DigameXtra No. 1810 Thursday, Dec. 10th, 2020

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December 2020
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Due to the new Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

 

Showers forecast for Thursday thru Saturday. Source-
https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/daily-weather-forecast/302197

 

Market Cancelled: We are sorry to have to advise you that the regular Car boot/ Market planned for Sunday 13th December, at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, has been cancelled. Many of our stall holders, as well as regular visitors and customers are currently restrained by Municipality restrictions and it has therefore been deemed necessary and sensible, to cancel it.
Government Covid guidelines permitting, we plan to restart our regular schedule in the New Year. Our first market of 2021 will therefore be on Sunday 7th February. Full information, prior to the event, will be published on Digamextra.
May we take this opportunity to thank all of our visitors for their continued support during this unsettled year, and to wish all of our stall holders, visitors and customers, a very safe Christmas and a settled New Year.
For any further info. required, please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301

 

The White Rose Fuengirola: Live music with The Boliches Brothers, 13th December – Sunday – 2:30pm
Live Music & Lovely food. Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Sunday in our lovely sunny terrace. Doors opening at 12:00. PHOTO:Facebook
Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola. FB Page
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DoctorLaptop’s Laptop Tuneup Special: Now until the new year, a full maintenance service for only €50.
If you rely on your laptop for school, shopping or communications and want it running at peak performance, an annual professional servicing is necessary. This is especially true in these current times where people have their laptops on all day. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? If you did, the repair would be far more than the cost of the oil change you neglected. Same thing with computers, and laptops in particular.
I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: After an internal cleaning I verify all System files replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, update Windows+all drivers+programs, and finally optimize your settings for fastest overall performance. I use a special on-line scanner that will detect and remove malware that normal anti-virus programs cannot detect!
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Wanted/Needed: Somebody to come and keep my garden in good order. Mostly Pots and gravel. Small garden. One Lemon Tree. One Palm tree. Back patio needs pressure washing (Have pressure washer). Needed to bring garden up to scratch for winter and then regularly every 6-8 weeks or thereabouts. Caleta de Velez area. Call in first instance 952550942 (Spanish spoken) Polly

 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale at Market: My pebble art pictures make great gifts and will be available to purchase at the Christmas Fair this Saturday 12th December at-
The Grill House Sunset Lounge, Torrox Park, 2 – 6pm
Lots of Gifts and festive treats, raffle.
lynnandseanhATyahooD0TcoD0Tuk

 

For Sale: Dining table lamp. 40 Euros. Was 150 new. Velez-Malaga. Can meet at El Ingenio parking.
Contact: 651 83 86 35, Carina

 

For Sale: His and hers chronographs by ‘Racer’. New and boxed, his and hers R100 chronographs by ‘Racer’. Anti-allergenic leather strap. Water resistant to 50 meters. Japanese Citizen OS10 quartz movement. Calendar, Tachymeter, Reinforced mineral glass.
The ‘his’ version is 45mm in diameter, and the ‘hers’ is 38mm, but otherwise identical.
Unwanted gifts. RRP 140 Euros each, asking 160 euros for the pair, or best offer. Rod, Competa campo.
Phone: 951 069 982 or 684 381 652 (Whatsapp)
Or email rodney.jones4@gmail.com

 

News & Articles

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Spanish regions announce new coronavirus measures for Christmas season: Valencia to keep borders sealed until January 15, while the Canary Islands will let visitors enter with an antigen test instead of a PCR. In Catalonia the current restrictions will be maintained. Andalusian officials announced that existing restrictions on mobility and social gatherings will remain in place until December 12, at which time a new announcement will be made regarding new measures “to keep the situation under control during Christmas.” Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-12-09/spanish-regions-announce-new-coronavirus-measures-for-christmas-season.html

 

UK warns people with serious allergies to avoid Pfizer vaccine after two adverse reactions: Pfizer has said people with a history of severe adverse allergic reactions to vaccines or the candidate’s ingredients were excluded from their late stage trials, which is reflected in the MHRA’s emergency approval protocol.
The new MHRA guidance, sent out to health professionals, said a much broader segment should not take the vaccine.
“Any person with a history of a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine or food (such as previous history of anaphylactoid reaction or those who have been advised to carry an adrenaline autoinjector) should not receive the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine,” it said.
It also said resuscitation facilities should be available for all vaccinations. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-britain-vaccine/uk-warns-people-with-serious-allergies-to-avoid-pfizer-vaccine-after-two-adverse-reactions-idUSKBN28J1D1

 

Police in Malaga warn about rise in fake IT technician fraudsters:
At first, they say that they are from a reputable international company, offering to fix problems and install antivirus software.
Once the victim gives permission for remote access and makes a payment, the criminals then access passwords and other sensitive data.
Police recommend not to trust any call of this nature. If, however, you fall victim to such a scam, they say you should contact your bank and cancel all payments.
(Legit big tech companies like Microsoft/Apple/Google will never call you without you having contacted them first. If you get a call like this, just hang up. If you fall for the scam and allow them remote access, your computer has very likely been infected. Stop using it, and get it to DoctorLaptop (tel 675 993 069) for disinfection. -Ed.) Reference:
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/04/police-warn-about-fake-20201204103824-v.html

 

Amazon UK Info For Spanish Customers Post BREXIT: I received this today and thought I’d share it with the readers. -Ed.
As you have placed an order on Amazon.co.uk and selected an EU delivery address in the past, we wanted to let you know that from 1 January 2021, when the Brexit transition period ends, you’ll see some changes when you shop on Amazon.co.uk and select an EU delivery address. These changes could include:
– VAT (or the regional equivalent, if applicable, https://www.amazon.co.uk/vatrates) being due in the country of delivery, or your package may be subject to customs duties, taxes and fees (“Import Fees”)
– the collection of VAT, or an estimation of Import Fees (“Import Fee Deposit” https://www.amazon.co.uk/ifd), which may result in a price change at checkout.
We will continue to accept eligible returns. If the reason for return is the result of an error (e.g. if the item is defective / damaged / incorrect), any costs incurred for the return will be paid by Amazon. Otherwise, any costs incurred for the return (including transport costs, as well as any associated import fees or customs where applicable) will be payable by the person returning the goods
We hope this helps and we see you again soon.

 

UK-EU agree trusted trader scheme for Northern Ireland – RTE: Britain and the European Union have agreed a trusted trader scheme to operate on the border of Northern Ireland that will ease the movement of goods after Jan. 1, Ireland’s state broadcaster RTE said on Wednesday.
RTE reporter Tony Connelly also said that traders moving agrifood products from Britain to Northern Ireland would be exempt from requiring export health certificates for a period of at least three months, to ease the new trade rules. Source: https://uk.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUKKBN28J1EM

 

Spanish IPTV streaming giant Movidy has closed itself down with immediate effect: The platform was one of Spain’s most-visited sites, period, but following a sad medical diagnosis in the summer, the owner says he is now too ill to continue. Due to security reasons and recent pressure from copyright holders, the site will not be sold to any third-party. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/spanish-piracy-giant-movidy-shuts-down-owner-too-sick-to-continue-201209/

 

Venice Flooded as Multi-Billion Dam System Fails to Activate:
The Italian lagoon city saw waters rise to 1.37 metres (4.5 ft), causing floods on its central St Mark’s Square which lies a metre below sea level. Water poured into the iconic basilica, and Venetians were forced to don their familiar rubber boots to wade into the rising water, known locally as ‘acqua alta’.
Shopkeepers erected wooden panels over their doorways to prevent damage to their wares, similar to scenes in November 2019 when Venice hit its highest flood levels since record began. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/09/venice-flooded-as-multi-billion-dam-system-fails-to-activate/

 

An eclipse, a superconjunction and a meteor shower to end the year: The last month of the pandemic year for coronavirus will offer astronomically an eclipse of the Sun, a superconjunction of planets and the last meteor shower of 2020, the Geminids, has indicated this Wednesday the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC).
The peak of the Geminid rain will occur during the nights of December 12 and 13, while in the dawn of the 14th this month in the territories of Chile and Argentina a total solar eclipse of about 2 minutes will be observed, and seven days later Jupiter and Saturn will be at the minimum distance between them. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/an-eclipse-a-superconjunction-and-a-meteor-shower-to-end-the-year/

 

For the latest COVID-19 info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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
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