DigameXtra No. 2110 Friday, Nov. 12th, 2021

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Live Bar- Torrox Costa: Live music Sat.13 Nov. Juan Luis Pascual is with us! And as always his show is great and pleases everyone. Come and enjoy with us. Tel. +34 642 47 25 92
Centro Internacional, Avenida Europa 3, 29770 Torrox Costa (just 1 block down the road behind the bus station / taxi stand going toward the beach) FB link 


Robbie Williams tribute by Liam Gray: Fri Nov 12, 8pm. Tix €5.
The Venue, C/ Ntra. Sra. de las Virtudes 29520 Fuente de Piedra.
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The Beer Garden- Nerja: New! Snack Menu Now Available!
Toasties, Pork Pies, Spanish Omelette & Soup of the Day
Avenida Mediterraneo, corner of Chaparil 29780 Nerja FB link 


B*tch Please Band: Sat. 13 Nov. A Night of Funky Soul & Disco
The Cazbah Live Lounge. Free entry.
Doors open at 9pm. Band starts at 9.30pm
Table numbers are restricted so if you wish for a table and not standing, please reserve by WhatsApp 602535710 FB link 


Rincón de la Victoria presents Los Recitales de Otoño de la Peña Flamenca El Piyayo: {Translation, summary} It is a total of six shows of singing, guitar playing and dancing to be held every Saturday from 21:30 pm at the Peña Flamenca El Piyayo. “The goal is to continue to promote the different styles and forms of flamenco by the hand of young and established artists,” said the councilor.
The recitals will begin on Friday, November 13 with the presence of the winner of this year’s Jóvenes Flamencos contest, María Ángeles Cruzado. On November 20 it will be the turn of Paula Carmona (dance, singing, guitar playing and hand clapping). The following Saturday, November 27 will be Antonio Reyes (vocals), Diego Amaya (guitar) and palmas Manuel Vinaza and David El Sherriff. There will be a lecture, singing and guitar playing on fandangos de Huelva by Manuela Laino and Antonio Dovao on December 4.
The last recitals, December 11 and 18 will be given by Pedro Carmona with Manuel Jesús and J. Carlos Gutiérrez on guitar, and El Chato de Vélez (vocals), Chaparro de Málaga (guitar) and Luisa Chicano and Ramón Heredia on palms. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-presenta-los-recitales-de-otono-de-la-pena-flamenca-el-piyayo/ 


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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:
We are closing the B&B from 29th November until approximately April of next year. We will continue our current services until Nov 29th. Look for our 2022 reopening announcement here on DigameXtra.
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.
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:
In this picture we are enjoying our ONLINE Spanish conversation lesson.
Join us to talk and have fun from the comfort of your own homes
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From 5€/hour
We are look forward to seeing you!!
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Wanted: Carer wanted for elderly lady in Torre del mar.
Self employment / autonomo and references required.
For more information please contact Jane, Torre del mar
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre:
-Round table with 2 matching chairs. Diameter 80 x 76cms Price 75€
-Castilian unit natural & yute Measurements 112.50 x 36 x 81cms Price 145€
-Grey sofa bed excellent condition Length 204cms approx width open 100cms Price 110€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Solid wooden table (which folds flat), with 4 chairs. The chairs also fold. Have been in storage for three years and just before that were re-stained. Selling as moving homes.
Buyer collects. €60. Call Richard
Benajarafe 693200648 


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The two laptops are now working so much faster and the upgrade to windows 10 will see them through to 2025. Good job and money saved. Thanks Naythan. 
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News & Articles

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Brussels slashes Spain’s growth forecast, projecting slower recovery than EU neighbors: Spain is growing and coming out of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which saw gross domestic product (GDP) in the country fall by levels not seen since the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. But it is doing so at a slower rate than expected, and faces the risk of being left behind by other countries in the euro zone. That’s the situation outlined by the autumn economic forecast released by the European Commission on Thursday. For 2021, Spain is expected to grow 4.6%, 1.6 points below the figure predicted in the summer forecast and 1.9 points below the government’s estimate, upon which next year’s budget plans are based. In 2022, output is projected to rise 5.5%, which is also far below the summer forecast. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2021-11-11/brussels-slashes-spains-growth-forecast-projecting-slower-recovery-than-eu-neighbors.html


Spanish truck drivers announce three-day strike ahead of Christmas: Spain’s National Road Transportation Committee (CNTC) announced on Wednesday a three-day strike, between December 20 and 22, to protest what it calls the government’s failure to address a crisis in the sector. In a press release issued Wednesday evening, the CNTC – which represents freight truck drivers in Spain – accused the administration of “neglect,” arguing that “all reasonable channels of negotiation have been exhausted.”
If the strike is not called off, it could negatively affect the supply chain ahead of Christmas – key days for business, when more is sold than at any other time of the year. The last national strike from the sector took place in June 2008, at the beginning of the financial crisis, and led to massive bottlenecks and fuel shortages. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2021-11-11/spanish-truck-drivers-announce-three-day-strike-ahead-of-christmas.html


La Palma eruption- Experts say ‘deepest’ magma reserves are falling: Seismic activity has eased and sulfur dioxide emissions are dropping, but scientists say more time must pass before the downward trend can be confirmed. Photo:MetroUK. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spain/2021-11-09/la-palma-eruption-experts-say-deepest-magma-reserves-are-falling.html


These are the 34 Malaga trains indefinitely slashed by Renfe from Friday, 12 November: The national rail operator has restructured its Cercanías service timetable due to the lack of drivers and has dropped 32 trains that operate between Malaga and Fuengirola and two on the Álora line. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/these-malaga-trains-20211111114912-nt.html


You sanction us again? We’ll freeze you, Lukashenko warns Europe, threatening to cut gas supply: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko opened another potential front against Europe on Thursday, threatening to choke off gas supplies amid a deepening crisis that has brought migrants surging to E.U. borders and Western leaders planning to retaliate with more sanctions. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/you-sanction-us-again-we-e2-80-99ll-freeze-you-lukashenko-warns-europe-threatening-to-cut-gas-supply/ar-AAQAiS5 


Eastern Europe, facing covid surge, also battles vaccine hesitancy:
Europe was one of the first regions in the world to deploy vaccines against the coronavirus, yet parts of the continent are now seeing a resurgence in cases, with some countries experiencing their highest infection levels of the pandemic.
In the Czech Republic, about 57 percent of people are fully vaccinated, new daily cases are up 33 percent over the past week, while infections in both Austria and Croatia have jumped 54 percent, according to a Washington Post tracker.
On Tuesday, Germany’s weekly case rate soared to a record 213 new infections per 100,000 people, according to the country’s infectious-disease agency, eclipsing last winter’s high of about 197.
About 66 percent of Germans are fully vaccinated, according to Our World in Data, putting Germany just slightly behind Britain and France. The European Union’s overall vaccination rate hovers at about 65 percent, buoyed in part by sky-high vaccine uptake in countries like Portugal, but bogged down by lagging efforts in Central and Eastern Europe.
Only a third of the populations in Russia and Romania are fully vaccinated. In Russia, recorded infections are at their highest levels yet, with about 40,000 new cases reported each day. Full article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/11/11/europe-coronavirus-rise-vaccines/


Dutch consider new partial lockdown as coronavirus cases hit record: The Dutch government on Thursday was considering whether to impose Western Europe’s first partial lockdown since the summer, as new coronavirus cases jumped to the highest level since the start of the pandemic.
To contain the outbreak, the government’s pandemic advisory panel on Thursday recommended imposing a partial lockdown, shutting down theatres and cinemas, scrapping large events and closing cafes and restaurants earlier, broadcaster NOS reported. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-experts-recommend-western-europes-first-lockdown-since-summer-2021-11-11/


Football News- Sweden shocker in Georgia opens door for Spain:
Sweden slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat in Georgia on Thursday handing Spain a lifeline in their bid to secure qualification for next year’s World Cup in Qatar. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia struck twice in the second half for the hosts in Tblisi as a Sweden side boasting Zlatan Ibrahimovic and rising star Alexander Isak were humbled.
Spain can now go to the top of Group B when they face Greece in Athens Thursday. Sweden’s stumble means even if Spain fail to take all three points, they will have a second chance to secure their place in Qatar when they host the Swedes in Seville on Sunday. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211111-sweden-shocker-in-georgia-opens-door-for-spain


Cryptocurrency Is Forbidden for Muslims, Indonesia’s National Religious Council Rules: The use of crypto assets as a currency is forbidden for Muslims, according to Indonesia’s council of religious leaders.
The National Ulema Council, or MUI, has deemed cryptocurrency as haram, or banned, as it has elements of uncertainty, wagering and harm, Asrorun Niam Sholeh, head of religious decrees, said on Thursday after the council held an expert hearing. If cryptocurrency as a commodity or digital asset can abide by Shariah tenets and can show a clear benefit, then it can be traded, he added.
Indonesia’s government itself has been supportive of crypto assets, allowing it to be traded alongside commodity futures as an investment option and pushing to set up a crypto-focused exchange by the end of the year. Indonesia doesn’t allow the use of crypto assets as a form of currency, as the rupiah is the only legal tender in the country.
The stance of Indonesia’s religious leaders may diverge from their counterparts in other Muslim-majority countries. The United Arab Emirates have allowed crypto trading in Dubai’s free zone, while Bahrain have backed crypto assets since 2019. Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-11/crypto-is-forbidden-for-muslims-says-indonesia-s-ulema-council


Lawsuit over Subway’s tuna salad now says chicken, pork, cattle were detected- but only one sample in twenty had any detectable tuna: The Nov. 8 lawsuit relies on testing by a marine biologist of 20 tuna samples taken from 20 Subway restaurants in southern California. It said 19 samples had “no detectable tuna DNA sequences,” while all 20 contained detectable chicken DNA, 11 contained pork DNA and 7 contained cattle DNA. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/new-lawsuit-over-subway-tuna-says-chicken-pork-cattle-dna-were-detected-2021-11-11/ 


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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 


Remembrance Sunday Service 14 November 2021:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar is holding a Remembrance Sunday Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja beginning at 12:20.
San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia which is within easy walking distance of the Nerja Bus Station and the Dust Bowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors to the region are welcome to our services.
To register for the link to the Zoom services use the contact form at https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/contact-us/
The Parish website is https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/


Service of Remembrance: Sunday 14 November at 10.30am
St. George’s Anglican Church
Calle Linares 7, Velez-Malaga, 29700
Conducted by Rev. Mark Pudge
Please contact Rebecca if you need directions to the church
rebeccahiggins 8 @ gmail.com (no spaces)
Tel. 608063873
Everyone very welcome.


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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
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