DigameXtra – Sunday, Oct. 31st, 2021 – Special Rock & Roll Halloween Issue

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Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London
10/1/1982 – Capitol Theatre, NJ, USA
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Halloween Concert- Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden, NYC
10/30/80 Complete Show, 1 Acoustic & 2 Electric Sets
VIDEO LINK 

Song List
“Uncle John’s Band”
Introduction (Franken & Davis) 2:02
“Bird Song” 4:47
“On The Road Again” 14:34
“To Lay Me Down” 18:04
“Ripple” 26:43
Henry Kissinger Interview (Franken & Davis) 31:20
“Me and My Uncle” 33:36
“Mexicali Blues” 36:35
“Ramble On Rose” 41:03
“Little Red Rooster” 48:30
A Visit Backstage (Franken & Davis) 57:18
“Don’t Ease Me In” 58:10
“Lost Sailor” 1:01:50
“Saint of Circumstance” 1:08:00
“Franklin’s Tower” 1:14:12
“Drums” 1:20:41
“Space” 1:28:55
“Fire on the Mountain” 1:32:39
“Not Fade Away” 1:39:45
“Good Lovin” 1:44:44
“Heaven Help the Fool” 1:54:40
“Shakedown Street” 2:02:45
“Samson and Delilah” 2:15:52
“He’s Gone” 2:23:32
“Truckin'” 2:37:44
End 2:24:03

 

Frank Zappa Halloween Party
Live at Palladium NYC (1977)
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Alice Cooper – Full Ultra HD concert
Halloween Night Of Fear 2011
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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 
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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/

 

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 

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar, Catholic Mass in English Every Saturday: Starting on the 6th November at 17.00 we are pleased to announce the return of the Catholic mass in the Centre. The mass was originally cancelled due to the Covid pandemic last year and the lack of an English speaking priest, it has been greatly missed and we look forward to seeing all English speaking Catholics who would enjoy a mass conducted in their own language. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Lux Mundi on Tel. 952 543 334
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, Torre del Mar, 29740

 

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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

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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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DigameXtra No. 2099 Saturday, Oct. 30th, 2021

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Spain Public Holiday: Monday, Nov. 1st is All Saints’ Day, a national holiday.

 

End Of Daylight Savings Time: 31 Oct 2021.
When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 31 October 2021, 03:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 31 October 2021, 02:00:00 local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 31 Oct 2021 than the day before.

 

Parade & Traffic Alert- Today’s Procession Magna Malaga: From 13:45 until 03:00, a total of 16 thrones roam the streets of the capital in a celebration that goes by the name Camino de la Gloria (Path to Glory).
The official route has been laid out along the Alameda Principal, the Plaza de la Marina and the Paseo del Parque to the Town Hall. The estimated time between the first and last brotherhood is five hours and twenty minutes. Full schedule in source article.
The City discourages the use of private vehicles for access to the Center of the city, for which it is recommended the use of public transport which will be reinforced in all its lines
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/semanasanta/horarios-itinerarios-procesion-magna-Malaga_0_1623737619.html 

 

Bea’s Postamt weekend:
-Sat, 30Oct 9pm Bernd Bernado & Dix offer live music and Open Mic.
-Halloween Party, Sunday 31Oct, hot dogs & a DJ
BLQ 80, Torrox Costa, just off the Paseo. FB link 

 

The Fountain- Nerja: Halloween party, Sunday 31st October
18.00 – 02.00 hrs ( No entry after Midnight )
We will be the BEST decorated bar in Nerja town !
With free raciones available while stocks last plus Shaz’ Halloween Games
Note: We will be closed on the 1st November “Día de Todos Los Santos” (All Saints Day) FB link 

 

Willie & the Inmates: Fri, 05Nov, 9:30pm
La Carpinteria Bar, Av Constitucion 14 Competa  FB link 

 

One For The Kids- Dumbo the musical at the Teatro Cervantes, Malaga: On January 5 and 6 in time to celebrate the Three Kings. The cast perform in Spanish but with most children having seen the cartoon, the story is easy to follow and fun to be part of.
Visit https://www.unientradas.es/janto/main.php?Nivel=Evento&idEvento=21-22Dumbo or call 902 360 295 to book tickets which cost just €12 per person. 

 

One For The Dogs- “Between Paws”: Event for dog owners by the Rincon de la Victoria Council, the fun event ‘Between Paws’ is Sunday October 31 in Julian Huerta Park, 10.30- 19.30pm, featuring training and a children’s space.

 

Halloween Activities For Children- Torrox: {Translation, summary}
31st of October (Sunday), starting at 18.00 hrs in two different locations: the Plaza de la Constitución, Torrox, and Promenade of El Morche.
In both locations there will be storytelling with monsters and thematic proceedings as much theatrical as musical interactive with the small ones, that they may also conduct workshops, number of boxes of pumpkin for children between 2 and 6 years and books terrifying to those who are between 7 and 12 years. They could not miss animators with globloflexia and pintacaras, and there will be an area with inflatables.
The traditional division of sweets will be organized at the end of the party, around nine in the evening.
As a novelty this year, will be the search of a house, following the clues that will be revealed throughout the evening from the stage. Whoever finds it will get the prize of a large basket with products from Halloween. FB LINK
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/tarde-magica-de-halloween-para-los-mas-pequenos-en-torrox-y-el-morche/

 

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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick, Torrox, at: CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425
englishnurse@rocketmail.com 
www.englishnurse.net 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing.
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Get a 10% discount on our Organic Skincare range if you order 2 products. Promotion ends on 8th November 2021.
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please contact us to find out more or to order:
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102.
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @moonetteskincare
Google – please search ‘Moonette’ to get to our page.
Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
Homepage- www.moonette.es 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Old cupboard possibly French with shelves
Measurements 101 x 38 x 175cms Price 130€
-Ocasional table/ bedside table Natural & yute
Measurements 65 x 37 x 80cms Price 95€
-Retro coat & hat stand very heavy Price 20€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
Info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Gents Golf Clubs. Wilson Staff DI5 irons, driver and 3 wood, Odyssey putter, ball scoop, balls, tees, gloves etc. Everything you need to play the game (apart from skill and a good deal of luck!) €120. Collection only. Martin, Oasis de Capistrano, Nerja.
Contact on +44 7742 835308 or
Email: hutch4@btinternet.com 

 

For Sale: Three mountain bikes, 2 men & 1 women
Size 26″, 18 speed. Price each: €30 ; Price total: €75
Edith, Torrox, 641349166
edithkoster@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale: 41 paper backs in well read to good condition. Well known authors including James Paterson, Peter Robinson, Tess Gerrirsen, Robert Ludlem, David Baldacci, Clive Cussler, Jeffery Archer, Jonathan Kellerman and many more. Photos emailed on request. Buyer to collect. €12.
Contact Brenda, Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo) on
tel/whatsapp 711003687 or
email: brendaleetorrox@gmail.com

 

Correction– Nice, clean queen size mattress 180 x 135cm. Buyer collects. Benamocarra. Elise, Tel 608394280.
elise(underscore)broughton(at)hotmail(dot)com.
Used but Amazon delivered wrong size and too late to return.
Cost €350 when I bought it. Sell for €100. 

 

Wanted: Looking for a push bike.
Email: billygoatwright@hotmail.co.uk
Phone: 634229405
Alex, Torrox Pueblo

 

Wanted: Has anyone got any cardboard boxes to either get rid of or sell can pick up? Liz, Maro
lizmaro15a@yahoo.com
00447932930372 or WhatsApp me

 

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Thanks: I would like to thank Naythan for having a look at my poor dear departed laptop to confirm that it has in fact ‘bit’e’ the dust!’
It was nice chatting and could have spent more time with him. Good luck in finding your next home. Steven, Iznate

 

News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

COVID-19

Covid Malaga- Covid leaves two deaths and infections continue to rise: {Translation} 29 Oct, 2021 – 14:40
-After a few weeks of fairly stable infection, the coronavirus in Malaga closes the week with rising figures. On Friday, 84 infections were recorded, a figure above the fifty that had been recorded in previous weeks. Although this is not excessively worrying, it may be symptomatic of a change in trend due to the relaxation of the measures.
-Despite this, the cumulative incidence (AI) remains stable in the province at 43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. This figure will remain unchanged until Monday when the data on the rate is updated by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government. The level 0 alert is maintained until further notice throughout the province, after Wednesday, when the meeting of the territorial committees was expected, it was announced that they will no longer meet weekly and will only do so to notify specific changes. This brings the community one step closer to normality.
-After two days without any deaths, this Friday the black note is set by the two deaths due to Covid in the province of Malaga. There are now 1,991 deaths that have been recorded in the province of Malaga since the statistics began in March 2020. Those recovered this Friday number 37, less than half the number of new infections.
-The pressure of care also continues its slow rise. Ten more people were admitted to hospital on Friday, including one in the intensive care unit (ICU). Although the number of patients admitted has remained at 57 compared to the previous day, patients in critical care have seen how this new admission has been reflected in the total number of beds occupied, with a total of 15. Source, Spanish:
https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Covid-deja-fallecidos-contagios-siguen_0_1624338130.html

SPAIN

Why millions of drivers in Spain can claim back €2,000+ on their cars: If you bought a car in Spain between 2006 and 2013, you could be entitled to claim back at least €2,000 after authorities picked up on fraudulent behaviour at hundreds of car dealerships across the country.
The dealerships, in coordination with major car brands including Citroen, BMW, Fiat, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen, among others, shared pricing information that effectively created a market ‘cartel’ and overcharged an estimated 10 million buyers between 2006 and 2013, who reportedly paid between €2,000 and €9,000 more than they should have done.
The average claim compensation is expected to be around €2,500 for affected vehicle owners. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20211029/why-millions-of-drivers-in-spain-can-claim-back-e2000-on-their-cars/ 

 

The transfers of cash that the Treasury investigates: There are various operations with cash in which when a certain limit is exceeded, banks will have to report to the Tax Agency if they do not want to be sanctioned and, with all certainty, a investigation to identify where this money comes from and avoid an illicit purpose behind it. These are some of the operations. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-movements-with-cash-that-the-treasury-investigates/

 

How much money can I carry? And how much is allowed to be kept at home?: With the aim of reducing illicit activities and money laundering as much as possible, since last July cash payments have a lower limit in Spain. Here is the info about use of cash and in the banking transfers. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/how-much-money-can-i-carry-and-kept-at-home/

 

UN proposes to reduce motorway speeds to 100 km/h: {Translation, summary}
A global plan proposes limiting speeds to 30 km/h in urban centres, lowering them to 80 km/h on conventional roads and setting a maximum of 100 km/h on motorways. The UN also calls on states to invest in infrastructure so that roads meet technical road safety requirements. It also calls for “crash risk mapping” and “proactive safety assessments” of road networks, so that most roads have a three-star rating. Source, Spanish: https://motor.elpais.com/actualidad/la-onu-propone-reducir-la-velocidad-de-las-autopistas-a-100-km-h/

ANDALUCIA

Of Andalusians who enter hospital with Covid, 40% are vaccinated, 60% are not vaccinated: {Translation, 1st paragraph only)
-Around 60 percent of the people admitted to hospitals in Andalusia for Covid are unvaccinated, according to the Vice-Minister of Health and Families, Catalina García, who reported this Friday in Jaén that there are more than 560,000 Andalusians over the age of 12 who have not yet been vaccinated. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-60-ciento-andaluces-ingresan-covid-no-esta-vacunado-202110291410_noticia.html

EUROPE

EU Countries Now Recognise UK’s NHS COVID Pass As Valid Proof of Immunity for Travel: The European Commission has revealed that the United Kingdom’s NHS COVID Pass will now be considered equivalent to the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate.
-The decision to recognise the NHS Pass, which enters into force today, October 29, has been adopted by the EU Commission after the UK met all conditions.
-Consequently, starting today, Britons will be able to travel to all EU and several other third countries that have already been connected to the gateway, under the same criteria as those who hold an EU Pass.
-More precisely, UK travellers can now travel restriction-free to all countries that are part of the EUDCC as long as they prove that they have been fully vaccinated, recovered from the disease, or hold a negative test result. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-countries-now-recognise-uks-nhs-covid-pass-as-valid-proof-of-immunity-for-travel/

LOTTERY

Bonoloto draw for Friday, October 29, 2021: The result of the Bonoloto of this friday october 29 of 2021 is: 03, 07, 14, 26, 29 and 34 being the complementary number the 32 and the refund on 2.
Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-friday-october-29-2021/ 

 

EuroMillions: results of the draw for Friday, October 29, 2021: The winning combination in the draw of Euromillions of Friday, October 29, 2021 corresponds to the one formed by the following numbers: 10, 15, 28, 32 and 49 and the stars 9 and 3.
The Million code has been the THW99340. Source: https://spainsnews.com/euromillions-results-of-the-draw-for-friday-october-29-2021/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Spanish teen Alcaraz in Vienna semi-final, Sinner eyes ATP finale: Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz held his nerve in the final-set tie-break to beat Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5) in the quarter-finals of the ATP event in Vienna on Friday.
He will next face Alexander Zverev, the German second seed who beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to avenge a fourth-round loss to the Canadian at Wimbledon this year.
In the day’s third quarter-final, American qualifier Frances Tiafoe, who knocked out top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas on Thursday, continued his run with a 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Argentine eighth seed Diego Schwartzmann.
Italy’s seventh seed Jannik Sinner then defeated Casper Ruud, the fourth-seeded Norwegian 7-5, 6-1, to boost his chances of making the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin. Sinner will face Tiafoe for a place in the final. Photo:GEORG HOCHMUTH APA/AFP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211029-spanish-teen-alcaraz-in-vienna-semi-final-sinner-eyes-atp-finale 

OTHER

NASA’s Juno spacecraft probes the depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: Since entering Jupiter’s orbit in 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has completed 37 flybys of the giant planet, shedding light on the unseen processes raging beneath its clouds with each pass.
Now, scientists studying data taken by the spacecraft’s microwave radiometer (MWR) and NASA’s Earth-based Deep Space Network tracking antenna have made new insights into the structure of one of Jupiter’s most iconic features – the Great Red Spot.
Full article: https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/nasas-juno-spacecraft-probes-the-depths-of-jupiters-great-red-spot/ 

 

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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UK Coronavirus:
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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 

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar, Catholic Mass in English Every Saturday: Starting on the 6th November at 17.00 we are pleased to announce the return of the Catholic mass in the Centre. The mass was originally cancelled due to the Covid pandemic last year and the lack of an English speaking priest, it has been greatly missed and we look forward to seeing all English speaking Catholics who would enjoy a mass conducted in their own language. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Lux Mundi on Tel. 952 543 334
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, Torre del Mar, 29740

 

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DigameXtra No. 2098 Friday, Oct. 29th, 2021

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Spain Public Holiday: Monday, Nov. 1st is All Saints’ Day, a national holiday.

 

End Of Daylight Savings Time: 31 Oct 2021.
When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 31 October 2021, 03:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 31 October 2021, 02:00:00 local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 31 Oct 2021 than the day before.

 

Milonga Farewell Tango Costume Party: Saturday, November 13
Contratiempo Club, Malaga
We are going to Argentina to recharge our batteries, but first we want to celebrate in a big way That’s why we dress up in the best Halloween style. Come with your Costume and go with a Prize!
Where? In Contratiempo (Av Europa 11, Malaga) the best dance floor in ALL of Malaga.
When? Shall we dance Tango ?!
Saturday November 13
20:30h-21:30h CLASS for ALL LEVELS
Learn from the base and if you already know remember a little how to play.
21:30h-00:30h Milonga + Show
We stayed dancing, milongueando and enjoying!
Show Farewell of Natasha and Alfredo
Best costume award!
By covid protocol it is necessary. Use a mask.
RESERVE YOUR PLACE by Bizum on 632421468 FB link 

 

Buskers Irish Pub- Nerja: Weekly lineup
Tuesdays: Concord
Wednesdays: Alberto
Thursdays: Flip
Fridays: Frans
Saturdays: Paul Hayes
Sunday: Early Session
Calle Antonio Millon, Nerja 29780 On the walking street at the south side of Plaza Tutti Frutti FB link 

 

Little Less Band: Friday Nov 5th. Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja.
8pm €5 entry. Calle Granada, 45, Nerja, Málaga 29780
Info & Tix link 

 

Exhibition of paintings by Helen Purdie: A new exhibition of paintings by Helen Purdie begins on 02nd November from 16.30 to 20.00hrs in the Torróx Costa Town Hall building, Edificio de Usos Múltiples, Avenida de Andalucía, 29793. It then continues until 29th November, Mondays to Fridays 08.30 to 20.00hrs.
-This will be Helen Purdie’s first exhibition in Spain since moving to Torróx pueblo last year. There will be over thirty paintings show-casing Helen’s unique work in acrylic and watercolour on canvas, wood and paper. She is inspired by the energising and soothing blue sky of Andalucía. Many of the paintings bring the viewer’s attention to just looking up, pausing in the moment to see where plants, trees, rocks and buildings are caught against the blue sky. The studio paintings, some taking hundreds of hours to paint, have a strong graphic quality whereas those painted outdoors are very gestural in nature. This mix of approaches in one artist makes for an interesting viewing experience.
-Helen is a self-taught artist. She left her health service career within surgery over ten years ago to pursue her painting. She has exhibited widely in that time and has many works in private, public and corporate collections. She has also published two books, one a collection of drawings undertaken in the operating rooms of a hospital in Sheffield, UK, the other a colouring book of life as an autistic adult.
-Further information about Helen Purdie’s work and contact details for all enquiries about the exhibition can be found at http://www.helenpurdie.co.uk or Tel 0034 641594635 

 

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Greek House- Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa! 
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 Winter Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 6:30pm 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:
We are closing the B&B from 29th November until approximately April of next year. We will continue our current services until Nov 29th. Look for our 2022 reopening announcement here on DigameXtra.
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.
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:
Here are more photos of our latest FREE OUT-OF-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES at Malagalingo Spanish School in Torrox Costa.
And this Tuesday 26th October at 17:00 we start our classes of:
YOGA in English-Spanish in our BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea, from 7€/hour
Come and meet new people of all nationalities and have fun with our lessons and our FREE OUT-OF-SCHOOL activities
We are look forward to seeing you!!
Malagalingo Spanish School
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo
www.malagalingo.com 

 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Aluminium window with architrave. 72.5 x 60 cms.
-Aluminium door with window. 175 x 64 cms.
Both in good, clean condition.
30 euro each or 50 euro for the pair.
Can collect Torrox pueblo or Torrox campo (No track)
Paul, Torrox 618234367 

 

For Sale: Nice, clean mattress. Collection only. Benamocarra. Has been used but Amazon delivered wrong size and too late after delivery to sent it back.
Elise Broughton. 608394280. WhatsApp.
Email elise(underscore)(at)hotmail(dot)com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Wicker and glass coffee table. 119 x 80 x 37 cms. 30 euros.
-Car cooler/heater box. Hardly used. 15 euros.
Near kilometer 5 on Torrox Road. Buyer collects
John, Telephone 663578150. 

 

Wanted: Dressing Table Mirror on Stand. Wooden frame and support. No more than 50cm height, rectangular or oval. Up to €50 paid. Tel 608394280. WhatsApp.
Email: elise(underscore)(at)hotmail(dot)com. Photo please. In Benamocarra, Velez, Caletta, Torre Del Mar area can collect but otherwise, can meet at El Engenio.
Elise, Benamocarra. Thanks.

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendations needed: Gestor. In connection with registration and advice regarding self-employment, I would be very grateful for recommendations for a trustworthy and reliable Gestor in the Torrox region. Unfortunately, the “gestoria segura” in Torrox pueblo currently has no more capacity.
Many thanks. Anne , Torrox Campo
contact 0034 – 685 247 505 / anne-kathrin.ruth@gmx.ch

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Malaga- Malaga province’s Covid incidence rate rises slightly to 43: The provincial health district with the highest rate is the Guadalhorce Valley (62.1 infections per 100,000 in the last 14 days), followed by the Costa del Sol (53), Axarquía (45.8), Malaga (34.1), La Vega (24.5) and Serranía (18.2)
-In Malaga province, for the second day in a row, there have been no deaths from coronavirus and 44 people recovered from the disease have been reported. Two deaths and 208 patients recovered have been reported across the entire Andalusian region.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-provinces-covid-20211028133907-nt.html

AXARQUIA

21 villages of the Axarquia will benefit from tax advantages due to the risk of depopulation: {Translation, summary}
-The residents of the 21 municipalities of the Axarquia region, which have a population of less than 3,000 inhabitants, will benefit from the tax advantages provided by the Andalusian Law of Transfer Taxes to combat the problems of depopulation, whose list has been published in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) of 27 October. From that day on, a reduced rate of 3.5% may be applied to the purchase of a property in the payment of the Transfer Tax and Stamp Duty (ITPAJD), as long as the property is located in one of these municipalities, it is destined to be the main residence and the value of the property does not exceed 150,000 euros.
-In this way, a person who buys a property now worth 140,000 euros, for example, in an Andalusian municipality of less than 3,000 inhabitants will pay a reduced rate of 3.5% in Property Transfer Tax, that is, 4,900 euros, while if they had bought it in 2019 they would have paid a general rate of 8%, that is, 11,200 euros, which means a current saving of 6,300 euros. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/21-municipios-axarquia-benefician-ventajas-fiscales-riesgo-despoblacion/20211028135722044231.html

MALAGA

Passengers fume at two-hour queues and missed flights at Malaga Airport: British travellers are allegedly facing long delays at the passport control area, that have been made worse as a result of Brexit. For weeks, passenger complaints about queues at the two checkpoints – security and passport control – have intensified, with reports of up to two hours of waiting. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/passengers-fume-twohour-20211028104122-nt.html 

 

Aspiring Tech Center Malaga Shows Off Smart Homes Of The Future: {Translation, summary}
-The tourist home of the future is already present in Malaga. It is intelligent, has flood and noise sensors, digital lock and presence simulator, and controls even the smallest detail from the mobile phone. A full-scale replica of this flat was presented this Thursday at the Vitur Summit, an event on the tourist flat and housing industry that is being held until Friday at the Palacio de Ferias in the capital.
-Some of the technological applications of this tourist home of the future that has been presented in Malaga are:
-Flood sensor: Protects the flat’s bathroom and kitchen from flooding with an accurate wireless water leak detector, which also prevents damage by automatically stopping the supply to stop the leak.
-Water and light consumption monitoring: Allows you to monitor water consumption in the flat and reduce unnecessary water waste by providing visualisation on the APP. It also improves the energy efficiency of the home by reporting and optimising the flat’s energy consumption by zones.
-General lighting sensor: Allows you to regulate the intensity of lights, turn them on and off from the APP, check if they are all closed when you leave or simulate presence (it learns your habits over the last two weeks and when you activate this option it reproduces them to make it appear that the home is occupied at that moment).
-Remote air conditioning management: Control heating, cooling and ventilation remotely from the APP, dividing by zones to obtain the optimum temperature in each room.
-Digital access: Sends temporary digital keys to guests via mobile phone, opens and closes without keys and receives information on all entrances and exits in the APP.
-Door sensor: Accurately detects any door opening or closing, controlling the security of the holiday flat at any time and place.
-Smoke sensor: With integrated siren, it activates the alarm and immediately alerts you on your mobile phone via the APP in the event of detecting a source of smoke.
-Noise sensor: Allows you to know at all times if the established noise levels are exceeded in the flat, sending a notification to your mobile phone immediately.
-Outdoor wireless video surveillance camera: Located in front of the main entrance of the flat, it offers real-time images of everything that happens, which can be viewed and recorded from the APP.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Llega-Malaga-vivienda-turistica-futuro-inteligente_0_1624039395.html 

UK

UK decries France’s seizure of fishing boat as post-Brexit row deepens: Britain denounced France’s seizure of a British boat in French waters and warned Paris against further retaliation on Thursday, in a rapidly deteriorating row over post-Brexit fishing rights. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/france-warns-two-british-fishing-boats-its-waters-wake-brexit-2021-10-28/

LOTTERY

Results of the Primitiva of Thursday, October 28, 2021: The winning combination of the Primitiva draw held this Thursday, October 28, 2021, has been formed by the numbers 05, 08, 15, 17, 34 and 45. The complementary number is 27, and the refund, the 8.
In the Joker draw the chosen number has been the 5078787, awarded 1 million euros. Source: https://spainsnews.com/results-of-the-primitiva-of-thursday-october-28-2021/ 

SPORTS

Football News- Hosts England and Northern Ireland drawn in same group for Euro 2022: Hosts England and major tournament debutants Northern Ireland will meet in a group also featuring Norway and Austria at the Women’s European Championship next summer.
The Lionesses and Northern Ireland are due to face each other in their concluding fixture in Group A at St Mary’s Stadium on July 15.
Prior to that, England will take on Austria at Old Trafford in the opening match of the tournament on July 6, and then Norway at the Amex Stadium five days later. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/northern-ireland-austria-norway-amex-stadium-sarina-wiegman-b1947333.html

OTHER

Facebook changes name to Meta as it bets big on virtual reality: Facebook Inc is now called Meta, the company said on Thursday, in a rebrand that focuses on its ambitions building the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the next big computing platform.
The name change comes as the world’s largest social media company battles criticisms from lawmakers and regulators over its market power, algorithmic decisions and the policing of abuses on its platforms.
Thursday, October 28, Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s virtual reality boss explained to assembled journalists about the vision the company has for the future. “The metaverse is a set of virtual 3D spaces where you can share immersive experiences with each other when you can’t be together”.
He continued, “What comes after the internet? Instead of looking at a screen, you get to be in the experiences. You don’t have to experience it in VR. Most people initially will experience it on screens they already have” Full article: https://www.reuters.com/technology/facebooks-zuckerberg-kicks-off-its-virtual-reality-event-with-metaverse-vision-2021-10-28/
Bosworth quote source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/16564262/facebook-meta-name-change/ 

 

Internet Ills- Facebook and Tesco Websites Suffering Problems Again: {Editor}
The Tesco website appears have briefly broken again, just days after a major outage that took it offline for much of the weekend.
Visitors who logged on to do their online shop were instead directed to a “queue” that never actually seemed to end. The outage came just days after Tesco’s website was taken offline in what appeared to be a hack. The outage began on Saturday morning and continued into Sunday.
Fakebook users are reporting a variety of problems both using the app and the website: blocked logins, incomplete pages, missing items from timelines, groups blocked, etc.
References:
1. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/tesco-website-down-hack-not-working-b1947023.html
2. https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/28/facebook-down-again-as-mysterious-outage-plagues-users-15500789/
3. https://downdetector.com/status/facebook/ 

 

UK study finds vaccinated people easily transmit Delta variant in households: The Delta coronavirus variant can transmit easily from vaccinated people to their household contacts, a British study found on Thursday, although contacts were less likely to get infected if they were vaccinated themselves.
The Imperial College London study illustrates how the highly transmissible Delta variant can spread even in a vaccinated population. They found infections in the vaccinated cleared more quickly, but the peak viral load remained similar to the unvaccinated.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/uk-study-finds-vaccinated-people-easily-transmit-delta-variant-households-2021-10-28/

 

The antidepressant fluvoxamine can keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital: An inexpensive, easy-to-take pill could be the next weapon in the arsenal against COVID-19. Taking the antidepressant fluvoxamine within days of showing symptoms of an infection can dramatically cut the risk of hospitalization and death, suggests the largest trial to date of this FDA-approved generic drug as a COVID-19 treatment.
In newly infected COVID-19 patients at high risk of complications, a 10-day course ($10) of the antidepressant fluvoxamine cut hospitalizations by two-thirds and reduced deaths by 91 percent in patients who tolerated the medicine, researchers report October 27 in the Lancet Global Health. By comparison, a five-day course of Merck’s antiviral molnupiravir — another oral drug that can protect people from serious COVID-19 — carries a $700 price tag. Full article: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/covid-antidepressant-fluvoxamine-drug-hospital-death

 

These are the mobiles on which WhatsApp will stop working this Monday: Following the network update policy promoted by Facebook, phones that use Android on the version 4.0.4 or earlier will be affected by this cutoff, generally these were sold before 2014. See the full list of phones in the source article: https://spainsnews.com/these-are-the-mobiles-on-which-whatsapp-will-stop-working-this-monday/

 

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UK Coronavirus:
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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 

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar, Catholic Mass in English Every Saturday: Starting on the 6th November at 17.00 we are pleased to announce the return of the Catholic mass in the Centre. The mass was originally cancelled due to the Covid pandemic last year and the lack of an English speaking priest, it has been greatly missed and we look forward to seeing all English speaking Catholics who would enjoy a mass conducted in their own language. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Lux Mundi on Tel. 952 543 334
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, Torre del Mar, 29740

 

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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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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
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Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 2097 Thursday, Oct. 28th, 2021

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Spain Public Holiday: Monday, Nov. 1st is All Saints’ Day, a national holiday.

 

End Of Daylight Savings Time: 31 Oct 2021.
When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 31 October 2021, 03:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 31 October 2021, 02:00:00 local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 31 Oct 2021 than the day before.

 

Maroween: Maro will celebrate the Feast of the Chestnut and Sweet Potato, the popular Maroween, which this year reaches its twelfth edition. Scheduled activities will take place on 30 and 31 October at the Plaza of the Church at 6-11pm.
Source, Spanish: https://www.nerja.es/regresa-el-terror-festivo-de-maroween/ 

 

Bandits in Caleta: The Bandits will be playing at Chiringuito El Tropy in Caleta this coming Saturday 30 October from 1.00pm after the market. Covers from Pink Floyd to Herbie Hancock, the Dubliners to The Rolling Stones. All played on electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, mandolin, banjo and saxophone.
To reserve your table call 653 629 841. 

 

Live Music & Music Menu at Bar Atila: Halloween Gig.
Friday 29th October starting at 9.00pm
Music by Not To Fail Band.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table & pre-order meals.
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
C/ Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel 

 

The White Rose Fuengirola: 31 October Sunday (2.30pm.)
Stone Fr3e Band. Live Music & Lovely food
Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Sunday in our lovely sunny terrace. Doors opening at 12.00. Fuengirola Port #54 FB link 

 

The Rose and Crown Bar: Tribute To Legends Show, Friday 29Oct from 22:00 – 00:00-ish
C/Salvador Allende 58 29620 Torremolinos FB link 

 

Teatro Villa de Torrox: On the 5th of November 9pm, theatre presentation of “Hope” by the company T&T Creations in our Theatre Municipal Villa de Torrox. FB link 

 

Want to join a choir?: Coraxalia International Choir has moved! We have relocated to Velez-Malaga for easier access to people in local communities who want to come and sing with us. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 17:30 -20:00 in the Casa Hermandad de la Cofradia de los Estudiantes, Plaza de los Sastres, 1, CP 29700, Velez-Malaga, near San Juan Church and the Language School. There is parking nearby at the San Francisco covered market (1 euro). For more information please contact Natalie, 657951755 

 

Torrox Spanish History Group Meeting: The Torrox Spanish History Group will meet on the 2nd November at 11am in the restaurant El Parquesol, in El Morche.
Our talk this month is entitled “The Land With Few Boundaries” and for December our talk will be a talk on the Spanish Inquisition.
We have further talks lined up by members and day trips are organised to historical places.
If you would like to know more then please contact Patricia.
Email: patricianerja at hotmail dot com 

 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-LG fridge freezer express cooling Measurements 60 x 60 x 188cms 140€
-Superser gas hob/ oven with empty gas bottle. Measurements 90 x 56 x 85cms Price 85€
-Natural & yute very heavy Castilian chest of drawers. Measurements 108 x 36 x 82cms Price 130€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Junkers WRD 11 gas boiler. Used but in good condition. Fitted with a brand new copper serpentine. Auto ignition.
Price new 500 euros. Selling for 200 euros. ONO.
Clean internal and photos available if required. Dim. 58x31x22
Paul, Torrox campo. No track. 618234367 

 

For Sale: 400 CDs, Americana, Folk, Country, Bluegrass.  €1 a piece if you take the lot.  €400 OBO. Piet, Torrox Costa
pietverberkt224@gmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendations needed: Taxi Torrox to airport. For the first time ever we need to take taxis to and from the airport in the coming weeks. Out of the local taxi companies, do any stand out as more reliable/reasonably priced over others? Has anyone been collected from their campo home or will we have to meet them on the main road somewhere? Thanks! Barbara Torrox Campo
Email: wickseyb at hotmail dot com

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Hospital pressure reduces as Covid-19 incidence rate in Andalucía rises to 33.2:
-In Malaga province, the only towns with “high” incidence are Nerja (184.4), Vinuela (194.6), while with “extreme risk” incidence rates are Arenas (254.9) and Ojen (681.3).
-The Andalucía region has registered a total of 262 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours this Wednesday, 27 October, higher than the 227 last Wednesday and the 242 the day before, on Tuesday.
-One coronavirus death has also been reported, a figure lower than a week ago (four) and this Tuesday (five).
-There has been a drop of four patients hospitalised for Covid-19 compared to Tuesday to make a total of 174, which represents a decrease of 22 compared to last week. The number of patients admitted to an intensive care unit has fallen by two to 39, some 12 fewer than those notified seven days ago.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/hospital-pressure-reduces-20211027133255-nt.html 

SPAIN

DGT to make black boxes mandatory in vehicles: Under instruction from the European Commission in Brussels, black boxes will be fitted in vehicles throughout Europe in 2022.
These black boxes, doing a similar job to flight recorders in aircraft, will be located underneath the driver’s seat, bolted to the chassis. It will record all the significant data that can be used at a later date in the event of an accident. Information will constantly be recorded then erased, although the device will not record any video or audio.
This regulation will come into force alongside the anti-start breathalyser devices that cars will need to have installed by July 6, 2022. This law, along with the black box, or ‘data recorder’, are both subject to approval yet, but as a specific date is being given then it is clearly a foregone conclusion. By 2024 the devices will reportedly both be mandatory on all new models that come out of dealerships.
Full article, in English: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/27/dgt-to-make-black-boxes-mandatory-in-vehicles/
Spanish original article: https://motor.elpais.com/conducir/las-cajas-negras-llegaran-a-los-coches-en-2022/

 

Spain’s second state of alarm for Covid was also unconstitutional, says divided court: Meeting this Wednesday, the high court has declared that Spain’s second state of alarm for coronavirus, decreed in October last year for a period of six months, was unconstitutional. As with the court’s similar ruling on the first Covid state of alarm, in July, the vote was split: six votes for and four against. As well, a few weeks ago the court declared that the supposed “closure” of Congress during the first wave was also constitutionally out of order.
Once again, a tight majority of the full Constitutional Court has ended up accepting the appeal lodged by far-right Vox in opposition to the government’s decree. Full article: https://www.elnacional.cat/en/news/spain-state-of-alarm-covid-unconstitutional-court_662786_102.html

 

Widespread rain forecast threatens to put damper on holiday weekend in Spain: Spain’s state weather agency, Aemet, has warned of the probability of widespread rainfall across the whole of the mainland and the Balearic Islands as of Thursday, 28 October and continuing over the ‘bridge’ weekend, which includes the All Saints’ Day public holiday on Monday, 1 November. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/widespread-rain-forecast-20211027103015-nt.html

 

Carrefour trials the sale of second-hand clothing in two of its stores in Spain: Carrefour, the supermarket giant, has launched a pilot project in Madrid and Barcelona that could be rolled out to other stores in Spain if it is successful. The French company trialed the sale of second-hand clothes in two of its Spanish hypermarkets with the aim of promoting the recycling of clothes. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/carrefour-trials-sale-20211027183314-nt.htm

MALAGA

Woman arrested in Malaga for impersonating an immigration lawyer and scamming foreign clients: National Police officers have arrested a 25-year-old woman for allegedly impersonating a lawyer and attracting clients through social media networks that she then scammed.
The force said the detained suspect had charged foreign clients more than 1,500 euros for managing immigration procedures that she never resolved.
The scheme was uncovered after one of the scammed people went to the office of the lawyer whose identity the 25-year-old had assumed. And it was the genuine lawyer herself who went to the police station to report that there was an unknown woman using her name and professional collegiate number.
In another case, the same fake lawyer received 1,500 euros for representing another foreign person in a divorce and child custody proceeding. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/woman-arrested-malaga-20211027173622-nt.html

EUROPE


Brussels reacts coolly to Spain’s proposal for curbing high energy prices: France, Greece and Hungary show a positive response to the plan but the EU Commission is unwilling for the moment to make significant changes to the existing system. Nine EU members, including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Finland backed a statement opposing any major changes to the system.
This system has pushed up electricity rates everywhere, including in Spain where considerable production from renewables could in theory offer consumers cheaper energy. Electricity wholesale prices surged more than 200% between January and September, driving up retail prices. And no let-up is expected at least until March of next year on a continent that is highly dependent on imported gas. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2021-10-27/brussels-reacts-coolly-to-spains-proposal-for-curbing-high-energy-prices.html

SPORTS

Tennis News- ATP Vienna, Alcaraz gains Murray revenge: Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz avenged his Indian Wells defeat to Andy Murray on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP event in Vienna. Alcaraz, 16 years younger than former world number one and three-time major winner Murray, clinched a 6-3, 6-4 win.
Last month, Murray, now ranked 156 in the world, had stunned his 42nd-ranked opponent in three sets in the second round of the prestigious Masters tournament in the Californian desert.
Alcaraz will face either third-seeded Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini or Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia for a place in the semi-finals. Photo:JOE KLAMAR AFP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211027-alcaraz-gains-murray-revenge-in-vienna 

 

Football News- Koeman sacked as Barcelona coach: Ronald Koeman has been sacked as coach of Barcelona, the club announced on Wednesday, after defeat by Rayo Vallecano left the club ninth in La Liga.
Barca have won only two of their last seven league games under Koeman, a run that included losing to Real Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico at Camp Nou.
A poor start to the season has raised the possibility of the team failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League, which would have enormous consequences for the club’s already-dire financial situation. Photo:OSCAR DEL POZO AFP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211027-koeman-sacked-as-barcelona-coach 

 

Cricket News T20- England beats Bangladesh by 8 wickets at T20 World Cup: Ali (2-18) picked up the wickets of the openers with the new ball and Livingstone (2-15) got the two set batsmen out in the middle overs to restrict Bangladesh to 124-9 in the first ever T20 between the two countries. Jason Roy (61) celebrated his 50th T20 appearance for England with an impressive half century as the top-ranked team eased to 126-2 in 14.1 overs. Full article: https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/s/england-beats-bangladesh-by-8-wickets-at-t20-world-cup 

OTHER

FREE PIANO SCAM ALERT: {by DoctorLaptop} Several slightly different versions of this old scam have resurfaced. Supposedly an elderly person wants to donate a Steinway or Yamaha Baby Grand Piano to a good home. Don’t reply. You’ll never receive the piano. They just want to collect your personal info, and an advance delivery fee. 
Read the full scam here: http://www.ceomta.org/free-piano-scam

 

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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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UK Coronavirus:
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Kittens need homes: These sweet kittens need their forever homes. I cannot keep them as I live in a tiny flat. At the moment they have to live in a cage but they should be in their own home with their own families in a house or flat.
If you can adopt or foster one of these kittens contact me. They are beautiful ginger females and have lovely markings. They are vaccinated and sterilized and have tested negative for all diseases. Patricia, Nerja
Email: patricianerja@hotmail.com 

 

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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
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DigameXtra No. 2096 Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 2021

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Spain Public Holiday: Monday, Nov. 1st is All Saints’ Day, a national holiday.

 

End Of Daylight Savings Time: 31 Oct 2021.
When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 31 October 2021, 03:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 31 October 2021, 02:00:00 local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 31 Oct 2021 than the day before.

 

Black Soul Band: Sat., 30OCT, 21:15. El Caserio de las Monjas C/Federico Tellez Macias n4, Velez Malaga. Res tables 952 55 73 63 

 

Steve Owen Live: Lennon Sport Bar Thursday 28Oct, 10pm
Avda España, 70 – Centro de Negocios Sitio de Calahonda 29649 Mijas
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-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 50€, 75€ and 100€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
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Coast Fm Gold:
Things are starting to get back to ‘Normal’ …now what?
Let people know you are open for business by advertising on the radio, where you will be heard 4 to 6 times a day, in the car, the kitchen, the bedroom, even on the beach!
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Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
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Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
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Pet first aid class: Calling all animal lovers
Would you know what to do if your pet was choking? Or if they were having a seizure? Do you know life saving CPR methods to try and save your pet in case of an emergency?
*Course Info*
Sunday 7th November, 11:30 – 15:30
Mijas Costa at Las Piedras Dog Cafe
€40 including a Sunday lunch and refreshment
This class is designed to help pet owners or those who work with pets provide temporary urgent care to pets until they can reach a veterinary clinic. We will cover common Pet Emergencies such as choking, bandaging and CPR and how to best respond to them.
To reserve your place or for further details or for further class dates,
Contact Kaya from Paws, Claws & Whiskers on +34 711 016 529
Based in Torrox, Malaga.

 

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver:
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
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Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
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For Sale: 2x Reconditioned Apple Mini PCs, €100 each
Features: The best of 2 worlds, a solid Apple built device with the high performance / high security of a Linux operating system. These are a perfect low cost alternative for anyone considering abandoning Windows or who wants to explore Linux.
-Operating system is MX Linux (not MacOS). If you can use an Android smartphone or Windows 10, then this operating system will be easy to use. MX Linux is like a cross between the two. And all your software is free! 
-1.83 GHz Intel 64bit processor
-2 MB RAM, fully tested at 100%. Linux runs fine on lower RAM than Win/Mac. You will be surprised how fast these little boxes are!
-80 GB hard drive, reconditioned. For large data storage plug in a USB flash drive or external HDD.
-Slot-loading 8X single-layer DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive
-Intel GMA950 graphics processor. The DVI video output supports full HD digital resolutions up to 1920×1200. VGA output (using the provided adapter) supports full HD analog resolutions as high as 1920×1080.
-Built-in wifi 2.5/5Ghz
–DVI & VGA video outputs, four USB 2.0 ports, combined “optical digital audio input/audio line in” and combined “optical digital audio output/headphone” minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NO HDMI, you can buy a DVI to HDMI converter from Amazon for under €10 if needed.
-90 day hardware guaranty
-Cleverly enclosed in a tiny and elegant 2.9 lb, 6.5 inch square, two inch tall case with a built-in speaker and an external power supply.
-Buyer must provide the display, keyboard and mouse. Designed for use with standard displays or TVs, but not 28″+ big screen TVs. I can set system and keyboard language to any language you want. Currently in UK English.
-Well suited for all the basics with familiar apps like Chrome & Firefox browsers, VLC Media Player, Adobe Reader and Libre Office. Plays streams and Youtube videos in 720p quality without buffering, depending on your internet speed of course. Great first computer for kids- using the easily replaced external keyboard & mouse, common children’s laptop disasters don’t break the computer! Spanish public schools use Linux for computer assisted teaching, so MX Linux will be familiar to students, and will run any apps they need for school.
-MX Linux is currently the most popular version of Linux, based on Debian Linux, and is similar to Windows 10 in layout so intuitive for most users. Try before you buy. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
Contact DoctorLaptop by email
doctorlaptop@protonmail.com 

 

 

Wanted: I’m looking to buy vinyl records please. I’m interested in Rock, indie, Punk, Soul, Jazz, disco, soundtracks, prog, 60’s-00’s. Sorry I’m not interested in easy listening, country and Western, opera, big band etc. Please contact me on
00 34 637580051 (Spanish) or 0044 7582902899 (UK and WhatsApp)
stokehaggis66@hotmail.com
I’m based in Frigilana but will travel to see the right collection.
Thanks, Mark

 

Wanted, 2 items:
-Aluminium Tower 4 metres or higher.
-Vintage Swiss made watch. Ladies or gents.
Ring: Ernest / Iznate 616812765 or WhatsApp with photos
Mail: ernestiznateathotmaildotcodotuk

 

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Ride Share: Is anyone travelling from Bournemouth to Malaga with Ryanair on Wednesday 10th November, arriving in Malaga at 23.20 and travelling on to Nerja ?
If so, I wonder if I can share your car/lift/taxi and contribute/pay half /whatever?
It seems that there are no shuttles at the moment !
Thanks, Christina, Nerja
cmsmedia@msn.com + 34 687 602 057

 

Reader Response- Altered Electricity hours:
The new 2.0TD three-slot tariff was launched nationally and came into force on 1 June. The timings for the Peak, Flat and Off-peak slots were initially unclear, and the electricity suppliers were reluctant to announce the kWh charges for each period. Most of us had to search the web for information, when it finally became available, and only discovered the new kWh rates from our first new bills.
The electricity companies did their best to obscure the significance of the new time slots, even to the extent of illustrating them in difficult to discern shades of pastel colour on their graphics. Some of us rapidly translated them into the obvious colours, which were also suggested by consumer groups.
The new time slots became part of new Contracts between the company and their customers, and – so far as I know – there was no mention of these time slots either being temporary, or subject to company alteration. As such, it was a contractual arrangement, and we, the customers, made alterations to our power usage to conform to it.
For the electricity companies now, without notice or explanation, to make alterations to the time slots, is entirely unacceptable. We can guess at why they are doing it, but they are now not only operating unethically, but are also in breach of thousands (millions?) of contracts. As such, there are grounds for them being taken to court over this, and hopefully fined a salutary sum for each and every day that they have operated in this way.
Remote manipulation of meters by the companies was something which many observers predicted could/would happen, but I don’t think anyone was expecting this widespread breaking of agreed tariffs quite so soon.
Hopefully, Government is alert to this, and action will follow.
Chris, Sayalonga, steviegregory 01 at hotmail dot com 

 

Thank you Dr.Laptop: Big thanks to Naythan. Dr Laptop’s “clean up” & Windows re-install has given my machine a new lease of life.
Always worth the annual service! JB, Torrox Costa.
jon 108 AT hotmail. co.uk

 

Electricity prices: Hi Naythan, In today’s Digamextra you said “although the average price per Kw/h is around 200 euros. “
This should read “price per Mw/h…”!
Regards, Rod, Competa
(Thanks for the comment. I have double-checked, I translated the article correctly. If there is a mistake, and I suspect you are correct in your observation, then please contact the author of the article. I am not at liberty to alter articles I didn’t write. -Ed.)

 

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia reports 242 cases and five deaths in 24 hours: {Translation, summary} 26/10/2021 14:00
-On Tuesday 26 October, Andalusia recorded a total of 242 cases of coronavirus infection in 24 hours, up from 183 last Tuesday, but down from 263 on Monday, while recording five deaths, less than a week ago (seven) and more than on Monday (one).
-The five deaths were recorded in Seville (two), Almeria, Malaga and Granada (one each).
-According to data consulted by Europa Press from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), the incidence in 14 days has fallen 0.1 points to 32 cases per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 32.1 on Monday and 29.8 points recorded a week ago.
As by province Almeria has the highest with 61.1. Behind are Huelva with 52.6; followed by Malaga with 40.3; Cordoba with 30.1; Jaen with 29.1; Granada with 29; Seville with 20.9, and Cadiz with 17.6.
-The region recorded a rise of 12 hospitalised patients for covid-19 compared to Monday to a total of 178, which represents a decrease of 16 in the inter-weekly comparison, while patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have risen by one to 41, nine less than those reported seven days ago.
-Malaga is the province with the most hospitalised patients with 56 and 13 in ICU, followed by Almeria with 29 and seven in ICU, Seville with 29 and seven in ICU, Granada with 21 and five in ICU, Huelva with 12 and five in ICU, Cadiz with another eleven and one in ICU, Jaen with eleven and one in ICU and Cordoba with nine and two in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

 

Those vaccinated with Janssen will receive a second jab from 15 November to boost immunity:
{Translation, summary} 26Oct21 17:50
-1.97 million people in Spain who were vaccinated with Janssen will receive a second jab. This was today confirmed by the Ministry of Health.
-It has been agreed to establish an order of vaccination following the priorities of the national strategy, i.e. the elderly first and always at least three months after the first injection.
-The Public Health Commission also agreed to administer a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna (messenger RNA) to these two million people. In other words, a heterologous regimen.
-Studies published so far show that it is less effective than other vaccines in preventing infection and hospitalisation. Experts such as the immunologist Salvador Iborra clarified in this article published in September that the loss was not “dramatic” and that the profession was expecting a second dose. The analysis of the Ministry of Health technicians on the effectiveness of the serums reduces the level of protection provided by Janssen to 56% to avoid infection. However, the effectiveness against death is much higher, almost homogeneous to the rest: 89%. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/millones-vacunados-janssen-recibiran-segundo-pinchazo-reforzar-inmunidad_1_8430863.html

SPAIN

The 90 euro ‘heating voucher’ approved by the Government- all the details and when it comes into force: {Translation, summary} 26Oct21 15:02
-On Tuesday, the government approved a royal decree that includes a package of aid worth 100 million euros to try to alleviate the increase in the price of energy, including a 90-euro voucher that extends the thermal social voucher, so that families with more difficulties can heat their homes during the winter.
-According to Vice-President Ribera, “there will be a cheque of 90 euros per family for the beneficiaries” of this aid, which will be collected, if the procedures are not delayed, during the month of December and which will only be in force during this year.
-How much is the voucher and how is it done? The voucher is 90 euros and will be paid in a single payment for people who are beneficiaries of the social voucher.
-Who will manage the aid? The aid will be managed by the Autonomous Communities. The order will be activated from the Ministry to the Autonomous Communities through the single payment system.
-How long will it take to collect it? As confirmed by Minister Teresa Ribera the bonus “will take a few weeks, but it will be ready by the end of the year”. It will be a one-off payment managed by the autonomous communities, Ribera explained, although the subsidy will be covered by state funds.
-Are there more measures to alleviate the rise in energy prices?
Yes, this Tuesday the Council of Ministers approved a royal decree that includes a package of aid to try to alleviate the increase in energy prices. In addition to the 90 euro voucher, discounts on the electricity bill have been extended, benefiting families who receive the bono social eléctrico, who will now enjoy a 60% reduction on their bill – compared to the current 25% – in the case of vulnerable families, and up to 70% reduction in the case of severely vulnerable families – who until now had a 40% reduction.
-Until when will this discount be applied? This increase in the discounts on electricity bills for recipients of the bono social eléctrico – just over one million households – will be in force until 31 March next year, “additional coverage” which, in Ribera’s words, should help to weather “a time of price crisis”. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4868800/0/como-solicitar-el-bono-energetico-de-90-euros-aprobado-por-el-gobierno-y-que-requisitos-exigen-para-las-familias/

 

Spain proposes “revolutionary solution” to lower the price of light: Spain is going to ask Brussels for permission to abandon the European electricity price system, according to Spain’s El País.
The newspaper had access to an “unofficial document” in which Spain points out that “in exceptional situations, Member States must be allowed to adapt the formation of electricity prices to your specific situations“, As a quote or El País.
Thus, the Spanish Government puts on the table a “revolutionary solution”, according to the same diary, to allow a mechanism that reflects the cheapest price of renewable energies in the final prices of light paid by consumers.
This measure put forward by the Spanish Government comes at a time when the energy ministers of the European Union (EU) are looking for solutions to face the escalation of electricity prices, due to the rising gas prices. Full article: https://primetimezone.com/business/spain-proposes-revolutionary-solution-to-lower-the-price-of-light/

 

EU shoots down France and Spain’s bid to take on Russia over gas crisis: France and Spain’s calls for a radical overhaul of the bloc’s energy policy have been shot down as the European Union squabbles over how best to take on Russia over a growing gas crisis.
Nine EU nations torpedoed a Franco-Spanish push for a dramatic overhaul of the electricity market yesterday/TUES, even as gas prices across Europe have soared to new records, prompting mounting fears of a supply crisis this winter.
A number of European governments have accused Russia of deliberately squeezing the EU by limiting the supply of gas to the bloc but the EU is split over how to tackle the issue.
Spain has called for the EU to use its combined purchasing power to buy up gas reserves that would allow it to set a ceiling for prices, to protect governments and consumers.
France has also proposed a wider shake-up of the way the bloc’s energy market operates, including an opt-out allowing governments to quit the current system of setting electricity prices.
However, at an emergency meeting of EU energy ministers in Luxembourg yesterday/TUES, both suggestions were rejected by countries including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland. Full article from The Telegraph, posted without paywall here: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/eu-shoots-down-france-and-spains-bid-to-take-on-russia-over-gas-crisis/ar-AAPYxM1

EUROPE

Spain Tightens Entry Restrictions for Greece, Denmark, Czechia, Liechtenstein & Several Other EU Regions: 26Oct21
Travellers reaching Spain from Greece, Denmark, Czechia, Liechtenstein, and several other regions now need to follow additional entry rules as the countries have been placed on the high-risk areas list.
In last week’s update, only 12 regions of Greece, three regions of Denmark, and eight regions of the Czech Republic were part of the list. However, since the COVID-19 situation has worsened in the countries, now their entire territory is considered highly affected.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-tightens-entry-restrictions-for-greece-denmark-czechia-liechtenstein-several-other-eu-regions/

SPORTS

Bicycle Race News- Rincón de la Victoria celebrates the IV Subida a la Bolina with a peloton of 250 cyclists: {Translation} Sunday Nov. 7th 10:30.
Rincón de la Victoria celebrates the fourth edition of the cycling race Subida a la Bolina ‘Villa Rincón de la Victoria’ organised by the Triple Plateros Cycling Club in collaboration with the Department of Sports in which a peloton of 250 cyclists will participate.
The registration period will end on Thursday 4 November on the Andalusian Cycling Federation’s platform. Registrations can also be made just before the start of the race from 09:00 to 10:30. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/deportes/rincon-victoria-celebra-iv-subida-bolina-peloton-250-ciclistas/20211026121824044177.html 

 

Tennis News- Spanish tennis dealt major blow as top stars withdraw from Billie Jean King Cup: Garbine Muguruza and Paula Badosa have both pulled out of the prestigious 12-team tournament which takes place in Prague next week.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Muguruza currently sits seventh in the ‘Porsche Race to the WTA Finals’, whilst Paula Badosa secured her spot in Guadalajara with a stunning victory at the Indian Wells Masters.
Muguruza took to social media to announce that she will be focusing on her preparation for the WTA Finals and will not make her seventh appearance for the Spanish tennis side this year.
Full article: https://tennishead.net/spanish-tennis-dealt-major-blow-as-top-stars-withdraw-from-bjk-cup/

OTHER

Even The Liberal Left Is Attacking Fakebook Now: I won’t bore you with the details. If you have been following the “Facebook Papers” story, you will find these 2 articles published this week interesting as the Lefty Libs join the Conservative Right in attacking Fakebook’s record of abuses and malfeasance.
1. The Facebook Papers: What you need to know, from ultra Liberal Leftist CNN
https://us.cnn.com/2021/10/25/politics/facebook-papers-what-matters/index.html
2. Facebook Is Even Worse Than Anyone Imagined- A trove of internal documents reveal a company that is willfully spreading misinformation and hate in pursuit of profit and growth, from The New Republic, a 107 year old magazine dedicated to “progressive” reporting.
https://newrepublic.com/article/164142/facebook-whistleblower-broken-beyond-repair 

     What, me worry? Zuck No!

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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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/
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DigameXtra No. 2095 Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 2021

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COVID-19

Covid Spain- Spain’s Ministry of Health confirms 35 cases of the new Delta Plus coronavirus variant in five regions: In its latest report on ‘variants of interest’, published this Monday (25 October), Spain’s Ministry of Health, has acknowledged that up to 35 cases of this the new Delta variant – AY.4.2 – have already been detected in five different autonomous regions of the country.
The data shows that in week 41 (from 11 to 17 October) 35 cases of the AY.4.2 variant were registered, with 26 in Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha (three), Castilla y León (two), Madrid (two) and the Valencian region (two).
In fact, the CCAES experts in Spain are convinced that the Covid-19 outbreaks that have led Benidorm entering the ‘extreme risk’ zone last Friday (by exceeding 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) are caused by the emergence of the AY .4.2 variant, hand-in-hand with mass tourism. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spains-ministry-health-20211025192149-nt.html

SPAIN

Electric Bill Madness- Distorted time slots & the new, constantly changing, electricity tariff timetables: {Translation of full article} Updated: 25/10/2021 16:04h
-On 1 June, a new electricity bill system was introduced in Spain for users of the regulated tariff in Spain. It established three timetables: the off-peak hour, the flat hour and the peak hour.
-The off-peak hour is the cheapest, established from 12 midnight to 8 a.m. and weekends and public holidays. There is also the flat hour, from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to midnight. And finally, the peak hour, the most expensive, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm.
-The escalation of prices since this summer in the electricity bill led the government of Pedro Sánchez to take measures to lower the bill. For this reason, last month it issued a decree lowering the special electricity tax from 5.11 % to 0.5 % and reducing electricity system charges by 90 % until the end of the year.
-These changes have caused the time slots known by users to be distorted, without the government or other official bodies having commented on the matter.
-What are the changes detected in the time slots? In the last week it is possible to see how the time slots in the electricity tariff have changed. For example, last Monday 18 from 7am to 8am there was no off-peak period, but a flat period. And between 8 and 10 a.m., which should be flat, there was a peak period between 9 and 10 a.m. The same situation occurred in the morning.
-The same morning situation occurred on other days. On Wednesday 20, the peak time increased from 7 to 11 a.m., while on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 the peak times were between 8 and 10 a.m., losing flat hours along the way.
-In the afternoons, the situation has also changed and has benefited users, although the average price per Kw/h is around 200 euros. Thus, on Thursday 21 there were off-peak hours from 11am to 6pm, when it should have been between peak and off-peak, as established in June.
-As for weekends, which should have been off-peak hours, there have also been changes. For example, last Saturday, the most expensive since data has been available, the peak hours were between 0 and 2 am, from 9 am to 10 am and from 7 pm to 10 pm. And the off-peak hours were from 11 am to 6 pm. On Sunday, which until today was also the most expensive ever, the cheapest tariff was from 3 am to 6 pm and expensive between 7 pm and midnight.
-In this way, the time slots show numerous changes, as they change every day and even by the hour. What was useful a few months ago is no longer useful, so the best option is to consult the website of Red Eléctrica de España, where the demand graphs are published. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-cuales-son-nuevos-horarios-tarifa-luz-nsv-202110251604_noticia.html

 

Real Estate News- New Bill Will Revolutionize the Dynamics of the Residential Sector- Smallholders can only raise rents a maximum of 10% in areas with rising prices, other rent controls and new rules, take effect 2024: {Translation of full article} 
-The Council of Ministers will approve this Tuesday the first state housing law of democracy, an ambitious project that will completely revolutionise the dynamics of the residential sector. The law will serve to articulate measures such as rent controls in stressed areas, i.e. with skyrocketing prices. However, as ABC reported, these will not come into force until at least 2024.
-This is stated in the draft bill, to which this newspaper has had access. The text establishes that there will be a period of a year and a half from the approval of the law for “the application of this limitation referring to the reference index system, so that the state administration can establish a system that can be used to apply these limitations on rental prices in stressed areas”. Given that the law will not be passed until well into 2022 by the Cortes, this delays rent controls until the next legislature.
The designation of a stressed zone, which is essential to enforce these limits, will be the work of the communities, but will have to be approved by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda. The Government’s main requirement is that the average rent or mortgage burden in the area – plus basic expenses and supplies – must exceed 30% of the average household income.
-In addition, the purchase or rental price must have risen over the last five years by a cumulative percentage of at least five points more than the CPI in that community. In other words, if inflation in the region has been 1%, only those places where rents have exceeded 6% can be considered as a stressed area.
-More conditions. A zone will be considered to be under stress for a period of three years, which can be extended annually. In order to do so, the community in question will have to demonstrate that it has carried out certain measures to correct imbalances in the rental market that have not worked.
-Within these zones, large tenants will not be able to raise prices. The government understands large landlords to be those with more than 10 homes or 1,500 square metres, although it will give the regions the freedom to establish “additional criteria” to this definition.
-Small owners, on the other hand, will be able to raise prices by up to 10%. Although in principle a rent freeze was envisaged in these cases, landlords will be able to raise rents if they can prove that they have renovated the property in the previous two years, improved access or signed a ten-year contract with their tenants.
***IBI surcharges of up to 150%***
-With regard to empty homes, local councils will be able to demand a surcharge of up to 50% of the net amount of IBI. The Executive will understand empty dwellings to be those that remain unoccupied without justified cause for more than two years, provided that they belong to an owner with four or more dwellings for residential use.
-However, the surcharge may reach 100% if the period of unoccupation is longer than three years “and may be modulated according to the period of time of unoccupation”.
-In addition, local councils may increase the percentage of surcharge corresponding to the above by up to 50 additional percentage points in the case of properties belonging to owners of two or more residential properties that are unoccupied in the same municipality. In total, a 150% penalty.
-In any case, it will be considered justified that the property is empty when a series of circumstances occur. For example, temporary relocation for work or training reasons, a change of address due to a situation of dependency or for health or social emergency reasons, properties destined for second home use with a maximum of 4 years of continuous unoccupation, properties subject to construction or rehabilitation work… in short, the owner will be penalised when he/she is conditioned by circumstances that prevent the effective occupation of the property.
-Nor will the IBI surcharge be applied to properties that are subject to litigation or have a case pending a judicial or administrative resolution that prevents the use and disposal of the property. Or in the case of properties for sale, with a maximum of one year in this situation, or for rent, with a maximum of six months in this situation.
***Housing Advisory Council***
-Beyond the specific measures, the draft law also contemplates the creation of the Housing Advisory Council, a collegiate body “of a technical nature” in which future legislative changes in housing matters will be debated.
-The Government’s intention is that this new body will include representatives from the different ministerial departments with responsibilities related to housing, business associations, professional associations, financial institutions, associations from the third sector and those representing interests affected by the law. In addition, various professional experts in housing matters, as well as university and research experts, will also be able to form part of the Council. Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-viviendas-vacias-tendran-recargo-hasta-200-por-ciento-202110251232_noticia.html

 

WHAT!?! Spanish police duo sidelined, as punishment by superiors, for their award-winning work against animal abuse: Two officers from Alcalá de Henares are taking their case to court, claiming harassment by their superiors who allegedly told them to focus on other crimes.
The confrontation between these police officers and their superiors revolves around how the pair handled complaints of animal abuse. Together, Flor and Alberto have rescued up to 40 animals over two years, but, according to their superiors, in some cases, they did not follow the correct administrative procedure.
According to Flor and Alberto, the real reason behind the confrontation is that animal abuse is not a priority for their bosses, who urged them to focus on other crimes. The tension was such that an internal investigation was carried out. In a document to which EL PAÍS has had access, the investigation concluded that both officers had acted correctly and performed a “praiseworthy and admirable” job. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spain/2021-10-25/spanish-police-duo-sidelined-for-their-award-winning-work-against-animal-abuse.html 

ANDALUCIA

Sierra Bermeja forest fire is finally out after burning for more than six weeks: The huge blaze destroyed almost 9,600 hectares of land in the municipalities of Estepona, Casares, Jubrique, Júzcar, Genalguacil, Faraján and Benahavís and claimed the life of an Infoca firefighter. Photo:SALVADOR SALAS. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sierra-bermeja-forest-20211025095531-nt.html 

MALAGA

Special DGT clampdown on bikes and electric scooters using the pavements: Spain’s Directorate-General for Traffic will increase surveillance and controls in large towns and cities in a special campaign that runs from 25 October until 7 November.
Riding electric scooters and bicycles on the pavements is a serious violation of the new traffic code that carries a penalty of 200 euros.
A campaign has been launched in Malaga this Monday, 25 October, and it will run until 7 November. It will involve a special control and surveillance of bicycles and ‘personal mobility vehicles’ on the pavements, with the support and collaboration of the main Local Police forces on the Costa del Sol.
The campaign is aimed at those municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, so it will affect Marbella and Malaga city.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/marbella-san-pedro/special-clampdown-bikes-20211025174944-nt.html

COSTA BLANCA

Romance scam leaves octogenarian out of pocket to the tune of 67,000 euros: Officers arrested a 33-year-old woman as the alleged perpetrator of a fraud. She has a police record and has used this ‘modus operandi’ to swindle money in the past. She stole 67,000 euros from this elderly man. She used a romance scam to defraud her octogenarian victim.
A romance scam “basically consists of networks of fraudsters whose victims are elderly people whose trust is gained by using young women of different nationalities.
“These young women go as far as proposing marriage or long-term relationships in order to be included in the deeds of their flats and even as beneficiaries in their wills.”
During the investigation, the officers discovered that the woman had repeatedly borrowed money from the elderly man. She promised to pay him back once she had sold her property in Romania. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/25/romance-scam-leaves-octogenarian-out-of-pocket/

UK

Britain to raise minimum wage to 9.50 pounds a hour: Britain will announce a rise in its minimum wage for those aged 23 and over to 9.50 pounds ($13.06) per hour from 8.91 pounds in the government’s budget statement on Wednesday, the finance ministry said on Monday. The increase in the minimum wage is due to take effect in April 2022. Rates for people aged under 23, who are paid a lower minimum wage, are also due to rise, the finance ministry said. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britain-raise-minimum-wage-950-pounds-hour-bbc-says-2021-10-25/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Spain’s team to defend their Davis Cup title:
Tennis players Pablo Carreño, Feliciano Lopez, Roberto Bautista, Carlos Alcaraz and Marcel Granollers will be part of the Spanish team in the Davis Cup Finals, which will be held from November 25 to December 5 in Innsbruck (Austria), Turin (Italy) and Madrid. Rafael Nadal will not play due to injury.
Spain, which defends the title won in the last edition of the tournament, is in Group A along with Russia and Ecuador. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/spain-will-defend-their-davis-cup-title-with-carreno-bautista-feliciano-alcaraz-and-granollers/

 

Cricket News- T20 World Cup: Scotland crash back down to earth after defeat to Afghanistan. Afghanistan win by 130 runs. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/scotland-afghanistan-result-t20-world-cup-b1945078.html 

OTHER

Fakebook Disruptions Again: Widespread outages reported by users and many that can connect have very limited functions or pages with blank spots. See comments in pic below. Source: https://downdetector.com/status/facebook/ 

 

New macOS Monterey is out now: Apple has released macOS Monterey, the latest version of the company’s operating system for MacBook, iMac, Mac mini and Mac Pro personal computers. As confirmed after last year’s MacBook Pro M1 Pro and M1 Max launch, today’s launch is a free upgrade for all compatible machines, whether they’re based on Apple Silicon or Intel processors. The update, which has enjoyed a lengthy beta period throughout the summer, is now available, brings updates to FaceTime, AirPlay from iPhone-to-Mac, a brand new version of Safari including Tab Groups, boosts to Universal Control, and plenty more. Full article: https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/macos-monterey-is-available-to-download-now-4175885

 

How to know if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp?: {Translation}
-Have you written to someone and they don’t reply, and the last message you sent to that person remains with just a ‘check’ and, no matter how much time passes, they don’t receive that message (and, therefore, the double ‘check’ doesn’t appear)?
-Don’t despair, there’s nothing wrong with your Whatsapp… but the person you’re sending your messages to has probably blocked you.
-Without going into the person’s motivation for blocking you, there are a series of signs to know if that person has indeed blocked you or deleted your Whatsapp chat and your contact.
-In addition to the ‘check’ (if you have been blocked, you will only see a ‘sent message’ check, but never the second ‘delivered message’ check), you will also know that you have been blocked because you will not be able to see the information about the last time the contact was online (if this option was not already deactivated), nor will you see the updates of the contact’s profile photo (in fact, there comes a time when the contact’s photo disappears completely for you) and you will not be able to call that contact via Whatsapp.
-If the blocking has been total, you won’t be able to call them via a classic call either, and you will constantly get the message that “the person you are calling is switched off or out of coverage”.
Source, Spanish: https://www.laprovincia.es/vida-y-estilo/tecnologia/2021/10/25/alguien-bloqueado-whatsapp-58805374.html

 

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DigameXtra No. 2094 Monday, Oct. 25th, 2021

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***Trips***
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-5th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-26th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre €15pp
-28th – Casariche Sunday Market for all things fabric, haberdashery, dried fruit, hams, cheeses, decorations, end of lines from Zara, Pull n Bear and Mango. Price €15.50
December
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-10th – Malaga Christmas Lights €8pp
-14th – Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale – do pop long, doors open 12.15
-16th – Trip To Rute – visiting the Anise and chocolate factories and sampling hams, sausages and cheeses in Rute itself. Price €15.50pp
January
-7th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-21st – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €18,50pp – Bring your skis!
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 

 

November 2021 Program Schedule for Bio Beach Restaurant: Located in El Morche, behind the Church, on the Paseo Maritimo.
For information or registration contact: norma2kk@aol.com
-Wed. Nov.3 at 11am: Speaker: Norma – Power Point Presentation-Topic: La Desbandada and the sinking of the Delphin off Calaceite coast, Torrox, in Jan. 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Desbandada highlights the massacre on the A-340 in Feb.1937 where innocent civilians fell victims to Franco’s allies. La Desbandada consititutes the most disastrous and poignant episode of the Spanish Civil War in Malaga and one of the worst of the entire conflict. At the Torre del Mar Bus Station, an outside museum features the signatures of the victims of that grim date.
-Tues. Nov. 9 at 10:45am: U3A Writing Workshop-Must register.
-Wed. Nov. 10 at 11am: Speaker: Norma – Power Point Presentation Topic: The town of Consuegra in the Toledo province steeped in the magic of Don Quijote. Come and enjoy the 12 magnificent Middle Ages windmills dominated by the XIII century castle, La Muela, built by the Moors and that Napoleon attempted to destroy. Consuegra itself goes back to pre-Roman times and is situated about 100 km south of Madrid. Treat yourself to a sliver of history.
-Thurs. Oct. 14 at 11:30am: Spanish Instruction, basic; must register.
-Mon. Nov. 15 at 17hrs: Spanish for beginners. Must register
-Mon. Nov. 15 at 19hrs: Movie Night. Must register – Erin Brockovich-2000-2hrs11mn – True Story – Brockovich’s work in bringing litigation against Pacific Gas & Electric was the focus of the 2000 feature film, Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts in the title role. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing in a Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Roberts won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich. Erin Brockovich herself had a cameo role as a waitress named Julia R.
-Thurs. Nov. 18 at 13hrs: Munch Bunch-Must register.
-Tues. Nov. 23 at 10:45am: U3A Writing Workshop-Must register.

 

Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Full Bar & Traditional Dutch Food Menu
Open Mon-Sat, 1400 – 2200. Closed Sundays
-Guitar Workshop & Jam, all levels welcome. Wednesdays at 3pm.
-Drawing & Painting Workshop. Tuesdays 10:30-12:30. Cost = €10 (includes materials)
The Workshop Mindfullnes Yoga is full, and Painting & Drawing are filling up with places still available.
Workshop Handicrafts/Crafts/Board Games/Mosaic/etc. Friday, October 22, 10.30 – 12.30 hours. Cost €5 including a Tapas&Copas, excluding any material costs. You don’t have to sign up, just come and visit us.
Update: Mosaic and/or Macrame Workshops. It will probably be done alternately on a Saturday / Friday. I have also chosen the following (provisional) Start Date for MOZAÏEK as Saturday 30 October, 10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Costs once €25, after that €10 each time.
Registration & Info: yfketorrox@gmail.com or stop by the bar.
Please indicate which days you prefer, or are unavailable.
You will find us at: Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon, YFKE’S BAR.
Tel +34 711 03 0217 

 

 

 

 

 

Potters Bar- N is anticipating the return of the fantastic Dixieland Jazz band: Sunday Oct 31st at 2pm. With the very talented trio, Spike,Diego and Jonny. Bookings are essential so please make your reservation with Cathy on 685435767

 

Live Music with Wilson Morissette: Thurs 28Oct 21:30
Hotel Helios, Paseo Cristobal 12, Alumnecar FB link 

 

Estepona Council Halloween Party: Celebrate Halloween on Sunday October 31, from 8 pm to midnight, with a party in the municipal booth at the fairground with a free party. See all the details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/24/estepona-council-will-celebrate-halloween-on-sunday-october-31/

 

VIVALDI’S Four Seasons by candlelight: Presented in Malaga Capital at the María Cristina Concert Hall on Friday November 5 with performances at 6.15pm and 8.15pm.
The four members of the Spinto string quartet will perform in the intimate surroundings of the former 15th Century Franciscan Monastery which was converted into a concert hall in 1871. Photo:fundacionunicaja.com. See all the details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/24/vivaldis-four-seasons-by-candlelight-presented-in-malaga-capital/ 

 

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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.
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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
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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.
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Address: C. Ruperto Andúez, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Phone: +34 951730422
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BluCee Real Estate:
Static caravan for sale on a popular site on the Costa del Sol, priced at €24,500. For more information and to take a 360° tour of this mobile home please click on the following link – https://www.blucee.com/index.php/property/static-caravan/
For more information please contact us at info@blucee.com
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria and now with an office in Nerja.
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Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre:
-Bunk beds or can be used as 2 singles mattress size 190 x 90cms Price 50€
-Bedroom chair 35€
-4 Spanish chairs 50€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household services dot com 

 

For Sale: 2 paintings. Original oil paintings, boat painting by kenneth hammond, forest by tony cashman. each 90x50cm.
Price €250 for both
tel: sue 602882537 in Vinuela 

 

For Sale: This six bulb flower and berries feature lamp might be perfect for you. 60 x 60cm. €25 ONO.
Email: alanbath122@gmail.com
Buyer collects from Las Flores in Penoncillo 

 

For Sale, 2 sets of items:
– Dining Table and 4 Chairs. €150.00
– High quality Dining Table and chairs. This is the pic with the red cushion chairs. Cost over €5,000 when new. Will except €350.
Pamela, Torrox Costa. Contact: 633041002 

 

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Malaga continues to lead in the number of Covid cases in Andalusia with 85 more positives and two deaths: {Translation} Updated: 23 October, 2021 – 13:42h
-The measures have been relaxed, full capacity is back, the masks on the street have almost disappeared and there is an almost forgotten tranquillity in the air. However, the coronavirus has not gone away. The proof is in the figures that the Regional Ministry of Health and Families continues to provide on a daily basis. Malaga continues to lead the number of Covid-19 cases in Andalusia. This Saturday there are 85 new cases and two more deaths.
-The province of Malaga almost doubles in the number of new infections to the second most affected, Seville, which has 46 positive cases. It should also be noted that the outbreak recorded in Archidona prison now affects 69
-A total of 282 cases have been recorded in Andalusia, although only 12 of them have required hospitalisation in the last few hours. Malaga has four admissions in the latest balance sheet provided by the Junta de Andalucía. Currently, 173 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain in Andalusian hospitals, of which 43 are in ICU. At the peak of February, the Andalusian centres reached 5,000 admissions.
-In Malaga hospitals, a total of 58 Covid-19 patients are receiving care and 15 of them are in intensive care units. This figure is much lower than the peak recorded in the fifth wave. Nevertheless, it remains the province with the highest burden of care due to the pandemic.
-So far and since March 2020, more than 10,500 people have passed through Malaga’s healthcare centres. This figure represents 6.7% of the total number of people infected in the province, who now total 155,475 according to the official registry. Of those hospitalised, 10% have to be treated in the ICU due to the worsening of their state of health.
-However, the worst count is the number of deaths. A total of 1,987 people have died in the province as a result of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. This is the second Andalusian province with the second highest number of deaths after Seville, which has had more than 2,300 in the last year and a half.
-In terms of the number of people recovered, 76 have been added in the last few hours in Malaga. There are now 153,668 people who have successfully overcome the disease since records began. The Regional Ministry of Health also reports the number of doses of the vaccine inoculated in Malaga. A total of 2,473,168 doses have already been administered and more than 1,269,795 have been given the full course. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-Covid-Andalucia-positivos-fallecidos_0_1622538206.html

SPAIN

La Palma Volcano Update- New Flow & Vent: {Translation} 24.10.2021 – 20:25h
-Far from subsiding, the volcano of La Palma has reached five weeks of eruption at full power on a day in which it has added a new flow and an open vent under the secondary cone from which abundant liquid lava flows, and in which earthquakes have been constant.
-In the last few hours, according to calculations by the Geological and Mining Institute (IGME), a new flow has been recorded, which is heading towards Las Manchas and is advancing at about 50 metres per hour. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4864292/0/ultimas-noticias-directo-erupcion-volcan-la-palma-cumbre-vieja-video-lava/  Click player to start video.

 

UK

UK Covid deaths soar 26% in a week as another 72 die despite cases dropping: The UK has recorded another 39,962 Covid cases in the latest 24 hour period, while deaths have risen by 72 – up by over a quarter in seven days.
It breaks a cycle of 11 consecutive days in a row where new infections remained above 40,000 across Britain amid fears of a fresh wave as winter approaches.
The figures, released this afternoon by the Department of Health, see an 11 percent case decrease compared to last Sunday (October 17) when there were 44,985 recorded.
And 57 fatalities within 28 days of a positive test, meaning a rise of 26 percent.
It is the biggest Covid death toll for a Sunday since March 7 when there were 82.
Daily hospital admissions also continue to surge with 1,080 today and 6,720 over the last week and 1,116 in seven days which works out at a 19.9 percent increase.
Yesterday, cases rose by 44,985 with a further 135 fatalities.
Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-uk-covid-deaths-soar-25288070

EUROPE

Third Country Nationals, Including Britons, Now Need to Convert Their COVID-19 Certificate Before Travelling to Switzerland:
The Swiss authorities have announced that the country will no longer recognise COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates issued by countries outside the European Union and Schengen Area, including the United Kingdom’s NHS COVID-19 App.
As such, all those who want to travel to Switzerland need to apply for a Swiss COVID Certificate. Travellers from the UK as well as all those who do not hold the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate will be eligible to obtain the Swiss COVID Certificate as long as they prove that they have been fully vaccinated against the disease with one of the EMA-approved vaccines.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/third-country-nationals-including-britons-now-need-to-convert-their-covid-19-certificate-before-travelling-to-switzerland/

SPORTS

Cricket News- In a first, Pakistan beat India in T20 World Cup: Pakistan beat India in a T20 World Cup match, as skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan lead the team to victory without a wicket’s loss.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan lead team to 10-wicket victory.
India and Pakistan have clashed a total of six times in T20 World Cups, with Men In Green winning this fixture, while the rest of the five were win by the Men In Blue. Photo:AFP. Full article: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/902812-in-a-first-pakistan-beat-india-in-t20-world-cup

 

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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
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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
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Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
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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 

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar, Catholic Mass in English Every Saturday: Starting on the 6th November at 17.00 we are pleased to announce the return of the Catholic mass in the Centre. The mass was originally cancelled due to the Covid pandemic last year and the lack of an English speaking priest, it has been greatly missed and we look forward to seeing all English speaking Catholics who would enjoy a mass conducted in their own language. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Lux Mundi on Tel. 952 543 334
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, Torre del Mar, 29740

 

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Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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DigameXtra No. 2093 Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 2021

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Halloween Activities For Children- Torrox: {Translation, summary}
31st of October (Sunday), starting at 18.00 hrs in two different locations: the Plaza de la Constitución, Torrox, and Promenade of El Morche.
In both locations there will be storytelling with monsters and thematic proceedings as much theatrical as musical interactive with the small ones, that they may also conduct workshops, number of boxes of pumpkin for children between 2 and 6 years and books terrifying to those who are between 7 and 12 years. They could not miss animators with globloflexia and pintacaras, and there will be an area with inflatables.
The traditional division of sweets will be organized at the end of the party, around nine in the evening.
As a novelty this year, will be the search of a house, following the clues that will be revealed throughout the evening from the stage. Whoever finds it will get the prize of a large basket with products from Halloween. FB LINK
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/tarde-magica-de-halloween-para-los-mas-pequenos-en-torrox-y-el-morche/

 

Theatrical Tour “Madinat Balish” (in English): Sat., Nov 13th 10am-12:15pm. In Velez Malaga.
Travel in time with us to the Andalusi past of Balish Vélez-Málaga and interact with its historical characters as you visit its historical monuments and walk through the medieval town!
If you want to join the tour please contact us via email: sharqandalus@gmail.com including your name, phone number and the subject “TOURBALISH “.
You can also contact us by phone or whatsapp: 628 66 56 70
Price: 15 euros {Under 17 years: 5 euros/Under 12 years: free (accompanied)}
https://sites.google.com/view/sharq-alandalus 

 

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals Spain To UK To Spain Fortnightly:      Runs Spain to UK and Up to 4 weeks free Storage. Spain or UK
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
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Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website http://www.euroam.co.uk
email ; tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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