DigameXtra No. 1981 Monday, June 14th, 2021

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Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics are both your local
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Phoenix Club:
Our social club is fully open once again so do pop in with plenty of room on the terrace if you wish to sit outside.
25th- Trip to Plaza Mayor/IKEA depart Algarrobo Lidl at 10am. Price: €12.50pp includes drivers tip
9th- Trip to Gib. Last pick up 08.30 Algarrobo Lidl and the price is €15pp and includes €1 gratuity for the driver. Proof of jab unnecessary (but great if you have been) but passports are essential as both Gibraltar and Spain are welcoming tourists. If you have residencia green card or the TIE card, it is advisable to bring it with you.
5th- Trip to Gib. Last pick up 08.30 Algarrobo Lidl and the price is €15pp and includes €1 gratuity for the driver. Proof of jab unnecessary (but great if you have been) but passports are essential as both Gibraltar and Spain are welcoming tourists. If you have residencia green card or the TIE card, it is advisable to bring it with you.
6th- Flamenco in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace. Tickets €35 includes Show, Coach fare and drivers tip. Depart 17.00 and returning from Granada at 12 midnight. Payment on booking required as show tickets have to be paid for up front.
We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis.
We are selling off all our books 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. All proceeds from the sale of our cards are donated to the Red Cross.
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 still mandatory to wear a mask.
The Phoenix Social club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 


Yfke’s Bar- New bar/cafe in Torrox Costa, full menu including some tasty vegetarian choices & Dutch treats:
Location- Mid-block on the west side of BLQ 8, Urb. Costa de Oro, Torrox Costa. From the beach paseo, turn in by the China shop, walk up past the sports bar on your right side to the next terrace full of tables & chairs. Yfke will be waiting to greet you. Be sure to tell her you saw this post in DigameXtra! MAP
Opening hours-
Monday & Saturday: 10:00 – 24:00
Tuesday – Friday: 17:00 – 24:00
Closed Sundays.  FB link 


The Box Drum Band: Saturday 19th June at 7pm.
Bar Atila – Puente don Manuel, C/ Buena Vista 9.
Please reserve tables: 630 393 290  FB link 


Fundraiser- Full day of music, auctions and Prizes
Angeles Malaguenos de la Noche
Saturday 19 June, from noon.
Hosted by Wayne Ward. 12 acts: Steve Owen, Laura Killeney, Mario Ross, Naythan Dean, Mama Kath & the Souls Sisters, Switch, Jos, Joanna Wells, Gary Poole, Henny, Ben Murphy + more!
El Mojito Carehuela, Torremolinos FB link 


New Cafe in Torrox Costa: Jem’s Cafe & Bar is now open, in the space previously occupied by Mum’s Cafe, on the east side of BLQ 75, next door to Pepe Rico II near the lookout point on Av. El Faro. Opening hours are currently 9am-6pm, Tuesday thru Sunday, closed Mondays. -Ed.


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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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Splash and Play vinal crystal pool size 168 cm by 56 cm still boxed 30€. Money to go to British Legion Poppy Fund. David, Nerja. Tel. 643 212 944 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Savic dog crate, fully collapsible, opens top and side, used but in excellent condition, complete with tray. 50x60x75 cm (wlh) 20€.
-Catalytic Gas heater. Campingaz A20 used but in good working order. 25€ For description see https://estufacatalitica.com/campingaz/campingaz-a20
Contact Eline on 627 871 532 (Whatsapp too). Torrox Campo close to Torrox. 


For Sale: Table and chairs, chairs are foldable, seats 4 persons comfortable, €150 comes with the table cloth, buyer needs to collect in Nerja. Karen.


News & Articles

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Andalusia sum 1.405 cases of Covid and four deaths: {Translation, summary}
-Andalusia has registered a total of 1,405 cases of coronavirus this Saturday 12 June, slightly lower than the 1,441 positive cases the day before but higher than the 1,325 cases registered seven days ago, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families, which has counted four deaths, lower than the seven deaths on Friday and the six deaths on Saturday.
-On the other hand, the cumulative incidence rate of the community has fallen slightly for the second consecutive day. Specifically, it stands at 187.74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 0.4 points less in one day, but 4.8 points higher than the rate of seven days ago and 17.6 points higher than the rate of two Saturdays ago.
-The 1,405 cases on Saturday follow 1,441 on Friday, 1,527 on Thursday, 1,261 on Wednesday, 1,161 on Tuesday, 1,600 on Monday and Sunday, and 1,325 on Saturday.
-By provinces, Seville is once again the one with the most positives with 446, followed by Malaga with 253, Cadiz with 169, Granada with 153, Cordoba with 151, Huelva with 114, Jaen with 73 and Almeria with 46.
-With regard to the four deaths, the province of Cadiz has recorded two deaths, while Seville and Malaga have recorded one death each. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


Andalusia registers 276 municipalities without Covid cases in the last 14 days: {Translation, 1st 2 paragraphs} Updated: 13/06/2021, 10:19
-Andalusia registers this Sunday 13 June, five weeks without a state of alert in force, a total of 276 municipalities that have not recorded confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus during the last 14 days.
-According to the latest update of Covid incidence data by municipalities in Andalusia from the Regional Ministry of Health, consulted by Europa Press, Granada is the Andalusian province with the most localities without confirmed Covid cases in the last two weeks, with 81, followed by Almeria, with 68; Malaga with 34; Huelva with 29; Jaen and Cordoba with 23; Seville with 13 and Cadiz with five municipalities. See source for full lists of towns in each province. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/978168/andalucia-registra-276-municipios-sin-casos-de-covid-en-los-ultimos-14-dias-estos-son/


The Transfusion Centre of Málaga only has the stock of blood for a day: {Translation} The Malaga Transfusion Centre is calling for urgent donations of blood from all blood groups. The acting director of the health institution, Gracia María García, reported this Sunday that the reserves are at a “low minimum”, with stocks for one day.
-She has therefore made an urgent appeal for citizens to donate blood in order to guarantee care for all patients who may need it. In Malaga, 250 donations are needed every day in order to maintain sufficient stock to cover all the demand in the hospitals.
-This is why García asked the public to donate at the Blood Transfusion Centre, located in the Civil Hospital, on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th, from 9.00 to 21.00 hours.
-On Tuesday 15th you can also donate at the mobile unit, which will be in Mijas Costa, next to Hipercor, from 10am to 2pm and from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. To attend this collection it will be necessary to make an appointment (Monday and Tuesday, from 9am to 2pm) by calling: 951034120/21.
-To be a donor you only need to be over 18 and under 65, weigh over 50 kilos and be in good health.
-For more information call: 951034100 and 95103410.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Centro-Transfusion-Malaga-donaciones-sangre_0_1582942010.html


Eurocup 2021 News- Finland vs Denmark game delay when player suffers heart attack + game results:
-Denmark’s Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest when he collapsed during his side’s Euro 2020 opening match against Finland, his team’s doctor confirmed on Sunday, but the reason remained unclear.
“He was gone; we did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest. We got him back after one defib (defibrillation),” Morten Boesen told a news conference, adding that Eriksen remained in hospital for further tests after his collapse on Saturday. His condition is now stable.
The Group B game was halted and eventually restarted an hour and 45 minutes later. Finland went on to win 1-0.
-Saturday: Wales 1 Sui 1; Den 0 Fin 1; Bel 3 Rus 0
-Sunday: England 1 Croatia 0; Austria 3 North Macedonia 1
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/denmarks-eriksen-still-hospital-condition-is-stable-2021-06-13/


Tennis News- Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart: Marin Cilic claimed the 19th ATP Tour title of his career and his first since Queen’s 2018 with a 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 win over Felix Auger Aliassime after 1 hour and 50 minutes in the final of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. Cilic won 100% of his first-serve points in three of his five matches and did not drop a set this week. Full article: https://www.ubitennis.net/2021/06/marin-cilic-wins-his-first-title-since-queens-2018/ 


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Google Chrome Browser Conning It’s Users? Mozilla Says Google’s New Ad Tech “FLoC” Doesn’t Protect User Privacy: Google’s upcoming plans to replace third-party cookies with a less invasive ad targeted mechanism have a number of issues that could defeat its privacy objectives and allow for significant linkability of user behavior, possibly even identifying individual users.
-Despite its promise to offer a greater degree of anonymity, Google’s proposals for Chrome have been met with stiff resistance from regulators, privacy advocates, publishers, and every major browser that uses the open-source Chromium project, including Brave, Vivaldi, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. “The worst aspect of FLoC is that it materially harms user privacy, under the guise of being privacy-friendly,” Brave said in April.
-The “privacy-safe ad targeting” method has also come under the scanner from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which called FLoC a “terrible idea…that can lower the barrier to companies gathering information about users” the EFF said.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/06/mozilla-says-googles-new-ad.html


Android Users- Update Your Android System & All Apps Now: Multiple critical security flaws have been disclosed in Samsung’s pre-installed Android apps, which, if successfully exploited, could allow adversaries access to personal data without users’ consent and take control of the devices.
These bugs allow an attacker to access and edit the victim’s contacts, calls, SMS/MMS, install arbitrary apps with device administrator rights, or read and write arbitrary files on behalf of a system user which could change the device’s settings, says Sergey Toshin, founder of mobile security startup Oversecured. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/06/hackers-can-exploit-samsung-pre.html


Three reasons you shouldn’t install the iOS 15 beta on your iPhone yet: A beta is called that because it’s not finished and there are bound to be issues. For example, the second beta of iOS 14.7 includes an issue that causes some iPhones to not recognize the SIM card inside the phone. Without a SIM card, your phone may as well be an iPod Touch.
Bugs and issues just like that will surely crop up in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. And even if they don’t completely stop you from using your iPhone or iPad, the bugs will still be annoying and could mean the difference between getting work done and reliably sending messages, or having a new paperweight. Full article: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/3-reasons-you-shouldnt-install-the-ios-15-beta-on-your-phone/


Israel’s Knesset convenes to vote on new government that will end Netanyahu’s rule: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year hold on power was set to end on Sunday when parliament votes on a new government, ushering in an administration that has pledged to heal a nation bitterly divided over his departure.
Naftali Bennett, a hawkish hi-tech millionaire, was poised to replace him as head of a new government of unlikely allies that include left-wing, centrist and Arab legislators, which he cobbled together with opposition leader Yair Lapid. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israels-knesset-vote-new-government-end-netanyahus-record-reign-2021-06-13/


Running Appliances At Night To Save On Power Bill Can Be Risky: Most towns in Spain already have penalties set out in their by-laws for excessive noise overnight. In many places this even includes the use of electrical appliances like tumble dryers or washing machines.
These electrical appliances can exceed the limits which have been put in place to ensure that residents are able to rest peacefully at night.
In Malaga there are noise restrictions in place which prohibit: “any activity that disturbs the rest of others inside the home during the night, such as parties, games, dragging furniture and belongings, use of noisy electrical appliances, etc” as reported Malaga Hoy.
“I don’t rule out the possibility that there may be some isolated cases, but I don’t think it will be generalised, we’ll have to see what happens in the coming months”, explains Gemma del Corral, councillor for environmental sustainability. Despite this, she is clear in questioning the new electricity tariffs, pointing out that “they obviously do not incentivise or protect the right to rest, quite the opposite”.
(Note: Some sources are suggesting you should not run large appliances at night while you sleep, as these devices occasionally malfunction and can cause fires. If this happens when you are sleeping you will not be able to react as quickly as if you were awake. -Ed.)
English summary article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/13/beware-of-putting-the-washing-machine-on-at-dawn-in-malaga/
Full Source article, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tarifas-luz-Malaga-lavadora-madrugada_0_1582342706.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/
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