DigameXtra No. 1658 Friday, June 19th 2020

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Grand ReOpening- The Harbour Bar & Restaurant Marbella: Wednesday July 1st. An elegant and friendly restaurant located on the first floor of the historic Real Club Maritimo (Yacht Club) in the marina of Marbella.
Our New Fresh Fish Boat available Tuesday to Sunday. Cooked to your preference. Includes Whole Sea Bass & Turbot Baked in Salt, Oysters, Large Red Prawns & much more.
The Harbour International Cheese Trolley features Gourmet Cheeses from around the world, homemade chutneys and crackers. Available 7 days a week from 12pm until late. Sharing boards and wine recommendations for each cheese available.
For reservations call 952 865 534, email info@theharbourmarbella.com or visit this new website to view the menu and map at http://theharbourmarbella.com


Frankenstein the Show: A circus and theatre are merged with a touch of dark humour, backed by live music. June 26 to 28 at the Congress Centre in Granada with performances at 6pm and 9.30pm each night.
With this show we expand the concept of the so-called New Circus, reinforcing the plot and the “Theme of Horror”. We made a fun and rogue, but at the same time emotional, version of Mary Shelley’s magnificent work “Frankenstein” or “The Modern Prometheus”. A different way of telling this well-known story through Humor and Acrobatics.
We will transfer the spectator to a fantastic world from the same entrance door of the theater / venue and we will make him forget everything during the two hours of entertainment that our “Show” offers. A stage proposal where the most intense moments of the original novel and the funniest of the versions that have been seen throughout all these years in cinema and theaters are mixed, all wrapped in a fantasy aesthetic inspired by the wonderful mind from the filmmaker “Tim Burton”.


Live Music from Sarah lucy Dole: Sunday at 5pm. Moto Rock Bar. Great singer with songs for everyone. Come along and have a great afternoon.
Location-Carretera Nacional 340. Km 302, Nerja, Spain 29780
+34 653 36 69 78  FB link


Elvis Tribute at El Mojito Carihuela: Our state of alarm officially ends on 21st June. So come along and celebrate with us.Our first live entertainment since lockdown.
-Saturday 20th June. We are very pleased to welcome back STELVIS, with his fantastic tribute to ELVIS from 9pm.
As numbers are limited due to social distancing we would be grateful if people could come with friends,tables for 2 are limited but we have tables for 4&6+.
Bookings are advised to avoid dissapointment.call in,ring or message.
We look forward to seeing you all for a great night.  FB link
Address- Calle bulto 80, Málaga, Spain 29620 +34 952 05 70 62

Summer Begins Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Summer ends on Tuesday, September 22, 2020


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Greek House- Now Open: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! 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 19:00, 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: Hi Everyone! Good news! CasaMagel is now reopened.
Everything deep cleaned and following strict social distancing requirements.
We are offering the same great deals as before 55€ per night B&B, 2 night special which includes one evening 3-course meal for 2 including wine,120€ or our 3-night special evening meal with wine for 2 and tapas evening at a local bar or in house also for 2. 175€ extra nights are 55€.
Great outdoor space plenty of room to socially distance.
Good food, great hosts, amazing views, sparkling pool.
What is not to like.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Contact us on casamagel@yahoo.com or telephone 722879503.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale from Nerja Household Center- Upcycled furniture:
-Dining room extending table with glass top with 6 matching chairs Measurements Fully extended 190cms No extension 130cms Depth 90cms Height 75cms Price 160€
-Matching tv unit. Measurements Width 110cms Depth 40cms Height 43cms Price 55€
-White bamboo display unit with glass shelves. Measurements Width 150cms Depth 40cms Height 187cms Price 80€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale as set: Sofa Bed and matching Sofa. Both are 2-3 seater, cloth, pale biscuit colour. With matching pillows and bolsters. Each – 2.0m wide 0.95m deep.
Good condition, without stains. or damage.
Selling the pair together for €250.
Location – Puente don Manuel, Vinuela
Call Richard for more details. Tel 711 008 418 or richard@rflower.net


Recommendations & Requests

Thanks to La SuperCaja Verde: Nick donated one of his 5kg boxes of seasonal vegetables, with 10 varities of locally grown veggies, to the DigameXtra office this week. Nothing over ripe, nothing needing time to ripen, just perfect. Much appreciated and highly recommended.
Naythan, Torrox Costa, doctorlaptop At ProtonMail D0T c0m


Thanks: Thank you Margaret The Cake Maker for making a great Cake for my husband David’s 84th Birthday was delicious, a very reasonable price, she can be contacted on 615953572 Dorothy Allen, Nerja, dorothyallenpl AT gmail d0t com


News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.


Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:

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

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


Andalucia President Announces ‘New Normal’ Freedoms from Sunday – Here’s What to Expect: Andalucia’s territories will enter the ‘New Normal’ on June 21′, with new rules and fewer restrictions thanks to the State of Alarm ending at the weekend.
Andalusia’s President Juanma Moreno has provided a glimpse of the ‘new freedoms’ and changes to the existing rules as the region walks into the New Normal. “ “Bars and restaurants can serve up to a maximum capacity of 75% inside establishments, and up to 100% capacity on terraces,” Moreno added. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/19/spains-andalucia-president-announces-new-normal-freedoms-from-sunday-heres-what-to-expect/


Spain’s RENFE to Reinstate Daily Trains Between Costa del Sol & Barcelona from Monday: The train to Barcelona from Malaga María Zambrano train station leaves at 2.35pm and the one to Malaga leaves Barcelona Sants station at 3.50pm every day. Renfe will also double the number of trains from Malaga to Madrid from next week. Full story:


Europe hit by local infection spikes; China’s outbreak wanes: Europe grappled Thursday with local spikes in coronavirus infections as the continent’s lockdown restrictions eased, after hundreds of cases were found at one meatpacking plant in Germany and Greece had to impose a total seven-day lockdown on one village.
The developments came even as a new outbreak in Beijing saw a decline in daily cases and Hong Kong Disneyland reopened after a major drop in infections in the Chinese territory.
In western Germany, health officials in Guetersloh on Wednesday said the number of new COVID-19 cases linked to the Toennies slaughterhouse in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck had risen to 657, a significant regional spike for a country that has recorded daily nationwide infections in the low hundreds lately. Full story: https://apnews.com/43ec54755b49bd56a8ff23343084dc61


UK Pound has bad week: Since opening this week at the level of 1.1143, GBP/EUR has seen mixed movement. GBP/EUR trended higher for around half the week, and briefly touched on a high of 1.1219 but is currently trending near its worst levels all month: 1.1074. The biggest cause of today’s Pound to Euro exchange rate drop was market reaction to the Bank of England’s (BoE) latest policy decision. Source: https://www.exchangerates.org.uk/news/29846/2020-06-18-bank-of-england-tone-disappointing-to-british-pound-to-euro-gbp-eur-exchange-rate-investors.html


The EU’s C-19 Recovery Funds Plan Threatened: EU leaders face pushback from the blockade of the Netherlands and it’s allies in the “Frugal Five” against the anti-crisis fund. “We have not yet started to negotiate, everything is to be done,” say insiders. In Brussels nobody expects much from the first meeting this Friday. And that despite more than 170,000 deaths on the continent from coronavirus and the euro area is expected to end 2020 with a recession of around 8%, with countries like Spain close to 10%.
Contrary to promising announcements and multiple press releases from the Spanish Gov’t the matter is only now being scheduled for July 9th debate. It is the first full meeting of heads of state and government on the European Commission’s proposal: € 750 billion for reconstruction – € 500,000 in grants and € 250,000 in loans – and a multi-year 2021-2027 budget of € 1.1 trillion. Full article (Spanish): https://www.eldiario.es/economia/lideres-UE-empiezan-negociacion_0_1039397050.html


World War II Forces sweetheart singer Vera Lynn dies at 103: Lynn hosted a wildly popular BBC radio show during the war called “Sincerely Yours” in which she sent messages to British troops abroad and performed the songs they requested. The half-hour program came on during the highly coveted slot following the Sunday night news.
During the war and long after, Lynn got crowds singing, smiling and crying with sentimental favorites such as “We’ll Meet Again,” and “The White Cliffs of Dover.”
Full article: https://apnews.com/f3b03161a5fa4e2491c7bc7fb1e7c8b1


Spanish Government flatly refuses to automatically extend the ERTE exemptions due to force majeure: No progress. This is how the new negotiation for the extension of the ERTE of force majeure concluded today. The Executive has again rejected the proposal agreed by the social partners to replicate this scheme until September 30, as a prerequite step to a new extension that would last until the end of the year.
English Summary article: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-flatly-refuses-to-automatically-extend-the-erte-due-to-force-majeure/
Full Source (Spanish): https://spainsnews.com/the-government-flatly-refuses-to-automatically-extend-the-erte-due-to-force-majeure/


Disaster as UK clubbers and top DJs have nowhere to party on Ibiza this year: The Balearic government has now announced that clubs will not reopen for the 2020 season. A report from Diario de Ibiza suggest clubs will remain shuttered for this year’s season, and possibly into 2021. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/18/clubs-in-ibiza-will-remain-closed-this-year/


Magnitude 7.4 Quake Hits New Zealand, Prompts Brief Tsunami Warning: Despite resident reports that rated the earthquake’s strength as “weak” or “moderate,” the United States Geological Survey said only 15 earthquakes have registered at greater magnitudes near New Zealand over the past 120 years. While GeoNet data showed earthquakes recorded near the Kermadec Islands are common, most are much smaller in size than the magnitude 7.4 earthquake recorded on Friday. Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/magnitude-74-quake-hits-new-zealand-prompts-brief-tsunami-warning/ar-BB15G7qm


Apple Bullies Britain into dumping homegrown virus tracing app, forces it to use Google-Apple system: Even though it worked well on Google’s Android devices, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government was abandoning the prototype app and instead putting its efforts into developing one using a special interface jointly developed by Apple and Google.
“Apple software prevents iPhones from being used effectively for contact tracing unless you’re using Apple’s own technology,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock said at the government’s daily briefing. “Our app won’t work because Apple won’t change their system,” Hancock said. He wasn’t able to say when a new app would be ready.
Full story: https://apnews.com/e7f5d6627fab8639286c3c3865af87ae


A Solstice Solar Eclipse Is About To Happen: Just How Rare Is It?: On Saturday, June 20, 2020, the solstice will occur as the Earth’s north pole reaches its maximum tilt towards the Sun. Just 9 hours later, the Moon will pass perfectly between the Earth and the Sun, creating an annular solar eclipse for a myriad of observers across Africa and Asia. It’s an incredibly rare occurrence to have a solstice solar eclipse, but there’s a good reason for it this year. Here’s the scientific story of why. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/06/18/a-solstice-solar-eclipse-is-about-to-happen-just-how-rare-is-it/


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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

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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