DigameXtra No. 2124 Tuesday, Nov. 30th, 2021

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-Monday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
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APAA Nerja Dog and Cat Charity’s Christmas Bazaar:
Sunday December 5th starting at 11 till about 4. This has now been relocated to Splash Bar and Restaurant in Frigiliana.
There will be lots of puppies there to play with and lots of Christmassy gifts and decorations for your perusal, about 20 stalls in all, please come and join us and the other vendors and create some Christmas magic of your own. All profits go to APAA-Nerja Shelter Appeal, a non-profit non-funded organisation looking after the abandoned and abused dog’s and cats in this area.


The DiveBar- Nerja: On Tuesday 30th November we will open the doors of our new Tapas Bar in Nerja. At 17.00 our doors will be opened and we serve you our amazing tapas for free (just order drinks). All evening 50% discount on your bar tab!
At 19.00 live music. Our live music will end 22.30 and we close roughly at midnight.
Our new bar has: 7 different barrelled beers; 6 more bottled beers
A large Gin station; A large dark Rum station; Wine; Cocktails
3 televisions for all sports; Nice terrace; Football table; Darts lane
Slot machine; Perfect service
Join us all on our opening night and let’s make a party!
Address: Calle Antonio Millon 2, 29780 Nerja FB link 


Torrox Costa Christmas Market: Dec. 3rd – 8th. Av. Esperanto.  
-This market will be inaugurated on Friday, December 3 at 6pm.
-From Dec 4 to Dec 8 it will open at 12 noon to have the whole day ahead to do shopping as well as enjoy the restaurant area with sweets and typical holiday products, live music and other kind of children’s activities. FB link 


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Work Wanted: Hi, I am looking for any work gardening ,house-painting and maintenance, no job too small, I charge 10€ per hour.
I have also taken on gardens, pool and house care in owners absence due to flight restrictions.
Covering Nerja to Benejarafe.Based in Velez-Malaga.
Call Kennedy on 630 792 368 or
email: kennedygoldsmithATyahoo.co.uk


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-White rectangular coffee table 114 x 65 x 41cms Price 30€
-Square coffee table 65 x 65 x 49cms Price 20€
-Matching sideboard 170 x 45 x 77cms Price 40€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Excellent quality dinner service. 8 dinner plates, 8 side plates, 8 bowls, 7 mugs. Bargain at 50 euros, collect Nerja.
Terry, email: nerjacodfatherATyahooD0Tco.uk 


For Sale: Pine Bedroom Furniture Set consisting of 5 drawer chest.
Three drawers with two smaller ones above,
measurements – height 84cm, width 94cm, depth 41.5cm,
plus pair of bedside drawers consisting of two drawers,
measurements – height 63cm, width 51.5cm, depth 32cm
Price 60 euros. Location Nerja
Contact Jane 00447910104681 whatsapp,
email: janehearn99@yahoo.co.uk 


For Sale: Gas heater. 30 euros, with new gas tube. Gas bottle not included. Collect in Nerja. Julia. Whatsapp or phone; 694448600. 


Wanted: Gas heater. Church in Nerja would like to purchase a second hand gas heater for a reasonable price (with or without gas bottle) must be in good condition. Steve, Nerja
email to: info@nlcnerja.com 


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ANEDA looking for new members: Nerja Art group ANEDA is looking for new members. From the 1st of December we will be based in a brand new work space in Calle Granada, right next to the Culture Centre in the heart of Nerja. Passersby can look in and see all the paintings and activities.
” Our aim is to promote art in the region. We organize exhibitions in and around Nerja, hold drawing and painting classes for children and adults and organise workshops” says Laura Viqueira Niel, the enthusiastic leader of the ANEDA group. “At the moment we have 36 members, young and old, national and international, painters and sculptors, who all work in different mediums, sizes and styles. A wonderful mix! We are supported by the local council.”
“ Even though ANEDA has grown steadily and we welcomed 11 new members this year, we still are looking for more members. We are all amateurs but with a passion for art. Like minded people can contact us. Everybody is welcome.”
-First exhibition in new location
The first member to exhibit in the new ANEDA home is Carmen Aros, a Chilean abstract artist. Her exhibition will be on until the end of December, followed by Nadia Ayoub who will be exhibiting until the 15th of January. Every 2 weeks another ANEDA artist will exhibit here.
-Collective exhibition in Calle Cristo
At the moment ANEDA also has an exhibition showing a few works of each member in the Sala Municipal in Calle Cristo. This exhibition gives a good overview of work by ANEDA artists. The gallery is open everyday from 11.30 until 2pm and in the evening from 5.30 to 8.30pm. The exhibition finishes on the 11th December 2021.
For more information contact Coby Bloemsma,
cobyinspain @ gmail.com (without the spaces) 


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Madrid hospital detects Spain’s first case of the Omicron variant, Portugal has 13: The microbiology service at the Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid has reported the first case of the Omicron variant of the Covid virus detected in Spain this Monday, 29 November.
The patient is a 51-year-old man who flew in from South Africa via Amsterdam on 28 November, the Madrid regional health service has confirmed.
The health authority is keeping the close contacts of the passenger on the flight to Madrid from the Dutch capital under “epidemiological surveillance”, it said.
It seemed only a matter of time before the Omicron variant would reach Spain, with 13 cases already reported in Portugal and dozens around Europe. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/madrid-hospital-detects-20211129180108-nt.html


Covid Spain- Incidence has increased by almost 30 points since Friday and is now close to 200 cases per 100,000: {Translation, summary} 19Nov21 6:30pm
-The incidence reaches 199.02 points after the weekend for the first time since the first week of September. This is an increase of almost thirty cases compared to Friday, figures not seen since September 3, when 198.25 cases per 1000,000 inhabitants were recorded. The curve has been declining for months, although it now seems to be gradually recovering an upward trend. Spain continues to be in the medium risk range for coronavirus infection, according to the criteria of the new COVID traffic light of the Ministry of Health.
-Navarra continues to top the list of communities with the highest incidence and this Monday recorded a rate of 571.84 points. It is followed by the Basque Country, with 446.16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; and Aragon, with 348.43 incidence points. Catalonia, with 5,179 infections; the Basque Country, with 2,442; and Andalusia, with 1,742 positives, are the regions reporting the greatest increase in infections after the weekend.
-With respect to the number of infections by coronavirus, public Health has notified 22.911 positive since Friday, while the previous Monday was registered 15.875 contagions.
– The hospital data also show an upward trend, and recorded data which has not been seen since mid-September. The percentage of occupancy of beds once again exceeded the 3% (3,05%), while the percentage of occupancy in the ICU for patients with COVID increases nearly a point with respect to the Friday (7,33%).
-Reports are 53 people have died this weekend from Covid.
Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/incidencia-roza-200-casos-sumar-22-911-nuevos-contagios-viernes_1_8536356.html


Covid Andalucia- Andalucía’s Covid incidence rate touches 100 and has “increased especially in vaccinated people”: A total of 883 new coronavirus infections in 48 hours have been registered in the Andalusian region this Monday, 29 November, more than the 877 on Saturday and the 782 last Monday. One death has also been reported, the same figure as on Saturday.
Junta de Andalucía’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, said that the 14-day coronavirus cumulative incidence rate has increased by 4.5 in 48 hours and it is found in 99.5 cases per every 100,000 inhabitants. It is also higher than the 71.1 last Monday and the highest figure since 13 September (102.2). He said that “the incidence has increased especially in vaccinated people, but the clinical course is not as bad as before.” Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucias-covid-incidence-20211129121303-nt.html 


Omicron symptoms- What to look out for as doctor says new variant completely different to Delta: Patients mostly suffered from mild muscle aches, scratchy throat and dry cough. A doctor in South Africa, one of the first persons to suspect the emergence of a different virus strain, assured that the symptoms of Omicron are “mild,” amid rising concerns over the new Covid variant. Full article:


Andalusia prepares to enter the Level 1, medium alert zone for Covid: {Translation, summary} Updated: 29/11/2021, 17:31
-Andalusia will see this Wednesday the territorial alert committees meet to define the health districts that will have to recover some kind of minor restrictions in response to the rise of the accumulated incidence, which on Monday saw some communities rise above 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a limit that according to the new “traffic light” would place the community in medium risk alert.
-Cordoba with 132 cases, Huelva (130), Almeria (113) and Malaga (111) exceed the regional average.
-In the case of areas that return to Level 1, these may see the return capacity and schedule limitations, according to the extraordinary BOJA of September 29.
-The greatest restrictions at Level 1 will be in the hospitality industry, which must close at two in the morning although it can admit clients until one. In the case of hospitality establishments with music, the maximum hours will be at five in the morning, with no admission of new customers or service from 4:30 hours. The number of diners at tables will be 8 indoors and increases to 10 outdoors, with a capacity of 75%. In relation to children’s recreational establishments , level 1 allows two groups of users to stay simultaneously with a maximum of 25 children each. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-prepara-para-entrar-zona-alerta-media-covid-202111291324_noticia.html 


Barbados drops Queen Elizabeth II and becomes world’s newest republic: Celebrations are underway in Barbados as the Caribbean island throws off its colonial shackles to become the world’s newest republic, with an elected president as head of state.
Barbados became independent in 1966 but retained Queen Elizabeth II as sovereign. Last year Barbados announced it was replacing her with its own head of state in time for its 55th independence anniversary on 30 November 2021.
Famed for its beaches and love of cricket, Barbados will sever its final imperial links to Britain on Monday by replacing its former head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, with her current representative, Governor-General Sandra Mason.
In October, Barbados elected Mason to become its first-ever president, one year after Prime Minister Mia Mottley declared the country would “fully” leave its colonial past. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2021/11/29/barbados-drops-queen-elizabeth-ii-and-becomes-world-s-newest-republic


The first prize of the National Lottery sold in El Morche: {Translation} The first prize of the National Lottery that was held last Saturday was for the number 89.494, which has been sold in the office of the receiver of the road Almeria-El Morche and is endowed with 600,000 euros to the series. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/cae-en-el-morche-el-primer-premio-de-la-loteria-nacional/ 


Could Omicron be GOOD news?: Variant ‘might speed up end of pandemic if it causes mild illness’ as South Africa records NO hospital admissions or deaths from super strain – but scientists won’t know for at least two weeks
-It will take two weeks to determine Omicron’s impact on hospitalisations and deaths, experts warned today
-But scientists in South Africa said patients infected with the variant are young and have mild symptoms
-Doctors say symptoms include tiredness, a sore head and muscle aches and patients recover within days
-German health expert said it would be an ‘early Christmas gift’ if the new strain causes mild illness
-Scientists have warned Covid is unlikely to ever be eradicated, but will transition into a milder cold-like virus
-But WHO warned variant could change the ‘trajectory of the pandemic’ and the ‘consequences may be severe’
Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10253611/Could-Omicron-GOOD-news-Variant-speed-end-pandemic-causes-mild-illness.html


“Woke” Censorship Promoting Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Steps Down- ‘Finally Time For Me To Leave’: Twitter CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey has stepped down as the chief executive, the social media platform announced Monday morning, with Dorsey saying he decided to leave because Twitter is “ready to move on from its founders.” Dorsey has been replaced by Twitter technology head Parag Agrawal, the company said in a statement. By the way…$11.8 billion. That’s how much Dorsey is worth, according to a Forbes estimate. (I wouldn’t be surprised if Twitter’s own Artificial Intellegence systems identified Dorsey as the weak link. -Ed.) Photo:GETTY. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2021/11/29/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-steps-down/ 

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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
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