DigameXtra No. 1659 Saturday, June 20th 2020

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Today, June 20th, is World Tapas Day: Spain’s tourism agency Turespaña has declared the third Thursday of every June as World Tapas Day. The word ‘tapa’ – meaning ‘lid’ – is thought to derive from a 13th century law passed by a Castilian king requiring taverns to serve food with alcohol, perhaps in a bid to avoid inebriation of the serfs. A ‘tapa’ was then a small plate of ham or olives used as a lid to keep insects and dust away from a drink. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20190620/best-tapas-classic-spanish-list


Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open Sunday 21th June!: The Sculpture Garden will be opening again on Sunday June 21st, (with our usual live Baroque music!).
Please note, however, that visits then AND for the foreseeable future will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please contact us to schedule a time.
Numbers may be limited at any one time and distancing will be obligatory. But don’t worry we have lots of space!
Group and private visits will continue to be available at any time, by arrangement.
Our popular Mosaic and Mosaic Table Workshops will be scheduled according to demand. but if you have a group of 4 or more friends you can fix the date!
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar.
We hope to see you again soon.
nick at kittyharri dot com
609 706 210/639 563 213
Directions at www.kittyharri.com


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For Sale: High Performance Slimline Laptop. Business model, Dell Latitude E6230. Fully refurbed and upgraded by DoctorLaptop.
Brand new 250Gb SDD, Top of the line model MX500 by Crucial.
Brand new high grade 8Gb RAM by Komputer Bay
Brand new 3Hr battery.
Processor: Intel i3 @ 2.4GHz
System: Clean installed Win 10 Pro, v2004 (April 2020, the newest vesion)
Display: 12.5″ True HD anti-glare LED
Connections: 2x USB2.0, HDMI, VGA, SATA, headphone
No CD/DVD player
Only 1” thick with a 12.5” HD LED display, the Latitude E6230 strikes the perfect balance of mobility and durability. Armored with a MIL-STD 810G tested Tri-Metal™ casing, anodized aluminum display back, magnesium alloy wrapped corners, steel hinges, and a powder-coated base, the E6230 can handle work’s tough demands. StrikeZone™ shock absorber, Fast Response Free-Fall Sensor, and rubber hard drive isolation help protect data from drops and vibration, while the spill-resistant keyboard and LCD protective seal further help protect the system from the bumps and spills of everyday work.
This laptop is super fast. System has been fully optimized for best performance, while avoiding as much of the Microsoft tracking as possible.
Price: €300, buyer collects. 30 day guaranty on hardware only.
Naythan / DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa


Recommendations & Requests

Bringing a dog into Spain: Hi, does anyone out there have experience of bringing a dog into Spain ? My daughter is relocating from Mexico to Barcelona and will be arriving in October on an Air France flight via Paris. Her small dog is registered as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and has up to date injections and chip/ passport. My query relates to any additional paperwork that may be required at immigration in Barcelona. Does the paperwork have to be in Spanish or is an English version OK. Any other information or tips would be appreciated.
Please e mail:brianpage60 @ hotmail. Com (no gaps)


Correction: Sorry gave wrong phone number for Margaret Cake Maker should be 645953572. Dorothy, Nerja


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:

For the latest pandemic info visit:


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:


Arrivals into Spain will have to go through three health checkpoints: The first includes filling in a form stating whether the individual has had coronavirus, as well as where to find them during their time in Spain; the second involves a temperature check; and the third is a visual inspection. If the results of one or more of these checks is unsatisfactory, the individual will be examined by a doctor. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202006/19/arrivals-into-spain-will-20200619210251.html


CONFLICTING STATISTICS: Spain’s Agencies Disagree with Health Ministry’s Adjusted Covid-19 Death Tally Claiming it’s ‘Much Higher’. The Ministry of Health has defended today’s “adjusted” figures, claiming that its results are “transparent” as it counts only deceased cases who had a positive PCR test confirming Covid-19, whereas the data from NIE, Momo and Aesprof also take into account “probable” coronavirus cases, which the Ministry of Health has not included. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/19/conflicting-statistics-spains-agencies-disagree-with-health-ministrys-adjusted-covid-19-death-tally-claiming-its-much-higher/


Bottling plant project near Antequera cancelled after pressure from local mayors: The project had all the necessary permits from the Junta, but councils in the area feared it would negatively affect their water. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/19/bottling-plant-project-near-20200619115123-v.html


Netflix Is Less Annoying to VPN Users Now, But Some Titles Are ‘Hidden’: Netflix has started to treat VPN users differently. Instead of preventing them from playing any content, the popular streaming service now allows VPN users to play content that’s globally available. At the same time, however, it has begun hiding titles with geographical restrictions, without informing users.
Previously, VPN users could still log in and browse all titles that were available in their region. When they clicked play, however, a notice would pop up to inform them that the content wasn’t accessible through a VPN.
This has now changed. While it hasn’t yet been officially confirmed by Netflix, several tests using VPN servers from all over the world show that all visible content in the Netflix library can be played. We emphasize the word visible here because there are still some restrictions. If Netflix detects that you’re using a VPN, it will hide titles with geographical licensing restrictions.
In other words, VPN users should no longer run into any blocked content. They just see less content in their Netflix library. This makes VPNs more usable on Netflix and takes away a lot of frustration.
Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-is-less-annoying-to-vpn-users-now-but-some-titles-are-hidden-200618/


Residents in Spain The Least Satisfied In Regard To How the Government Has Handled the Health Crisis: A survey conducted by the European Parliament shows only 35 per cent of Spaniards are completely or partially satisfied with the management that the Spanish Executive has had of the coronavirus crisis, which is relatively low when compared to 63 per cent of respondents who said they were not very satisfied or 28 per cent who said they were not satisfied at all by their management.
These are the worst figures when compared to the rest of the European Member States as Spaniards show they are the least happy with their government. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/19/residents-in-spain-the-least-satisfied-in-regard-to-how-the-government-has-handled-the-health-crisis/


Ingreso Mínimo Vital (Minimum Income Benefits) Assistance: Velez-Malaga Community Social Services will act as a managing centre for the more than 4,000 families in the area who will be able to benefit from the Ingreso Mínimo Vital. Information and advice will be provided and applications will be processed from both the Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar offices, by appointment. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/19/velez-malaga-extends-offer-to-benefit-residents-with-extra-social-services-in-axarquia/


Lottery Results:
Euromillones, 19 June: https://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2020/06/19/euromillones-resultados-viernes-19-junio/1293169.html?utm_source=rss
Bonoloto, 19 June: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-thursday-june-18-2020-la-provincia/


Two Very Different Sides of the EU Funding for C-19 Recovery Plans:
Holland doubts that a recovery agreement will be reached for the EU this summer: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was skeptical of the possibility of reaching an agreement this summer on the post-pandemic economic recovery plan, after the leaders of the European Union (EU) did not close a common position at the summit. European this Friday. The head of the Dutch government considered at the end of that telematic meeting that “it would not be devastating” if an agreement is not reached at the European Council scheduled for next July. Source: https://spainsnews.com/holland-doubts-that-a-recovery-agreement-will-be-reached-for-the-eu-this-summer/
Contrast That With-
President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez Has High Expectations: He asked the EU on Friday for an urgent response and at the height of the crisis caused by the coronavirus, which includes a European economic recovery plan that he hopes will be approved next month and will take effect on 1 January 2021. Source: https://spainsnews.com/pedro-sanchez-calls-for-the-european-recovery-plan-to-come-into-force-in-2021/


A never-before-heard version of the late Aretha Franklin’s riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary J. Blige about faith and race, 2006’s “Never Gonna Break My Faith,” has arrived on Juneteenth.


Humour Section

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Exchange quotes by www.xe.com

GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)


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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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

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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