DigameXtra No. 1808 Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 2020

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Today is a Holiday
8 Dec, Tue- Immaculate Conception
Source: https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/temas/trabajar/relaciones/calendario.html

Yellow Warning for Wind: Moderate wind warning. Axarquía
Start- 12:00 AM CET, Tuesday, December 8
End- 6:00 PM CET, Tuesday, December 8
Maximum gusts of wind: 70 km/h.
Source: State Meteorological Agency
Reference: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/weather-warnings/302197

 

La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
A massive thank you to everyone that visited La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblos mini christmas market last Saturday and donated to the food bank, it was so humbling and also uplifting to see how a community can come together in such difficult times, so again a hugh massive thank you.
Ana from Social services will be collecting the items on Wednesday so if you would like to make a donation you are not too late.
We are trying to get a few christmas selection boxes for the children, but anything would be so greatly appreciated!!
-Our next event is our christmas quiz this Wednesday, but sorry we are fully booked- so look out for our next one coming soon!
-This Friday 11th December we are hosting a christmas lunch 3 course 25 euro per person, we still have 1 table of four left if anyone would like to join us.
-We are also holding a carol service on Wednesday 16th December at 2pm so please come along and have a good old sing song and a mince pie or two!!
For enquires or bookings please call 952535471 662039741
Our Christmas and New year openings and events will be posted next week when we have the latest updates from the gorvenment regarding the restrictions.
Keep safe everyone.
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036

 

The opening of the Royal British Legion in Riogordo: This branch of the RBL will be holding its opening meeting in Riogordo on Thursday 17th December at Bar Familia, 4 Camino de Magiaza, at 12.30 hours.
You don’t have to be ex-services to be a member. So come along to see what we are all about, meet new friends and share some ideas. Info +34 643 34 79 19  FB Page

 

Duo Dali Perform in Almuñecar: The piano/violin duo will perform at the Casa de la Cultura de Almuñécar on Sunday, December 13, at 7pm, with reduced capacity. Info: 958.83.86.23  PHOTO:FB
For those who can’t attend, the concert will be streamlined at Culture Almuñecar.

 

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
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Cat Poisonings In Archez Pueblo: Warning to cat owners in Archez. In the past week numerous cats have been poisoned to death in Archez in close proximity to the Ayuntamiento. Several bodies have been found and a number are reported to be missing. Most of the dead cats apparently were very young.
Kevin Greensmith. Canillas de Albaida. Kevin.greensmith@gmail.com

 

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Heart Drug Withdrawn Due to Safety Concerns in Spain: Two batches of the heart drug Solinitrin 0.8 mg sublingual tablets have been withdrawn to due to quality issues.
The heart drug is in sublingual tablets and is given for myocardial ischemia and after heart attacks. Two batches of the drug have been withdrawn by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products after it was discovered that they contain a lower than expected nitroglycerin content. The batch numbers are R002 and R003. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/07/heart-drug-withdrawn-due-to-safety-concerns-in-spain/

 

Sweden’s Covid infection rate soars above Britain, Germany and Spain: Lockdown is finally looming in Sweden with coronavirus infection rates now more than double that of Britain, Germany or Spain and its death rate once again the highest among Nordic nations.
Some parts of Sweden have infection rates similar to the worst hotspots in Europe, and cases have yet to start falling after the second wave as they have in Britain, France and many other European countries.
After Sweden’s death rate fell to similar levels to Denmark, Norway and Finland over the summer, it is now once again the highest of the four, with 1,000 new deaths recorded in the last month. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9025989/Swedens-Covid-infection-rate-soars-Britain-Germany-Spain.html

 

EU sets out search ranking guidelines for Google, Microsoft, other platforms: Google’s online search practices have landed it total fines of more than 8 billion euros ($9.71 billion) over the period 2017-19 from EU antitrust regulators who found it had unfairly pushed its own products to the disadvantage of competitors.
The Commission said the guidelines require online platforms to identify the algorithmic parameters that determine ranking and to share them with companies.
“These guidelines set the standard for algorithmic ranking transparency and will increase fairness in the online platform economy, which drives innovation and welfare for millions of Europeans,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.
Vestager will on Dec. 15 present draft rules to rein in tech giants, setting out a list of dos and don’ts and increasing their responsibility to take down illegal and harmful content from their platforms, with fines and other sanctions to encourage compliance. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/eu-tech-platforms/eu-sets-out-search-ranking-guidelines-for-google-microsoft-platforms-idUSKBN28H267

 

Hungary, Poland Face EU Ultimatum to Lift Veto in Next Hours:
(Bloomberg) Hungary and Poland must offer a clear signal that they’ll lift their veto over the European Union’s jointly financed stimulus plan by Tuesday or risk losing billions of euros in aid, officials warned.
A senior diplomat in Brussels said that in the absence of a breakthrough, the EU will turn to ‘Plan B’, launching the economic recovery fund while excluding the two holdouts. The virus recovery fund can still be launched without Hungarian and Polish support. Doing so, however, could take months. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/hungary-poland-face-eu-ultimatum-to-lift-veto-in-next-hours/ar-BB1bHNBm

 

Bob Dylan Sells Entire Catalog of Songs to Universal Music Publishing for Over $300,000,000: The song-catalog bonanza of 2020 just hit a peak that is not likely to be topped: Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired Bob Dylan’s entire catalog of songs in a blockbuster agreement encompassing more than 600 copyrights spanning 60 years, ranging from 1962’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” to this year’s “Murder Most Foul.” His catalog was previously administered in the U.S. by his own company, and in most other territories by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Since 80% of Stevie Nicks’ publishing catalog was acquired by Primary Wave last week for a reported $100 million, the Dylan catalog probably drew a number well above that. The price was not disclosed, but is estimated at more than $300 million.
References: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/bob-dylan-sells-songs-universal-music-publishing-1234847439/
AND
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/arts/music/bob-dylan-universal-music.html

 

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
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