DigameXtra No. 1944 Saturday, May 1st, 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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Saturday, May 1st is a National Holiday in Spain, Labor Day

 

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 2nd

 

Trapiche Market:
Trapiche market is open as normal this Tuesday.
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue. It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too!
The market is open from 9:30am-1:30pm every Tuesday
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls and other items; natural worm fertiliser for the garden; hand-painted Andalucian tiles and ceramics; handmade cards and embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork and photography; fresh fruit & veg; delicious cakes, pies, pastries & artisan chocolates; garden & house ornaments; large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area, discuss property management or selling your house with BluCee Real Estate, and have your haircut by Yolanda, British Wills and more…
Please view our Facebook page, it is being updated daily with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164

 

 

Bio Beach Wednesday Gatherings:
-On Wed. May 5th at Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche (behind the church) you are invited to join us at 11am for coffee, social interaction and a bit of mental stimulation. Valerie will offer a presentation about the last King of Granada before the break. The following hour will introduce you to a Spanish song to study its vocabulary and verbs including lots of tips on pronunciation.
-On Wed. May 12th, same time and same place Alan will present a personal Travelogue followed by Norma giving an introduction to Memoir Writing.
-Watch this space as we are planning ethnic lunches prepared by the Bio Beach kitchen featuring a menu del dia (at 13hrs) highlighting a South American country; after we’ll have studied its cultural traits. Alphabetically we’ll start with Argentina on Wed. July 7th. Reservations will be needed. For confirmation and/or more information contact: norma2kk@aol.com.

 

Legends of Rock and Roll: 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 and lots of costume changes! 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 restrictions there is limited capacity, all safety measures in place so you can have a safe wonderful night!

 

Cafetería Nuevo Balú: Coming Events
-Sat., May 15th. Estrella Negra Band 8pm
-Sun., May 16th. Cuatro Santos Band 8pm
Res 951 620 287
Calle Antonio Márquez Muñoz, Nº2 ( el Poligono el Pinillo ) 29620 Torremolinos
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Magnet Man and Band Live at Sunset Lounge Bar: Saturday, May 1st 7pm. Caribbean 3 course meal €19.95
Centro Commercial Torrox Park 29770 FB page 

 

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16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick at CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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We add quality to life with one to one support.
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Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548, Competa based.
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Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: 32 inch Panasonic LCD Television 50 Euros
Good Condition Model TX32LMD70A
Primary Connections-Two HDMI, Two Scart, pc
Included also, Prisma DVD/MP3/CD player, Model DV302
Vinuela, Tel. Tony on 634495743 

 

FREE: My grandmother’s vintage Singer sewing machine. My mother had it converted to electric many years ago. Still in full working order and even has the original instruction book and cover. FREE!
Wes, Torrox. Email: wiziz007@icloud.com 

 

For Sale: Guitar amp. Engl Screamer 50 Combo. 50 Watt tubeamp, 3 channels, looks like new, with Engl custom footswitch and flightcase. Made in Germany. €500. Petra, Archez, Mobil 680 955 140

 

News & Articles

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Sharp decrease in Covid infections and deaths in Andalusia that push the fourth wave down: {Translation} Updated 30/04/2021, 14:06
-The fourth wave continues to decline, pushed this Friday by a sharp drop in the number of infections and deaths compared to last week. According to data provided by the Regional Ministry of Health and Families, Andalusia has had 1,604 cases of Covid-19 on Friday, compared to 2,070 on the same day last week.
-Deaths due to the health crisis have also fallen sharply in the seven-day comparison. Thus, this Friday the community has 13 fatalities but on the same day last week there were almost three times as many, 33.
-Meanwhile, the cumulative incidence (AI), which measures the speed of expansion of the pandemic of coronavirus, has been down for another day. It is now two weeks that the AI has fallen, confirming that the fourth wave has left behind the highest peak on 19 April and is slowly but steadily moving towards a new valley, perhaps the last, according to the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre.
-The councillor, who noted the good evolution of the vaccination process with the arrival of more doses, pointed out that immunisation may cause the fourth to be the last wave of the pandemic as such. This does not mean that there will be no contagions, but it is understood that they will be more localised and not generalised as is the case now.
-In any case, Andalusia has recorded 220.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days. Yesterday it was 225.7, a fall of more than five points. Moreover, it should be noted that this “thermometer” on the evolution of the crisis has already dropped 43 points since its highest point on 19 April.
-The seven-day incidence, which is where changes in the trend are seen before, also continues to fall. However, this Friday’s drop is the least pronounced of the last few days. Thus, it has gone from 95.9 yesterday to 95.5, a drop of only 0.4 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. This does not mean that the downward trend of the fourth wave will be reversed, only that the fall has slowed for one day.
-The number of people hospitalised on Friday was 1,423. This is 27 fewer than yesterday, which is much further away from the peak of the fourth wave, which stood at 1,593 on 20 April.
-In addition, the community has reduced by five those hospitalised in intensive care after four days of increase. Today there are 346 patients in the ICU compared to 351 yesterday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-brusco-descenso-contagios-covid-y-muertos-andalucia-empujan-cuarta-hacia-abajo-202104301143_noticia.html 

 

NGOs call on Spanish government for guidelines over vaccination of migrants and other collectives without healthcare cards: Spain’s vaccination campaign is open to everyone living in the country, regardless of their immigration status. But it is still unclear how the regions – which are in charge of their own inoculation processes – are going to reach collectives who are invisible to the system. The homeless, for example, or foreign-born seniors who are legally living with family members resident in Spain but are not eligible for a healthcare card, run the risk of being excluded. That’s according to 40 different NGOs, who jointly denounced the situation on Thursday.
The organizations who have denounced the situation – headed by Amnesty International, among others – are calling on the Health Ministry to set out “binding directives” to guarantee that no one without a healthcare card is left without a vaccine. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-04-30/ngos-call-on-spanish-government-for-guidelines-over-vaccination-of-migrants-and-other-collectives-without-healthcare-cards.html

 

Spain warns it will only welcome UK tourists back if Britain reciprocates: Spain has warned that it will only welcome British holidaymakers back to its resorts if the UK offers the same deal to its tourists.
Spain is preparing to open its borders to British holidaymakers in June provided they have a digital vaccine certificate or a negative Covid test result. But the tourism ministry told The Telegraph that the UK must “accept the same terms for Spanish travellers who go to the UK”. Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/28/spain-warns-will-welcome-uk-tourists-back-britain-reciprocates/

 

Good news for anyone buying or selling properties in Andalucia: In a bid to help stimulate the economy and to generate taxable income, the Junta de Andalucia has reduced two taxes with immediate effect until the end of 2021. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/29/good-news-for-anyone-buying-or-selling-properties-in-andalucia/

 

Apple Abusive Business Practices With App Developers Exposed As Brussels Accuses Apple of Breaking EU Competition Laws in its war against Spotify and other apps:
At the centre of the EC’s investigation are two particular restrictions imposed by Apple on developers using the App Store to distribute their products:
-The mandatory use of Apple’s own proprietary in-app purchase (IAP) system for the distribution of paid digital content. Apple charges third party app developers a 30% commission – also known as Apple’s ‘app tax’ – on all subscription fees through IAP for the first year.
-Secondly, Apple’s rules, which prevent developers from telling users about alternative purchasing options outside of their iOS apps.
-“Apple violates EU competition law.” This is how forceful the Community Vice President for Competition, Margarethe Vestager, has stated, adding: “App Stores play a central role in today’s digital economy. Our preliminary investigation is that Apple is with Apple Music, Apple also competes with music streaming providers. By setting strict rules in the app store that put competing music streaming services at a disadvantage, Apple deprives users of cheaper music streaming options and distorts the competition. This is done by charging high commissions on each transaction in the app store for rivals and forbidding them to inform their customers about alternative subscription options. ”
-From now on, Apple may face a fine or an order from the Community Executive that forces it to change the design of its App Store so as not to benefit its Apple Music to the detriment of the competition. Why? Because the EU understands that Apple violates antitrust law by charging high commissions on its App Store and, at the same time, prohibiting application developers from informing their customers about other ways to subscribe to their services.
-Apps that want to use Apple’s App Store, the only official way to reach the world’s 1 billion iPhones, must pay up to a 30% commission and agree to a strict set of rules that, according to Apple, are designed to ensure the quality.
References: https://spainsnews.com/brussels-accuses-apple-of-breaking-eu-competition-laws-in-its-war-against-spotify-and-other-apps/
AND
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/eu-accuses-apple-of-breaking-competition-law-over-app-store-rules-after-spotify-anti-trust-complaint/

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

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/

 

Churches & Worship

Churches- Some churches have not updated their posts since before the Covid restrictions were relaxed. So I have removed these. Please send in updated posts if you’d like your church listed. -Ed.

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)

 

New Life Church:
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based church community continuing to help people find their way back to God.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780 Málaga.
Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: New Life Church  ;  FB page

 

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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/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UK,Newspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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