DigameXtra No. 2173 Monday, Jan. 31st, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices, including boxed sets.
-4th-Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-25th–Trip to Benalmadena Market and Marina €15pp
-4th-Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-18th-Trip to Ronda by train, w/ English speaking guide in Ronda €40 TBC
-14th–7 night cruise with MSC Cruise. Prices from €870 pp based on 2 sharing a cabin. €150 deposit pp required. Itinerary includes: depart Valencia and calling at Genoa, Civitaveccia, Palermo, Ibiza with 2 days at sea.
-27th– (Wednesday) Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €23,50
The Phoenix Social club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 


Presentation at the Bio Beach Restaurant: Wed. Feb.9 at 11am: Speakers: Jose Manuel & Norma – Power Point Presentation at the Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche –Topic: La Desbandada and the sinking of the Delphin off Calaceite coast, Torrox, in Jan. 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. This presentation will mark its 85th anniversary. The Desbandada highlights the massacre on the A-340 on Feb. 8th, 1937 where innocent civilians fell victims to Franco’s allies. La Desbandada consititutes the most desastrous and poignant episode of the Spanish Civil War in Malaga and one of the worst of the entire conflict. At the Torre del Mar Bus Station, an outside museum features the signatures of the victims of that grim date. The Bio Beach presentation is free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programs are presented in an effort to attract more members (12€ annually). Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. Masks required. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 


Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa:
Closed 30 January thru 6 February for a break. 

Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon. Re-Opening Monday Feb 7th.
Closed Sundays. Tel +34 711 03 20 17


Window Display “Couples” Art: In the next few weeks I am exhibiting some of my art works in one of the windows of the ANEDA (Nerja Artists Association) studio. Its a mini exhibition with as theme “Parejas/ Couples”. My paintings and sculptures can be seen from the allyway opposite the side entrance of the Centro Cultural in Nerja on Calle Granada.
To see the rest of my work go to www.cobybloemsma.com or
email me at cobyinspain @ gmail.com 


The Torrox Spanish History Group: We are meeting on Tues. Feb 1st. The talk will take place at the restaurant El Taurus in Torrox Park – just next door to the El Pino caravan site at 11am.
There will be two talks. One will be on the Caliphates by Valierie Lawrence and the second talk will be by Chris Sherwood, an experienced speaker who has given talks to various groups in Nerja on the Visigorths.
At the moment we are meeting at El Tauras restaurant because our usual restaurant has unfortunately shut for the foreseeable future.
Please wear masks and come with you vaccination passport.
If you would like to know more about the Torrox Spanish History Group, then please contact me by email.
The group meets every first Tuesday of the month
Patricia Shaw, Torrox Costa
patricianerja at hotmail dot com


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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.



Wanted, Property Management: We are looking for someone to manage our property in Nerja during the summer rental period – about 4 months. So cleaning + Laundry plus small maintenance tasks if needed. Anyone interested please let us know the time required and your rates for a 4 bedroom house. Thank you, Jennifer, Nerja
Email: jennifer@jday.eu


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate:
BluCee and our clients had an incredibly successful 2021 and we’re looking to even better that in 2022.
We currently have many requests for country properties with a minimum of 2000m2 land. Coastal minimum 3 bed properties in the Benajarafe/Rincon area with stunning sea views. Apartments in Nerja, Torrox and Rincon areas.
Perhaps you’ve been thinking of putting your property on the market or you’ve already got it for sale and it’s just not happening – either way contact us and find out how BluCee can help you.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section. 



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Stunning bench great detail in the wood natural & yute measurements 107 x 32 x 46cms Price 60€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, lot:
White IKEA cups and saucers – 8 of each large; 8 of each small.
White IKEA plates – 10 dinner 26cms; 7 side/tea plates 20cms.
4 Bowls, white IKEA 24cms pasta style bowls.
You would be welcome to take the lot for 50€.
Please contact Richard/Caleta de Velez on 617282970 text, WhatsApp, phone after 9am. 


For Sale, 3 items:
Three signed prints of views of Torrox, 30 x 40 cm , 35 euros each
Margaret Riordan (artist),Torrox Pueblo
682661313 Or WhatsApp 0044 776 621 3095 


For Sale, as a lot:
Oven, hob and extracter fan. All in good working order
100euros. Can be seen in El Morche, ready to take away.
Jennifer, in Caleta. Tel/WhatsApp 655629821 


For Sale: Coffee table & nest of three tables. 35 Euros.
David, Benajarafe, 653750772 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Panasonic cylinder vacuum cleaner complete with hand tools inside the body. Hardly used, in very good condition. Looks new. There is also a spare hose, brush and extension tubes from another vacuum. 40 Euros (open to offers).
-Large sturdy good quality Curver drawer storage unit. 6 drawers (6″deep). Fully working wheels so easily moved. 45.5″ high including wheels. 15″ wide. 15.5″ deep. 45 Euros. (open to offers)
-2 light weight stacking drawer units. 4 drawers in each unit. Stacked together they are 30.5″ high. 10.5″ wide. 14″deep. The drawers are 3″ deep. No wheels. Will separate. 10 euros each or 18 Euros for the two.
Can meet at the Cepsa petrol station near to the Autovia junction in Nerja. Ian/Janet/Nerja 696662959 / 603568164. 


For Sale: Desk. Shelf underneath slides forward
70cm wide x 47cm deep (shelf in) x 76cm high. €15
Amanda Algarrobo 634316474
amandawood96 @ yahoo.co .uk 


For Sale: Two practically unused items.
-Becken Standing Heater– 25€; BCTH. 3344, 2000 W
-Becken Mini Oven- 25€; BMO 4135, 1500 W
Contact Flora, Torre Del Mar ; 642933087 


Recommendations & Requests


Hoover: Does anyone know where to buy the trusty Henry Hoover near Caleta de Velez? Many thanks in advance Angela / Caleta
Email: alcasbarra at hotmail dot co dot uk


A Big Thank You: A very big thank you to everybody who responded to my request for help with translation. I have been lucky enough to have been contacted by a lovely young lady who lives close to me. But thanks again to every body who answered and thanks to Naythan for hosting the site. Best Wishes from Ros from Caleta


News & Articles

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Andalusia registers 105 municipalities with the rate of Covid greater than 2,000, 54 less in a week: {Translation} 30Jan22 10:46
-More than 627,000 Andalusians live in the 105 municipalities with a Covid-19 coronavirus incidence rate of more than 2,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, led by Pedro Martínez (Granada), which has the highest rate in Andalusia with 6,414.8.
-This represents a notable decrease over the last week in the number of municipalities with a rate of more than 2,000 Covid cases, which translates into a large reduction in the overall population in this situation.
-In short, the community, which last week had 159 municipalities above the 2,000 rate, decreases by a third the total number of localities in this situation to 105.
-Almeria repeats for the third week as the province with the highest number of localities with more than 2,000 confirmed Covid cases in the last 14 days with 24 (18 less), followed by Huelva with 19 (two more); Granada with 18 (19 less); Cordoba with 18 (unchanged); Jaen with 17 (nine less); Malaga with three (six less); Cadiz with five (four more); and Seville with one (unchanged).
-The overall decrease at the regional level has meant that only one province has increased the number of municipalities with a rate of over 2,000 Covid cases in the last two weeks – Huelva – while the rest have reduced it.
-In Granada the 18 localities with more than 2,000 cases of Covid in the past 14 days: Albondón (2.387,6), Aldeire (2.381), Beas de Guadix (2.735,6), Benamaurel (2.522,1), The Calahorra (2.245,5), Decimate (2.356), Ferreira (3.322,3), Guadix (2.115,4), Huéscar (2.557,3), Marchal (3,140 Pesos,1), Morelábor (2.097,9), Orce (2.109,7), Pedro Martinez (6.414,8), Polícar (3.041,8), Purullena (2.732), Beas de Granada (2.142,9), Ventas de Huelma (2.283,1) and Zagra (2.598,9).
-In Malaga there are three locations with rates of over 2,000 cases of Covid: Benamocarra (2.527,9), Canete la Real (2.020,8) and the Fuente de Piedra (2.554,5). Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1025441/andalucia-registra-105-municipios-con-tasa-covid-superior-a-2000-54-menos-en-una-semana/


Crackdown On Pirate TV In Spain, Year 1 Results- Spanish ISPs Blocked 869 Domains & Subdomains in 2021 To Prevent Piracy:
Following the signing voluntary code of conduct between rightsholders and internet service providers in Spain, the government is now reporting on the first year’s results. Overall, the vast majority of providers took action to render 869 domains and subdomains (apps & websites) inaccessible to subscribers, with the aim of preventing illegal access to millions of movies, TV shows, videogames and ebooks.
After well over a decade of rightsholders using the legal system to compel ISPs to block sites on copyright infringement grounds with little success, thousands of domains are now being blocked by national internet service providers.
Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/spanish-isps-blocked-869-domains-subdomains-in-2021-to-prevent-piracy-220130/ 



The La Viñuela reservoir is at 15% of its capacity with just 26 cubic hectometers of water accumulated: {Translation, summary} 29Jan22
-The emergency works due to the drought have not yet prevented the level from continuing to fall.
-The reservoir of La Viñuela holds a total of 25.82 cubic hectometres on this Saturday 29 January 2022, compared to 26.28 cubic hectometres a week ago and 51.70 cubic hectometres a year ago.
-It is still not raining and the forecasts of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) indicate that it will not rain in the next few days either. There is the added circumstance that the reservoir of La Viñuela is the one that has collected the least rainwater during the current hydrological year (it began on 1 October 2021) of all those in the province of Málaga, barely 30.60 millimetres. The situation in the reservoir continues to be one of exceptional drought. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-embalse-de-la-vinuela-esta-ya-al-15-de-su-capacidad-con-apenas-26-hectometros-cubicos-de-agua-acumulados/ 


Andalusia opens from Monday vaccination with third doses for adults of 25 years, and progressing down to 18 years: {Translation, summary} 30Jan22
-This Monday, the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) is opening up the auto-delivery of the Covid-19 booster dose to people born after 1997, i.e. those who are 25 years old or about to turn 25 years old. During the week, the age range will be progressively extended to 18 years of age, thus completing the option of receiving this dose for the entire population covered by the strategy.
-It is worth remembering that since Monday 24 January, people born between 1985 and 1992 have been eligible for the booster dose.
-The booster dose is indicated if five months have passed since the second dose of messenger RNA (Pfizer or Moderna). In addition, three months after the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and three months after vaccination with Janssen. From 65 years of age onwards, the four-week waiting period is not necessary, simply that the person is well and out of isolation. In the booster dose, messenger RNA vaccines will be administered regardless of the first schedule.
-As for the walk-in vaccination points, people born in 1997 or earlier who are pending a booster dose, those who received a dose from Janssen or the AstraZeneca regimen, as well as people aged 12 years or older who have yet to start the vaccination process with the first dose or are awaiting the second dose, will be able to attend. As the appointment years open up, walk-ins will also be available. Source, Spanish:


Malaga city’s first skyscrapers climb high: The Malaga of the tower blocks, the skyscrapers included in the Urban Plan a decade ago, is starting to materialise. The buildings which will change the city skyline forever, are heading towards the clouds without many local people realising just how high they are going to be. One of the two which the developer AQ Acentor is building on the site of the old Sunday market in Martiricos will be 20 metres higher than the tower of the cathedral.
-These two skyscapers, located just north of the city centre, will have 29 floors above the ground floor. The one to the south will have commercial premises at street level and 252 apartments for sale, and the other will have a 315-room hotel from the 1st to 13th floors and 198 rental apartments from there to the 29th. Those on the top floor will be 111.53 metres above the ground.
-The aim of AQ Acentor is to have the structure of both skyscrapers finished by the final quarter of this year, and for the apartments in the south tower ready for occupation in the second half of 2023.
Photo:MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ; Graphic:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/malaga-citys-first-20220128103459-ntvo.html 


Golf News- Spaniard Jon Rahm had to settle for third at the Farmers Insurance Open: The Spanish golfer Jon Rahm has finished in a 3-way tie for third in the Farmers Insurance Open, a tournament held at Torrey Pines (United States). List won after a 1 hole, 4 – 5 playoff broke the 273 – 273 tie for 1st place.
1. Luke List (US), 2. Will Zalatoris (US), 3. Jon Rahm (ES), 4. Cameron Trinlale (US), 5. Jason Day (AU) Source: https://www.espn.com/golf/leaderboard 


Tennis News- Nadal wins Australian Open for record 21st major title:
Rafael Nadal got to 21 first, breaking the men’s record for most Grand Slam singles titles and doing it the hard way by coming back from two sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev in an almost 5 1/2-hour Australian Open final. With the 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 win, Nadal also became just the fourth man in history to win all four of the sport’s major titles at least twice. Photo:AP. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/australian-open-daniil-medvedev-novak-djokovic-rafael-nadal-sports-48f9435658d6e1b2adca9397b62d5b47 


Tennis News- Australian Open- Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova win women’s doubles title: Top seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova claimed their first Australian Open women’s doubles title as they defeated Anna Danilina and Beatriz Haddad Maia in the final. The Czech pair fought back from a set down to win 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-4 in two hours 42 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. It is a fourth major title for Krejcikova and Siniakova, who were runners-up at the 2021 Australian Open. They are now a US Open title away from completing a career Grand Slam. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/60187830 


“Ten-Four Good Buddy, Looks Like We Got Ourselves A Convoy!”- Canada truckers protest against COVID vaccine mandates blocks Ottawa for second day:
-Justin Trudeau was moved to a secret location as thousands in Canada protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates for truckers and other restrictions.
-After nearly a week of driving, Canadian truckers arrived at the nation’s capital this weekend. What began as a protest against vaccine mandates for truckers who travel over the US-Canada border evolved to include opposition to other measures.
-On Saturday, big rigs and people on foot filled the streets around Canada’s parliament as police monitored the crowds. The protests had remained peaceful as of Saturday evening, with no charges brought against any demonstrators, Ottawa police said.
-Trucks remained parked on the streets near parliament on Sunday morning, a day before lawmakers are due to resume work after the holiday break. Some truckers said they will not leave until the mandate is overturned.
-Similar protests were held in many Canadian cities this weekend
References: https://www.businessinsider.com/thousands-canada-protest-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-truckers-justin-trudeau-2022-1 &

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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/
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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