DigameXtra No. 1780 Monday, Nov. 9th, 2020

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Due to the new Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

All municipal boundaries in Andalucía to close on Tuesday, with curfew now from 10pm to 7am, and non-essential businesses shutting at 6pm. See News Section for details.


Phoenix Club: Due to the new Covid restrictions, all events are on hold until we can determine which, if any, may proceed. Updates will be posted here. For more info contact: Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk


Potters Bar:
Monday: Open pool table all day, and all day complimentary tapas
Tuesday: The Great Potters Pub Quiz. 2pm to 4pm. Break for snack lunch, prizes and great informal fun. * Make a day of it! As Happy hours are between 4pm and 6pm with 1 Euro drinks!
Wednesday: Complimentary tapas all day including home made Spanish favourites such as Estofado, carne con tomate, ensaladilla, pil pil etc.
Thursday: The popular games afternoon begins at 2pm. Join us for a very entertaining afternoon. Pool, mini quiz, play your cards right, and a late light complimentary lunch.
Friday: A great music afternoon on the terrace (weather permitting) from 2pm to 4pm with the one and only Paul Locky. 10 Euros including a choice of basket meals and light snacks.
Saturday: The Potters BBQ! (weather permitting). From 2pm to 4pm and live music on the terrace. Snacks, basket meals and live sports available inside.
Sunday: The very popular fabulous Dixieland Jazz Trio will entertain you outside on the terrace (weather permitting – otherwise indoors). This is a unique afternoon of fantastic entertainment and not to be missed and it includes an excelllent traditional Sunday Roast Lunch( plus alternatives). ¨
*Pls note that all events are subject to popularity and demand
*Reservations are essential
All soft drinks, cañas, bottled Alhambra and Mahao, house wines and house spirits just 1 Euro. Pints at 2 Euros.
(Last orders 5pm)
*Pls confirm your reservation with Cathy on 685435767
*We cater for private parties, functions and BBQ,s
Open everyday from 1pm – 6pm


The Greek Casita- Torrox Costa: Due to the new Covid restrictions we are changing our opening hours for this week only to Thurdsay thru Sunday 1pm-5pm.
Any more changes or updates will be posted on DigameXtra as the situation develops. Sorry for any inconvenience.


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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria:
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Winter sun rental in Torre del Mar!
Apartment Sierra 1 in Torre del Mar is available for long term rent this winter.
Available from beginning of November 2020 until end of April 2021. Can be rented for 3 to 6 months. Price per month is €700 per month plus electricity usage. Price includes internet and secure parking.
This lovely apartment has 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large secure garden. Located near the hospital, within walking distance to the beach and El Ingenio shopping centre. A car is not necessary. Normally fully booked.
Please click the link for more details – Apartment Sierra 1
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.


For Sale: Ovation Adamas Guitar.
This Iconic Ovation Adamas Graphite Ruby Red Accoustic Guitar with Ovation OP-50 is for sale.
It comes with the option of using an in built XLR Jack with an XLR cable, which is provided.
This provides a professional, balanced line connection to mixers and high-end accoustic amps. The ‘phantom power’ capability allows your mixer to power the preamp.
There is also a standard 1/4 inch jack, for a standard 1/4 inch plug.
I have had this guitar for quite a few years now and it is still in good condition.
Having been used in the past for the occasional live gig, there are one or two minor ‘knocks’ on it, but nothing that impedes its unique style and sound.
It cost nearly £3000 when new. It is now available with Ovation hard case for 850 Euros or near offer. Damien Aked.
Damiengaked@ hotmail.com
Tel: 0034 642 187 815


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Thanks: Royal British Legion Nerja would like to thank Sharon and Fred mine hosts of The Chapel Bar in Nerja for such a wonderful afternoon at the Saturday Remembrance event that took place Saturday the 7th November. Greatly needed funds were made for The Poppy Appeal some new friendships made a lot of laughing especially Lynn’s card game. So nice to see everyone getting together united in a great cause. Thanks to Sue Wagstaff who helped man the Tombola Stall she was really kept busy all prizes went ,thanks to everyone who supported the event to Nathan who always helps by advertises the events on Digamextra and Geoff for the poster work . Dorothy Allen Poppy Appeal Organizer Nerja. dorothyallenpl At gmail d0t com


Congratulations and many thanks to you ED (aka Naythan) for your unfailing commitment, diligence and thoroughness in putting out DigameXtra and for being largely responsible for breaking the record – again!
We are happy to support and continue promoting DigameXtra to others, given the consistent high quality of your product!
Nick, Jete, keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk (Your kind words and encouragement are greatly appreciated. As we enter a new phase of curfews and restrictions, I will do my very best to keep readers informed with the latest, most accurate, confirmable information available. -Ed.)


News & Articles

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Andalusia advances the curfew at 10 p.m. and extends until 7 a.m.: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es} Updated 08/11/2020 17:33h
Andalusia will extend the curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. , so it will last two hours longer than the current one.
This was announced by Moreno in an informative appearance after presiding in the Palacio de San Telmo the meeting of the Advisory Committee on High Impact Public Health Alerts to analyze the evolution of the pandemic in a day in which 3,755 positive cases and 20 deaths and the number of hospitalized has dropped for the second consecutive day to 3,151 while ICU admissions have risen to 455.
The Chairman of the Board has also communicated the decision to maintain the perimeter closure until November 23 of the community and continue with the schools and institutes open throughout Andalusia, while the university decides to implement the activity online except in the practices and experimentation.
The closure of all non-essential activity after 6 pm will be more demanding in the province of Granada, where the serious incidence of the pandemic forces the complete closure of all non-essential activity and Moreno has recommended that citizens «only leave for what strictly necesary”.
The previous decree maintained the limitation of night mobility with the “curfew” time between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am, already set in the state of alarm decree. Likewise, it was established that as of midnight, meetings in the public and private sphere were limited to a maximum of six people, except those groups that are living together.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-adelanta-toque-queda-22-horas-y-amplia-hasta-7-horas-202011081507_noticia.html


Andalusia closes at six in the afternoon all non-essential activities from Tuesday, Granada all day: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es} Updated: 08/11/2020 19: 56h
Andalusia only has 30% of the hospital beds free, and in the eight days that go into the month of November, 315 people have died due to Covid, a serious and worrying situation that has led the President of the Board, Juanma Moreno, to announce very tough measures that will take effect at 12 o’clock tomorrow night, Monday and will apply until 23 November.
The main one is that all activities non-essential will have to close their doors at 6 in the afternoon, it is forbidden to leave the municipality of residence and the curfew is extended: no one may be on the streets between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The perimeter closure of the Andalusian autonomous community is also maintained.
Classes in colleges and institutes will continue to be face-to-face , even in the afternoon shifts, but the university completely changes the scene. His classes will be only telematically although the practices and activities of the laboratories are maintained.
It is important to note that the Andalusian Government is studying what to do with the opposition to the Board called for next weekend. As explained by the president, they are looking for large enough spaces but, if they are not found, they would be postponed .
The situation is common for all of Andalusia except for Granada where the Junta has decreed the total closure of all non-essential activities. “The situation is especially delicate because it has a rate of 1,194 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, higher than that registered by communities such as Navarra, Aragón or La Rioja, which are the ones in the worst conditions,” explained President Juanma Moreno who has made a special call to the people of Granada.
“I ask you to stay at home and only go out for what is strictly necessary because we have to cut this virus as quickly as possible.” In this sense, all social events are prohibited because there is “a serious danger from health stress that has never been experienced before.” Granada, together with Seville, are the provinces with the highest number of hospitalized.
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno , has decided and announced these new limitations after the meeting of the committee of experts convened this Sunday in the palace of San Telmo, in which the evolution of the data of the pandemic in the community. Andalusia is slightly above the Spanish average for infections .
Medical alert
From the General Directorate of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Management, a circular has been sent to the staff of Andalusian health centers in which it is urged to take extreme measures of social distancing, use of a mask and cleaning of hands, in addition to suppressing “any type of social encounter that derives from the professional and / or social activity even more within the managerial centers ». Doctors and nurses are recommended to have breakfast and lunch alone in the face of the “extreme situation” in which we find ourselves and which translates into a lethality very worrying of the pandemic. In November, 315 Andalusians died from coronavirus.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-cierra-toda-actividad-no-esencial-seis-tarde-desde-martes-granada-habra-cierre-total-202011081449_noticia.html


All municipal boundaries in Andalucía to close on Tuesday, with curfew at 10pm and non-essential businesses shutting at 6pm: The Junta de Andalucía has announced new stricter measures from Tuesday to slow the spread of Covid-19.
All municipalities in Andalucía will be closed until 23 November. No one will be able to cross municipal borders except for essential activity. The borders of Andalucía with other Spanish regions will also remain closed as they have been for the last ten days.
All non-essential activity and businesses will have to close at 6pm across the region. This includes bars and restaurants.
This is valid for all the provinces of Andalucía, except Granada, currently with the worst Covid-19 figures, where all non-essential business will have to close all day from Tuesday.
The night curfew will be brought forward to 10pm and extended to 7am across the region.
The measures will come into force at midnight (Monday night – Tuesday morning).
Schools will remain open. All university lectures will be given virtually, except for practical classes.
Private gatherings remain restricted to six people. Full article:


UK honors war dead in scaled-back Remembrance Sunday service: In a scaled-back service, Queen Elizabeth II led tributes Sunday to those from the U.K. and the Commonwealth who perished in wartime, as most veterans paid their respects at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The public were unable to attend this year, with the event taking place during a second national lockdown in England, and were instead encouraged to take part in the two-minute silence at home.
In other years, the commemoration is packed with thousands of veterans and military personnel. In Sunday’s service, there were less than 30 veterans in attendance and everyone present observed social distancing rules though mask wearing wasn’t mandatory in the outdoor setting.
Though the service was very different, people up and down the land took time out to honor the war dead. Small services were permitted. PHOTO:Aaron Chown, Pool Photo via AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-prince-charles-prince-william-london-boris-johnson-4d36d9c22f09416dfad4a7e521879bca


Fourteen cars burn in different streets of Fuengirola: A total of eleven vehicles have been burned and another three affected by the fire, in different parts of Fuengirola. An investigation has been opened to discover the cause and people behind the arson attacks. PHOTO:EWN. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/08/breaking-news-fourteen-cars-burn-in-different-streets-of-fuengirola/


Tennis- Medvedev beats Zverev in Paris to claim third Masters title: Russian Daniil Medvedev claimed his third Masters title when he beat German Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-4 6-1 in the Paris final on Sunday. Medvedev, 24, had more energy in the deciding set and made the most of his opportunities against an inconsistent Zverev, who had won five of their six previous meetings. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/tennis-paris-idUKL8N2HU0JG


Football- Zinedine Zidane accepts responsibility for Real Madrid’s 4-1 shock defeat at Valencia: “There are no excuses from me. After the first goal we simply fell apart.
“I don’t think Valencia have been better tactically. But the culprit is me, because I have to find solutions.”
Real Madrid will now move into the international break in fourth place in the La Liga table with a four point gap behind current front runners Real Sociedad.
His team will take on Villarreal at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on November 21 on their return to action, before looking to secure their place in the Champions League knockout stages.
Full article: https://www.football-espana.net/2020/11/08/zinedine-zidane-accepts-responsibility-for-real-madrids-4-1-defeat-at-valencia


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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
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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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