DigameXtra No. 1783 Thursday, Nov. 12th, 2020

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


Haveli Indian Restaurant: New Hours
We are now open from 13:00-17:00
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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Looking for a day out with a difference?: During these uncertain times we could all do with having as much tranquility in our life’s as possible, one place where you’re sure to find this in abundance is in El Canuelo. A protected nature reserve east of Nerja on the coast road. Fancy a hike? Take the main track down from the car park to the beach for rewards of breathtaking views of the coastline as far as Malaga, or opt for one of the nature trails where you are sure to catch a glimpse of the roaming wild goats. The two hour return hike from El Canuelo to Cantarrijan is sure to get your heart pumping. Even in winter snorkelers take to Canuelo’s calm bay to enjoy the plentiful marine life, the resident octopus being my favorite. You never have to worry about social distancing as at this time of year during the week it’s likely you’ll have the beach all to yourself.
For those who would rather just relax and enjoy the ambience of
this hidden gem, the restaurant El Parasio serves up delicious
traditional and european cuisines. The paella and avocado salad are particularly yummy, using fresh products from local farms. In the winter months the restaurant’s beach front location offers spectacular vistas of the sun setting on Mediterranean. As El Canuelo is a protected area you are not permitted to drive the 1km from the car park down to the beach, but the restaurant offers all it’s customers a complimentary taxi service to and from the restaurant. They also have kayaks and sun loungers available to rent.The restaurant is open everyday all year except in bad weather conditions. For reservations or to be collected from the car park, contact Juan or Himed on 722238094. This is the last beach in the district of Nerja, so under current restrictions it’s still permitted for people staying in the Nerja área to come visit .
I Hope El Canuelo can capture your heart in same way it did mine.
Lulu, Nerja, louisekelly58ATgmailDOTcom


Salon Varietes Theatre Fuengirola Statement: Following the announcement from the Junta de Andalucia regarding restriction of movement for the next two weeks, the Salon schedule will be as follows. This is of course subject to the relaxation of the current restrictions from the 24th of November.
The Salon Benefit Festival, originally scheduled for 11th to 15th November, is now planned for Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th November. The vast majority of artists included in the original dates remain. The full lineup will be published shortly.
The following shows are postponed until future dates to be confirmed:
An Audience With Johnny G
The ABBA Experience
Famous For 15 Minutes
The December programme remains unaffected:
Walkway To Broadway
A Tribute to Cliff Richard and The Carpenters
Honky Tonk Cats
Pantomime – Snow White
The Box Office will remain open for bookings and transfers during normal hours on 952 474542.
The Annual General Meeting is now planned for Monday 7th of December 2020 at the Theatre commencing at 18.00 with a First Call at 17:30.


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Lovely small bureau, done in grey chalk paint waxed new handles inside lined in fabric .Measurements 61 x 30 x 93cms Price 80€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Golf Trolley, 8€, pull along, lightweight
-Night Sight/Vision Binoculars, 25€, almost new with box. The perfect Christmas Gift for the man who has (almost) everything!
-Bathroom Basin – wall mounted, a bargain at 20€, brand new, ‘Bellavista’, never been used, needs fittings to attach the trap cover to the basin. 52cm deep x 65cm wide
Avis, Algarrobo Costa, can meet anywhere on the coast
(if we can’t meet yet we will reserve the item until we can.)
Call +44 7881 554446
e mail: avis dot clay at hotmail dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Flucho & Camper gentlemen’s shoes – size 43 – as new €100
-White furniture & 2 filing trays – €100
Contact: Carol in Caleta 609779152 or email me on this address carolDOTbausa@yahooDOT com


For Sale: Handcrafted Earrings. Made with paper, fabric, crystals and beads. Lightweight to wear, and each one is unique. 2 pairs for €8.00. Email me for more photos and information. Collection, if possible; Linda, Torrox Costa.


News & Articles

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Extraordinary BOJA Announcement- the hospitality establishments that may remain open after 6:00 p.m. in Andalusia: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
The Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA), which collects all the Andalusian measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, has exceptions in its rule of closing catering establishments at 6:00 p.m.
According to the order issued by the Junta de Andalucía, the time limits for activities, services or establishments will vary depending on whether the municipality is in grade 1 or grade 2.
Currently, only the province of Granada is in grade 2, while the rest of the Andalusian municipalities are in grade 1.
Thus, in grade 1, the measures will coincide with those collected for alert level 3 or 4 of the Order of October 29, 2020 , although with a time limit of 6:00 p.m. in all activities, services or establishments collected in the same, including bars, restaurants and restaurants.
Hospitality establishments with permitted activity
However, within article 3 of this extraordinary BOJA of November 08, bars and hospitality establishments without music that are covered by a special schedule in accordance with the provisions of are excepted from said time limitation article 27 of the Decree 155/2018, of July 31 , which approves the Catalog of Public Shows, Recreational Activities and Public Establishments of opening and closing.
These establishments are those located in service areas of roads, highways; airports, railway stations and bus stations; hospitals and emergency health centers; funeral homes; markets, central markets and fish fishing ports, that provide support to users and employed personnel who may need a meal service at the wee hours of the morning. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-boja-extraordinario-bares-podran-abrir-mas-alla-1800-horas-andalucia-202011091436_noticia.html


CAC reminds stores that they can only sell essential products from six in the afternoon: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
The Andalusian Consumption Council (CAC) met this Wednesday to analyze the activity developed for the defense of consumers in the region in recent months, especially conditioned by the impact of Covid-19 , and those responsible for the Board have recalled to all the entities represented in the Council, among which are the business sector and consumer associations, which according to the latest measures approved, from 6:00 p.m. “the marketing is not allowed of products not considered of first necessity in any type of establishment”.
According to the Ministry of Health and Families in a press release, are considered authorized products food, personal hygiene products, cleaning products and drugstore for sale. Therefore, multiproduct stores and large supermarkets, which can remain open after 6:00 p.m., will only be able to sell authorized products from that moment until their time closing time. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-junta-recuerda-tiendas-solo-pueden-vender-productos-esenciales-desde-seis-tarde-202011111637_noticia.html


Covid-19- Spain demands negative PCR test on selected new arrivals: From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20201111/spain-demands-negative-pcr-test-on-new-arrivals-from-nov-24


Covid-19- Italy: Italian Doctors have Urgently Called For a National Lockdown after Cases Continue to Surge. “A national lockdown could be imposed by 15 November if the current measures do not have the desired effect,” said Italy’s health minister. The second wave of coronavirus has struck Italy profoundly. Last Tuesday there were more than 35,000 cases and 580 fatalities in the country. In view of this situation, placing more pressure on hospitals, the regional government is considering possible total confinement of the country, that is if the epidemiological situation of the coronavirus does not improve. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/11/breaking-news-italian-doctors-urgent-call-for-national-lockdown/


US Veterans Day 11/11/2020, a message from the Veterans Health Administration:


What’s really behind Madrid’s improved coronavirus figures?:
Experts warn that data being reported may not accurately represent the real situation, as changes in testing methods are affecting the numbers. Experts warn that this could be due to the introduction of antigen tests, which take less time to process than a PCR but are less sensitive to detecting the virus. Another problem is that the tests – five million of which were bought by the Madrid government – were used in mass testing campaigns, which is precisely the context in which they are not recommended. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-11-11/whats-really-behind-madrids-improved-coronavirus-figures.html


Electric scooters banned from pavements in Spain: As part of newly introduced traffic regulations, electric scooters are to be banned from the pavements throughout Spain. The Government announced these reforms to the Traffic Regulations yesterday, Tuesday, November 10, which will come into force on January 2, 2021.
Electric scooters will have to abide by the same rules as other vehicles, and will not be allowed on pavements, interurban roads, through roads, as well as motorways or toll roads which go through towns or in urban tunnels.
Scooter riders will need to carry a circulation certificate which proves that the vehicle meets the technical requirements put in place by the General Traffic Department. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/11/electric-scooters-banned-from-pavements/


5,500 Pirate IPTV Servers Shut Down By 700 Police Officers Around Europe: A massive law enforcement operation across Europe has reportedly shut down 5,500 servers used to stream pirated TV broadcasts, live sports, and movies to the public. According to the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, 700 police officers were deployed in 11 countries, leading to the arrest of the alleged boss of an IPTV operation with profits estimated at €10.7 million. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/5500-pirate-iptv-servers-shut-down-by-700-police-officers-around-europe-201111/


International Award for Comares based fine art photographer Gary Browne: Professional photographer Gary Browne of Spain was presented with the 15th Annual Black and White Spider Awards for “Part of the landscape” in the category of Silhouette/Professional at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow streamed Sunday, November 1, 2020.
The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world’s premier event for black and white photography. 15th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne; Sotheby’s, London; Travel/Discovery Channel, New York; Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; The Guardian, London; Contrasto Galleria, Milan; ADK Creative One Inc., Tokyo; Hiroshima MOCA, Japan; MACBA, Barcelona; and Pereira O’Dell in New York who honored Spider Fellows with 610 coveted title awards and 919 nominees in 32 categories.
“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,378 entries from 69 countries we received this year” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Gary Browne’s “Part of the landscape,” an exceptional image entered in the Silhouette category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present Gary with the title of an Honorable mention award.
Black & White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. http://www.thespiderawards.com
Contact: Gary Browne
Email: lovegringos@gmail.com
Website: www.thestudiounderthewall.com
Sent by Gary Browne at The Studio Under The Wall


Google Photos to end its unlimited free photo storage: Starting June 1, 2021, you’ll only get 15GB of free storage, as Google encourages users to sign up for the Google One storage subscription service.
It’s a good idea to make sure your existing photos and videos are backed up in Google Photos before the June deadline, since those will be considered free and exempt from the storage limit. You can check your backups in the Photos app by going to Settings > Back up & sync. Full article: https://www.cnet.com/news/google-photos-to-end-its-unlimited-free-photo-storage/


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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
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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/
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