DigameXtra No. 1786 Sunday, Nov. 15th, 2020

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

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

 

Closed for holiday: Greek Casita- Torrox Costa.
The restaurant has a sign in the window saying they are closed until 25Nov. -Ed.

 

Closed for holiday: Bea’s Postamt- Torrox Costa. Our bar is currently closed.  FB Page

 

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DoctorLaptop’s Computer Repairs: Since computers have become central to most people’s lives when locked down, I highly recommend you keep your current computers properly maintained; if you have not had a proper maintenance service done in the past year, do it asap. If we get locked down again and you have computer problems you may not be able to deliver it to me for repairs. A proper servicing is the best way to avoid breakdowns. New computers, especially budget priced models by major manufacturers, are in short supply due to shipping disruptions. Those that are available are being sold at significant markups over 2019 prices. So keeping what you have in good condition would be wise.
-The basic guideline is if you use your computer 2 hours a day, get it serviced annually to maintain optimal performance, especially if you do online banking and shopping. If used 6 to 8 hours a day, then servicing every 6 months is advisable.
-If you are relying on a laptop, you need to know the life expectancy of recent laptops is only 4-5 yrs, pre-2015 laptops had a 5-7 yr expected lifespan. Keeping them maintained properly can extend that another few years. Installing a new Hard Drive and installing a fresh copy of Windows and adding more RAM all can bring great performance improvements in older models. Even Microsoft recommends reinstalling Windows after 5 years.
All work by appointment. Windows / Apple / Android / Linux
When asking for assistance please provide the make and model number of the device, and the version of operating system used.
DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
Call 675 993 069 after 11am to schedule appointments. Missed calls returned asap.
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Situation vacant: Days work for somebody for heavy garden cleanup based in Frigiliana municipality Robert.
Email: rhdurston At a ol. c o m Tel 637548944

 

Churches & Worship

(I have not heard from the churches regarding their meetings during the current Covid restrictions. I suggest you verify if they are meeting in the current situation. -Ed.)

 

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

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

New residencia cards for British people in Spain:
Some of us are unable to meet the requirements to obtain these cards. When the UK became a member of the EU some of us got on our bikes, travelled to Spain and became “entrepreneurs” of one kind or another. We took short-term contracts where available (like majority of young Spanish people) or nothing “legal” at all, like countless other people just trying to earn a living. Now we are left high and dry. Does anyone know of any organisations / groups looking at this issue? Particularly in relation to Brexit?
I would be interested to receive any relevant information.
Christine, Torrox
Contact: chris.fitzwa@gmail.com

 

Thanks: Hi Naythan, I just want to repeat what the earlier reader wrote thanking you for your unfailing dedication to keep the news forum in operation. I plan to be in Nerja in Dec, if easyjet is still flying. When/if life settles to normal, we will have lunch together.
Tony, Germany/Nerja, sjc2714ATgmailD0Tcom

 

News & Articles

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Andalucía adds 41 deaths in 24 hours: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
Andalusia adds 41 deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours this Saturday, November 14, five less than the day before, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families, which counts 4,195 positives confirmed by PCR and antigen tests, 288 less than this Friday and 798 less than Saturday last week.
The 41 deaths this day are the lowest figure since last Monday after registering 95 deaths last Tuesday, the highest daily figure of the entire pandemic; 62 last Wednesday; 68 last Thursday – third highest figure in 24 hours – and 46 on Friday.
This Saturday, Seville is the province with the highest number of deaths, with 13, followed by Granada with eight . Behind are Almería with five, Córdoba with four, Huelva, Jaén and Málaga with three each and Cádiz with two.
As for the cases diagnosed, the 4,195 positives are 288 less than those recorded the day before and 798 less than those registered seven days ago. Seville repeats for the third consecutive day as the province with the most daily cases with 1,092, followed by Granada with 833, Cádiz with 514, Malaga with 497, Almería with 340, Córdoba with 330, Huelva with 297 and Jaén with 292.
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has asked this Saturday “great prudence” for this first weekend in which the new measures are in force such as the curfew at 10 pm and the closure of the activity not essential at 6:00 p.m. and has assured that “acting responsibly is good insurance for our health and that of our family.” Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-suma-este-sabado-41-muertes-coronavirus-24-horas-202011141359_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F

 

Two-euro test, Malaga’s solution to control Covid-19 in hotels and restaurants: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
The Malaga City Council is going to buy 30,000 antigen tests to promote a Covid-19-free environment in the service sector, mainly in hotels and restaurants. Customers will be able to undergo the test for a symbolic price of two euros , when the cost is usually around 50 or 60 euros.
The initiative is part of an agreement that the Consistory will sign this Friday with the Association of Hoteliers of Malaga (Mahos) and the Association of private clinics in the province. It is one of the lines of work of the project launched by the City Council so that the capital is consolidated as a safe destination against the coronavirus.
The tests will be purchased through the municipal company Promálaga and will be provided to privately owned clinics that join the agreement. They will be the ones who will make the infrastructure and personnel necessary to carry out the tests available, as reported this Friday by Málaga Hoy.
Although they will be voluntary, the aim is for hotel and restaurant customers to know whether or not they are infected before going to an establishment where they have made a reservation. To take the test, they must register and fill out a web form with a code provided by the beneficiary companies.
The client will not even pay anything since, according to the same sources, the regulatory bases establish that Promálaga undertakes to contribute to the program the maximum total amount of 60,000 euros, an amount that will be distributed among the medical services that adhere to the agreement in depending on the number of tests carried out and in proportion to the maximum quantities of tests and the amount stipulated ”.
Also the employees of the participating establishments can take the tests, which will give peace of mind to both the business and the customers. In addition, projecting the image of a Covid-19 free environment will help energize the sector, severely punished by the health crisis and the containment measures imposed by the health authorities. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/sevi-test-euros-solucion-malaga-para-controlar-covid-19-hoteles-y-restaurantes-202011131231_noticia.html

 

Austria orders three-week lockdown to rein in surging coronavirus cases: Austria on Saturday ordered a three-week lockdown in a last-ditch effort to bring surging coronavirus cases under control and relieve the stress on the health service in time for retailers to reopen in the run-up to Christmas. The conservative-led government had called a lockdown a last resort, but it was left with no alternative to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. The new lockdown is due to start on Tuesday and end on Monday, Dec. 7. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-austria-idUSKBN27U0CE

 

Spain’s latest ‘Ecce Homo’- How a botched restoration made global headlines: What was once the face of a shepherdess in the northern city of Palencia has been completely disfigured by sloppy workmanship.
The botched restoration has already drawn comparisons to the infamous Ecce Homo painting which was disfigured beyond recognition by an amateur artist in Borja in 2012. Full atricle:
https://english.elpais.com/arts/2020-11-13/spains-latest-ecce-homo-how-a-botched-restoration-made-global-headlines.html

 

UK plans to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to announce next week a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
Britain had originally planned to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040, as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and in February Johnson brought this forward to 2035.
Citing unidentified industry and government figures, the FT said Johnson now intended to move the date forward again to 2030 in a speech on environmental policy he is expected to give next week. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN27U0DG

 

Tennis News- Sofia Open: Jannik Sinner claimed his maiden title on the ATP Tour with a hard-fought victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the Sofia Open.
The Italian teenager eventually prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3) on Saturday after two hours and 15 minutes on court in the Bulgarian capital.
At 19, Sinner becomes the youngest champion on the ATP Tour since an 18-year-old Kei Nishikori at the Delray Beach Open in 2008. He is also the youngest player from Italy to triumph at an event in the Open era, finishing a breakthrough 2020 season with an impressive 19-11 record. PHOTO:AFP/GETTY. Full article: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/tennis/news/jannik-sinner-vasek-pospisil-sofia-open-atp-tour-first-title-italian-teenager/h78hg44lt28bzkiahg0tawl0

 

For the latest COVID-19 info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

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Nerja 952 524 519
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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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