DigameXtra No. 2256 Monday, May 9th, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices
-20th – Boat Trip from Benalmadena Port to Fuengirola with time to explore Fuengirola Harbour €28 includes coach, tips and boat trip to Fuengirola. Fuengirola is one of the oldest fishing ports on the Costa del Sol and has a plethora of fabulous fish restaurants. So if you fancy a fishy lunch…
-25th – Trip to Montefrio, Granada Province. Price €30 and includes, coach fare, tourist train and drivers tip. Montefrio is a municipality in the province of Granada. The ruins of a Moorish castle sit near the highest point. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century.
-2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-24th – A visit to the fabulous Alhambra Palace. The price is 60€pp and includes Entry to the Palace and Guide. If this is not to your liking, stop off at the largest shopping centre in Europe, The Nevada Centre for 20€pp
The Phoenix Social Club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 /626370695 or
email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page. 


Bio Beach Activities- El Morche: Wed. May 11 at 11am
Speaker: Norma with a Power Point Presentation titled: “Did you Know?” I invite you to join me for a fascinating visual frolic in history, geography, botany, zoology, etc., when I feature amazing tasty tidbits on what we may not have learned in school or anywhere else. For example, have you ever flown through a rainbow? How about street vendors of mummies in Egypt in 1965? Or did it ever cross your mind how big were Christopher Columbus Caravelas compared to other ships of that time? Or did you know there is such an animal as an Artic Hare or heard of Baby Cages? These are only a small sampling of what we’ll review together. Bring your questions, I love to make up the answers! LOL! The Bio Beach lectures are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programmes are presented in an effort to attract more members (12€ annually). Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you then! Please come early as we are running out of seats before 11am. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 


Torrox Job Fair: Wednesday 11th May, from the Ayuntamunto de Torrox, we have prepared the car park of the Zona Deportiva de la Granja to place the CLECE bus allowing visitors access to the program Málaga Emplea for the hiring of 500 people in the province of Malaga. An opportunity to access the labour market in a direct and close way.
The opening hours will be from 09:30 am to 17:30 pm, uninterrupted.
To attend the interviews, those interested should request an appointment by calling 900 901 911.  FB 


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Services Wanted/Offered

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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/ Our contact is 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
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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 


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
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.


ADH Group Spain- At ADH storage we provide storage that meets all your requirements:
From temporary to long term storage, we can find a solution for you. We have storage units in Competa and Puente Don Manuel, which are all dry and secure. All sizes of storage are accommodated. Do you need a suitcase stored or a full house move?
Phone us for a no obligation quote and ask for Gail on 0034 698958566 or email adhspain@gmail.com
Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.   


Malagalingo Spanish School:
Absolute success of our INTENSIVE COURSES to improve your oral Spanish in just one week with a relaxed atmosphere and conversational method.
So we continue with the courses in May. Hurry up, there are only 3 places left.
And if you prefer less hours you can come to the SINGLE CONVERSATION LESSONS for all levels from absolute beginners. From only 7€/hour. No registration required
All our classes take place on the BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE.
Golden Club 50+ Senior Students
See more information in the photos below or contact us at
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo



La domadora y el león Craft Beer Store of Frigiliana- Summer Hours:
Tuesday: 11:30-15:00
Wed thru Sat: 11:30-15:00 & 18:00-21:00
Tel. 619 74 96 53. C/ Rosarico La Joaquín, 26 29788 Frigiliana  FB 


Yoga Vidya Torrox-Costa: If not now, when?
Whether strengthening the cardiovascular system or the immune system, if you want to burn fat or promote general health, our health and yoga classes will support you in your goal. We would be pleased to meet you and help you to improve your fitness.
You can find our studio “Yoga Vidya Torrox-Costa” in the Avda. America Bl.88, just left of the Medical Center.
Contact Ralf and Monika: freitag.ralf@web.de
See poster below with our current timetable. 


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate:
WOW what a day the BluCee team had on Friday!
It started early with preparations for Sunday’s ‘OPEN HOUSE’ in Caleta de Velez.
Followed by a viewing in Torrox Costa. The Spanish client made an offer there and then, following a few negotiations the sale was agreed.
An early lunch, a few phone calls and some emails. All of which resulted in two more agreed sales, with Dutch and German buyers.
Looking to sell?
Contact us now – info@blucee.com
If you are thinking of selling, then do not worry, we have all corners of the globe covered. Contact us and find out how BluCee can help you.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja. We cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section. 


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Corner unit. Yute with natural shelves Measurements
39cms into corner 60 across front 180cms height. Price 180€
-Sideboard. Natural & Yute Beautiful solid top natural & waxed sideboard with new bronze handle Measurements 150 x 40 x 81cms Price 240€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-2 pairs of curtains plus rails & matching items. The bay window measures 3m W and curtains are 2m L, small pr, 137cm L window pole width is 120cm, plus 4 matching cushions and foot stool, and tie backs. 25€, collect or meet?
-Chest. 4 drawer light wood chest of drawers. As new, 20€ buyer collects.
-Phone & Mifi. Mobile phone Nokia 1600, used as a PAYG, when in Spain. All it needs is a new pin card. PLUS TP-Link 3G mobile wifi (mifi for internet connection using mobile data card via phone networks). Plus chargers and one spare. 15€ for both. Collect or arrange meeting local to Manzano Bajo.
Olive, Manzano Bajo, between Torrox Costa and El Morche
+44(0) 7501182382
Email: ojr49 AT hotmail D0T co.uk 


News & Articles

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Pilgrimage Dispute: {Translation, summary} The small and quiet hamlet of Los Romanes, with barely 400 inhabitants, belonging to the municipality of La Viñuela, in the heart of the Axarquia, is in turmoil these days due to a decision that has divided the neighbours. After two years of forced stoppage due to the pandemic, the Junta de Festejos has agreed to change the route of the pilgrimage planned for the last weekend of this month, on 27, 28 and 29 May, in the area around the Viñuela reservoir, next to the football pitch. The pilgrims come from the three main towns of the locality, with a population of barely 2,000.
Those from La Viñuela, who carry the image of San José, and Los Gómez, who carry the Virgen del Carmen, will follow the same route as always. However, the pilgrims from Los Romanes, who venerate the Virgen de la Milagrosa, will have to travel twice as far as in 2019, some 17 kilometres, compared to the 8 kilometres they used to travel before. A group of residents have started a collection of signatures through the Change.org portal, which already has 200 signatures, to try to rectify this decision. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/ 


Latest Survey Shows Andalucia Moving to the Right- The Conservative PP would win 48 deputies, seven more than the whole of the left and Right-Wing Vox would get 20 seats: {Translation, summary}
The electoral poll published this Sunday by Vozpópuli has indicated that the PP would win the Andalusian elections with 37.2% of the votes and 48 deputies, a figure that would place it above all the left-wing parties, which together would total 41. For its part, Vox would obtain 20 seats and 16.9% of the votes, while Ciudadanos would disappear after the 21 deputies obtained in the last elections of 2018, reaching a percentage of 3.3%. According to this poll by Hamalgama Métrica for Vozpópuli, collected by Europa Press, Juanma Moreno’s PP would not obtain an absolute majority (55), so it would need the support of Macarena Olona’s VOX party to be able to govern the Junta de Andalucía. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/


Doctors to protest in Malaga to demand improvements in Andalucian Health Service: The Andalucian Medical Union (SMA) has called a new rally for Monday, May 9, this time in front of the Territorial Department of Equality, Health and Social Polities of the Junta de Andalucia in Malaga.
The protest, set to start at 11.30am, has been organised so that doctors can demand quality primary care and the improvement of conditions for those working in the emergency services in primary care. Full article: EuroWeeklyNews


Coasts authority begins dumping 300,000 cubic metres of sand to replenish beaches: Up to 300,000 cubic metres of sand will be needed to stabilise the beaches of Malaga, the Costa del Sol and the Axarquía which were damaged by the storms of 4 and 5 April.
-The works are being carried out by the central government’s coasts authority in coordination with the affected town councils and have been divided into five sections: Nerja, Torrox and Algarrobo; Vélez-Málaga, Rincón de la Victoria and Malaga; Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Mijas; Marbella; and Estepona, Casares and Manilva. The work will involve an investment of 2.1 million euros and will be carried out throughout this month, with the aim of having the beaches ready to welcome bathers at the beginning of the summer. Photo:SALVADOR SALAS/SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/


Two Days Left to Get Half Price Intertail Passes: The last day of the sale is  Tuesday, May 10. The 50 per cent discount applies to the so-called ‘Continuous Passes’. These passes allow unlimited travel for one, two, or three months on the national railways of the participating countries. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/


Tennis News- Madrid Open- Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz swept aside world number three Alexander Zverev in straight sets: Alcaraz, 19, who stunned both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on his way to the final, won 6-3, 6-1 against Zverev in little over an hour.
Zverev, the defending champion who also won in Madrid in 2018, had no answer to the depth and power of Alcaraz’s groundstrokes and was broken decisively in the sixth game of the first set and four times in the second. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/


F1 News- Verstappen wins inaugural Miami Grand Prix over Leclerc after late Safety Car drama: Max Verstappen won the first ever Miami Grand Prix, having pried the lead off Ferrari’s pole-sitter Charles Leclerc early in the race, and defended it in an enthralling late-race battle. Full article: https://www.formula1.com/


Time To Update Android: Google has released monthly security patches for Android with fixes for 37 flaws across different components. Be sure to update your operating system, then visit the App Store and make sure your apps are all up to date. Reference: https://thehackernews.com/


WhatsApp is rolling out free upgrades for iPhone and Android: The update means you can now have much larger group chats, and you can also send much larger files than before. But the feature that’s going to be used the most is the new reactions feature, which enables you to respond to messages with emoji. That’s going to be particular important in group chats, where it’s useful to show you’ve seen a message without adding to the firehose of messages. It’s something we’ve already got in similar messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, and it’s very useful. Full article: https://www.t3.com/ 

New Malware Campaign- Previously Unseen Version of “Fileless” Malware Evades Consumer Level Anti-Virus Programs: {DoctorLaptop} Most anti-virus programs find malware by scanning your files. A few of the more sophisticated anti-virus programs use very basic “heuristics” that can identify malware by its startup pattern. However it takes a professional level scan with “advanced heuristics”, which observes “activity patterns” to identify fileless malware. These scans require the device be connected to the internet (the faster the better), so suspect activity can be observed, identified and removed in real time by the scanner company’s super-computer. These scans often take 8 to 12 hours each, and I have super fast internet! The scan must be repeated until you get an all-clean result. If malware was found, after it has been successfully cleaned, the Windows registry must be scanned, and patched if the removal caused damage. Then the Windows operating system must pass the “system integrity scan”. If damage is found there, then that must be patched. Now you have a malware-free, corruption-free, computer. This is included in every “Full Computer Maintenance Service” I do.  A professional level annual service using the most powerful heuristic tools is strongly recommended to keep your device running at maximum performance / security and to extend its longevity.
{Hacker News} A new malicious campaign has been spotted taking advantage of Windows event logs to stash chunks of shellcode for the first time in the wild.
“It allows the ‘fileless’ last stage trojan to be hidden from plain sight in the file system,” Kaspersky researcher Denis Legezo said in a technical write-up published this week. “The actor behind this campaign is quite capable,” Legezo said. “The code is quite unique, with no similarities to known malware.” Full article:


Blood Moon total lunar eclipse 2022- Everything you need to know: The first lunar eclipse of 2022 will take place on May 15 and 16, depending on your time zone. A total lunar eclipse, which happens as the full moon moves into the deep umbral shadow of the Earth, will be visible in total phase from portions of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the east Pacific. A “blood moon” happens when Earth’s moon is in a total lunar eclipse. While it has no special astronomical significance, the view in the sky is striking as the usually whiteish moon becomes red or ruddy-brown. See times in image below. Full article: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2022-may-16
More complete info: https://www.space.com/blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-may-2022-guide 

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:

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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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
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