DigameXtra No. 2047 Monday, August 30th, 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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Bio Beach Club Restaurant- El Morche
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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open once again, so do pop in.
Trips
*September*
-3rd – Trip to Gibraltar €15pp includes €1 for the driver
-17th – A trip to Mini Hollywood with buffet lunch. 51€pp includes coach fare, entrance, buffet lunch and drivers gratuity
*October*
-08th – Trip to Gibraltar €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
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.
-29th – IKEA/Guzman Garden Centre €14pp
*November*
-5th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-26th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre €15pp
*December*
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-23rd – 27th Christmas break. 4* Hotel Bahia in Almunecar. Call for details.
*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 

 

Bio Beach Club Restaurant- El Morche:
September 2021 Programs at BioBeach (BB)
-Sept. 1st at 11am: Join us for an arm-chair travel to Bolivia! It will be an engaging T/F session with lots of details and audience participation (includes mini door prices for everybody).
-Sept. 8th at 11am: The First Spanish Caliph; presented Valerie + a sassy and suspenseful reading from my latest published thriller, So Close.
-Sep. 9th at 11am: Start of Spanish instruction; concentration on pronunciation and building questions. Registration necessary. If you are interested, e-mail norma2kk@aol.com.
-Sept. 14 at 10:45: U3A Writing Workshop. Registration necessary.
-Sept. 15 at 7pm: Monthly on the 15th of each month. BioBeach at the movies starting with The Mission: See info below. FREE, but Registration necessary.
The Mission-1986 2hrs5mn – Adventure-Culture-Drama-History-Las cataratas de Iguazu – Jeremy Irons plays a Spanish Jesuit who goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region. Robert De Niro plays a slave hunter who is converted and joins the Jesuit in his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portuguese aggressors. Deep in the Guarani jungles of South America two men bring civilization to a native tribe. After years of struggle together, they find themselves on opposite sides in a dramatic fight for the natives’ independence. One will trust in the power of prayer. One will believe in the might of the sword.
-Sept. 23 at 11am: Spanish Session
-Sept. 28th at 10:45: U3A Writing Workshop
BioBeach location: El Morche on the Paseo Maritimo behind the church.
E-mail: norma2kk@aol.com  FB link

 

Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa:
New Hours 17:00-24:00 Monday thru Saturday. Closed Sundays.
Programme for the autumn/winter
Workshops: Crafts, Making your own clothes, Nails, Woodwork
Drawing /Painting. (Workshops are in the morning hours with a healthy lunch afterwards)
Activities: Social games, Free book exchange, for this I am still looking for German books.
Further: Jam Sessions, Quiz nights
For info/registration: just come by, in September I will come up with days/times.
And of course you are always welcome for a Snack / Drinks.
Warm greetings and see you soon, YFKE’S BAR

 

Eskorzo- legendary seven-piece Granada band: Sunday October 17. Teatro Cervantes in Malaga City
Eskorzo has dressed up this year to present “A fuego suave”, its most exclusive show. Following their international tour with Alerta caníbal, the band started planning something special and different to celebrate its career of 25 years. The result is an exquisite musical and visual artistic proposal. In A fuego suave their most famous songs are performed at lower revolutions with a different sound perspective and Afro-Cuban, border rock, funk-jazz, samba, Afrobeat, and cumbia rhythms.
A fuego suave is an immersive and conceptual show, with great attention paid to every single detail! Eskorzo as we have never seen them before.
At the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga City on Sunday October 17 with tickets costing €25.55 including booking fee.
Info & tix: https://www.teatrocervantes.com/en/genero/musica/temporada-2021-22/eskorzo-966
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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
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– 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.

 

 

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. 

 

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
Digamites can you help?
We have a client who is looking for a property to buy.
Do you have a property which fits the following criteria?
-Located from Rincón de la Victoria to Caleta de Velez on the coast
-Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants
-Independent house / villa
-Minimum 3 bedrooms
-With swimming pool
-Budget around €400,000
If you are thinking of selling, please contact us for a no obligation chat Email: info@blucee.com
Phone or WhatsApp us on +34 711 04 27 27
Selling a property elsewhere in the Axarquía?
We would love to hear from you too.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in 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. 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Blue bamboo bedroom set. Dressing table 128 x 41 x 76cms 2 matching bedside units 43 x 32 x 70 cms plus matching chair Price 60€
-Beko extraction fan 30€
-2 carver & 2 chairs 50€ for the 4
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-3 white stools €5 for set of 3
-5 figurines €10 for set of 5
-2 laptop bags €5 for set of 2
Dell Laptop Bag (roughly 18 x 13.5 inches )
Cosmos Laptop Bag (roughly 19.5 x 13.5 inches)
Theresa, Penconcillo, Torrox Costa
tpm11260@gmail.com
+34 658 044 136 (please call after 5pm) 

 

For Sale, three items:
-3 piece suite, excellent condition. €95 carpet included 2.3mts x 1.7mts
-2x Matching Sideboards, pine. One is W150cm x D40cm x H90cm. 2nd slightly smaller, is W145cm x D43cm x H87cm. Very good condition. €45 each
Buyer collects. Call Linda / Pat on 641997730 (WhatsApp) Competa area. casacolina60 AT gmail D0T com 

 

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Car Clean Malaga review: I have just had my car cleaned by Warren at Car Clean Malaga. My car was filthy inside and out yet it has come back as if I have a new car. I have 6 dogs so there was dog hair ingrained inside. Everywhere is immaculate now and I have great instructions as to how to keep the outside clean. I recommend this service Warren will collect your car and leave you his to use.
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News & Articles

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COVID-19

None of the local news sources have updated their Covid data from what I posted here Saturday. -Ed.

SPAIN

Bank charges keep on rising and some customers now pay €240 a year just to have an account: Some banks are charging their customers up to 240 euros a year – in other words 20 euros a month – just for having an account with them. The commissions for the most basic financial services keep going up and the conditions demanded by some banks to exempt their clients from these charges are increasingly severe. This is the way the banking sector has decided to increase its own income in a scenario of negative interest rates and it is determined to squeeze the most out of it.
In the first six months of this year all the big banks increased their earnings from commissions, as they themselves reveal in their results announcements. The five biggest banks in the country alone earned more than 10 billion euros just through charges and commissions. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/27/bank-charges-keep-rising-20210827113013-v.html

 

Largest rose greenhouse in Europe trades red roses for medicinal cannabis: The municipality of Garray (Soria) in Spain could boast until recently that it hosted “the largest rose greenhouse in Europe.” However, the company that owned it, Aleia Roses, went into liquidation. Although at first, the new owners wanted to make roses compatible with other crops, between February and April this year it decided to uproot the rose bushes altogether to focus on “the new project”, medicinal cannabis.
In August 2021, the company got the go-ahead when it received a license from the Spanish Medicines Agency (AEMPS) to cultivate three hectares of land and produce medical cannabis. “Using all the space for cannabis cultivation could mean doubling all of Europe’s production,” said Lamata.
Photo & English summary article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/29/largest-rose-greenhouse-in-europe-trades-production-for-medicinal-cannabis/
Full source, Spanish: https://www.eleconomista.es/castilla_y_leon/noticias/11156259/04/21/El-mayor-invernadero-de-rosas-de-Europa-se-pasa-al-cannabis-medicinal.html 

MALAGA

Almáchar to experience another “Ajoblanco” without tastings: {Translation} For the second consecutive year, the oldest gastronomic festival in the region will not be held, although on this occasion there will be some on-site activities.
-The first Saturday in September has had the flavour of ajoblanco for more than half a century. Thousands of litres of this delicious cold broth of Arabic origin, made from almonds and garlic, were distributed during the day, accompanied by muscatel grapes and other local products such as wine and sultanas. But for the second year running, this traditional tasting will not be able to take place due to health reasons.
-The Almáchar Town Hall wants to keep alive this festival, declared of Tourist Interest by the Provincial Council of Malaga, with a nod to previous editions, reflected in a new virtual program, but this year will also feature some activities such as the Flamenco Night, which to be carried out in compliance with all security measures, prior registration will be required to attend.
-It will also be necessary to register to take part in the demonstration that the chef Roberto Soler will offer in the María Zambrano Park to teach how to make the traditional recipe in a more innovative way. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/almachar-vivira-otro-ajoblanco-sin-degustaciones/ 

 

Torrox extends the guided tours of the Centre of Interpretation of the Lighthouse until the 8th of September: {Translation}
Torrox Town Hall has announced this Saturday that the guided tours to the Archaeological Ensemble Interpretation Centre of the Lighthouse of Torrox Costa have been a total success this summer. For this reason, the Consistory has decided to extend the period of visits for the next two weeks. All those interested will be able to do so on 31 August and 1, 7 and 8 September, i.e. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 21.30 hours.
It will be necessary to book a place in advance at the centre itself, by calling 952 53 85 25 or by emailing cifaro@torrox.es. Places will be limited and following all health recommendations.
Source & Photo credit, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/torrox-amplia-las-visitas-guiadas-al-centro-de-interpretacion-del-faro-hasta-el-proximo-8-de-septiembre/ 

SPORTS

F1 Grand Prix race results- Verstappen wins rain-ruined Belgian GP: After two and a half laps, the race was red-flagged as the rain intensified once more, which made the race official for half points. The race order was declared as Verstappen, Russell, Hamilton, Ricciardo, Vettel, Gasly, Ocon, Leclerc, Latifi and Sainz. Full article: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/grand-prix-race-results-spa/6656617/ 

OTHER

Reggae icon and Dub pioneer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry dies: Reggae legend and Dub pioneer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has died aged 85. The Grammy-winning producer – whose real name was Rainford Hugh Perry – sadly passed away at Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Jamaica, on Sunday morning (29.08.21).
Full article: https://www.contactmusic.com/bob-marley/news/reggae-icon-and-dub-pioneer-lee-scratch-perry-dies_6335245
VIDEO LINK 

 

Eric Clapton Seemingly Addresses COVID-19 Policies in New Protest Song ‘This Has Gotta Stop’:
-On Friday (Aug. 27), the 76-year-old legendary musician — who previously said he refuses to play live shows that require attendees to prove they’ve been vaccinated — dropped the politically-charged new song “This Has Gotta Stop.”
Lyrics- “This has gotta stop, enough is enough/ I can’t take this BS any longer/ It’s gone far enough, you wanna claim my soul/ You’ll have to come and break down this door,” he sings in the opening lines of the bluesy track.
-In the accompanying animated music video, faceless figures gather in protest holding signs emblazoned with such messages as “Liberty,” “Enough is Enough” and “Stop.” Elsewhere, the clip features socially charged references to the over consumption of media and concerns about climate change. Full article: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9621610/eric-clapton-covid-19-song-this-has-gotta-stop-video
VIDEO LINK 

 

Microsoft is threatening to withhold Windows 11 updates if your computer’s CPU is older than mid 2017:
-Previously we wrote how Microsoft’s Windows 11 won’t technically leave millions of PCs behind — the company told us it won’t actually block you from installing Windows 11 on a PC with an older CPU, so long as you download and manually install a Windows 11 system installer ISO file all by yourself. But it turns out even that technicality has a technicality. Microsoft is now threatening to withhold Windows Updates from your copy of Windows 11 — potentially even security updates — if you take that route.
-We’re not sure why the company didn’t mention it in our original briefing, but Microsoft has since told The Verge that unsupported PCs won’t be entitled to receive Windows Updates, and that even security and driver updates may be withheld. It’s not just security updates at stake, by the way. If you’re unwilling or unable to replace your older-than-Intel 8th-Gen-CPU (2017), Windows 11 could theoretically be an operating system where you go back to the days of manually downloading driver updates for all your hardware.
(This same thing happened when Win 10 was released. There were some compatibility issues for the first year, but to Microsofts credit, after that Win 10 became very friendly to older computers. Will it be the same with Win 11? I doubt it. Remember, I have previously covered here how Microsoft plans on making Windows a subscription service, like they have done with MS Office 365, beginning in some form in 2023, to establish a “flow of income” from each user rather than make one-off sales. Not to worry, Win 10 is supported until October 14, 2025. Any computer you now use that is pre 2017 will be ready to be replaced by late 2025. -Ed.) Full article: https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/28/22646035/microsoft-windows-11-iso-workaround-no-update-guarantee

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/

 

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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/
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