DigameXtra No. 2080 Friday, Oct. 8th, 2021

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For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

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Day of the Tourist- Nerja: {Translation} Saturday, 9th October
The Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre hosts this Saturday the Day of the Tourist
Next Saturday, 9th October, Nerja will celebrate the Day of the Tourist with a public event, until full capacity is reached, which will take place in the Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre at 20:00 hours, during which the Tourist Gold Shield will be awarded to those named this year as Tourists of Honour, the current Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Government of Spain, and Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jiménez, Minister of Justice in the 10th Legislature between 2011 and 2014, and the Distinción Turística 2021 will be awarded to the Association of Hotel Entrepreneurs of the Costa del Sol (AEHCOS).
Those interested in attending should contact the Municipal Office of Citizen Services, located on the ground floor of the Town Hall, by calling 661836740 / 661836947 or by emailing protocoloayuntamiento@nerja.es.
On the same day, at 22.30 hours, the singer Pitingo will put the finishing touch to the Tourist Day with a concert to be held in the Plaza de España. The artist will perform his popular versions that mix soul, jazz and flamenco.


Ayuntamiento de Nerja- program for the Fair 2021, which will be held from 9 to 12 October: {Translation}
Performances, shows, attractions at the fairground, and a photographic exhibition in the Market Hall. From the Town Hall of Nerja we wish our neighbours and visitors a happy Fair, that we live it with joy, in company, and always with prudence”.
During all the days the parades and the children’s and musical performances in the Paseo Balcón de Europa will enliven the day starting at midday and continuing until the afternoon. “In addition, there will be open-air performances in Plaza de España, on Saturday 9 at 22.30 hours Pitingo, and on Sunday 10 Ortigosa, on Monday 11 India Martínez, Tuesday 12 the group Alalba, all at 22.00 hours,” said the councillor.
On the 10th at 18.00 the procession will take place in honour of our Patron Saints, San Miguel Arcángel, who will leave from the Church of El Salvador and the Virgen de las Angustias, from her Hermitage, to meet and finish together in El Salvador. Afterwards, at 20:00, a mass will be held in their honour.
The elderly will receive their traditional tribute on the 10th and 11th October, with two lunches in the Cueva de Nerja Restaurant, where the Queen and Knight of the Fiestas de la Tercera Edad will be crowned, and the Flamenca 2021 will be chosen, with performances by Plácido Vera and Paco el Apañao.
On the 12th, religious ceremonies will be held in honour of the Virgen Del Pilar, patron saint of the Guardia Civil, which will take place at 12 noon in the Church of El Salvador.
Source, Spanish: https://www.nerja.es/nerja-presenta-el-programa-para-de-la-feria-2021/ 


II Feria De Vinos – II Wine Fair, Competa: November 21st, 1-5pm.
We are preparing the SECOND Feria de Vinos de Competa and will be held at the Hotel Balcon de Competa. With the help of Juanjo Sanchez Vidal as Somellier we will be tasting around 20 wines including white, rosé, sparkling, red and sweet wines.
Food will be provided. You will have Paella and various Cheeses.
Seating will be limited so tickets must be purchased in advance.
There will be a raffle of bottles.
Buy your tickets before November and receive a Free Bottle of Wine.
Tix & Info & Map: https://www.weezevent.com/segunda-feria-de-vinos-en-competa-malaga
Address: Calle San Antonio 75 29754 Competa


Kizzy Caribbean Kitchen: DJ Darren Martin this Friday 8OCT
Live set from 9pm. If You’ve Caught Darrens Sets Here In The Past You Know Its Gonna Be An Evening Full Of Deep, Dirty Basslines To Get You All Dancing – So Dust Off Those Skanking Shoes & We Will See You All On The Dancefloor
Top Floor, El Zoco, Calahonda 29649 Mijas +34 711050491 FB link 


Art exhibition entitled ‘Almar and The Sea’, by Mariano Fernández Cornejo: At La Sala El Pósito in Vélez-Málaga- works evoke the sea that connects Malaga to his hometown, Melilla. The exhibition is composed of 26 paintings, mostly acrylic, and can be visited until the November 12 FB link


Echoes of The Beatles in Concert: Sat., Oct 9th 9:30pm
Teatro Las Lagunas Mijas
A night of incredible music from the greatest band of all time “The Beatles” performed for you by Echoes of The Beatles, with authentic costumes, instruments and backline, this FULLY LIVE event is one not to be missed! With hits from 1960-1970, this show will transport you to the decade that changed music forever!
Camino del Albero, 16. Las Lagunas 29649 Mijas  FB link 


Guilty Pleasures Sunday at El Mico Bar: Oct 10th 20:30
Free entry. An evening with the fabulous SPICE who entertain you all night. An amazing night to remember. Free entry however we do recommend to book your table in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.
Reservation via messenger or directly in the bar.
Location: Calle Jaén 2 Local 13 29620 Torremolinos-Málaga FB link 


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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. Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 7:30pm 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
Hot Days Are Here – Lovely sparkling pool
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.
The heatwave is here, and we fill up quickly. So relaxing in our renovated pool and garden.
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 some photos of our latest FREE EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES at Malagalingo Spanish School in Torrox Costa.
Come and meet new people of all nationalities and have fun with our lessons and our FREE OUT-OF-SCHOOL activities
We will welcome you with open arms!!
Malagalingo Spanish School
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Pilikin good quality bedbases with the legs 190x90cms Price 60€ (For the 2)
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Don Quijote figure. 60cm high. 45€
John, Torrox, Call 636160538 


Wanted: Long Term Rental
-Torrox to Rincon de la Victoria, on the coast, not inland villages.
-Looking for a 1 bedroom flat or small casita. No studios please.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen and a washer. I don’t mind if it’s a bit rough or needs some paint or minor repairs- DigameXtra Sponsor SPW Construction has offered to assist with those tasks if necessary. Thanks Scott!
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
-Can move in from mid October if available, but can wait until mid Dec. 
Please send details to Naythan, Torrox Costa
email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


News & Articles

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Nerja goes to level 0 of the Health Alert against Covid-19. Here you have the info: 


Spain passes ‘a crucial milestone on the road to recovery’ says PM Sánchez: The country’s incidence rate has fallen below 50 to 48.94, a low-risk level for coronavirus and a figure that has not been seen since July 2020. It has dropped below 50, the barrier that separates medium-risk from low-risk of the disease, according to the ‘Covid traffic light’ system established by the Ministry of Health and the regions last March. Full article:


La Palma struck by new quake and more destruction from erupting volcano: A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck on Thursday in La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands, where a volcanic eruption has been underway since September 19.
The tremor, registered at a depth of 35 kilometers, is the biggest one on record since that day, according to data collected by the National Geographic Institute of Spain (IGN). It followed on the heels of 16 smaller quakes registered overnight by the IGN. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spain/2021-10-07/spains-la-palma-struck-by-new-quake-and-more-destruction-from-erupting-volcano.html


La Palma volcano enters a new phase as lava flows to the sea through ‘tunnels’: Scientists studying the behaviour of the La Palma volcano have said that it has entered a phase of stability, although it does not mean that they expect eruptions to subside any time soon.
Specialists have revealed that the damage it has wreaked on land has not spread much wider as the lava is now flowing to the sea through ducts, that were formed in the lower levels of the magma mass as it moved towards the ocean. The Canary Islands are full of these tunnels. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/palma-volcano-enters-20211007100803-nt.html 


Red Hot Chili Peppers to kick off their world tour in Seville in June ’22: Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced this Thursday a new world Tour of stadiums that will start on June 4, 2022 in La Cartuja de Seville. The tour will mark the return to the group of their legendary guitarist John Frusciante, who left in 2007 to pursue his solo career. Tickets will go on sale on October 15 at 10 am on the group’s website and there will be pre-sale for fans from Saturday the 9th in North America and from Wednesday October 13th in Europe. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-to-kick-off-their-world-tour-in-seville-in-june/ 


President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, and Torrox Mayor Push Back Against Empty House Tax: {Translation from Ayuntamiento de Torrox FB page, better than the FB translation in the pic}
“I am not going to raise the IBI to anyone, as the Spanish Government intends to do!”
This is how the mayor of Torrox, Óscar Medina, has expressed himself after learning about some of the aspects of the new Housing Law in Spain, which PSOE and Unidas Podemos agreed on Tuesday.
The new legislation will contemplate a tax on empty housing through the IBI surcharge of up to 150% that can be applied by local councils.
Medina recalled that precisely in the current legislature the biggest tax reduction has been approved and that it will affect all residents, paying 7% less between 2019 and 2021, setting the IBI in Torrox at 0.63% for the next year.
Thus, the mayor has insisted that the government team is thinking about the welfare and economic recovery of the residents, so that among other fiscal measures also approved, the lowering of other taxes and municipal fees (on motor vehicles, rubbish collection service or occupation of public roads). “We are not going to penalise any resident who has an empty property because they are not living there and do not want to rent it, for whatever reason”, reiterated Medina, in relation to the new Housing Law for empty properties and measures to prevent evictions.
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has also criticised the central government’s measure as “interventionist” and that it will have a negative effect on the market. Source, Spanish: FB link 


Ireland agrees global tax deal, sacrificing prized low rate: Ireland dropped its opposition to an overhaul of global corporate tax rules on Thursday, agreeing to give up its prized 12.5% tax for large multinationals in a major boost to efforts to impose a minimum rate worldwide.
Ireland, the low-tax European headquarters for blue chip companies including Apple Google and Facebook , declined to sign up to the initial deal in July, objecting to a proposed rate of “at least” 15%.
An updated text this week dropped the “at least”, clearing the way for ministers to do what successive governments said they would never contemplate – giving up the low rate that has helped win Ireland investments and jobs for decades. Full article: https://news.trust.org/item/20211007180750-48twr


Football News- An investment fund from Saudi Arabia buys Newcastle and makes them the richest team in the world: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has taken over Newcastle United FC from billionaire Mike Ashley after it received approval from the U.K.’s Premier League following a year and a half wait. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/saudi-wealth-fund-buys-newcastle-united-after-league-backing/ar-AAPfm1J



Windows 11 Info: I have installed Win 11 on a MiniPC. That was the only computer I had that meets the minimum requirements, a processor 3 or less years old.  Installation took 90 mins on a very fast internet connection. My initial impressions: Seems to run fast, they moved the “Start” button to the new “centered” taskbar, and they totally redesigned the Settings Section. While the installation did save most of my old settings, a few were reset to the default. There may be more as I am still getting to know this complicated new Settings Section. If you thought the Windows 10 Settings Section was difficult to navigate, and many do, well this new design is even more complicated. It appears the designers made it intentionally complex so as to prevent users from making changes to the default Settings! -Ed.


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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
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Torrox: 952 539 828
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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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