DigameXtra No. 1762 Thursday, Oct. 22nd 2020

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Bandits on the Beach: Hi folks, The Bandits will be playing live at Chiringuito El Tropy on the beach in Caleta, to the left of the Marina and the boat yard, this coming Saturday 24th October from 1.00pm.
As dancing is now not allowed we will be playing a more subdued set so that you don’t get too excited and break the rules, but it should be a great afternoon, right on the beach.
To reserve your table, highly recommended as table are now limited, call 653 629 841. Hope to see you there.
Rod & Mitch, The Bandits


Live Music with Alex & Bernd & Alfred: Friday 23Oct 15:30.
Restaurante Feroche, Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa
+34 658 14 59 50


Duo Golden Cuba: Sat 24OCT 3:30pm.
Chiringuito Paradise, Algarrobo Costa. +34 695 38 66 98
Urbanización Centro Internacional 29793 Algarrobo FB Page


Adriana Rogan show: Sunday Oct 25th 3pm.
Restaurante Los Naranjos, Alcaucin, Tel. 619 390 146 FB Page


Halloween Party: The Mogador Beach Club El Barco
Saturday 31OCT. 4pm till late, DJ Steve Altman, Free shots on entry, BBQ & bonfire, best costume prize, family friendly.
Carretera del Penoncillo, Torrox Costa. Resv- 951 55 10 79 FB Page


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-IPTV set top box MAG 322W1. With HDMI cable, power cable, power adapter and remote control. Hardly used. Surplus to requirements due to change of internet provider. €40
-Modern Wall clock. John Lewis Newgate pantry wall clock. Acrylic grey case with soft rubber finish. Glass lens and green hands €15
-Face Masks. Disposable three layer face masks. 2 x 30 packs. €6.50 per pack or €12
Contact Lynda / Paul on 07572 458501 or email lynda.shepley@icloud.com ; Torrox Park.


For Sale: King sized bed 200 x 180 cm originally purchased from Muebles Pirámides puerto in Caleta. In very good condition €100 For collection in Cómpeta. We will assist with transfer. Brian .
Email: Brian.quinn@outlook.ie or 00353872598089


For Sale, as lot: Ten pairs ladies shoes. Good quality soft leather. Sizes 5/6. Only €15 for the lot. Casabermeja/Colmenar. Sue: 637163461.


For Sale: Pine drawers for sale two sets each have 6 drawers capable of taking A4 paper on castors for easy movement
34cm wide x 38cm deep x 65cm high
€20 Nerja
michaelkelly5 at talktalk dot net


For Sale: Bed base and mattress. I have these 1.90×1.50 bed articles in good shape. Base is perfect, strong and with 8 legs. Ergolatex mattress with slight signs of use but very comfortable, . If anyone is interested I am selling for 28 euros both. They go together.
Collect at Torrox Costa (Beach Club).
Contact: jessleni@hotmail.com or 666074664


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News & Articles

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New restrictions to fight Covid following spike in Andalucian town Albox, in the province of Almeria: The new restrictions, which will effect almost 11,700 people, will come into place from midnight tomorrow, Thursday, October 22. Read the full deails: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/21/new-restrictions-to-fight-covid-following-spike-in-andalucian-town/


Spanish Politics- At The No-Confidence Debate: Spain’s PM urges opposition PP “not to fall into the abyss of the far right”. Far right Vox Party leader Santiago Abascal, and Ignacio Garriga, a Vox lawmaker for Barcelona, launched blistering attacks against a government that was variously described as “social-communist,” “criminal,” “illegitimate,” “unconstitutional,” “totalitarian,” “miserable,” “negligent,” “immoral,” “a mafia” and “wasteful,” among other epithets.
The no-confidence motion has little hope of securing congressional approval, as Vox holds just 52 seats in the 350-strong lower house of parliament and no other party has expressed open support for the initiative. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-10-21/at-no-confidence-debate-spains-pm-urges-opposition-pp-not-to-fall-into-the-abyss-of-the-far-right.html


COMPUTER ALERT: Google’s Chrome Web-Browser Under Active Attacks- Update Chrome Now: If you are using Google Chrome browser on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computers, you need to update your web browsing software immediately to the latest version Google released earlier today.
Google released Chrome version 86.0.4240.111 today to patch several security high-severity issues, including a zero-day vulnerability that has been exploited in the wild by attackers to hijack targeted computers.
Users are recommended to manually trigger the update process by going to “Settings > Help > About Google Chrome” from the menu. A new window will open to notify you it is updating, or it will say you are already up to date.
Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/10/chrome-zeroday-attacks.html


European Premier League: Liverpool and Manchester United are in talks about a bombshell plot involving Europe’s biggest football clubs to join a new FIFA-backed tournament that would reshape the sport’s global landscape. Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham are also candidates to join a new European Premier League, which is backed by a $6 billion (£4.6 billion) financing package. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12109174/european-premier-league-liverpool-and-manchester-united-in-talks-for-fifa-backed-tournament


Youtube Downloaders: Every day millions of people use YouTube rippers, tools that are often used to illegally download music and videos for free. Music industry insiders are sounding the alarm about this piracy threat. It’s no secret that the music industry sees stream-ripping as today’s single biggest piracy threat. Full article:


Breathable Bacon facemask promises a ‘sizzling rasher’ experience: Created by US-based Hormel Foods, the Black Label Breathable Bacon facemask features the ‘latest in pork-scented technology’ with two-ply multi-fiber cloth to give the wearer the experience of smelling a ‘sizzling rasher’ while they protect themselves from coronavirus. PHOTO:Hormel Foods. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/21/breathable-bacon-facemask-promises-a-sizzling-rasher-experience/


How foreigners in Spain can get grants for home improvements: What kind of home improvements can I get a grant for?
-For energy efficiency reasons
-For conservation, safety and access reasons
-For urban/rural renovation or renewal reasons
In terms of energy efficiency grants, these include covering the cost of heating and air conditioning, new windows, home insulation, electrical installations and sound proofing.
For conservation, safety and access reasons, it can be understood as being grants for renovation needed to improve the standards of living for residents of a dwelling ie a lift or wheelchair ramp in a building where there are elderly residents.
For urban/rural renovation or renewal reasons, the government states that it includes financing for “rehabilitation work of residential buildings and individual dwellings, as well as works for the urbanisation of adjacent public spaces and construction of buildings and dwellings that replace others that have previously been demolished in the same area”.
This means that whoever buys a derelict building in Spain can get a grant for its renovation.
Foreign nationals can apply for a grant if they “are legally resident in Spain”.
This means that non-resident second home owners in Spain cannot apply.
What other requirements are there?
Home owners in Spain with or without a mortgage can apply, as can renters (although this should only be done if the landlord agrees).
Most property types are eligible, from detached to terraced houses and also houses in residential communities.
If you live in a building with other flats, it’s worth noting that housing communities can make joint requests for grants for blocks of flats or apartments.
For an entire building to be eligible, at least 50 percent of the properties must be first homes and not short-term holiday lets. The same applies to individual grant applications – the property must be your primary residence for at least one year before applying.
Another requirement is that the property has to have been built and finished before 1996.
Home improvements on individual properties can’t take longer than 12 months once your municipality has issued the licence.
For blocks of flat the deadline is extended to 16 months or 18 months if they’re made up of more than 40 properties.
The company or builder must supply a legal invoice for the project to be eligible for a grant.
How much money can the grant be worth?
If it’s a house, the highest grant amount is €12,000, or 40 percent of the cost. For flats or apartments, the grant limit is €8,000.
If the grant is for a blocks of flats the amount is usually determined by the number of flats but still generally can’t surpass 40 percent of the total cost.
Up to €1,000 extra can be requested for improvements to properties that are registered as being of “cultural interest”.
Some regions also offer grants of up to 25 percent of the total renovation price for those under 35, especially in municipalities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants that are looking for young residents.
However, the grant can cover 75 percent of the cost for applicants with very low incomes (lower than 3 times the IPREM indicator) or when the project is to improve access for disabled or elderly people (65 years old and over).
How do I apply for a grant?
Each region decides the process for applying for home improvement grants, so your first port of call should be their regional website. Look for information on “convocatorias” (grant application announcements) and their deadlines. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20201020/explained-how-foreigners-in-spain-can-get-grants-for-home-improvements


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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

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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