DigameXtra No. 1793 Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 2020

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CANCELLED: Monday Music: Bernd Bernado & Dix will be performing Monday 23.11.2020 from 13.30 pm at Restaurante Feroche, Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa. FB Page


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Torrox Heladería Closed till Jan 2021: The Heladería on the south side of BLQ 83 in Torrox Costa has closed, with a projected reopening on Jan 2nd 2021. This is the place that hosted a very popular €6 breakfast buffet every weekday morning before Covid-19 arrived on the scene. -Ed.


Churches & Worship

(I have not heard from the churches regarding their meetings during the current Covid restrictions. I suggest you verify if they are meeting in the current situation. -Ed.)


EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)


Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Two bedside cabinets, complete with a loose glass top to prevent scratches 75cm high x 40cm deep x 55cm wide each with 3 drawers €60. Michael in Nerja.
michaelkelly5 at talktalk dot net


For Sale: 2x Flamenco dresses, 12/14. Good condition. Spanish made. 30e each. Torrox campo. Km12.
Tina. Watsap 00447792579150


Recommendations & Requests


Parcel to UK: Hello Digameites, I wonder if anyone out there can help me please. I want to send a small parcel approximately 50 x 35 x 10 cms and weighing approximately 5 or 6 kgs from Puente Don Manuel to Hull with Christmas presents for my grandchildren. Any ideas which is the safest and best method to do this at all? Thank you, Alan Edson


Thank you: Thanks to all who replied to my “recommendation wanted for a cleaner”. It is now sorted.
Big thank you to Naythan for all his hard work
Amanda, Algarrobo Pueblo, amandawood96 @ yahoo . co . uk


News & Articles

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Andalusia stabilizes its coronavirus infections at around 3,000 pending more restrictions: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
Andalusia has added 3,424 coronavirus infections this Saturday. They are almost the same as yesterday (3,673) and the day before (3,296). The community seems to have entered its floor of daily cases around 3,000 , which represents a decrease to almost half of a few weeks ago, when more than 5,500 daily were added.
The decline in cases is undeniable but doubts are now being cast on whether it is enough to take pressure off the health system. It seems so since Andalusia has dropped this Saturday for the first time in a month from the 3,000 hospitalized by coronavirus. In addition, those admitted to the ICU have also been fewer for days.
Seville and Granada continue to be the provinces where the most cases of Covid-19 are reported. They are 669 and 678 respectively. Cádiz follows closely, a province that although during the summer and the first part of autumn had very few cases, it has been in the first places in the number of for weeks daily infections. This Saturday they have added 550 new infected. Behind is Jaén (+396); Malaga (+378); Almeria (+304); and Huelva (+196).
As for the dead, Andalusia has added another 50 this Saturday, bringing the total number of fatalities from the pandemic in the community to 3,599. The highest figures are in the provinces that have registered the most infections in the previous weeks . They are Sevilla (+16 dead); Granada (+10); Cordoba (+7); Cádiz (+6); Malaga (+5); and Almería (+2).
The positive note of the day is put by the recovered, which are 2,708 since yesterday. The community adds more than 2,000 people cured of coronavirus for days, so that the list of Andalusians who have already overcome the disease is 97,309 already, close to one hundred thousand. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-estabiliza-contagios-coronavirus-torno-3000-espera-mas-restricciones-202011211347_noticia.html


Costa councils to use funds from Christmas budgets to offset the effects of the pandemic: The Three Kings will still bring gifts to children in Spain in the early hours of 6 January, but for the first time there will be no parades in the 103 municipalities of Malaga province during the evening before. The Covid-19 restrictions mean that these traditional processions can’t take place, so the councils are now planning to use the money they would normally have spent on them on measures to alleviate the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic instead.
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202011/20/costa-councils-funds-from-20201120103040-v.html


Why You May Want To Think Twice Before Using Cloud Services For Your Business: {by Naythan} Big tech is pushing hard for all businesses to store their data on cloud based storage services. But is that really a good idea? Many prosperous businesses are successful because they have a market advantage of some sort- a unique recipe, design, proceedure, exclusive client lists, etc. Such info is valuable and must be kept private to maintain the market advantage.
The cloud is not a good place to keep secrets. There are actually many weaknesses.
One is they are vulnerable to hackers and corrupt employees who can access your data. Another is the cloud service provider themselves. Do they deserve to be trusted? If history is any indicator the answer is no. Amazon offered cloud storage to clients selling items on the Amazon platform. Amazon was later caught mining their clients data, that in turn was used to develop Amazon branded products to directly compete with their clients! https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-scooped-up-data-from-its-own-sellers-to-launch-competing-products-11587650015
These cloud services also use third party contractors to perform some of their business operations. These contractors also have access to your data. So when you trust your cloud services provider, you are also trusting a whole bunch of other companies as well, giving your data an even wider set of possible observers. https://www.information-age.com/reducing-threats-posed-third-party-contractors-123468368/
Even Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, has expressed his not-so-flattering opinion, forecasting many “horrible problems” will derive from the use of cloud computing. He sees the lack of data control as a true concern and believes the problem will only spiral towards the worst as more and more resources are shared.
For a plain language explanation of all the different cloud data risks, of which there are quite a few, read this article: CLOUD COMPUTING SECURITY RISKS IN 2020, AND HOW TO AVOID THEM


It’s Not Only Computers In Short Supply- Now Waiting Lists to Buy an Appliance in Spain: The slowdown in production in China at the beginning of the year, and in other countries a few months later, when the coronavirus spread, together with the current restrictions, they have led to a decrease in the number of household appliances manufactured. This circumstance has been joined by an increase in the demand for this type of product due to the greater time we spend at home and the increase in household chores. The Covid-19 pandemic has consequently led to long waiting lists in Spanish shops for a customer to purchase a washing machine, refrigerator or dishwasher, among other electrical appliances of the so-called white line.
Although manufacturers and distributors hope that the problem will be resolved little by little and that a return to normalcy will be achieved at the end of the first quarter of 2021, the increase in purchases by the Black Friday and Christmas campaign may further exacerbate the problem. Currently, many appliances are out of stock and consumers must sign up for a waiting list and then keep their fingers crossed for the date promised from brands to marketers to be met. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/waiting-lists-to-buy-an-appliance-due-to-the-coronavirus/


Nile Virus hits Valencia: The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has confirmed that there has been an outbreak of Nile Fever in horses in the province of Castellón. Mosquitoes carrying the Nile Virus were first detected by the National Animal Surveillance Program back in July in Andalusia, and a total of 139 outbreaks have been confirmed across Spain since then. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/21/the-nile-virus-hits-valencia/


Birds poisoned in Costa del Sol urbanisation: The Rincón de la Victoria Environmental Centre has denounced the possible poisoning of more than a hundred birds next to an urbanisation in Valle Niza in Vélez-Málaga. José Carlos Cañas, president of the Natural Protection Service branch (Seprona) of the Guardia Civil confirmed that several doves, turtle doves and other similar birds were found dead in a residential are near the Castillo del Marqués Hospitality School. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/21/birds-poisoned-in-costa-del-sol-urbanisation/


Kindle at lowest EVER price in Black Friday deal at Amazon UK: With the Black Friday sales around the corner, Amazon is dishing out the customary reductions to its own products, including these deals on Kindle devices.
The standard Kindle has been brought down from £70 to £50, the bells-and-whistles Kindle Oasis has been cut from £230 to £170, and the child-friendly Kindle Kids Edition has been pushed from £100 to only £60. Full story: https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/ereaders/1412802/amazon-kindle-at-lowest-ever-price-in-black-friday-deal


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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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