DigameXtra No. 1801 Monday, Nov. 30th, 2020

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December 2020
-Sunday, 6th- El día de la constitución (Constitution Day)
-Friday, 25th– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
-Saturday, 26th– Sponsor posts for Saturday will appear Sunday.
January 2021
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-Wednesday, 6th- Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.

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The Phoenix Club: Trips & Events
15th – Mrs Miggins Christmas Sale of Christmas Cakes, mince pies, pies and pastries – all safety precautions will be observed. This will be held at La Vega bar restaurant in Torre del Mar. Doors open 12.30pm
16th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip – this is dependent on whether all borders re-open after the 10th December
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Potters Bar- Nerja: This week:
-Monday: open 3pm to 6pm and open pool table.
-Tuesday: The great Potters Pub Quiz 2pm to 4pm (please book) light lunch snacke included
-Wednesday: Open 1pm to 6pm and a fun games afternoon and free tapas throughout.
-Thursday: Open 3pm to 6pm
-Friday: Open 1pm to 6pm with an informal and friendly pool competition and complimentary food.
-Saturday: 2pm- pls join us for the Christmas Avon presentation, cocktails, raffle; and Kerry’s home-made cake and mince pie sale. A great way to purchase your Christmas gifts!
-Sundays: weather depending. Paul Lockey plays live on our lovely terrace – bookings essential! Tel: 685435767


Migas posters exhibition: There is an exhibition of paintings / posters that have been produced over many years for the Migas fiesta in Torrox pueblo. The fiesta will not take place this year, the exhibition is worth a look, and for those who knew Jeff Mills, his for 2007 is worth seeing. Very different from the others. But then he was from “the valleys”, he decided to live in Torrox because it reminded him of them. Christine, Torrox, chris.fitzwaATgmailDOTcom


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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
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Wanted: Mini sax tutor. Hi, just brought a mini sax and need help getting started. Are there any tutors or sax players out there that can help? Would prefer face to face, in Torrox, as need to make sure I have the basics right. Thanks. Mariella, Torrox.
msmcann @ me.com (no spaces)
Thank you Digamextra for all your informative posts and obvious hard work.


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BluCee Inmobiliaria:
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental in Torre del Mar!
Apartment Sierra 1 in Torre del Mar is available for long term rent this winter.
Available from beginning of November 2020 until end of April 2021. Can be rented for 3 to 6 months. Price per month is €700 per month plus electricity usage. Price includes internet and secure parking.
This lovely apartment has 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large secure garden. Located near the hospital, within walking distance to the beach and El Ingenio shopping centre. A car is not necessary. Normally fully booked.
Please click the link for more details – Apartment Sierra 1
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-2 seater ikea ektopp sofas (2 available) W 179 x D88cms. Price 100€ each or 180€ the pair
-Runner W67 x L250cms Price 25€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Ikea sofa. 6 months old. Perfect condition. Buyer collects. Width 209cm depth 84. €180.
Whats app 00447539104597. Margaret, Valle Niza
Email. Magsfaulkner@hotmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Travelling from Competa to Malaga Airport: Could I please share this with everyone to check their understanding of the current rules on travel. I am booked on a flight from Malaga Airport on Wednesday 2nd December. I’m based in the UK and have details of hospital appointments later this month. I realise that I am allowed out of the municipality to catch a flight. But I need to know if my neighbour can take me as he usually does. If so what documentation would he need to have to prove his reason for making this journey. I welcome your advice soonest. With Thanks. Dave & Brian, Competa
Email: daveandbrian@gmail.com


News & Articles

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DoctorLaptop’s Tips #85
-Why are Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers getting updated every week? Yes, some of it is due to newly discovered security flaws, the typical excuse, but there really can’t be that many bugs in a professionally crafted product, can there? Actually, some of the constant updating is to create new opportunities for them to collect your data. As users increasingly attempt to protect their online privacy with VPNs, ad-blockers, anti-trackers and other such tools, Chrome and Firefox attempt to counter these measures as far as their own snooping is concerned, while allowing these tools to protect you from other snoops. You see, these big tech companies are never satisified with maintaining their huge profits, they constantly drive to increase profitibility. So they must constantly update their browsers, to bypass your attempts to keep them out, to ensure they can collect ever more of your data to sell.
-What can you do to avoid this mess? Here is a very simplified explanation. There are other browsers, that do respect their users desire for privacy. There are only three major “core” web browser programs in use today. Companies use these core programs as a base to build their browsers upon. The 2 most common are Chromium (used to create Google Chrome, Opera, Epic, Brave, etc.) and Gecko (used to create Firefox, Comodo IceDragon, Waterfox, Light, etc.). The third is Webkit, that is the base for Apple’s Safari browser. So if you like Chrome but want better security and less updating, try Brave or Epic browsers. If you prefer Firefox and want better security, try Comodo IceDragon.
Epic Browser (with free built-in VPN): https://www.epicbrowser.com/
Brave Browser: https://brave.com/
Comodo IceDragon: https://icedragon.comodo.com/
-Tower PCs can now be replaced with new Mini-PCs for all but the most demanding uses, such as film editing and multi-track audio processing. Using the new, very small and cool running Flash drives instead of bulky HDD or SSD  drives, there is no longer a need for huge tower boxes and multiple fans. Everything can now be contained in a case similar in size to an IPTV box! All the connections are there to connect a USB mouse, a USB keyboard (you can use any language keyboard), plus some extra USB sockets, and at least 2 video outputs (VGA & 1 or 2 HDMIs, and possibly others). New style low voltage processors produce much less heat, so a tiny internal fan is sufficient to keep things cool.
I’ve been testing some of these mini PCs and am very impressed. While I was initially skeptical that the speed and performance on these mini PCs would meet my demanding usage needs, I am pleasantly suprised to find that a mini PC with only 4 Gb RAM and a 2.0GHz processor performs most tasks as well a tower PC with 8Gb RAM, standard HDD and a 2.8GHz processor, at about one third the price! To see what is available check Amazon for “mini PCs”.
-Search engines results in Google, Bing and even DuckDuckGo are now heavily filtered and manipulated. Doing online research is becoming ever more difficult as big tech tries to direct you to the info they want you to see. Their clients pay to get higher search rankings than others, so even if another site has more of the info you seek, you will be pushed to the paying client’s site.
I am currently using Searx as my primary search provider.
Try this English language, ad free, privacy respecting site for better results to your search terms:


Bars and Shops Allowed To Open In Granada: The Junta de Andalucía has announced that bars, restaurants and shops can open in Granada from Monday, November 30 until 6pm. The current curfew from 10pm to 6am remains in place, as do the border restrictions. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/29/breaking-news-bars-and-shops-allowed-to-open-in-granada/


Jupiter and Saturn Will Form a Rare ‘Double Planet’ in the Sky Before Christmas: Here’s how to see an incredible spectacle that hasn’t happened in 800 years.
For the first time since the middle ages, Jupiter and Saturn will become so close to each other in the night sky that they’ll appear as a brilliantly bright “double planet.” On the winter solstice, December 21, the solar system’s two largest planets will be visibly on top of each other in the western sky.
In what astronomers are calling a great conjunction, or the meeting of the two biggest worlds in our solar system, the planets will appear perfectly aligned from Earth’s perspective and only be 0.1 degrees apart (that’s only one-fifth the diameter of the moon). The last time Jupiter and Saturn appeared this close was in 1623, just 14 years after Galileo made his first telescope and discovered the moons of Jupiter.
The true solar system alignment of these two gas giants occurred a few weeks ago, but from Earth’s perspective as it quickly orbits the sun, Jupiter and Saturn will appear to inch closer and closer together over the coming weeks. If you take your telescope out early, the planets are already close together and setting later in the night, so you’ll have ample opportunities to track their progress.
The best time to view the spectacle on December 21 will be around an hour after sunset, right near the constellation Capricorn. PHOTO:CDN
Full article: https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a34763703/jupiter-saturn-double-planet-december-21-christmas-star-how-to-see-it/


Boxing News: Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. results in an eight-round draw in their highly anticipated exhibition match at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
It was a much more effective showing from Tyson than Jones, who landed 37 of his 236 punch attempts (16 percent). Jones connected with 28 power strikes and nine jabs.
Still, the World Boxing Council celebrity judges ended up ruling it a draw. As it turns out, the purse for the bout was even as well. According to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, Tyson and Jones each earned a guaranteed $1 million from the fight. Full story: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2920121-tyson-vs-jones-jr-purse-prize-money-payouts-after-main-event-fight


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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Cat needs new home: Cati, approximately 6-year-old neutered male cat, urgently needs a new home. He’s pretty independent and spends most of his time outdoors, but does like to come indoors for a bit of fuss/comfort every now and then.
Located near Guaro, Periana
Contact Diana: df_flower at hotmail dot com or tel./WhatsApp +34 646 569226


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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.

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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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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