DigameXtra No. 1746 Monday, Oct. 5th 2020

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Phoenix Events: Trips
-11th –2 course Sunday lunch at Samba, Torre del Mar
-6th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
-8th – 3 course Remembrance Lunch at The Grill House, Torrox Park
-27th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre, Granada, €15 pp includes drivers tip
-3rd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip Christmas shopping (Thursday)
-8th – Mrs Miggins Christmas Sale of Christmas Cakes, mince pies, pastries, etc Orders taken now
-15th – Our donation of Christmas Gifts of toys for local children to La Cruz Roja
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday from the 30th June and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. During the crisis are times are 11.30 until 1pm until further notice.
We are also collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
We are selling off all our books and DVDs at 4 for €1. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday from 11.30 until 1pm
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


The Beer Garden- Nerja: Monday Oct 5th 7:30pm.
Live music with “Free Booze & Friends” unplugged.
Avenida Mediterraneo, corner of Chaparil, 29780 Nerja
Scottish bar and kitchen serving sandwiches and snacks. Quality beers, draft cider and irn bru. Sunny terrace. Family-friendly. Showing all Scottish football matches. Live music weekdays. Closed Tuesdays. Open 3pm weekdays. Variable Weekends
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Bridge Lessons: Trumps Bridge Club Nerja are starting a new course for beginners towards the end of October. Bridge is a very interesting social game and, if you have always wanted to try now is a great time. We have spaced hygienic accommodation and a very pleasant Bridge Room. For more details and information please contact.
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Pet Sitter: Hi, I’m Silvia, the pet sitter, we are in El Morche de Torrox Costa, my husband and I have an apartment where we take care of your puppy with much love, without cages or kennels! Every dog sleeps in our room in their bed, they watch television on our sofa, and they go out 4 times a day. I await your questions at 666-782 766 (WhatsApp) or silviacaminante@gmail.com


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For Sale: Telefunken TV. 32 inch TV with remote control. 2 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, LAN and SCART connections, €60. Contact Steve on steveheugh at yahoo.co.uk. Torre del Mar but can deliver for petrol costs.


For Sale: Two oil filled radiators with heat control. 20 euros
Rated at 1500 watts
Tel. 952550268 ; Courtney, Caleta De Velez


For Sale, 2 items:
-Brand new cream, fully lined curtains, with tie backs. (229x137cms). 30 euros.
-Iwatch. Series 1. Working but dropped on floor and glass now broken! (Silver bracelet cost me 35 euros). Also mans black strap included. 40 euros complete.
Tel Jan 646381332 or
email janetgill_9@hotmail.com
(Vélez de Benaudalla or la herradura pick up).


SOLD: Ikea bunk beds + mattresses.
Contact Gill, Almayate area


Recommendations & Requests


Casa Maria Torrox Info? : Does anyone know what’s going on at Casa Maria. It appears to have re-opened as Spain Tapas Casamaria with this FB page https://www.facebook.com/Maribelchristomen
However despite posting pics of some very good looking paellas there is no info on activities other than basic opening hours.
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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 Update- Four people die from Covid in the last day in Andalusia, 19 less than on Friday: {Full article translated from https://seville.abc.es} Updated 04/10/2020 17:41h
-Another outbreak is declared in a reception center of the Red Cross of Almería, with 31 infected.
-Second consecutive day with less than a thousand hospitalized for Covid-19 in Andalusia.
-Four people died on Saturday in Andalusia from coronavirus, 19 less than on Friday, which means that the deaths from Covid-19 plummet, exactly 83%, according to sources from the Ministry of Health and Families of the autonomous community. The latest deaths from coronavirus have taken place in the province of Almería (2) -one of them in a nursing home- and in Córdoba (2). The deaths so far by Covid-19 in the community already amount to 1,910.
-Regarding hospitalizations, they have increased by 53 in the last 24 hours , currently standing at 998 patients in Andalusian health centers, with which the community has been hospitalized for two consecutive days. Of the total of admitted, 156 (16%) are in intensive care units (ICU).
-33% of those hospitalized are in Seville and 16% in Malaga . Of the infections in the ICU, the provinces with the highest number are Seville, Malaga and Cádiz.
-By provinces: In Almería there are 39 hospitalized (12 in ICU); 117 in Cádiz (25 in intensive care); 120 in Córdoba (16 in ICU); 115 in Granada (15 in ICU); 22 in Huelva (2 in intensive care); 87 in Jaén (14 in ICU); 163 in Malaga (25 in ICU) and 335 in Seville (47 in intensive care).
-In the El Manantil residence (Almería) the number of positive is maintained and there is one more deceased, with which there are already 4 elderly deceased in that care center. In the San José residence in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) there are 22 confirmed cases (13 residents and 9 workers). In the Orpea Sierra de Córdoba residence the number of people with Covid rises to 99 (74 residents and 25 workers).
-In the Sierra de las Nievas residence in Guaro (Málaga) there are another 96 infected (80 residents and 16 workers). Now a new outbreak has also been declared in the Almería Red Cross reception center, with 31 people affected.
-Until now, a total of one million PCRs, 11,641 rapid antigen tests and another million rapid tests have been carried out in Andalusia, with which a total of just over two million tests have been carried out, reports the Ministry of Health and Families .
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mueren-cuatro-personas-covid-ultima-jornada-andalucia-19-menos-viernes-202010041352_noticia.html


The self-employed in Andalusia can now apply for rental aid in their businesses:
{Full article translated from https://seville.abc.es}
Applications can only be submitted electronically through the website of the Junta de Andalucía.
The Junta de Andalucía has opened this Friday the deadline for self- workers to employed apply for rental aid in their businesses, which will be between 900 and 1,200 euros , the latter specific for the sector night and children’s leisure .
The call will remain open until October 30 and applications can only be submitted electronically through the website of the Junta de Andalucía.
In the case of the self-employed in the leisure and recreation sectors, including children , the economic losses due to the continued closure of their businesses are valued, so the aid allocated is of a greater amount.
With an initial budget of 9 million euros , the decree establishes that the available credits can be expanded later in the event that the aid runs out and without the need to open new calls for incentives, so it is expected that it will initially benefit some 9,400 self-employed workers .
There are seven million for the self-employed who can receive 900 euros, while the line for the nightlife sector represents the other two million.
Requirements to apply for aid to the self-employed
Self-employed workers with registered office in Andalusia , who are registered in the Special Social Security Scheme of the group on March 14, when the state of alarm was declared, and who maintain the registration four months from the start date of the call for aid.
It is also established as a requirement that in the fiscal year 2019 the general taxable bases and savings in the IPRF do not exceed 5.5 times the Multiple Effects Income Indicator (IPREM) of 2020 (41,357.74 euros) if they file an individual return , or 7 times the IPREM (52,637.13) if it is a joint return.
To apply for the aid, the self-employed must be tenants of the business premises or establishment in which they carry out their activity, and it is required that the deposit has been deposited with the Andalusian Rehabilitation Housing Agency (AVRA), while leases are excluded of what is habitual residence.
In the case of nightlife, it is added that it must be included in the CNAE corresponding to “drinking establishments” or “other recreational and entertainment activities”.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-autonomos-andalucia-pueden-solicitar-ayudas-para-alquiler-negocios-202010021354_noticia.html


TV show ‘A Place in The Sun’ returns to Spain’s Axarquia region:
The team from ‘A Place in The Sun ‘will record in the towns of Cómpeta, Alcaucin, Frigliana, Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Sayalonga, Sedella and Arenas.
‘A Place in The Sun’ airs daily on More 4, Discovery Real Time and Discovery Travel & Living, as well as other channels in Europe, New Zealand, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Australia and South Africa. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/04/tv-show-a-place-in-the-sun-returns-to-spains-axarquia-region/


Programme released for this year’s online Nerja Feria: This year’s Nerja Feria will be held online, with activities broadcast through social networks and the municipal website, from October 9 to 12. Town Hall has created the official page of Tradiciones Populares y Fiesta Mayor del Ayuntamiento de Nerja on Facebook, “so that all Nerjeños, nerjeñas, mareños and MARENAS, can follow all the events organised from these departments.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/04/programme-released-for-this-years-online-nerja-feria/


Roland Garros- Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa stuns 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko: Having beaten former 2017 US Open champion, Sloane Stephens, in the previous round, Paula Badosa repeated the trick as she swatted aside Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets.
The win takes the Manhattan, New York-born 22-year-old into a career-best fourth-round of a Grand Slam where she will take on Germany’s Laura Siegemund for a place in the quarterfinals. PHOTO:Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Full article: https://www.vavel.com/en-us/tennis-usa/2020/10/04/1040461-french-open-spains-paula-badosa-stuns-2017-champion-jelena-ostapenko.html


Facebook Says Government Breakup of Instagram, WhatsApp Would Be ‘Complete Nonstarter’: Social Media giant prepares defense against antitrust scrutiny from US federal enforcers. A government effort to break up Facebook Inc. from Instagram and WhatsApp would defy established law, cost billions of dollars and harm consumers, according to a paper company lawyers have prepared in the wake of rising antitrust legal threats.
The 14-page document, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, offers a preview of the social-media giant’s defense as federal antitrust enforcers and members of Congress continue to pursue investigations into Facebook’s power and past competitive behavior. Probes of other technology companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. are also ongoing.
The House Antitrust Subcommittee this month is expected to release the findings of its investigation into Facebook and other companies.
Full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-says-government-breakup-of-instagram-whatsapp-would-be-complete-nonstarter-11601803800


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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

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