DigameXtra No. 1813 Sunday, Dec. 13th, 2020

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

For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/


Andalusian hoteliers may open their premises until later both on the night of December 24 to 25, 2020 and on the night of December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021: The Andalusian Government has relaxed the time restriction only on these days as a nod to the hoteliers, who have been very belligerent with the restrictions. More info in today’s News Section.


Churches & Worship


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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For Sale: 2 x 50m lots of used 3 core GENERAL USE cable 110/500v. Clean Bright Copper & Good Continuity – too good/useful to scrap. 20 euros ono each. Can deliver Sayalonga-Competa-Algarrobo for 5 euros.
Michael, Sayalonga. tel 711074241.


For Sale: Two, generous 50m lots of HEAVY USE electricity cable. 3 core – 0.6/1Kv – dated 04/02/13 (ex borehole pump). Bright Copper & Good Continuity. Too good to scrap. 35 euros each. I Can deliver – Sayalonga, Competa, Algarrobo – for 5 euros. Michael, Sayalonga. tel 711074241.


For Sale, 2 items:
-Intex Air Bed 15€. Used once, electrical inflation, just plug in to inflate,very comfortable. Unmarked as new in original bag.
-Edinburgh Lead Crystal Ships Decanter €25. Purchased from the Edinburgh crystal shop in Harrods. In perfect condition, never used.
Alan, Caleta de Vélez, Landline 952 555 517
Whatsapp text or phone 44 7885 298691


For Sale, 2 items:
-Ikea office furniture, in excellent condition, buyer must collect. €50
-Beds, in excellent condition, buyer must collect – €50 – Contact Carol, Caleta de Vélez


For Sale: New Gas Heater, bargain. Be cosy and warm this winter. 50€. Bought but didn’t use it. Includes empty CEPSA gas bottle. Sue, Torrox. Tel. 677322169 or
email: maundfitch @ gmail.com
Can meet at BP garage car park.


Recommendations & Requests


AVG FREE Users- Alert from DoctorLaptop: I am seeing many computers with AVG Free antivirus installed that are having problems installing the latest Windows 10 updates. These units may then fail to start correctly, or they may start to have display problems (distorted screens). If this happens to you and you’d like to fix it yourself do this, follow these steps in order I present them. The fix requires booting from a “recovery” DVD or USB Flash drive, then using System Restore roll back to a restore point from before the last Windows Update restore point, then when that is complete remove the recovery drive, then reboot to Safe Mode and uninstall AVG. Then boot normally and run the AVG Clear Tool (see below). If that does not make sense to you, you probably should not attempt it. Contact DoctorLaptop on 675 993 069 after 11am to get it sorted out.
Since the built-in Windows 10 anti-virus program is as good as any of the other “free” anti-virus programs on the market, I suggest avoiding them and sticking with just the built-in Windows Security.
If you do daily banking and/or shopping you may want better security. In that case I recommend you buy a premium quality anti-virus program; Kapersky and Bit Defender provide the best protection with the least effect on performance. (These are NOT affiliate links, I just believe from experience these are superior products.)
To remove AVG is a 2 step process. First, uninstall the program. Second, you will need to download the AVG CLEAR TOOL from this link https://www.avg.com/en-us/avg-remover. Once downloaded, double click the file to run the tool, and follow the instructions. When it asks permission to reboot into SAFE MODE, choose yes. The computer will restart to SAFE MODE, you’ll need to log in. Then the tool will run automatically. Again, just follow the prompts till the job is done.


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News & Articles

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For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/


Bars in Andalusia may close on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at one in the morning: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/12/2020 08:49h
Andalusian hoteliers may open their premises until later both on the night of December 24 to 25, 2020 and on the night of December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021. The Andalusian Government has relaxed the time restriction only on these days as a nod to the hoteliers, who have been very belligerent with the restrictions.
This has been stated in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) published this Friday night, allowing the opening of said establishments up to half an hour before the time limit established in the current decree of the President of the Junta de Andalucía, by which establishes measures in the scope of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia in application of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25. That is to say, the curfew for those two special days in full Christmas holidays is agreed at 1.30 am, so the bars may be open until 1 in the morning in Andalusia.
The new measures announced this Thursday by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, indicated certain hours, with a significant stoppage during the afternoon of two hours, to reopen later: from December 18 to January 10 the bars will be able to open until six in the afternoon, stop until eight and reopen until ten thirty at night, which has caused the discontent of the hospitality industry, which have asked to be allowed to open until later, greater capacity and eliminate the closure from six to eight in the afternoon during the Christmas period. However, it seems that both on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the hoteliers are allowed to close half an hour before curfew, a respite for this sector that has been forced to finally draw the blind in some cases, adapt to restrictions and even reinventing itself in order to emerge from this crisis generated by the pandemic. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-bares-andalucia-podran-cerrar-nochebuena-y-nochevieja-madrugada-202012112252_noticia.html


Italy’s staggering virus toll poses uncomfortable questions: Italy has added nearly 29,000 dead since Sept. 1. “Obviously there needs to be some reflection,” Guido Rasi, former executive director of the European Pharmaceutical Agency, told state TV after Italy reported a pandemic-high record of 993 deaths in one day. “This number of nearly 1,000 dead in 24 hours is much higher than the European average.”
Italy added another 649 victims Saturday, bringing its official total to 64,036 — just shy of Britain’s Europe-leading 64,123 dead, according to Johns Hopkins University. Both numbers are believed to greatly underestimate the real toll, due to missed infections, limited testing and different counting criteria. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-europe-italy-coronavirus-pandemic-france-7594be9ff72658f7c49d9312609e8c34


Barcelona concert tests use of same-day COVID-19 screening:
Eager for a live music show after months of social distancing, more than 1,000 Barcelona residents gathered Saturday to participate in a medical study to evaluate the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening to safely hold cultural events.
After passing an antigen screening, 500 of the volunteers were randomly selected to enjoy a free concert inside Barcelona’s Apolo Theater.
The other 500 who didn’t get selected were sent home. They will form a control group that will allow the organizers to analyze if there was any contagion inside the concert hall despite the screening with antigen tests, which while not as accurate as other types of tests, do produce results in 15 minutes as compared to several hours, or days, later. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-music-coronavirus-pandemic-barcelona-spain-6f05f2148b7a10627e0a13b81fbeb5d8


For the latest COVID-19 info visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


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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
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
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