DigameXtra No. 2101 Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 2021

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Bandits in Canillas: The Bandits are playing at Restaurante La Posada, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 5th November, bring your sparklers! Early start and finish 7.30 – 10.30.
To reserve your table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127


Dates of Malaga Jazz Festival (2021): This year’s festival takes place from Thursday 4 November to Wednesday 10 November.
-Thurs 4 Nov, Jose James
-Sat 6 Nov, Richand Bona – Alfredo Rodriguez Band
-Sun 7 Nov, Kyle Eastwood
-Mon 8 Nov, Tino Di Grealdo
-Tues 9 Nov, Tete Leal
-Wed 10 Nov, Robin McKelle
-Plus other shows at various Malaga venues
See the full schedule and buy tix at: https://www.teatrocervantes.com/en/ciclos-y-festivales/35-festival-internacional-de-jazz/ 


Flamenco events in Malaga in November: International Flamenco Day is on 16 November and to celebrate, Malaga has a number of free concerts (all at 8.30pm).
-Tuesday 16 November, 8.30pm – contest to find the best signer of Cantes de Málaga (a Malaga type of flamenco singing) in the patio at the Museum of Malaga.
-Wednesday 17 November, 8.30pm – Rosi Campos sings at the Peña Juan Breva in the Museum of Flamenco (Calle Ramón Franquelo, off Calle Beatas).
-Thursday 18 November, 8.30pm – Jose Chaparro, Pepe de Campillos and Antonia Contreras perform at the Peña Juan Breva.
-Friday 19 November, 8.30pm – Checlo Soto and Chato de Vélez perform at the Peña Juan Breva.
-Saturday 20 November, 8.30pm – Amparo Heredia and Alejandro Estrada perform at the Peña Juan Breva.
-Luisa Palicio and her ensemble dance at the MVA Auditorium on Calle Ollerías on Monday 29 November at 7pm (provisional time – check with the venue). Tickets are free, but you need to get yours from the box office on the day from 9.30am.
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Willie & the Inmates: Sat 6th Nov, 6pm. NMoto Rockbar HS, Carr. de Almeria 29780 Malaga FB link 


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Dot Painting on Rocks Workshop- Change of Location: Since Bio Beach Club will be temporarily closed the Dot Painting Workshop on Thursday 4th of Nov will be held next door at Cafeteria Heladería La Playa in El Morche. For questions, please contact me at milenaphotos6@gmail.com OR +31618554699


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Small trolley Measurements 60 x 35 x 66cms, Price 35€
-Crockpot brand slow cooker 15€
-Delonghi coffee machine 20€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Orbita Y20 Bicycle. Suit four to eight year old. Five geared Shimano. Excellent condition. 35Euros. Peter, Torrox costa. Tel 636122319. 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Static bicycle 200 euros
-Treadmill 200 euros.
Both excellent condition. Authentic sale due to age and abscess in an unmentionable place. Maureen, 670377973
Rincón de la Victoria 


For Sale (reduced 20%): TV, Sony Bravia Widescreen LCD 1080P Full HD (Not Smart). Excellent Condition. 80 Euros.
Contact Kevin, Canillas De Albaida. Telephone 634328089 or WhatsApp.
Email: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-A pine coloured 5 drawer chest of drawers in very good condition €80
-2 x bedside tables in stone colour. Slight mark on both tables. €20 for the two bedside tables.
Or €100 for the lot. Buyer collects.
Contact Lindy, Competa, 626926227, Not on whatsapp. 


For Sale: Books. My husband John Hardy (15.9.34 – 11.4.21) started publishing his stories in 2013 and in total we published 10 books. I am selling these at a loss and would like to clear them all by the end of this year, so they are available at 2 for 5€ at the following places – and probably even cheaper as we get nearer to Christmas! I would like them all to be sold as I would rather they were enjoyed in his memory than stacked here in boxes. Thanks to all these kind friends below for helping me out by selling them for me.
There are short stories set in Spain, UK and worldwide, and 3 novels. Some are available in German and Spanish. They make an unusual Christmas gift for friends and family! Information on all the books is on his website www.johnhardybooks.com or you can email me or WhatsApp 636677270.
They are available at:
-La Raqueta Market Nerja Saturday 13th November
-Talleres Simon in Vélez-Málaga
-Michelle will have them at various Christmas markets including Trapiche on Tuesdays
-Second Time Around, Puente don Manuel
-Smiffs Nerja
-Centro de Visitantes, Sedella
Huge thanks to all these people for their cooperation, and to all of you who buy them. Wendy Foss. wendy.sedella@hotmail.com 


Recommendations & Requests


Residency Help: Is there anybody who has experience of applying for Temporary Residency here in Spain for a person who is not from a EU country if you have please contact Mike / Frigiliana


Wanted transport: I would like to have a gas kiln for pottery picked up in Crevillent (close to Almería) some 4 hours away, and brought to Nerja. The dimensions are 188x80x80. The kiln will be put into a van in Crevillent with the help of a lifting platform. Nerja side there will be people to carry it out.
Is there anyone who has a van high enough who wants to do this job. No rush. Please contact julia.horzinek@gmail.com or WhatsApp 694448600. Julia, Nerja.


Carole’s Reading Nook: I have not read any new books this month, at least I haven’t finished any. Here’s three of my all time favourites. Thanks to the people who gave me recommendations but I cannot comment until I’ve read them.
-The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. A wonderful book written, that is narrated, by a dog, Enzo. Beware you will need tissues as it is very moving, but has a happy outcome if you can stick it out. A lovely, lovely novel.
-Spartacus by Howard Fast. This is the book on which the Kirk Douglas film was based, and though a great film for its time the book is quite different, and far, far superior to the Hollywood version. There is quite a bit of homosexuality, which went way over my head when I first read it, aged 14. Re-reading it now it becomes even more powerful, you really are transported to Ancient Rome. Spartacus is only referred to for most of the novel as he has been crucified before the story begins. This novel is a work of literature.
-French Fried by Chris Dolley. “One man’s move to France with too many animals and an identity thief”. I’ve read a lot of moving abroad books but this is the funniest of them all. Laugh out loud and I don’t say that lightly.
Happy reading, Carole, El Morche, carolemhartATyahooDOTcom


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Covid Andalucia- Andalucía’s Covid cumulative incidence rate rises to 34.4: The Andalusian region has this Monday, 1 November, registered a total of 274 coronavirus infections in the last 48 hours, higher than the 263 of last Monday and the 261 on Saturday.
One death has also been recorded (Cadiz), the same number as a week ago and one fewer than the two on Saturday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucias-covid-cumulative-20211101134652-nt.html 


Covid Malaga- Malaga starts November with no deaths due to Covid, and a decrease in hospitalizations: {Translation} Nov 1st 2021 19:09
-The province of Malaga has started the month of November with no deaths due to coronavirus and a total of 65 new COVID-19 infections detected by PDIA (PCR and rapid antigen test). In addition, the number of hospital admissions has fallen slightly and there have been no admissions to the ICU.
-Thus, since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of positive cases has risen to 155,968, while those who have already passed the disease has risen to 154,054, according to the data provided yesterday by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government, with 46 more recovered patients this day.
-There are currently 49 people in Malaga’s hospitals with the virus, four less than last Saturday, when there were 53. Meanwhile, a total of 17 people, the same as on Saturday, are in the Intensive Care Units (ICU). In the last few hours there have been no new bedridden patients, with a total of 10,527 in the pandemic; nor in the ICU, where 1,255 people have been admitted during this time. The number of deaths during the entire pandemic is 1,992.
-Meanwhile, Malaga continues to make progress in vaccination and in the last week the number of people with the full vaccination regimen has risen by more than 3,900 people. There are 1,273,790 registered this past Saturday with the full vaccination schedule, compared to 1,269,799 on 23 October, which means a total of 3,991. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-noviembre-fallecidos-Covid-hospitalizaciones_0_1625238410.html


Spain’s Natural Gas Supply Cut- Algeria definitively closes the Maghreb-Europe gas pipeline after the rupture of relations with Morocco: The Algerian Presidency have decided not to renew the contract for the use of the Maghreb-Europe gas pipeline, which transports natural gas to Spain through Morocco, after the breakdown of diplomatic relations between the two African countries in late summer.
Algeria will continue to supply natural gas to Spain through the Mezgaz gas pipeline with cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by ship. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/algeria-definitively-closes-the-maghreb-europe-gas-pipeline-after-the-rupture-of-relations-with-morocco/ 


Nerja’s recreational area of El Pinarillo reopened: Nerja has decided to lift the ban on access to and use of the recreation area of El Pinarillo. The measure will be affective from this afternoon with the opening of the barrier located in the vicinity of the Cave of Nerja, after the completion of the race Almijara Trail.


Luxembourg first in Europe to legalise growing and using cannabis in your home:
-Adults in Luxembourg will be permitted to grow up to four cannabis plants in their homes or gardens under laws that will make it the first country in Europe to legalise production and consumption of the drug.
-Government sources said the legislation was driven by a desire to liberalise consumption and cultivation “within one’s own four walls”.
-A legal prohibition of the consumption and transport of cannabis or cannabis products in public will be maintained and trade in cannabis or cannabis products other than seeds, whether free of charge or in return for payment, remains prohibited.
-Luxembourg will join Canada, Uruguay and 11 US states in flouting a UN convention on the control of narcotic drugs, which commits signatories to limit “exclusively for medical and scientific purposes the production, manufacture, export, import distribution, trade, employment and possession of drugs” including cannabis.
-In the Netherlands, possibly the European country most associated with a relaxed attitude toward the use of cannabis, its recreational use, possession and trade is technically illegal. It has a ‘tolerance policy’, or gedoogbeleid, under which recreational use is largely accepted within bounds.
Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/22/luxembourg-first-in-europe-to-legalise-growing-and-using-cannabis


Tennis News- Paris Masters- ‘I did not deserve to win,’ says Murray after wasting seven match points: Former world number one Andy Murray failed to convert seven match points but said he did not “deserve to win the match as I did not play well enough” after losing a three hour thriller to lucky loser Dominik Koepfer of Germany in the Paris Masters first round on Monday.
Murray, ranked 144, had been given a wild card but while the 34-year-old lacked killer instinct, he did show steely determination to battle back from a set and a break down to take the match to a third set before Koepfer won 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (11/9). Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211101-i-did-not-deserve-to-win-says-murray-after-wasting-seven-match-points


Australians return home as borders reopen for first time during pandemic: After 18 months of some of the world’s strictest coronavirus border policies that banned citizens from either returning to the country or leaving it, unless granted an exemption, millions of Australians in Victoria, New South Wales and Canberra are now free to travel.
While the initial flights are limited to Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families, it sets in motion a plan to reopen the country to international tourists and workers, both much needed to reinvigorate a fatigued nation. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20211101-australians-return-home-as-borders-reopen-for-first-time-during-pandemic


Ever See A Laptop With 2 Built In Screens?: Lenovo is working on the most bizarre dual-screen laptop concept you’ve ever seen: An image was leaked on Twitter, suggesting that Lenovo might be working on a brand-new laptop. The image shows a 17-inch Lenovo ThinkBook Plus with a smaller, secondary screen located on the right side of the keyboard. If the rumor is proven true, the laptop would certainly mark an innovative release for Lenovo.
Aside from the rumored ThinkBook Plus, @evleaks also shared images of several other gadgets, including another 2 screen laptop captioned “ROG TWS”, suggesting that it might be a new model of the Asus ROG line of laptops. This laptop also seems to feature a dual-screen setup of some sort, with a tilted secondary screen connecting the main display to the keyboard. It’s unclear whether this would be a touch display or simply an extension of the main screen.


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