DigameXtra No. 2113 Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 2021

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Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Thursday, Nov. 25th. Thanksgiving
-Monday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day, a Spanish public holiday
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-Thursday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday


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Bakers Bar-Nerja: Our last few days before our holidays start but we aren’t done just yet- we are open Tuesday & Wednesday so come say hi before we go hibernate for a few weeks.
San Marino vs England kick off 2045
Northern Ireland vs Italy kick off 2045
Wales vs Belgium kick off 2045
Holland vs Norway – kick off 2045
Don’t forget we are still taking bookings for Christmas Day and for New year’s eve, call.us on 952526880 or WhatsApp us on 626268958 or email us on bakersbar@hotmail.com
Playa de Burriana, Edif. Larios 29780 Nerja FB link 


Mama Paula Blues Band: Saturday 20NOV 8pm
The Cazbah Live Lounge, Torrenueva, La Cala de Mijas
WhatsApp 602535710. FB link 


Benalmádena Iberian Ham Cutting Competition: Sunday Nov 21. The event will be held at the headquarters of the Brotherhood of Redemption in Arroyo de la Miel on Sunday 21 November from midday, where the six specialist cutters will demonstrate the fine art of slicing Iberian ham. The specialists will also produce a range of creative dishes using the celebrated hams from Salamanca, an area considered to produce some of the most popular hams in the world.
The event has been organised to raise funds for the religious brotherhood, which maintains the town’s revered images of the Holy Christ of Redemption and Holy Mary of Sorrows. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/benalmadena-torremolinos/benalmadena-host-iberian-20211113164235-nt.html


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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
-Regular runs between UK and Spain
-Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items
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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Heritage rug 160 x 230cms vgc Price 90€
-Hispania Milan rug 160 x 230cms Price 80€
-Folding extendable ladders Price 30€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Ikea Utaker stackable single beds that convert to a double with 2 mattresses and a mattress topper. 380 euros new. Only used a couple of times in perfect condition. See Ikea website for full details and sizes etc. €150
Buyer to collect from Archez (just outside Canilla de Albaida)
We will only be here until Friday 19th November.
Cash on collection (easy to dismantle for transporting)
Jacqui, Archez
Email: jacqui.skuse AT hotmail.co.uk (no gaps) 


For Sale: 2 x Gas Heaters (excluding gas bottles). €15 for the pair. Buyer collects. Please contact Sarah, Vinuela on
Email: dustersdm@yahoo.co.uk 


For Sale: Portable Gas Heater with regulator and Orange Gas Bottle, sorry no photograph, sale due to moving.
€45 euros ONO. Please ring or email, ring Ron 685601313 or
email: mgbrmg@aol.com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Large metal dog cage with floor, 91cmx61cmx69cm. Folds flat, 2 entrance doors, good condition. 25 euro’s
-Extending IKEA glass and wrought iron coffee table. 50cm wide x50cm high, length 92cm extending to 140cm. Can be used as 2 separate tables. 20 euro’s
Stevens, Algarrobo Costa, 606146302 


For Sale, 2 items: Reduced for quick sale
-Sideboard 90€. 146 cm wide x 40 cm deep x 84 cm high (76cm without legs)
-Dinning table – extendable 150€. 140 cm x 85 cm. Leaf x 2 – 40 cm each. Overall extended length is 220
Both in excellent condition – location Niza Beach, Almayate Bajo
Gill. Mob 674248101
Email: gpk_ ambion@msn.com 


Wanted: Outdoor Table Tennis table. Must be in very good condition. Phone Andrew, Competa : 634383935


Wanted: Long Term Rental or Extended Stay Anti-Squat / Housesit
-Torrox to Rincon de la Victoria, on the coast, not inland villages.
-Looking for a 1 bedroom flat or small casita. No studios please.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen and a washer. I don’t mind if it’s a bit rough or needs some paint or minor repairs- DigameXtra Sponsor SPW Construction has generously offered to donate those services as needed. 
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
ANTI-SQUAT- The Dutch solution for vacant properties.
-If you have an empty property you are concerned may get squatted, even if it is larger than I am looking for, why not rent it to me and know your property is secure? Even if it is worth more, and I only pay €300/mo rent, it’s some income, and the sense of security knowing someone is there looking after things will make up the difference! You can’t put a price on peace of mind! 
Please send details to Naythan, Torrox Costa
email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Movistar info: I would love to have a chat/ compare notes/ tips etc with other Movistar users. It is now virtually impossible to speak to them in English and my Spanish is not good enough for ” things technical”. Please contact John B., Torrox Costa. Thanks
Email: jon108 at hotmail dot co .uk


The City Council Velez-Malaga has planned an extensive program of activities for this Christmas that will be announced to the public in the coming days and, on that occasion, an OPEN MEETING FOR TRADERS is convened, with the councilman of Commerce, to report on initiatives to support local trade linked to the said Christmas program. Meeting that will also include the participation of the Association of Traders and Entrepreneurs of Velez-Malaga (ACEV).
Thurs Nov 18, 20.00. San Francisco Market Room


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Covid Andalucia- Covid-19 incidence rate in Andalucía climbs 0.8 to 44.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: The Andalusian region has this Monday, 15 November, registered a total of 338 coronavirus infections in 48 hours, a figure lower than the 416 infections on Saturday and higher than the 290 a week ago.
Three Covid-19 deaths have also been added, more than the one recorded on Saturday the zero of last Monday.
According to the data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), the 14-day cumulative incidence rate has increased by 0.8 to stand at 44.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, higher than the 36.3 last Monday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/covid19-incidence-rate-20211115135947-nt.html


Covid Spain- The incidence rate grows ten points from Friday to 82 cases per 100,000 and adds 9,798 new infections: The incidence climbs almost 11 points since Friday and stands at 82.02 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a number that was not seen since September 20, when an incidence of 83.43 cases was recorded. At that time, the incidence showed a downward trend, and the cases were less every day until October 14, when the bottom of the curve was reached with 40.52 cases. From then on, different ups and downs of cases were recorded, but at the beginning of November a continuous growth of the curve was observed again: Spain began the month with 49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and two weeks later, the rate incidence has risen more than 30 cases. Full article:


Health prepares a new COVID traffic light that raises the incidence considered low risk to 100: {Translation}
-The traffic light used to measure the pandemic situation in Spain and decide on restrictions is going to change. The Public Health Commission will debate this Tuesday a new version that updates the criteria to the current context -in which the majority of the population is vaccinated-, according to the newspaper El País and confirmed by elDiario.es.
– Until now, an incidence of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants marked the difference between low and medium risk. If Public Health approves this Tuesday the draft with which it is working, this indicator will rise to 100 cases, according to information from El País. High risk will be reached at 300 cases; very high risk, at 500 cases.
-The accumulated incidence is not the only indicator taken into account to establish these alert levels. Other parameters such as hospital occupancy or ICU occupancy are also taken into account. The new draft adds other indicators on the evolution of this care pressure, such as the number of new admissions in the last week.
-The traffic light recommends different measures to be applied depending on the level of alert in each territory, but the autonomous communities have the margin to decide whether to apply them or not. The draft proposes that in places at alert level 1, the capacity of bars and restaurants should be limited to 80%. For level 2, it establishes a capacity of 50% and a maximum of 15 people per group. For level 3, it is recommended the total closure of interiors.
-The technicians of the Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities have been working for months on this revision of the thresholds for measuring the pandemic. The traffic light currently in force was designed for a situation very different from the current one, without the effect of mass vaccination.
-On Monday, health authorities recorded an incidence of 82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, ten points more than on Friday, after adding 9,798 new infections during the weekend. Authorities have also reported 43 more deaths in the last three days. The autonomous communities with the highest incidence are Navarra, with 203 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and Euskadi, with 174. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/sanidad-prepara-nuevo-semaforo-covid-eleva-100-incidencia-considerada-riesgo_1_8492967.html


Four hand signals by traffic cops that drivers must know and obey:
In large cities, it is common to see traffic police officers directing traffic, especially at times with the highest concentration of vehicles. This is normally between the hours 7.30am and 9:30am, then again from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Instructions from these officers are classed as being of a higher priority than traffic lights, vertical road signs, or road markings. When they give you a signal with an arm movement, you should obey it, or risk a fine. In some instances, you could face a prison sentence for disobeying. There are four possible signals that a traffic cop could use. Full article with illustrations: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/11/15/four-hand-signals-by-traffic-cops-that-drivers-must-know-and-obey/ 


Andalusia, vigilant but not worried about Covid- no measures “for now”: {Translation, summary} :15/11/2021 18:34h
-The Board is vigilant but not worried about the slow increase in Covid infections in Andalusia said Minister Jesus Aguirre, when asked by journalists about the convening of the committee of experts in the coming days.
-According to Aguirre, the meeting could take place next week, after the presentation by the Governing Council of the High Frequency Plan of the healthcare system. At this meeting, he added, in addition to the analysis of the epidemiological situation of Covid, the surveillance system for influenza and other respiratory diseases will be discussed.
-The head of Health has also explained that from the Board there is anticipation and expectation due to the already clearly upward evolution of Covid-19 infections. However, there is no concern because the healthcare pressure remains very low. “Andalusia is at level 0 and will remain at level 0,” stressed the counselor, thus ruling out the implementation of new measures against the pandemic. However, Aguirre recalled that the traffic light implemented in the de-escalation that involves the recovery of some measures as the pandemic progresses is still in force.
-“We are not worried,” stressed Aguirre, who has insisted on transmitting to the population “prudence” and recalled the need to wear masks, keep their distance and wash their hands. The Minister believes that there is no need to be alarmed because the high degree of protection of the vaccine is a guarantee that what is to come of the pandemic will not be like the past. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-vigilante-pero-sin-preocupacion-covid-no-habra-medidas-ahora-202111151422_noticia.html


Procession of the Virgen de los Remedios Coronada, Patroness and Perpetual Mayoress of Velez-Malaga 2021


Fuengirola aims to become top pet-friendly destination of 2021: Fuengirola has once again been selected as a candidate for the Premios Travelguau best national pet-friendly destination of 2021.
The award scheme is an initiative that emerged in 2017 with the aim of encouraging relationships with animals and with a special emphasis on pet-friendly tourism. Fuengirola, which was voted third best, pet-friendly destination in Spain in 2020, is the only town in Andalucía included in the 11 destinations selected for this year’s awards. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/fuengirola-aims-become-20211113132113-nt.html


Top European Countries That Offer Freelance Visas: In order to make the working process more flexible, effective, and beneficial several European countries have started to offer freelance visas and digital nomad visas to foreigners. The latter permit non-EU nationals to live in a European Union country while working for companies and clients in other EU countries and further in the world.
At present, the European countries listed below offer such possibilities, though the requirements to obtain such visas and travel permits differ among them. Continue reading at: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/top-european-countries-that-offer-freelance-visas/


Bonoloto draw for Monday, November 15, 2021:
The result of the Bonoloto of this monday, november 15 of 2021 is: 16, 27, 31, 37, 42 and 45, being the complementary number the twenty-one and the refund on 3. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-monday-november-15-2021/


FIFA World Cup 2022 qualified teams: Serbia, Spain, Croatia clinch berths, join Brazil, Germany, hosts Qatar. The 2022 World Cup is just over a year away, and teams are starting to earn qualification, though many spots still remain.
Here are all of the teams that have officially qualified for next year’s competition, which will be the last one with 32 teams before expanding to 48 for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Teams that have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2022 are-
Qatar, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, France, Belgium, Croatia
Spain & Serbia. Full article: https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/fifa-world-cup-2022-qualified-teams-serbia-spain-croatia-clinch-berths-join-brazil-germany-hosts-qatar/


Tennis News-ATP Finals, Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: Novak Djokovic wins the match, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Full article: https://www.tennis.com/news/articles/atp-finals-novak-djokovic-defeats-casper-ruud-serving-sampras-turin-no-1-tactics


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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:

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.


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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

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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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