DigameXtra No. 1918 Saturday, April 3rd, 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 for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
-April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday, not an official holiday in Andalucia.
Sources:
https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/

 

Trapiche Market:
Trapiche market is open as normal this Tuesday, the 6th April 2021.
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue. It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too!
The market is open from 9:30am-1:30pm every Tuesday
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls and other items; natural worm fertiliser for the garden; hand-painted Andalucian tiles and ceramics; handmade cards and embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork and photography; fresh fruit & veg; delicious cakes, pies, pastries & artisan chocolates; garden & house ornaments; large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area, discuss property management or selling your house with BluCee Real Estate, and have your haircut by Yolanda, British Wills and more…
Please view our Facebook page, it is being updated daily with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
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We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164

 

 

Easter service in English, Cómpeta:
Easter Sunday, the Fourth of April, there will be a celebration of Holy Communion in English at the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta at 5.30 p.m. Enquiries: 952 03 04 61
Thanks as always to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga for permission to use this lovely church.

 

Exhibition- 20 artists at BioBeach Club:
In the restaurant of Bio Beach Club in El Morche, ANEDA wil be showing paintings of 20 of her members until the 29th of April.
ANEDA is an international art group based in Nerja and their aim is to promote art in the Axarquía area through workshops, lessons for children and exhibitions.
This exhibition is interesting because of the huge verity in styles and techniques.
Bio Beach Club is on the Paseo in El Morche (just behind the church) and is open every day until 10.30h. They are closed on Tuesdays.
For more information about ANEDA or the exhibition contact Coby Bloemsma by email: cobyinspain @ gmail.com

 

DJ NANDO at Bea’s Postamt:
Saturday evening 3APR from 7pm.
Music & Cocktail bar. BLQ 80, Torrox Costa 29793 FB Page

 

Live Music Weekend at Shaggys Bar, Fuengirola Port:
-Shaun Greaves, Saturday afternoon 3APR. Doors open 12pm Live music from 3pm
-Hits Brothers, Sunday 4APR, 5pm. 2PICs
Info & res +34 676 19 45 37  FB Page

 

Easter Sunday Roast & Live Music:
Dempsey’s Irish Bar. Sunday roast served 1-5pm
(Full menu also available)
Live music from 3pm with Abee Willfly.
Info & res +34 951 23 42 85
Local 2 & 3 Doña Lola, Calahonda 29649 Málaga FB Page

 

Live Tribute Show- Tina Turner / Eurythmics:
Saturday 3APR, 7pm.
Teatro Las Lagunas, C/ Alberto 16, Mijas
Info & Res 633 647 260  FB Page

 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Eight draws, extending top Scandinavian writing/office desk 100cm wide x 95cm high x 70cm (when not extended) deep. Buyer collects (real wood – possibly Beech) so quite heavy. €50 (recall over £500 when bought new) proceeds to animal rescue. John 711 044085 (Benajarafe)

 

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Suggestion- Good Morning Naythan,
I would like to make a suggestion. I don’t know if it is a good one or not, but as someone who regularly buys things off your site might it be better if someone says what time they would like to be phoned as I always think shall I ring now or give it a while by which time the item could have been sold. This will help sellers as well in case they don’t want to be bothered very early. Hope I don’t sound like a wally.
Cheers Ian. (Whenever I give out my number I always include “after 11am”. -Ed.)

 

News & Articles

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine lasts 6 months, protects against variants: The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and partnering biotechnology company BioNTech has proven “highly effective” against the coronavirus, including variants, for at least six months after full inoculation say the manufacturers.
The two companies announced on Thursday that the latest phase of testing, which includes an analysis of 927 confirmed symptomatic cases of COVID-19, and 46,307 trial participants total, showed the vaccine to be 91.3% effective against transmission. Full article: https://nypost.com/2021/04/01/pfizer-says-vaccine-lasts-six-months-protects-against-variants/

 

BBC Covid News- 30 blood clot cases found in AstraZeneca recipients in the UK: The UK’s medicines watchdog says it has found 30 cases of rare blood clots in people who have had the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says the risk of having this type of clot is “very small”. The UK cases were out of more than 18 million doses given as of 24 March.
The MHRA said it had received 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) – where a blood clot forms in the brain – and eight reports of “other thrombosis events with low platelets [the cells involved in clotting]” following use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, out of a total of 18.1 million doses given up to and including 24 March.
Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56616119

 

Dutch temporarily halt AstraZeneca shots for under-60s: Dutch organization that monitors vaccine side effects said it had received five reports of blood clots with low blood plate counts following vaccinations. All the cases occurred between seven and 10 days after the vaccinations and all the people affected were women aged between 25 and 65 years.
Health Minister Hugo de Jonge says the temporary halt is a precautionary measure. “I think it is very important that the Dutch reports are also properly investigated,” De Jonge said. “We must err on the side of caution.”
The news is another setback for the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is critical to Europe’s immunization campaign and a linchpin in the global strategy to get shots to poorer countries, for it is cheaper and easier to use than rival vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/netherlands-halt-astrazeneca-vaccine-for-under-60-2d2f99fc0c522661012b70d2e390f429

 

Vaccination hoax reported to the police after 4,000 turn up for coronavirus jabs: The Junta de Andalucía is to report a vaccination hoax that went viral to the police. On Thursday, 1 April, about 2,000 people fell for the fake news and turned up for coronavirus jabs in Seville without prior appointments.
The hoax message had said that anyone over 80 who wanted to be vaccinated could do so only by showing at the vaccination point that the Andalusian Health Service had setup in the Sadus university sports centre in the Los Bermejales district. Photo:SUR. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/02/vaccination-hoax-reported-police-20210402185119.html

 

Chemical cocktail found in face masks: (This topic has been covered under a variety of headlines in many media outlets in the last few days. This article is the original source they all reference. -Ed.)
Top German scientists have found that wearing certain types of face masks for long periods of time could result in potentially hazardous chemicals and harmful microplastics being inhaled deep into human lungs.
Professor Michael Braungart, director at the Hamburg Environmental Institute and co-founder of the world-renowned Cradle to Cradle environmental standard has told Ecotextile News that mask wearers unwittingly run the risk of breathing in carcinogens, allergens and tiny synthetic microfibres by wearing both textile and nonwoven surgical masks for long periods of time.
His recent findings have been backed up by another leading industry textile chemist Dr. Dieter Sedlak, managing director and co-founder of Modern Testing Services Augsburg, Germany in partnership with Modern Testing Services Global, Hong Kong who found elevated concentrations of hazardous fluorocarbons, formaldehyde and other potentially carcinogenic substances on surgical face masks: “I can only say 100 per cent that I have similar concerns to Prof. Braungart.” Full article: https://www.ecotextile.com/2021040127603/dyes-chemicals-news/exclusive-chemical-cocktail-found-in-face-masks.html

 

Five people rescued by sea as wildfire burns on Nerja cliffs: More than 60 forest firefighters have been working throughout the night to extinguish a wildfire that started in the Maro cliffs area of Nerja on Thursday (1 April).
The first to arrive in the area were the Local Police and the Guardia Civil who found a woman who admitted that she had been burning some garden prunings next to her house but the flames had spread out of control.
A concern was rescuing five people, including a girl under the age of 12, who were trapped in the Carrizal cove, located below the Maro tower. Access on foot to was affected by the flames so a Guardia Civil patrol boat from Motril and a jet ski from the Nerja Civil Protection service managed to get them out to sea and transferred them, without personal injury, to the nearby Marina del Este marina.
At about 1am this Friday morning, Infoca described the fire as “active” but said the “evolution was favourable.” Photo:EUGENIO CABEZAS. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/02/five-people-rescued-wildfire-20210402081549.html

 

easyJet announce three new routes connecting Birmingham with airports in Spain this summer: The low-cost airline easyJet has announced three new routes that will connect Malaga, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca in Spain with the British city of Birmingham during the summer season. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202104/02/easyjet-announce-three-routes-20210402190451.html

 

New “International Tech Center” Malaga Gets Next Level Surveillance: Three vehicles – loaded with equipment that keeps a watchful eye around them – have joined the National Police fleet in Malaga. These cars are fitted with 5 cameras providing 360° coverage with zoom ability, constantly monitoring and recording everything in their view. 
On the roof there are two optical devices that scan the environment in real time.
“It analyses all the registration plates it finds,” says Cero at the controls of the iZeta. Without the police officer having to do anything, all the number plates of cars in the vicinity appear on a monitor in the centre of the dashboard.
“If there is something we should know, it tells us,” he explains. Number plates can be flagged for various reasons – the main one is if they are reported stolen. “They are often parked in remote places, but sometimes we come across them while driving.”
The system issues a warning in “thousandths of a second” after scanning the databases of the national traffic authority, DGT, and other police networks, including the blacklist created by the National Police itself. Another alert may indicate a licence plate that does not correspond to the vehicle carrying it.
It is particularly useful if an incident such as a robbery has been reported and a witness is able to provide a registration number. The iZeta can join the hunt and scan heavy traffic or search large car parking areas with ease.
The ‘intelligent’ police car also carries three other cameras. One, located on the dashboard, records everything that happens in front of it. The other does the same from the boot, and the third records the rear seats, where detainees sit.
“It is a very useful tool and one that guarantees the transparency of actions for all parties,” says Cero.
In addition to cameras, there are a number of gadgets in the iZeta’s glove compartment that take policing to the next level. One of them is a small device, designed to hang from a bulletproof vest, which records audio which is synchronised with the cameras on the dashboard and boot. In this way, everything that happens during a police action is recorded.
There is also a small “portable office” that has a fingerprint reader connected to the police system, as well as a device that scans identity documents.
The Ministry of the Interior’s plan is that, over time, these systems will become the standard. Photo:SUR. Full article with video at: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/31/video-keep-your-eyes-20210331130000.html

 

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover snaps scenic selfie at ‘Mont Mercou’: NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used two different cameras to create this selfie in front of a rock outcrop named Mont Mercou, which stands 20 feet (6 meters) tall. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) Photo / article link

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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 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!).

 

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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

Taxi
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UK,Newspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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