DigameXtra No. 1927 Monday, April 12th, 2021

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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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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What’s On

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Phoenix Club:
Our social club is open for coffee, cake and a chat but due to restrictions, all our trips are on hold until further notice. The terrace is open with 6 to a table and inside, it is limited to 4 per table.
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
-We are selling off all our books and DVDs at 4 for €1 and we have had new stocks in, from Wilbur Smith, Andy McNab to Stephen Leather, plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
-Our greetings cards are for sale on the first Tuesday of every month, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along and have a look.
-Please remember to sanitise your hands on coming in and sign in. Signing in is just a precaution in case I need to contact you. It is mandatory to wear a mask.
-We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 11.30 – 1pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951 067 723 / 626 370 695 or
email: phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk
for more information


Services Wanted/Offered

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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


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
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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
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Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


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.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
Rental apartment available for winter let.
Lovely Penthouse apartment in El Morche, available from October 2021 until April 2022.
-Two bedrooms
-Secure parking
-Large sunny roof terrace
-Two minute walk to the beach
Minimum 3 months rental.
€550 per month plus electricity usage. No agency fee to pay.
Selling a property or have a property you are thinking of renting out?
Please contact us for a no obligation chat Email: info@blucee.com
Phone or WhatsApp us on +34 711 04 27 27
Please contact us we would love to help you.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
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 in the Sponsor’s Section



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Black synthetic relax chair with stool slight wear in places. Price 25€
-4 bamboo chairs. Price 40€
-Large coffee table with natural waxed top, 120 x 60 x 51. Price 60€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


La SuperCaja Verde- Fresh vegetables delivered from local farms to your door!:
We are a family-run business delivering boxes of fresh seasonal veg to your home in Frigiliana, Nerja and Torrox every Wednesday. Delivery is free!
We have two options:
-Caja Axarquia: 5kg box containing seasonal local vegetables such as tomatoes, courgette, aubergine, onion, lemon and beans for only €8.
-Caja Andaluza: 8kg box containing the same as the smaller box, plus usually potatoes, carrots, garlic and some fruit (this week the fruit includes bananas from the Canary Isles and local pears) for just €12.
-We have a variety of fruit and other extras to order in addition to your box, including oranges, bananas (de Canarias) free-range eggs, extra virgin olive oil, local jam and local honey. Please ask, and we will send you a flyer with this week’s extras.
Please ask us if you would like any more details!
Many thanks, Nick
Email: lasupercajaverdetorrox@gmail.com
Phone or Whatsapp: 644 16 35 02  Facebook: FB Page


For Sale: Beautiful 5 point black wrought iron chandelier €25. Collect only. Can meet in Sayalonga car park.
Andrew, Sayalonga Campo
Email: andrewsmajor53@gmail.com


For Sale, 3 items:
-single bed and mattress new from buffalo original cost 264 euros will accept 100.
-patio set 60 euros.
-dining room light (4 shades) will accept 85 euros.
contact dennis on 657116294, caleta de velez


For Sale, 3 items:
-Garden Sprayer; Neptun 500. Plastic body, holds 10 litres, with trigger operated lance and adjustable nozzle, pressure release valve, carrying strap, in-line filter. Perfect working order, 15€
-Electric Hedge Trimmer; Florabest. 900Watt motor, weight ; 6.22kg, cutting length; 410mm, cutting capacity; 20mm, max´ length; 2.70m, max´ trimming height; 3.5m, Cutter bar swivels 150´, handle swivels 90´, double safety switch.
Includes; instruction manual, 3m cable original box.
Recently sharpened, perfect working order. 35€
-Bicycle Carrier -Wolder-2 cycle. Measures 70cm (H) x 50cm (W), Foldable with 2 x upper straps, 2 x lower straps, 2 x lateral straps, cushioned supports. Fully adjustable rake angle, 40 Kg capacity. Fits most hatchbacks. VGC (no rust). Bargain 15€
Buyer collects; Caleta De Velez.
Stuart, Mobile; 609592766
email: stuartlincombe@yahoo.co.uk


For Sale: 2 Sun Loungers plus side table. All made of waterproof synthetic rattan which is durable and easy to clean. Robust construction with powder coated steel frame. Both ends of the lounger can be raised and adjusted to different heights for the most comfortable sitting or lying position. Padded cream polyester washable cushions with 2 elasticated securing straps. Sun lounger dimensions: 195 x 60 x 31 cm ; Side table 40 x 40 x 40. (length x width x height) Selling as too big for new balcony. Hardly used. Can be spilt into 3 equal sections for easier transportation. Sun loungers alone currently on sale with Manomano.es at €170.94 each. Selling all three items for €200.00 Contact Steve in El Morche on mobile tel. no. 620056188 or by WhatsApp.


Recommendations & Requests


Correction, with updated phone- Back massage: I am having a problem with my lower back at the moment. I think that I need a good massage to ease my discomfort. Any recommendations on a good massage or physio in Nerja/ Torrox would be appreciated. Tom, Nerja. 621304192


News & Articles

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Hospital admissions in Andalusia fall for the second consecutive day, but number of serious patients rise: {Translated in full} Updated 11/04/2021, 21:01
-Andalusia recorded this Sunday, April 11, 1,333 hospitalized coronavirus, 22 less than the day before, which is a drop for the second day in a row after eight days up, although the region has 176 more than last Sunday, and has 299 patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), seven more than Saturday and 20 more than seven days ago.
-This has been announced by the Junta de Andalucía in a graph posted on Twitter, data that are partially better than last Sunday, when hospitalized patients rose by 67 and ICU patients by four. However, the region is close to 300 ICU patients 30 days after leaving that threshold behind, when on Saturday, March 13, it went from 308 to 286. The number of patients admitted to the ICU fell by 17 on Saturday, rose by 32 on Friday, six on Thursday, 34 on Wednesday, 82 on Tuesday (the largest increase since February 2), 61 on Monday and 67 last Sunday.
For their part, ICU patients are up after remaining unchanged on Saturday, increasing by four on Friday, dropping by three on Thursday, rising by seven on Wednesday, two on Tuesday, three on Monday and four last Sunday.
-The region is still far from the peaks of hospitalizations recorded in the third wave on February 2 (4,980), in the second on November 10 (3,478) and in the first on March 30, 2020 (2,708).
-Regarding ICUs, Andalusia remains below the peak of the third wave reached on February 7 (735), of the second on November 18 (528) and of the first on March 30, 2020 (439). Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-bajan-segundo-consecutivo-hospitalizados-andalucia-pero-suben-pacientes-graves-202104111332_noticia.html


Spanish School News- The new school curriculum, from A to Z: [Note: If you have children in the local schools you really should read this article in full. It appears the future holds little regard for History or The Arts. -Ed.]
-The new school curriculum from the Ministry of Education designates everything that students, without exception, must learn at the end of their basic studies, a document that is being agreed with the regional governments and the educational community.
-Described below from A to Z the main points on which it is intended to sustain the new school learning model.
Here are a few examples:
C for competencies: It is one of the cornerstones of what will be the minimum teachings for Primary and Secondary. The objective is that what is learned in the classroom can be related, associated, understood and applied later to solve real life problems. The competences are classified in linguistics; multilingual; science and mathematics; digital; personal, social and learning to learn; citizen; enterprising and in cultural awareness and expression.
O for objectives: one of the main objectives is to leave behind the traditional encyclopedic vision of knowledge and move on to a deepening of it. In short, to ensure what is learned is solid.
S of basic knowledge: The contents are formulated integrating the different types of knowledge –knowledge, skills and attitudes– avoiding the list of facts or immeasurable concepts. Full articles:
In rough English- https://spainsnews.com/the-new-school-curriculum-from-a-to-z/
Spanish original- https://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2021/04/11/nuevo-curriculo-escolar-z-46420038.html


England lockdown changes- All the things you can and can’t do from tomorrow April 12:
The following will reopen-
-Non-essential retail
-Outdoor hospitality – including pub beer gardens
-Personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons
-Public buildings, including libraries and community centres
-Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups)
-Most outdoor attractions, including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas
-Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/lockdown-changes-things-you-can-23876724


Confirmed- Google Ads are rigged to favor Google’s own ads & Fakebook ads over other advertisers: Who gets which Google Ads spaces is determined by auction. These auctions were claimed to be fair and honest, offering all advertisers equal standing to place bids. As many tech observers have suggested for years, the game has been rigged to favor Google all along.
Google for years has operated a secret program that used data from past bids in the company’s digital advertising exchange to allegedly give its own ad-buying system an advantage over competitors, that harmed both ad-industry competitors and publishers, according to court documents filed in a Texas antitrust lawsuit.
The program, known as “Project Bernanke,” wasn’t disclosed to publishers who sold ads through Google’s ad-buying systems. It generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the company annually, the documents show. In its lawsuit, Texas alleges that the project gave Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., an unfair competitive advantage over rivals.
The court document also sheds more light on a once-secret deal between Facebook Inc. and Google, known as Jedi Blue, which allegedly guaranteed Facebook would both bid in, and win, a fixed percentage of ad auctions. Full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/googles-secret-project-bernanke-revealed-in-texas-antitrust-case-11618097760


Gibraltar Airport- new connection with London City: British Airways is to start two flights a week from London City Airport to Gibraltar, initially for the summer season. These flights will be on Mondays and Fridays, beginning 25 June, with fares starting at £43 one way. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/gibraltar/202104/09/airport-have-connection-with-20210409102255-v.html


Tennis News- Andalucía Open 2021 Final In Marbella: Carreno Busta wins Marbella title. Top seed Carreno Busta defeated fellow Spaniard Jaume Munar 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final for his first title on home soil. Photo:David Gray AFP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210411-carreno-busta-wins-marbella-title-and-impresses-borg


Football News- La Liga: Valencia a draw with Real Sociedad. Valencia clawed their way back from two goals down in the second half to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday. Full article: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/football-valencia-stage-comeback-to-draw-with-sociedad-14602906


NASA shares an image of dunes near the North Pole of Mars: The image is in false color, so the colors actually represent temperatures. The blue color represents cooler temperatures, with yellow marking out areas of the dunes warmed by the sun. The image captures a roughly 19-mile wide section of the sea of dunes on the surface of Mars. However, the entire area of sand dunes on the planet is approximately as large as Texas. photo:NASA. Full article:


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

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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/
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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