DigameXtra No. 1931 Friday, April 16th, 2021

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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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Art Exhibition: If you are close enough and can visit Nerja, why not pop in to the Goodstuff Cafe to view my art exhibition and enjoy one of their fabulous homemade treats at the same time. Open 9-3 Closed Sundays. Exhibition on until May 29th. I also paint Pet Portraits from photos. Torrox-Costa. Linda Horton 648119401
email: lindahwlc @ gmail .com (no spaces)


Trinity Concert: Due from the great success of last week’s festival, we repeat the concert with Trinity “Jazz, Blues and everything in between”. Saturday 17 April starting at 3.30 pm in the Bio Beach Club, El Morche beachfront (Torrox), info and reservations: 657364594 (Namasté Cultural Association namastecostadelsol@hotmail.com)


Axarquia eat and travel- Upcoming Walking Tours:
History / Gastronomy / Theatrical Show
-Friday 23APR, Religious Buildings
-Friday 30APR, Al Andalus
Axarquia Eat & Travel is a gastronomic association, a nonprofit organization, which loves our region-Axarquia.
We are an association that wants to show the historical, artistic and gastronomic legacy of Vélez-Málaga and Axarquia region. We organize events where we combine walking tours, theatrical elements and gastronomy. Our main goal is to build a bridge to the non-Spanish speaking communities living in the Axarquia so that they can learn more about our culture. For this reason, we offer tours in English and other languages.
Bookings- planesaxarquia@gmail.com
Tel: 0049 1522 5850696
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Greek House- Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! NOW OPEN!Remodeling is Finished! New Hours!:  
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. New Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 6pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. 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! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Malagalingo: Don’t worry about being confined, we have some plans for you!
Malagalingo wants to help you to speak Spanish while you enjoy being at home
Online or Onsite
From absolute Beginner to Advance
You can meet new people and speak Spanish in a very relaxed way
We offer group and one to one lessons.
Message us and we will give you more information about all our options, don’t let boredom come to your house!
Web: https://malagalingo.com
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493



Casa Magel B&B: The borders are opening
Freedom is coming.
Casa Magel is open for business and is again offering their very popular special stays.
-2 nights B&B, with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine at a cost of 130€ for 2 staying in an en- suite bedroom.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine, plus tapas and drinks, in a local bar or in house, at a cost of 175€ for 2 staying in an en-suite room.
-Extra nights 50€ per night
-As an extra this year we are offering the chance for guests on the 3 night stay to either paint a ceramic tile or paint a t-shirt. We supply the paints and tiles with instruction or bring a t-shirt and we will show how to paint a personal memento (great for covering a stubborn stain!!). The extra cost will be 25€ for each person. Check out www.mehoward31.wixsite.com/art-el-valle
Our breaks are great for presents or to celebrate a special occasion.
Come to Casa Magel, enjoy comfortable well decorated rooms, wonderful mountain views, good food, and friendly hosts.
We have an outside fully equipped Andalucian kitchen exclusively for guests use, with meals & drinks to purchase or bring your own.
Casa Magel is the right place to come to relax and enjoy the freedom of our lovely countryside, lots of wonderful walks and close to the Camino Del Rey in El Chorro. Or spend a day sightseeing in the beautiful town of Antequera which has the most churches in Spain, 27 in all.
So much to appreciate after being cooped up for so long. We have lots of room for safe distancing, all hygiene measures are taken.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Tel: 722879503


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing.
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
15% off on all products – end on Sunday 25 April 2021
If you:
1. Subscribe to Moonette’s Newsletter. (Sign-up at bottom of our website)
2. and leave a customer’s review on our FB, IG or Google page (just choose one of the three platforms will do).
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102. You can also find us on Instagram @moonetteskincare or Google (search Moonette).
Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


For Sale, 3 items:
-Contemporary ‘Handmade’ Crystal Vase only €15. (from Peter Jones, London). Very heavy, 36cm tall. Perfect condition never used. Original price £75
-Green Seeds Germinating kit €10. Including four packets of mustard and cress and coriander. Unwanted gift brand new in box.
-ProBreeze 2000W energy efficient ceramic heater. €25. Small heater with energy saving automatic thermostat, efficiently heats up a large room in minutes. Almost brand new, bought for additional heating during the cold snap in January, still under guarantee. See excellent reviews on Amazon. In original box, was €50.
Please contact Alan, Caleta de Vélez, via WhatsApp, phone or text on
44 7885298691 afternoon please
or email protonmale @ protonmail dot com with no spaces


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Recent power outages in Torrox explained: The Ayuntamiento de Torrox says on their FB page, “Endesa is working on improving the electrical facilities that have been deficit for decades and especially with our municipality’s increased population in recent years. Problems of cutting without notice due to failures or lack of service, thanks to this work we’ve driven, will substantially improve electric service.” Reference: FB Page


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Andalusia reports 1,899 coronavirus infections this Thursday, 700 less than the previous one: {Translated in full} Updated: 15/04/2021, 17:48
-Andalusia has reported 1,899 cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday. Compared to the same day last week, there is a clear decrease since the Consejería de Salud then reported 2,590 cases. This is also occurring at a time when the impact of the easing of restrictions and the increased mobility that occurred over Easter should be felt.
-But it seems that, for now, this impact is not being felt. On the contrary, there has been a drop in contagions, which confirms that the fourth wave is not the third. If that one was explosive and vertical, this one is growing with much less force and with saw teeth. Andalusia seems to be in one of these ups and downs right now. Yesterday it reduced its cumulative incidence to 223 cases per 100,000 cases in 14 days and today it has risen to only 225.
-The region seems to be stuck at this figure, which, however, is dangerous because it is still very close to the extreme risk rate of 250 cumulative incidence points. In addition, today’s figure may be positive, but since the end of Easter week the number has risen from 172 points on Easter Sunday to 225.
-In hospitalised patients there has also been a slowdown. In fact, in the last 24 hours the number of people admitted for coronavirus is the same as yesterday: 1,486. In the ICU there is a slight increase, up to 293 -three more than the previous day-.
-In any case, the number of hospitalised patients has been rising for weeks. Since the lowest point after the third wave, when Andalusia had 960 hospitalised patients -on 28 March-, the community has added more than 500 hospitalised patients.
-The number of deaths also remains similar to previous days. There are 14 this Thursday compared to nine yesterday. It should be remembered that for days the death toll, which has now stood at 9,489 since the start of the pandemic, has been below ten a day, a figure that is now at least three times higher than it has been for at least a week. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-esquiva-ahora-efecto-semana-santa-y-reporta-este-jueves-500-contagios-menos-anterior-202104151229_noticia.html


These 98 Andalusian towns face perimeter or non-essential activity restrictions from this Friday: The measures come into effect for at least a week for exceeding the rate of 500 or 1,000 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. 33 of them will also face the suspension of all non-essential activity, for exceeding the rate of 500 and 1,000 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively, in the last 14 days. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/15/these-andalusian-towns-face-20210415185440.html


A total smoking ban on bar and restaurant terraces is being considered in Spain: (Talk about “kicking a man when he’s down”, as if bars & cafes hadn’t suffered enough devastation already. -Ed.) The Ministry of Health claims that, with tobacco smoke, “aerosols are emitted that could contribute to the transmission of the virus”. The draft document insists that there are numerous scientific publications that argue that coronavirus is transmitted by aerosols that spread more strongly with smoke and the fact that smoking puts the health of the people around a smoker at risk when inhaling that ‘infected’ smoke or vapour at higher speeds and farther away. Full article:


1-Click Hack Found in Popular Desktop/Laptop Computer Programs- Check If You’re Using Them: If you use any apps in the list then update it immediately.
-Nextcloud – Fixed in version 3.1.3 of Desktop Client released on February 24 (CVE-2021-22879)
-Telegram – Issue reported on January 11 and subsequently fixed via a server-side change on (or slightly before) February 10
-VLC Player – Issue reported on January 18, with patched version 3.0.13 set for release next week
-OpenOffice – To be fixed in the upcoming (CVE-2021-30245)
-LibreOffice – Addressed in Windows, but vulnerable in Xubuntu (CVE-2021-25631)
-Mumble – Fixed in version 1.3.4 released on February 10 (CVE-2021-27229)
-Dogecoin – Fixed in version 1.14.3 released on February 28
-Bitcoin ABC – Fixed in version 0.22.15 released on March 9
-Bitcoin Cash – Fixed in version 23.0.0 (currently in release process)
-Wireshark – Fixed in version 3.4.4 released on March 10 (CVE-2021-22191)
-WinSCP – Fixed in version 5.17.10 released on January 26 (CVE-2021-3331)
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/04/1-click-hack-found-in-popular-desktop.html


Hacker Traps Set In Google Searches, Forms & Websites on 100,000+ Websites: Cybercriminals are resorting to search engine poisoning techniques to lure business professionals into seemingly legitimate Google sites that install a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) capable of carrying out a wide range of attacks. The cybersecurity firm said it discovered over 100,000 unique “trap” web pages that contain popular business terms or keywords such as template, invoice, receipt, questionnaire, and resume, thus allowing the pages to be ranked higher on the search results, and therefore, increasing the likelihood of success in collecting victims.
The attack works by leveraging searches for business forms such as invoices, templates, questionnaires, and receipts as a stepping stone toward infiltrating the systems. Users attempting to download the alleged document templates are redirected, without their knowledge, to a malicious website that hosts the malware.
Once a victim lands on the attacker-controlled website and downloads the document being searched for, it becomes an entry point for more sophisticated threats, ultimately resulting in the installation of a .NET-based RAT called SolarMarker (aka Yellow Cockatoo, Jupyter, and Polazert).
Not much you can do to protect yourself besides avoiding Google Services and testing every link you click to confirm it is safe.
To check the safety of any link before you click it, copy and paste it into this website’s tool. (bookmark this!). This is not a 100% guaranty the link is clean, as new hacks take time to be reported and posted to “bad link” lists by tech security researchers, but it’s the best we can do.  https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/url
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/04/yikes-cybercriminals-flood-intrenet.html


F1 News- Formula One’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal postponed: The Montreal-based Formula One race was scheduled to take place June 12-14 before Wednesday’s postponement. Formula One said it hopes to reschedule the event this year. Photo:Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press. Full article: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/canadian-grand-prix-montreal-postponed-1.5525109


Tennis News- ATP Monte Carlo, Djokovic and Zverev out in early round: A day of surprises in the second round of ATP of Montecarlo- the biggest is the elimination of the number 1 in the world Novak Djokovic (fresh from the success on Jannik Sinner), beaten by Daniel Evans (# 33) with a score of 6-4, 7-5 in 2 hours and 8 minutes. On the same side of the board also loses another of the favorites, Alexander Zverev, who yields 6-4, 7-6 (7) to the Belgian Goffin. Advancing to the quarters is Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-3, 6-4 vs Chilean Garin). Full article: https://www.italy24news.com/sports/3175.html


TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll is both a rollable and a foldable phone – so when do we get one?: The end of TCL’s April TCL 20 announcement event had a special surprise for viewers…and the phones industry as a whole, really: the company revealed the TCL Fold N’ Roll, the first device that is both a foldable and a rollable.  Full article: https://www.techradar.com/news/tcls-fold-n-roll-is-both-a-rollable-and-a-foldable-phone-so-when-do-we-get-one


Un-chipped cat owners in UK could face a £500 fine: Cat owners in the UK could face a fine under new government plans, which would affect 10,000,000 domestic cats. People who fail to microchip their cats could be handed a £500 fine. Full article: https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/cat-owners-uk-could-face-20391705


Google Earth’s New 3D Time-Lapse Feature Shows How Humans Are Affecting the Planet: Timelapse in Google Earth combines more than 24 million satellite photos, two petabytes of data, and 2 million hours of CPU processing time to create a 4.4-terapixel interactive view showing how the Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020.
While Google Earth did have a simplistic time-lapse option before, the new feature represents a major upgrade with full 3D coverage of the entire globe. Users can pick practically any place on the Earth, change camera angles, and select a specific year they want to see. If the video below fails to display, click this link. Full article: https://gizmodo.com/google-earths-new-3d-time-lapse-feature-shows-how-human-1846685339

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?

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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/
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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