DigameXtra No. 1864 Sunday, Feb. 7th, 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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Re-Opened, The Beer Garden- Nerja:
Wales vs Ireland, Sunday 7 Feb.
Open 2pm, game at 4. Reduced capacity so arrive early.
Tel. +353 86 919 3221
Avenida Mediterraneo, corner of Chaparil 29780 Nerja FB Page


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DoctorLaptop’s February Special: Windows 10 Reinstall, €50
As Windows 10 approaches it’s 6th birthday, people who have been using it since 2015-2016 are beginning to see their 6+yr old computers slow down, even if it is well maintained. That is inevitable after so many years of Windows updates and bug patches piling on top of each other.
To restore the original quickness of your system let me do a system reinstall. The latest version of Windows will be newly installed along with all the newest drivers for your model, and all your data will be saved. What will not be saved is all your old third party software. This old software slows the system down and you will be better off with it removed. Then you may install new versions of software you still use, that won’t slow the computer down, as it is designed to work with the latest version of Win 10. Reinstalling 3rd party software you may have purchased and installed is NOT part of this job, that is the users responsibility. Examples would be Photoshop, MS Office and Rosetta Stone.
I will replace free-to-download 3rd party software at no extra charge, like Open Office, VLC Player, Adobe Reader (Free version), etc.
Note: This special does NOT include reinstalling and setting up iTunes.
Contact DoctorLaptop for an appointment, be sure to include the make and model of the unit.
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or
Call 675 993 069, after 11am, missed calls returned asap.


Mobile Hairdresser: Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 12 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Appointments now being taken for Torrox and surrounding areas. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like.
Tel or WhatsApp 622 690 133,
Email: jmainwood01 @ gmail dot com (no spaces) or go to my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/Hair-by-Jenny
Jenny, Torrox


Removal and Collection – Men With Vans: You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans.
For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help.
House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call.
Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door.
Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or visit our Facebook page
Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.
Men With Vans, John 622 067 357


Wanted- Pool Cleaner: Due to the ravages of time, we are no longer able to cope with the upkeep of our pool, in Algarrobo Campo. We are therefore looking for the services of an individual familiar with the workings of pools. This would involve a weekly visit in the summer and less frequently in the winter, normally chemicals etc to be provided by us. Anyone interested should send their details to John / Jeremy
Email: melbury75@gmail.com.
We will respond to all applications


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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Mini PCs from DoctorLaptop: I have sold out of the new Mini PCs. All I have left for sale now is a demo model, see it listed in Last Sunday’s issue, https://digamextra.com/2021/01/31/digamextra-no-1857-sunday-jan-31st-2021/  I  have a few more on order and hope to get them soon, but with the way deliveries have been going, who knows? DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa, doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Supersol collection day: Thanks to The People of Nerja, Helen and myself filled 4 trolley fulls of food items today Saturday and yesterday we filled 3 trolleys people have been so generous even in these hard times. Our Thanks also to Supersol Supermarket for allowing us to do the collection there Dorothy Allen 951834488


Processionary caterpillars: They’re not just in Sevilla (yesterday’s Digame) – the head of this fully mature column of thousands was spotted in Árchez a week ago. James, Árchez, jamesD0Tmcculloch100ATgmailD0Tcom


 News & Articles

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Spain receives the first 196,800 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine: {Summary, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
-This vaccine will be administered only to people between the ages of 18 and 55.
– The first doses that will arrive on the afternoon of this Saturday will be for personnel who are not first-line and who work in health and social health centers and establishments, according to the definition contained in the Vaccination Strategy approved by the Health.
-The COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine is given as two injections in the arm, the second between 4 and 12 weeks after the first. At the meeting this Friday, it has been approved that the recommended interval in the administration is 10 to 12 weeks between the first and second doses.
-The Health Commission agreed this week that from the age of 80 only vaccines based on mRNA would be administered, that is, those from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Source, Spanish:


Torrox Town Hall- Results of the Covid Testing Friday:
Massive CRIBED in TORROX: No Positive. Participation percentage 50,69 %
We call back responsibility and not let our guard down in compliance with sanitary measures!
Torrox Town Hall ; https://www.facebook.com/AytoTorrox/


Less than half of those contacted for Malaga Covid testing do so:
{Summary, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
-Of the 1,630 people cited by the Ministry of Health, only 755 have come forward .
-The antigen tests, equivalent in diagnostic capacity to PCR, have revealed four positive cases, which has been carried out in the Plaza Limeño. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/sevi-mas-mitad-citados-no-presentado-cribado-masivo-malaga-revela-cuatro-positivos-202102042136_noticia.html


Endangered fungus: Explorers from Rincón de la Victoria’s mountaineering club (CMR) recently found a critically endangered species of mushroom in the countryside.
The Myriostoma Coliforme is on the International Union for Conservation for Nature’s list of “threatened, rare and protected” species. Picking the fungus, which is inedible, is banned in Europe. Photo:SUR Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/29/youngsters-unearth-endangered-fungus-20210129102615-v.html


Bitcoin breaks the $40k level again: Bitcoin peaked Saturday at over $46,600. Current price is $40,198.
Source: https://www.coindesk.com/price/bitcoin


La Liga Results: https://www.skysports.com/la-liga-results


AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2021- Serena, Novak, Rafa chasing history:
Forget about aces or double-faults, winners or unforced errors. The statistic that has come to mean the most in tennis these days is “Grand Slam titles won.” Which is why so much attention will be paid to Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams at the Australian Open.
Play begins at Melbourne Park on Monday (Sunday EST), with Williams and Djokovic among those on the schedule and Nadal’s first-round match set for Day 2. Each match for each member of that trio is a possible step on the way to some history.
This is Nadal’s first chance to grab sole possession of the men’s mark for most Grand Slam singles titles. He pulled even with Roger Federer at 20 by winning the French Open in October, beating Djokovic in a lopsided final. Federer is still sidelined after two knee operations. AP Photo/Andy Brownbill.  Read the full article: https://apnews.com/article/australia-australian-open-coronavirus-pandemic-melbourne-novak-djokovic-c83abf265e72422466ada870b8be8837


New AI (Artificial Intelligence) Can Detect Emotion With Radio Waves!: There are national security and privacy implications to an experimental neural network that deciphers how people respond to emotional stimuli.
A UK research team is using radio waves to pick up subtle changes in heart rhythm and then, using an advanced AI called a neural network, understand what those signals mean- in other words, what the subject is feeling.
The breakthrough is intended to help health and wellness professionals better understand the emotional states of patients. As for its implications regarding national security and individual privacy, more research needs to be done, just like other issues concerning ethics and responsible use of this new technology, researchers say. The proliferation of new advances in AI, coupled with new sensors, will add to difficult discussions about privacy in the years ahead. Handheld wireless lie detectors may be just a few years away, that can measure your emotional reactions to questions, sending radio wave readings via 5G nearly instantly to AI that will analyze it to determine if you are telling the truth. Just one more step towards a world with no privacy and no secrets. 
There is no law in the United States against passive data collection of cardiac rhythms with antenna just as there is no law prohibiting the photographing of faces in public. There was no need for such regulation…until now. And we’d better do it soon before we lose our individualism and creativity. Once these doors are opened there is no going back. We must learn from the nightmare social media has become, these new technologies often have serious downsides not apparent at the time they are introduced. Full article: https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/02/new-ai-can-detect-emotion-radio-waves/171863/


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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Brexit Hotline

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator.

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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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