DigameXtra No. 1961 Friday, May 21st, 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 are both your local
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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MoneyMakers Band: Friday 21May, 5pm
La Fabrica de Cervesa
Calle Trinidad Grund 29, 29001 Málaga.
+34 952 12 39 04 


Bar Amsterdam- Torrox Costa: This weekend
-‘The Fridayafternoon Drink’. And birthday party of Eimaer, with some nice cava and great shots!
-Saturday, we all relax on the terrace!
-Sunday, whoh!! What a day! End of the Premier League! GP of Portugal!3 pm. And after all this the fabulous and lovely Juliet Williams!! 7 PM. FB page 


Cancelled: My Daughter Kitty Bar- Nerja: Hog Roast! Sunday 23May. All you can eat €9.95. Serving from noon. Live Music 1-4 with Eliza Handley.
Calle primula locale 1, Urbanisation Almijara II, 29780 Nerja   FB page 



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Greek House- Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! 
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/



STAYCATIONS at Casa Magel:
Now is the time to book a relaxing getaway at Casa Magel B&B.
Great idea for Birthdays and anniversaries. Personalised vouchers are available.
The weather will only get better, soon be hot & sunny and we fill up quickly.
*Our special offers are on again this year*
-Offer 1, 2 nights B&B with 1 night 3-course evening meal with drinks for 2 sharing a double room 130€.
-Offer 2, 3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks and tapas & drinks at a local bar for 2 sharing double en suite room 175€
-You can add extra nights for 50€ a night B&B for double en suite room.
Casa Magel is situated 1 km from the typical Spanish town of Valle De Abdalajis first founded in Roman times when it was called Nescania
Casa Magel is surrounded by beautiful scenery and there are lots of walking routes. We are not far from El Chorro with the famous Caminito Del Rey, also Ardales lakes which are stunning.
Not far in the other direction, you will find The Wolf Park, a real experience to see wolves in their natural environment. Also nearby is Antequera, a wonderful town for sightseeing, with 27 churches, the old castle, lovers leap mountain and a spectacular bullring besides the many shops and restaurants.
A place not to be missed is El Torcal an amazing site of rock formations formed over 2 million years ago.
Or you can just relax around our refurbished pool with a fully equipped kitchen, bar & BBQ area with drinks & snacks available or bring your own.
The food is great, the views stunning, beds are comfy and the hosts are friendly.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Ring 722879503 


Andalucía announces State of Alarm finishes on the 9th May
Come celebrate by meeting new people while speaking Spanish in a fun and relaxed way in our outdoor terrace
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Free registration and materials
Ample free parking
From absolute Beginner to Advance
We offer group and one to one lessons
Message us and we will give you more information about all our options
Web: https://malagalingo.com ; Facebook Page
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493 



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Multi use unit with 9 drawers natural top waxed 3 shades of blue. Measurements 127 x 34 x 65cms. Price 135€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Floor/cupboard safe complete. With fixing bolts. Price new 75 euros, Will accept 30 euros, never used
-Single bed frame and mattress, ex buffalo, 4 months old, used Once (factura available). Cost new 213euros will accept 60.00 euros
Contact Dennis / Maxine on 628806320 Caleta de velez 


For Sale: Pro User 2.3 KVA Petrol Generator.
Easy start € 150.00
Tel: Alun 643 024 996 (Whatsapp) Located Cómpeta campo 


For Sale: Part set of left hand clubs / bag / glove and a few balls. 3 to 9 irons plus putter sand-wedge and pitcher.
Bought with great intensions but never used.
Also pair of size 9 white shoes -never worn.
€50 the lot.
johnmac2601 at gmail dot com
Benamacarra ( near Velez Malaga) 


For Sale: Epson Expression Premium XP-520 Printer together with 15 compatible ink cartridges (worth around 15 Euros). The printer works fine but there is a problem with the scanner. The printer has Wi-Fi and separate cartridges for exceptional photos and crisp, clear text.
30 Euros. Steve Bowen ( Caleta de Velez )
Whatsapp – 610 39 22 94
Email : stevebowen555 at gmail dot com 


SOLD: Kayak advertised Tuesday 18th May. Thank you for all of the interest shown in the Kayak that was for sale.
Sorry for not getting back personally to everyone.
The kayak sold on Tuesday.
Kind regards, John, Torrox


Recommendations & Requests


Paypal Changes?: Thanks for the advice re Whatsapp. It’s not always easy to keep track of changing t’s & c’s. Paypal are up to something as well which readers might be interested in and you might be able to advise on. There will be an annual fee for inactive accounts. Many people will be able to close their account if they don’t use it but I have a new telephone number since I joined and now cannot bypass their two step verification. Everything finishes up with them wanting to send a code or make a call to the old number. Any ideas? I’m sure I can’t be the only person stuck.
All the best, Pete Thompson
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News & Articles

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The improvement of the fourth wave of Covid slows down with a rebound in infections in Andalusia: {Translation} Updated: 20/05/2021 18:17
-The 1,412 new cases of coronavirus infection recorded on Thursday in Andalusia are 268 more than the previous day and 106 more than last week. They mark a new setback in the slow improvement towards which the fourth wave of Covid was evolving.
-The day adds 13 deaths to the statistic of almost ten thousand deaths (9,978) due to the pandemic in Andalusia. This figure is also higher than the 9 deaths recorded a week ago.
-The cumulative incidence rate at 14 days stands at 165 cases (164.8) per hundred thousand inhabitants. Granada is the highest by province, with 246 cases, which allows it to move from extreme to high risk alert. The worst evolution is observed in Huelva, with 234 accumulated cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, as the one-week rate has shot up, with 123 cases.
-The lowest 14-day accumulated rate is in Cadiz, with 93 cases, although the province of Almeria is the best performer, with a one-week rate of 36 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-The positive statistic of the day’s statistics is the number of hospitalised patients, which is down by 47 compared to Wednesday. As was the case last Sunday, Andalusia has dropped below a thousand hospitalised patients. There are 978 in total, of which 258 are in ICU, nine less than the day before. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mejoria-cuarta-covid-ralentiza-repunte-contagios-andalucia-202105201159_noticia.html


Ministry of Health bows to pressure over the AstraZeneca ‘second dose crisis’: The rebellion of many regions, including Andalucía, against the vaccine ‘cocktail’ plan for the under-60s has forced another change to the national vaccination plan. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202105/20/ministry-health-bows-pressure-20210520101407.html


EU citizens can soon travel freely within bloc with COVID-19 passes: European Union legislators and member countries found a compromise Thursday for launching COVID-19 certificates before the height of the summer holiday season, a move aimed at boosting travel and tourism following the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.
The various players managed to reconcile their differences during another round of discussions, paving the way for the trans-border travel passes to be introduced. Officials said the system should be up and running by July 1.
The European Commission said the certificates will be issued in digital format and designed to be shown either on smartphones or paper. It guaranteed that “a very high level of data protection will be ensured.” Full article: https://globalnews.ca/news/7881474/eu-covid-19-passes-travel/


Andalucía once again allows the use of dance floors in discos: {Translation}
-Days before the end of the state of alarm, Juanma Moreno appeared before the Andalusian people to announce the Covid measures that were to be in force in Andalusia from 9 May. He explained them in a generic way, and always taking into account the fact that they were going to be relaxed, but it was later revealed that there was going to be a de-escalation and that everything would depend on the level of alert in each health district. When they reached the lowest level, level 1, one of the main changes would be in the nightclubs, places that could reopen their dance floors.
-And, after more than a year closed, this moment has already arrived for quite a few health districts in Andalusia. From Thursday 20 May, in all those places where the level 1 alert is already in force, the dance floors of discotheques are once again permitted.
-Specifically, these establishments, normally nightlife establishments, will be able to stay open until 02.00, a timetable that Juanma Moreno has defended again today, despite the fact that the Government is urging the communities to close at 01.00 at the latest. According to the president of the Junta, it is better to have people in places that comply with the rules and are supervised than to close everything, which has been shown to lead to more boozing.
-Likewise, discotheques in Andalusian venues that are on level 1 alert will not be allowed to exceed 75% of the maximum capacity for consumption inside the premises. The outdoor terraces of these establishments may occupy the total number of tables permitted in the immediately preceding year on the basis of the corresponding municipal licence or of what is authorised for this year, in the event that the licence is granted for the first time.
-As for the maximum number of people at the tables, there will be a limit of 8 people indoors and 10 people outdoors. And service and consumption at the bar will be permitted with the established distancing.
-Finally, small-format indoor and outdoor performances will be permitted, with a distance of at least 3 metres from the public, and outdoor dancing will be allowed, with the use of masks, when this is provided for in the licence.
-It should be stressed that in all areas of the community where the alert level is higher than 1, the dance floors of nightclubs will remain closed. At least until Wednesday 26 May, when the territorial committees will meet again to set new alert levels from Thursday 27 May for a period of one week. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nuevas-medidas-covid-andalucia-permite-nuevo-pistas-baile-discotecas-202105201607_noticia.html 


Nationwide health alert after listeria is found in a batch of smoked salmon: The manufacturer in Spain is managing the recall and consumers are advised not to consume the product and return it to where they bought it from.
The product is the Royal brand dill-marinated smoked salmon. The affected batch is 1098B1-098, with an expiration date of 05/23/2021 and EAN841248-051128-0 barcode. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202105/20/nationwide-health-alert-after-20210520171630.html 


Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce to end 11 days of conflict: Israel and Hamas will cease fire across the Gaza Strip border as of Friday, the Palestinian Islamist faction and Egyptian state TV said, bringing a potentially tenuous halt to the fiercest fighting in years. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/hamas-official-predicts-ceasefire-soon-israel-gaza-fight-goes-2021-05-19/


 “Spain 2050” plan- Sánchez wants to raise taxes on fuel, vehicle usage, inheritance and donation, alcohol and tobacco, eliminate modules and cut the black economy by half:
-The fiscal menu for the mid-point of the century that the Government includes in its “Spain 2050” plan includes a long myriad of objectives and tax increases with the goal of converging with the EU in tax revenues. The Executive wants tax collection to increase by eight points in thirty years: if in 2019 it was 35% of GDP, 7.2 points below the European average, it will climb to 37% in 2030, to 40% in 2040 and 43% in 2050.
-Along with this, the Executive’s plan is for the black economy, now at 20% of GDP according to the document, to be 15% in 2030, 12% in 2040 and 10% in 2050. To do this, it will reinforce the staff of the Tax Agency and exploit the possibilities of ‘Big Data’ (Yikes!?!). Full article: https://spainsnews.com/sanchez-wants-to-raise-taxes-on-alcohol-and-tobacco-eliminate-modules-and-cut-the-economy-in-b-by-half/


23 Android Apps Expose Over 100,000,000 Users’ Personal Data: “By not following best-practices when configuring and integrating third-party cloud-services into applications, millions of users’ private data was exposed,” Check Point researchers said in an analysis published today and shared with The Hacker News.
The findings come from a study of 23 Android applications available in the official Google Play Store, some of which have downloads ranging from 10,000 to 10 million, such as Astro Guru, iFax, Logo Maker, Screen Recorder, and T’Leva. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/these-23-android-apps-expose-over.html 


Update Your Android Device NOW- Android Issues Patches for 4 New Bugs In Active Circulation: Successful exploitation of the weaknesses could grant an adversary carte blanche access to the targeted device.  Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/android-issues-patches-for-4-new-zero.html


Microsoft is killing off Internet Explorer (IE) in 2022: Microsoft has confirmed it will be putting an end to Internet Explorer, claiming that the future of the now over 25-year-old web browser on Windows 10 is now in the hands of Microsoft Edge. In the announcement, the tech company stated the web browser app will go out of support on June 15, 2022, with certain IE add-ons ending this August. Full article: https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-is-finally-killing-off-internet-explorer-in-2022-but-it-will-live-on-through-edge


Vera Playa Will Kick Off The Last Stage Of The Cycling Tour of Andalucia: Vera Playa will host the start of the final stage of the 67th edition of the tour on May 22. The tour began in Mijas on Tuesday May 18, but now expats and Spaniards alike will be able to watch the event as the final stage starts on Saturday. The final stage will begin from Vera Playa and cover over 100 kilometres as it heads towards the Geoda de Pulpí, a stunning tourist spot in its own right. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/20/vera-playa-will-kick-off-the-last-stage-of-the-cycling-tour-of-andalucia/


Lottery- Results of the Primitiva of Thursday, May 20, 2021: The winning combination of draw of the Primitiva celebrated this Thursday, May 20, 2021, has been made up of the numbers 02, 13, 15, 17, 32 and 40. The complementary number is 28, and the refund, the 06.
In the lottery of the Joker the chosen number has been the 0680319, awarded with 1 million euros. Source: https://spainsnews.com/results-of-the-primitiva-of-thursday-may-20-2021/ 


Tennis News- British No 2 Cameron Norrie earns the biggest win of his career as he defeats world No 4 Dominic Thiem:  It took just 65 minutes to reach the quarter-finals of the Lyon Open with a 6-3, 6-2  win. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-9602259/Cameron-Norrie-defeats-world-No-4-Dominic-Thiem-reach-quarter-finals-Lyon-Open.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

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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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