DigameXtra No. 2027 Friday, August 6th, 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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Entertainment Alert! Some shows are being cancelled due to the new Covid restrictions, others have to insist on reservations due to limited people per table.
To avoid disappointment and unnecessary travel confirm shows and times with the venues.
UPDATE 04AUG: The Covid passport (or negative Covid test) requirement to enter discotheques and night clubs is postponed until the TSJA gives the go-ahead to the measure in Andalusia. (See full info in News Section)


Bandits at the Balcon: Hi folks, The Bandits are playing on the lovely terrace at Hotel Balcon, Competa, this coming Sunday 8th August from 7.00pm. To reserve your table call 952 553 662. 


Live Music by Laura Killeney: Feroche Bar, Torrox Costa
Sunday 8th August 21:30
Reserve on 658 145 950 


Bar Amsterdam- Torrox Costa This Weekend:
-‘Fridayafternoon Drink’! From 8 pm we have Special Karaoke
with DJ Garry Vincent!
-Saturday 7th. of August ‘Dart Trial’ 6 pm. Entrance € 3, the winner get’s it all!
-Sunday, take a rest and have a drink on the terrace.
-Monday, the famous ‘MONDAY CLUB’! Singalong with Kenny and Mo!
Avenida America 29793 Torrox Costa  FB link


Exhibition- Habitats / Sugar, Cinnamon and Clavo / Nostalgia of Nerjian artist Daniel Escobar: The last day of this popular exhibition is Saturday 7AUG.
Venue: Municipal Exposion Hall (C / Antonio Ferrándiz 14), Nerja. Time: 12.00-14.00 h / 20.00-23.00 h


Rincon de la Victoria announces Zarzuela Festival: {Translation} The festival, a “Fusion of Cultural Music, Drama and Dance,” will take place August 27 & 28. This year will offer two works. The approximate duration of each show is an hour and a half. The shows will start at 10 pm and tickets can be purchased at Calasur Travel at Calle Granada, 10 Rincon de la Victoria, for €15 euros, or at the box office for €18. For more information, contact 951 501 097. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-celebra-el-festival-de-la-zarzuela-con-dos-grandes-producciones-escenicas-los-dias-27-y-28-de-agosto/ 


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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa! NEW HOURS
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. New Hours for Summer: Wednesday thru Sunday 8pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Staycations at CASA MAGEL
Hot Days Are Here – Lovely sparkling pool
Now is the time to book a relaxing getaway at Casa Magel B&B
A Great idea for Birthdays and anniversaries. Personalised vouchers available on request for future dates.
Bring a couple of friends and enjoy relaxing in a safe environment. Or on your own and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The heatwave is here, and we fill up quickly. So relaxing in our renovated pool and garden.
Our special offers are on again this year,
-2 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks for 2 sharing an en suite room 130€.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks and tapas & drinks at local bar for 2 sharing double en suite room 175€.
-You can add extra nights for 50€ a night B&B for a double en suite room. Book over 5 days and get a discount.
Casa Magel is situated 1 km from the typical Spanish town of Valle De Abdalajis first founded in Roman times when it was called Nescania.
We are surrounded by beautiful scenery and there are lots of walking routes. We are not far from El Chorro with the famous Caminito Del Rey, also Ardales lakes which are stunning.
Not far in the other direction, you will find The Wolf Park a real experience to see wolves in their natural environment. Also nearby is Antequera a wonderful town for sightseeing, 27 churches, the old castle, lovers leap mountain and a spectacular bullring besides the many shops and restaurants.
A place not to be missed is El Torcal an amazing site of rock formations formed over 2 million years ago.
Or you can just relax around our refurbished pool with a fully equipped kitchen, bar & BBQ area with limited drinks & snacks available, or bring your own. The food is great, the views stunning, beds are comfy and the hosts are friendly.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com.
Contact: casamagel@yahoo.com ; Phone – 722879503


Malagalingo Spanish School- Malagalingo Summer Dinner:
Because we know a language is not only learned in the classroom, come and learn Spanish with us with all our “Out-Of-School Activities” and to know our little big family.
You are invited to your FIRST FREE LESSON
Call or write us whenever you want to book
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals from The Nerja Household Centre:
-Occasional table with drawer been sanded back to natural wood chalk paint & waxed 50 x 40 x 65cms Price 45€
-Small lamp table natural top chalk paint & waxed 38 x 54cms Price 35€
-Chest of drawers new handles natural wood waxed with chalk paint side panels 47.50 x 35.50 x 62cms Price 70€
contract Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, as a lot: 12 Bottles of Whisky for sale comprising Glen Turner, Famous Grouse, J and B Rare, Locks 1757, Chivas Regal, Jameson, Makers Mark, Bells, John Power Gold Label. Lowest retail value I can get to is €256. Would accept €150. Donna. Nerja. Buyer collects. suzanneDOTdonna@gmail.com


News & Articles

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Andalucía’s Covid-19 incidence rate drops for the second day:
-A total of 4,496 new cases of coronavirus infections have been reported in Andalucía this Thursday, 5 August, higher than the 3,655 of the day before and slightly lower than the 4,893 of seven days ago, according to official data.
-The Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalucía (IECA), has also counted 15 deaths, the same as on Wednesday and higher than the 13 deaths last Thursday. As for the 15 deaths, six were registered in Malaga, four in Almeria, two each in Seville and Cordoba, and one in Granada.
-The region’s cumulative incidence rate has dropped for the second time after 33 days of consecutive increases and stands at 584.9 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, some 1.1 points less in 24 hours, but 30.9 points more in a week.
-Regarding health pressure, there has been a drop in the number of hospitalised patients to a total of 1,327, nine fewer in 24 hours but 158 more than seven days ago, while the number of patients in an intensive care unit has risen to 254, some 16 more in a day and 50 more in a week. It is the highest number admitted to an ICU since 20 May (258). Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/05/andalucia-covid-incidence-rate-20210805132407.html 



Environmental health experts warn of ‘explosion’ of tick numbers in Spain: In Spain, up to twenty species of ticks have been detected, “some of which can transmit serious diseases such as Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Lyme disease or viral encephalitis,” the association warns (National Association of Environmental Health Companies (Anecpla)).
Ticks thrive mainly in fields, in areas with vegetation and animals, but can also be found in parks, gardens, swimming pools and even on the beach.
Doctors and vets from all over Spain have been reporting an increase in cases of tick bites. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/05/environmental-health-experts-warn-20210805110009.html


The Axarquia will continue for another week at level 3 of the Health Alert for Covid-19: {Translation, summary} Updated: 5AUG 2021, 8:30
-The Axarquia region will remain for another week at Health Alert Level 3 for covid-19, as will the rest of the province of Malaga.
-Thus, the two health districts to which the 31 villages of the Axarquia region belong, will remain in this level 3 health alert as they have experienced a slight increase in their Covid incidence rates in the last seven days. The Axarquia health district has increased this rate from 582.8 cases last Wednesday to 597.7. In this district, Alcaucín (1,930.7), Colmenar (1,026.7) and Sayalonga (1,148.0) have the highest COVID rate. The municipalities with a zero rate in two weeks are Arenas, Canillas de Aceituno, Comares, Cútar and Salares.
-As for the Malaga health district, to which the Axarquia municipalities of Macharaviaya, Moclinejo, Rincón de la Victoria and Totalán belong, it has also increased its rate and continues to be close to a thousand, rising in one week from 949.1 to 953.4 cases this Wednesday. Here, Macharaviaya has 194.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; Moclinejo, 159.9; Rincón de la Victoria, 627.5; and Totalán, 271.4. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/axarquia-seguira-semana-mas-nivel-3-alerta-sanitaria-covid-19/20210805080702042474.html


Relief as Spain stays at amber on the UK’s travel list: The Costa del Sol’s tourism sector has breathed a huge sigh of relief after learning that Spain will remain at amber in the latest revision of the ‘traffic light’ list of countries to which the UK will allow travel to fully-jabbed passengers, without the need to quarantine for ten days when returning from holiday. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/05/relief-spain-stays-amber-20210805094758.html


MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi announces retirement:
On Thursday at the Styrian GP – at the venue where Rossi took his first grand prix podium in the 125cc class back in 1996 – the Italian legend announced his retirement from MotoGP.
“I said during the season I’d take my decision for next year after the summer break. I decided to stop at the end of the season, so unfortunately this will be the last season as a MotoGP rider,” Rossi said in a press conference ahead of the Styrian GP to announce his decision. Full article: https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/motogp-legend-valentino-rossi-announces-retirement/6642493/ 


Messi will not return to Barcelona: Barcelona said Thursday that Lionel Messi will not stay with the club after Spanish league financial regulations made it impossible for a deal to be reached between the club and the player. Full article: https://www.tsn.ca/lionel-messi-leaves-barcelona-la-liga-1.1678173 


Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, 80, pulls out of band’s US tour after undergoing emergency surgery in London: Watts, 80, underwent a ‘successful procedure’ in London after a routine check-up highlighted a problem, according to reports.
But on the advice of doctors, Watts announced he would sit out the band’s shows for ‘rest and recuperation’ – the first time he has missed a tour since 1963.
Clearly still in good spirits, he joked: ‘For once, my timing has been a little off.’
Steve Jordan, a session drummer and long-time friend of the band, said it was ‘an honour and privilege’ to stand in for Watts during the 13-date No Filter tour of the US. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9862665/Rolling-Stones-drummer-Charlie-Watts-80-pulls-bands-tour.html 


Machu Picchu is even older than we thought: Samples of bone and teeth from individuals buried in caves at four cemeteries around Machu Picchu form the basis for a new programme of AMS radiocarbon-dating. The results show that the site was occupied from c. AD 1420–1532, with activity beginning two decades earlier than suggested by the textual sources from Spanish writers that associate the site with Emperor Pachacuti’s rise to power in AD 1438. Full article: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/new-ams-dates-for-machu-picchu-results-and-implications/323804857B6EE4DD85B5B337F9E3C933# 

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Churches & Worship


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 to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 


St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 


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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/
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