DigameXtra No. 1966 Thursday, May 27th, 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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Bandits in Canillas: Hi folks, The Bandits will be playing live and vaccinated at Restaurante La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida this Friday 28th May from 8.30pm.
To book your table call 952 553254 or 609 167127 (English spoken).
Any line dancers out there can come and join in on our version of Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road.
Hope to see you there. Rod & Mitch, The Bandits
To see the video of our version (all parts played by The Bandits) follow the link- (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfWKVEPHtAI)


Exposition: Artist Gary Elderfield will be exhibiting a large selection of his works at Bio Beach Club, Paseo Maritimo, El Morche from 27 May til 23 June (closed Tuesdays). The Exhibition includes paintings from his travels in developing countries such as Vietnam, Colombia, and Spanish based works. You can preview Gary´s art at http://www.garyelderfield.com 


Trinity in concert: Friday 28th of May from 7.30 pm until 10.30 pm you can listen to the fantastic music of Trinity, jazz blues and everything in between, played in 432hz tuning, at the Silks Sport Bar and Grill, Torrox paseo marítimo Residencia Costa del Oro, bloque 8.
Book your table: 952967266
We are waiting for you to share our passion, our love and spend an unforgettable evening! Do not miss it!
Follow us on Facebook: @trinityjazzblues


Artisans of the music in the Cacola: With Johny Chiu
May 29th, Saturday at 4 PM.
Poolside Snack Bar Cacola
Paseo Marítimo El Morche N°1, 29793 Torrox FB page


Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group:
We still meet every Thursday from 10/10.30 am until 1ish.
in Caleta de Velez at La Fuente. Everyone is welcome, male and female and we do have one male member.
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Caleta de Velez on Thursdays. We have no set rules-just a Smile will do.
The group is well over 8 years old and would love new members to come along and join us…Working at your own speed and chatting making friends. And – if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
And Don’t Forget – We will teach you either craft if you wish. Hope to see you there.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk 


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Wanted: Electrician. We need a qualified electrician who could put an electric supply into our garage with strip lighting and a socket. We are in Torrox Costa. Thanks Craig / Vivienne tel: 629726823
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Ford S/max 2.5T petrol (Volvo engine) year 2007. New ITV. Excellent condition serviced by Fords El Morche for 7 years. Engine rebuild 3 months ago. New tyres, cam belt, wheel monitors. Test drive recommended. 250000km.
Tow bar – glass sunroof – snow chains. Must be seen to be believed. 
Reason for selling family grown up. €5350 ONO. 
Tony. Torrox Costa 
watsap +447792579150 



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-4 sturdy bamboo chairs Price 50€ (for the 4)
-Handmade coffee table using reclaimed materials inset wooden tiles using 3 shades of grey chalk paint & waxed Measurements W78.50 x D48 xH34cms Price 75€
-Beautiful recreation using 2 pine bedside units single headboard & piece of oak Measurements W100 x D40 x H56cms Price 145€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: A five-drawer chest of drawers and matching three-drawer bedside cabinet in solid pine. Good condition but minor marks on smaller unit. €55 for the two. email: derektubby@gmail.com or phone: 952 11 53 88
Many thanks and thanks for continuing the service over the years. Derek, Competa 


Wanted: Dog stroller or child’s pushchair please
Call Rob or Jane in Maro 711 079 342
roblewis2 AT hotmail D0T com


Recommendations & Requests


Horse rides: Horse rides on the beach. Hi, does anyone know of an equestrian centre, near to Torrox/Nerja that offers riding on the beach? And that can cater for a party of approx 12 people of mixed ability? Thank you.
Valerie, El Morche. 629 648 269.


PCR/Antigen Lateral Flow Tests: I think I saw a note on DigameXtra maybe six or more weeks ago, telling readers that there are PCR/Antigen Lateral Flow Test clinics at Malaga Airport and in Torrox; I can’t find the article, so if anyone knows of clinics/testing places in Torrox (or between Torrox and Torre del Mar) where I could get one of the above tests before I travel by ferry to England in July, could you reply to me by email.
The booking website at Malaga Airport is only set up to allow me to enter a flight number, not a ferry booking.
Thank you – Anne – Caleta


News & Articles

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Andalusia back to add more cases of Covid eve and the week before, with fewer inpatient: {Translation} Updated: 26/05/2021, 14:25h
-Andalusia recorded a new rise in the number of Covid infections on Wednesday, with 1,264 positives compared to 1,011 the previous day. The figure is 120 more positive than on the same day last week. The statistics also show eight deaths due to the coronavirus, half of those recorded seven days ago.
-By provinces, Seville has the most positives, with 405, followed by Granada with 214, Malaga with 211, Huelva with 127 and Jaen with 101. Below a hundred are Cadiz with 97, Cordoba with 75 and Almeria with 34.
-The evolution of the fourth wave continues, however, in a plateau phase as evidenced by the static behaviour of the incidence rate which remains at 164 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, dropping only a few tenths with Tuesday’s record. The 7-day rate has dropped somewhat further today to 75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-By provinces, Huelva enters the extreme alert level rate by exceeding 251 cases today. Together with Seville (219) and Malaga (126), these are the provinces where the 14-day rate has risen. Granada (230) and Jaén (209) are also above 200 cases.
-In seven days the cumulative incidence rate improves and in no province does it represent more than half of the two-week rate. In this indicator, Huelva has 115 cases and Almería, currently the province with the lowest incidence, has 35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Better data in hospitals
-In view of the progressive advance of vaccination, the data on the pressure of Covid incidence in hospitals is now a key to a more objective analysis of the evolution of the pandemic. In this case it is much more favourable than when analysing infections in isolation. The number of hospitalised Covid patients has dropped significantly on Wednesday, with 22 fewer patients. There are 877 admitted with Covid, of which 223 are being treated in the ICU, 19 less than on Tuesday.
-This data puts the percentage of conventional beds occupied by ICU patients below 5 percent of the total, a record that defines a low alert level situation. The number of ICU patients is close to the 10 percent that marks this low alert level.
-Seville, with 249 hospital admissions and 69 ICU patients, is the province with the greatest pressure of care, followed by Granada, with 175 admissions and 52 ICU patients. Almería is the province with the fewest hospitalised patients (42) and Huelva has the fewest ICU patients in its hospitals (5).
-With regard to the progress of the Vaccination Plan, 1,458,201 Andalusians have been immunised, having received the two doses of the Covid vaccine as of 25 May. This represents 20.64 percent of the population over the age of 16. Andalusia has administered 4,337,615 doses, 95.89 percent of those received as of yesterday.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-vuelve-sumar-mas-contagios-covid-vispera-y-semana-anterior-202105261217_noticia.html


Detailed schedule announced for age groups yet to receive Covid jabs in Andalucía: This was declared at a press conference by the regional government’s spokesperson, Elías Bendodo, who announced that June will be “a key month for vaccination” in the region.
And he gave dates: “In June we will vaccinate the group aged between 40 and 50 years old and from 7 July we will begin to vaccinate those under 40 years old.”
Hours before, the president of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, also outlined the public health authority’s objective to start the vaccination of the 50 and 51 year olds during the first week of June while the following week is “scheduled those under 50”, he revealed.
In addition, since this Tuesday 52 and 53 year olds have been able to make an appointment to receive their first dose of the vaccine.
This week. Those who do not yet have an appointment can request it through the Salud Responde website or app.
The goal is to vaccinate this age group during the week of 31 May to 6 June.
The vaccination of this group is scheduled from 7 June to 7 July.
From 7 July onwards.
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202105/26/these-covid-dates-group-20210526125205.html


State weather agency is forecasting rainfall in Malaga province on Thursday: Experts says it could be ‘muddy’.
The state meteorological agency, Aemet, is predicting rainfall from around noon and the probability ranges between 50 and 80 per cent, with the greatest chance in the inland areas such as the Axarquía and Ronda. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202105/26/rain-spain-makes-appearance-20210526114700.html


Malaga Notes:
-Ruta de la Tapa. Enjoy exploring new eateries at the next Torremolinos Ruta de la Tapa starting this Friday May 28 and for €2.50 you can enjoy a tapa and a beer from one of 55 different bars and restaurants until June 6
-Most every child loves dinosaurs and there is a chance to enjoy a selection of animatronic replicas as they return to the FYCMA exhibition centre in Malaga City on Saturday June 5 and Sunday June 6 from 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/26/recent-and-interesting-news-in-brief-from-across-the-costa-del-sol-3/


Commercially viable electricity from nuclear fusion a step closer thanks to British breakthrough: Initial results from the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s MAST Upgrade experiment suggest that the world-first could mean developing fusion energy becomes easier.
Producing electricity using a fusion reactor is still in the experimental stage but experts have said fusion energy – based on the same principle by which stars create heat and light – could be a safe and sustainable part of our energy supply in the future. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/commercially-viable-electricity-from-nuclear-fusion-a-step-closer-thanks-to-british-breakthrough-12317089


Football News- Villarreal beat Manchester United 11-10 on penalties to win Europa League final: Villarreal have won the Europa League on penalties, prevailing in an extraordinary, 22-penalty shootout against Manchester United. David de Gea missed the crucial kick after 21 perfect penalties to hand the Spanish side their first major trophy. The final in Gdansk ended 1-1 after extra time, with Edinson Cavani cancelling out Gerard Moreno’s opener inside 90 minutes. Photo:Michael Sohn/Reuters. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/uefa-champions-league/villarreal-beat-manchester-united-11-10-on-penalties-to-win-europa-league-final/ar-AAKpYyB 


Football News- Zidane quits Real Madrid as French manager walks out for second time: Zinedine Zidane has enjoyed two trophy-laden spells with Real Madrid, but after failing to win any silverware in 2020/21 he has stepped down for the second time. Photo: SIPA. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/breaking-zidane-quits-real-madrid-24193589


Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Wednesday May 26, 2021:
The result of the Bonoloto of Today Wednesday May 26 of 2021 is: 06, 08, 36, 39, 42 and 47, the complementary number being 18 and the refund on 3.
Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-wednesday-may-26-2021/ 


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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
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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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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