DigameXtra No. 1824 Thursday, Dec. 24th, 2020

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

Holiday Schedule For DigameXtra:
DigameXtra will not publish issues on the following days.
December 2020
-Friday, 25th– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
-Saturday, 26th– Sponsor posts for Saturday will appear Sunday.
January 2021
-Friday, 1st– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
-Saturday, 2nd– Sponsor posts for Saturday will appear Sunday.
-Wednesday, 6th– Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.

DigameXtra Wishes all it’s
Readers, Sponsors & Subscribers
a very happy holiday season!
Plus a Very Special Thanks to the readers
who sent in Christmas donations
and to the Dutch lady who tipped me
€50 on a €100 laptop repair! Your generosity
is GREATLY appreciated! -Naythan, Editor

The Next Issue of DigameXtra Will Be
Sunday, December 27th


What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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/


Christmas Live Music at Cafe del Mar: Good afternoon my people, on Friday, December 25, 3pm, Luis Molero will be at Gran Café del Mar, we will make an unforgettable afternoon with Christmas carols and Rumbas. Reservations- 664 25 30 35
La Laguna 68, Torre del Mar FB Page


Salsa Duo: Live music on Dec 24th 1:30pm, at Feroche Beach Bar, 29770 Torrox. Reservations- +34 658 14 59 50  FB Page


Live music with “Onda Sonora” duo: Come to Cortijo Veleta and enjoy with us a magical lunch from 3:00 p.m. this Friday, DEC25, with Onda Sonora & Juan Luis Pascual! Due to a few cancellations we have some space available.
Call for reservations 651043848
Cortijo Veleta, Riogordo.  FB Page


Christmas Eve Special: The Mark T. Connor show 2-6pm
At Legends La Cala. Show + table buffet for very special price of only €12.50!
Calle Estepona la Cala 29649 Mijas
Res +34 628 35 38 84  FB Page


New Year’s Eve Party: Portofino Restaurant in Cabopino
6 Course Gourmet Menu and Live Music. €95pp all included. See menu on poster below.
Bookings 952 83 46 46 or WhatsApp 634 322 628
Puerto Cabopino 29604 Marbella  FB Page


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BluCee Inmobiliaria / Estate Agents:
BluCee would like to wish all Digame readers a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you to all of you who have entrusted us with your property this year. We so often hear “we saw you in Digame!”.
So as a show of appreciation, we polished off our dance shoes for a traditional BluCee Christmas dance we hope you enjoy it!
BluCee Christmas Dance – https://youtu.be/ydLHzVjETNs
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday, however and wherever you celebrate it, and a happy and healthy New Year.
Best wishes Michelle, Henny and Nicky.
And a HUGE special thank you to Naythan, we really appreciate the hard work you put into producing DigameXtra.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, please contact us at info@blucee.com
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-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es


Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. Winter hours with current curfew: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-17.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. For reservation call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


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
+ (34) 650 479 493  www.malagalingo.com


Casa Magel- Room Available Over Christmas: Due to a cancellation, we now have a double en suite room available for the special Christmas celebration 24th 25th & 26th December to include B&B for 3 nights, Christmas Eve 3 course dinner with wine. Traditional Christmas day 3 course Lunch, with Cava & wine, snacks for supper.
Wine & drinks all day. Boxing day late lunch with wine. Gifts & games and all the bells & whistles for Christmas. 375€ for 2 sharing double en suite room.
Join us and have an unforgettable Christmas.
http://www.casamagel.com ; casamagel@yahoo.com 722879503


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE Organic & Aromatic Skincare for 40+
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
NEW PRODUCT – Face Cleanser With Bulgarian Rose is now available, 100% organic & vegan
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102
Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


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News & Articles

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Spain reaches the maximum risk level with 253 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/23/2020 19:32
The transmission of the coronavirus in Spain this Wednesday exceeded 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, values ??similar to those registered in mid-September, when the country was on the eve of the second wave. One in ten hospital beds is occupied by a Covid-19 patient.
-There are currently 1,842,289 cases of coronavirus and 49,698 deaths since the pandemic began in Spain, according to the daily report published by the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (Ccaes).
-In the last seven days, 57,747 infections have been detected, 9.7% more than on Wednesday of last week. The regions that have reported the most cases since then are Madrid (12,103), Catalonia (11,955) and Comunidad Valenciana (8,059).
-The transmission rate stands at 253.74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, a value very similar to that registered in mid-September (253.75 on September 15). The communities with the highest incidence are the Balearic Islands (455.61), Madrid (361.41), Valencian Community (346.88), Extremadura (337.54), Castilla-La Mancha (305.04) and Catalonia (301.44 ).
-In Spanish hospitals there are 11,328 patients with Covid-19, of which 1,265 have been admitted in the last 24 hours. In total, 9.24% of the available beds are occupied by coronavirus patients.
-In the intensive care units there are 1,932 people in serious condition and occupy just over 20% of the available beds. The regions with the highest saturation are La Rioja, Catalonia, Castilla y León, Comunidad Valenciana and Madrid, where more than one in four beds are occupied by infected patients.
-The deaths in the last seven days are 648 and the communities that register the most deaths are Andalusia (96), Valencian Community (82), Castilla y León (62), Basque Country (60), Aragon (52), Asturias (50) and Castilla-La Mancha (48). Source, Spanish:


Millions more in England moved into toughest Tier 4 lockdown from Boxing Day: Updated Dec 23, 2020, 4:20 PM. Millions more people in England will be subject to the most severe Tier 4 restrictions following the “dangerous” spread of the new strain of coronavirus.
Speaking at a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday, health secretary Matt Hancock said: “It is absolutely vital that we act”.
On Boxing Day, 6 million people will move from Tier 3 to Tier 4. The affected areas are Sussex; Oxfordshire; Suffolk; Norfolk; Cambridgeshire, parts of Essex not yet in Tier 4; Waverley in Surrey; and Hampshire including Portsmouth and Southampton but excluding the New Forest.
That means a total of 24 million people, or 43% of England’s population, will be in Tier 4. Full article with video: https://news.yahoo.com/more-areas-england-tier-4-152020576.html?


Police in Malaga seize counterfeit cash: Posing as rich people, with high purchasing power, an alleged organised crime gang has been smashed by National Police officers in Malaga. After a stake out police recovered 11,000 euros in legal tender, 200,000 euros in counterfeit bank notes, six mobile phones, a money counting machine and a car in Operation ‘Carmiña’. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/22/police-smash-deal-gang-20201222192149.html


Spain’s new relief package rings hollow for struggling hospitality businesses, no cash benefits: The measures in the Plan de Refuerzo do not include direct aid. Instead, they aim to help small retailers and hospitality entrepreneurs increase their liquidity by incentivizing rent reductions, offering tax deferrals, improving access to financing and delaying Social Security contributions.
The overarching goal is to reduce companies’ fixed costs and adapt them to the new reality faced by hundreds of thousands of businesses affected by the crisis. The impact of the new plan is estimated at €4.2 billion, according to government spokesperson María Jesús Montero. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-12-23/spain-approves-relief-package-for-struggling-hospitality-businesses.html


Why You Should Change How WhatsApp Stores Your Messages and Why End-to-end Encryption Only Offers Very Limited Security: The Facebook-owned platform popularized the idea that secure messaging could be simple and universal. But, as good as that security might be, it’s not enough—and we have seen news this week that should serve as a serious warning that there’s more you must do to keep your WhatsApp account secure. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/12/19/stop-using-dangerous-whatsapp-settings-on-your-apple-iphone-or-google-android/


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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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