous screen
Reference: https://thehackernews.com/2020/10/linux-Bluetooth-hacking.html


Orionid Meteor Shower is visible until November 7, peaking 22-24 Oct: As well as the stunning meteor shower, this month also brings us an extremely rare ‘Blue Moon’. This will be the first time a Blue Moon has been seen across the globe since World War II. Full story: https://www.space.com/orionid-meteor-shower-2020-peaks-soon


Spain will not ask for €70 billion of its share of EU recovery fund:
“This is a great agreement: we have secured €140 billion for Spain, of which €72.7 billion are in grants,” said Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, of the Socialist Party (PSOE), after leaders clinched a landmark deal aimed at pulling the European economy out of its Covid-induced coma.
Spain and other countries would rather focus on the grant aid that does not have to be returned, and ignore the rest of the available funds. This in turn poses the risk that the European stimulus package will end up far smaller in scope than expected, leading to a less vigorous recovery than desired. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-10-19/why-spain-will-not-ask-for-70-billion-of-its-share-of-eu-recovery-fund.html


Inside Madrid’s “superspreader” underground parties: When you enter these parties you are told by the doorman, ‘If the police arrive, you say you didn’t pay to come and that you brought your own drink’. Like underground raves of old, invites are distributed with phone numbers only, you call to get the location just hours before the party starts.
Club owners are flouting coronavirus restrictions by setting up nighttime bars in tourist apartments where up to 100 youngsters gather without face masks. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-19/inside-madrids-underground-parties-if-the-police-arrive-you-say-you-didnt-pay-to-come-and-that-you-brought-your-own-drink.html


Flippy, the $30,000 automated robot fast-food cook, is now for sale with ‘ demand through the roof ‘: Flippy can cook 19 items, see how it grills burgers and fries onion rings: https://www.businessinsider.com/miso-robotics-flippy-robot-on-sale-for-300000-2020-10?r=DE&IR=T


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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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

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