DigameXtra No. 2085 Thursday, Oct. 14th, 2021

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Flamenco Show / Class at The Cazbah Live Lounge: Do you love Flamenco?
We have the fabulous Marianna on Thursday Oct 14th, doors at 8pm, show/class 9pm.
Marianna is a flamenco dancer and teacher from Finland who splits her time to teach flamenco between Spain and Finland.
Marianna is the perfect connection between expat communities and the Spanish culture, because she speaks Finnish, Swedish, English and Spanish.
Many expats who would love to learn flamenco but don’t speak Spanish now dont have to worry.
Join us tonight for a Flamenco spectacular!
Only 5€ per person.
Torrrenueva, La Cala de Mijas
Avenida de Rota 29649 Mijas  FB link 


Axarquia Social Club- Proposed Day Trip:
Cordoba Flower Festival. Saturday 16Oct.
Contact us asap if interested! It’s this Saturday!
Enjoy a day out in Cordoba with FREE TIME to visit the entries into the International Flower Festival where 25,000€ is the top prize! The famous Cordoba courtyard patios will also be open to the public to co-inside with the flower festival. Cordoba is a fascinating, beautiful city. If you are not into flowers it is still a great day out visiting the historical buildings, gardens, courtyards and monuments. Tickets are 18€ for members and 25€ for non-members! Contact Pj on +34 603 113 931
If we have enough interest I will make another FB post with more details and photos of what to expect from this festival and also a day out in Cordoba. FB link 


Layla at Miraflores Tennis Club: Sunday Oct17 2pm
Book now for a gorgeous roast and some live singing from me –
Rock, Pop, Dance, Blues, 90’s, Latin
The Miraflores Tennis Club (Miraflores Tennis and Sports Centre) An intimate, welcoming tennis & padel club on Mijas Costa. All welcome, bar & restaurant.
Calle Juliana 29649 Miraflores. Res +34 952 93 20 06  FB link 


Artisan Market / Mercado Artesanal: Saturday 16Oct 10:00 – 14:00 (then every 3rd Saturday of month)
El Zoco de Nerja, Calle Neptuno y Paco Romo.
Tel: Ann – 602417636 


Live music with Jack Cade Revolution: La Carpinteria Bar, Competa, Friday 15th October. 9pm start. Come along for some Rock classics, Funk and Dance. Starts at 9.00pm till late.
To reserve a table call 661188466. 


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-2 section aluminium ladder 2.95m closed, 4.8 max open. Very good condition.Price 80€
-Chairs. 4 available 2 carvers 40€ each 2 normal chairs 30€ each
-Toys r us cot bed vgc only used for grandchildren 80€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Trailer. In good working order. No papers. Ext. measurement, 1.54 x 0.90. €100 o.n.o.
For details contact Greg 676536604, Canillas de Albaida 


For Sale: Hisense Freezer. 145h x 55w. As new condition. €125. Buyer collects. Donna, Nerja.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Outside table & four chairs with cushions 50.00€
-Black desk 140cm. x 75cm. x 75cm. high with small cabinet on castors that fits underneath, also shelving system with three shelves 118cm. x 28.5cm. 50.00€ the lot
-Two single beds, hardly used. 50.00€
Cómpeta area; Ideally buyer to collect but delivery can be arranged locally at extra cost.
Contact John on 653 11 11 89 (WhatsApp is best) or
email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 


Open House Sale: Jill and Adriana have sold their house and have an open house sale on Saturday the 16th October from 10am to 6pm. Niza Beach near Almayate. Various household items i.e washing machine/microwave/Henry vacuum/ step ladders and many garden and household items.
If interested to view before please contact 0044 7806813222/ 0044 7954163963 adrianavandijk1atgmaildotcom 


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Residency Advice Wanted: Dear digamigos
My Welsh husband wants to become a resident in Spain. I am a Spanish resident (Dutch). Is there any Brit with advise on post Brexit applying for residency?
Can anyone recommend an immigration lawyer (Nerja/Malaga)? Really hoping to hear some advice. Thank you!


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- All of Andalucia except two districts of Almeria return to pre-Covid normality: {Translation}
-Almost all of Andalusia is now at Covid alert level 0. This means that pre-pandemic normality – except for the use of masks indoors – is now the norm in almost the entire community one year and eight months after 14 March 2020 when Spain was confined by the coronavirus.
-And what happens to the areas at alert level 0 by Covid? Life returns to the pre-pandemic situation. There are no restrictions of any kind: no restrictions on opening hours, capacity or number of diners. Only what the municipal regulations establish in each case. The only restriction for the time being is the use of masks indoors.
-This is the situation in which the vast majority of Andalusians will live from Thursday. And it is because the community, which has already achieved herd immunity by exceeding 90 percent of the target population vaccinated, can relax the rules that seek to minimise the Covid-19 pandemic. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-toda-andalucia-salvo-distritos-almeria-recuperan-normalidad-anterior-covid-202110131643_noticia.html


Covid Andalucia- No covid-19 deaths in the last day, with 216 cases and rate declining: {Translation} Updated: 13Oct21, 12:00
-Andalusia recorded a total of 216 cases of coronavirus infection on Wednesday 13 October, down from 232 the previous day and 264 a week ago, and recorded no deaths this day, the first time for more than three months – since 1 July 2021.
-For its part, the cumulative incidence stands at 29.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, so Andalusia remains at low risk level for coronavirus and down 1.8 points in 24 hours and 8.8 points in a week.
-The 216 infections on Wednesday follow 232 on Tuesday, 171 on Monday and Sunday, 236 on Saturday, 221 on Friday, 287 on Thursday and 264 on Wednesday.
-On this day, Malaga is the province with the most infections with 48, followed by Seville with 40, Huelva with 36, Almeria with 27, Granada with 25, Cadiz with 16, Jaen with 13 and Cordoba with eleven. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1001510/ningun-muerto-por-covid-19-en-el-ultimo-dia-con-216-casos-y-tasa-en-descenso/


Covid Axarquia- The Axarquia has reported only 29 cases of covid-19 in the last seven days: {Translation} Updated 13Oct21, 10:30
-Only nine municipalities in the Axarquia region have had new covid-19 infections in the last seven days. These are the towns of Algarrobo, Almáchar, Benamocarra, Colmenar, Nerja, Rincón de la Victoria, Sayalonga, Torrox and Vélez-Málaga. The rest of the towns in the region, 22, have had no new infections in this period of time.
-Thus, Vélez-Málaga is the municipality that has reported the most new cases during the last week, 9. It is followed by Torrox with 6, Nerja with 5, Rincón de la Victoria with 3, Colmenar with 2 and Algarrobo, Almáchar, Benamocarra and Sayalonga with one case each.
-In the absence of updated data from the Ministry of Health of the Andalusian Regional Government for Wednesday 13 October, the Axarquia region has reported a total of 14,618 confirmed cases of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, with 14,255 people who managed to overcome the disease and 214 deaths.
*Late Arriving Wednesday Info Update*
-Updated this Wednesday 13th October by the Ministry of Health of the Andalusian Regional Government, confirms five new Covid-19 infections since Monday with 20 people who have managed to overcome the disease in the last 48 hours and no deaths.
-Thus, the new confirmed infections have been reported in the municipalities of Almáchar (2). Nerja (1). Rincón de la Victoria (1) and Vélez-Málaga (1). The people cured since last Monday are located in the municipalities of Vélez-Málaga (7). Colmenar (4). Torrox (4). Frigiliana (2). Alfarnate (1). Algarrobo (1) and Comares (1).
-The accumulated incidence rate of the virus in the last 14 days in the Axarquia health district is 27.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a decrease of five points compared to last Monday. In the region, only the municipality of Almáchar is above the 100 cases incidence rate, 165.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and 21 of the 31 villages of Axarquia have a zero rate of infection.
Sources, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/axarquia-ha-notificado-solo-29-casos-covid-19-ultimos-dias/20211013100906043856.html


The average price of electricity in the wholesale market (pool) will rise by 16.09% this Thursday, to €215.63/megawatt hour (MWh): {Translation}
By time slot, electricity will be most expensive between 9.00 am and 10.00 am, when it will cost 260 euros/MWh, and cheapest between 4.00 pm and 5.00 pm, when it will be 175.25 euros/MWh.
So far in October, the number of times that electricity has been above 200 euros/MWh is seven, including tomorrow.
It started the month at 216.01 euros/MWh, on the 5th it went to 203.68 euros/MWh, on the 6th to 228.53 euros/MWh, on the 7th it reached the historical record of 288.53 euros/MWh, on the 8th it went down to 229.2 euros/MWh, on the 9th to 226.21 euros/MWh and tomorrow it will be at 215.63 euros/MWh.
Tomorrow’s average electricity price is almost six times higher than that recorded on 14 October 2020, when it stood at 36.74 euros/MWh. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4853293/0/el-precio-de-la-luz-sube-este-jueves-un-16-hasta-215-euros-el-megavatio-hora/


Reservoir of La Viñuela down to 20% of capacity: {Translation}
The State Meteorological Agency does not foresee significant changes in the weather for the next few days, so it will continue without rain in the Axarquia region and the province of Malaga, at least for the rest of this week. All this, when the reservoir of La Viñuela is about to fall below 20% of its total capacity (it is at 20.74%), with 34.31 cubic hectometres of water stored, compared to 35.12 hectometres a week ago, and 46.76 cubic hectometres a year ago. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/seguira-sin-llover-en-los-proximos-dias-con-el-embalse-de-la-vinuela-al-20-de-su-capacidad/


New one stop service app for GOV.UK unveiled: The new app will allow people to access services much more easily, instead of having to go through multiple online processes. It will give users the option to use the technology in their smartphones to quickly access government services online via GOV.UK. Full article: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-one-stop-service-for-govuk-unveiled


20 EU Member States to Offer Free Route Work Permits for British Creatives: British musicians and performers will be able to enter the European Union Member States through a free route work visa permit. The following countries have confirmed offering free route work visa permits for creative Brits. See full country list in source article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/20-eu-member-states-to-offer-free-route-work-permits-for-british-creatives/


Denmark to Simplify Entry Rules, Announces Restriction-Free Entry for Vaccinated & Recovered Travellers: The travel guides will be updated on Friday, October 15, and the entry rules will enter into force on October 25. In line with the new agreement, the entry restrictions will now mainly affect persons who have not been vaccinated or previously infected with the virus. This means, starting from October 25, unvaccinated and unrecovered travellers reaching Denmark from one of the EU and Schengen Area countries will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing within 24 hours before their arrival. The same requirement will also apply to Danish citizens and those who hold a permanent residence permit. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/denmark-to-simplify-entry-rules-announces-restriction-free-entry-for-vaccinated-recovered-travellers/


Tennis News- Zverev sees off Murray to reach Indian Wells fourth round: Alexander Zverev notched his first career win against Andy Murray on Tuesday with a 6-4 7-6(4) victory that moved him into the fourth round at Indian Wells. Zverev will next face either France’s Gael Monfils or South African Kevin Anderson in the next round. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/zverev-sees-off-murray-reach-indian-wells-fourth-round-2021-10-13/ 


Australia Continues Building Covid Detention Centers Despite Easing Some Lockdowns: The first glimpse of what the 1,000-bed quarantine facility at Wellcamp Airport outside Toowoomba will look like has been revealed. Two months after building works began, the Queensland government says the facility is on track to have 500 beds operational by the end of December.
The Wagner Corporation’s plans, released by the state government, show cabins split into different zones, accommodating singles, doubles, family rooms and options for accessibility.
At this stage, the cabins will be used by domestic travellers returning from COVID hotspots.
With home quarantine being trialled for a select number of returning Queenslanders next week, Deputy Premier Mr Miles defended the need for the state’s second quarantine facility.
“You will have heard the very strict criteria about who will qualify [for home quarantine], so there will still continue to be people from hotspots who might need to go into more secure accommodation,” he said. Full article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-08/wellcamp-quarantine-facility-near-toowoomba-on-track/100524150


Update Your Windows PCs Immediately to Patch Vulnerabilities Under Active Attack: Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out security patches to contain a total of 71 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and other software, including a fix for an actively exploited privilege escalation vulnerability that could be exploited in conjunction with remote code execution bugs to take control over vulnerable systems. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/10/update-your-windows-pcs-immediately-to.html 


US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated: The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-lifestyle-covid-19-pandemic-air-travel-health-c3f7e2b8feca4c8cdaf4301ae9c81a79


Russia hits new record for COVID-19 deaths, resists lockdown:
Russia hit another record of daily coronavirus deaths Tuesday as the country struggled with a rapid surge of infections and lagging vaccination rates, but authorities have been adamant that there would be no new national lockdown.
The government coronavirus task force reported 973 coronavirus deaths, the highest daily toll since the start of the pandemic. Russia has repeatedly hit record daily death tolls this month, and daily infections also have been hovering near all-time highs, with 28,190 new cases reported Tuesday. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-europe-russia-moscow-pandemics-9af74e65c48d40b8ddc6a346893a8563 


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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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