DigameXtra No. 1857 Sunday, Jan. 31st, 2021

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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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the News and COVID Info Reference in the News Section of this issue of DigameXtra https://digamextra.com/2021/01/17/digamextra-no-1843-sunday-jan-17th-2021/

Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/


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Feral Cat Colonies Conference: Almeria City hosts the fourth edition of the Jornadas Felinas Andaluzas conference, focusing on the region’s cats, on February 19 and 20. “The CER method (Trap, Neuter, Return) is about to become a reality in our city,” said Margarita Cobos, Almeria’s councillor for Environmental Sustainability.
“People will be attending from Spain and even South America, which underlines a generalised need for information and interest in learning how to do things better each day.”
Members of public wishing to attend the online conference can sign up until February 12 via the www.jornadasfelinasandaluzas.com webpage. This includes a €10 donation per person which will go the cat colonies and the Seven Lives association. Full article:


Churches & Worship


EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)


Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to close the church until further notice, we have taken this action to keep everyone safe.
God Bless you all
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com


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 website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Brand New Mini PC computer, still sealed in box.
Minis Forum model GN 31 Mini PC
* Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
* Intel quad-core processor Pentium J3710 and fan cooling system. We have unlocked the 6.5W TDP restriction and increased the TDP threshold up to 9W (2.64GHz maximum speed) so that the CPU can run at the highest frequency for a long time without reducing the frequency. (Factory overclocked for max performance!)
* 4GB RAM LPDDR3 (On board, can’t be upgraded, no need to do so, this is more than sufficient for this comp for most users)
* 128Gb SSD PCI-E M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD, 5.6 times faster than eMMC style SSDs.
* Video- Intel 405; 4K @ 30Hz HD Graphics, supports 2x monitors using HDMI and VGA ports.
* 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x RJ45, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 3.5mm mic/headphone audio jack, 1x VESA bracket, 1x power adapter and 1x HDMI cable.
* Need more storage? Has built in slot for installing an additional hard drive (HDD) up to 2Tb. Also has a MicroSD Card reader, so you can add 128Gb or more of data storage on that as well.
* Dual band 2.4G/5G wifi, Bluetooth 4.2, Ethernet port.
* MINISFORUM offers one year (12 months) limited warranty. If item does not work as advertised due to a manufacturing defect customers can get their item repaired or replaced at our choice.
Notes: Applies to non-commercial use only. This warranty does not apply to any accidental damage, caused due to user’s negligence of usage. For warranty service return it to DoctorLaptop for shipping to repair facility.
* This mini PC will satisfy all users except perhaps heavy gamers. I have one of these. I watch steaming live sports in HD quality on a 50inch HDMI display and at the same time work on the internet with several windows open simultaneously on a 24 inch VGA display. Never a problem. Very impressive. Come by for a demo.
* Buyer supplies monitor(s), mouse and keyboard.
* Price €220.
* Optional W/D 500Gb HDD installed add €80.
* Optional Full Windows setup, for optimal performance, includes installing extra apps like Chrome Browser with uBlock ad blocker, VLC Media Player, Open Office, Adobe Reader, Cyberghost Free VPN, etc., add €40
* Contact DoctorLaptop by email and be sure to include your phone number. I will do call-backs this afternoon, in the order I receive the emails.
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


The new debate in Spain- should medical-grade face masks be mandatory?: I’m surprised that no-one has mentioned this, but some FFP2 masks (such as this one), have an exhalation valve allowing unfiltered breath to go out. This type of mask will only protect the wearer. They are designed for medical professionals and vulnerable individuals in high-risk situations, and not recommended for Covid-19 or any anti-viral use in public places, unless with another mask underneath.
I hope this doesn’t confuse an already complicated situation!
Rod, Competa, rodney.jones4ATgmailD0Tcom


Thanks: My Thanks to the Ladies in St Michaels Church Charity Shop in Nerja for the Bag full of Toiletries that I collected from there this Morning I was able to fill 3 shoe boxes with this kind donation to go towards the Shoe Box challenge that I am organizing to Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of The British Legion if any Digame readers are interested in this project please call me Dorothy Allen 643212944 Poppy Appeal Organizer


News & Articles

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BOJA that extends the Covid measures in Andalusia until February 15 published: {Summary, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 01/30/2021 20:11
-The situation in Andalusia continues to be worrying. As much as it seems that the community had reached the peak of the third wave of the coronavirus, the Board is still very aware of the evolution, which forces them to continue imposing restrictions to reduce infections, hospitalizations and deaths. For this reason, the Government led by Juanma Moreno has decided to extend the current Covid measures another fifteen days in Andalusia for, as confirmed by the BOJA published this Saturday, January 30, since they lost their validity on Sunday, the 31st of this month. See BOJA announcement .
And it is that in recent dates all the records of the pandemic in Andalusia have been broken for the worse, to which must be added the uncertainty that exists among the experts regarding how the going to act new strains of the coronavirus are, like the British. The Board believed that it had reached the stabilization of the third wave and, therefore, the moment at which the curve enters the so-called “plateau”, but the data on Friday were again very worrying and generated another peak of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
Thus, the current Covid measures will remain in Andalusia until 11:59 p.m. on February 14, as can be read in the BOJA. With this, the Board seeks to produce not only this long-awaited stabilization of the curve, but also the beginning of the decline, since the measures imposed for this are quite restrictive and should take effect now. Even so, due to the existing concern, Juanma Moreno again asked this Friday that the Andalusians stay at home during the weekend and only have contact with the narrowest family nucleus. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-boja-prorroga-medidas-covid-andalucia-hasta-15-febrero-202101301719_noticia.html


Andalucía asks permission to confine and advance the curfew, again: {Summary, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/30/2021 20:11
The Minister of the Presidency, Public Administration and the Interior, Elías Bendodo, has demanded this Saturday the Government of Spain modify the decree of the state of alarm so that the autonomous communities can advance the curfew and establish home confinements, since they are fighting against the advance of the coronavirus “with one arm tied behind his back.”
“We want the Government, if it decides to continue looking the other way in this third wave, to leave us to the communities . We are willing to assume the wear and tear, but they have to give us the tools to bring about the advance of the curfew or specific confinements based on the multiplication of cases, “he insisted. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-pide-confinar-y-adelantar-toque-queda-peleamos-brazo-atado-espalda-202101301745_noticia.html


The Andalusian municipalities that will leave the perimentral closure this Monday, February 1st: {Summary, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 30/01/2021 20:17
-Almería: Huécija and María.
-Cádiz: none.
-Córdoba: Cañete de las Torres and Valsequillo.
-Granada: Albuñuelas, Benalúa de las Villas, Colomera, Cortes y Graena, Dehesas de Guadix, Fornes, Moraleda de Zafayona, Morelábor, Pórtugos, Quéntar and El Valle.
-Huelva: Aroche, Castaño del Robledo, Chucena and Corteconcepción.
-Jaén: Santiago de Calatrava, Fuerte del Rey, Torres, Santisteban del Puerto, Pozo Alcón and Villatorres.
-Malaga: Canillas de Albaida, Gaucín, Salares and Sayalonga.
-Seville: Lora de Estepa and Umbrete.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-municipios-andaluces-saldran-cierre-perimentral-este-lunes-1-febrero-202101302005_noticia.html


Ecologists denounce the construction of new Velez-Malaga reservoir over ‘illegalities’ and ‘potential risks’: They have raised concerns over “the illegality and potential risks of a reservoir for agricultural irrigation” that is being built on a farm in the centre of Chilches. President of GENA, Rafael Yus, said in a statement that a series of earthworks with heavy machinery have been taking place since last December on said farm, “supposedly destined for the cultivation of mangoes.” PHOTO:EWN/GENA. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/30/ecologists-denounce-the-construction-of-new-reservoir-over-illegalities-and-potential-risks/


WhatsApp now requires biometric authentication before allowing PC and web access: You’ll now have to confirm your identity using your biometric information to link a WhatsApp account to the PC or the web. The Facebook owned company has added a layer of protection to its apps in order to limit the chances of somebody else linking to your account without your knowledge or permission. As long as the phone you’re using has face or fingerprint unlock switched on, WhatsApp will ask you to go through the authentication process when you link your account to the service’s desktop app or web version.
After the service verifies your identity, you’ll then have to scan a QR code with your phone. The new biometric authentication feature is active by default, and the only way not to trigger it when linking your account is to completely switch off face or fingerprint unlock.
Full article: https://www.engadget.com/whatsapp-biometric-authentication-account-linking-080030297.html


WhatsApp Exploit Spreading New Android Malware: A newly discovered Android malware has been found to propagate itself through WhatsApp messages to your contacts in order to expand what appears to be an adware campaign.
“This malware spreads via victim’s WhatsApp by automatically replying to any received WhatsApp message notification with a link to a malicious Huawei Mobile app,” ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko said.
The link to the fake Huawei Mobile app, upon clicking, redirects users to a lookalike Google Play Store website.
Once installed, the wormable app prompts victims to grant it notification access, which is then abused to carry out the wormable attack.
This development once again underscores the need to stick to trusted sources to download third-party apps, verify if an app is indeed built by a genuine developer, and carefully scrutinize app permissions before installation.
But the fact the campaign cleverly banks on the trust associated with WhatsApp contacts implies even these countermeasures may not be enough. There are no known fixes available as of now.
Stefanko said the exact mechanism behind how it finds its way to the initial set of directly infected victims is not clear; however, it’s to be noted the wormable malware can potentially expand from a few devices to many others incredibly quickly.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/01/beware-new-wormable-android-malware.html


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


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

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


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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/
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