DigameXtra No. 1577 Friday, March 20th 2020

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Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation! I am monitoring the media and adding fresh updates until  3AM before publishing new issues to include all the latest updates. That should provide readers with the latest info first thing each morning. -Ed.

 

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NOTICE! : Many events are being cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. Please confirm events are not cancelled before you go to avoid disappointment. -Ed.

Important Editor’s Note: Musician friends in Malaga City have pointed out some local based Facebook pages promoting online concerts and benefits for musicians may be total fakes, or listing acts that are not in fact confirmed. Some of these pages have already set up GoFundMe pages requesting donations before they even have any events scheduled. These suspect pages are not clear as to how the funds will be distributed. While they may be legit I advise you to do your due dilagence and investigate before sending them money.
I am also seeing a lot of advice and supposed official info on Facebook pages without any source provided. Some of it is obviously inaccurate. If you can’t verify it, do not believe it! Just because a FB post has a fancy poster, that does not verify it’s accuracy. Well meaning people are failing to confirm info before posting it! These less computer-savvy persons may fall for deceptions, or not know how to verify info before passing it on. Be skeptical of all the undocumented info people are posting as I see loads of it! When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/

 

Today is Spring Equinox 2020: The Earliest First Day of Spring in 124 Years. The first day of spring will occur on Friday morning in Spain (Friday, Mar 20 4:49 am CET), which is marked by the arrival of the Vernal (Spring) Equinox.
If this seems early to you, you’re right! In fact, this is the earliest the Vernal (Spring) Equinox has occurred in 124 years.
Traditionally, we celebrate the first day of spring on March 21, but astronomers and calendar manufacturers alike now say that the spring season starts on March 20th, in all time zones in North America. And in 2020, it’s even a day earlier than that—something that hasn’t happened since 1896.
Regardless of what the weather is doing outside, the equinox marks the official start of the spring season.
How could the first day of spring change from year to year?
There are a few reasons why seasonal dates can vary from year to year. The first is that a year is not an even number of days and neither are the seasons.
Another reason is that the earth’s elliptical orbit is changing its orientation (skew), which causes the earth’s axis to constantly point in a different direction, called precession.
Since the seasons are defined as beginning at strict 90-degree intervals, these positional changes affect the time the earth reaches each 90-degree location in its orbit around the sun.
The pull of gravity from the other planets also affects the location of the earth in its orbit. The current seasonal lengths for the Northern Hemisphere are:
Summer — 93.641 days
Autumn — 89.834 days
Winter — 88.994 days
Spring — 92.771 days
As you can see, the warm seasons, spring and summer, combined are 7.584 days longer than the colder seasons, fall and winter (good news for warm weather admirers).
However, spring is currently being reduced by approximately one minute per year and winter by about one-half a minute per year. Summer is gaining the minute lost from spring, and autumn is gaining the half a minute lost from winter.
Winter is the shortest astronomical season, and with its seasonal duration continuing to decrease, it is expected to attain its minimum value — 88.71 days — by about the year 3500.
https://www.farmersalmanac.com/spring-equinox-first-day-spring

 

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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek House. 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 specialties. Our opening time is from 18:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. 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! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

Casa Magel: Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for spring breaks and summer getaways.
-Our ever popular 2 night stay with breakfast and 1 evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine is still available at a cost of 120€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
-3 nights stay with breakfast, I evening 3-course meal for 2 with wine and an evening of tapas in a local bar at a cost of 175€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
Our rooms are nicely decorated and furnished and with comfy beds.
We have a large garden and an Andalucian fully fitted kitchen area with BBQ and comfortable outside space for our guests to use. Large pool in season.
There are lots to do in the area, walk the famous Camino Del Rey, visit the beautiful Ardales lakes.
Antequera is a must to visit, a beautiful town with 27 churches, the most for a town in Spain.
The rock formations at El Torcal are an unforgettable sight.
We are close to an organic Bodega where you can have a tour with tapas for 20€ per person or add an extra 15€ per person and finish with 3-course lunch with wine, all in all, a great experience.
The house is lovely, the food is yummy, the hosts are friendly and welcoming and the views and sunsets are amazing
You can book extra nights for 55€ per room.
Looking for that perfect present for that special person, well here it is.
We can provide personalised vouchers, for birthdays, anniversaries or just to treat someone.
Contact Casa Magel at casamagel@yahoo.com
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.

 

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Food Services That Are Open

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Update regarding The Town Frier – Puente Don Manuel: It is with regret that we have to inform you that our takeaway service is temporarily unavailable. We are currently working to resolve this issue and will keep you all updated. Thank you so much for the overwhelming support you have shown us so far. The Town Frier – Puente Don Manuel: Our takeaway only service. It´s available Tuesday to Friday from 12:00pm until 6:00pm during the lockdown period.
Please see our menu below. Choose your meals and order them by whatsapp. We´ll let you know what time to collect your food. It´s as simple as that. WhatsApp- 608 531 601  FB Link

 

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We are locked down and are following the legal requirements so we are closed to the public during this Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic. We are authorised to ship via Correos but will only be doing it one day a week – Monday for as long as they are open.
We are offering free shipping in Spain for any order over 50 plants. We have had a lot of interest from people looking for something to do while in quarantine. Thankfully some of us can still work in our private gardens. We do have plants available for shipment on Monday.
Everyone stay safe, this will eventually pass.
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info at vetiverspain dot com.
Telephone and WhatsApp: 692 288 657
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News & Articles

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Latest Statistics On Coronavirus For Spain (Last updated: March 20, 2020, 02:40 GMT): The Spanish newspapers are falling behing in posting current numbers. For the latest info visit https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
Spain’s coronavirus cases soar to 18,077 , a rise of 3,431 in just 24 hours. The number of deaths has also increased to 831, while the number of people cured of the virus stands at 1,107.

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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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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