DigameXtra No. 2050 Thursday, Sept. 2nd, 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
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Cómpeta Art Walk is back on September 17, 18 & 19 2021 after an 18 month break:
This will be the 12th year that this beautiful white mountain village has hosted the Art Walk, with many international artists, sculptors and craftspeople exhibiting in their own homes, galleries or in municipal buildings.
You will get the chance to talk to the exhibitors about their motivation, inspiration and creative processes in their art, and of course to purchase pieces.
All spaces are within a manageable walking distance of each other (some steep roads, this is a mountain village), and can be viewed in one day.
As there will be a 2 hour break from 2.00pm – 4.00pm why not book a table at one of the many wonderful restaurants that are scattered throughout Cómpeta, or indeed make a weekend of it and book your own accommodation.
There will be live music on Saturday night in the main square and possibly other smaller musical events throughout the weekend.
Admission is absolutely free, no need to book (only accommodation and restaurants), so don’t miss out on this fabulous event.
We hope to see you at Cómpeta Art Walk on 17, 18 & 19 September 2021.
For more information email: artwalk@gmx.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/artwalk.competa
Instagram: Artwalk.competa 

 

Bar Atila – Live Music & Special Music Menu
Saturday 4th September starting at 9.00pm
Music by Eliza Handley.
Menu- Ribs, Scampi, Quiche, Roast Chicken and Veggie Lasagne. Full menu on poster.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel 

 

Car Boot/Market: Sunday 5th September. El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is at El Pantano Restaurant car park. Overlooking Lake Vinuela.
Please be assured, that we are taking all the necessary precautions to abide with current restrictions and requirements that the Government have in place.
Hand sanitiser will be available for your use, on all stalls.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing L ake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right-hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore- old and new.
– Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Lots of local grown fruit and vegetables.
– Homemade J ams and Marmalades and Chutneys (including Mango)
– Household and garden items
– Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
– Greetings cards.
– (New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301

 

The Torrox Spanish History Group: I am delighted to tell you that The Torrox Spanish History Group will be meeting up this month on Tuesday the 7th September at 11am.
The meeting will be held in El Parquesol restaurant. There is plenty of parking opposite the restaurant.
The title of the talk for this month will be “Last King of Granada”.
We have plenty of talks lined up for this year and also for the beginning of 2022 as well as future coach trips.
The Torrox Spanish History Group is a History Group whose aim is to gain a better understanding of the existing social, political, religious and economic conditions of the Spanish People and explore both the local history as well as its history on a much wider scale. The present is in fact the past.
We give short talks on particular periods or areas of history of members’ choosing and by studying history we hope it will provide an insight into the way Spain has evolved through the many cultures that have resided in Spain, from the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths, to the Arabs who have all left their legacy behind which is clearly visible in the form of Art, Architecture, cuisine, culture etc. Alone among the nations of Western Europe large areas of its territory has been occupied by non-Europeans which makes its history unique.
If you are interested in joining or coming along to the meeting on the 7th then please email me at
patricianerja at hotmail dot com.

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-7 Draw chest of drawers natural top waxed with chalk paint with new brass handles. Very good quality solid wood with deep drawers plenty of storage space (Hand-crafted using 100% solid pine and oak Traditional methods including dovetail joints, and tongue and groove backboards)
Measurements 140 x 42 x 75cms Price 195€
-Solid Spanish sideboard stripped back to natural decorative tiles on doors with chalk paint & waxed. Measurements 139 x 38 x 72cms Price 225€
-Writing desk striped back to natural and stained in grey stain with grey chalk paint with new bronze handles Measurements 103 x 55 x 76cms Price 70€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale: New UK language computer keyboard with USB connector, business grade. High quality Logitech brand, model K120. Full UK keyboard with number pad. €25. Plugs into the USB port on any computer. Allows you to continue using that old laptop with the bad keyboard. 
See it here: https://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/keyboard-k120-business#section-product-hero
Notice it says on their website own these are currently back-ordered (out of stock) , so are in short supply and currently difficult to find (see pic).
Naythan, Torrox Costa
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For Sale: Beautiful round ceramic table with 5 chairs and a nest of three ceramic tables for 200 euros. Michelle, Nerja.
More pics on request.
Contact: michele.bond@rocketmail.com 

 

Wanted: Long Term Rental- For Naythan & Mr. Bones (my dog)
-Torrox to Rincon de la Victoria, near the coast.
-Looking for a 1 bedroom flat. Or a small casita. No studios please.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen and a washer.
-I have a dog, a very gentle Galgo that almost never barks. He is 12 yrs old, one flight of stairs at a time is about all he can manage, but he likes elevators.
-I tend to work and walk the dog late at night, so a place without delicate neighbors will be required.
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
-I’m not in a hurry, I can wait a few months.
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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- The number of daily deaths and coronavirus patients in Andalusian hospitals falls:
-Andalusia has this Wednesday, 1 September, registered a total of 949 new coronavirus infections – the second time in three months that fewer than a thousand daily cases have been counted since the 938 positives on 18 May. It is a reduction of 31 compared to the day before and 811 less than seven days ago.
-The Junta de Andalucía has also recorded a total of 15 deaths, four less than the previous day, two less than ago a week and that brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the region to 10,882, since the start of the pandemic.
-The cumulative incidence rate for the virus in Andalucía this Wednesday stands at 227 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 12.4 fewer than the previous day and 80.1 down on seven days ago.
-The region has also registered a decrease of 70 Covid patients in hospital compared to Tuesday, so the total now stands at 952. There are 188 patients admitted to an intensive care unit, some 18 fewer in the last 24 hours. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/01/number-coronavirus-patients-andalusian-20210901113219.html 

SPAIN

New Driving Laws & Fines to be Proposed: Spain’s General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) is looking for approval from the Spanish parliament to introduce five new fines as well as other amendments to the country’s traffic code later this month.
-Not switching off the engine when the vehicle is stationary or parked for more than 2 minutes.
-Holding a mobile phone even if you’re not using it. This summer, drivers in Spain were warned by the DGT that using mobile devices (including GPSs and headphones) while driving is already considered a punishable offence which leads to a €200 fine and the loss of 3 points off one’s driving licence.
-Surpassing speed limit when overtaking on secondary roads.
-Having a speed camera detector in your vehicle.
-Not wearing a helmet while riding an e-scooter. Since January 2021, e-scooter users have been banned from riding on the pavement, have a maximum speed limit of 25km/h and require a driving certificate, not that the evidence suggests that these measures are being policed properly across Spain. Now the DGT wants to make it compulsory for these e-riders to wear a helmet or face a penalty of €200. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210831/driving-in-spain-the-five-new-fines-traffic-authorities-want-to-roll-out-in-september/

 

Spanish PM Sánchez confirms an increase in the minimum wage: He confirmed an immediate increase in the minimum wage, which the Government, employers and unions will begin to negotiate today. A new minimum of €965 has been proposed- an increase for a maximum of 19 euros in 2021 and 31 euros in 2022 and 2023, raising the SMI approximately to 1,030 euros. Sources:
http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/01/spanish-sanchez-confirms-increase-20210901120029.html
And more details, in Spanish:
https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/abci-trabajo-plantea-subida-salario-minimo-hasta-965-euros-mensuales-2021-202109011417_noticia.html

MALAGA

Covid measures eased as more than 70 towns in Malaga province move to health alert Level 1: More than 70 municipalities in Malaga province will move to health alert Level 1, the least restrictive of all those set by the Junta de Andalucía, on Thursday morning. They are the towns in the Serranía, La Vega and Axarquía health districts.
-The other three health districts of the province (Malaga, Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce) will remain at Level 2 for at least one more week, the territorial alert committee decided this Wednesday, 1 September.
-The change will allow the number of people who can be at the same table to be increased to ten on terraces and eight indoors, compared to eight on terraces and six indoors on Level 2. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/01/covid-measures-eased-more-20210901181830.html

 

Nerja Water Off- Temporary interruption of the supply of water Thursday in Nerja in the Plaza de los Cangrejos and the streets of Malaga and Torrecilla: {Translation}
-The municipal company Aguas de Narixa informs that tomorrow, Thursday 2 September, the water supply will be temporarily interrupted in the Plaza Fábrica de los Cangrejos and in the streets Málaga and Torrecilla, from 7:00 to 11:00 hours, due to work to improve the distribution network.
-It is recommended that, once the supply has been restored, the water should be left running from the taps for at least 5 minutes to clean the interior installations. In the case of a cistern or household tank, avoid letting water in until it is normally restored. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/interrupcion-temporal-del-suministro-de-agua-el-proximo-jueves-en-nerja-en-la-plaza-de-los-cangrejos-y-las-calles-malaga-y-torrecilla/

 

A strong hailstorm surprise to the region of Antequera: {Translation, summary}
-The storm season starts too early in Malaga, and this September 1st an intense hailstorm has surprised Antequera and has hit the plain around five o’clock in the afternoon.
-Although it did not last long, the ice and rain caused material damage in Antequera, Bobadilla Estación and some municipalities in the region, such as Fuente de Piedra, where the Provincial Fire Brigade had to intervene in several houses that were flooded due to the heavy rain.
-There have been floods in several central streets, premises, ground floors and garages. In addition, the ice has dented many of the vehicles that were parked in the street at that time. The hail has also reached the countryside and has stained many olive groves white. Damage has not yet been quantified.
Photo & Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/una-fuerte-granizada-sorprende-a-la-comarca-de-antequera/ 

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

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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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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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