DigameXtra No. 1726 Friday, Sept. 11th 2020

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Bar Amsterdam: A great weekend at Bar Amsterdam!
Friday Johny Chiu 7pm.
-Saturday and Sunday, Start of Premier League!
-Monday Karaoke with Pam Marie 8.30 pm!!
See you all! Avenida America, Torrox Costa, 29793
+31 6 49508783  MAP  and  FB Page


Hell Bunny w/ Special Guest Nik Ramsay-Whale: Friday, 11SEP 8:30pm. Mis Tapitas, Puente Don Manuel, Alcaucin.  FB Page


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Greek House: Greek Casita 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. Summer hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 19:00-23:00. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. For reservation call 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 is now fully open
All health & safety procedures are in place.
The Camino Del Rey is now open.
Our special mini breaks are back
2 days B&B with 1 night, 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine 125€
3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2, + tapas in local bar or in house, 175€
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
The weather is perfect for a break in the mountains. Our views are beautiful, the pool is cool and the gardens are relaxing, no fear of lack of social distancing.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night.
Our special offers are still available as stated above. You can add more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in. We have homemade meals to purchase from the freezer from 7€ per meal, or cook yourselves. Some bars & restaurants are open or just relax in our pretty gardens and splash in the pool, plenty of room for social distancing. Loads of board games, books, and darts
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small premises where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3 course home cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. They are now doing sunset tours with dinner.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales.
We get booked up pretty quickly, but still have few vacancies for August & September. Book with friends, party time. We provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends. We are a small venue with lots of room so social distancing is easy to obtain. Come & get spoilt. The food is good the hosts friendly with gorgeous views and peace & quiet. Just chill out by the pool and eat some great food, drink some good wine without having to worry about drink & driving or too many people in one place. Great for friends get together.
Contact +34 722879503 e-mail casamagel@yahoo.com  Or visit our website, www.casamagel.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre: Sunbeds
-2 matching wicker adjustable foot and headrests.Price 90€ ( the pair )
-One adjustment headrest plastic rattan sunbed. Price 45€
-2 seater bamboo sofa Price 45€
Contact Jackie /Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items: Our Grandkids have all grown up, so we have the following items for sale
-4 x Child Car Seats €20 each (4 different models, ask for more pics)
-1 x Highchair €15
-3 x Bikes, €20 each
Will sell separately. We live very near the Torrox Campo de Futbol.
Ray, 608568602 More pics on request.


For Sale: Siemens laptop refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6in  display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has an International keyboard, English layout but with extra character keys, perfect for both English and Scandinavian users, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. No HDMI, but if you need HDMI, VGA or USB to HDMI adapters are available for €15 at most computer shops or from Amazon.
€200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation: I would like to recommend Dr Laptop for any problems that you may have. He updated my Windows10 s to Windows 10 and set my laptop up, cleaned all the rubbish from it, put icons on so I did not have to search through everything to find them. Explained in plain language how to use everything, all for a very reasonable amount. Amazing man who knows everything there is to know about laptops his phone number is 675993069 after 11am. Linda from Torrox. Email: lindafrost marston 69n At yahoo d0T com (close spaces)


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Andalusia adds 16 deaths from Covid-19 and 977 new infections in the last day: {Translated, updated 10SEP20, 14:26h } The declaration of 16 deaths by Covid-19 in the 24 hours prior to 7:00 am this Thursday, is the most relevant data in the daily report of the Ministry of Health on the impact of the coronavirus in the community. Seven of the deceased are from the province of Malaga, which continues to be the most affected in the community with more than 10,000 accumulated infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
Malaga (292 positives) contributed almost a third of the new infections of the day (977), the incidence in Almería rises again (156) and the rest of the provinces are kept in records similar to those of previous days. Thus, Seville counts 175 new cases, Cádiz, 119; Jaén, 91; Granada added 76 more infections, Córdoba 60 and Huelva, the province with the lowest incidence, only registered 8 confirmed positives.
With these data, Andalusia continues to be one of the three communities with the least impact of Covid-19 in Spain, with an incidence rate of 129 cases declared in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants
Of the total of new infections, 98 patients required hospitalization in the last day, 10 in the ICU. After the registration of discharges and discharges, there are 790 patients admitted with Covid , of which 113 require ICU beds. Hospital pressure continues, like infections, an irregular distribution with Malaga with 228 hospitalized and 31 patients in ICU, the most affected and Huelva, with 5 patients in hospitals and only 1 in ICU the least.
New shoots
The Ministry of Health and Families has reported this Thursday of 58 new outbreaks of the disease declared in the last week to which the trackers link 389 cases. By provinces, Malaga declared 125 infections in 16 new outbreaks, of which 10 are located in the Costa del Sol health district ; Seville investigates 9 outbreaks with 51 cases distributed throughout the province. Jaén also tracks 9 outbreaks, with a total of 56 linked cases, while in Granada there are 45 positives associated with 8 outbreaks. Full article (Spanish): https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-ultimo-16-muertos-covid-19-y-977-nuevos-contagios-202009101400_noticia.html


Euro hits six-month high vs Pound, US dollar weakens: A fresh bout of Brexit jitters has sent the pound sliding this evening, while the euro has marched higher. Sterling has weakened against other major currencies, after relations between London and the EU worsened.
After a solid start to the day, it slumped after Brussels gave Boris Johnson three weeks to drop plans to break international law or the UK will face financial or trade sanctions. EU lawyers have ruled that Britain has already breached the withdrawal agreement by tabling the internal market bill, which removes Northern Ireland from the EU’s orbit. Full story: https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2020/sep/10/markets-european-central-bank-lagarde-euro-ftse-pound-covid-19-us-unemployment-business-live


Popular weekly markets reopen in Almuñécar and Trapiche: Almuñécar’s weekly flea market started up again on Sunday. The market will be on Paseo Blas Infante from 8am to 2pm.
The weekly market at Trapiche garden centre also started again last Tuesday morning. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202009/04/popular-weekly-markets-reopen-20200904110941-v.html


Maserati’s back! Legendary Italian brand releases its first supercar for 15 years with the £187,000 MC20 packing a top speed of 202mph and sporting butterfly doors: The Maserati MC20 will cost £187,230 and first UK deliveries will arrive before the middle of 2021.
It is inspired by the MC21 – the last supercar produced by the iconic Italian brand between 2004 and 2005.
The engine is an in-house-designed twin-turbo, twin-injection, V6 producing a massive 622bhp of power!
It goes from 0-62mph in under 3 secs and – thanks to a carbon construction – weighs the same as a Ford Focus.
The MC20 will be the first of 13 new Maseratis in the next 3 years to breathe life back into the brand under the guise of the new Stellantis group, formed by FCA and PSA. Full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-8715575/Maserati-stunning-MC20-supercar-2021.html


Major Blow To Pirate IPTV- Providers Being Shut Down Worldwide: For those who may be interested in this topic, here are two informative articles with lists of shutdown services.


Travellers returning to the UK from Portugal, Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion will now have to enter quarantine: From 4 am on Saturday, September 12, passengers returning to the UK from Portugal, Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion will have to self-isolate for 14 days. Two exceptions are the Azores and Madeira, autonomous regions in Portugal- they will not have to quarantine under the government’s new island rules. Sweden has now been added to the ‘safe list’ for Wales, England and Scotland. Full details: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-portugal-added-to-englands-travel-quarantine-list-12068114


RIP Diana Rigg: Diana Rigg, the Tony and Emmy winner who splashed into the world of television with her commanding turn as intelligence agent Emma Peel on “The Avengers” in the 1960s and played Lady Olenna Tyrell on “Game of Thrones” decades later, died Thursday at her home in England. She was 82 and had been recently diagnosed with cancer.
Rigg was a venerable figure in Britain’s entertainment industry who worked incessantly on stage, TV and film. She famously thumbed her nose at convention in her private life and in later years seemed to enjoy her status as a grande dame. Full story: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/diana-rigg-dead-82-dies-avengers-game-of-thrones-1234765209/


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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:


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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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