DigameXtra No. 2035 Monday, August 16th, 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/


What’s On

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Monday 16 August is a bank holiday in Andalucia. Sunday is a holiday called “Assumption of Mary”, and is “a bridge holiday” so the Spanish take the following Monday off. Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/


Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open once again, so do pop in.
Trips Schedule
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp
-17th – A trip to Mini Hollywood with buffet lunch. 51€pp includes coach fare, entrance, buffet lunch and drivers gratuity
-08th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver. If you are a Spanish resident, please bring your passport and either your TIE or green card with you. Please show both at the border crossing and your passport will not be stamped.
-15th – A trip to Guadix to visit the Cave houses and trip on a wally train. The day will include a visit to a cave church, an ancient cave, an inhabited cave and finally the viewpoint – all with audio in English. Price €22.50pp includes coach, train fare and drivers gratuity.
-23rd – 27th Christmas break. 4* Hotel Bahia in Almunecar. Price includes full board accommodation, buffet meals with wine, Gala dinner on Christmas Eve and special lunch on Christmas Day, coach fare and tips for hotel staff and driver.
€265 based on 2 sharing a double room/€350 Single room
Deposit €75 and is non refundable.
**The Phoenix Social club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 


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
– 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
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.



Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa, large snack menu including some tasty vegetarian choices & many Dutch treats: Indoor and terrace seating. 
Location- Mid-block on the west side of BLQ 8, Urb. Costa de Oro, Torrox Costa. From the beach paseo, turn in by the China shop, walk up past the sports bar on your right side to the next terrace full of tables & chairs. Yfke will be waiting to greet you. This is very close to the Torrox Costa Monday Market, so be sure to come by while you are in the neighborhood. MAP
August opening hours- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1200 to 1800
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Tony’s Butchers- Nerja:
Beef / Lamb / Pork / Poultry
Sausages&Bacon / Mixed Meat Boxes
Come by the shop or order online. Delivery available.
Visit our website for offerings, prices and order form.
Shop hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm.
Saturday 9am-2pm.
Closed Sunday & Monday
-We deliver from Nerja along the coast to Estepona, the rest of mainland Spain we deliver by special courier next day delivery.
-We can deliver to a friend or family member and can add a gift message at no extra cost.
-Special orders welcome.
-Cash, cards and Paypal accepted.
-Mention you saw this on DigameXtra for a 5% discount!
Address: C. Ruperto Andúez, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Phone: +34 951730422
Website: https://www.tonysbutchers.shop/
We are a DigameXtra sponsor, so our contact info can be seen everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate: Now with a new office in the San Juan de Capistrano area of Nerja. The bilingual team at our new office have been managing villas for over 40 years.
Please visit the office to see how the BluCee team can sell your property in Nerja using the latest technologies, 360⁰ tours, drone footage and international advertising.
Looking for a property manager? We have that covered too.
Visit the office, call us on 0034 711042727 or email at info@blucee.com
We offer a friendly, personal service to our clients. We are listing specialists and promise to work hard to sell your home!
With creative marketing of your property and it’s local area, we generate positive leads help sell your property.
We are very active on social media, we proactively reach out to clients and use drone footage where possible to boost the views your property receives.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria and now Nerja!
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.



For Sale: 2 x Electric Golf Trollies WITHOUT Batteries. Hardly used. €25 each. Buyer collects, Donna in Nerja.


For Sale: TV stand. A beautiful piece of matt polished oak furniture. TV stand originally purchased 4 years ago from UK company, Cotswold. Been in storage for 2 years. Like new. Space forces sale. See detail of strength of drawers and craftsmanship finish all round. Like New.
TV on show 140cm. TV and drawer contents not included.
Dimensions: 120cm x 45cm x 52.5cm tall.
€100 buyer to collect from Alcaucin 29713
Tel or WhatsApp Celia or Clive on 643513541 or +447940708530 


For Sale: Baby Auto car seat, Nico, 9 months to 12 years 9-36 kg. Used for 4 weeks for grandchild. €30
Paul, Punta Lara, can meet nearby.
Mob. 657116231 

Recommendations & Requests


Endesa Bills: Hi does anyone know why we have not had our monthly facturas from Endesa since end of May. We have always had the money deducted from our bank. And suddenly nothing for June or July. Has this happened to anyone else locally? Sue, Torrox 677322169 or
maundfitch @ gmail.co.U.K. (Remove spaces)


News & Articles

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In the last two weeks there are 118 towns in Andalusia that have not presented any case of Covid: {Translation, summary}
On Sunday 15 August, which marks 14 weeks without a state of alert in force, Andalusia recorded a total of 118 municipalities with no confirmed cases of coronavirus during the last 14 days, which is 17 more than seven days ago. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-ultimas-semanas-118-pueblos-andalucia-no-presentado-ningun-caso-covid-202108151316_noticia.html


Search is on for missing 15-year-old in Almeria: The search in on for a missing 15-year-old girl in Almeria. The girl disappeared on Friday from Spain’s Almeria and no sign of her has been seen since.
The teenager is said to be 1.65 metres tall, has a pale complexion, is slim and has long blonde hair. She also has blue eyes. The young teenager disappeared on Friday in the town of Huercal de Almeria. The association SOS Desaparecidos have issued an alert for the young teen’s disappearance and they hope that everyone will keep an eye out for the missing girl.
According to reports from the Association it is believed that the girl “voluntarily” disappeared. Her name is Nayansi Quiles Jensen and the authorities are worried and a search operation is currently underway in a bid to locate her. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/15/search-is-on-for-missing-15-year-old-in-almeria/ 


Almeria to host two stages of Spain’s iconic La Vuelta bike race: The 76th edition of the Vuelta Ciclista a España will head to Almeria for two stages. The event began on Saturday with the peloton leaving the Cathedral of Burgos to tackle the current Spanish heatwave in a time trial. The event will cover a staggering 3,300 kilometres, and over 220 of these kilometres will be on Almeria’s roads. This year’s event will have 21 stages.
Two of the stages will feature the stunning province of Almeria and one of those will be the toughest of the entire route. The toughest stage will run through Almeria with over 4,500 metres of elevation gain and cover a total distance of 187.8 km. This Almeria stage will kick off on Sunday, August 22. It will start in Puerto Lumbreras and finish at the Alto de Velefique. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/15/almeria-to-host-two-stages-of-spains-iconic-la-vuelta/
Full info in English for the 76th edition of the Vuelta a España:


Another Snopes.com Scandal- David Mikkelson, the now suspended co-founder of the fact-checking website Snopes, has been lying to the site’s tens of millions of readers for at least 7 years!: A BuzzFeed News investigation has found that between 2015 and 2019, Mikkelson wrote and published more than 50 articles containing material plagiarized from news outlets such as the Guardian and the LA Times.
After inquiries from BuzzFeed News, Snopes conducted an internal review and confirmed that under a pseudonym, the Snopes byline, and his own name, Mikkelson wrote and published 54 articles with plagiarized material.
“It’s just a David Mikkelson alt,” Snopes’ former managing editor Brooke Binkowski explained when BuzzFeed News inquired. “He used to write about topics he knew would get him hate mail under that assumed name. Plus it made it appear he had more staff than he had.”
Between 2015 and 2019, Mikkelson regularly plagiarized reporting from other news outlets in an effort, he said, to scoop up traffic.
Mikkelson’s alias flies in the face of the site’s mission. It also highlights his penchant for trolling, something he was known for in the early 1990s, when he posted on Usenet forums under the handle “snopes.” At that time, he was so strongly associated with trolling — even tricking advice columnist Ann Landers into running several prank letters — that the practice was sometimes referred to as “snoping.”
Two other former employees also said that copying and rewriting content was part of Mikkelson’s strategy for driving traffic to Snopes’ site. One, who asked to remain anonymous, told BuzzFeed News that “taking credit for other people’s work” was “part of his model.”
Knowingly misleading readers by using a fake name is considered unethical for many news outlets — especially one that markets itself as a bulwark of truth and transparency. Far worse is plagiarism.
In 2015, Snopes.com owners Barbara and David Mikkelson were detained by police after an unrelated investigation of a Snopes.com editor lead police onto a paper trail of corruption, bribery, and fraud at the very heart of the fact-checking organization.
A Daily Mail headline from December 24, 2016: Snopes- Facebook ‘fact checker’ who will arbitrate on ‘fake news’ is accused of defrauding ($90,000) the website to pay for prostitutes – and its staff includes an escort-porn star and ‘Vice Vixen domme’.
Is this really who you want to trust for honest reporting?
Sources: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deansterlingjones/snopes-cofounder-plagiarism-mikkelson


Haiti earthquake- at least 700 people dead, more than 2,800 injured: A devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti Saturday morning, the beleaguered nation faces the threat of fast-approaching Tropical Storm Grace potentially exposing an already vulnerable population to a double impact in a matter of days. Initial reports indicate there are more than 700 collapsed buildings, including hospitals and schools, at least 3,778 homes destroyed and significant damage to infrastructure and roads. Photo:Ralph Tedy Erol/Reuters. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/haiti-earthquake-latest-at-least-700-people-dead-more-than-2-800-injured/ar-AANjRS3 


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Free Puppies: Wonderful puppies need a loving home urgently. They have been perfectly socialized also with kids. I estimate they will reach a medium size. 3 months old now. More details and photos via whatsapp, Telegram or call 642990229. Claude, Near Velez-Malaga. 


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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/
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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