DigameXtra No. 2086 Friday, Oct. 15th, 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


Notice To Readers- Change in submission requirements:
*Beginning November 1st, 2021*
If you include a non-Spanish phone number as a contact in a submission you MUST also include your email address or a Spanish phone number as well. If you fail to include your email or a Spanish phone number, I will automatically insert your email.
I am getting too many complaints from readers who are either unable to reach these non-Spanish phones, or the connection is so poor conversation is impossible.


What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!


Friday- Irish Night with Brendan & Co.: Oct 15th
Bea’s Postamt, BLQ 80, Torrox Costa  FB link 


Richard Ray Farrell- Real American Blues: Sat, 16Oct, 10pm at the LIVE BAR on Avenida de Europa in Torrox Costa.  FB link 


Services Wanted/Offered

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Cómpeta Solar:
-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es


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
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 (Torrox Costa):
Now offering YOGA in Spanish, English and German
Learn Spanish while doing sport!
And conversation lessons from 5€ without registration, just come and go whenever you want!
First FREE lesson with no obligation
Malagalingo Spanish School (Torrox Costa)
malagalingo@gmail.com ; Tel + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: KYMCO Grand Dink 250cc Scooter
First Registration January 2007, Milage 12477 km, ITV until August 23, recently serviced, new battery and starter motor, Price 1200 euros. Malcolm, Cómpeta
Tel or WhatsApp 657483270 


For Sale: Bike by Horch. €20. Michele, Nerja
Email: michele.bond@rocketmail.com 


For Sale: Beautiful solid wood table. Measures 120×118, height 52.5. With wheels for easy movement. Also has a drawer. 50€
(dana10marzo@gmail.com) Dana, Nerja 


For Sale: Pair of Mackie DLM8’s speakers, 2,000 watt each, built in mixer and effects on each unit, acts as foldback or front of house, very powerful compact speaker unit.
Excellent condition, cost new including cases and stands €1,600 Will accept €800.
Canillas de Albaida near Competa.
Call Mitch on 616 891 473 (Whatsapp) or email mitchbanjo@hotmail.com 


For Sale, two items:
-Patio/garden table and two chairs. Octagonal, folding, dark wood patio/garden table and two chairs – in pretty good condition. The table’s very heavy and folds for storage, it has a useful 5cm hole in the centre, so that a parasol can stand up in it. The table is used and over the years has been stained/varnished but could do with another coat. Height 76cms, Diameter 111cms, “Height” when folded 126cm.
The two chairs also fold for storage – they do not recline, Height 96cms, Seat depth 37cms, Overall width 57cms.
There’s also a third chair that has a problem with the right arm and will be included free if it’s wanted. Price €50 for table and chairs.
-Two lighter wood chairs. Two more folding wooden chairs, made by “Kingston Crafted Furniture”, again these have been used and have been varnished in previous years. They do not recline. Not as heavy as the dark wood ones. Height 90cms, Seat depth 40cms Overall width 50cms. Price €20 the pair.
More photos available on request.
Contact Anne in Caleta de Velez by email at anneconti1956@outlook.com
Or telephone +44 7970 841678 or WhatsApp 


For Sale: Compaq 615 laptop, refurb by DoctorLaptop. €200
-Freshly installed Windows 10 Pro
-AMD X2 dual core processor, base speed 2.2GHz
-15.4 ” display plus VGA video out, no HDMI (I have VGA to HDMI adapters if you need one, €15)
-New Crucial BX500 240Gb SSD drive
-New 4Gb RAM
-New 2hr battery
-Keyboard is US English with small added Arabic characters. Please note: there is one key, the right-side “bracket” key (looks like this: ] ) missing, but is patched and does work.
-3x USB 2.0, Ethernet port, Card Reader
-30 day money back guaranty.
Naythan, Torrox Costa, buyer collects
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com
I will reply in the order responses are received. 


Wanted: Breitling wrist watch good condition. Please ring Ernest, Iznate.
WhatsApp 616812765 or email with photos:
ernestiznate at hotmail dot co dot uk


Recommendations & Requests


Home From Home Recommendation: Having recently completed a reform, we were asked by the customer if we could have the villa cleaned and prepared for a last minute booking. Having seen Kate’s ad on Digamextra, I passed the enquiry on to her.
Home From Home provided an immediate response and within 48 hours from the initial contact Kate and her team had the interior deep cleaned, the gardens and terraces pristine, and the laundry professionally carried out.
The customers were very impressed by her reponse and the results achieved in a very short space of time.
Well done Kate (Kate’s Tel. 711 003 171)
Sent by Scott Wilson, SPW Construction
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News & Articles

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Covid Malaga- Malaga recorded 44 cases of COVID-19 and a new deceased: {Translation} Updated 14Oct21
-Hospitalisations for Covid in the province are up for the fifth consecutive day with 74 bedridden patients, of which 14 are in the ICU.
-After all the districts of the province have entered the level 0 alert that allows them to remove the restrictions by COVID-19, the focus of all eyes of concern is now focused on the pressure of care. Since last Friday, when the lowest number of patients admitted to hospital was recorded at 60, this Thursday marks the fifth consecutive day of increase and 74 patients are now bedridden in Malaga’s health centres. One more than on Wednesday.
-The positive fact is that in the Intensive Care Units (ICU), taking the same reference as the previous Friday, there are two less people occupying the beds, being 16 six days ago and 14 on Thursday, one less than the past 24 hours. Six hospital admissions have been recorded this day, none of them to the ICU.
-Another positive note is that the cumulative incidence (AI) in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants continues to decline. In the province it stands at one case less and marks 38.9 points on Thursday. In the capital, which on Wednesday reported a small rise, this Thursday it is back down to 36.3 points.
-Meanwhile, the health districts remain all below 50 points except Costa del Sol (52.8), although it was designated as level 0 alert by the territorial committee. Thus in Axarquia 28.8 cases were reported; 11.8 in La Vega; 33.9 in the district of Malaga; 12.7 in Serrania, and 48 in Guadalhorce; according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government.
-A new death with Covid is to be regretted, which means that 1,978 people have now died in the province of Malaga due to this cause. Meanwhile, the number of infections remains stable and 44 have been reported this Thursday. The number of recovered cases has almost doubled to 84 in Malaga. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/malaga-registra-44-contagios-de-covid-19-y-un-nuevo-fallecido/


The minimum fee for the self-employed going up: The rise in the minimum quota for the self-employed in 2022 will be eight euros per month, up to 294 euros per month. The General State Budgets for the next fiscal year reflect the increase in the minimum contribution base for self-employed workers. As usual, this indicator is updated with the change of year and the Government has decided that the rise in 2022 will be 1.7%, according to “the inflation forecast.”
“The maximum contribution base will be 4,139.40 euros. The minimum contribution base will be 960.60 euros”, includes the Draft Budgets for next year. The vast majority of self-employed workers contribute by the minimum base, since until now they can choose how much to contribute to Social Security, compared to salaried workers, who contribute according to their wages.
The Government is working on changing the contribution system for the self-employed, so that they also quote based on their income. The Executive’s plans are to approve the reform in 2022, but it will not unfold its effects until 2023. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-minimum-fee-for-the-self-employed-will-increase-by-eight-euros-per-month-in-2022/


Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island:
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday.
The quake was one of around 60 recorded overnight as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to spew fiery rivers of lava that are destroying everything in their path and dumping molten rock into the Atlantic Ocean. Photo:AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/science-business-europe-palma-spain-022f1ad860288d91915d75e328401825 


Andalucia claims to have reached herd immunity: {Translation, summary}
The counselor of the Presidency and spokesperson of the Andalucian Government, Elías Bendodo, stressed Wednesday that Andalucia has already reached the “herd immunity” to have at 90.1% of the target population-over 12 years – with the pattern full of the vaccine against the coronavirus.
In the press conference after the meeting of the governing Board, Elias Bendodo has been assessed that Andalucia has managed to “control and overcome” the fifth wave of the pandemic, so that currently, the cumulative incidence is situated in 29,5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, something that was not achieved since August of 2020.
According to the Junta de Andalucía report, with these figures the region has 79.3% of the population with the full vaccination schedule, and 90.1% of those over 12 years old, while 81% of the population and 92% of those over 12 years old have received the first dose. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-alcanza-inmunidad-grupo-90-poblacion-diana-pauta-completa/


Paddy Moloney, leader of Irish band the Chieftains, dies aged 83:
Multi-instrumentalist who helped to re-popularise traditional Irish folk music hailed for ‘enormous contribution’ to his country’s culture. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/oct/12/paddy-moloney-leader-of-irish-band-the-chieftains-dies-aged-83 


Reuters Special Report- Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands, documents show:
-U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren called for breaking up Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Indian retailers demanded a government probe of the company after a Reuters investigation showed the e-commerce giant had copied products and rigged search results in India.
-The Reuters report, reviewing thousands of internal Amazon documents, found that the U.S. company ran a systematic campaign of creating knockoffs and manipulating search results to boost its own private brands in India, one of the company’s largest growth markets.
-Linking to the story on Twitter and Facebook, Warren, a long-time critic of Amazon, said “these documents show what we feared about Amazon’s monopoly power — that the company is willing and able to rig its platform to benefit its bottom line while stiffing small businesses and entrepreneurs.” “This is one of the many reasons we need to break it up,” she said.
-Amazon has been accused before by employees who worked on private-brand products of exploiting proprietary data from individual sellers to launch competing products and manipulating search results to increase sales of the company’s own goods.
-Amazon is under investigation in the United States, Europe and India for alleged anti-competitive practices that hurt other businesses.
Two Articles Sourced:


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


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 


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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/
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
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