DigameXtra No. 1945 Monday, May 3rd, 2021

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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
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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 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk 


Language Exchange- Torre del Mar: Tandem Language Exchange every Monday. Anyone feeling a bit shy about speaking Spanish? No worries! Come along and enjoy our 4th Axarquia Eat & Travel Tandem events. We have new activities and games.
-Next Monday May 3rd, Safari Lounge (Paseo Larios 38, Torre del Mar)
How to join? Send us an email to planesaxarquia@gmail.com
We are looking forward to seeing you! 


Club Tropicana- Nerja: Summer is here at Club Tropicana Bar & Restaurant. New Dishes have been added to our Menu including lots of Vegan Options!
Every Weekend we show all live Sports & Live Entertainment every Sunday !
Call 952525902 to book your table or Take Away!
Urb. Tropìcana, Bar & Restaurante Tropicana, Nerja. FB page 


From Ayuntamiento de Nerja: On Monday, May 3, Nerja celebrates the Day of the Cross. Here you can check the programming and location of the 8 crosses that will be distributed throughout the municipality.


CANCELLED: Cuatro Santos show Sunday May 16th at


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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– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
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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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Guitarist wanted, new info: We are looking for an accomplished guitarist, with some vocal harmony capability (not mandatory, but a big plus), to complete a four piece line up playing classic Rock / Pop, Punk and Blues. Based in Competa area or nearby, you should be prepared to commit to regular gig and rehearsal dates. Interested? Call Colin 634351203 or email martinhorsen@gmail.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
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Lovely Penthouse apartment in El Morche, available from October 2021 until April 2022.
-Two bedrooms
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-Large sunny roof terrace
-Two minute walk to the beach
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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
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Sold Out: I have sold out of all the Minis Forum GN31 MiniPCs I received. Thank you to everyone who replied. As the wholesale price has gone up by 30% since I last ordered them a month ago, due to the current computer shortage coupled with high demand worldwide, I doubt I will order any more of that particular item. I am always searching for good value deals for my clients, so if I can find a similar item at a reasonable cost they will be posted here. In the mean time, keep your current computers well maintained, and consider upgrading them rather than replacing them. Doubling the RAM and replacing old HDDs with new SSDs will bring new life to older units.


Recommendations & Requests


Royal British Legion Nerja: My great full thanks to everyone who helped took part attended and gave prizes to the Tombola Stall at last Friday’s St. George’s Day event at the Chapel Bar in Nerja was a really great day lots of fun and laughter a treat to hear. The British Legion Stall and the Name the Bear game and some donations raised 400 euros which was wonderful considering how everyone is suffering economically, the name of the Bear was Carla and the winner was P.T from the Chapel Bar gone to a good home. This event was the first we have been able to hold since last November. Our thanks to Sharon and Fred and everyone who made the day so wonderful Dorothy Allen. Poppy Appeal Organizer. dorothyallenpl AT gmail D0T com


News & Articles

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A million Spaniards due second AstraZeneca shot will have to wait another month: On Tuesday, May 4, it will have been 84 days since the first doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine were administered in Spain. That’s 12 weeks – the maximum time that the technical sheet for the Covid-19 vaccine recommends between the two injections necessary to offer full protection. The Public Health Commission, which is made up of the central Health Ministry and the country’s regions, met today to decide what course of action to take for the more than a million under-60s who have received their first dose and have been left in limbo ever since the Spanish health authorities opted to use the medication exclusively for the 60-69 age group given concerns over the tiny risk of blood clots associated with AstraZeneca. In the end the health authorities have opted to delay the decision for another four weeks. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-04-30/a-million-spaniards-due-second-astrazeneca-shot-will-have-to-wait-another-month.html


The urban bus will be free for the residents of Torrox: {Translation, summary}
-Torrox wants to “revolutionize” public transport. The City Council announced this Thursday that it will be free “for all residents”, in addition to expanding coverage to reach, for the first time, the limit with Nerja (no further explanation of this was offered). The councilor has explained that in order to benefit from this measure, it only will be necessary to present a card when entering the buses, which can be requested by anyone who is registered in the municipality. In addition, thanks to new technologies, users will be able, from now on, to keep track of the schedules, both through the information panels that will be installed at the stops , and directly on their mobiles, when taking the new vehicles integrated a GPS.
-These are the main novelties that the mayor, Óscar Medina, together with the mayor of the Treasury, Paula Moreno, has announced, precisely in the environment in which the new bus stop will be located, on the border with Nerja, where it will also be has presented the new bus that joins the existing fleet, a low-floor vehicle, adapted to the needs of passengers, with a ramp for people with reduced mobility and also incorporates USB chargers in each seat.
Source, Spanish: https://www.diariosur.es/axarquia/autobus-urbano-gratuito-20210429150942-nt.html


A Military Career in Jeopardy For TV Piracy- Offered Pirate IPTV on FakeBook: The man was selling illegal services that provided access to premium sport, TV and films. He was reportedly offering the subscriptions through a Facebook group and via an app, for loading onto devices such as Firesticks. An anti-piracy group reported that the man, from Oxfordshire, is a serving member of the armed forces as a Corporal in the Royal Air Force. He was convicted of conspiracy to defraud and loss of service property and also received a reduction to his rank. This result shows the serious consequences faced by individuals who choose to break the law by supplying illegal content. This type of conviction will have a significant and long-lasting effect on this individual’s career and future opportunities. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/a-military-career-in-jeopardy-for-tv-piracy-fair-punishment-or-a-step-too-far-210501/


NOSEiD app helps reunite lost dogs with their owners using photos of their noses: Iams wants to use the cameras that nearly everyone has in their pockets to help reunite lost dogs with their owners. The company has launched a new app, NOSEiD, that uses your smartphone’s camera to scan your dog’s nose. If your dog is lost, the scan of its nose acts like a fingerprint, allowing someone to track the lost dog back to you. Full article: https://www.dpreview.com/news/8131379955/noseid-app-helps-reunite-lost-dogs-with-their-owners-using-photos-of-their-noses
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F1 News- Lewis Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win F1 Portuguese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix with a dominant run after a gripping fight to take the lead in the opening half of the race. The Mercedes driver beat the Red Bull of Max Verstappen into second place at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, with Valtteri Bottas in third for Mercedes. Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Pérez was in fourth, with Lando Norris another superb fifth for McLaren.
Photo: Clive Mason/Getty. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/02/lewis-hamilton-holds-off-verstappen-to-win-f1-portuguese-grand-prix 


La Liga News- Atletico Madrid edge Elche to extend La Liga lead, Inter Milan close in on Serie A title, Lille respond after PSG win – European round-up: Atletico Madrid stay two points clear at the top of La Liga after narrowly beating Elche courtesy of Marcos Llorente’s first-half strike, as Real Madrid beat Osasuna; Neymar on target as PSG overcome Lens but Lille beat Nice to reclaim top spot in Ligue 1. Photo:SkySport. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11854/12292512/atletico-madrid-edge-elche-to-extend-la-liga-lead-inter-milan-close-in-on-serie-a-title-lille-respond-after-psg-win-european-round-up 


Let’s look through the US Army’s new night vision goggles- it’s amazing: The ENVG-B night vision system has been under development in the United States in recent months and is nearing completion. This mandatory military accessory acquires an entirely different meaning, functionality, and efficiency if we look through the soldier’s eyes who uses them. (If video below fails to load, click this link) Full article: https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2021/05/02/lets-look-through-the-us-armys-new-night-vision-goggles-its-amazing-video/


DigameXtra Editorial- Covid is NOT an Excuse for Robbery: Shoppers need to pay attention, and not just pay assuming the tab is correct. In addition, certain retail outlets are raising prices, without notice, to unjustifiable levels by a variety of means. Often their ads remain the same, but what you get is significantly less! Be vigilant!
-I check every receipt before I leave the checkout, I find myself overcharged for at least one item in fully half of my visits to supermarkets as of late. As I tend to do daily shopping, this is a lot of overcharges I find myself contesting. This is usually blamed on a failure to update their computers, or on an outdated price posted on a shelf. I do not find these excuses acceptable considering how often it happens. Some will not even honor the prices they have posted when you point out the mistake. Many supermarkets in the US/Canada give you the item for free if they mis-price it. I am all in favor of making that mandatory everywhere.
-A low budget brand of cooking oil at one local supermarket rose by 50% overnight, while remaining unchanged at all the others I checked.
-I bought a large family size pizza (not the small personal pizzas) to go for €8, mushroom & chorizo, on the boardwalk. When I got home I found it had 5 paper thin slices of chorizo and 12 thin slices of mushroom. When I returned the next day and presented them with a photo, they denied they made that pizza even though it was still in their box in the pic!
-The MiniPCs I have been ordering for resale have doubled in price in 6 months.
-My local pharmacy charges 50% more than what others charge for many identical common articles like asprin and tylenol, despite a Federal gov’t mandate to sell these common items at discount prices to help the financially challenged due to Covid. In other cases, they will try to sell you expensive brand name items, when a generic version is available for far less. If you are on a tight budget, always ask for the “Marca genérica” version. (Note: with some common pharmaceuticals, like Diazepam [Valium], the generic version is notably inferior in strength to the original version [Roche], despite being an “equivalent”.)
-The point is, check all purchases before handing over your cash! -Ed.

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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

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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

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