DigameXtra No. 1800 Sunday, Nov. 29th, 2020

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The White Rose Fuengirola: This Sunday, 29 November, 1.00pm. Live Music by The Boliches Brothers & Lovely food. New earlier start times.
Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Sunday in our lovely sunny terrace. Doors opening at 12.00. Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola. Contact us via our FB page  FB Page

 

La Sierra Restaurante – Cerrado del Águila Golf and Resort:
Still looking for somewhere to eat this Sunday? Don’t forget we have Sean Murray providing music this weekend to accompany you and Chef Manni’s special starter and dessert which this week are-
Goats cheese and poached pear crumble bake with a Malaga Virgen reduction, and, Crepe Suzette bon-bons with mango sorbet.
And of course all our other delicious selections from our 2 or 3 course Sunday Carvery Menu.
So if you didn’t have plans, now you do. WhatsApp 627164168 to reserve your tables or use our booking button on our page. FB Page
See you there!
Cerrado Del Aguila Golf and Resort, Avenida María Civiero S/N 29649 Mijas.

 

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Malagalingo Spanish School: Come to Torrox to enjoy our outdoor terrace with sea views while you speak Spanish! Don’t worry if you live in a different town, we provide legal authorisations for you to come to the school.
There are no excuses! Learn and have fun!
Malagalingo Spanish School
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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

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Wanted: Anyone know where to buy the battery operated mechanism for a wall clock? I have two I’d like to replace but the ones on Amazon don’t seem to have details of dimensions.
Thanks. Karen, Nerja
karen huffine at hot mail dot com. ( No spaces)

 

Wanted: Bed. I am looking for a 1 person bed, good mattress, (no springs inside). Thank you! Mariza, Nerja
Email: wanagi wakan @ gmail. com

 

SOLD– For Sale: Top of the Line TV Box, TICTID T6 Pro
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Buyer collects from Torrox Costa.

 

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Obviously you should have confidence in your own sources.
The girl I spoke to spoke a little English, as I’m sure all of them do, so no need for an interpreter.
She did say that there are appointments available in their office, so if you’re anxious about it, I would go there, rather then waiting for torre to come through. It’s very easy to find them.
If you need any help, do give me a call. It doesn’t cost anything, and I can tell you how I went about it.
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The Last Kingdom: Just to say a big thank you to Fran, Jeff and Megan for their help in my quest and thanks to Naythan for all the information and humour he provides. Gail, Sayalonga, gailmooney32ATmsnD0Tcom

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: Hi all, we have just had a spare bedroom makeover carried out by Mike Storey aka MS Bespoke Joinery. We had a series of Castilian doored wardrobes which made the bedroom really quite dark , along with a large bed taking all the space up in the bedroom. Mike manufactured a new set of wardrobes along with a pull down double bed thus leaving the room with a lot of space. Mike listened to our requirements and really delivered the goods. He removed the old wardrobes with minimum fuss, and meticulously installed the new bespoke furniture including a full size pull down double bed. His attention to detail is impeccable and its a pleasure to see work carried out by a craftsman, nothing was to much trouble he even fitted a small section of plaster coving. We can’t sing his praises highly enough. He can be found on  https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
Michael, Nerja, michaelkelly5ATtalktalkD0Tnet

 

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Andalucía already exceeds 4,000 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 28/11/2020 15:06
Data on the evolution of the pandemic in Andalusia show a containment in the number of new positives, although hospitalizations continue to rise.
According to data from the Ministry of Health sent this Saturday by the Ministry of Health and families of the Junta de Andalucía, in the last 24 hours have been detected 1,864 new positives by PDIA ( Diagnostic Tests for Active Infection ), which includes all cases of Covid -19 with active infection, confirmed by PCR technique or rapid antigen test. They are 221 less than the previous day.
The province of Cádiz, with 401 new positives confirmed , is the one that in the last day registers a greater rise in infections, followed by Seville, (375) and Malaga (290).
With this, the accumulated balance shows a figure of 229,396 affected by the coronavirus in Andalusia , which, mainly, are concentrated in the provinces of Seville (54,534), Granada (43,456) and Malaga (33,510).
In the last 24 hours, have been registered 74 new deaths in the autonomous community, 13 more than on Friday. With this, in Andalusia there have been 4,001 deaths due to the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
In Seville, 20 new deaths have been registered according to the last part of the Ministry of Health, 11 in Jaén, 10 in Malaga and Cádiz, 3 in Huelva, 2 in Almería and one in Córdoba.
The Ministry of Health and Families has reported this Saturday that, currently, 2,265 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain admitted to Andalusian hospitals, of which 466 are in the ICU.
By provinces , in Almería there are 130 hospitalizations, 47 in Intensive Care; in Cádiz there are 327 and 55, respectively); Córdoba (212 and 43); Granada (541 and 110); Huelva (124 and 17); Jaén (238 and 45); Malaga (322 and 43); and the health centers of Seville have 371 people admitted for coronavirus, 106 in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-supera-4000-muertos-coronavirus-delsde-inicio-pandemia-202011281405_noticia.html

 

IPTV News- EU Commission Calls For Substantial Law Enforcement Boost to Fight Piracy: Recent actions to tackle unlicensed IPTV providers, resellers and related infrastructure reveal that law enforcement entities are able to pool resources to shut down huge operations. But according to the EU Commission, more needs to be done.
“The capacity of law enforcement authorities has to be substantially strengthened. Counterfeiting and piracy must become a higher priority,” the Commission notes, urging Member States and the European Council to include IP crime among the priorities for the next EU Policy Cycle. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/eu-commission-calls-for-substantial-law-enforcement-boost-to-fight-piracy-201127/

 

Fast spreading bird flu puts EU poultry industry on edge: A highly contagious and deadly form of avian influenza is spreading rapidly in Europe, putting the poultry industry on alert with previous outbreaks in mind that saw tens of millions of birds culled and significant economic losses.
The disease, commonly called bird flu, has been found in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and, for the first time this week in Croatia, Slovenia and Poland, after severely hitting Russia, Kazakhstan and Israel.
The vast majority of cases are in migrating wild birds but outbreaks have been reported on farms, leading to the death or culling of at least 1.6 million chickens and ducks so far around the region.
In the Netherlands, Europe’s largest exporter of chicken meat and eggs, nearly 500,000 chickens died or were culled due to the virus this autumn, and over 900,000 hens died on one single farm in Poland this week, the countries’ ministries said.
Belgium has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N5 bird flu on a poultry farm, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday.
The outbreak, which occurred in the western town of Menen near the border with France, killed 600 birds and led to the destruction of the other 151,000 birds in the flock, the OIE said in a website alert.
Full articles:
https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2861DR
AND
https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL4N2ID3FG

 

Malaga Christmas lights were turned on Friday, with little advance notice to avoid crowds: The decoration which has been chosen for Calle Larios is the same as last year, the fabulous Christmas forest. More than 100 streets in Malaga city centre and important areas such as the main entrances to the city will have Christmas lights. There will be no light and music shows three times a day as there have been in previous years. This is to prevent crowds of people gathering in Calle Larios. There will, however, be Christmas songs played in the street throughout the evening.
The City Council has asked that people not gather in the area. Full article:
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/27/malaga-christmas-lights-go-on-this-evening/

 

Van Morrison & Eric Clapton Announce Controversial Anti-Lockdown Song ‘Stand and Deliver’: Van Morrison has announced the release of another anti-lockdown song. A collaboration with Eric Clapton, “Stand and Deliver” arrives on December 4th and will support Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. The track was penned by Morrison and performed by Clapton.
Morrison’s “Stand and Deliver” follows three previously released songs he’s written against the worldwide lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19. With “Born to Be Free,” “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown” Morrison accused the U.K. government of “taking our freedom.”
His trio of songs has drawn criticism, including from Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann, who referred to the songs as “dangerous.”As Rolling Stone reported, Morrison has for decades voiced grievances through song.
Per Variety, proceeds from “Stand and Deliver” will benefit Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which supports musicians who have suffered financial difficulties during the global pandemic.
“There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration,” Clapton said in a statement via Variety. “We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover.”
“Eric’s recording is fantastic and will clearly resonate with many who share our frustrations,” Morrison said in a statement via Save Live Music. Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/van-morrison-eric-clapton-anti-lockdown-song-stand-and-deliver-1095843/
Some social-media users were none-too-pleased with the anti-lockdown song, with many saying it’s dangerous to send that message with COVID-19 infections on the rise almost uniformly around the world. In fact, Clapton and Van Morrison were widely condemned on Twitter, in some quite viscious posts, even bringing up an unfortunate Clapton quote from the 70’s he has long since apologized for, and some notorious Van Morrison pub-talk quotes, making the pair out to be right wing wacko Covid deniers. Full article: https://globalnews.ca/news/7488863/eric-clapton-van-morrison-anti-lockdown-covid-song/

 

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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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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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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