DigameXtra No. 2393 Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 2022

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End of Daylight Savings Time 2022: The change will be on the last Sunday in October, so at 3am on 30 October we have to put the clock back one hour, to 2am.

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Public Holiday- Tuesday 1 Nov: In Spain, every 1 November is All Saints’ Day to remember Christian saints who do not have their own Saint day. This is a national public holiday.
– This year it falls on a Tuesday, so that, in principle, it could not unite with the previous weekend, and would not give rise to any bridge (long weekend). However, there are locations, spread out over the different points of Andalusia, in which on the 31st of October classrooms will remain closed.

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Torrox and El Morche will hold simultaneous Halloween, 31/10:
A family afternoon has been prepared, especially dedicated to the little ones, who can enjoy inflatables, craft workshops, face painting, animation, storytelling and also in both places (at different times) the show of the Estep Dance Academy, in which more than 70 residents of the municipality participate.
All families encouraged to come in costume. At his year’s festival will be “The Invisible Atom”, a theatrical show related to music and science that will be performed in both environments.
From 6pm. Plaza de la Consitiucion de Torrox & Paseo Maritimo de El Morche. 

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The VI Ruta de la Tapa de Almáchar: Saturday 29Oct with six participating bars, and 12 different tapas. Noon-8pm. Tapas €1.50

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NOTE: YOU MAY ADDITIONALLY INCLUDE A LOCATION TO MEET OR PICKUP,
BUT YOUR LOCATION IS REQUIRED IN ANY CASE. Simply saying "for collection in Town" is NOT sufficient. Your location, and the collection location may not be the same place.
If selling an item from a location different from where you reside, you must include both.

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-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 60€, 85€ and 110€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Aluminum Patio table with glass top with 4 matching chairs
155 x 100 x 72cms Price 95€
– 2 natural & yute chairs with new seat cushion fabric not identical price 55€ each
– Table. Vintage fabric top occasional table 61 x 61 x 43cms Price 55€
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Gents Golf Clubs. Full set of Wilson DI5 Irons, woods and Odyssey putter in carry bag with all accessories (balls, tees, gloves, scoop, brolly etc). €100. For collection only. Martin in Nerja. Email: hutch4@btinternet.com or +44 7742835308 

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For Sale: Large scale model aircraft. Unwanted gift in original package. Great winter project for someone with nimbler fingers than me. 30€ Ono. George, Maro. Mobile 653058825.

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For Sale: Computer monitor, SVEON make, 24 inch. Inputs for HDMI, VGA and audio. This is NOT a TV, but can be used as a display for a computer or from an outside TV source via HDMI. Price 25 euros. Ann, Caleta de Velez. Tel 608811828 or Email: lamplighters1152 at outlook dot com

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Wanted: Does anyone have a wheelchair they would like to sell? Must have large wheels and suitable for a man of around 85 kilos.
Vera, Torrox Costa, 697293698
Email: ozzybaldwin at yahoo dot co dot uk

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Correction, now w/pic- For Sale: HB Fitness Spin Exercise Bike. Immaculate, as new condition. Cost 700€. Rarely used. Will sell for 250€
For further details call or WhatsApp on 635 774 333. Sue, Competa

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Recommendations & Requests

When making a recommendation always include the phone number or website of the recommended biz, service, etc., so readers can reach them. Note: I can’t post third party email addresses.

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Regarding- Argentine Tango w/ Diego Ocampo, Nov. 4 & 5, at Bio Beach Restaurant:
Hello DigameXtra readers, especially those interested in the event above. I have explored & practised Tango Argentino for over a decade and can offer readers several links for practice, preparation and viewing. No obligation, reply before 4/11 to Tony, Nerja. Email: sjc2714@gmail.com

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Paddle Players: We are looking for people to play paddle with. We are in the beginning phase. We are 70 years old but we love paddle.
We have our own field. If interested let us know. Greetings.
Johan. Archez. tel nr 643342587
Email: wellnessfox@gmail.com

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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

MALAGA

Date set for the first private high-speed trains to operate between Malaga and Madrid:
– Iryo’s Frecciarossa 1000 trains will offer the route from 31 March 2023 and tickets are already on sale for the inaugural and subsequent journeys. Includes stops at Antequera and Cordoba.
– The Ilsa company will be operating the new service and each train will be able to carry 460 passengers. There will be two a day in each direction but the plan is to increase this to five a day in the future.
– This is the first time Renfe has had competition from a private operator on the Madrid-Malaga route, and the Iryo tickets are cheaper. For example, if booking well in advance passengers can do the journey with Renfe for 59.35 euros one-way, while it would cost between 34.28 and 43.75 euros with Iryo. Nevertheless, at the moment there is the option of a basic fare on the new trains for 26 euros on 31 March, while Renfe is also offering a 25.45 euro ticket on its normal AVE service for the same date. Photo: J.M. Guerrero. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/iryo-trains-madrid-malaga-20221025094752-nt.html 

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Godspell opens at Antonio Banderas’ Soho Theatre in Malaga in November: The musical Godspell will be opening at Malaga’s Soho Theatre on 3 November. This Broadway production from Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak was first performed back in 1971, but this will be a new version in Spanish. It has been produced to the same high standard as previous shows at the theatre, but there is one big difference this time: Antonio Banderas will not be on stage. Photo: ñito salas. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/godspell-will-open-20221025102504-nt.html 

RECALLS

They withdraw a fresh mozzarella “Bocconcini de Albe” sold in Andalusia due to the presence of a toxin: {Translation, summary}
– Through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI), the AESAN received an alert notification from the health authorities of Madrid for the presence of staphylococcus toxin in fresh mozzarella from the Spanish brand “Bocconcini de Albe”.
– In particular, it concerns batch number 2910 of this product, with an expiry date of 29 October 2022.
– The health authorities warn that in the case of having consumed this type of product from the affected batch and presenting any symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain or prostration, it is recommended to go to a health center.
– Likewise, it is recommended that people who have products affected by this alert at home refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/salud/retiran-mozzarella-fresca-conocida-marca-presencia-toxina-20221025105920-nts.html 

SPORTS

Tennis News- Top ranked Spanish teen sensation Alcaraz wins at first Swiss Indoors in three years: Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz rallied to beat Jack Draper 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Monday. The first Basel tournament since before the COVID-19 pandemic was intended to be Roger Federer’s hometown comeback on tour. But the Swiss great ended his career last month because of a persistent knee injury.
– The 19-year-old Alcaraz and 20-year-old Draper had a combined age of less than Federer’s 41 years, and both were playing for the first time at Basel where he won a record 10 titles from 2006-19. Full article: https://www.tsn.ca/tennis/top-ranked-alcaraz-wins-at-first-swiss-indoors-in-three-years-1.1867494 

TECH

WhatsApp back online after 2hr global outage hits users, then iMessage goes down: iMessage appears to have stopped working for some users, just hours after rival platform WhatsApp was hit by a major outage. The problems meant users were unable to send or receive messages using the iMessage platform, which comes built into iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices. Text messages should send from within the iMessage app as usual. The issues also appeared to be affecting Apple’s FaceTime service, which provides video and audio calls, making phones appear to have broken down. (I am also hearing about cellular phone outages in a variety of locations, all over the world, on radio news; have not seen any articles supporting that yet. -Ed.) Full article link.

SCAMS

Expats in Spain warned of ‘property scam’ as mum and son left ‘homeless’ after €320k Mijas home auctioned off for €28k: Victoria Jenkins and her son Sam were reportedly left homeless after Spanish authorities ‘secretly sold’ their two-bedroom apartment in the Costa Del Sol ‘to pay for ex’s debt’. The ‘secret’ auction, which she says was without her knowledge, saw the property go for just €28,000 to pay for debts allegedly incurred by her ex-partner, Lee Cohen, the official property owner. She claims after finally getting permission from the court to see her case file, she discovered eviction notices and letters about the sale were being sent to the wrong address.
– “All the court documents have the correct address, but the notifications were sent to one that doesn’t exist. Because it looked like I was not responding, the judge automatically ruled in their favour without me knowing about it or being given a fair hearing or chance to put my side and legal documents forward. When it looked to the judge that I was not responding he granted them the eviction and they had no problem finding me and banging on my door when it was time to kick me out. I don’t know how these people sleep at night.” Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/10/25/expats-in-spain-warned-as-mum-and-son-left-homeless-after-e320k-home-sold-for-e28k-in-property-scam/

OTHER

‘World’s dirtiest man’ dies at 94 after first bath in over 60 years:
– An Iranian loner, also popularly known as the “dirtiest man in the world” for not taking a shower for more than half a century, passed away at the age of 94. The man named Amou Haji was afraid of water and had not bathed for over 60 years. He is reported to have died on October 23 (Sunday) in the village of Dejgah in Iran’s southern province of Fars. Haji was single and avoided taking a shower in the fear of “getting sick”, according to IRNA News. However, a few months ago, he was forced by the villagers to wash for the first time.
– Haji used to live in an open brick hut and he had faced some “emotional setbacks in his youth” that made him stern about not taking a bath with water or soap. A report published in the Tehran Times also claimed that Haji would eat roadkill, smoke a pipe filled with animal excrement, and believed that cleanliness would make him ill. Some pictures on social media also show him smoking multiple cigarettes at once. Full article: https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/world-dirtiest-man-amou-haji-who-refused-to-bath-for-over-60-yrs-dies-at-94-2289432-2022-10-25 

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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:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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