DigameXtra No. 2083 Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 2021

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Today is a Bank Holiday: Tuesday 12Oct. Fiesta Nacional de España is one of two “national days” of Spain and is held annually every 12 October.


Today- Malaga’s brass bands take to the streets for the Pilar festivities: {Translation}
Up to 19 bands will offer one-hour concerts in numerous public spaces in the capital. All the concerts will begin simultaneously on Tuesday 12 October at 12:00. On the occasion of Columbus Day, the concerts will begin with the performance of the ‘National Anthem’, followed by a repertoire chosen by each musical group in question. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/semanasanta/bandas-musica-malaga-calles-festividad-Pilar_0_1618939553.html


Echoes of The Beatles: Tribute show at The Casbah Live Lounge on Friday Nov 5th. Tickets are available for booking now €10. WhatsApp 602535710
Av de Rota 19648 Mijas 


Festival de Blues de Málaga:
Saturday, Oct 16th – 19:00h – Torrox (Constitution Square)
-Koko-Jean & the Tonics
-The Blue Stompers
-The Gangberries
Free entry until capacity is full


The Boma- Coming Events:
-Sat Oct 16th, Revival Band, 7:30pm
-Sun Oct 24th, Rock of Ages band, 7:30pm
A South African bar & restaurant in the heart of Andalucia. Serving great food, good drinks & unmatched personality.
Av. de Mijas km 2.5. 29120 Alhaurín el Grande
Book now +34 952 49 11 94  FB link 


Gibraltar Autumn Classical Concert returns to St Michael’s Cave: The concert will take place on Monday October 18 starting at 8pm.
The Programme by European Sinfonietta includes:
Rossini: The Barber of Seville – Overture
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No 1, in F minor, Op 73
Beethoven: Symphony No 5, Op 67
Tickets for this concert priced at £22 are available via www.buytickets.gi and the cost includes a return shuttle service from the Public Market and opposite the Cable Car from 6.30pm.
On arrival at the Concert the following will be required together with your ticket- Proof of full vaccination prior to the event (at least one dose) or a Covid-19 rapid negative test on the same day of the event.


Local league tennis and paddle tennis Vélez-Málaga 2021-2022:
Two leagues in which you can participate for the ages; paddle and tennis for over 16 years and another paddle for children between 6 and 15 years.
Inscription 15 € (all season) Open until 29 October
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Services required – Paddle lessons and group: Looking for information on paddle lessons and/or places to play with others in the Rincon de la Victoria to Torre area. Live in Benajarafe. Can play tennis but need to understand paddle rules better and how to hit ball from the back wall. Barbara. Barbara.mcmahon505@gmail.com


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For Sale: Gents and Ladies golf sets
Gents Wilson Staff DI5 irons 3-sw, driver and 3 wood in Mizuno Bag.
Ladies Wilson Ultra and Yonex driver in Wilson bag.
Includes umbrellas, ball scoop, balls, tees, gloves etc.
Everything you need to get started! €200.
Martin, Capistrano, Nerja. hutch4@btinternet.com
or +44 7742835308 


For Sale: Orbea Asphalt Aluminium Road race bike. T- 51 Frame. Shimano 105 18 gears. XERO CXR6 Lite wheels. San Marco race gel seat.. Michelin Dynamic Sports tyres. Including Minoura V150 bike trainer. €275.
TFL/Whatsapp Bob on 649111965. Located near Vinuela.
Email: bobjan158 at hotmail.com 


Wanted: Tiles. Dear Digame Readers, many people will recognize the tiles in these photos. They were frequently used about eighteen years ago on terraces for houses in the campo. We have some tiles cracked and the tiles are not commercially available because they are very thin. If you have some spare tiles lying around, I will gladly take them off your hands. The tiles are 33x33x5mm. Comments please to bobnolet@gmail.com 


SOLDFor Sale: Compaq Presario CQ61 Laptop, refurbished by DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa. Please note: I have another laptop similar to this one on the workbench right now, and will be posting it for sale this weekend, just waiting for the new battery to arrive.


News & Articles

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Andalucía reports just 171 Covid infections in 48 hours, the lowest figure in six months: {Updated 11 October 2021, 13:03}
The Andalusian region has registered a total of 171 coronavirus infections this Monday, 11 October, the lowest figure since the 138 recorded on 30 March. The region’s incidence rate continues to drop to 32 on a day when only one coronavirus death was reported. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-adds-just-20211011122355-nt.html 


Covid Ireland- 54% of hospital patients with virus are fully vaccinated: About half of all Covid-19 patients in hospital and in intensive care are fully vaccinated against the disease, new figures show. One-sixth of deaths of people with the virus since April have been categorised as breakthrough infections of fully vaccinated patients, according to Health Service Executive data.
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Spain Adds Portugal, Hungary & Several Other Regions to Its High-Risk Areas List, Eases Restrictions on Norway and Sweden: Travellers from Portugal and Hungary will now be subject to additional entry rules when reaching Spain since the Ministry of Health has placed the countries on its high-risk areas list. Previously, only several regions of the two countries were part of the high-risk list. However, since the COVID-19 situation has worsened, now the whole territory of Portugal and Hungary is considered highly affected.
Additionally, entry rules have also been eased for travellers from Norway and Sweden as now only some of their regions are considered highly affected by the COVID-19, differently from last week when the whole territory of the two countries was part of the high-risk list.
According to the latest update published by the Spanish Ministry of Health, the new categorisation of countries and regions is effective from today, October 11, and will remain in force until October 17. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-adds-portugal-hungary-several-other-regions-to-its-high-risk-areas-list/


Should Spain’s bars and restaurants be allowed to ban children?: Should children be taken to bars? What responsibility do parents have if their children go with them? Is there really such a thing as “childphobia” or, as it is sometimes known, paedophobia? These are questions that arise every time an establishment decides to ban minors from setting foot on their premises.
Some of these establishments claim that the presence of children is disruptive, increases the noise level, and argue that parents often fail to supervise them properly. These restaurants prefer to avoid these issues and have opted for an adults-only scenario, despite the indignation of parents who want to be able to dine with their children; and despite the legitimate right of minors to enter.
Regarding the photo- message on restaurant website says: “We remind you that our restaurant is exclusively reserved for adults.”
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-10-11/should-spains-bars-and-restaurants-be-allowed-to-ban-children.html 


This is how the pension reform proposal will affect early retirement: The reform proposed by the Spanish Government with the support of CC.OO. and UGT, first of all, toughens the retirement penalty voluntarily increasing the reduction coefficients based on the years of contributions ”, the CSIF union stated this Monday. For this reason, CSIF expresses its rejection of this part of the reform of the pension system because it “represents a new cut” for those who retire early voluntarily with 35 years of contributions and for which the union estimates a loss of “up to 8,000 euros per year.” Full article: https://spainsnews.com/this-is-how-the-pension-reform-proposal-will-affect-early-retirement/


Government wants stores to encourage the sale of “ugly” food: The Minister council has approved this Monday the draft law to combat food waste which will force stores to encourage the sale of “ugly, imperfect or unaesthetic” products.
In addition, it has pointed out that the law includes as a measure that stores of more than 400 square meters must have a specific linear or ‘corner’ where certain products are presented that, although they are in perfect condition for consumption, present a “rejectionable appearance by the consumer”. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-wants-stores-to-encourage-the-sale-of-ugly-food-if-they-are-optimal/ 


Netflix announced a general price hike: From this month of October, both for new users and for those who already have the service in Spain. The platform raises the cost in two of its rates between one and two euros, but it does not add services or improve the benefits in any of them.
The increase occurs more than two years after the last price adjustment, in June 2019, and does not affect the ‘Basic Plan’, which remains at € 7.99 per month. It does mean an increase in the ‘Standard Plan’, which goes from € 11.99 to € 12.99, an increase of 8.3%. The ‘Premium Plan’ also goes up, which grows from € 15.99 to € 17.99 per month, 12.5% more than what was paid until now. All of them maintain the characteristics that they had until now. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/netflix-raises-its-rates-in-spain-this-october/


Andalusia starts the flu vax campaign: {Translation, summary} The department of Health and Families will begin on the 14th of October the flu vaccination campaign 2021-2022. As usual, you can request an appointment through the web application ClicSalud+ , the app Salud Responde, through telephone by calling the Health service responds or by directly contacting the health centre. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/salud/andalucia-comienza-14-octubre-campana-vacunacion-gripe-2021-22/20211006095320043691.html


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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