DigameXtra No. 2064 Monday, Sept. 20th, 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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Phoenix Club, Events:
Our social club is fully open once again, so do pop in.
-08th – Trip to Gib €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
-29th – A trip to Mini Hollywood in Almeria. Check it out on line. 51€pp includes coach fare, entrance, superb buffet lunch and drivers gratuity
-5th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-26th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre €15pp
-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. 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:
Autumn hours start Tuesday, September 21st. From this date YFKE’S Bar will be open Mon-Sat 1400 – 2200 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. Tel +34 711 03 0217



Real Feria de San Miguel- Velez Malaga 2021: Oct 1 & 2. 
Message from Velez-Malaga Ayuntamiento- We are preparing a comprehensive schedule of performances for all audiences that will be divided into 4 stages located in different parts of the city centre. We want to enjoy a festive atmosphere always in the respect of the measures and security restrictions.
Concerts by Hombres G and Niña Pastori.  FB link 


Suncoast Outdoor Activity Club: Sunday 26SEP 8pm
Camino del Daire Challenge, 25k
Join us next Sunday for a breathtaking hike from the Torrox river crossing in Competa up to Casa La Mina. After a break we will take the spectacular Camino del Daire all the way to El Acebuchal. From there it’s all downhill to the starting point again. The whole trek is about 7 hours, 25kms and the first 4,5 are uphill so you will need some fitness. Bring water, food and your dog if you want.
Message us for more details. Image:FB
+34 677 60 86 72 ; albertzsasha@gmail.com  FB link


Bavaria-Oktoberfest with live music by The Colonel:
Sat., 25SEP from 6pm. Restaurant LIFE, Marbella.
German kitchen with pork knuckle, sauerkraut with dumplings and much more.
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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
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– 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
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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.
Address: C. Ruperto Andúez, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Phone: +34 951730422
Website: https://www.tonysbutchers.shop/
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Tarot card readings: Tuesday 21Sep. at Aidens Bar, Publo Lucia. 1 pm start. Half hour readings. Full readings to be booked privately. Looking forward to reading for you all. Crystal Clear Anne Makinson
Calle Maestra Ángeles Azpiazu, 21 29640 Fuengirola
+44 7925 898543  FB link 


Translator required: I am in need of a translator that has some knowledge of the Spanish legal system and can understand and translate legal documents. I live in Torrox campo and initially this will involve a visit to the courthouse in the Pueblo to gain some information. Email only please:


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Very large patio umbrella, with cantilever mechanism.
As new only used a few times. Original price €650, will except €350 ono. Torrox Park. Call Linda 711002205 for full details or
email: lindabluemedatgmaildotcom 



For Sale, 2 items: Appliances
-Zanussi dishwasher, width 60cm x 85cm high x 60cm depth. Excellent condition, very little use, like new. 150 euros.
-Zanussi oven/hob, (oven width 60cm x 60cm high x 56cm depth).
Hob (57cm wide, 4cm high x 50cm depth). Very good condition. 150 euros for both. Buyer collects. Ring Jan, Vélez de Benaudalla, on 646381332,
email: janetgill_9@hotmail.com 


For Sale: Gas heater and four gas bottles perfect working order. Caleta de velez. 90€ or nearest offer offer.
Call Steve on 665 235 689 or
email: minstrel1963@hotmail.com 


For Sale: Rollator (walker) for sale never been used, 65 euros. More pics on request. Irene, Nerja
Email: irene472001@yahoo.co.uk 


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Saturday Andalusia registers 474 infections, the second lowest figure of the month, and added 9 deaths: {Translated, summary} Updated 18SEP21 10:08
-Andalusia recorded this Saturday, September 18, a total of 474 infections, the second lowest figure of the month since that recorded on September 7 (307), and reported nine deaths, two more in 24 hours and also two more than the same day last week.
-The nine deaths were recorded in Malaga, Seville (three each), Jaen (two) and Cadiz (one).
-The cumulative incidence stands at 75.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 4.1 points less than the previous day, which is also 34.6 points less than seven days ago.
-Andalusia has recorded this Saturday a drop of 16 hospitalized by covid compared to the previous day to stand at a total of 492 -first time below 500 since July 5. Patients in intensive care units (ICU) have increased for the first time in eleven days to stand at 129, three more in 24 hours and 30 less than those reported seven days ago.
-Malaga is the province with the most hospitalized with 147 and 34 patients in ICU, followed by Seville with 123 and 35 in ICU, Granada with 53 and 14 in ICU, Almeria with 47 and 17 in ICU, Cordoba with 37 and 18 in ICU, Cadiz with 37 and four in ICU, Jaen with 27 and four in ICU and Huelva with 21 and four in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


Spanish Canary Island volcano erupts after weeks of earthquakes: A volcano erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma on Sunday after a week of building seismic activity.
A huge column of smoke rose up after the eruption at 3.15pm local time in the Cumbre Vieja national park in the south of the island, according to the Canary Islands government.
Before the eruption scientists had recorded a series of earthquakes reaching 3.8 magnitude in the national park, according to the Spanish National Geographical Institute (ING). Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/19/spanish-canary-island-volcano-erupts-after-weeks-of-earthquakes


The price of the light goes down again: {Translation, summary} Updated: 19Sep 2021 – 02:55
-The average price of electricity in the wholesale market (pool) for this Sunday, September 19, is 146,57 euros per megawatt hour,  8 % less than the price set for this Saturday.
-In front of the historic high reached on Thursday (188,18 euros), the price of “pool”, which in Spain is used to calculate hour-by-hour the regulated tariff to which they are housed close to 11 million users and serves as a reference for the 17 million contract for supply in the free market, has become less expensive by almost 13 euros and is the lowest since the 12th of September.
-However, despite this drop, it continues to tripling the levels of a year ago, according to data from the operator market Omie. Source, Spanish: https://www.cope.es/actualidad/economia/noticias/que-hora-mas-barata-luz-domingo-septiembre-20210919_1507665


Thousands of people demonstrate in front of the Las Ventas bullring to demand the end of bullfighting: Thousands of people have demonstrated this Saturday afternoon in the esplanade of the Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, to demand the prohibition by law of all bullfighting events and festivities in Spain. With this concentration, called by the Animalista Party PACMA, the protesters demand that the Government respond to the social demand that rejects animal abuse and the cruelty of bullfighting. Photo:ElDiario.es. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/thousands-of-people-demonstrate-in-front-of-the-las-ventas-bullring-to-demand-the-end-of-bullfighting/ 


When is Autumn 2021? Start date for UK season and when the autumnal equinox begins: The days are now getting longer as the nights draw in, which means autumn is gradually looming towards us.
Here’s why there are two possible start dates for the season in the UK, and what you need to know about the autumnal equinox.
Autumn’s first day can fall on two different dates, depending on whether you use the meteorological or the astronomical definition.
-The meteorological system is the simpler of the two. So every year, autumn lasts from 1 September until 30 November, with winter then kicking off at the beginning of December. Under the meteorological calendar, spring then always encompasses March to May, with summer lasting from the start of June until the end of August.
-The astronomical system isn’t quite as straightforward, because it is based on the position of the autumnal equinox, which comes later in the month and doesn’t always fall on the same date. This results in autumn having a different start date than under the meteorological system. This year’s autumnal equinox is on Wednesday 22 September, the earliest date it can fall, with the latest being 24 September. According to the system, autumn gives way to winter on the date of the winter solstice, which this year falls on Tuesday 21 December. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/weather/topstories/when-is-autumn-2021-start-date-for-the-uk-season-and-what-the-autumnal-equinox-is/ar-AANsVVu


RECALL- Pfizer is recalling ALL stocks of its popular anti-smoking drug Chantix after it was found to contain high levels of chemical that can cause cancer: Pfizer Inc. said on Thursday it is pausing distribution of its anti-smoking treatment, Chantix, after finding elevated levels of cancer-causing agents called nitrosamines in the pills. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10003323/Pfizer-recall-anti-smoking-drug-Chantix-high-levels-nitrosamine-increase-cancer-risk.html


New App Stores Your Driver Licence & Vehicle Papers on Smartphones –Announced by Ayuntamiento Vélez-Málaga: Have you already downloaded the free app miDGT for Android & Apple. Allows you to carry in your mobile a driving licence and the papers of the vehicle.
The General Directorate of Traffic puts at your disposal a free mobile app so you can take your driving licence and the documentation of your vehicles in a digital format on your mobile phone. In addition, you can make arrangements from there as ask for the report of a vehicle, pay your fines or tell us who was driving your vehicle if you have been sanctioned unfairly, as well as to notify you if your vehicle often leads another person, purchase rates for your paperwork or share the documentation of your vehicles.
To see the services available visit https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/appmidgt


Ryanair’s “Charges To Change Departure Date” Set To Return: The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has hit international travel hard and due to the uncertainty in travel Ryanair brought in a customer friendly policy which saw customers able to change their departure date for free. This zero change fee policy though is set to end at the end of September. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/19/one-of-ryanairs-most-hated-policies-set-to-return/


Samuel Adams’ new beer is so strong it’s illegal in 15 states: Samuel Adams’ latest version of its limited-quantity “Utopias” beer is so strong that the 28% alcohol content makes it illegal in 15 U.S. states.
Released every two years, the 12th version of Utopias is barrel-aged and finished with 2,000 pounds of cherries, including Michigan’s Balaton fruit, coveted by foodies for their tart-sweet flavor in pies, cherry preserves and wine. The potent brew will be commercially available starting October 11, Samuel Adams said in a statement on Thursday.
But beer lovers beware: This stuff is expensive. The suggested retail price for Utopias is $240 for a 25.4-ounce bottle. Full article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sam-adams-beer-utopias-illegal-15-states/ 

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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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