DigameXtra No. 1939 Monday, April 26th, 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

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is open for coffee, cake and a chat but due to restrictions, all our trips are on hold until further notice. The terrace is open with 6 to a table and inside, it is limited to 4 per table.
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
We are selling off all our books and DVDs at 4 for €1 and we have had new stocks in, from Wilbur Smith, Andy McNab to Stephen Leather, plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
-Our greetings cards are for sale on the first Tuesday of every month, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along and have a look.
-Please remember to sanitise your hands on coming in and sign in. Signing in is just a precaution in case I need to contact you. It is mandatory to wear a mask.
-We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 11.30 – 1pm.
-For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Howlin’ Ramblers: At Monaghan‘s Pub Saturday May 1, 6pm at Monaghan’s Pub.
Av Pau Casals 25, 29130 Alhaurin de la Torre
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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
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My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.


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Lovely Penthouse apartment in El Morche, available from October 2021 until April 2022.
-Two bedrooms
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Traditional Castilian chest of drawers solid top striped back to natural with chalk paint waxed with new bronze handles.Measurements 98 x 37 x 82cms Price 95€
-2 matching bedside tables Natural & Yute waxed with new handles Measurements W 50 x 32 x 56cms Price 90€ (for the pair)
-Yute / Natural round table waxed with 2 yute chalk painted chairs with new Fabric on seat cushions Diameter 90cms Height 77cms Price 120€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Bathroom cabinet. Bathroom cabinet with mirror doors. Internally adjustable shelf. MDF board construction. Easy to clean white finish. Already assembled. 2 screw wall fixing or can stand on a flat surface. Measurements: 56x13x55cm. 4 months old. Not needed at new home. Slight blemish on one of the doors as shown in the collage.
Price €24. Contact Steve in El Morche tel 620056188 or by WhatsApp.


For Sale, 2 items: Ceiling and Bedside Lights.
-Two ceiling lights, 12 euros each or both for 20.00 euros.
-Two bedside table lights. 6 euros each or both for 10 euros.
See photos attached.
If you want ALL FOUR then a bargain price of 25 euros (no offers). Torrox Park Area, whatsapp available
0034 654 905 185. Kathleen.


For Sale, 2 appliances sold as a pair:
Ecron juicer and Russell Hobbs Smoothie maker. Good working order. 20€ for both appliances.
610955826 Joy, Torrox. PI


For Sale: 3 large storage boxes. Size 5. 57 litre. Size 60x40x30cm. In almost new condition. Costing €10.95 each from one of the coastal Bazaars. €5.50 each, or 2 for €10, or all 3 for €14. Torrox Park. Phone or Whatsapp after 8am. John 608 667 883/+44 7974 389 892.


Recommendations & Requests


Mystery sign appearing in the campo?: Does anyone know what these are? Can they be read in some way, like a QR code? Any enlightenment much appreciated, either to me at seyres at yahoo dot co dot uk, or maybe better to Digame, in case other people are wondering.
Steve, Algarrobo/Trayamar


Volunteers Required: SPW Construction are soon to be carrying out some urgent voluntary building works at an animal sanctuary near to Velez Malaga. This work will take place over the coming 3 weekends and we could do with a little extra help. If you can spare a few hours one Saturday or Sunday, this would be much appreciated by all , especially the animals. Although voluntary, I will cover transport costs to and from the site, or can arrange collection / drop off in Velez. Please reply directly to Scott (Arenas) 622 938 440 or email me through my website,


News & Articles

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Andalusia reduces by 45 those hospitalized this Sunday, but increases the patients in ICU: {Translation} Updated: 04/25/2021 3:05 p.m
-Andalusia falls for the fifth day in a row hospitalised by coronavirus this Sunday 25 April to 1,427, 45 less than the day before and 30 less than last Sunday, while those admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have increased after two days in decline to 322, eight more in one day and 20 more than a week ago.
-The number of hospitalised patients fell by 45 after dropping by 29 on Saturday and Friday, 58 on Thursday and five on Wednesday, rising by 61 on Tuesday and 75 on Monday, and falling by 41 last Sunday.
-For their part, ICU patients have increased by eight after dropping by four on Saturday and three on Friday, and five consecutive increases: two on Thursday, one on Wednesday, five on Tuesday, six on Monday and eleven on Sunday.
-The region is still far from the peaks of hospitalised patients recorded in the third wave on 2 February (4,980), in the second on 10 November (3,478) and in the first on 30 March 2020 (2,708).
-With regard to ICUs, Andalusia also remains below the peak of the third wave reached on 7 February (735), of the second on 18 November (528) and of the first on 30 March 2020 (439). Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-baja-45-hospitalizados-este-domingo-pero-aumentan-pacientes-202104251133_noticia.html


Israel examining heart inflammation cases in people who received Pfizer COVID shot: Israel’s Health Ministry said on Sunday it is examining a small number of cases of heart inflammation in people who had received Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine, though it has not yet drawn any conclusions. Israel’s pandemic response coordinator, Nachman Ash, said that a preliminary study showed “tens of incidents” of myocarditis occurring among more than 5 million vaccinated people, primarily after the second dose.
Most of the cases were reported among people up to age 30. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israel-examining-heart-inflammation-cases-people-who-received-pfizer-covid-shot-2021-04-25/


U.S. adds 116 countries to its ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory list:
The U.S. State Department has added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list, putting the UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.”
Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.” The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. It declined to say when it would complete the updates. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-adds-about-100-countries-its-do-not-travel-advisory-list-2021-04-21/


Stop Apple from deleting your old or banned apps: Instead of paying app developers to update their apps, Apple, in many cases, just buys replacement apps and removes old apps from their store, and your iPhone/iPad, without even notifying you. This has earned Apple a terrible reputation with app developers, many of whom will never work with Apple again for this reason. Thus the poor selection of reliable apps from well known developers in the Apple Store when compared to the huge variety available for Windows, who does pay developers to update their apps. Here is a way to prevent your old apps from being deleted by Apple. -Naythan


MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers say you’re no safer from Covid indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet in new study challenging “social distancing policies”:
MIT professors Martin Z. Bazant, who teaches chemical engineering and applied mathematics, and John W.M. Bush, who teaches applied mathematics, developed a method of calculating exposure risk to Covid-19 in an indoor setting that factors in a variety of issues that could affect transmission, including the amount of time spent inside, air filtration and circulation, immunization, variant strains, mask use, and even respiratory activity such as breathing, eating, speaking or singing.
“We argue there really isn’t much of a benefit to the 6-foot rule, especially when people are wearing masks,” Bazant said in an interview. “It really has no physical basis because the air a person is breathing while wearing a mask tends to rise and comes down elsewhere in the room so you’re more exposed to the average background than you are to a person at a distance.”
The important variable the CDC and the WHO have overlooked is the amount of time spent indoors, Bazant said. The longer someone is inside with an infected person, the greater the chance of transmission, he said.
“We need scientific information conveyed to the public in a way that is not just fearmongering but is actually based in analysis,” Bazant said. After three rounds of heavy peer review, he said it’s the most review he’s ever been through, and that now that it’s published he hopes it will influence policy.
Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/23/mit-researchers-say-youre-no-safer-from-covid-indoors-at-6-feet-or-60-feet-in-new-study.html
The full research paper: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2018995118


How a single pill home cure for Covid could be available this year: If the trial is successful, it is just possible that a home cure for Covid-19 will become available later this year. The anti-viral pill was developed from scratch during the current pandemic, Dafydd Owen, the director of medicinal chemistry at Pfizer, told a private symposium of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry last month. PF-07321332 will be administered in combination with low doses of Ritonavir, an antiviral used to treat HIV. It acts as a “booster” to increase the amount of PF-07321332 in participants’ blood. Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/revealed-home-cure-covid-could-available-year/


Why Password Manager Apps Should Be Avoided: As I have warned in previous articles, cloud services (including password managers) get hacked regularly. So why would you trust them to store all your passwords? For example: Click Studios, the Australian software company behind the Passwordstate password management application, has notified customers to reset their passwords following a supply chain attack…”Affected customers password records may have been harvested.” The full list of compromised information includes computer name, user name, domain name, current process name, current process id, names and IDs of all running processes, names of all running services, display name and status, Passwordstate instance’s Proxy Server Address, usernames and passwords.
This is not an isolated event. In December 2020, a rogue update to the SolarWinds Orion network management software installed a backdoor on the networks of up to 18,000 corporations, allowing hackers access to these victim corporation’s customer’s data.
Summary by Naythan. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/04/passwordstate-password-manager-update.html


Apple News- iOS 14.5 arrives this week, 2 reasons you should wait to update your iPhone or iPad: Being an early adopter of iOS 14.5 or any new software doesn’t always pay off.
The updates will go live this week, and while we don’t have an exact date we do know that it will include several additional features, such as new Siri voices and a fancy new Face ID feature that makes it possible to use your iPhone while wearing a face mask.
While it’s tempting to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest and greatest software Apple has to offer, being an early adopter of anything, even official OS updates, can cause more issues and headaches than it’s worth. Instead of jumping on the iOS 14.5 bandwagon right away, you might find it better to wait a few days before updating (I’d wait 2 full weeks, minimum. -DoctorLaptop).
Full article: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-14-5-arrives-this-week-2-reasons-you-should-wait-to-update-your-iphone-or-ipad/


Spanish Politics- Chaos reigns at Madrid electoral debate, as Pablo Iglesias walks out and program cut short after clashes with far-right Vox candidate: A pre-election debate held at the Cadena SER radio network descended into chaos on Friday morning, with the Unidas Podemos candidate for the upcoming Madrid regional polls, Pablo Iglesias, walking out of the studio almost as soon as the program had begun. The left-wing politician, who recently left his role as deputy prime minister in the national government to contest the May 4 elections, opted to leave given the refusal of far-right Vox candidate Rocío Monasterio to retract doubts she had expressed over whether death threats he had received were genuine. She said, “And well, I believe little of what Pablo Iglesias says, and I think that all Spaniards, every time that we hear Pablo Iglesias say something, we call it into question because he has deceived us vilely over this last year.” Full article: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2021-04-23/chaos-reigns-at-madrid-electoral-debate-as-pablo-iglesias-walks-out-and-program-cut-short-after-clashes-with-far-right-vox-candidate.html


Brussels Wants To End Spain’s ‘Virtually Toll-Free’ Paradise For Drivers: According to recent reports, the Spanish government has already drafted a project to present in Brussels in which it describes how it will introduce a toll system across its network of motorways and high-capacity roads to cover their burdening maintenance costs. It is now understood that Spain’s national government has wanted to introduce toll systems in line with its EU neighbours for a couple of years now.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/25/brussels-wants-to-end-spains-virtually-toll-free-paradise-for-drivers/


Football News- UEFA president attacks Real Madrid and Barcelona: “They think the Earth is flat”: The president of the UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, has assured that the 12 founding clubs of the European Super League They will have to “bear the consequences of what they did”, although there is “a clear difference” between the six English clubs, which showed “greatness” by withdrawing from the project, and the other six, and considers that Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus believe “that the Earth is flat and that the Super League still exists.”
“Everyone has to bear the consequences of what they did and we can’t pretend that nothing happened. You can’t do something like that and just say ‘I’ve been punished because everyone hates me.’ What they did is not right and we will see in the next few days what we will do “, stated in an interview with the British Sunday newspaper ‘The Mail on Sunday’. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/uefa-president-attacks-real-madrid-and-barcelona-they-think-the-earth-is-flat/


Football News- Barca rally to beat Villarreal, close the gap on Atletico: Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Barcelona came from behind to beat Villarreal 2-1 at the Estadio de la Ceramica and move within six wins of the La Liga title. Full article: https://www.espn.com/soccer/barcelona/story/4370162/griezmann-8-10-as-barca-rally-to-beat-villarrealclose-the-gap-on-atletico


Golf News- Garrick Higgo wins Gran Canaria Lopesan Open: South Africa’s Garrick Higgo held off a determined challenge from Max Kieffer to win his second European Tour title in the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open.
Higgo took a two-shot lead into the final round at Meloneras Golf and the 21-year-old left-hander carded a flawless closing 63 to finish 25 under par.
Kieffer, who lost out in a five-hole play-off in the Austrian Open last week, finished three shots adrift following a final round of 62, which included an eagle and seven birdies. Full article: https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/golf/result/result-garrick-higgo-wins-gran-canaria-lopesan-open_444792.html


Tennis News- Nadal Takes Barcelona Open title: Rafael Nadal won his 12th Barcelona Open title, in a thrilling three-set victory over Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.
In a tight third set, Nadal faced a match point before piling on the pressure to win 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 7-5. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/56880758


Covid vaccine landmark as more than half UK receives initial jab: NHS England data up to 23 April shows that a total of 28,102,852 first doses have been administered – a rise of 107,656 on the previous day. This takes the UK total to 33,496,293, a figure expected to rise further when the latest numbers are reported by Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
As 66,796,807 people are estimated to live in the UK, the figure means more than half the population have at least had a first shot. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/24/covid-vaccine-landmark-as-more-than-half-uk-receives-initial-jab


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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
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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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