DigameXtra No. 2089 Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 2021

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*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.

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The first THE ROB SAS BAND gig since February 2020 is this Friday Oct 22nd: At Louie Louie Live Estepona. There will be new faces as well as familiar faces in the band and we’ll be playing all the classics at the fabulous Louie Louie Live Estepona from around 22:30. Entry €8.
Av. Luis Braille. Edificio Puertosol. Puerto deportivo 29680 Estepona FB link 


Halloween Celebration in Torre del Mar: Sunday, Oct 31st.
-The events start at 18:00 hours with the musical float that will make its way through different streets of our town.
-From 19:00 hours the parade will begin with several municipal theatre and dance groups, which will start in Calle del Mar Norte, Calle del Mar Sur, Calle Saladero, Calle Princesa and Avenida de Andalucía until it ends at Paseo de Larios. The entertainment will be provided by La Carpa Teatro, New Crew and Feel The Music.
-Finally, on the Paseo de Larios, the ‘Pasaje del Terror’ will take place from 20:00 in the evening, which promises great surprises until 1am. In addition, a themed photocall will be set up on Paseo de Larios to give those attending a souvenir. 


Malaga is set to switch on its one-million-euro Christmas lights Friday, November, the 26th: Photo:SALVADOR SALAS. More info at https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/malaga-sets-date-20211018173451-nt.html 


Full Moon is Wednesday, Oct. 20th
New Moon is Thursday, Nov. 4th.  Source


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Desk (ex ikea cost 149 euros). In very good condition will accept 85 euros.
-Swivel chair (ex eroski cost 85 euros) will accept 25 euros.
ring dennis 657116294 (caleta) 


For Sale: Pikolin guardaespaldas S-Grid single bed base.
90cm wide, wooden slats, metal frame and legs.
Includes two unused Sleepland mattress protectors,
35% cotton in original packaging. €30
Buyer to collect from Sayalonga – two minutes from
Village centre on concrete road.
Contact Jen or Mark, Sayalonga 655785617 


Wanted: I’m looking for scooters. One for a 3 year old and one for a 11 year old. Contact Michele, Nerja


Recommendations & Requests


Septic Tank Emptying: I am looking for companies in the Canillas De Albaida area who empty Septic tanks.
Please forward information to Kevin 634328089 or WhatsApp.
Email: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com


Pottery: Dear digamigos, Are there any potters out there?
I am looking for a kiln to buy or use every now and then. I am based in Nerja. Julia


News & Articles

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Andalusia’s rate rises again to 30.09 points and adds 289 infections: {Translation} Updated: 18/10/2021, 12:04
-On Monday 18 October, Andalusia recorded a total of 289 cases of coronavirus infection in 48 hours, up from 276 on Saturday and 171 a week ago, while recording one death, six fewer than two days ago and the same number in the inter-weekly comparison.
-Aguirre pointed out that “this tells us that we are in a pandemic, with an incidence of 30.09 at a time when it is difficult to bring it down because we have the zero to twelve year age group without vaccination and there is the highest accumulated incidence”. But, he added, “the figures give us some cause for reassurance”.
-The 289 positives on Monday and Sunday come after 276 on Saturday, 297 on Friday, 179 on Thursday, 216 on Wednesday, 232 on Tuesday and 171 on the previous Monday and Sunday.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1002498/andalucia-vuelve-a-subir-su-tasa-hasta-3009-puntos-y-suma-289-contagios/


UK driving licence exchange in Spain: Negotiations continue between the UK and Spanish governments on this issue. At the moment residents with valid UK licences only have until October 31 to use them.
If you are one of the UK Nationals who successfully registered their intent to exchange their licence by 30 December 2020, as things stand, your UK licence will also become invalid for driving in Spain on 31 October, but you will still be eligible to exchange it for a Spanish one until 31 December 2021 without having to take a practical test. We recommend you arrange to get an appointment to do so as soon as possible. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/18/uk-driving-licence-exchange-in-spain/


UK Calls on Its Citizens to Follow New Entry Rules When Travelling to EU/Schengen Countries: The British Embassy in Madrid, Spain, has urged people to carry a valid passport before leaving the country and make sure their passport is no more than ten years old and has at least three months left. Furthermore, the Embassy also warns passengers to be careful with their passport as applying and getting a new one could take a long time. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/uk-recalls-its-citizens-to-follow-new-entry-rules-when-travelling-to-eu-schengen-countries/


UK Covid cases up 20% in a week with 49,156 further infections recorded: It comes as Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated data has revealed the overall surge in cases means that one in 60 people in the England have had Covid over the past week. UK Covid cases have risen by 20% in the last week – with 49,156 further infections recorded. Last week a total of 40,224 were recorded. A further 45 deaths have also been recorded in the last 24 hours. It comes as the government warned of a “challenging” winter ahead in a statement this afternoon. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-uk-covid-cases-up-25241730



Golf News- Fitzpatrick becomes first Englishman to win the Andalucía Masters: He finished six below par ahead of both Soderberg and Lee. On Sunday Matt Fitzpatrick became the first Englishman to win the Andalucía Masters as he took advantage of world number one Jon Rahm’s early exit from the tournament. Fitzpatrick pulled off an orderly comeback to win at the Real Club Valderrama, where he finished with a score of 69, six below par, on his way to pick up the coveted oak tree trophy. Photo:Real Club Valderrama. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/fitzpatrick-becomes-first-20211018131342-nt.html 


Fakebook Intermittent Outage Sunday- Monday 17-18OCT21:
If you are having problems with Fakebook in the last 36hrs you are not alone. Downdetector.es is showing that FB users in Spain have been reporting blockages at 4 to 8 times the usual rate.
Source: https://downdetector.es/problemas/facebook/ 


Amazon accused of lying about its business practices to US Congress: Members of Congress have accused Amazon executives of misleading or lying to an antitrust committee about its business practices, following recent reports that the company uses third-party seller data to copy products and promotes those versions in search results. The representatives, all members of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, are considering whether to ask the Department of Justice to undertake a criminal investigation.
Bezos told the committee last year that the company doesn’t allow employees to use data from individual sellers to bolster its own product lines, though “couldn’t guarantee” that the company hasn’t misused such data.
An investigation published by Reuters last week suggested Amazon India “ran a systematic campaign” of copying other companies’ products and manipulating search results to promote them. The Markup also reported that Amazon places its own products above competitors’ goods in search results, including ones with higher customer ratings. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/amazon-accused-of-lying-about-its-business-practices-to-congress/ar-AAPFbay


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