DigameXtra No. 1934 Tuesday, April 20th, 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 are both your local
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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What’s On

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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo:
-This Sunday 25th April lunch. After great feedback from the last one, we will be serving our special again of top quality roasted New Zealand Lamb with roast potatoes and freshly prepared vegetables.
Price- 2 course lunch 20 euro, 3 course lunch 25.
We do only have limited space left on our beautiful terrace…so why not book your table today!
A la Carte options are also available.
Open Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday Lunchtime 1pm until 6pm and Friday and Saturday night too with a reservation.
Also our popular set menu lunch for just 14.95 will be available this week Thursday-Saturday.
952535471 / 662039741
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga

 

DJ Steve Altman: Looking forward to this Friday 23APR (weather permitting) at Feroche, 5-9pm, playing Disco, Soul, Funk and House Classics if you need a table DM me or contact Feroche directly. Feroche Beach 29770 Torrox.
Tel +34 658 14 59 50  FB Page

 

The Fountain Bar- Nerja: Friday 23rd April From 14.00 hrs
St. George’s Day is the new St. Patrick’s day at The Fountain Bar. We would like to return the same hospitality that you show us every year. We welcome you to come and enjoy our hospitality.
GEORGES GIVEAWAY- Drinks offers until we close.
€2 Pint / €1 1/2 Pint
Btl of Mahou Clasica €1.50
OUR Quality wines €2
Discounted Mixers /Spirits most at €4
And there is more…Sharon will be making pork baps including stuffing & applie sauce at just €2.50
Prize for the best ST George’s Fancy Dress.  FB Page

 

Cerveceria Mis Tapitas: This Saturday 24APR, 4pm
Lorraine and Steve are back playing at Billys Bar.
Lots of great live classic tracks for you.
Hope to see you there.
All appropriate covid measures in place.
Camino Venta Baja 29713 Alcaucín  FB Page

 

Legends of Rock and Roll: Saturday 8th May, Fitzgerald’s Bar. Get your Blue Suede Shoes out as the Costas number one showman Johnny G brings his “Legends of Rock and Roll” show to Fitzgerald’s Bar, situated under Supersol, by the Nerja town bridge on Saturday 8th May from 7pm together with guest singers! The timeless hits of the 50’s and 60’s from Elvis, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and more! Tickets €10 and Meal Deals available €5. Telephone 693 700 810 to reserve your ticket now!
Because of Pandemic, Limited Capacity, all Safety Measures in place so that you can have a safe and wonderful night!

 

Frigiliana Crafts Club Expo: The new exhibition of Sala Real 98, entitled El Art de la Craft Club is now open. Open from 10:00 to 14:00 until April 30.
Sala C/Real 98, Frigiliana
salareal98@gmail.com  FB Page

 

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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.
Our services include:
-Regular runs between UK and Spain
-Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items
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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
Handyman service now available for those smaller jobs.
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
Scott/Arenas
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Wine rack holds 14 bottles measurements 41 x 87 x 29 cms price 25€
-Reduced chair & footstool 25€
-Ceramic tiled top table 30 x 36cms Price 45€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: Audio gear sold as a lot, €50.
-Hi-Fi Sony FM Stereo Receiver. Remote Commander
STR-DB840/940
-Panasonic Blu-Ray disc player DMP-BD55/35
-Pioneer DVD player DV-393-S DV-490V-S
-Yamaha YST-SW005 Subwoofer
-Mordaunt-Short speakers- Avant 900i series
-Toshiba DVD Player
Take everything for €50
Please contact Alan via WhatsApp, phone or text on
44 7885298691 for more information, afternoons please.
Or email protonmale @ protonmail dot com with no spaces. Caleta de Vélez área

 

For Sale: Bespoke children’s wardrobe (academy) H160 D 50 W80 beautifully made. 100e or near offer. Torrox campo. Km 12. Tony
tjparton@hotmail.co.uk.
watsap 00447792579150

 

For Sale: Gas Plancha. Never been used. €60.
Ceramic coated cast iron hot plate. Comes complete with hose, regulator and instruction booklet.
Contact George located in Maro.
email: dobmick at hotmail dot co dot uk
Mobile 653058825. 9:00 am onwards.

 

Wanted: Single bed and mattress, can collect Nerja Torrox area. Contact rob on (0034) 643783025 or
Email: rob.torrox@mail.com

 

Wanted: I’m wanting to rent a car from 1st May for 6 months, maximum 75 Euro a month.
WhatsApp 00447492009002
Richard, Algarrobo Costa

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Spanish Digital Certificate: To make life easier, I would like to get a Spanish Digital Certificate, however I was told that (for the moment) Android or Chromebook systems can’t be used. Has anyone got an update please. Thanks in anticipation. Mike (Sayalonga)
Tel 711074241
Email: michael dot qed @ gmail.com
(Please forward replies to DigameXtra. -Ed.)

 

Oven cleaning wanted: Can anyone recommend a professional oven cleaning company who work around the Vélez-Malaga area ?
Please contact Alan via WhatsApp, phone or text on
44 7885298691 afternoon please or
Email: protonmale @ protonmail dot com with no spaces
Caleta De Vélez

 

Print with Chromebook?: Last November I replaced my old laptop (Windows 10) with a new Chromebook, unfortunately on December 31st the Google Cloud Print service was discontinued. I have looked at various WiFi (all in one) printers – but I am unsure which one to buy, as the info/details/packaging does not say “suitable for Chrome OS”, and the on-line reviews vary. If anyone knows of a suitable WiFi printer/copier that works well with a chromebook – would they please share?
Mike (Sayalonga) Tel 711074241
Email: michael dot qed @ gmail.com
(All new Epson printers are compatible with Chromebooks, and according to their website no additional drivers are needed. See https://epson.com/chromebook-printer . -Ed.)

 

News & Articles

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Andalusia adds 2,034 coronavirus infections in two days and points to the curve beginning to bend: {Translation} Updated: 04/19/2021 17:44
-Andalusia has had 2,034 cases of coronavirus infection this Monday. However, this figure does not only correspond to the last 24 hours but, as confirmed by the Regional Ministry of Health, corresponds to Sunday and Monday. Thus the average is 1,017 infections each day.
-Compared day by day, that’s 968 fewer than last Sunday and almost 200 fewer than last Monday.
-With these data, Andalusia seems to confirm that it is beginning to bend the curve of the fourth wave of the pandemic. However, this is an aspect that must be taken with great caution because, it is worth remembering, this same sensation occurred at the beginning of the second wave and when the October long weekend passed, the data shot up.
-However, the situation is different now. Many of the most vulnerable people are already vaccinated and, moreover, the restrictions were much less relaxed at Easter than at Christmas, when the health crisis curve grew explosively.
-This moderation of the curve of the fourth wave is reflected in the cumulative incidence (AI), which has risen from 259 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants to 263. The rise is very slight – only 4 points – especially when one takes into account that this weekend was two weeks after the end of Easter and, therefore, should have seen the greatest effects on the increase in infections due to the relaxation of the measures for these holidays.
-More relevant right now seems to be the seven-day IA, which reflects changes in the trend earlier. Here we can see that on Friday the IA was 115.5 and this Monday it is 115.1. The decrease, although slight, points to a possible new course of the wave, or at least a plateau.
-The number of deaths, meanwhile, continues to show no growth. This is logical because it is in the last measures where changes can be seen. Thus, the Regional Ministry of Health has reported eleven deaths in the last two days, an average of 5.5 each day. These figures are in line with those recorded in the last two weeks.
-Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalised on Monday has risen to 1,532. This is 75 more than yesterday, a figure that is compatible with the plateau scenario or change of trend that has not yet reached those admitted for coronavirus. In any case, those hospitalised for Covid-19 are also growing in the ICU, where there are 308 this Monday, six more than yesterday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-2034-contagios-coronavirus-dias-y-apunta-curva-empieza-doblegarse-202104191145_noticia.html

 

Now open with wheelchair routes- Molino de Inca Botanical Garden in Torremolinos: Now that the works to allow accessibility to all at Molino de Inca Botanical Garden in Torremolinos have been completed, Mayor José Ortiz officially reopened it.
The work started in 2020 and Mayor Ortiz explained that “we had the objective of making it more accessible and breaking the architectural barriers of this wonderful space so that all people, regardless of their physical condition, can visit.
“It is one of the oldest mills in Torremolinos, today turned into a botanical garden of more than 40,000 square metres that just a week ago obtained the seal of safe tourism from the Institute for Tourist Quality in Spain (ICTE).” Photo:Torremolinos Council. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/19/popular-botanical-garden-in-torremolinos-is-now-accessible-to-all/

 

Consumer group warns of ‘alarming’ increase in gas water heater complaints: The Union of Consumers in Malaga has warned of an “alarming” increase in complaints related to the repair and installation of gas water heaters in homes.
In the last two months, the group says a score of complaints have been received, some relating to the same installation company, and all of them have already been referred to the Junta de Andalucía “to monitor and sanction these actions”. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/19/consumer-group-warns-alarming-20210419120748.html

 

Reminder- Why you will soon have to drive at 30km/h on most roads in Spain: On May 11th 2021, Spain’s new speed limits for urban roads come into effect across the whole country. Here’s what you need to remember to not get into trouble with Spanish traffic police. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210419/reminder-why-you-will-soon-have-to-drive-at-30km-h-on-most-roads-in-spain/

 

Three Axarquia restaurants awarded ‘Sun’ awards in Repsol Guide 2021: The eateries awarded in Axarquia are ChinchIn Puerto in Caleta de Velez, El Acebuchal in Competa and El Yantar located in Mezquitilla, within the municipality of Algarrobo.
The guide praised the seafood on offer at Chinchín Puerto, the game meat, local stews and recipes of Arab heritage at El Acebuchal and the “simplicity and flavour” of the seafood dishes at El Yantar. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/19/three-axarquia-restaurants-awarded-sun-awards-in-repsol-guide-2021/

 

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity takes off on historic 1st powered flight on another world: The aerial exploration of Mars has begun. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter lifted off on the Red Planet early this morning (April 19), performing the first-ever powered flight on a world beyond Earth.
The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper Ingenuity successfully launched this morning, Monday, April 19, at 6:46am EDT. It climbed to its preset maximum altitude of 10 feet, and then hovered there for 30 seconds. Finally, it gently descended again, safely touching down once more after 39.1 seconds of total flight. (If video below fails to display click this link ) Full article: https://www.slashgear.com/watch-nasa-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-ace-its-historic-first-flight-19669386/

 

Football News- UEFA confirms 36-team Champions League reform with single league format replacing group stage: The new plans come into effect in 2024.
The traditional group stage concept which has seen four teams compete in eight pools with the top two qualifying for the last 16 will be scrapped in favour of a single league including 36 teams.
All of the fixtures will be drawn out of a pot going forward, with seeding driven by the UEFA coefficient, and the Europa League and Conference League will follow the same format.
Each team will play a total of 10 games home and away, with the top eight automatically qualifying for the last 16 and those finishing between ninth and 24th to compete in two-legged play-offs to decide who else makes the knockout stage. Full article: https://www.goal.com/en-ke/news/uefa-confirms-36-team-champions-league-reform-with-single-league-/1p9rixdqxxetm1qdoi6151k907

 

Football News- La Liga and clubs reject ‘egotistical’ Super League: La Liga issued a statement on Monday that tore into the newly proposed Super League, labelling the move “selfish” and “egotistical”. La Liga president Javier Tebas has been a long-standing critic of the idea of a Europe-wide league. Monday’s statement also pointed to wider implications for Spanish sport and said La Liga is willing to do whatever it takes to block the Super League’s implementation. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/la-liga-rejects-egotistical-super-league-2021-04-19/

 

Football News- UEFA may kick Real Madrid, Chelsea & Man City out of Champions League: UEFA could kick three of this season’s Champions League semi-finalists out of the competition, according to executive committee member Jesper Moller. Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid are among the 12 clubs who have signed up for a new breakaway Super League that has sparked fury at UEFA HQ. There have been threats that any players who take part in the Super League will be banned from competing in any UEFA and FIFA competitions – including the Euros and the World Cup. Full article: https://www.90min.com/posts/uefa-may-kick-real-madrid-chelsea-man-city-out-of-champions-league

 

Social Media Built For Conservatives- Free Speech But No Cussin’ Allowed: Mike Lindell’s new free-speech social-media site called “Frank” is set to debut this week, according to the inventor of MyPillow.
While the website will let users speak their minds and post videos on topics banned by Twitter and Fakebook, some restrictions will apply. Lindell said: “You don’t get to use the four swear words. The C-word, the N-word, the F-word or God’s name in vain. Free speech is not pornography, free speech isn’t ‘I am going to kill you,’ it is very well defined in our mission statement.”
Website: https://frankspeech.com/
References: https://www.wnd.com/2021/04/getting-frank-mike-lindells-new-social-media-site-debuts-week/
AND
https://www.newsweek.com/mypillow-ceo-mike-lindell-frank-platform-ban-swearing-porn-gods-name-vain-1583151

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?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics 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/
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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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