DigameXtra No. 2115 Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2021

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International Horse Show (Sicab) begins in Seville: It’s in its usual format and tickets are still on sale for this event that will be held from November 16 to 21 at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (Fibes) .
Tickets for the equestrian contest, in which the World Championship of Purebred Spanish Horse (PRE) takes place, can be purchased on the website shown below.
At the box office, general admission to the venue from Tuesday to Sunday will cost 12 euros. Tickets for the show will cost 10 euros on Wednesdays, and 15 euros Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning and Sunday. On Saturday night the entrance to the show has a cost of 20 euros.
Tickets & info (with page translator in upper right): https://sicabentradas.com/sicab-2021/


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Artefact dropleaf table with 4 folding chairs storages under table great space saver 124 x 82.50 x 75cms Price 120€
-Small coffee table with wrought iron detail natural top 45 x 45 x 40cms Price 45€
-Zanussi fan oven 59.4 x 56 x 59 cms Price 45€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Circular saw, Brand- Ratio, Model- PSC190D1
Perfect condition hardly used. Cost 140€. Selling for 65€
Buyer collects. Tel: 669094359 Anders, Nerja 


Wanted: Reliable second hand car, around 3000€.
Please Contact Suzanne, Torrox on 645623420 or spm280762atgmaildotcom Thank you!


Wanted: Looking for a tarpaulin, size 2×3 meter or more. Color not important. When somebody has one, and don’t need it anymore, think about me. Edith. 641349166 area Torrox, can be collected.


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucía’s Covid incidence rate exceeds 50, as 564 new infections and four deaths are added:
-The Andalusian region has this Wednesday, 17 November, registered a total of 564 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, a figure higher than the 487 infections on Tuesday and the 395 a week ago.
-Added were four coronavirus deaths, two reported in Granada province and one each in Jaén and Malaga.
-According to the data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), the 14-day incidence rate has increased by 3.4 in 24 hours, and the disease is found in 52.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest figure since 28 September when a rate of 54.9 points was recorded, and it is also higher than the 38.4 of last week.
-The 564 infections this Wednesday are notified after the 487 on Tuesday, 338 on Monday, 416 on Saturday, 439 on Friday, 467 on Thursday and the 395 of Wednesday, a week ago.
-Malaga and Seville provinces have registered the most infections with 138 each, followed by Cadiz with 63, Cordoba (59), Huelva (52), Almeria (41), Granada (39) and Jaén with 34. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucias-covid-incidence-20211117131411-nt.html 


Spain’s butane gas bottle maximum price rises again: It is the seventh price hike in a row and since September 2020 the price has risen by 40 per cent, from 16 November they will cost 16.92 euros.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spains-butane-bottle-20211117190447-nt.html 


Spain scraps visa requirement for UK touring musicians: The UK’s music industry has welcomed the decision by the Spanish government to scrap post-Brexit visa requirements for UK artists on short-term tours, but warned significant issues still remain that will make many tours “impossible”.
Spain’s announcement means UK musicians and their crew will no longer need visas for engagements of less than 90 days, a change in policy that came after months of lobbying from trade groups on both sides. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/nov/16/spain-scraps-visa-requirement-for-uk-touring-musicians


Aemet raises its Costa del Sol and Axarquía weather warnings to amber: Strong gusts of wind, storms and five-metre-high waves can now be expected this Thursday and Friday, according to the national weather agency.
The weather forecast has taken a turn for the worse in Malaga, and Spain’s State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has, this Wednesday (17 November) raised to amber (a significant risk) the yellow warning that it had originally activated on the coast for this Thursday.
As well as raising the alert level, Aemet has also extended the weather warning to include Friday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/aemet-raises-costa-20211117094713-nt.html


Junta wants ‘Covid passport’ to be required to access some venues and activities: Andalucía’s Minister of Health Aguirre said he would like to see the vaccination card made compulsory “for example, to enter health and leisure facilities, certain nightlife and sports activities.” He added that the hoped the move would encourage those who have not been jabbed to get vaccinated, because otherwise they will have limited access to many sites”. To date there are 537,000 people in Andalucía who have not yet been vaccinated.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/junta-minister-wants-20211117175202-nt.html


New company to take over the running of Caminito del Rey after current operator’s appeal is dismissed: The successful bidder, a consortium of three companies, will manage one of Malaga’s major tourist attractions for five years and it has already set ticket prices and the number of visitors it will allow each day.
In the winning bid, the consortium, headed by Sando, said it will keep the ticket price at ten euros, 60% of the tickets will be sold directly to individuals, 35% will be made available through authorised agencies and establishments; and 5% would be reserved for teaching, scientific and cultural nature visits, as well as for formal activities and the promotion of tourist activities.
-As for the maximum influx of visitors, it will be set at 1,100 people during the first year (as at present), and can be expanded to 1,300 visitors for the next two years and 1,500 people in the last two years if authorised by the management of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes natural area. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/guadalhorce-valley/company-take-over-20211117114430-nt.html 


New Dog Park in Almuñécar: By the end of November, Almuñécar is due to open its second dog park, in the western part of the municipality, covering around 1,000 square metres in the little used Sandovala Park at a cost of some €11,000 which includes installation of fencing. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/11/17/a-selection-of-latest-news-in-brief-from-axarquia-and-the-costa-tropical/


Amazon to no longer accept payments from UK-issued Visa credit cards: Amazon will stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the UK from next year because of the high transaction fees charged by the payment processor, the ecommerce giant said on Wednesday.
“As a result of Visa’s continued high cost of payments, we regret that Amazon.co.uk will no longer accept UK-issued Visa credit cards as of January 19th, 2022,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
Amazon customers can still use Visa debit cards, Mastercard and Amex credit cards, and Eurocard, the company said in a note to its customers. Full article: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/retail-and-services/amazon-to-no-longer-accept-payments-from-uk-issued-visa-credit-cards-1.4731476


Covid passports become compulsory in Northern Ireland for anyone going to a pub, restaurant, cinema, theatre or sports events: Covid vaccine passports will be compulsory in Northern Ireland next month after ministers backed measure.
-People will have to show vaccine status to enter nightclubs, pubs or restaurants from December 13.
-DUP ministers voted against the proposal but Sinn Fein, SDLP, Alliance and UUP ministers backed it.
-Health Minister Robin Swann said he was trying to avoid lockdowns and urged ministers ‘have to act’
Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10213839/Mandatory-vaccine-passports-approved-Northern-Ireland-despite-DUP-objections.html


Ireland Cabinet agrees midnight closing time for pubs, restaurants and nightclubs as Covid cases hit 4,407 and ICU patients reach 114: The new rule will means restaurants, bars and nightclubs will be forced to close at midnight from Thursday. Covid passes are now obligatory in cinemas and theatres to allow venues operate at higher capacity. Full article: https://www.independent.ie/news/cabinet-agrees-midnight-closing-time-for-pubs-restaurants-and-nightclubs-as-covid-cases-hit-4407-and-icu-patients-reach-114-41056541.html


Czechs bar unvaccinated from public events, services: Czech authorities will ban people who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered from coronavirus infection from access to public events and services from Monday, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.
The restrictions, to be approved by the full cabinet on Thursday, come after a spike in new infections to record 22,479 on Tuesday and mean that negative tests will no longer be recognised as qualification to enter events and service establishments, Babis said on television. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/czechs-bar-unvaccinated-public-events-services-2021-11-17/


British pies could be banned from EU: British pies made in the UK could be banned from export to the EU if the ingredients do not come from an “approved” farm or factory, trade exports have warned. Famed British pies that come from the United Kingdom like the Melton Mowbray pork pie and Cornish pasty could find themselves at the hands of a new Brussels food safety regulation that comes into force in March 2022.
The change will mean any ingredient of animal origin, including meat, milk and eggs “must come from EU-approved establishments”, MPs were told. Photo:Pixabay. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/11/17/british-pies-could-be-banned-from-eu/


Bonoloto draw for Wednesday, November 17, 2021: The result of the Bonoloto of this wednesday, november 17 of 2021 is: 10, 15, 27, 32, 40 and 48, being the complementary number the 8 and the refund on 3. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-wednesday-november-17-2021/


Tennis News- Popular pro tennis player Peng Shuai has not been heard from directly since she made sexual assault allegations against a top Chinese politician on social media last week: The tour has been trying to reach her since she posted on social media earlier this month, making an allegation of sexual assault against a senior member of the ruling communist party. The post was erased within 30 minutes. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-10214125/Peng-Shuai-WTA-chief-not-convinced-statement-received-missing-Chinese-player.html 


The Beaver Moon lunar eclipse (partial from Spain) on Nov. 19 explained: Read about the details and different stages of the eclipse as seen from Malaga: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/spain/malaga


Apple to begin selling parts to consumers to repair their own Macs, iPhones: The self-service repair program comes after years of pressure from consumer groups have resulted in Apple providing greater access to repair manuals and genuine parts.
-In 2019, Apple started a program where independent repair shops can buy its parts, tools and manuals. Apple said there are now 2,800 independent shops in its program in addition to its 5,000 directly authorized repair providers.
-Under the self-service program, Apple customers will be able to buy those parts directly to perform their own repairs after reading a manual. Apple said the online store will start with about 200 parts and tools aimed at fixing the most common issues with displays, batteries and cameras on iPhone 12 and 13 models.
-The program will eventually extend to Mac computers that use Apple’s M1 chip and later to less common repairs.
-Customers will be offered the same pricing on parts and tools as independent repair shops and will be able to return their used parts to Apple after completing a repair to receive a discount.
-Apple said the program will begin early next year in the United States and expand to more countries later in the year. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/technology/apple-sell-spare-parts-consumers-repair-iphones-macs-2021-11-17/


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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:

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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

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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