DigameXtra No. 1763 Friday, Oct. 23rd 2020

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Casa Magel is having a special offer over Christmas ! :
3 nights, December 24th, 25th, 26th with B&B
Christmas eve dinner with wine
Christmas day traditional English 3 course late lunch with Cava, wine + free bar all day and all the bells & whistles associated with Christmas
Santas present for everyone.
Boxing day lunch
375€ for 2 sharing a double room
We will of course be running our normal specials over the next few months.
Spaces are limited on, first to book basis.
We follow the covid restrictions carefully and we have plenty of room for social distancing.
100€ deposit is required for booking but will be returned if the covid rules change.
Location: Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga
Sat Nav Co-ordinates 36.920529, -4.684685
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Liquid Lunch Band on the beach: Mogador Beach Club, Torrox Costa,  Sat 24th at 2100. We will also be joined by Sam Woodrow performing her amazing fire act.  FB Page


The Groove Band: Sunday Oct 25th afternoon live music 4pm
Bua Garden Restaurant, Urbanizacion Casares Costa Golf 29690 Casares.
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar coming events & excursion:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday to Thursday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 – 13.00For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org Web site: www.lux-mundi.org . We would also like to invite you to become a Friend of Lux Mundi, please call in the Centre for more information, and if you are already a Friend please call in to renew your card.
-Every Monday – Craft Group. Time 10.00 – 13.00 in the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Every Monday –Knitting & Crochet Group. Time 10.30 to 13.00 in the Centre.
-Every Wednesday – Art Group. Time 10.00 – 13.00 at the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Every Friday – Coffee Morning .We can now accept donations of household goods and clothes etc. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Monday 2nd November – The Centre will be closed for a Public Holiday.
-Monday 9th November – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, for those who are alone. You are welcome to join the group for support and friendship. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc. Time 13.30 in the Centre.
-Thursday 18th November – Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. 14 Euros for Friends of Lux Mundi and 16 Euros for those without a Friends´card. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets) 7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.


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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/


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale : Citroen C3 “Exclusive” 1.4 petrol “AUTOMATIC”
In superb condition and runs perfect. Year 2003, 118.000 km
Full option. 3.500 euros
Phone : 689 64 60 90 Patrick Torrox Costa


For Sale: Two Items.
– Used cane-type fencing. 4.8 metres long x 1.5 metres high, except for a very short section (6cms) at one end, where it’s about 1.4 metres high as a result of being cut to fit around a piece of metal fence post. In good condition overall, with fading for about half it’s height and the full length on one side, due to exposure to the sun on that side – see top right-hand photo. Can be installed either way up, so it’s ideal if you want a good quality fence at a cheap price or to double up on an existing thinner fence. €20.
-Used Ceiling Fan and Light. White with wicker-type of inlay on the fan blades, and an opaque white lampshade. Height approx. 31cms, Width approx.122cms, each blade approx. 58cms long.
In good overall condition apart from one blade, where some of the wicker has peeled off, – see top and bottom left photos, so perhaps best suited to a guest bedroom or property rental. Removed from ceiling when light fitting was replaced. €20
Buyer collects from Caleta de Velez
Contact Anne on anneconti1956@outlook.com
or 691 94 43 94


News & Articles

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Andalucia adds 44 new dead by coronavirus and links three days above 30 per day: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
Andalucia has returned to add this Thursday other 44 killed by coronavirus. This is the highest figure of the second wave of the pandemic, and the second time it has been recorded that number, which last took place the 13th of October. With these figures, the community takes three days in a row above 31 people dead each day and, only this week, has added 160 people who have died, bringing the total number of fatalities from the pandemic 2.286.
In addition, according to data from the department of Health and Families this Thursday, Andalucia has added 2.954 new infections. It is the second day in which the community is situated around three thousand new cases, which leaves the balance sheet total of cases in the community since the start of the pandemic in 104.189.
In addition, point out from Health, there have been 171 admissions to hospital, 18 of them in the ICU. Although it is not the highest figure of the second wave of the pandemic -a record that was recorded yesterday-yes, that is one of the highest amounts of the last few months. Source, Spanish.


Bars closed at 10 pm in Seville, Cordoba, Jaen and Granada and the mask always in the terraces: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
The Board has decided to adopt more restrictive measures in Sevilla, Jaén, Córdoba and Granada due to the “worrying” rise in infections by coronaviruses. Among the measures that has been announced is the closure of bars at 22.00 hours and the limitation of the capacity to 50 percent in the hospitality establishments both in the terraces and on the interior. The measures will begin 0.00 this Sunday, once published in the Official Bulletin of the Junta de Andalucía.
Among the measures adopted is also the extension of screening and restrictions that affect Granada, Sevilla, Jaen and Cordoba. The director has informed that he has requested that the TSJA to impose the restriction on night-time mobility, a curfew from 23.00 until 6.00 in the morning in Granada city and in thirty municipalities of its metropolitan area.
The extension of the restrictions is in Granada, Jaen, Cordoba and Sevilla where the reproduction coefficient is above 1, which means that each person is able to infect more than one person. Currently in Andalusia, the rate of incidence is 301,54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is below the national average. The incidence of 907 cases in the city of Granada, from 466 in Jaen, Cordoba arrives at 387 and 340 cases in Seville.
The restoration of the use of the masks will be mandatory both in bar and in the terraces, it will only be possible to not use it while you’re eating. Also, the people who make sport in the open air should keep the mask up if you are with more people. In addition, it has requested the application of the curfew in Granada and in 30 municipalities of the province. Source, Spanish.


More Andalucian towns will carry out mass screenings: The situation in Andalusia has been labelled critical by local councillors. Four of the eight provinces reported their highest number of infected since the beginning of the second wave: Seville, Granada, Córdoba and Huelva.
For this reason, the Junta de Andalucía continues with its mass screenings and has announced the new locations that will have to undergo these tests:
-Seville: Capital, Castillo de las Guardas, Utrera, Badolatosa, Estepa, Gilena, Herrera, La Roda de Andalucía, Lora de Estepa and Marinaleda
-Córdoba: Capital, Aguilar de la Frontera
-Jaén: Capital, Baeza, Sierra de Segura, Quesada, Guarromán
-Malaga: Teba, Almáchar
-Almeria: Los Gallardos
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/22/breaking-news-more-andalucian-towns-will-carry-out-mass-screenings/


New covid restrictions have come into effect in the Region of Murcia: In new measures, which began yesterday, Wednesday, October 21, to stop the spread of covid across the region, the Murcian health authority has introduced stricter safety measures and upped restrictions across twelve municipalities and several residential districts of the cities of Murcia and Cartagena. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/22/new-covid-restrictions-have-come-into-effect-in-the-region-of-murcia/


Adverts Coming To WhatsApp: Facebook Inc. on Thursday said its WhatsApp messaging app would start to offer in-app purchases (ads to buy items) and hosting services (ads to buy cloud based services), as it moves to boost revenue from the app while knitting together e-commerce infrastructure across the company. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-whatsapp-ecommerce-idUSKBN2771W9


Alcohol-free Guinness Arrives Next Week: Diageo has unveiled an alcohol-free Guinness stout that will be rolled out in the UK next week. The beer, which was made at Guinness’ St James Gate brewery in Dublin, comes in at 0.0% ABV, contains 16 calories per 100ml, and will be rolled out in the UK from 26 October. A full 440ml can contains just over 70 calories, and carry a recommended retail price of between £3.50 and £4.50 for a pack of four. It is a de-alcoholised beer, where the alcohol is removed through a cold filtration method. Full article: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/diageo-launches-alcohol-free-guinness/


Breaking News – President of Valencian Community confirms curfew: President of the Valencian Community, Sr. Ximo Puig, has just announced that a curfew will be established in this community in the following days. The curfew will be applied from midnight each evening until 6 am each day until December 9. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/22/breaking-news-president-of-valencian-community-confirms-curfew/


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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

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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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