DigameXtra No. 1951 Monday, May 10th, 2021

Welcome to DigameXtra !

Most of the content in this blog site comes from its subscribers & followers, submissions are subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. Content from other sources is credited. The Editor is Naythan, aka DoctorLaptop.

*Subscribe/follow to receive daily issues by email and gain submitting privileges.
*By making a submission you are indicating you have read and agree to follow the rules at https://digamextra.com/about/
*The address for your submissions is digamextra@protonmail.com The Deadline is 6pm for the next day’s issue.

DigameXtra Featured Sponsor

Home Page and FB Page

Announcements

 How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.photocollage.com/

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/

DigameXtra Summer Schedule – No Sunday Issues

 

What’s On

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

 

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 

 

Torrox Costa Monday market moves: From Monday, May 10, the traditional Torrox Costa Monday market moves to the Ferrara parking area, just 300m from its current location. Source: FB page 

 

Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

 

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
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
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.

 

ADESLAS Health Insurance & Services:
Are your future plans to retire to Spain?
If retiring in Spain is an option, we are here to help with all your plans…
Do you own a property in Spain, and would like to enjoy it without having to constantly apply for permission to extend your stay?
If so, we are here to help with all your needs…
Are you over 70 and finding a Health insurance is becoming a nightmare?
If so, we are here to help …
Enroll in our live FREE and INFORMATIVE WEBINAR! https://event.webinarjam.com/register/25/5o81mi33
Here you will be provided with all of the information needed to apply for Spanish Residency and make your dreams come true!
What are we going to talk about in this live event?
Current situation and COVID-19 attendance
Paperwork needed for Spanish Residency
Policy form required in immigration
Documentation that may be needed to meet the necessary entry requirements
Getting vaccinated, once living in Spain.
Would you prefer a phone call clarifying any possible doubts?
Please book an appointment and our team will call you whenever suits you best.
https://needsomehelpwiththespanishresidence.youcanbook.me
or email us at Reinaldost@oac.SegurcaixaAdeslas.es

 

Dog Care: Hello readers of Digamextra, taking advantage of the fact that we can start to go out for a walk throughout Spain, I want to remind you that Mario and Silvia continue to take care of dogs, in day care and lodging. In a family environment, with attention all day, 4 daily walks, control of their food and lots of love. I await your inquiries to WhatsApp 666-782 766 or to the mail silviacaminante@gmail.com
We live in El Morche de Torrox Costa. 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

Click on pics to enlarge

 

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:
Oak Folding drop leaf occasional table. Natural top & chalk paint. Measurements- Length 67cms Height 45cms Folded length 34cms. Price 60€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Beautiful decorated box, size 80 x 60 x120. The year 1754 inscribed on lid. Solid oak. 240 euros.
Buyer collect from triana near trapichie.
Email: Marilyn.boakes at btinternet.com
Marilyn, Triana

 

Wanted: Balance bike. Is anyone selling a children’s balance bike in the Nerja area? Please contact Michele, Nerja
Email: michele.bond@rocketmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Dog Beach – Torre del Mar: Does anyone one know what’s going on with the dog beach in Torre?
It was a great place but recently the sea seems to have come right in over it and it’s covered in sea junk and debris. Looks like it’s been closed presumably for safety reasons. Chris, Torre del Mar
Email: ch661024 AT gmail D0T com

 

Garden Centre: Visited this great garden centre the other day, really worth a visit, near Lidl at Torrox Costa.
Kathleen. Torrox Park, Email: km.hollingtonATbtopenworldD0Tcom 

 

Recommendation- Lebanese lawyer: Our Lebanese lawyer is very young and is anxious to come and live/work in Europe. He has a visa until 2023. Is there anyone out there willing to give this young man a better start in life? Email elise(underscore) broughton(at)hotmail(dotcom) if you can seriously help him. He has worked for us already and is of good character. Elise, Benamocarra.

 

Entry into Spain?: What documentation would a American citizen traveling on his countries passport but living in a European country need to have for a holiday visit in June into Spain.
If anyone can give a definitive answer to this question, or can tell me who can, I would be very grateful. Please contact Michael of Frigiliana on
Email: mikestevenitt@gmail.com

 

News & Articles

(Click the link to read the full article)

{ Translations by Firefox browser extension “Translate Web Pages” or http://www.DeepL.com/Translator }

One in three Andalusians already has some degree of protection against Covid: {Translation} Updated: 05/09/2021, 19:39
-Andalusia has 1,149 people hospitalized this Sunday after catching Covid-19. They are 43 less than yesterday Saturday and, more importantly, they represent a reduction of 444 with respect to the peak of hospital pressure that the community has registered in this fourth wave of the pandemic. Thus, in mid-April Andalusia reached 1,593 hospitalized for coronavirus, that is, 28 percent more than now.
-In the case of ICUs, there is also a decline in the community, although less marked than in the case of general admission. Thus, Andalusia has 321 people in intensive care for coronavirus this Sunday, 2 less than yesterday.
-This drop seems to confirm that the community has exceeded the peak of ICU hospitalizations, which was reached on April 29, when the community added 351 patients to intensive care.
-Meanwhile, the vaccination process is progressing. According to data from the Ministry of Health, the community has 2.3 million inhabitants with at least one dose of the vaccine against cornoavirus. To this must be added the more than half a million Andalusians who have overcome the disease and have generated antibodies in a natural way.
*Natural immunization*
-With these numbers, it is observed that Andalusia has 34 percent of its population with some degree of protection against the coronavirus. They are the 27.4 percent who have received at least one dose plus the 6.6 percent who have been immunized naturally.
-In addition, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, in Andalusia there are already more than a million people with the two doses and therefore, immunized. They are 12.90 percent of the population and 15.5 percent of the target population – those over 16 years of age. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-cada-tres-andaluces-tiene-algun-grado-proteccion-ante-covid-202105091347_noticia.html 

 

EU has not ordered AstraZeneca vaccines beyond June:
The European Union has not made any new orders for AstraZeneca vaccines beyond June when their contract ends, European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Sunday, after the EU signed a deal with Pfizer-BioNTech.
The European Union signed a new contract with Pfizer-BioNTech to receive 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 2021-2023, to cover booster shots, donations and reselling of doses, the European Commission said on Friday.
Breton also said he expected the costs of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to be higher than the earlier versions.
The Commission last month launched legal action against AstraZeneca for not respecting its contract for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and for not having a “reliable” plan to ensure timely deliveries.
“We did not renew the order after June. We’ll see what happens,” Breton told France Inter radio. He did not rule out a potential renewal at a later stage.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eus-breton-eu-did-not-renew-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-order-after-june-2021-05-09/

 

F1 Racing News- Lewis Hamilton dominated the Spanish Grand Prix to take his fourth victory in six races so far this year: The Mercedes driver led every lap from pole position and was simply too fast for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who was unable to challenge.
Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas took third, failing to catch Verstappen despite Mercedes’ efforts on strategy.
Hamilton’s win extended his World Championship lead to 37 points over Verstappen, who is six ahead of Bottas.
It was the 88th victory of Hamilton’s career and he is now just three from Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of wins. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/53799077 

 

Football News- Manchester City 1-2 Chelsea (Premier League): Manchester City fell to a third defeat in just four home league games, as Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side delayed Pep Guardiola and his player’s Premier League title celebrations by at least one more day. Photo:Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty. Full article: https://www.si.com/soccer/manchestercity/match-coverage/five-things-we-learned-manchester-city-1-2-chelsea-premier-league

 

The DGT Will Launch A Speed Control Campaign Between May 10 And 16: Spain’s General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has announced in a statement that it will launch a speed control campaign between May 10 and 16, a period in which traffic officers will intensify the monitoring of compliance with the speed limits established on all interurban roads. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/10/the-dgt-will-launch-a-speed-control-campaign-between-may-10-and-16/

 

DoctorLaptop’s Tips #90
Windows 10 Tricks
-Slow File Searches? If Windows Search is not accurately finding files that you know are there, or is very slow to find them (you may see a bar appear in the address box slowly crawling across the page as it searches), then it may be time to rebuild your search index.
Do that by clicking Start, typing “Index” in the searchbox, and then click Indexing Options.
It will open up the Control Panel entry, where you can go to Advanced Tab, then click Rebuild, no need to choose a new location. When it is finished, restart the computer. File searches should now be faster.

-Reduce Eye Strain. Screens emit blue light which may interfere with sleep patterns. Windows 10 has a “night light” function to reduce blue light in the hours before you go to bed. Switch it on by going to Settings -> System -> Display, and then tap Night light settings to activate it and set up the hours based on your location and time of the year.

-Problems Copying Web Page Text for Pasting into Word or Excel?
If you are pasting text from a web page into Word or Excel, and find that it’s incorrectly formatted, try pasting it into Notepad first, and then copying it from there and pasting it into your application.
-Trouble Using the New “Settings” Layout? Hate poking around, opening several windows before you find the setting you seek? Wish the old Control Panel had been left unchanged? You can use “God Mode” to open a page with every Control Panel option in a list, which is far easier to scan thru when looking for a particular setting. See pic below.
Here is how. Simply go to your desktop, right click, then left click “New”, then left  click “Folder”. Give the new folder this exact name: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
This folder will instantly turn into a desktop shortcut to God Mode. Double click it like any other shortcut to open. -DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa,
Email: doctorlaptop AT protonmail D0T com

 

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/

 

Humour Section

Free Comic Strips provided by https://comics.azcentral.com

Exchange quotes by x-rates.com

Fun & Games

National Geographic Photo of the Day: Click Here
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: Click Here
Word of the Day: Click Here
Quote of the Day: Click Here
Fact of the Day: Click Here
Born Today: Click Here
Today in History: Click Here
Today’s Front Pages, worldwide: Click Here
Daily Crossword Puzzle: Click Here
Daily Mail UK- Daily Sudoku: Click Here

Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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

DigameXtra Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/DigameXtracom-100456328093689/  and  https://www.facebook.com/Digame-Torrox-Blog-106444724153160/
DoctorLaptop’s Homepage:
https://doctorlaptop-repairs.webnode.com/

By supporting our sponsors you help support DigameXtra!

DigameXtra Sponsors

Home Page and FB Page and YouTube Video Link

Home Page

 Home Page

Home Page

Home Page

Home Page

FB Page

FB Page

Home Page  and  FB Page

Home Page  and  FB Page

.

Home Page

Home Page

Home Page

Home Page & FB Page

Home Page

Get Windscribe Pro or Free Versions Here

Home Page and FB Page

FB PageHome Page

Home Page

.

Home Page

Home Page & FB Page

FB Page

Home Page

FREE and INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

Home Page

How to Subscribe and make submissions: Click Link

https://digamextra.com/about/

DigameXtra cannot be responsible for incorrect info in reader posts or event announcements.
Anonymous submissions are unacceptable.

ATTENTION! New EU internet privacy laws are now in effect, known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)! I have to inform you that the DigameXtra archive saves follower’s email addresses in the WordPress server. By subscribing/following you implicitly accept this; if you make submissions you acknowledge that anyone can view old issues online and see your contact info as you provided and you accept this. If you don’t want me saving your email address do not subscribe/follow, you can unsubscribe and remove yourself from this list using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every subscription issue. Takedown notices must include proof of ownership as well as the date and issue number of the DigameXtra issue containing the infringing content.  These may be submitted to digamextra@protonmail.com. Proper takedown notices will be complied with immediately. All images have been credited or copied from what I believe to be copyright free sources.

©DigameXtra.com 2015-2021 All rights reserved. Written permission is required to republish any DigameXtra.com content. Sharing content for personal use is permissible as long as it is source credited to http://www.digamextra.com.