DigameXtra No. 1787 Monday, Nov. 16th, 2020

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Correcting flawed submissions: I only make corrections if received by the 6pm deadline the day the incorrect post is published. This is so it can be fixed in the following issue from when it appeared. People posting For Sale items should check their posts in new daily issues for accuracy. If you send an incorrect submission, or you forget to include the photos, please send in a new, full corrected submission and ask me to ignore the previous, incorrect submission. I am too busy to keep track of partial submissions in different emails and patch them together. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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DigameXtra will not publish issues on the following days.
December 2020
-Sunday, 6th- El día de la constitución (Constitution Day)
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January 2021
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-Wednesday, 6th- Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.

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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.

 

 

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- Nerja: This week
-Monday open 3pm till 6pm happy hours! House wines, spirits and beers just €1
-Tuesday the great Potters Pub Quiz 2pm till 4pm. Great entertertainment, snack lunch included. Happy hours 4pm to 6pm. Bookings essential
-Wednesday, games, open pool table and and an afternoon of light fun from 1pm. Free tapas all day. Happy hours 4pm to 6pm.
Thursday, open 3pm to 6pm for €1 happy hours
-Friday, open 1pm for afternoon for open.pool table, fish and chips and happy hours from 4 till 6pm
Saturday open 4pm to 6pm for happy hours
-Sunday – great live music on the terrace with Paul Locky from 2pm to 4pm with choice of meals. €10/person, bookings essential
Tel: 685435767

 

Bar Amsterdam- Torrox Costa: Monday Karaoke at 2pm. FB Page

 

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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.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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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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My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue.

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria:
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
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.
info@blucee.com
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: Day Bed – reduced
Very solid, fairly heavy Moroccan daybed with rattan panels.
In good condition, disassembles for transport. Complete with mattress and cushions. A bargain at 75€. Located in La Herradura.
Nick 609 706 210
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Cuisinart iIce Cream and Frozen Desert Machine. Quite a large machine. Excellent condition. €25
-Black and Decker Electric Drill. Excellent working condition. €15
-TM Pro 1250 watt Router complete with 20 new machine bits and case €45.
Location Caleta de Velez. Telephone 658041079. Jan, Caleta.

 

For Rent: Available for Long Term Rental.
Spacious 2 bed lovely modern established country villa 5 minutes from the village of Cómpeta. Large tiled & walled terrace with a 10mt x 5mt swimming pool. Excellent access. 700 euro (which includes water). Plus electricity.
For further details please ring Clara in Competa on
650 914 871 or
Email: claracompeta@hotmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

New residencia cards for British people in Spain: Surely I can’t be the only Digamite puzzled by Christine’s post on Sunday about not being able to obtain the new resident’s card despite having lived and worked here (from what she said) for many years?
The rights of freedom of movement between EU countries started in 1993 (the UK being a member from 1973 and Spain from 1986) so I’m not sure how long she has been here. We obtained residencias in the early 2000s when the process was much simpler and neither of us worked or were of pension age. If someone has lived and worked here for some years and has not yet applied for residencia, then I’m not sure why any particular organisation should be looking at their ‘problem’
Barbara, Torrox, wickseyb@hotmail.com

 

News & Articles

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Contraindications to raising the minimum wage: The minimum wage in Spain has risen by about 30% in just two years and now reaches 950 euros per month. According to the IMF, the 8% rise approved by the PP Government in 2017 caused that “employees with a minimum wage, over 37 years old and with a seniority of at least nine months, but less than six years, had 17 percentage points more than probability of losing their jobs…” Full article: https://spainsnews.com/contraindications-to-raising-the-minimum-wage/

 

COVID-19 reveals how obesity harms the body in real time: In most recent news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 73% of nurses who have been hospitalized from COVID-19 had obesity. In addition, a recent study found that obesity could interfere with the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Initially physicians believed that having obesity increased only your risk of getting sicker from COVID-19, not your chance of being infected in the first place. Now, newer analysis shows that not only does obesity increase your risk of being sicker and dying from COVID-19; obesity increases your risk of getting infected in the first place. Full article: https://www.livescience.com/how-obesity-harms-body-real-time.html

 

Golf News- Dustin Johnson’s record-breaking Masters score tops legendary Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth performances: Any time a golfer can break a record held by Tiger Woods, that’s about as good as it gets.
That’s what Dustin Johnson accomplished at the 2020 Masters. His 72-hole score of 268 (20-under par) is the lowest such score in the history of a tournament that’s been played 84 times. It broke a mark previously held by Tiger Woods (1997) and Jordan Spieth (2015). PHOTO: Getty Images. Full article: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/golf/news/dustin-johnson-score-masters-record-2020/17ubbmjdx9q8o1m330qt9ztsrf

 

Boxing News- Tyson Fury suggests he will not be fighting on December 5 as Deontay Wilder talks continue to throw the Anthony Joshua fight into doubt: Co-promoter Frank Warren released a statement on Twitter, saying  “The world’s best heavyweight, The Gyspy King @Tyson_Fury will return to action in 2021. Date and venue to be announced.” PHOTO: Getty Images. Full article: https://talksport.com/sport/boxing/789783/

 

Big Tech News- Technology companies’ services could be banned in EU:  Technology companies’ services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation, Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton told German weekly Welt am Sonntag, as the European Commission finalizes rules on internet companies.
Breton will announce new draft rules known as the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act together with European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Dec. 2.
The rules will set out a list of do’s and don’ts for gatekeepers – online companies with market power – forcing them to share data with rivals and regulators and not to promote their services and products unfairly.
The new draft rules come as critics of U.S. tech giants, which include companies and industry bodies, question the EU’s rulings against Alphabet GOOGL.O unit Google, saying they have not curbed its allegedly anti-competitive behaviour. Some want EU enforcers to go further than just ordering companies to stop such practices.
The draft rules would allow the EU to ban companies or part of their services from the 27-country bloc as an extreme option. Until the draft rules are adopted EU antitrust and digital regulators do not currently have the power to impose such bans.
“Strict rules must be enforceable”, Breton told Welt am Sonntag.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tech-regulations/tech-groups-services-could-face-bans-if-they-breach-rules-eu-industry-chief-says-idUSKBN27V0A7

 

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

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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