DigameXtra No. 2171 Friday, Jan. 28th, 2022

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The Jack Cade Revolution: La Carpinteria Bar, Competa
Presenting live music from The Jack Cade Revolution
Saturday 29th January from 9pm.
Great food & drink and classic rock and roll!!
Call 661 188 466 to book a table.  FB link 


Juan Luis Pascual Sanchez: At Feroche Beach Bar, Torrox Costa
Sunday Jan 30th 4pm.
Come enjoy a musical show- very varied, perfect for livening up during lunch and drink after.
Repertoire national and international, various styles, eras & languages.
Castellano, ingles, francés, italiano y portugues.
Feroche Beach / Paseo Ferrara / Playa de Las Lindes 29793 Torrox Costa. Reservations 658 145 950  FB link 


The Blue Stompers Live: At the Speakeasy Jazz Club- Fuengirola
Friday Feb 4th 11:30pm-2am
Bringing you the best in Blues, Boogie and lots more!
Reserve your table before they are all gone Tlf 656487919
Las Rampas, Fuengirola  FB link 


Dave Murrell Trio: Live at Robert’s Top- Almunecar
Friday 28Jan 10pm. Blues / Jazz / Soul
Calle Livry Gargan 1, Almunecar  FB link 


La Herradura Clásica: Winter Concerts “The Classic Horseshoe”. January 29, 7:00 pm at the Civic Center- “Diego Martínez Auditorium”.
Piano Recital: Beethoven, Falla, Schumann and more.
Interpreter Rodrigo López Rueda. Buy your ticket at the Páramo Stationery Bookstore, on the phone or WhatsApp 643180584, and at the box office on the day of the concert. Parents who want to come with their children do not need to buy a ticket, the children are invited by the organization.  FB link 


Bass Invasion Spain: At The PARIS15- Malaga. Sat 29Jan 1am
Invaders! The BASS & BASS 2022 schedules are finally here! Night full of surprises, such as the new appearance of the mysterious FLUB, who has been cooking great songs in his laboratory without yet revealing his material, the finesse and elegance of JUNO, the energy of master KURSIVA, the forcefulness of REGUN with the live show that he is going to present us, and to end a tremendous night we get a very high quality VS…. NEOH VS SUPER RUSH!!
Tickets available at:
www.bassinvasionspain.com or
Info: FB link 


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Yellow Alerts For High Winds & Waves Thru Saturday

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: Hours, 6pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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. 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! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Malagalingo- Ready, set, go…SPANISH INTENSIVE COURSES
Our Spanish Intensive Courses 2022 are starting now!
So that you can speak Spanish once and for all
Make 2022 your year!!!
-Intensive Course 20 hours/week
-On BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea
-Dates: From Monday 24th January
-Timetable: From 10:00 to 14:00
-Price: 220€/person/week (with discounts for more than 1 week or 1 person)
– All materials included
– 6 students maximum (usual average of 3 students)
If you would like to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve one of the places for you.
Malagalingo Spanish School
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo ; www.malagalingo.com 



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Montana 18in chainsaw. New chain and guide rail fitted (not tried). €50. Pickup Torrox BP or Lidl car parks.
Paul / Torrox Campo, WhatsApp 655522328
Email: ernieno@hotmail.co.uk 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Ikea occasional/coffee table, in perfect condition. Ideal for home or letting, easy to clean and doesn’t damage. 50cm wide 72cm long extending to140cm. Can be used as 2 separate tables. €20
-Bookcase in light oak, purchased from “Pirámides Muebles”. 70cm wide 84cm high 30cm deep. Excellent condition, ideal for limited space. €35
Jill / Algarrobo Costa, Tel 660146302 


For Sale: Android TV box, H96 Max-RK3328, Android 10 TV box set 4k Excellent condition works great 20 euros
call Erika / Torrox 635149472 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Wax proof coat. Ranchers/Riders style coat by John Partridge
Double ended zip at the front, studs at the back. Size 42 inch Unisex
Bought for dog walking to stay dry and keep the wind out. €45
-GT Media V7Shd TV box, NEW, boxed. High Definition, Digital Satellite Receiver €15
John, Iznate, Mobile 646857775 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Bundle of towels. 2 x good quality cream bath sheets 67″ x 33″; 1 matching cream hand towel 37″ x 20″; 1 x white bath sheet 63″ x 37″; 2 x white bath towels 46″ x 25″; 2 x white hand towels 36″ x 19″ and 29″ x 17″; 2 new unused yellow bath towels 52″ x 26″; 4 unused face towels. All in great condition. Only 20 Euros for the whole lot. Could split.
-4 Burgundy throws. Very soft and cosy. Machine washable. 3 are 230cm x 180cms and 1 is 200cms x 175cms. Good condition. 20 Euros for all of them. Could split if necessary.
-Large heavy Oxford Spanish Dictionary. Like new. Has both Spanish to English (over 900 pages) and English to Spanish (over 1,000 pages). Very comprehensive and detailed with examples of how to set out a letter, Spanish verb tables and some English verbs. There is also a CD-ROM at the back titled ‘Speak Spanish’. RRP £29.99 Bargain at only 15 Euros.
Can meet you at the Cepsa petrol station near to the Autovia junction in Nerja. 696662959 / 603568164. Ian/Janet/Nerja 


Recommendations & Requests

Like it!: Hi Nathan, just want to tell you that your new newsletter structure with the provincial and subject differentiation is a good thing. Like it!
As we live in Granada (La Herradura) just at the border to Malaga we always feel that the Costa Tropical should be covered too. And as you certainly know there are a lot of internationals living in that area – residents or part of the year. Regards, Gabriele / La Herradura


News & Articles

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News Note, Updated 28Jan: No word yet on if the judges will approve the Junta’s request that COVID Passport requirement to enter hospitality and other establishments be extended until 15 Feb. 

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia adds 8,353 infections and reports 2,284 hospitalized for coronavirus: {Translation, summary} 01/27/2022 11:15
-Andalusia registers this Thursday, January 27, a total of 8,353 Covid-19 coronavirus infections, a number similar to those recorded the previous day, while adding 28 deaths, 36 less than the day before when 64 were reported, the highest number of the sixth pandemic wave.
-Health Minister Jesús Aguirre has detailed that the incidence at 14 days drops 77 points to 1,168 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 196 points less a week ago .
-The 8,353 infections this day are reported after the 8,444 on Thursday.
-Andalusia registers 2,284 hospitalized by Covid this Thursday, 37 less than the previous day, and currently has 221 people in the ICU, 20 less than the day before. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


Spain introduces new Covid vaccination certificate rules for international arrivals: From 1 February, Spain will tighten the coronavirus vaccination certificate requirements for international arrivals at its airports and ports, after the order was published in the BOE Official State Gazette.
-The Travel Safe area of Spain’s official tourism website has reminded travellers, “From 1 February 2022, in order to travel to Spain with a vaccination certificate, the certificate must have been issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin at least 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the full course of vaccination, as long as the final dose of that course of vaccination was no more than 270 days ago. From that date, the certificate must show the administration of a booster vaccination.”
-The web page goes in to say the vaccination certificate must include, at least, the following information:
1. Name and surname of the holder
2. Dates of vaccination, indicating the date of the last dose administered
3. Type or types of vaccine administered
4. Number of doses administered / complete regimen
5. Issuing country
6. Identification of the issuing body of the vaccination certificate
-The Brits in Spain Facebook page, managed by the British Embassy staff in Madrid, has also reminded that, for anyone planning to travel to Spain, the UK’s Travel Advice has been updated accordingly – while pointing out the web page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel, reinforcing that the authorities in Spain set and enforce entry rules. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spain-introduces-covid-20220127091710-nt.html


Only 3 Days Left Until Travel Rules to Spain Change for UK Nationals:
“From February 1, 2022, in order to travel to Spain with a vaccination certificate, the certificate must have been issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin at least 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the full course of vaccination, as long as the final dose of that course of vaccination was no more than 270 days ago,” the statement of Spain’s official travel website. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/only-4-days-left-until-travel-rules-to-spain-change-for-uk-nationals/


EU drug regulator OKs Pfizer COVID pill for high-risk patients: The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday gave the green light to Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral COVID-19 pill for treating adults at risk of severe illness, as the region scrambles to boost its arsenal to fight the Omicron variant.
The endorsement by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for a conditional approval, if followed as usual by the European Commission, allows EU member states to deploy the drug after the regulator gave guidance for its emergency use late last year.
Italy, Germany and Belgium are among a handful of EU countries that have bought the drug, branded as Paxlovid. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ema-green-lights-pfizers-covid-19-pill-2022-01-27/


Italy to Ease Travel Rules for EU Citizens From February 1: The Italian Minister of Health announced on Wednesday that starting from February 1, Italy will ease its COVID-19 restrictions for all travellers from European Union countries. The Minister signed an order that states that all visitors from the EU would be permitted entry to the country by only presenting a Green Pass. The Green Pass is a document that proves whether a person has been vaccinated, recovered, or tested negative recently. This means that all EU citizens who present one of the above-mentioned certificates will soon be able to enter Italy without having to follow additional entry rules. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/italy-to-ease-travel-rules-for-eu-citizens-from-february


Tennis News- Australian Open- Collins crushes Swiatek to set up Barty final: American Danielle Collins showed she will provide a formidable obstacle to home favourite Ash Barty’s hopes of winning the Australian Open with a crushing 6-4 6-1 defeat of Poland’s Iga Swiatek to reach her first Grand Slam final on Thursday. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/collins-crushes-swiatek-set-up-barty-final-2022-01-27/


Tennis News- Alcaraz, Bautista, Carreño, Davidovich and Granollers will represent Spain in the Davis Cup: They will represent Spain in the qualifying rounds for the Davis Cup against Romania next March 4 and 5 in Marbella, as announced this Thursday in Malaga by coach Sergi Bruguera. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/alcaraz-bautista-carreno-davidovich-and-granollers-will-represent-spain-in-the-davis-cup/


Football News- Malaga CF agree a deal with Natxo González as head coach: Born in Vitoria (Basque Country), the 55-year-old has 132 games to his name in the Spanish second division, as he managed Alaves, Reus, Zaragoza and Deportivo. He’s also been in charge of international clubs, such as Tondela, in Portugal and Bolívar, in Bolivia. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/malagacf/malaga-agree-20220127153824-nt.html


ANDROID SCAM ALERT- Widespread Malware Campaigns Targeting Android Devices: The new wave of attacks is said to have been most active in Australia, Germany, Poland, Spain, Austria, and Italy, among others, with attacks spreading to newer countries like Romania, the Netherlands, and Thailand starting mid-January.
FluBot (aka Cabassous) campaigns use “smishing” as the primary delivery method to target potential victims, wherein users receive an SMS message with the question “Is this you in this video?” and are tricked into clicking a link that installs the malware. There are many variations on this theme. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/01/widespread-flubot-and-teabot-malware.html


EU declares Spain forcing residents to declare assets abroad is “contrary to EU law”: January 26, The Court of Justice of the European Union declared it “contrary to EU law” for Spanish legislation to force residents to declare assets and rights abroad through the so-called ‘model 720.’ The Court of Justice of the European Union has now considered that the sanctions and fines it imposes are “disproportionate” and undermine the free movement of capital in the European Union. It remains to be seen how Spain will respond. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/27/just-in-eu-declares-it-illegal-for-spain-to-force-residents-to-declare-assets-abroad/


Cancel Culture Fail- Spotify to Remove Neil Young’s Music After He Objects to Joe Rogan’s Podcasts (the most popular podcast in the world): {DigameXtra} Spotify is in the process of removing proud lefty Neil Young’s catalog of music from its service after the artist published – then took down – an open letter with an ultimatum- Deal with what Young considers to be “vaccine misinformation” coming from Joe Rogan’s podcast, or lose Young’s music (which reportedly provides 60% of Young’s annual income). The one piece of evidence Young stated in his letter, to support his effort to “cancel” Rogan, had been proven to be fraudulent weeks before, that’s probably the reason Young took the letter down from his site soon after posting it.
Two days after the letter was published, Spotify made their decision, and is now in the process of removing Young’s music from the streaming service, a Spotify spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. Sorry Neil, you should have just faded away with the money. Now we’ll have to suffer thru more rusty, burnt out  “farewell tours” since your retirement income just got cancelled. Reference: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/spotify-neil-young-joe-rogan-1235081916/

Spotify Chooses Joe Rogan’s Podcasts Over Neil Young’s Music

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference


For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-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.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 


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 


The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl 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 are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/ & FB link


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services: 
-Catholic Mass in English at Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334 


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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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