DigameXtra No. 2168 Tuesday, Jan. 25th, 2022

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Cuardo Flamenco: Sat Feb 5th, 7pm at Casa de la Cultura, Almunecar
Dancers, singers and musicians.
Venue: Calle Puerta de Granada 1, 18690 Almuñécar
Tix at theater boxoffice and Viajes Eroski Almuñécar (Mariana Pineda 10)
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Estrella Carabel Ferreiro exhibition: The Galician painter’s works are at the House of Culture of Almuñécar until Jan 30th, open in the morning between 11 and 1pm and in the afternoon between 5 and 7:30pm.
Fifty works of the renowned painter are in display in the “Rowland Fade” exhibition hall, in an exhibition titled “The memories of the soul”. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/22/estrella-carabel-ferreiro-exhibition/ 

 

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Moroccan lamp 10 euro
-Small pine chair/ stool 5 euro
-2 armchairs 30 euro
Jane/Canillas de Albaida ; 637716703
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For Sale: A Norwood tumble dryer. 6kg capacity. €50
Please contact Richard in Caleta de Velez on
617282970, phone, text or Whatsapp 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-A box of Three large IKEA glass salad/fruit bowls and 11 small fruit dishes €12
-A box of 10 airtight IKEA storage jars. 1 pasta, 1 large, six medium, 2 small with one spare large lid. €15
-A box of eight large and eight small IKEA soup/cereal bowls. €12
Contact Mary in Caleta on 00447702342087
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Brita Water Filter. 2.4 ltr. Complete with 3 new, sealed spare filters. Used only for a couple of weeks. Like new. 15 euros
-4 beautiful gold leaf champagne flutes. 10″ high. Never been used. 8 euros
-6 heavy fancy cut glasses. 6.5″ high 150ml. Never been used. 10 euros
Can be collected from the Cepsa petrol station neat to autovia junction.
Janet / Ian / Nerja. 696662959 / 630568164. 

 

For Sale: Fireplace toolset, log racks and fire basket price 25 euro all together. Thanks and regards, Robert / Canillias de Albaida
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For Sale: Super Mini PC by Nipogi, DoctorLaptop Customized
Windows 11 Pro, 6Gb RAM
2 SSD hard drives: 120Gb System drive + 240Gb Storage drive
Processor: Intel Celeron J4125, 2.0GHz base, 2.7GHz boost
2x HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, 2x USB 2, 2x USB 3
Audio miniplug, Dual Band Wifi 2.4/5
Video: Can support 3 displays simultaneously, 4k HD
Very low power consumption, only 10watts. Buyer must provide a display, a mouse, keyboard, and speakers/headphones. I have new Logitech business quality UK keyboards available for €25, if you need one.
Price €300, 30 day cash back warranty on hardware.
Naythan, Torrox Costa
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Recommendations & Requests

 

Air conditioning: Can anyone recommend someone to service the air conditioning/ inverter?
janebs@hotmail.co.uk
Jane/ Canillas ; 637716703



Property Tax: Can anyone in Digameland recommend an accountant/gestor who speaks English and is located around Velez Malaga to Torre del Mar area who is reasonably priced and able to assist with annual Spanish property tax returns for non residents?
If anyone can give advice please contact Angela / Caleta de Velez
Email: alcasbarra at hotmail dot co dot uk

 

Help with translations: Elderly lady in Caleta de Velez, would like to contact somebody in the local area who would be able to provide help from time to time with translation for issues such as doctor’s appointments, appliance instructions, transport time tables, on-line ordering Etc Etc. If anybody can help please contact
Roz / Caleta de Velez. Email: villa2bcal@gmail.com

 

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COVID-19

Covid Axarquia- La Axarquía starts the week with Incidence Rate of 1,976.6 and one new death: {Translation, summary} 24Jan22 12:39
-These figures were provided on Monday 24 January from the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health. These data also confirm 659 new infections since last Friday, with the municipality of Vélez-Málaga being the one that has confirmed the most new infections with 310. Only the municipalities of Árchez, Salares, Sedella, Macharaviaya and Totalán have not reported any new infections since last Friday.
-One death from the coronavirus this weekend in the Axarquia region, in Vélez-Málaga.
-As for the accumulated incidence rate of infection, it has risen slightly in the region since Friday and stands at 1,976.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. By municipalities, Benamargosa with 2,671.0 and Vélez-Málaga with 2,218 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, are the ones with the worst accumulated rate of infection in the region. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/axarquia-inicia-semana-nuevo-fallecido-coronavirus-velez-malaga/20220124123949046088.html

 

Covid Malaga- The Covid incidence rate in Malaga falls by almost 40 points over the weekend and there are nearly 1,500 more infected people:
{Translation, summary} 24Jan22 12:54
-The curve of the sixth wave seems to be starting to fall. Compared to last Friday there is a drop of almost 40 points and compared to a fortnight ago, the drop is 281 points. Are these sawtooths as in previous days when ups and downs were recorded or is it the beginning of the end of the sixth wave? The evolution of the pandemic will tell. On Monday, Health reported nearly 1,500 new positives, two deaths with Covid and more than 1,900 cured.
-The incidence falls in the province, in the capital and in the autonomous community. At provincial level, on Friday it was 1,213.7 positives per 100,000 inhabitants and now stands at 1,174.8; since then it has fallen 38.9 points. But compared to a fortnight ago, when the rate was 1,455.6, the drop is 280.8. In the city of Malaga it is down from 1,369.5 on Friday to 1,292.1 on Monday. It is the same tendency as in Andalusia, which between both days goes from 1,419.8 to 1,387.3 at present.
-The negative data of the report of the Consejería de Salud y Familias is that there are two more deaths with the virus. Since March 2020, 2,130 people have died of coronavirus infection in the province.
-The weekend also leaves the notification of another 1,471 positives.
-Regarding new daily hospitalisations, there are still high numbers. This Monday there are 49. In total, 12,123 people have required hospitalisation in the province throughout this health crisis. Of these, 1,095 have even had to be admitted to intensive care.
-A good fact from the daily report is that there are more cured than infected. There are 1,910 patients who have been discharged from hospital compared to the 1,471 newly infected. This ratio is positive because it means that more people are overcoming the disease than contracting it. Since Covid broke out, 185,156 patients have been cured.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tasa-covid-malaga-contagiados_0_1650435481.html

SPAIN

Fake Coins- Always carefully check your change in Spain: The police force said the coins are being distributed by professional swindlers, since the shape, weight and colour (gold outer band and silver centre) is almost identical to the original. “They look like euros, but they are foreign currencies whose value is much lower,” warn the authorities.
Among them are the twenty Jamaican dollar coin (equivalent to 0.11 euros), the five peso coin from the Dominican Republic (0.076 euros), the one Venezuelan bolívar (0.19 euros) or the one Argentine peso (0. 0084).
Recently, the Guardia Civil also warned of another scam with the two-euro coins. In this case, the fraudsters passed of the Thai baht, the Egyptian pound, the 100 Chilean pesos or the Bulgarian lev, all of them with a similar appearance, but with a lower value than the legal coin.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/this-should-always-20220124123418-nt.html 

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia opens the third vaccine against Covid to all those over 30 years of age: {Translation}
-Andalusia has opened this Monday the appointment for the third dose of the vaccine against Covid to those born in 1992, that is to say, those who turn 30 years old this year. This has been announced by the Andalusian vaccination plan (Andavac), where they specify that, in addition to making an appointment, those interested can “go directly to a specific vaccination point without an appointment”.
-In this way, vaccination against Covid is currently open to all Andalusians over 30 years of age for the third dose – and the first and second dose if they have not yet received it. Children over the age of five can also make an appointment to begin the process of immunisation against the coronavirus.
-And, at any time, healthcare workers, the elderly and people with special pathologies can make an appointment to be inoculated.
-In any case, there are certain requirements for making an appointment for the third dose:
1. If you were given Pfizer or Moderna, at least five months must have passed since the second dose. The third dose can be either Pfizer or Moderna.
2. If you were given AstraZeneca, three months must have passed. Pfizer or Moderna will be used for the booster dose.
3. If you were given AstraZeneca and then Pfizer or Moderna in the second dose: five months must have passed since the second jab. The third will be Pfizer and Moderna.
4. If you were given Janssen: three months must have passed and in this case it will be Pfizer or Moderna.
-What if I have had Covid? In this case, the Consejería de Salud y Familias also has several options:
1. If you are over 65 years old: you are vaccinated now as if you had not passed the Covid. If the disease is very recent, a booster dose will be given “if they are well and are not in isolation”.
2. 65 years of age or younger: if they were infected before the start of the vaccination process, the booster dose will be given five months after the last dose. It will be Pfizer or Moderna. If you were infected after the start of the immunisation process, at least four weeks must have passed since you were infected or diagnosed with Covid. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-abre-tercera-vacuna-contra-covid-todos-mayores-30-anos-202201241202_noticia.html

UK

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets chance to take extradition case to UK’s top court: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday was given the chance to challenge at Britain’s highest court a decision allowing him to be extradited to the United States to face 18 criminal charges including breaking a spying law. While High Court judges refused him permission for a direct appeal to the Supreme Court on their decision, they said his case raised an issue of legal importance that he could ask the United Kingdom’s top court to rule on. This means the Supreme Court will have to decide whether or not it should hear his challenge. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/wikileaks-assange-can-take-extradition-appeal-uks-top-court-2022-01-24/

EUROPE

France bars unvaccinated from restaurants, sports venues: The new law came into effect Monday requiring a “vaccine pass” that is central to the government’s anti-virus strategy.
Since last summer, France has required a “health pass” to go to any cafe, museum, movie theater or take a regional train or domestic flight. But until Monday, unvaccinated people could activate the pass by getting a recent negative test. The new pass only works for people who are fully vaccinated, and those who recently recovered from the virus. Full article:
https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-sports-business-lifestyle-health-37901cb95b27cf6c33fa3cc42cad1fc4

 

Irish Version of  ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’- ‘I wasn’t trying to rob him… I’m not an eejit!’ Irishman who brought his dead uncle into a post office to collect his pension insists he was alive when they set off but then ‘went a bit slumpy’: A man who, along with an associate, dragged his uncle’s corpse to a post office to collect his pension has insisted he ‘didn’t know he was dead’ and was ‘not an eejit’ who was trying to rob him.
Both men had previously gone into the post office and tried to get the money but staff told them they needed Mr Doyle there himself or his next of kin there.
Afterwards, it is alleged they went to Mr Doyle’s home and carried him along a public footpath before they again tried to claim his pension.
Declan H., 40, claimed he was not trying to rob Doyle., 66, after he and his friend Gareth C. propped the pensioner up.
They were on a five-minute walk between Mr Doyle’s home and Hosey’s post office in Carlow, Ireland, 50 miles south of Dublin, when the pensioner ‘went a bit slumpy’. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10435667/Irishman-brought-dead-uncle-post-office-collect-pension-insists-alive.html 

TECH

Microsoft force installs Windows 10 version 21H2 on 20H2 devices: Microsoft announced this week via the company’s Windows Update Twitter channel that it is rolling out Windows 10 version 21H2 to devices running the older 20H2 version of the Windows 10 operating system.
Windows 10 version 20H2 devices will be upgraded automatically to Windows 10 version 21H2 according to the tweet. (This could cause problems if you have a weak internet connection, as it is a large download, and it can be corrupted by interruptions. Also, some computers from the Vista and early Win 7 eras (pre 2014) are having problems with the newest version of Win 10- version 21H2. -Naythan)
Full article: https://www.ghacks.net/2022/01/22/microsoft-force-installs-windows-10-version-21h2-on-20h2-devices/

FINANCIAL

$130 billion wiped off crypto markets in 24 hours as Bitcoin, Ether drop to multi-month lows: Bitcoin was last down around another 4% at $33,755.57, according to Coin Metrics, while Ether plunged another 7% to $2,239.08. Earlier in the morning, they fell to their lowest points since July. They are also about 50% off their respective all-time highs.
Cryptocurrencies are moving in tandem with stocks, which have continued to fall since the beginning of the year and just came off of their worst week since March 2020.
Investors are also assessing the impact of further regulation on the cryptocurrency market. Last week, Russia’s central bank proposed banning the use and mining of cryptocurrencies. Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/24/bitcoin-ether-fall-as-130-billion-wiped-off-cryptocurrency-markets-.html

 

Wild ride as Dow drops 1,000 points but recovers and closes up 99: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points Monday as financial markets buckled in anticipation of inflation-fighting measures from the Federal Reserve and fretted over the possibility of conflict between Russia and Ukraine. [UPDATE: Dow recovered and closed up 99 points for the day.] 
Stocks extended their three-week decline on Wall Street, the price of oil and bitcoin fell, and so did the yield on 10-year Treasury notes, a sign of investor concern about the economy. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/stock-market-drop-d1511bdafe7279b263a352a8ab249bc0  & Update source: https://www.reuters.com/business/futures-slide-ukraine-tensions-dent-mood-start-crucial-week-2022-01-24/

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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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

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Nerja 952 524 519
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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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National Police: 091
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Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 2167 Monday, Jan. 24th, 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, including boxed sets.
***Trips***
January
-28th-Trip to La Canada and Iceland. Price €15pp
February
-4th-Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-25th–Trip to Benalmadena Market and Marina €15pp
March
-4th-Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-18th-Trip to Ronda by train, w/ English speaking guide in Ronda €40 TBC
April
-14th–7 night cruise with MSC Cruise. Prices from €870 pp based on 2 sharing a cabin. €150 deposit pp required. Itinerary includes: depart Valencia and calling at Genoa, Civitaveccia, Palermo, Ibiza with 2 days at sea.
-27th– (Wednesday) Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €23,50
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 now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 

 

Bio Beach Restaurant, Lecture/Presentation: Wed. Feb.9 at 11am. Speaker: Jose Manuel Cabezas Cabello and Norma – Power Point Presentation- Topic: La Desbandada and the sinking of the Delphin off Calaceite coast, Torrox, in Jan. 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Desbandada highlights the massacre on the A-340 in Feb.1937 where innocent civilians fell victims to Franco’s allies. La Desbandada consititutes the most desastrous and poignant episode of the Spanish Civil War in Malaga and one of the worst of the entire conflict. At the Torre del Mar Bus Station, an outside museum features the signatures of the victims of that grim date. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. Masks required. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com

 

Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa:
-Tuesday 25 Jan. 10.30-12.30 Drawing & Painting with Irish Peter
-Wednesday 26 Jan. 10.30 – 12.30 Writing Workshop
-Wednesday 26 Jan. from 15.00-17.00 the weekly Guitars
The Bar is open daily this week from 14.00 – 20.00
( 30 January – 6 February closed!)
Serving your favorite Dutch snacks all day.
You will find us at: Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro.
FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon.
Closed Sundays. Tel +34 711 03 20 17
***Writers Workshop at Yfke’s Bar, Torrox Costa***
Memoir Writing Introduction: On Wed. Jan. 26, 10:30 to 12:30
Have you ever wanted to start jotting down snippets of your past?
Do you want to gift your family with precious memories?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the gigantic effort it would represent and especially how do you start?
This introduction is suitable for beginners or seasoned writers.
Our goal is to inspire you to preserve personal or family history in writing. Our gathering will help you tap into your past to weave the threads that created the designs and scenes of who you are today.
Joining us will help you capture your past and transform it into manageable and inspiring drafts that you can polish at will later.
Please bring writing material.
For more information contact norma2kk@aol.com

 

Release Party and live performance: Event by Kjell Käpp Eriksson at Bar Carisma, Torrox Pueblo. Sat., 29Jan, 2pm
Release and live performance of new Spotify single ”Stockholm-Malaga” from MIMO Sounds Records. Everyone welcome! Free entrance. Outdoor event. Calle Almedina, Torrox Pueblo FB link 

 

ZENsacional concert in Mijas on the 12th of Feb ´22:
A magnificent PIANO starts with mystical harmonies and “ZEN” cadences to later culminate in a “sensational” show adding Saxophone, Cello, Congas and a whole Choir playing Soul, Gospel, Tango, Classic, Cuban and more!
Venue: Camino del Albero, 16. Las Lagunas 29649 Mijas
Tickets only 10€ at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entradas-zensacional-un-fascinante-viaje-musical-del-zen-al-sensacionalmijas-205367468627
Official Website: www.ZENsacional.com
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The Cazbah REOPENS, first weekend in February!:
-Fri Feb 4th- Queen of Magic Tribute concert. Doors open 9pm.
-Fri Feb 18th-  Mama Paula Blues Band
Here is our events schedule for next month. Address- Av de Jerez, Torrenueva, La Cala de Mijas. Tel. 602 535 710 

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Table. Wrought iron base with natural pine slats table with studded detail on top Price 60€
-2 matching bedside units. Measurements 44 x 33 x 58cms Price 75€ ( the pair )
-Chest of drawers. Stripped back to natural wood with grey chalk paint clear waxed with new handles. Measurements Width 100cms Depth 48cms Height 107cms Price 110€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Tall Glass Wine carafe 32cm x 10cm. €10
-Group of various glasses, 6 sherry glasses, 6 small tumblers, 4 champagne flutes, 2 lots of 4 wine glasses. Complete set €25, or can seperate
-Angle Grinder, Parkside Pws 125 03, purchased from Lidl. Sold with stone cutting discs. €10
John / Torrox Campo (five minutes from Pueblo)
somontano2003 @ yahoo dot co dot uk
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For Sale, 3 items:
-3 legged chair. 5 euro
-Ornate Cream shelf 22″ x 29″ approx 15 euro
-Wrought iron coat rack 5 euro
Jane / Canillas de Albaida. Tel 637716703
janebs@hotmail.co.uk 

 

For Sale: Fire Stick 1 excellent condition, 20 euros call Erika / Torrox. Tel. 635149472 

 

For Sale: LG TV 37LK450- March 2011. 37″. In good working order, comes with original remote and cable. €40. Patricia, Velez-Malaga 693373530. 

 

Wanted: Does any Digamite have a Multi Gym and/or a Stationary Gym bike they would like to sell. I will collect from any town.
Contact: pamela.hill@hotmail.co.uk
Pamela / Torrox Park

 

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Travel Cot Advice: Does anybody have any recommendations as to where I can buy a NEW travel cot between Nerja and Torre Del Mar?
Also does anybody know if there is one and where it is if so a Amazon pick up point in or around Torrox? Pete, Torrox
Email: pete.step@btinternet.com

 

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalucia posts 35 deceased, 12.928 positive and its incidence rises 22 points: {Translation} 22/01/2022 13:50
-On this Saturday, 22 January, Andalusia recorded a total of 12,928 cases of coronavirus infection in 24 hours, more than the 7,625 the previous day, while there were 35 deaths, seven less than on Friday and 27 more than a week ago.
-The 14-day incidence rate is up 22.34 points this Saturday to 1,441.34 cases per 100,000 population in the past 14 days, down 15 points from a week ago.
-The 12,928 infections this day are reported after 7,625 on Friday, 17,548 on Thursday – the highest figure of the pandemic -, 7,416 on Wednesday, 9,703 on Tuesday, 16,498 on Monday (48 hours), 10,886 last Saturday.
-In terms of provincial data, Seville is the province with the most positive cases, with 2,508, followed by Almeria with 2,051, Cordoba with 1,847, Malaga with 1,806, Cadiz with 1,538, Granada with 1,469, Jaen with 901 and Huelva with 808.
-This day, 35 deaths were recorded, eight in the province of Malaga, seven in Cordoba, five in Jaen, five in Granada, four in Almeria and Seville and two in Cadiz.
-The region has recorded a drop of 37 hospitalised patients due to the Covid-19 coronavirus to a total of 2,131, which is still the same as in February of last year, and an increase of 287 in the inter-weekly comparison, while the number of patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has fallen by two to 236, one more than a week ago.
-By provinces, Seville is the one with the most hospitalised patients with 471 and 49 in ICU, followed by Malaga with 446 and 21 in ICU, Granada with 301 hospitalised and 31 in ICU, Cadiz with 292 hospitalised and 31 in ICU, Jaen with 182 hospitalised and 21 in ICU, Cordoba with 173 hospitalised and 30 in ICU, Almeria with 173 hospitalised and 30 in ICU, and Huelva with 93 hospitalised and nine in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

 

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia has 159 municipalities with a Covid rate above 2,000 cases, eight less in one week:
{Translation, summary} 23/01/2022 14:21
-More than 1.5 million Andalusians live in the 159 municipalities with a coronavirus incidence rate of more than 2,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, led by Abla (Almeria), which has the highest rate in Andalusia with 6,009.6.
-Almería repeats as the province with the highest number of localities with a rate of more than 2,000 confirmed cases of covid in the last 14 days with 42 (three more), followed by Granada with 37 (three more); Jaén with 26 (six less); Córdoba with 18 (twelve less); Huelva with 17 (three more); Malaga with nine (one more); Cádiz with nine (two more); and Seville with one (two less).
-The nine municipalities of Malaga with rates of 2000+ are Benamargosa (2,475.6), Benamocarra (2,002.6), Casabermeja (2,121.8), Iznate (2,094.8), Vélez-Málaga (2,266.7), Cañete la Real ( 2,388.2), Fuente de Piedra (2,817.4), Benalauría (2,283.1) and Ronda (2,321.4).
See Full Lists of Other Municipalities Rates In Source Article: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-tiene-159-municipios-tasa-covid-superior-2000-casos-ocho-menos-semana-202201231413_noticia.html

SPAIN

The State of The Self Employed- In Spain they will pay three times as much as in the UK and twice as much as in France and Germany, received far less financial support: [ABCdesevilla ECONOMÍA]
{Translation in full} 23/01/2022 09:40h
-Nobody said that being self-employed was an easy task, quite the contrary. Raising the shutters every day is becoming a heroic deed in a country still strangled by a virus that came from Wuhan and turned the world upside down. Now, the government is proposing a new system of contributions based on real income that could be the final blow for a group that generates a third of employment in Spain, a country that already stands out for having the highest quotas in Europe. If Escrivá’s reform succeeds, a self-employed person in Spain will pay three times as much as in the UK and twice as much as in France and Germany.
-The proposal on the table puts an end to the voluntary choice of contribution base for the three million self-employed and replaces the model with 13 income brackets (which would be the equivalent of the current bases), each with an assigned monthly quota.
-The changes will not be immediate; they will be rolled out over a period of nine years, between 2023 and 2031, and the argument for doing so is that the regime in which these workers pay contributions causes a hole in the system of 10,000 million.
-The scheme designed by minister Escrivá aims to ensure that those self-employed workers earning between 900 and 1,125.90 euros will pay a lower contribution than at present and the rest will pay more. According to Social Security calculations, this will mean that two thirds of the current self-employed will see their contribution reduced and the remaining third will see it significantly increased. A very different calculation to that made by ATA, which claims that the contribution will rise for half of the workers, “a ruin”, said its president, Lorenzo Amor, in an interview with ABC. He explained that 1.8 million will suffer an increase of 40% in two years and 1.4 million a reduction of just 10% and warned that with this reform many self-employed will have to spend almost 70% of their turnover to pay income tax and contributions. On average, more than half will have to spend 50%, he warned. If we only talk about contributions, with the Government’s proposal, a self-employed person will have to spend between 30% and 40% of their income to pay this tax, says Amor.
-For example, a self-employed person earning 400 euros a month will have to pay 183.60 euros a month in 2031, 45% of what he or she earns. And a self-employed person earning 1,700 euros will have to pay Social Security 535 euros a month in the same period, 31% more.
***Astronomical electricity and fuel bills***
The new model that the government and the self-employed will continue to negotiate tomorrow comes at a time when one in three self-employed workers say they are still far from recovering their pre-covid activity and after two years in which they have been subjected to the toughest resistance tests in existence, in a journey through the desert full of obstacles. Fewer sales in many cases, but fried with taxes and duties and facing astronomical electricity and fuel bills and higher labour costs. And the public aid received has been much less than that approved in other countries such as France and Germany, which from the beginning of the health crisis heeded the call of their businesses and approved direct non-refundable aid, which Sánchez denied them in Spain. When pressure forced him to do so, more than a year later, he put into circulation a package of 7 billion euros that, in the end, did not reach its destination. The conditions of access have prevented 90% of the self-employed from taking advantage of them.
-During the pandemic, they also demanded a tax cut that never came, unlike countries such as Germany, which reinforced the shield of protection for its business fabric with a reduction of VAT to 7% for bars and restaurants until 2023. Support for SMEs and the self-employed in Spain took the form of ICO loans, which will have to be repaid from April or May onwards, although many are in dire straits, and the unemployment benefit, which some 100,000 self-employed workers are still receiving. The question is what will happen when this extraordinary shield is withdrawn this year.
-But what is the difference between what a self-employed person pays in Spain and in the rest of Europe? The big difference is that a self-employed person in Spain has to pay a monthly contribution, which in comparison with our neighbours is not exactly cheap (294 euros per month, almost 60 euros per year more than in 2021). In Germany, for example, this contribution is 140 euros from 1,700 euros of monthly income and below that amount is not paid.
-More is paid into the social security system, but the self-employed in Spain also enjoy more protection. The reforms adopted over the last two decades have created a framework that is among the most advanced in the EU in terms of equalising nominal social rights with respect to salaried workers. They have access to benefits for retirement, maternity or paternity leave, accidents at work, unemployment cover, and unemployment benefits.
***Casado supports ATA***
The minister’s intentions have already been highly criticised by most of the parties present in the Toledo Pact and has put the collective on the warpath. The last one was Pablo Casado. The leader of the PP took a stand with ATA and announced, after a meeting with the organisation, that his party will not accept a rise in quotas for the self-employed or that they should be “the payers of Pedro Sánchez’s wastefulness”. He believes that it would be “the last straw for three million Spaniards already on the edge” and proposed extending the flat rate, lowering taxes and social contributions, as well as postponing the repayment of ICO loans.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/abci-autonomo-pagara-triple-reino-unido-y-doble-francia-y-alemania-202201230125_noticia.html

ANDALUCIA

The new Andalusian law on assistance dogs entered into force yesterday, these are the new features: {Translation in full}
-The new Andalusian law on assistance dogs for people with disabilities, which includes among its beneficiaries people with other disabilities in addition to visual impairment, comes into force this Sunday, 23 January, setting a deadline of one year for local authorities to adapt their municipal ordinances.
-The new law changes the concept of ‘guide dog’ to ‘assistance dog’, with the aim of favouring the accessibility and mobility of this group through animal assistance and facilitating that they can live independently and participate fully in society on equal terms.
-The law replaces Law 5/1998, of 23 November, on the use of guide dogs in Andalusia by people with visual impairment to extend it also to other people who, due to other disabilities or certain health conditions such as epilepsy or diabetes, require the assistance of dogs to facilitate their free and safe movement in different environments.
-Law 4/2017, of 25 September, on the Rights and Care of People with Disabilities in Andalusia defines assistance dogs as those that have been trained in officially approved centres for the accompaniment, driving, help and assistance of people with disabilities, and are identified with an official badge.
-The new regulation expressly obliges the promotion of their use with the guarantee that they are allowed free access to all places, accommodation, establishments, premises, transport and other public spaces without incurring additional costs.
-The legal text establishes different categories of assistance dogs and their training; establishes the right of access in their company in the different public and private environments for collective use; specifies the rights, obligations and responsibility for the use of these animals, their health conditions and their training; defines the procedure for recognition, suspension and loss of the status of assistance dog; creates the Register of Assistance Dogs of Andalusia and includes the sanctioning regime in this area.
-With regard to the working environment, it specifies that a user may not be discriminated against in job selection processes or in the performance of his or her professional duties on the grounds that he or she is accompanied by an assistance dog. Among other measures, it establishes the obligation to have a civil liability insurance policy to cover possible damages caused by the dog in accordance with the provisions.
-The new regulation recognises and protects the track record of excellence of the training centres of the Spanish National Organisation for the Blind (ONCE) and is compatible with the regulations on the protection and health of canine companion animals, applicable to assistance dogs in all matters not expressly regulated therein. Dogs used in animal-assisted therapy are excluded, as they are governed by their own specific regulations.
-The regulation provides for information campaigns on the content of the law, especially aimed at educational establishments, catering establishments, shops, transport and public services. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1023833/la-nueva-ley-andaluza-sobre-perros-de-asistencia-entra-en-vigor-estas-son-las-novedades/

MALAGA

Rincon de la Victoria will launch their tourist train: {Translation}
They will implement the new tourist train before Holy Week.
The train will depart from and arrive at the Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria. It will travel along Avenida Picasso, circulating along Calle Velázquez and Calle Zurbarán to make a first stop at the Torre de El Cantal. It will continue towards Avenida del Mediterráneo, where it will make a second stop at the Town Hall. It will continue towards Torre de Benagalbón where, at the Guardia Civil building, it will change direction to stop at the Centro de Musealización de la Villa Romana, and later at the Casa Fuerte de Bezmiliana where it will leave for its point of origin. It is intended that the first departure will be at 10:00 hours and the last at 18:00 hours. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/rincon-de-la-victoria/rincon-victoria-pondra-marcha-tren-turistico-que-recorrera-enclaves-ciudad/20220122131921046062.html

UK

Breast cancer wonder drug Tukysa to be rolled out on Scottish NHS within weeks: A new breast cancer wonder drug that can melt away tumours in weeks has finally been given the go-ahead for distribution to Scottish NHS patients. It is hoped that this new move signals the beginning of a wider rollout for patients across the UK. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10430161/Cancer-patients-set-receive-tucatinib-tumour-melting-wonder-drug-ahead-wider-NHS-rollout.html

EUROPE

Covid Protests Across EU- Water cannon & tear gas used in Brussels:
– Police fired water cannons and tear gas in Brussels on Sunday to disperse protesters marching against COVID-19 vaccinations and restrictions.
-The march followed demonstrations in Barcelona, Seville, Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm on Saturday that also drew thousands of people protesting vaccine passports and other requirements that European governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic.
-In Brussels, demonstrators chanted “Liberty!” as they marched. White-helmeted police riot officers later sought to disperse protesters, who ignored instructions broadcast over loudspeakers that the demonstration was finished and that they should leave. Police water cannon trucks fired powerful jets at protesters, while thick clouds of smoke and snaking trails of gas filled the air in the Belgian capital. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-europe-brussels-415d5a6a7cf46f3fccafb339a17dc9d0 

 

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military: At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party.
-The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest ports. Airports from Amsterdam to Athens. NATO’s borders with Russia. All depend on equipment manufactured by Nuctech, which has quickly become the world’s leading company, by revenue, for cargo and vehicle scanners.
-Nuctech has been frozen out of the U.S. for years due to national security concerns, but it has made deep inroads across Europe, installing its devices in 26 of 27 EU member states, according to public procurement, government and corporate records reviewed by The Associated Press. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-china-russia-europe-120b7dedacd8d545bf4521a1948bc31e

SPORTS

Tennis News- Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal, Ash Barty Win to Advance to Quarterfinals:
-Nadal secures his place in the quarterfinals with a 7-6 6-2 6-2 victory over Adrian Mannarino. The entire match took 2 hours, 40 minutes to complete, with the first set taking up 82 minutes alone. Nadal had 16 aces in the match, with seven of them coming in the opening set.
Nadal will take on No. 14 Denis Shapovalov in the quarterfinal after the 22-year-old upset Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday.
FOURTH ROUND RESULTS
Men’s Singles
No. 6 Rafael Nadal def. Adrian Mannarino, 7-6 (14), 6-2, 6-2
No. 7 Matteo Berrettini def. No. 19 Pablo Carreno Busta, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-4
No. 14 Denis Shapovalov def. No. 3 Alexander Zverev, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3
No. 17 Gael Monfils def. Miomir Kecmanovic, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-3
Women’s Singles
No. 1 Ashleigh Barty def. Amanda Anisimova, 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 Barbora Krejcikova def. No. 24 Victoria Azarenka, 6-2, 6-2
Madison Keys def. No. 8 Paula Badosa, 6-3, 6-1
No. 21 Jessica Pegula def. No. 5 Maria Sakkari, 7-6 (0), 6-3
Full article: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10024694-australian-open-2022-rafael-nadal-ash-barty-win-to-advance-to-quarterfinals

 

Tennis News- Djokovic will reportedly be allowed to compete at this year’s French Open: Novak Djokovic will be able to defend his French Open title at this year’s tournament regardless of whether or not he is vaccinated against COVID-19, according to reports.
France’s vaccine passport can be attributed to those who have recovered from Covid in the last six months, according to La Gazetta.
This suggests that Djokovic will experience little difficulty in entering the country after returning a positive test in mid-December.
It is claimed that he will be able to travel to France until at least mid-June if he remains unvaccinated under the new regulations. The French Open is scheduled to begin on May 22nd and end on June 5th. Full article:
https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1554353/Novak-Djokovic-French-Open-Australian-Open-tennis-news

OTHER

NASA satellite captures a dazzling, important crater on Mars: There’s a giant camera orbiting Mars. It’s attached to NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and can spot things as small as a kitchen table (including robotic rovers). It’s aptly called the High Resolution Imaging Experiment, or HIRISE. And it recently captured a brilliant view of a Martian crater.
The image, taken in late 2021 but released on Jan. 20, shows a crater (likely created by an ancient impact) filled with vivid dunes. Photo:NASA. Full article: https://mashable.com/article/nasa-mars-crater 

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
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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:
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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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Retro Car & Motorbike Fair: The 9th edition of the annual vintage vehicle fair takes place this year from 28 to 30 January at the Malaga Congress Palace (FYCMA). See classic cars and motorcycles, visit the second-hand accessories and parts stalls and maybe buy a car or bike to take home. Tickets cost €9 or you can buy a combined ticket for the Car Museum and Fair for €14, available online. Friday 28 January 4 to 9pm, Saturday 29 January 10am to 9pm and Sunday 30 January 10am to 8pm.
Do you want to sell your vehicle at classic Retro Malaga? Do you have a company related to the motor world classic and you want to participate as an exhibitor? Write us an e-mail to info@eventosmotor.com
Info: https://www.eventosmotor.com/eventos/2022/retro-malaga-2022/
Upcoming Event: The Palace of Fairs and Congresses of Malaga will host from May 13 to May 15, 2022, the fifth edition of the Salon de la Moto de Málaga (MOMA), which meet all kinds of products and services linked to the sector of the motorcycle.

 

Concert in the Gardens, Malaga: The Municipal Band plays their first free concert of the year on Sunday 30 January at noon in the Botanical Gardens. Tickets are free and available online from 11am on Thursday 27 January – note that the link doesn’t work until that date and time.
https://conciertoenjardinbotanico4.eventbrite.es/  & VIDEO LINK

 

Cuarteto al lienzo (Quartet on canvas): This all-female quartet plays Chapi and Borodin at the Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga, on Saturday 29 January at 8.30pm. Tickets cost €10 and are available from the museum ticket office or online. https://ventaonline.carmenthyssenmalaga.org/reservarEntradas.aspx?m=ACTIVIDADES&opc=158&lg=es-ES&ca=0

 

Piano Recital: The monthly free concert at the Museum of Malaga takes place on Sunday 23 January at noon and features Maria Márquez Torres on the piano playing Granados, Chopin and other composers. Tickets are available on the door on the day – get there early to be sure of a place.

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar February coming events & excursions:
-We are very pleased to announce that from February the Centre will be open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 hours.
-The Spanish groups will be restarting again so if you are interested please contact the Centre about timetables and groups, as because of the restrictions groups will be very limited!
-We continue our regular activities: Our shop will be open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Time 11.00 to 13.00., Craft group on Mondays, art group on Wednesdays and coffee morning every Friday.
-Thursday 24th FebruaryCoach Excursion to Osuna. Please join friends on a visit to the town of Osuna, in the province of Seville, where part of The Game of Thrones television series was filmed. There will be a stop for coffee on the way. On arrival in Osuna, at approx. 10:15, there will be a 2-hour guided walking tour of the old town, viewing the exteriors of the university building, the Collegiate Church, the viewpoint, Seville Street, San Pedro Street, the main square and the food market. After the tour there will be free time to visit the museum and have lunch. Entrance to the museum (2.50€), which has two rooms dedicated to The Game of Thrones, is not included. Departure from Osuna at 16.30.Ticket price 29€ or with a Friends of Lux Mundi card 25€. (Proceeds for fundraising). Departure Times: Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets) 7.20, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30, Viñuela (Football Pitch) 7.50.
– Friday 25th February– Special Coffee morning for the Day of Andalucía. We invite you especially to celebrate the Day of Andalucía with a touch of Spain and a touch of Britain. We will be serving strawberry clotted cream teas.
-Friday 25th February- Taize Prayer. At the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. Time 19.45.
-Monday 28th February- Centre will be closed for the Day of Andalucia.
***Forthcoming excursions***
-March 31st – Tarifa and the Roman Ruins of Baelo Claudia set on the beach in a beautiful location.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday to Friday 10.00 till 13.00 We would like to assure you that we are complying with all the Covid regulations to make your visits to our centre as safe as possible. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 ; E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org

 

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Services Wanted/Offered

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals:
Spain To UK To Spain Fortnightly Runs Spain to UK and Up to 4 weeks free Storage. Spain or UK
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Dedicated Delivery Personal Service Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.tonyroamremovals.com
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Face book Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number 

 

Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick, Torrox, at: CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425
englishnurse@rocketmail.com 
www.englishnurse.net 

 

Cookery Workshops at Casa Montes Negros: Fri 28Jan & Wed 9Feb
-Vegan and vegetarian cuisine is on the rise and what better way to start looking at new diets and dishes for the new year than joining us for our Vegan and Vegetarian Cookery workshop on Friday 28th January at Casa Montes Negros.
We will be looking at a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes chosen for simplicity and versatility combined with exciting and interesting flavours! The dishes are based on using local and seasonal produce which is organic where possible.
-The workshop starts at 10.30 and finishes around 3.30 p.m. and includes all the ingredients, lunch in beautiful surroundings and your folder of recipes Cost 35 euros.
-The perfect day out for both experienced cooks looking for some new ideas, new cooks wanting to learn the basics and foodies who just love to spend a creative day in the kitchen!
-We meet in El Cruce car park, Trapiche at 10.00 a.m.
Map Link: https://tinyurl.com/yj9987v4
For those that prefer not to drive, we offer a collect and return service to the meeting point for an extra 5 euros per person. Or you can follow us up to the farm in your own car.
-To book your place contact Rachael on casamontesnegros@gmail.com or ring/Whatsapp on 0034 655 987 105 with your name and a mobile contact number. Please let us know if you have any food intolerances when you book.
-Our next workshop will take place on 9th February – learn some authentic Spanish dishes typical in the winter months.
-Group bookings – if you would like to book a group day including pick up and return from your place of choice for groups (minimum 4 people) for any of our cookery workshops, contact us for prices which include the taxi service.
-Perfect for a day out which is different and enjoyable and you can enjoy a glass of wine with your meal and not have to worry about driving!
Tel. 0034 655 987 105 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please contact us to find out more or to order:
margaret@moonette.es
Homepage- www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @moonetteskincare
Pinterest @ www.pinterest.es/moonetteskincare 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Blanket box Measurements 103 x 51 x 53cms. Price 60€
-3 piece Set: Stripped back to natural with primrose chalk paint with clear and walnut wax. Measurements = Chest of drawers Width 90.50cms Depth 40.50cms Height 76cms Bedside unit Width 49cms Depth 36cms Height 50cms
Mirror Width 57cms Height 73cms Price 90€ (for 3 pieces)
-Oak Folding drop leaf occasional table. Natural top & chalk paint Measurements Length 67cms Height 45cms Folded length 34cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-IKEA Aneboda Double Bed (145x212cms) with under-bed mobile storage (70x150cms)and Sultan Hogbo double mattress (140x200cms) in excellent condition. 70€
-IKEA Anes Double Bed (150×225 frame) with under-bed mobile storage (70×150) and high quality mattress (140x200cms), in excellent condition 75€.
-Cane suite comprising two-seater and two single chairs. Minor wear and tear on two-seater. 25€
Contact Richard in Caleta de Velez on 617282970 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Chromecast New in Box 20€
-Large gas BBQ includes gas bottle and PVC rain cover 100€
-Samsung TV 40″ flat screen with stand ( model no. UE40J5000AWXBT ) 100€
Collect from Nerja. Lynn / Torrox
Call WhatsApp 650 958 144
lynnandseanh@yahoo.co.uk 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Group of Owls, one on a branch 20cm x 14cm, Collection €25 (can separate)
-Farmhouse scales complete with weights. €20
-Ships Decanter (26cm x 17cm) plus two brandy glasses. €25
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John (Torrox Campo, five minutes from Pueblo)
somontano2003 @ yahoo dot co dot uk
678933805 (also on WhatsApp) 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Dining Table and 6 chairs, (4 show in pic) top quality beech, 80€
-Large collection of Vengra porcelain figurines, handmade in Spain, all immaculate condition. sizes from 25 – 30cm 7€ each or make me an offer for all 14.
-Garden table plastic and 4 chairs 25€
Collect from Nerja. Sean, Torrox
Call WhatsApp Sean 669 665 156
seanjameshannington@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-1 Heavy cream mirror. 24″x 31″ approx., 25 euro
-1 Arch wicker/pine mirror. 23″x 32″ approx., 10 euro
-2 single bed top and bottom mahogany headboards and frames
38″ x 27″ approx., 30 euros
Jane/ Canillas de Albaida 637716703
janebs@hotmail.co.uk 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Garage Clearance?: Does anyone know of someone who does garage clearances, or keen car booters? I have several boxes of household stuff, crockery, glasses, pots and pans, cushions, blankets, towels etc, as well as bookcases of different sizes, shelving units and cupboards which we no longer need and would like it all to be cleared. The garage is in Torrox Park and is easy to find. Thank you. Janet / Ian / Nerja 696662959.

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- The sixth Covid wave continues to de-escalate with ups and downs in Andalusia: {Translation, summary} 21/01/2022 14:14
-The community has added 7,625 new infections this Friday, a figure far from the 17,548 on Thursday, which marked the maximum daily record of positives in the pandemic.
-The incidence rate suffers the same ups and downs and today stands at 1,419 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days, 12 points more than on Thursday and 35 less than a week ago. The 7-day rate shows a progressive improvement in incidence, standing at 503 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 71 points less than the previous day. The age group with the highest incidence is the 20 to 30 year-olds and the lowest is the over-60s.
-On Friday, the number of patients hospitalised with Covid rose by 25 patients to a total of 2,168 patients, an increase of 365 admissions in the midweek comparison. Due to the lower severity of the dominant strain, the behaviour of the ICUs is more favourable. Today, for the second day, there are still 238 critical patients, one more than a week ago. Andalusia is the community with the second lowest ICU care pressure at national level and the fourth in hospitalisation. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-sexta-covid-sigue-desescalada-altibajos-andalucia-202201211241_noticia.html

 

Covid Malaga- The rate of Covid in Malaga rises for the fourth day in a row and there are almost 1,700 new cases: {Translation} 21Jan22 13:42
-The Covid rate has risen for the fourth consecutive day, there are four more deaths with the virus and the number of new infections in the last few hours is close to 1,700. In a nutshell, these are the figures for the pandemic in Malaga.
-The provincial incidence, after a few days of decline last week, has been rising since last Monday. This Thursday it was 1,189.6 and now stands at 1,213.7. Despite the sawtooths that occur, there is a stabilisation in the figures as on Friday of last week it was at 1,248.9.
-In the capital it is also up on the previous day. From 1,351.5 to 1,369.5. The same happens at the regional level, given that it increases from 1,407.8 on Thursday to 1,419.8 this Friday.
-With regard to the new positives, another 1,680 have been counted, bringing the total for the whole of the Covid 19 health crisis in the province of Malaga to 226,413 infected. This is the second highest figure after Seville, which in all this time has reported 248,801 infections.
-One positive aspect is that the number of cured cases is becoming more balanced with those infected, although they are still lower. In the last few days, there were more cases than discharges. This Friday, the two figures are closer together. Against 1,680 new infections there are 1,520 patients who have recovered. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tasa-Covid-Malaga-casos_0_1649535846.html

SPAIN

Spain’s Cantabria scraps Covid health pass for being ‘ineffective’: Health authorities in the northern Spanish region are the first not to request an extension of the Covid health pass requirement for daily affairs in their region, considering the measure to have “not been effective” in helping to reduce Omicron infections during Spain’s sixth wave.
From Wednesday January 19th it will no longer be necessary for people in the northern region of Cantabria to show a Covid health pass to access hospitality and nightlife venues, cultural and sporting venues, and mass events. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220119/spains-cantabria-scraps-covid-health-pass-for-being-ineffective/

AXARQUIA

Yellow alert for this Saturday on the coast of Axarquia due to High Winds & Waves: {Translation}
-The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated a yellow alert for this Saturday in the Axarquia region due to the risk of coastal phenomena and strong easterly winds. The alert also affects other Andalusian provinces such as Almería, Cádiz and Granada, as reported by Málaga Hoy.
-According to the Aemet on its website, the yellow alert will be caused in Cadiz, Malaga, Granada and Almeria by winds from the east with force 7 and waves of two to three metres. The alert will be in force on the Axarquia coast from 9:00 in the morning until midnight.
-The Aemet forecast for this Saturday indicates that in the province of Malaga there will be skies with intervals of low clouds, more abundant in the western half with occasional rainfall, generally weak. Minimum temperatures will rise and maximum temperatures will remain unchanged, with a maximum of 17 degrees in the capital. Winds from the east, occasionally strong on the coast and in the regions of Ronda and Antequera. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/activado-el-aviso-amarillo-por-levante-para-este-sabado-en-la-costa-de-la-axarquia/

SPORTS

Football News- Copa del Rey Quarter-finals schedule, February 2 & 3:
02/02/2022
19:00- Rayo Vallecano vs RCD Mallorca
20:00- Valencia CF vs Cádiz CF
03/02/2022
19:00- Real Sociedad vs Real Betis
20:30- Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
Source: https://www.worldfootball.net/all_matches/esp-copa-del-rey-2021-2022/

 

Tennis News- Australian Open Update:
-Rafael Nadal beats Karen Khachanov in four sets to reach last 16: Nadal, the 2009 champion and five-time finalist, defeated Russian 28th seed Khachanov 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-1 in Melbourne. The Spanish sixth seed faces France’s Adrian Mannarino in the last 16.
-German third seed Alexander Zverev and Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini both also reached the fourth round.
-Meanwhile, French 17th seed Gael Monfils overcame Chile’s 16th seed Cristian Garin 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 6-3. He will play Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, who knocked out Italian 25th seed Lorenzo Sonego 6-4 6-7 (8-10) 6-2 7-5.
Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/60080342

OTHER

Meat Loaf, Master of Operatic Rock, Dead at 74: Meat Loaf, the singer and actor best known for his bestselling Bat Out of Hell albums and roles in films as varied as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club, died Thursday at the age of 74. The news was confirmed by the singer’s family in a post on his official Facebook page. A cause of death was not given.
Full article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/meat-loaf-dies-74-1288550/ & VIDEO LINK  The full length Rockpalast concert and interview from June 11, 1978, filmed in Frankfurt, West Germany. Plus VIDEO LINK2 Rocky Horror Clip- Hot Patootie>Bless My Soul

0:30 Bolero
4:20 Bat Out Of Hell
15:00 You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
21:24 All Revved Up With No Place To Go
32:00 Paradise By The Dashboard Light leads by all
47:06 Paradise By The Dashboard Light
53:35 Let Me Sleep On It (Paradise pt 2)
1:04:15 Johnny B. Goode
1:11:20 River Deep Mountain High
1:16:20 REPRISE: Johnny B. Goode
1:20:50 2 Out Of 3 Ain’t Bad
1:28:20 REPRISE: All Revved Up
1:31:00 interview

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-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/

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 
https://www.spth.gob.es/

 

Churches & Worship

 

New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
-Sunday Service 11.00am
-Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja

 

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 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/ & FB link

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services: 
-Lux Mundi Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334 

 

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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

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DigameXtra No. 2165 Friday, Jan. 21st, 2022

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Writers Workshop at Yfke’s Bar, Torrox Costa,
Memoir Writing Introduction: On Wed. Jan. 26, 10:30 to 12:30
Have you ever wanted to start jotting down snippets of your past?
Do you want to gift your family with precious memories?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the gigantic effort it would represent and especially how do you start?
This introduction is suitable for beginners or seasoned writers.
Our goal is to inspire you to preserve personal or family history in writing. Our gathering will help you tap into your past to weave the threads that created the designs and scenes of who you are today.
Joining us will help you capture your past and transform it into manageable and inspiring drafts that you can polish at will later.
Please bring writing material.
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YFKE’S BAR- Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. MAP LINK

 

Duo Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute and guitar): Sat., 22 Jan, 8pm at The Nerja Cultural Center. The duo, which has previously visited the Cultural Center with great success, is made up of flutist Claudi Arimany and guitarist Javier García Moreno. The program is entitled “The Exquisite Hall Music.”
Villa de Nerja Cultural Center Calle Granada 45, Nerja. €12 entry. Info & Tix at
https://www.mientrada.net/evento/duo-jean-pierre-rampal-flauta-y-guitarra/ 

 

Museum of Malaga hosts the exhibition ‘Gallery of Mirrors’ until the end of April: The photographs are in the Room Eugenio Chicano until 30 April 2022 with hours from 9 to 21 on Tuesday to Saturday and from 9 to 15 hours on Sundays and public holidays.
The exhibit is composed of 65 images by 21 Andalucian photographers. Photo:FB

 

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: In January we return to regular hours, 6pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

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Our Spanish Intensive Courses 2022 are starting now!
So that you can speak Spanish once and for all
Make 2022 your year!!!
-Intensive Course 20 hours/week
-On BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea
-Dates: From Monday 24th January
-Timetable: From 10:00 to 14:00
-Price: 220€/person/week (with discounts for more than 1 week or 1 person)
– All materials included
– 6 students maximum (usual average of 3 students)
If you would like to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve one of the places for you.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-White coffee table 65 x 65 x 49cms Price 12€
-2 square pine coffee tables Measurements 50 x 50 x 49cms Price 15€ each
Contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
Info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

Air rifle: Ideal for target competitions, very accurate nice condition €65
Gamo brand, single shot, pump, .177 pellet ammo. With case.
WhatsApp 640885631 Jim / La Herradura 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Daewoo International telephone DTD-7200B. €20
-Sangria Jug and 6 Goblets which are 16.5cm x 6.5cm. €10
-Ryobi Long pole hedge cutter, with harness. RPT4545E, has three angles of cut. €60
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John / Torrox Campo (five minutes from Pueblo)
somontano2003 @ yahoo dot co dot uk
678933805 (also on WhatsApp) 

 

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Warren also cleans car interiors. He is a perfectionist and strives to achieve the highest level of finish possible on his customers cars.
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Slow trains in Spain: Hello digamextra readers, could anyone give me any 1st hand advice on the non AVE train service in Spain. I have done the usual google searches. Thanks. Tony, Nerja
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SPAIN

How low income families can apply for child support in 2022: These benefits for dependent children must be requested through the official website of the National Institute of Social Security.
The amounts that can be received, taking into account the requirements, are as follows: 100 euros per month for each child under three years of age; 70 for each child between three and six years old and 50 per month for minors between six and 18 years old. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/how-to-apply-for-child-support-in-2022/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Australian Open on Day 4:
Women
– No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza became the highest-seeded player to exit the women’s draw just minutes after No. 6 Anett Kontaveit lost.
-No. 2-seeded Aryna Sabalenka served a dozen double-faults in the first set and appeared to be on the brink of a second-round defeat before recovering to hold off 100th-ranked Wang Xinyu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
-Sam Stosur’s 6-2, 6-2 loss to No. 10 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ended the 2011 U.S. Open champion’s 20th, and last, singles campaign at the Australian Open.
-No. 7 Iga Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, No. 19 Elise Mertens, Sorana Cirstea and Maddison Inglis, who beat Hailey Baptiste 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2, were among the other women advancing.
-Zhang Shuai of China moved into the third round when No. 12 Elena Rybakina retired from their match while trailing 6-4, 1-0.
Men
-Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Sebastian Baez 7-6 (1), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match featuring two former junior world No. 1 players.
-Other winners among the men included No. 5 Andrey Rublev, No. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 20 Taylor Fritz, 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, No. 32 Alex de Minaur and 70th-ranked Maxime Cressy of the U.S. No. 24 Dan Evans moved on when the player he was supposed to face in the second round, Arthur Rinderknech, pulled out with an injured wrist.
-Australian wild-card entry Chris O’Connell upset 13th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/sports-rod-laver-alize-cornet-melbourne-australia-bfb05d9f49c88f40dca0089fe52db7cd

 

F1 News- One-stop races ‘no issue’ if new tyres improve racing: Pirelli’s Mario Isola says it is “not an issue” if the new 18-inch tyres for the 2022 F1 season lead to more one-stop races, as long as drivers can race.
-As the new wheel sizes are being introduced alongside a radical overhaul of the technical regulations, Pirelli have developed a revised range of compounds which they expect will offer lower levels of degradation than previous years.
-While Pirelli hope their new tyre specification will encourage a mix of strategies during races this season, Isola admitted it’s likely the reduced degradation will see one-stop strategies become the norm. Full article: https://www.racefans.net/2022/01/20/one-stop-races-no-issue-if-new-tyres-improve-racing-isola/ 

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Scientists Extremely Intrigued by Possible Sign of Life on Mars: Despite having landed on Mars almost a decade ago, NASA’s Curiosity rover is still making fascinating new discoveries — and the latest is a real doozy. Scientists say they’ve found highly “intriguing” carbon signatures in samples taken by the rover on Mars that may be “associated with biological processes,” according to a NASA statement. In other words, it’s potential, though still improbable, evidence of life on Mars. Photo:NASA. Full article: https://futurism.com/scientists-intrigued-sign-life-mars 

 

Still running iOS 14 on your iPhone? Apple brings support to an end:
Remember when Apple promised to continue to offer iOS 14 updates alongside iOS 15? Well, that’s just come to an end.
iOS 15 was released September 2021, so it’s been out for four months.
iOS 15 can run in all hardware that can run iOS 14, so Apple wasn’t cutting off any hardware from updates. Anyone running iOS 14 could run iOS 15.
The author of this article suggests anyone on iOS 14 should update to iOS 15. Security bugs will pile up rapidly from this point, and that’s not really what you want to happen to a device that holds as much sensitive information as a smartphone does. Full article: https://www.zdnet.com/article/still-running-ios-14-on-your-iphone-apple-brings-support-to-an-end/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

 

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

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 
https://www.spth.gob.es/

 

Churches & Worship

 

New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
-Sunday Service 11.00am
-Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja

 

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 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/ & FB link

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services: 
-Lux Mundi Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334 (You may want to confirm these times, this has not been updated since the holidays. -Ed.)

 

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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/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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DigameXtra No. 2164 Thursday, Jan. 20th, 2022

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Experimental Art & Performance Events: Sofar Sounds, Malaga
Discover the magic of our worldwide intimate performances in secret venues. There are Sofar Sounds projects in many cities worldwide.
Sofar events happen in unusual venues from gardens and shops, to rooftops and private homes.
At Our Malaga Center-
We keep the exact location secret until the day before the show when we’ll email you the address along with any last-minute show details.
Every Sofar features exclusive performances from 3 up-and-coming artists across all musical genres, and sometimes even spoken word, comedy, and dance.
You won’t know who is performing until they take the stage, and once they do, it’s sure to be memorable.
At a Sofar gig, everyone is welcome. Guests are often seated on the floor (personal blankets or cushions encouraged), you can usually bring your own beverage, and we ask that your attention is focused solely on the performer.
We also are always seeking new locations to perform at. Would you like to invite us to your space? See website for details.
Visit our English language website for more info and schedules
https://www.sofarsounds.com/cities/malaga
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If you are thinking of selling? Has your property been cut she without much interest?
Contact us for a no obligation chat about how we will market your property.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
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Home from Home:
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Homes cleaned and aired, beds made and small maintenance jobs taken care of. Basic supplies can be bought and delivered prior to your arrival if required.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Octagonal table sanded back to natural wood & lacquered with yute and natural pedestal with 4 high back woven chairs but option to purchase 2 extra matching woven basket high back chairs
Measurements Table Diameter 100 x 82cms. Price 325€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: British Emulsion Paint
-3x 2.5ltrs Matt Emulsion left over from our decorating
-one tub Misty Shore
-2x tubs Frosted Silver
8 Euros per tub or 20 Euros for the 3.
Colin / Torrox Park
colinandcathy@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: New Cotten Traders Boots. Size 6 Fit though they say 7.
Too expensive to return so €25. Cost thirty eight pounds.
Jean / Viñuela 0044 07507250546
j.kingsleymonks@btinternet.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Wall mounted shower seat 40 euros.
-New Powerglow Electric Halogen Heater 40 euros
-Pair wall mounted Speaker Brackets 20 euros
Tel. Sylvia / Riogordo 690709494 

 

For Sale: Brand new mattress. 190x135x15. 85€. Sue / Colmenar, WhatsApp: 637163461. 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Group of beautifully painted eggs, intricate designs, individual boxed eggs are 9cm tall x 6cm square. Complete collection, €30, or can separate
-Bosch Shredder, AXT Rapid 2000. €80
-200m Electric Extension cable. €100
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John / Torrox Campo, five minutes from Pueblo
Email: somontano2003ATyahooDOTcoDOTuk
678933805 (also on WhatsApp) 

 

For Sale, 2 items: Records
-Vinyl record collection, mostly from the 80’s – 35 x albums €30
-38 x 12” singles €25. Detailed lists available on request.
Contact: Sam.seabrook70@gmail.com and collect from Sam / La Vinuela. 

 

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Romeria de San Antonio Torrox: Hi. Just wondering what the dates for Romeria de San Antonio in Torrox is this year? Thanks, Deborah / Torrox
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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía adds 7,416 Covid infections in 24 hours, the lowest number in two weeks: 19Jan22 14:17
-Andalucía has this Wednesday, 19 January, registered a total of 7,416 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, the lowest number in two weeks.
-The region has also added 28 coronavirus deaths, down one on the number recorded the day before. Regarding the 28 deaths in the last day, Malaga and Seville were the provinces with the most with six each, followed by Cordoba with five, Almeria and Granada with three each, Cadiz and Jaén with two each and Huelva with one.
-The 14-day incidence rate has fallen again for the second consecutive day after rising on Monday, following six days of drops. It stands at 1,364.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down some 87 compared to Tuesday.
-There has been an increase of 60 coronavirus patients hospitalised in the last 24 hours to make a total of 2,091, which represents 367 more compared to the same day last week, while the number of patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has dropped by five to 231, some four more than a week ago. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-adds-7416-20220119141513-nt.html 

 

Covid Malaga- Malaga adds 72 hospitalisations with Covid in one day, the highest number in five months: {Translation} 19Jan22 13:40
-72 new hospitalisations in just one day. This is the number of patients admitted with Covid to Malaga’s hospitals in the last few hours, the highest in five months. It is bad news. The positive aspect – within the personal tragedies of this health crisis – is that there is now a similar number of hospitalised patients as in mid-August, despite the fact that the rate is now double what it was then. Six more deaths and 1,105 new infections are to be regretted, although the incidence is down.
-At present, with a rate of 1,171.9 positives per 100,000 inhabitants, there are 436 patients admitted to health centres in the province. In mid-August there were similar figures for hospital admissions, but with half the incidence. For example, on the 13th of that month, 441 patients were hospitalised, with a rate of 576.1. .
-But the number of hospitalised patients continues to rise. A week ago there were 393 at the provincial level. Now there are 436, of which 43 are in ICU. So the pressure on care continues to rise. In Intensive Care there are three fewer patients than on Tuesday, although this is not always good news as some are those who have died.
-After the six deaths in the last few hours, the death toll from the virus now stands at 2,111 for almost two years.
-One encouraging aspect is that the provincial rate is dropping. Whereas on Tuesday it was 1,256.1 positives per 100,000 inhabitants, it now stands at 1,171.9. It also falls in the capital: from 1,435.5 to 1,351.2.
-As for new infections, a further 1,105 have been reported, bringing the total since March 2020 to 221,956. This represents a decrease compared to previous days. Two nuances must be taken into account: on the one hand, the spread of the virus seems to have stabilised or declined, and on the other hand, there is under-diagnosis, as many positive results from self-testing of antigens that are mild are not reported to the registration system. The Health Delegate, Carlos Bautista, admitted that this could be the reason why the cases could be double or triple the official figures.
-There are more cured. Exactly 124 from Tuesday to Wednesday. This is much less than the 1,105 newly infected. This is not a positive figure because it means that more people are contracting the disease than overcoming it. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-hospitalizaciones-Covid_0_1648935895.html

SPAIN

Spain to Shorten Vaccination Certificates’ Validity From February 1: Following the European Union Commission’s recommendation, the Spanish authorities have announced that starting from February 1, only vaccination certificates indicating that a person has been fully vaccinated against the virus within the last 270 days will be recognised.
This means that all persons, regardless of their country of origin, who have received their last vaccine dose more than nine months ago will need to get a booster shot to be permitted entry to Spain.
Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the certificate which proves that the holder has received a booster dose will be recognised only if more than 14 days have passed since its administration. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-to-shorten-vaccination-certificates-validity-from-february-1/

 

Spanish Politics- The Andalusian PP claims “President Pedro Sánchez uses European funds for the electoral recovery of the PSOE”:
{Translation} 19/01/2022 16:20
-The Andalusian PP has denounced what it considers to be the “opacity” of the Government in the distribution of European funds, a lack of information that harms Andalusia. This was stated by the PP spokesman in the Andalusian Parliament, José Antonio Nieto, who considers that Pedro Sánchez “does not use European funds for the recovery of Spain, but for the electoral recovery of the PSOE”, and has supported the PP’s proposal to go take this to court by different regional governments.
-The PP spokesman demanded “transparency” and stressed that the Spanish government is the one that is managing these funds “with more delay, more opacity and less intelligence” in the European Union.
-José Antonio Nieto has also accused the Andalusian PSOE of being complicit in this management that harms Andalusia.
-“It says not a word about this, nor about the discrimination against Andalusia in the investment for suburban trains, nor about the worst energy crisis we have suffered since the 1970s,” he said, referring to the “record price” of electricity and fuel.
-Likewise, he reproached the Socialists for being focused on “a self-serving campaign to launch an impossible candidate”, while Andalusia “continues to suffer unjustifiable mistreatment from the Spanish Government at the height of the sixth wave, as we still do not receive a single extra euro for the fight against Covid”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-pp-andaluz-pedro-sanchez-fondos-europeos-para-recuperacion-electoral-psoe-202201191404_noticia.html

 

The DGT’s Traffic Law has made changes to cars labelled B and C in 2022: In the coming months importance will be attached to the anti-pollution protocols of cities regarding the regulations and of cars labelled B and C. B vehicles correspond to gasoline registered since 2000 and diesel from 2006 and C vehicles are gasoline since 2006 and diesel from 2015.
Low emission zones have been created in municipalities with more than 50,000 people, so many cities in Spain will be affected when they implement their zones.
In these areas, vehicles with labels B and C have limited circulation.
The new Traffic Law will come into force on March 21 and, from that moment, the fines of up to €200 will begin for entering these areas with B and C cars, although there are municipalities that have a lower penalty charge. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/19/dgt-changes-cars-labelled-b-and-c/

ANDALUCIA

Junta introduces strict new coronavirus measures in nursing homes ‘to protect residents and workers’: The regional government has said that residents should not leave the premises unless it is strictly necessary, and it has also ordered the use of FPP2 masks for all workers and visitors. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/junta-andalucia-said-20220118174913-nt.html

UK

What does the end of Plan B restrictions in England mean?: Mr Johnson made the announcement in parliament on Wednesday (19 January) that Plan B restrictions will be scrapped.
One of the key measures being removed is mandatory face masks in public areas. This means that people will no longer be fined for not wearing a face mask in places such as public transport. Schoolchildren will also no longer be expected to wear face coverings while in school.
The Prime Minister also said the government was scrapping working from home guidance effective immediately, with employees able to return to offices and workplaces as normal.
The compulsory use of Covid passes, which show the vaccination status of the user, to access venues such as stadiums and nightclubs will also be removed, although Mr Johnson did state that venues could choose to still use this measure if they wish. Full article: https://www.nationalworld.com/health/coronavirus/what-is-plan-a-covid-rules-after-plan-b-restrictions-end-key-dates-and-boris-johnson-announcement-explained-3533998

EUROPE

A more contagious omicron subvariant is rapidly gaining ground in Norway: A subvariant of the omicron variant that is more contagious than the original variant is rapidly gaining ground in Norway, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) warned in its weekly report.
In its report, the FHI writes that there were seven cases of the subvariant on January 4 but that the figure increased to 611 cases on January 19.
The virus variant, called BA. 2, has mainly been confirmed in Oslo.
The subvariant’s properties are unknown, other than the fact that it is more contagious than the original omicron variant (BA. 1). It is also on the rise in Denmark and Sweden, according to the FHI. Full article: https://norwaytoday.info/news/fhi-a-more-contagious-omicron-subvariant-is-rapidly-gaining-ground-in-norway/

 

New Omicron strain detected in Portugal: The Omicron variant of coronavirus is now responsible for 93 percent of infections in Portugal and another strain has been detected with similar genetic characteristics.
The BA.2 strain has already been detected in several countries, including the United Kingdom and Denmark. When Omicron (BA.1) was identified in mid-November 2021, another lineage (BA.2) was detected with several genetic characteristics similar to each other and that present an “excess” of mutations in the spike. Full article: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2022-01-19/new-omicron-strain-detected-in-portugal/64701

 

Sweden Removes Pre-Entry Testing Requirement: “Travellers are no longer considered to represent a particular risk that would affect the spread of the Omicron variant in Sweden. For this reason, the specific requirement for a negative COVID-19 result from a test conducted within 48 hours of arrival to Sweden is no longer considered to be a proportional measure,” the statement of the Ministry reads.
Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that all persons who reach Sweden from European Union and European Economic Area countries are still required to present the EU Digital COVID Certificate upon their entry.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/sweden-removes-pre-entry-testing-requirement/

OTHER

Blood sample will reveal in advance whether a patient will survive Covid or not: {Translation, summary} 19Jan22 14:04
-A revolutionary system could be a turning point in predicting the outcome of Covid patients admitted to hospital. European scientists have shown that blood samples from a seriously ill Covid patient, specifically the proteins in their blood plasma, can be analysed with a machine learning model to predict weeks in advance whether the person will survive or not. The results are published in the scientific journal PLOS Digital Health, according to Agencia Sinc.
-“Our study shows that a combination of proteomic markers, combined in an artificial intelligence-based risk prediction model, can predict quite well the probability of an individual patient dying or surviving covid,” says co-author Florian Kurth from the Charité University Hospital in Berlin (Germany). Furthermore, the proteomic risk prediction was much better than the prognosis derived from risk assessment scores commonly used in clinical care,” he says.
-“Interestingly, the plasma levels of all these proteins had been altered by the disease before, depending on the severity, which makes us confident in our findings,” says Kurth, who explains: “The proteins with the highest relevance in the prediction model belong to the coagulation system and the so-called complement cascade or complement system (a component of the immune response). Both are known to be particularly important for the pathophysiology and severity of covid-19”.
-The team then developed their machine learning model to predict survival from a single temporal measurement of the relevant proteins, and tested it in Austria on 24 patients critically ill with coronavirus. For this group, the model demonstrated high predictive power, correctly predicting 18 of the 19 patients who survived and five of the five people who died.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1022967/una-muestra-de-sangre-desvelara-con-antelacion-si-un-paciente-sobrevivira-al-covid-o-no/

 

Do You Download Subtitles For Movies? OpenSubtitles Hacked, 7 Million Subscribers’ Details Leaked Online: OpenSubtitles, one of the largest repositories of subtitle files on the internet, has been hacked. Founded in 2006, the site was reportedly hacked in August 2021 with the attacker obtaining the personal data of nearly seven million subscribers including email and IP addresses, usernames and passwords. The site alerted users yesterday after the hacker leaked the database online. If you use this service, change your password now. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/opensubtitles-hacked-7-million-subscribers-details-leaked-online-220119/

 

Think Djokovic Is Ignorant On Covid? Think Again: Tennis champion Novak Djokovic has an 80% stake of cutting edge Danish biotech firm QuantBioRes, purchased in 2020, which is aiming to develop a medical treatment to counter COVID-19, the company’s chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.
QuantBioRes has around 11 researchers working in labs in Denmark, Australia and Slovenia, working on a treatment, not a vaccine. The company is developing a peptide, which inhibits the coronavirus from infecting the human cell, and expects to launch clinical trials in Britain this summer.
Djok stoked global debate over the rights of people who opt not to get vaccinated as governments look to protect the community from the coronavirus pandemic. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/djokovic-buys-80-danish-biotech-developing-covid-19-treatment-ceo-2022-01-19/

 

Omicron breakthrough cases show mRNA vaccines’ weakness: The findings suggest we need to continue fighting the pandemic with measures besides vaccination.
-Booster shots with messenger RNA vaccines such as those made by Pfizer and BioNTech failed to block omicron in a study of some of the first documented breakthrough cases caused by the highly contagious variant.
Seven German visitors to Cape Town experienced symptomatic Covid-19 infections between late November and early December despite being boosted, the researchers, whose investigation was authorized by the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University, said in findings published Tuesday in The Lancet.
-Preliminary data from an Israeli trial involving 154 health workers — released Monday, just two weeks after that study began — showed that a fourth dose of Pfizer’s shot didn’t prevent infection with omicron. Still, those in the trial had mild symptoms or none at all. Full article: https://www.boston.com/news/coronavirus/2022/01/19/study-omicron-breakthrough-cases-show-mrna-vaccines-weakness/

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

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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DigameXtra No. 2163 Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 2022

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El Caminito del Rey tickets on sale until 19 June: {Translation, summary}
-El Caminito del Rey Path has put tickets on sale until 19th June for agencies and establishments, as well as for the general public.
-Specifically, they can be purchased at http://www.caminitodelrey.info for 10 euros for general tickets or 18 euros with guided tours, according to the County Council in a press release.
-In addition, as a novelty, exceptionally and for a better coverage of holiday periods or public holidays, El Caminito del Rey will open its doors on Mondays 28th February, 11th April and 2nd May.
-The current opening hours are from 9:00 to 15:30, and will be extended at a later date with more hours of natural light until 17:30.
-In the coming weeks, the Visitor Reception Centre will be opened and put into service, from where the services available to visitors will be extended. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Caminito-Rey-venta-entradas_0_1648635663.html 

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver:
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Tv unit Stained top & drawer with bronze handles chalk paint waxed. Measurements W85.50 x 42 x 79cms Price 75€
-Solid wood bedside / occasional tables Striped back to natural & waxed new bronze handles with decorative tile on door front. Measurements 52 x 40 x 67cms Price 120€ (the pair)
-Solid Spanish sideboard stripped back to natural decorative tiles on doors with chalk paint & waxed. Measurements 139 x 38 x 72cms Price 175€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Bath & bathroom furniture (including taps) €250
-Toilet €50
-Bathroom sink (incl tap) €50
Mylene, / Puente don Manuel – pick up only
Contact: mylenerichaers@me.com ; +31628579841 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Craft made candle sticks €25
-Stainless steel chair very comfortable €30
-Hostess trolley for keeping all your food hot while entertaining €40
Buyer collects. James, La Herradura 640885631 

 

For Sale: iPhone 6s. With 16 mb in great condition with protective case, extra noise reducing ear-pods and selfie stick. €80. Angela, Torrox Costa
Email: angiejrogersATgmailD0Tcom 

 

For Sale: Collection of 44 x vinyl records 45rpm singles, mostly from 80’s. Full list available on request. €25. Buyer collects.
Contact Sam, La Vinuela
Sam.seabrook70@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Group of Owls, some in a tree. Tree is 28cm tall by 22 wide, Collection €25
-Viking Longboat in glass bottle. 28cm long by 12cm high.€10
-Carved chess pieces with board. €50
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John (Torrox Campo, five minutes from Pueblo)
somontano2003@yahoo.co.uk ; 678933805 

 

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For DoctorLaptop: Many thanks to Naythan, for showing me (via email) how to get rid of a set of very annoying Pop Ups on my Mac over the weekend. He identified where the problem might be lurking.
All very clear and with link attached which I printed so I could then follow
as I went through the various steps to kill them.
All nice and clean again now.
Thanks again, Peter, Nerja
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2022 AACC – Association of [those] Affected by the Car Cartel:
Does anyone have any experience – hopefully positive – of making a claim for recovery of part of the cost of a new car through this organisation? For those who are unaware of the background to this, the Competition Chamber of the Council of the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) in Spain found that car makers had formed a cartel which operated from 2006 to 2013. The cartel had the effect of controlling the market and thus inflating prices. AACC claims that it may be possible for them to recover between 11 and 15% of the purchase price of a car bought between 2006 and 2013.
Replies please to James / Archez
Email: james dot mcculloch100 @ gmail dot com
Editor’s Note: I posted an article on this 2.5 months ago, see it here: https://digamextra.com/2021/10/30/digamextra-no-2099-saturday-oct-30th-2021/
See the source article with more info & a link to a claims form here:
https://www.thelocal.es/20211029/why-millions-of-drivers-in-spain-can-claim-back-e2000-on-their-cars/
Link to the AACC claims form: https://afectadoscartelcoches.es/puedo-reclamar-cartel-coches/

 

Carpenter Needed: Can anyone recommend a skilled carpenter who can make a wooden patio door and a small wardrobe in our country house.
Lisbet, Torrox Campo
Email: lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com

 

Recommendation for AirCon: I am looking for a specialist to repair an
air-condition nearby? Can somebody help? Edwin/Competa
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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía lowers its Covid incidence rate to 1,451.9, but adds 29 deaths in 24 hours: 18 January 2022, 13:40
-The region has registered a rise of 209 patients hospitalised in the last day to make a total of 2,031 – the highest figure since 25 February 2021
-The Junta de Andalucía has registered a total of 9,703 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, this Tuesday (18 January), while adding 29 deaths, some 18 more than the number recorded the day before and one more than the figure seven days ago.
-Of the 29 deceased, Granada is the province with the most deaths, with a total of eleven, followed by Almeria with five, Cordoba with four, Malaga and Seville, with three each, Jaén with two and Cadiz with one.
-The region’s 14-day incidence rate has fallen again after rising on Monday following six days of drops and stands at 1,451.9 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants, some 21.1 down on Monday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-lowers-covid-20220118133821-nt.html

 

Andalucía opens booster jab appointments for all those over 40 years of age this week: An appointment can be requested through all the usual channels including the ClicSalud+ website, the Salud Responde mobile application and the Junta’s hotline number 955 54 50 60. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-opens-booster-20220117171411-nt.html

SPAIN

Easy Come, Easy Go- Brussels Warning To Spain About EU Recovery Funds: {Translation}
-Brussels is warning- the times of the free bar for public spending are coming to an end. As are the times for the expansion of economic aid to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic. The escape clause that keeps the Stability and Growth Pact in abeyance will be activated throughout 2022. But in 2023 the pact, which is already being renegotiated, will be recovered, and it remains to be seen how the debt and deficit ceilings, which now stand at 60% and 3% of GDP, will be adjusted.
-France, Spain and Italy are in favour of making the pact more flexible, while the northern countries, as evidenced on Monday in Madrid with the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, do not seem very much in favour.
– In any case, Brussels is already calling for an end to the expansionary phase. “We expect economic growth to continue this year and next. Consequently, the conditions are in place to gradually withdraw the support measures,” said the European Commission’s economic vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis, after meeting with the finance ministers of the 27 (Ecofin).
– “The Commission has not called for a withdrawal of the measures,” Calviño said on Monday night after the Eurogroup, “but rather for them to be progressively focused more and more on those sectors and those companies that really need them. In short, that they adapt to the evolution of the pandemic, which is what we have been doing”.
-With regard to the debate on fiscal rules, which is open and pending agreement among the 27 to renew the Stability and Growth Pact, now on hold until 2023, Calviño explained: “I see a great willingness on the part of all the Member States to find a basis that can serve to achieve the great consensus that we all want. There has been an enormous openness on the part of all member states to improve the procedures and functioning of these rules, to make them more transparent, simpler, more understandable and easier to communicate. There has been a repeated reference to the need to have rules that are adapted to the specific situation of the different countries and that there is a reinforcement of the appropriation of these rules by the population of the Member States in the future”.
-The economic vice-president believes that the debate “is not yet ripe on the details. We are in a phase of preliminary debate in which what I do note is the constructive and open attitude of all the member states to tackle a revision of the rules that we all see as necessary to respond in a practical way to the changes that have occurred in response to the pandemic, among other reasons”. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/bruselas-apuesta-retirada-gradual-medidas-economicas-apoyo-pandemia_1_8666289.html
(As I pointed out in a previous article, Andalucia was crazy to include an anticipated €3Billion in EU Recovery funds as income in it’s 2022 budget. That was never gonna happen. -Ed.)

 

Those affected by the chaos with the delay of millions of electricity bills since July will be able to split payments: The National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) clarifies that consumers affected by the chaos in electricity billing, which has caused delays in the issuance of millions of bills since July, “have the right to split the payment” in monthly payments for as many months as they have been without receiving the invoice.
In July, the new system of hourly invoicing by sections came into force and since then several electricity distributors are not sending the data of their clients’ consumption readings to the marketers. This situation, recalls the CNMC, impacts the marketers, who cannot issue the final invoices, and their clients, who accumulate several months without paying. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/those-affected-by-the-chaos-with-the-delay-of-millions-of-electricity-bills-since-july-will-be-able-to-split-payments/

 

Medical negligence on the rise in the Spanish health system: Of the 13,000 cases of alleged negligence reported to the Patient Ombudsman in Spain in 2021, some 628 ended in the death of a patient a report has found.
-Some of these were the result of “diagnostic error and the loss of therapeutic opportunity.” Others were caused by “poorly performed interventions, hasty discharges, poor care, hospital infections and ambulance delays” including 34 people who died “after notifying 112″.
-The Ombudsman’s Report 2021, found that, “Either an ambulance was not sent to the home to transfer the patient to a hospital, or in some cases the response was late with more than an hour delay.”
-Another 38 patients died because of post-procedure infections “because the hospital did not comply with the necessary asepsis measures.” Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/medical-negligence-rise-20220118094538-nt.html

 

Fighting Loneliness- Mallorca based Age in Spain’s Friendline covers all of Spain: Friendline is a telephone friendship service that connects people who want to rekindle the joy of chatting to a friend with volunteers willing to give a little bit of their time on a regular basis. Reaching out and volunteering for Friendline can give an older person something new to look forward to in their week and help them avoid the negative effects of loneliness and isolation.
If you live in Spain and are interested in joining Friendline either as a volunteer or as someone who like to be contacted then get in touch via https://www.ageinspain.org/friendline
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/17/mallorca-based-age-in-spains-friendline-covers-all-of-spain/

 

Can a widow’s pension be collected when divorced or separated?: A widowed and divorced person can request the widow’s pension. The surviving spouse must prove that there are common children or that they have not remarried, among others things.
In the event that the marriage has been divorced before 2008 different requirements must be met. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/can-a-widows-pension-be-collected-when-divorced-or-separated/

 

Now they want you to take out insurance to be eligible to rent a property, and will let Artificial Intelligence (AI) determine if you are worthy of renting to?:
Now more than ever there is a need for solutions that facilitate and simplify access to housing in the Spanish market, and that is precisely what Nowo is here to solve.
Nowo is the first rental guarantee, in the form of surety insurance, that the tenant hires to ensure the landlord the collection of rent, supplies and community expenses.
With Nowo, the tenant will be able to prove their solvency to the landlord from the first contact, thanks to their free solvency certificate.
An algorithm with ‘machine learning’ (AI) crosses hundreds of databases to determine the degree of solvency of a tenant. Gone are the payrolls, letters of recommendation, bank guarantees and all the paperwork that lengthens and hinders access to a home. Also gone are landlord’s fears and concerns of non-payment. (Also gone is any degree of privacy as your finances, credit history and employment records become publicly available should you use this service. -Ed.)
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/renting-quickly-easily-and-safely-is-finally-possible/

MALAGA

Pascual Hospital in Malaga ordered to compensate patient €173,600 for loss of vision: The patient, who was nearsighted, had elected to undergo surgery to avoid wearing glasses or contact lenses, however following the surgery his sight failed in 2017 to the extent he was classified as having a severe disability. The court found that Pascual Hospital had not adequately informed him of the risks of surgery. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/hospital-malaga-ordered-20220114102028-nt.html

 

Nerja- Temporary interruption of electricity supply today:
The Town Hall of Nerja informs that the company Endesa e-Distribución will make tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, power supply interruptions in streets and urbanizations of our municipality for maintenance work.
The interruption will affect Avda. de Pescia, Avda. Rodríguez Acosta, Andalucía street, Cádiz street, Canarias street, Córdoba street, Sevilla street, Urbanización Nueva Nerja and Urbanización Verano Azul, from 7.45 to 10.15 am.
The company apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and offers any clarification on the telephone 900850840 and on its website www.edistribucion.com
Source: FB link

UK

Scotland to lift most Covid restrictions: Updated 18 Jan 2022
-The majority of Scotland’s Covid-19 restrictions are to be lifted from next week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
-From Monday 24 January, large indoor events will resume, nightclubs will re-open and social distancing rules will be dropped as part of the changes.
-Guidance warning adults against meeting up with more than three households at a time will be removed, along with restrictions on indoor contact sports. However people are still being asked to work from home and to take lateral flow tests before meeting with others. Full article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/60029137

EUROPE

French lawmakers ban unvaccinated from public venues with new virus law: France’s parliament approved a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas, and other venues. Up to now, a COVID-19 pass has been required in France to go to restaurants, movie theatres, museums and many sites throughout the country, but unvaccinated people have been allowed in if they show a recent negative test or proof of recent recovery.
The new law requires full vaccination for such venues, including tourist sites, many trains and all domestic flights, and applies to everyone 16 and over. Some exceptions could be made for those who recently recovered from COVID-19. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2022/01/16/french-lawmakers-ban-unvaccinated-from-public-venues-with-new-virus-law

 

Greece- Unvaccinated Elderly to Pay Monthly Fines: Starting January 17, citizens and permanent residents of Greece over the age of 60 who haven’t received their anti-COVID vaccines yet, are required to pay monthly fines with a starting price point of €50, which will be doubled up in February and so on. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/greece-unvaccinated-elderly-to-pay-monthly-fines/

SPORTS

Rugby News- Two Malaga locals at the World Rugby Sevens Series:
17-year-old player Alberto Carmona and physical trainer Jacob Jones are part of the Spanish national side. The youngest player in the squad is 17-year-old Alberto Carmona, selected by head coach Pablo Feijoo; Jacob Jones is the team’s physical trainer and is currently replacing Berni Domínguez Lezcano. For them, it’s twice as satisfying to be able to play at home. Photo: FRANCIS SILVA. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/malaga-locals-world-20220117105523-nt.html 

OTHER

‘Devastating’ Omicron symptom is hair loss that only appears after you’ve had Covid:  The New Jersey based Hackensack University Medical Center has issued a report saying people have suffered from hair loss since they had the virus.
The reports indicate that since they had Covid, the people affected experienced hair loss between a few weeks to three months after they were infected.
Paula Diaz, a former patient at the centre, said: “I spent six days in the hospital being treated for the virus, and several weeks after I came home, my hair started falling out in clumps. It was devastating.” Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/devastating-omicron-symptom-hair-only-25976973 

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-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/

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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SOLD- For Sale, 2 items: Quad bike & trailer
Quad- Honda Rincon 650cc, 6500 K on the clock, all new tyres, serviced regularly, €4000
Trailer with papers. €750.
For both, €4750 or ONO. Gill

 

News & Articles

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SPAIN

Maximum price of a cylinder of butane will rise from tomorrow by 4.91%, to 17.75 euros: {Translation, summary} 17/01/2022 12:46
The review-monthly of the price is calculated depending on the cost of the raw material (propane and butane) in the international markets, as well as the cost of freight (transport) and the evolution of the exchange rate euro-dollar. Source, Spanish. 

ANDALUCIA

New transport card for young people offers discounts of up to 100 per cent: The Junta de Andalucía’s new transport card for young people is offering journeys on public transport with discounts ranging from 20 to 100 per cent. The card covers trips on Andalusian buses, trams and subways, as well as on the catamaran in the Bay of Cadiz.
Almost three million Andalusians under the age of 30 can benefit from the initiative. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/transport-card-young-20220117125036-nt.html

MALAGA

Repair of a fault in Velez-Malaga obliges us to suspend the supply of water: {Translation} Aqualia, the company that manages the Municipal Water Service of Vélez-Málaga, informs that Tuesday 18th January, due to the execution of various maintenance works in the general supply network of the urban area of Vélez-Málaga, there may be interruptions in the water supply in different streets of the municipality.
The streets affected are: Clavel, Orquídea, Alcalde Santiago Valle, Alcalde Romero de Cruz, Alcalde Manuel Martel, Jaén, Huelva, Almería, Jerez, Linares, Loja, Verano, Invierno, Primavera and Otoño. The work will last from approximately 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Aqualia advises the public to ensure that no taps are left running during the hours when the supply is suspended, in order to avoid unnecessary water loss, and to avoid using electrical appliances, such as washing machines or dishwashers, in order to avoid incidents in the internal installations during the restoration of the service. Once the service has been restored, it is recommended to let the water circulate for a few minutes, to avoid the possible dragging of impurities. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/velez-malaga/reparacion-averia-obliga-suspender-suministro-agua-velez-malaga/20220117132111045927.html

 

28th Rockin’ Race Jamboree, in Torremolinos, Update: 3-6Feb 2022.
The rockabilly music festival was cancelled last year due to the pandemic and there was some concern as to whether the 28th edition would be staged this year, but organisers have announced the festival will go ahead, although it will adhere to any covid regulations in force at the time.
Tickets for the main shows in the auditorium and the Hotel Barracuda must be made in advance. Full info & tickets at: https://rockinrace.com/  & VIDEO LINK & VIDEO LINK 2

 

UK

Amazon drops plan to ban Visa credit cards in UK: Amazon said on Monday it would not stop accepting UK-issued Visa Inc. credit cards on its British website later this month as it had proposed, adding that it was working with Visa to resolve a dispute over payment fees.
“The expected  change regarding  the use of Visa credit  cards  on Amazon.co.uk  will no longer take place on January 19,” the company said in an email to customers. Full article: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/17/tech/amazon-visa-uk/index.html

EUROPE

France Tightens COVID-19 Measures for Everyone, Including Tourists:
The authorities revealed that since January 15, the rules for access to all kinds of services, including restaurants, museums, theatres, sports activities, and accommodation facilities, among others, will be tightened.
The French authorities disclosed that everyone over the age of 18 would have to receive a booster shot in order for their vaccination certificate to remain valid. Thus, all those who have received their last vaccine dose over seven months ago but haven’t received a booster dose yet will be considered as unvaccinated. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/france-tightens-covid-19-measures-for-everyone-including-tourists/

 

Belgian Gov’t Warns Its Citizens to Re-Download Their COVID Certificates After Receiving Booster Shots: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium who have received their booster shots are advised to re-download the digital application – CovidSafeBE app, after being inoculated, as it does not update automatically. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/belgian-govt-warns-its-citizens-to-re-download-their-covid-certificates-after-receiving-booster-shots/

SPORTS

Football News- Real Madrid end trophy drought with Spanish Supercup win: The capital city side defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in Sunday’s final.
This mid-season trophy is further proof of the tight grip Real Madrid have on this season. The club are in a comfortable position in the league, despite an impressive Sevilla on their heels, and have a world class clash with PSG next month in the Champions League next month. Photo:REUTERS. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/real-madrid-trophy-20220117101155-nt.html

 

Rugby Sevens News- World Rugby Sevens competition travels to Malaga for the first time: The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series promoted by Kiwihouse arrives in Spain for the first time with 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams competing in a series of non-stop action matches. The matches take place at the Estadio Cuidad de Malaga from Friday January 21 to Sunday January 23. It has a very limited capacity, only 7616. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/16/world-rugby-sevens-competition-travels-to-malaga-for-the-first-time/ 

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
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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, including boxed sets.
***Trips***
January
-21st – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €18,50pp – Bring your skis! Still a few seats available
-28th – Trip to La Canada and Iceland. Price €15pp
February
-4th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-25th – Trip to Benalmadena Market and Marina €15pp
March
-4th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-18th – Trip to Ronda by train, with English speaking guide in Ronda €40 TBC
April
-14th – 7 night cruise with MSC Cruise Prices from €870pp based on 2 sharing a cabin. €150 deposit pp required
Itinerary includes: depart Valencia and calling at Genoa, Civitaveccia, Palermo, Ibiza with 2 days at sea.
-27th – (Wednesday) Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €23,50
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 now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 

 

Bio Beach Restaurant, Lecture/Presentation: Wed. Feb.9 at 11am. Speaker: Jose Manuel Cabezas Cabello and Norma – Power Point Presentation- Topic: La Desbandada and the sinking of the Delphin off Calaceite coast, Torrox, in Jan. 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Desbandada highlights the massacre on the A-340 in Feb.1937 where innocent civilians fell victims to Franco’s allies. La Desbandada consititutes the most desastrous and poignant episode of the Spanish Civil War in Malaga and one of the worst of the entire conflict. At the Torre del Mar Bus Station, an outside museum features the signatures of the victims of that grim date. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. Masks required. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com