DigameXtra No. 1982 Tuesday, June 15th, 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
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Bea’s Postamt: Jam Session & Fire show
Thursday, 2021.06.17. Musicians are welcome.
BLQ 80, Torrox Costa 29793  FB link 


Aston Vinuela Walking Football: The very successful Aston Vinuela Walking Football team is looking to recruit new players for the forthcoming season. We train every Thursday 5-7pm at the Vinuela ground, so if you are over 50yrs and of a reasonable standard come along and join us!
For those who want a less serious kick-around there is an hour of “social” fun walking football from 7-8pm. This is open to everyone, to all ages and abilities, and we are also rebuilding a women’s team as there is a league planned for the near future.
We are a friendly, multi-national club that promotes the enjoyment of football, you will be made very welcome.
For more information please contact Clive on 643513541


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Welcome To La Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo:
If you fancy a staycation this summer we have the perfect place.
Our small award winning Hotel is just 10 minutes from the coast in the historic village of Torrox Pueblo. Our double rooms are just 69 euro per night, and our beautiful terrace is the venue for our restaurant open to the public too.
We are limited on numbers and food is freshly prepared for you so and we do get busy so please book! we have a 3 course set menu at just 17.50 plus A la carte.
We are still only open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the day 1pm – 6pm and in the evening Friday and Saturday. This will change at the beginning of July with our new summer menu.
If you have not tried us what you waiting for? great food, great prices, and an amazing setting.
to book your table call 662039741/952535471
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga 


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Wanted- Electric gate remote control: Does anyone know of a company that will provide a new remote key?
Wes, Torrox, WhatsApp 658164021 Many thanks


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Occasional table with natural waxed top. Measurements 77 x 56 x 64cms Price 70€
-Round bamboo table with 4 matching chairs
Diameter 110 x 76cms Price 60€
-Bamboo Coffee table with glass top 118 x 62 x 40cms Price 30€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Glass and chrome coffee table. Measurements- 110 x 60. 45€. Torrox Costa. Tel David 678948661 


SOLDFor Sale: Splash and Play vinal crystal pool. Thank you paddling pool sold to first phone call we got, money will go to Poppy Appeal. Dorothy, Nerja


Recommendations & Requests


ITVM Car Tax: Can anyone tell me how to pay my car tax on line? I did it last year but the website they have given only seem to supply information and I am unable to find the actual page for payment. Thanks, Helen. Competa
Email: 37vernonATgmailDOTcom


Recommendation: My wife and I have employed a mother and daughter cleaning team for the past three years. They are hard-working, fast, friendly, honest and efficient. They have a car and the daughter speaks English well enough to get by. For the moment, they have only English-speaking customers, either Brits or people of other nationalities who speak English.
One of the couples they clean for has decided to move back home and they are looking for another home to clean. The advantage of the team is that 2 people get the job done twice as fast. Their prices are reasonable and they can also travel from their homes in Competa to a reasonable distance. You’ll get more than your money’s worth!
I have volunteered to serve as an intermediary for them, so please call on 634361756. Paul, Competa


Water purification: We need to renew our water purification system to enable us to use the part regenerated/agricultural supply for domestic purposes. Has anyone any good recommendations? Elspeth, Almayate campo
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News & Articles

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Coronavirus infection rate starts to fall in Andalusia: {Translation} Updated: 14/06/2021, 16:25
-The 1,315 new coronavirus infections recorded this weekend mark the beginning of a fall in the incidence of the pandemic in Andalusia. This is 285 fewer cases than those recorded last week and the best Monday in terms of this statistic since 11 April, bringing the incidence rates down to 184.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days and 81.3 cases per week.
-The drop in the accumulated incidence rate is generalised in all provinces, especially in Seville and Cordoba, with Almeria being the lowest with 66 cases and Huelva the highest with almost 290 cases and the only 7-day rate higher than one hundred cases (127) in the community.
-In terms of cases detected by provinces in the last 48 hours, Malaga overtook Seville as the province with the highest number of cases, with 242 cases in Malaga and 234 in Seville. They are followed by Cádiz with 182, Granada with 176, Huelva with 162, Córdoba with 147, Jaén with 106 and Almería with 66.
-The region has two new deaths from the disease, one in Cordoba and the other in Granada, bringing the number of Andalusians who have died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic to 10,120.
-In terms of hospitalised patients, the number of conventional beds has increased this Monday, with 703 patients admitted, 36 more than on Sunday, although the pressure of care in the ICU has decreased, with 9 fewer patients than the previous day, a total of 141 critically ill patients. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-covid-andalucia-comienza-bajar-curva-contagios-coronavirus-andalucia-202106141311_noticia.html 


Andalusia calls for Covid vaccination for those over 36 this week: {Translation, first 5 paragraphs only} Updated: 14/06/2021, 16:42
-Vaccination is progressing at cruising speed in Andalusia. This week the immunisation ages will be lowered one step further and those born between 1981 and 1985, i.e. those aged between 36 and 40, will be able to make an appointment. This has been confirmed by the Regional Ministry of Health and Families to ABC, who stress that from this Tuesday appointments for this population will be open.
-Thus, the first to be able to make an appointment are those born in 1981 and 1982, who this year will be 39 and 40 years old. They will be able to do so on Tuesday 15 June.
-Two days later it is the turn of those who are 37 and 38 years old this year, i.e. those born in 1983 and 1984. They will be able to make an appointment to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on Thursday 17 June.
-Finally, according to the Health Department, those born in 1985, i.e. those who turn 36 this year, will be able to make an appointment from Friday 18 June.
-Appointments can be made, according to the Regional Ministry of Health, through Salud Responde, by calling 955545060, on ClickSalud+ and on the Salud mobile application. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-covid-andalucia-andalucia-llama-vacunarse-contra-covid-mayores-36-anos-esta-semana-202106140956_noticia.html


The weekend leaves 30 new Covid cases in Axarquia with 37 cases cured: {Translation} Updated: 14June21, 2pm
-The Axarquia region once again reports more people cured than infected by the coronavirus. This is confirmed by the data provided this Monday by the Consejería de Salud de la Junta de Andalucía. With these data, since last Friday the Axarquia region has registered 30 new cases of coronavirus with 37 people who have managed to overcome the disease and no deaths.
-In addition, the municipality of Iznate once again has no active cases of Covid-19, as the only person suffering from the disease in the town recovered over the weekend. On the other hand, Almáchar, which had been several weeks without active cases, has reported a new case over the weekend.
-New infections have been reported in the municipalities of Nerja (9). Vélez-Málaga (8). Rincón de la Victoria (6). Alcaucín (1). Almáchar (1). Frigiliana (1). Moclinejo (1). Periana (1). Torrox (1) and La Viñuela (1). The people recovered since last Friday are in Rincón de la Victoria (16). Véle-Málaga (10). Nerja (6). Frigiliana (2). Colmenar (1). Iznate (1) and Torrox (1).
-With these data, Axarquia has active cases in all its municipalities with the exception of Árchez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Comares, Cútar, Iznate, Macharaviaya, Sedella and Totalán. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/fin-semana-deja-axarquia-30-nuevos-casos-covid-19-37-nuevos-curados/20210614131455041334.html


PM announces four-week delay to Covid lockdown easing in England: Boris Johnson has halted the final easing of lockdown restrictions in England and ordered a four-week delay to speed up the vaccination programme, but signalled afterwards he would not tolerate any further suspension.
The prime minister said 19 July was a “terminus date” and that all restrictions on social contact could be lifted, barring the emergence of a gamechanging new variant.
Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/14/pm-announces-four-week-delay-to-covid-lockdown-easing-in-england


Digital Covid Certificate- Over-65s will receive a physical copy delivered to their homes:
-Digital Covid Certificates are designed to help make travel around the EU easier, however, they are not a requirement for travel. The document contains a QR code specific to you that airport staff can easily scan and check that you meet the travel safety requirements. It will include information like if you’ve been vaccinated or not, if you’ve had and now recovered from Covid-19 or if you have a recent negative Covid test.
-They are not the same as vaccination certificates issued by Spain’s regions, which are mainly for informational purposes.
-Overall, they are designed to save you time and effort while travelling in EU/Schengen Zone countries. From the EU’s perspective, it’s a way of avoiding quarantine and other restrictions for travellers in its member states.
According to the Andalusian regional premier Juan Manuel Moreno, the over-65s will receive a physical copy delivered to their homes, because they “are not accustomed to the digital methods”. The rest of the fully vaccinated population will be able to request it via the Andalusian health service website or app.
-The certificate is available, regardless of the type of healthcare you have – public or private via the online portal ClicSalud+ and the app Salud Andalusia. In order to download it, you’ll have to identify on the portal or app with your TIE number/NIE number, Cl@ve or digital certificate. The certificate is available in the ‘Salud‘ section, under “COVID-19 Certificates” online and via the home screen on the app.
-Once in this section, you will able to access the corresponding certificate, as well as that of their social security beneficiaries under 16 years of age.
Full article, behind paywall, but I have included all the info for Andalucia above: https://www.thelocal.es/20210609/how-to-get-a-covid-digital-certificate-for-travel-in-spains-different-regions/
(Thanks to Susana in El Morche for the tip! -Ed)


Another 2 states in US lift all Covid restrictions: Gov. Phil Scott on Monday lifted all remaining state COVID-19 restrictions after Vermont reached the milestone of 80% of eligible residents getting at least one dose of the vaccine.
Kentucky ended their Covid restrictions June 11th. Masks, however, are still required in some counties on public transportation and at schools, long-term care facilities, and other locations that serve the “most vulnerable,” according to Gov. Beshear. Sources: https://apnews.com/article/vt-state-wire-vermont-coronavirus-pandemic-health-8965eac0c348c136c976dbc594dc1763


Wild goats ‘strolling’ through the city of Malaga: {Translation} A group of wild goats have surprised the residents of the eastern area of Malaga city this weekend. The presence of the animals has alarmed those who have come across them climbing the slopes around Monte Miramar or even ‘strolling’ in the street.
-Several videos and photographs have been circulating on social networks since this morning in which several goats can be seen in the urban environment of the city, to the astonishment of passers-by who could not believe what they were seeing. Apparently, the animals have been sighted in Avenida Pintor Sorolla or in Calle Marcos Obregón.
-It would not be the first time that wild goats have approached urban environments in the province of Malaga. Last month several pairs caused quite a stir in the municipality of Frigiliana, where they were seen jumping over the roofs of houses. On the same days they were sighted in Comares.
-In April last year, a group of mountain goats were seen in the streets of Archidona. On that occasion, after entering the town centre to the surprise of passers-by, the animals showed their dexterity by jumping over the fences in their path without any problem. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Cabras-monteses-paseo-Malaga-capital_0_1582942680.html
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Malaga Chess Tournament begins: The 27th Malaga Provincial Chess Tour 2021 kicks off on Saturday, 12th June, at 5pm in Almáchar’s Mara Zambrano Park. It will conclude on 13 November in the Municipal Marquee of San Pedro de Alcántara after touring 18 communities in Malaga (Marbella).
Additionally, tournaments will take place in Lora (3 July), Antequera (10 July), Monda (31 July), Teba (1 August), Con (14 August), Ojén (28 August), Nerja (29 August), Casabermeja (4 September), Mijas (5 September), Mollina (11 September), Frigiliana (12 September), Istán (18 September), Algarrobo (19 September), Campillos (2 October), and Rincón de la Victoria (3 October) (3 October). Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/14/the-27th-malaga/


Eurocup 2021 results Monday, June 14th: Source=ESPN.com


Tennis News- Halle Open:
Roger Federer began his preparations for Wimbledon with narrow win over qualifier Ilya Ivashka in the first round of the Halle Open on Monday in what was the Swiss’ first grass court match in two years.
Federer, who turns 40 in August, faced a game challenge from world No 90 Ivashka, with the only break of serve coming in the last game of the match of his 7-6, 7-5 victory. Federer, the fifth seed in Halle, will meet Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime or Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in the second round.
Andy Murray begins his Queen’s Club Championships campaign on Tuesday – and the Scot has downplayed his chances of returning to the top. The 34 year-old faces Benoit Paire at the Wimbledon warm-up event, which he has won five times. It will be his first singles match on grass for three years. Full article: https://www.thenationalnews.com/sport/tennis/roger-federer-makes-winning-return-to-grass-with-first-round-victory-at-halle-open-1.1241249 


Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Wasabi, a fuzzy Pekingese with a black and brown face and soulful eyes, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday in Tarrytown, New York. A whippet named Bourbon came in second, winning the Reserve prize at the 145-year-old competition. Attison won of Best in Breed for Komondorok dogs. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/after-leaving-new-york-city-heading-outdoors-westminster-dog-show-nears-climax-2021-06-13/ 


Bonoloto leaves more than €166,000 to one winner in Torrox Costa: Saturday’s Bonoloto draw resulted in a prize of more than €166,000 being awarded to Torrox Costa, who is the lucky recipient of the reward. In particular, this ticket is valued at €166,771.49 and has been purchased.
According to information from Loteras y Apuestas del Estado, the winning ticket was worth €166,771.49 and was verified in the Despacho Receptor no 50,510, which is located in Avda del Faro, 3. The winning combination for the Bonoloto draw on June 12, 2021 was made by the numbers 5, 19, 21, 8, 33, and 2 in the order they appeared in the drawing.The complimentary number was 7 and the draw was 8. Full article:


Endangered corpse flower blooms in Warsaw, drawing crowds: The extraordinary flower, which emits a dead-body odor to attract pollinating insects that feed on flesh, bloomed Sunday. It was already withering early Monday. Those wishing to avoid the smell and crowds could watch it on live video from the Warsaw University Botanical Gardens. Known also as the Amorphophallus titanum, the flowering plant has the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world, which can be up to 3 meters (10 feet) high. It’s blooming is rare and unpredictable. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/europe-warsaw-science-corpse-flowers-flowers-95d51a90a0ac2bbc05b309b5b4fd022e 


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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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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
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