DigameXtra No. 2207 Friday, March 11th, 2022

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41 Club Nerja: After a stop start couple of years due to the Pandemic 41 Club Nerja is finally feeling that things are back to normal.
Club Chairman Peter MacLeod has presided over four meetings already this year and is now looking forward to an ongoing program of meetings and lunches during the year ahead.
41 Club Nerja’s members are from all over Europe and were past members of Round Table in their home countries.
If you are an ex Round Tabler looking to rekindle some fun, fellowship and Community spirit and either live or visit the area East of Malaga come along and meet us.
You can contact Chairman Peter on 0034 678 059 288
Or phone Press and Recruitment Officer Steve Ryan on 0044 7546 402 770 or email steve.ryan.sr56@gmail.com.
We are on the net at www.41clubnerja.org and you can also find us on Facebook. We will be delighted to hear from you.


Anti-war Protest: Saturday March 12 at noon there will be a demonstration in Marbella, at the Avda. del Marbella, to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Organised by the Association of High Abilities (ACM) of Marbella, San Pedro Alcantara and Estepona it looks for as many people as possible to join in to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people. 


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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: Hours, 6:30pm 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/



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For Sale: Solid dining table for €700. Its like new. I sell it without the top glass. 1,60cm x 0,90cm and 0,80 high. It´s in Nerja but I deliver it anywhere within Malaga province without an extra charge. The price is negotiable. Sonya, Nerja. Contact Tel. 658569700 


For Sale: 2 Aluminium doors with windows, white with frames and locks (pre-owned). One frame slightly damaged but all fully functional. Layer of dust included in price! Single glazed. Door is appr. 208H x 96W. 50€ each, 90€ the pair.
Worth so much more as important people have passed through them! Nick, La Herradura.
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk 


For Sale: Double sofa bed with sprung base and mattress. It has hardly been used and is in good clean condition. It has some cat scratch damage on one arm hence €50. Buyer collects. Sylvia, Arenas.
Email: sylvia4700 at hotmail.co.uk 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Nordic footbath massager. OBH Nordica brand. As new. 20 euros. Can collect from El Ingenio, lane one.
-Ladies bicycle, Crescent brand, needs some TLC, working order, buyer collects, 25 euros
Liz / Caleta Tel. No. 648917219 


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalusia registers 2,821 cases and its rate rises three points to 265.6: {Translation, 1st 5 paragraphs} 10/03/2022 13:20
-On Thursday 10 March, Andalusia recorded a total of 2,821 positive results for Covid-19 in 24 hours, 172 more than the previous day, while 16 people died, seven fewer than on Wednesday and a very similar figure to that of a week ago (17).
-According to data consulted by Europa Press at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), the rate in the region stands at 265.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 3.1 points more than on Wednesday.
-The 2,821 infections are registered after 2,649 on Wednesday, 1,512 on Tuesday, 5,278 on Monday (72 hours), 2,809 on Friday and 2,457 on Thursday. By provinces, Malaga is the one with the most infections with 778, followed by Cadiz with 449, Seville with 413, Almeria with 275, Cordoba with 265, Granada with 235, Jaen with 212 and Huelva with 194. Regarding the 16 deaths, four are registered in the province of Almeria, three in Cadiz and three in Malaga, two in Cordoba and one each in Seville, Jaen, Granada and Huelva.
-Andalusia has recorded this Thursday a drop of 30 patients hospitalised for coronavirus compared to Wednesday to a total of 642, while ICU admissions fell by two to 86 people.
-By provinces, Malaga is the one with more hospitalised patients with 164 and 17 in ICU, followed by Seville with 123 and 20 in ICU, Cadiz with 89 and eight in ICU, Granada with 82 hospitalised and nine in ICU, Jaen with 64 hospitalised and eight in ICU, Cordoba with 63 hospitalised and 16 in ICU, Almeria with 35 hospitalised and six in ICU and Huelva with 22 hospitalised and two in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


Prices have shot up in Spain following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the province’s economy is already affected:
-Sergio Cuberos, the president of the Malaga Chamber of Commerce, says the situation is truly alarming. “The increase in fuel and energy prices is going to cause an existential crisis for many businesses,” he says.
-The president of the Mahos hospitality association in Malaga, Javier Frutos, says hopes have been dashed of 2022 being the year of recovery. “Prices had already started going up and that was a problem, but now there is starting to be a shortage of basic products like sunflower oil, which is used for frying. The price of electricity breaks records every day, and things are difficult,” he says.
-The president of Dcoop, Antonio Luque, says prices will continue to rise even if the war ends soon, and that countries need to go back to being self-sufficient. “If we can’t even make a profit even when we sell at high prices because production costs have risen so much, well, then we have a problem,” he says.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/prices-have-shot-20220309115919-nt.html


Spain to stop counting Covid infections except for serious cases: Spain’s Health Ministry on Thursday announced it will stop keeping count of all Covid-19 infections in the country, with the exception of serious cases and those affecting vulnerable people. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220310/spain-to-stop-counting-covid-infections-except-for-serious-cases/


Spain’s far right Vox party enters regional government for first time:
Spain’s Vox party on Thursday entered a regional government as part of a coalition agreement with the right-wing Popular Party (PP, a conservative and Christian-democratic political party according to Wikipedia), the first time in Spain’s democratic history that the far right will govern in a region.
-The country’s highly decentralised system gives Spain’s 17 regions broad powers, meaning Vox’s entry into the regional government of Castilla y León, just north of Madrid, will give it a major impact on policy. Vox leader in the region Juan García-Gallardo will be Castilla y León vice-president, the parties have agreed.
-The regional governments of both Andalusia and the Madrid area are also PP-led, but for now are supported from the outside, rather than power-sharing, by Vox, in exchange for political concessions. (Why is this important? If Andalucia follows this trend, we could see Vox have a greater impact on Andalucian policy after the next election, with a swing to the conservative/right.  -Ed.) Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220310/confirmed-spains-far-right-enters-regional-government-for-first-time/


Fuel prices reach record highs because of the war in Ukraine:
-Prices have already risen by about 25 céntimos per litre in Malaga province since the Russian invasion and it is expected to become even more expensive. In just one month it now costs around 12.50 euros more to fill a 50-litre tank
-This is the first time ever that fuel has risen to nearly two euros per litre, a psychological barrier which the sector says is almost certain to be broken through very soon.
-There are differences, depending on where you are: on Wednesday a filling station in Antequera was selling diesel at 1.99 euros per litre, while the cheapest was in Marbella, at 1.499.
-The most expensive 95-octane petrol was in Pizarra (1.916) and Marbella (1.914), while the cheapest could be found in Mollina and Marbella, at 1.596.
-Malaga city has its own idiosyncracies when it comes to fuel, because there is little competition from low-cost companies. The cheapest diesel was at Petroprix, at 1.659, and the most expensive was Galp, where it cost 1.919.
-Petrol in Malaga was cheapest at Petroprix (1.759) and most expensive at Repsol, Shell and Cepsa, at 1.889. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/fuel-prices-malaga-20220310101027-nt.html


World’s Best Fabada 2022: The Mediterráneo restaurant in Benajarafe (Velez-Malaga) was selected as one of 17 semi-finalists in the “World’s Best Fabada 2022” competition in Madrid.
Fabada (Asturian bean stew) is a traditional Asturian dish that is popular throughout Spain. José Luis Navas, manager of the Mediterráneo restaurant, explained that their dish stands out for “the products we use to make the fabada, which come from Asturias”.
The manager went on to say that this is the first year that they have entered the competition. They usually serve fabada on Fridays, and one day, “without prior warning, two members of the jury came to taste it”, notifying them shortly afterwards that they had been selected to take part in the semi-final. Photo:Amigofoods. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/03/10/worlds-best-fabada-2022/


Austria- Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Law Suspended:
The Austrian authorities have announced that the country has decided to suspend its law that requires all adults to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/austria-mandatory-covid-19-vaccination-law-gets-suspended/


Tennis News- Novak Djokovic out of two events due to U.S. COVID-19 travel restrictions: Novak Djokovic withdrew Wednesday from the BNP Paribas Open on the eve of the event, saying he cannot travel to the United States because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Djokovic, the tournament’s No. 2 seed, cited regulations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the reason for his inability to play. The U.S. has been requiring foreign visitors to be vaccinated to enter the country.
Djokovic also will miss the Miami Open, which gets underway later this month. Both tournaments are Masters 1000-level events.
“While I was automatically listed in the [BNP Paribas Open] and [the Miami Open], I knew it would be unlikely I’d be able to travel,” Djokovic said in a tweet Wednesday. “The CDC has confirmed that regulations won’t be changing so I won’t be able to play in the US.”
Full article: https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/33463692/novak-djokovic-two-events-due-us-covid-19-travel-restrictions 


Golf News- Thankful Woods enters Hall of Fame, ‘I didn’t get here alone’: Tiger Woods, who inspired a generation of players with his otherworldly talent, charisma and staggering success, took his place among the game’s greats on Wednesday as he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/thankful-woods-enters-hall-fame-i-didnt-get-here-alone-2022-03-10/ 


DuckDuckGo Search Engine Adopts Censorship- Will ‘Down-Rank’ What It Decides Is ‘Disinformation’: Popular privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, commonly considered an alternative to Google, has announced that it will be “down-ranking” sites associated with “disinformation,” along with adding “information boxes” to “highlight quality information”, a popular tactic applied by Google for years to reduce user access to content it considers objectionable. The announcement received widespread backlash from DuckDuckGo supporters, who view the changes as adopting the censorship policies of the big tech Masters of the Universe. Full article: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/03/10/diet-google-duckduckgo-will-down-rank-what-it-decides-is-disinformation/


The rise in electricity prices causes an “unprecedented industrial emergency”: In recent days, companies have suffered an escalation in electricity prices never seen before, reaching an average price of €547/MWh last Tuesday.
Many industries have been forced to stop production, as these electricity prices make it impossible to maintain activity. Companies such as Acerinox, ArcelorMittal, G. Celsa, Megasa, Ferroglobe and Siderúrgica Balboa have already had to stop some of their facilities and, if this trend continues, they will be forced to launch temporary employment regulation files (ERTE) and possible production relocations. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-rise-in-electricity-prices-causes-an-unprecedented-industrial-emergency/

COVID Info References

Municipal Rates Map  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

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. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
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 


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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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