DigameXtra No. 1772 Sunday, Nov. 1st 2020

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This weekend is All Saints Day long weekend, and as All Saints Day is Nov 1st, it falls on a Sunday which will make this a “bridge holiday” where Monday is also a holiday.
Source: https://publicholidays.es/2020-dates/


Live Music After the Torrox Costa Market: Monday Nov 2nd, 2pm.
Alex & Bernd & Alfred perform at Restaurante Teroche.
Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa. FB Page


Sunday Evening: Nov 1st. Come and enjoy the evening at The Grill House- Torrox with Juliet Williams as Dusty Springfield. Starting at 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Fresh Sunday roast from 1pm including a drink for just €9.95
Book now on 61122 9535 or PM us.
Centro Commercial, Torrox Park 29770  FB Page


Sunday Fun at Shaggy’s Bar: Don’t miss this coming Sunday with Live Music. From 5pm with the Fantastic Lesley Harrison.
Please get in early for your seats! Open from 2pm
We have great staff great entertainment awaiting you.
Port of Fuengirola. +34 676 19 45 37  FB Page


The Salon Varietes Theatre in Fuengirola: Having been closed for 7 months, continues its revival on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November when PEET ROTHWELL entertains with his stunning tribute to Michael Bublé. Covid-safe bookings are by telephone please on 952 474542 or call in at the theatre Box Office Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 2:30.


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General Handyman Services available: Myself and my wife are available to undertake all general domestic property maintenance. We are a semi-retired professional couple based in Torrox who are friendly, honest, flexible and reliable
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Churches & Worship


EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)


Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-only 45€ 3 Electric heaters
2 x 2.5kw oil filled radiators ‘Apelson AR2511’
1 x 2kw convector heater (can be wall hung)
-45€ Industrial Floor Polisher with scrubbing and buffing pads
(more details on request)
-10€ Polisher – hand held -New still boxed includes cleaning and 4 polishing pads ideal for cars/boats/caravans
Avis, Algarrobo Costa – can meet anywhere on the coast
call +44 7881 554446
email: avis dot clay at hotmail dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Two identical cupboards, 200 X 88 X 33. €45 each or €80 for both.
-Rustic bathroom cabinet with lights and mirror, only €45.
Pickup in Torrox Campo. Bob, Tel 0031622911037


Wanted: a.s.a.p, a gas fire complete with bottle if possible please.
Similar to picture. Must be in good working order.
Please contact me Sue 677322169 or


Wanted: Genuine Dremmel, reasonable price, please ring Ernie, Iznate, 616812765. Or whatsapp. With photo. Can collect.


Wanted: 2nd hand cement mixer. John, Algarrobo 627285619.


News & Articles

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Andalusia is considering going back to confinement at home if the pressure in hospitals does not drop: {Full article translated from https://seville.abc.es} Updated: 31/10/2020 18:04
Home confinement is the last option, but the Junta de Andalucía does not rule out using it if the contagion curve continues its unstoppable ascent. ” If this does not work, we will have to take much more drastic measures ” that obviously would affect mobility,” Andalusian president warned yesterday on Juanma Moreno (PP) Canal Sur’s “Analysis Table” program.
Andalusia would return to the starting box provided that the night curfew, the shielding of the entire community and the perimeter closure of 449 municipalities, apart from other capacity limitations in establishments open to the public, do not take effect.
“Home confinement is the last option, because it implies a contraction and damage to the economy, employment and well-being,” Moreno acknowledged. He hopes not to have to ask the central government for a home confinement, an option that the communities of have already proposed Catalonia or Castilla y León , but everything will depend on the results of the current mobility restrictions.
Between now and 8 November next – when the Board decides whether or not to extend the closures – the Board trusts that the rate of hospitalizations in conventional beds, patients in ICUs and deaths has slowed. ” If it continues to grow, we will have no choice, with all the pain in my heart, but to make more drastic decisions ” to reduce mobility, which, in the absence of vaccines, is the only “instrument” there is to bend the curve contagion, ventured the head of the Andalusian Board.
The main concern is that the health system is overflowing, which yesterday reached 2,471 hospitalizations, 126 more in just 24 hours. Currently, the number of patients admitted is double those that were there just two weeks ago (1,220 discharges on October 15). In Córdoba and Granada they have already equaled the number registered at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic in March.
The fight against the coronarivus is approaching a critical moment. Hospital pressure, like infections, draw an upward curve that has forced to enable alternative hospitals such as those that were set up last spring at the Carranque sports center in Malaga. Once summer has passed and with it the influx of tourists to its beaches, the Costa del Sol is at the lowest risk level and the pressure has now shifted to the provinces of Seville, Granada, Córdoba and Jaén. “If this does not work, we will have to take much more drastic mobility measures”, Moreno advances
The contagion curve continues to skyrocket. Yesterday the 5,000 new positives for Covid-19 were exceeded for the second consecutive day. Exactly, 5,104 cases of coronavirus were counted daily through PCR tests and antigen tests. The infections of the present may be the patients admitted in the days to come. In the Board they know it and “in anticipation” that they will translate into new patients, the counselor of the Presidency, Elías Bendodo, specified that in Granada the old San Cecilio hospital has already been enabled, with more than 200 beds. In Jaén the annex building to the Puerta de Andalucía Hospital will be opened “immediately”. In Seville, the other focus of the second onslaught of the pandemic with 1,496 positives only yesterday, is already working on the medicalization of two hotels.
With this panorama, to which are added 39 more deaths in the last day, in the regional government they cross their fingers that the perimeter closures and the curfew reduce the current health tension. Moreno insisted on this message and recommended that Andalusians “stay at home or in the environment”, that is, to lock themselves in their homes, as in the previous state of alarm, to face the autumn of the pandemic, because the weeks and months to come “are going to be very tough.”
Home confinement is on the table as the last wild card if all else fails. The problem is that it is not in the hands of Andalusia or of any autonomous community to use this resource. The state of alarm decreed for the next six months by the Government does not include mandatory confinement at home. The Junta de Castilla y León, governed by the PP, has already asked the central government to stipulate the legal tools necessary to be able to exercise this competence. The medium-term objective is to overcome the current downturn to arrive at Christmas with caution but without so many mobility limitations.
No restriction is foolproof if there are people determined to skip it. The Police evicted an illegal party with 90 people without masks or distance a week ago in La Rambla, in the province of Córdoba. After the curfew, the La Línea Police caught 18 people red-handed playing bingo in a garage, without masks and smoking oblivious to the viral danger, according to Soraya Fernández. They are probably neither the first nor the last. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-plantea-volver-confinamiento-casa-si-no-baja-presion-hospitales-202010310808_noticia.html


UK NEW 4 WEEK LOCKDOWN: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England as the UK passed one million Covid-19 cases.
Non-essential shops and hospitality will have to close for four weeks on Thursday, he said. But unlike the restrictions in spring, schools, colleges and universities will be allowed to stay open.
The lockdown is due to last until 2 December.
Takeaways will be allowed to stay open as pubs, bars and restaurants close and people are being told they can only meet one person from outside their household outdoors. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54763956


Is Spain heading toward a repeat of March’s total lockdown? :
Health experts argue that home confinement is the only proven strategy to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“Confinement is the only measure that is scientifically proven,” says Tomás Cobo, the vice president of the Collegiate Medical Organization. “With the rest [of the measures], it’s just trial and error.”
Florentino Pérez Raya, the president of the General Nursing Council, is more emphatic: “It is only possible to flatten the curve of contagions with a new strict confinement order for 14 days,” he says.
José Martínez Olmos, the former general secretary of the Health Ministry and a professor at the Andalusian School of Public Health, agrees: “It will be difficult to avoid confinement with the figures in the regions.”
With new coronavirus cases rising across Europe, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned that the measures introduced in the region “have not been fully successful in controlling transmission, and the epidemiological situation is now rapidly deteriorating.” The organization has called for stricter restrictions “which proved to be effective in controlling the epidemic” in spring, arguing that this is the “only available strategy.”
The leader of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has also called for tougher measures: “No one wants more so-called lockdowns. But if we want to avoid them, we all have to play our part.” Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-29/is-spain-heading-toward-a-repeat-of-marchs-total-lockdown.html


What is the home delivery schedule for bars in Andalusia after the new measures have been introduced? The new BOJA radically changes the standards that existed until now for the hospitality industry: {Full article translated from https://seville.abc.es} Updated: 10/31/2020 13:07
There are many measures that have entered in the last hours Andalusia to try to stop the expansion of the coronavirus . The most important, apart from the state of alarm general , is the curfew , an option that the Board has decided to maintain from 23.00 to 06.00. But the BOJA published yesterday also reveals other aspects related to capacity and schedules, one of them generating quite a few doubts: what hours are the home delivery of the bars in Andalusia?
It turns out that, from the morning of this Friday, the general rule says the following : «Consumption outside or inside the premises will be done sitting at a table, or groups of tables, and the proper safety distance between tables or groups of tables so that, between customers of different groups, there is at least 1.5 meters or, where appropriate, between customers located at the bar, if consumption at the bar is allowed. The maximum occupancy will be six people per table or group of tables. Establishments are established as a 10:30 p.m. maximum of , except in the case of hospitality establishments with a special regime in accordance with the provisions of the Catalog of Public Shows, Recreational Activities and Public Establishments of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia ».
That is to say, throughout Andalusia the hotel industry has to close at 10:30 p.m., half an hour before the community curfew begins, which ranges between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. But what about home delivery? In previous situations , the BOJA indicated that bars and restaurants could not have customers in person after one hour, but they could take food home . In this Friday’s order, it does not make specific mention of home delivery, it only states that “hospitality establishments with a special regime in accordance with the provisions of the Catalog of Public Shows, Recreational Activities and Establishments may be open after 10:30 p.m. Public of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia ». That is to say, those in airports, ports, funeral homes, highways, hospitals.
Thus, and although it does not expressly say so, home delivery in Andalusia is linked to the closure of bars and restaurants. In this way, at 10:30 all hospitality business must be closed, including home delivery, so that p.m. at 11:00 p.m. no delivery person can be circulating on the streets .
Complaints from the hoteliers.
A measure that the hospitality sector has not liked at all , one of the most punished by the new restrictions of the BOJA. The closing has only been delayed half an hour with respect to the one before the last BOJA, when the request they had made was that they could have their premises open until 23.00 or 23.30 and that the curfew be delayed at 00.00. Now, in addition, they see that another way to generate income, such as home delivery, cannot be extended beyond 10:30 p.m., so all their activity, both in person at their premises and that of food delivery, it will end at the same time. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-horario-tiene-reparto-domicilio-bares-andalucia-tras-entrada-nuevas-medidas-202010311301_noticia.html


Austria announces 4-week partial lockdown starting Tuesday: Austria on Saturday announced a partial shutdown that will see restaurants and bars closed for four weeks, cultural, sports and leisure activities canceled, and residents asked to stay home after 8 p.m. as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in coronavirus infections. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the restrictions will apply from Tuesday until the end of November. Restaurants and bars will be closed except for deliveries and takeout, and hotels closed to tourists.
The chancellor characterized the new restrictions as a “second lockdown,” but they are more lenient than the ones Austria applied during the first phase of the pandemic.
This time, non-essential shops and hairdressers are to stay open. The government also aims to keep schools and kindergartens open, though Kurz said older high school students and universities will be switched to distance learning. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-austria-restaurants-5b67b33274651d3eab26e0b588956fb1


Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90: Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in other rugged roles, has died. He was 90.
Connery’s wife and two sons said he “died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family” in the Bahamas, where he lived. Son Jason Connery said his father had been “unwell for some time.” PHOTO: AP-Photos
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/sean-connery-europe-nicola-sturgeon-d86cdb6357d068b1c82ddd6590792d07


New Windows 10 v.20H2 Update Has been released: The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is out now, and much earlier than anticipated. The latest major update to Windows 10 was rumored to come out in November 2020.
But, perhaps to make up for the delays that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update was plagued with, it instead rolled out on October 21, and is available now for download.
You may not want to get too excited yet, however. While the Windows 10 October 2020 Update was also long rumored to be little more than a bug patch with the introduction of few, if any, major new features, this new upgrade isn’t a huge overhaul of the operating system. (It’s been out for more than a week, and suprisingly few bugs have been reported. -Ed.) Full article: https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-20h2-update


Apple will now replace your faulty AirPods Pro earphones for free:
Crackling problems with the Apple AirPods Pro have been reported by users for a few months now, and the issue is apparently widespread enough for Apple to take action- it just launched a free replacement program for the premium earphones.
According to the AirPods Pro Service Program for Sound Issues support page, “a small percentage” of AirPods Pro models are experiencing audio glitches. Any units manufactured before October 2020 might be affected. Apple says “crackling or static sounds” might appear in your ears and increase in loud environments, while you’re exercising, or while you’re talking on the phone. In addition, the Active Noise Cancelation feature may malfunction by losing bass or increasing background noise.
Full article: https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-will-now-replace-your-faulty-airpods-pro-earphones-for-free


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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
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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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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