DigameXtra No. 1774 Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 2020

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Due to the new Curfew, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.


Rumour Mill: There is a lot of talk going around on radio programs and social media suggesting Andalucia is headed back to Home Confinement. The national gov’t says lockdowns are not being considered, meanwhile some regional leaders are literally begging for home confinement to be reinstated. See the conflicting articles, both from the same source, in the News Section. There should be an official update later this week, or early next week when they must renew the curfew. We may only get a few days advance notice, so plan appropriately just in case. -Ed.


La Casa Hotel and Restaurant:
We continue our food trip around the world!!
We may be in for another lockdown soon, so enjoy your time out now.
This Saturday 7th November is Italy.
3 course freshly prepared menu
Our menu is Antipasto to start followed by either Vongole or Puttanesca served with brochetta of fresh tomato garlic and basil.
Pudding will be homemade Tirimisu followed by a desert wine with almond biscuit.
The price is 25 euro per person we have a few places left.
to book call 952535471/662039741.
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3, Torrox, 29770, Malaga


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We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Fantastic comfy large beige 2 seater reclining sofa extending footstool with adjustable headrests with 2 matching chairs with adjustable headrests.
Measurements 210 x 110cms 100 x 110cms. Price 195€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Cream plush throw or bedcover, beautifully soft, 200 x 220 approx. 15 euros
-Good quality, traditional design rug 190 x 130 cm, 25 euros
-Big picture of bluebell wood, 180 x 60. 20 euros
Or 50 euros for all three. Carole Hart, El Morche


Wanted: Plot of land to purchase or lease for erecting a log cabin and parking Motorhome in the Axarquia area.
Minimum size 50m x 50m but prepared to accept larger plot.
Flat site, Good access, Open views
Please email Kevin, Nerja
kevinswaine2004 at yahoo dot co dot uk


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A recommendation for Car Clean Malaga listed in the Sponsor Section below: After many years living in the campo and driving a dusty track then this year moving house our car had become neglected and dirty, added to the typical bumps and scratches it was looking sad.
We contacted Car Clean and are amazed at the result after they did their work. Our car is now shiny and looking fabulous, the headlights paint work and interior are looking great.
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DoctorLaptop’s Tips #84 – Computer Info & Preparing for the Possible New Lockdown, by DoctorLaptop:
-Computers, and especially laptops, are in very short supply due to international shipping restrictions not replenishing inventories. Both new and used models in the low to mid price ranges have all been bought up with so many people now working and studying from home. Just look at Amazon UK, most computers by major manufacturers under €500 are out of stock, and those that remain have doubled in price over the past few months, may have a delivery time of 8+ weeks, or are 8+yrs old. The off-brands you never heard of, while less expensive and more available, are best avoided. Even if you are willing to accept a Spanish keyboard, the local big-box stores have very little on offer in the low to middle price range. Keep in mind, if you are doing tele-conferencing, ZOOM, online classes & work, Team Viewer, Skype, etc, a low budget model is likely to provide disappointing results. You’ll want a minimum 8Gb RAM and a processor speed of no less than 1.8GHz for reliable, good quality performance doing these resource-intensive activities.
-Since laptops have become central to most people’s lives when locked down, I highly recommend you keep your current laptops properly maintained; if you have not had a proper maintenance service done in the past year, do it asap. If we get locked down again and you have computer problems you may not be able to deliver it to me for repairs. A proper servicing is the best way to avoid breakdowns.
-Basic guideline is if you use your computer 2 hrs a day, get it serviced annually, especially if you do online banking and shopping. Or learn to service it yourself, there are many YouTube tutorial videos available. Look for recently posted videos, old videos will contain obsolete info as the malware world constantly evolves. Always make a Restore Point and backup your data before running maintenance tools (except CCleaner, no need to make a backup before using CCleaner’s basic cleanup functions, but making a Restore Point before running CCleaner is still a good idea).
-If you are relying on an old laptop, you need to know the life expectancy of recent laptops is only 4-5 yrs. Keeping them maintained properly can extend that another few years. Installing a new Hard Drive and installing a fresh copy of Windows and adding more RAM all can bring great performance improvements in older models. Even Microsoft recommends reinstalling Windows after 5 years.
-The new Win 10 update v20H2 is being released here now. I have installed it in 2 computers, it took over 3hrs in both cases and it restarted itself 3 times in the process, so be patient. Under no circumstances force it off after the update process has begun!!! To do so will very likely render the computer unbootable and in need of a full reinstall of Windows. You MUST wait for it to finish, either successfully or with an error message that the update failed and the old system has been restored. Either way, the computer should still be usable.
-If you are in need of a computer and cannot locate a laptop in English, consider a Desktop/Tower/MiniPC where you can supply whatever keyboard you like. Changing the Windows 10 system language from Spanish to other languages is very simple, see YouTube videos for the method. The new MiniPCs are as powerful as mid level laptops but are as small as a TV Box! I am currently testing a few models and will soon have some for sale.
-Good news for Apple Users, sort of: The latest Mac OS 14  has implemented enhanced “sandboxing” of apps, a way of isolating apps each in their own independent, sealed space, to prevent malware installing and blocking apps from  interferring with each other. This enhancement may be a good idea. Sandboxing in Mac systems has been around since 2012 in various forms, we’ll see in time how effective it is against new “fileless” and “pixel based” malware. However, these new enhancements now render all maintenance tools like Malwarebytes For Mac, Saphos Tools, and CCleaner For Mac useless, since they now cannot scan outside their “sandbox” for malware or rubbish files to clean out. Macs with OS 14 still need maintenence. Users will have to do it manually rather than rely on apps to do the work for us. Rubbish files and data still build up over time, and caches should still be purged regularly. Permissions may require renewal. Rogue apps are another Mac threat that manage to sneak their way into your system even if you are careful, they are very good at tricking users into installing them; these must be identified and deleted.
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News & Articles

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Spain has recorded third-highest coronavirus fatality rate in Europe since July: Only Romania and the Czech Republic have registered more Covid-19 deaths per inhabitant. If the trend continues, there will be 8,000 more official victims by Christmas.
Spain has added 7,100 coronavirus fatalities to the official death toll since July. This equates to 15 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants – the third-highest fatality rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Europe. In Germany, this figure is 10 times lower, and in Italy, it is just one-third of the rate in Spain. Portugal (eight), France (nine) and Belgium (12) are the European countries with the closest fatality rate per 100,000 inhabitants. What’s more, Spain reported an average of 150 daily Covid-19 related fatalities last week, making the virus the leading cause of death. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-11-02/spain-has-recorded-third-highest-coronavirus-fatality-rate-in-europe-since-july.html


Juan Marín- “Spain is on the path of France or Portugal, confinement may arrive in the next few days”: {First 3 paragraphs of the article, transated from https://seville.abc.es} Updated: 02/11/2020 18:26h
The vice president and counselor for Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Marín , has opined this Monday that Spain “is on the path” that neighboring countries such as France, Germany or Portugal are following , which already announced confinements among their population to reduce the spread of Covid-19, which is why they fear that “in the coming days, those decisions may reach” this country.
In an interview on TVE, collected by Europa Press, Marín has been convinced that any decision that can be taken to stop Covid-19 “will be understood by the public”, so that “if the contagion of Covid-19 and hospital pressure, I would not rule out any scenario. We already suffered from confinement from March to June, if I had to return, it will always be based on the criteria of experts in Andalucia, and I hope that in the whole of the country,” he added. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-juan-marin-espana-camino-francia-o-portugal-confinamiento-puede-llegar-proximos-dias-202011021244_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F


Illa rules out the home confinement requested by Asturias and asks “not to enter a competition”: {Full article transated from https://seville.abc.es} Updated: 02/11/2020 19: 36h
For the second time since last Friday, the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has publicly ruled out decreeing a home confinement in the coming days to stop coronavirus infections. “We are not working on it, nor do we foresee it,” he said this Monday.
The minister has thus rejected the request made this Monday by the Government of Asturias, which has asked the Executive for a home confinement for 15 days. The Principality yesterday raised its alert level to the maximum by exceeding 400 infections per hundred thousand inhabitants and seeing its hospitals and intensive care units at record levels of occupation.
However, Health trusts that with the measures included in the new state of alarm it will be possible to control the evolution of the pandemic, for which Illa has asked “not to enter into a kind of competition to see who takes the toughest measure.” “We think that with the range of measures that are available to the authorities of the Autonomous Communities to be able to act is enough,” he assured.
More and more communities are pointing to the need for home confinement, already adopted in European countries such as France or Portugal. Specifically, last week the first to request it was Castilla y León, and then Catalonia. But on that occasion, the two regions indicated that they will have to observe the evolution of the pandemic in the next two weeks. If the curfew or the perimeter confinements do not work, then it would be necessary to go to more restrictive models according to the two autonomies.
The proposal of the President of the Principality of Asturias, Adrián Barbón, goes further, since he asks the Ministry of Health to speed up the legal measures necessary to be able to implement home confinement. Asturias has also agreed to close as of this Wednesday “all non-essential economic activity” and establish a curfew at ten at night, two hours before the current one.
The minister, for now, asks for “temperance.” With this pandemic we have seen that things do not happen overnight. When you take measurements, it takes 10-15 days to see results. Therefore, we must have a point of temperance and know how to wait the necessary time to be able to see the effects of very drastic measures, and not enter into a kind of competition to see who takes the hardest measure,”he emphasized. Source, Spanish:


Curfew in Italy- Everything stops at 9 p.m.: Italy is introducing curfew on the entire territory from 9 pm to morning, this was confirmed for Sky TG 24 by Deputy Labor Minister Francesca Puglisi. The new measure, which the Prime Minister will explain to the parliament today, envisages a ban on interregional movements, and all those who have to travel or be on the street after curfew for any reason, must have a personal certificate of justification to be out of the house.
“Unfortunately, we have to sacrifice direct teaching, and lessons will be taught online for all high school students, and it has not yet been decided whether lower elementary school students will follow classes from home,” Deputy Minister of Labor Puglisi said.
Also, the new measure envisages a reduction of city traffic by 50 percent, shopping centers will be closed on weekends, museums, bars, video game halls and exhibitions will be closed. Full article: https://www.b92.net/eng/news/world.php?nav_id=109577


The Last Concert?: Nearly 60 concert halls from all over Spain have decided to join together through the initiative ‘The last concert?’ in which several artists will play from each of these rooms in a festival that will be broadcast on November 18, streaming, starting at 8:00 p.m.
With this initiative, the concert halls intend raise your voice again at the “most critical, turbulent and uncertain” moment for live music, with practically 100% of them closed for eight months due to the coronavirus health crisis.
“The situation is unsustainable and if the administrations do not take far-reaching measures in the short or immediate term, it is very likely that most of the venues in the country will face ‘The Last Concert’ in 2020. The rooms urgently need a rescue plan or the hibernation of fixed costs, to be able to resist and continue offering live music when the health situation allows it, “they say.
Full story: https://spainsnews.com/the-last-concert-a-desperate-chant-against-the-coronavirus-crisis/  (Unless we get the Covid under control, I predict that in the future when you buy a ticket to a concert, you will not actually attend the show in person, you’ll attend on-line. Your ticket will provide you a web link to audio/video streams from microphones and cameras mounted in the seat your ticket is for. You’ll be able to watch it in the comfort of your home, adjusting the sound to your liking, and the video will provide a 360 degree view, zooming in and out at will. Maybe they will mail you a teeshirt as part of the deal. The seat will also have a big screen built in, so you can have your webcam feeding your image to the seat, then “attendees” will be able to “see” each other. In this way the musicians will be able to see the virtual audience. No more parking hassle, or tall people blocking your view. No violence or viruses to worry about. Invite your friends over to watch, free of screaming fans and people talking over the music. The shows will cost far less to produce, and the fans will save travel expenses and outrageous concession costs. Makes sense in a scary kinda way, no? It’s already begun in professional sports entertainment, see the video! -Ed.)


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

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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
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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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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/
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