DigameXtra No. 1984 Thursday, June 17th, 2021

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Jam Session: Thursday 17 June 6:30 start.
Cafe Pub La Bamba
This Thursday I’ll have the pleasure to be singing as a special guest along with my sistah Manuela Nelom and some great musicians!! Come on over and enjoy a fabolous afternoon jamming with some of the best musicians around! Everyone is welcome! From 6:30 till 11PM. See you there!!
Cortijos Romero 29713 Viñuela  FB link 


Things to do:
-Magellan exhibition: To mark the 500th Anniversary of the death of Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan a new exhibition charting his life and discoveries will run from June 18 until July 15 at the Casa Fuerte Bezmiliana Exhibition Hall in Rincon de la Victoria with free admission.
-Competa Council has declared the week commencing June 18 as its Culture Week with a number of different events including a Tapa Route, market, soap making display, charity walk for local two-year-old suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, a chess tournament and Gatsby Party. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/15/recent-and-interesting-news-in-brief-from-across-axarquia-2/


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Sewing box been stripped back to natural & waxed with a hint of color ideal for multi uses. Measurements 66 x 38.5 x 42cms Price 75€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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House Clearance Sale: Come and browse for a bargain. Everything cheap, everything must go:
Household goods, tools, rugs, runners, curtains, net curtains, dresser unit, bedside tables, kitchen table, bathroom cabinet, ornaments, paintings, jewellery, mobile phones, headphones, bedding, vacuum cleaners, television, golf cart, clubs, crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots and pans, gas bottles, gas heater, cooling fans, chairs, commode wheelchair, walking frames, adult pads, pressure mattress, walking sticks, electrical goods, books, CDs, clothes and much more.
10am-4pm Saturday 19th June.
40, Camino de Velez, El Morche, Torrox-Costa 29793.
Parking available opposite by the bins.
Masks worn please and we have hand sanitizer for use.
Linda and Stuart 648119401


For Sale: 4 Wheel Walker, €25, brakes, basket, padded seat. Canillas de Aceituno. Jan 633661957. Email: mareljb@live.nl 


For Sale: Dirt Devil bagless vacuum cleaner. As new condition with 3 piece tool set. 35 Euros. Located in Maro. Contact George / Beth on 658642525. 


Recommendations & Requests


Lost email: Please would Sam Sloan get back in touch with the Phoenix Club as his email address has been mislaid. Many thanks, Gail Mooney, Torre del Mar


Recommendation for Yfke’s Bar: After seeing it mentioned in Mondays edition of Digamextra we decided to visit Yfkes’ Bar, Torrox Costa. Accessed from the promenade it is tucked away third business along the alleyway at the side of the Chinese clothes shop at Costa Del Oro (shortly before the hotel). We were made very welcome by the Dutch hosts and prices were very good. We didn’t eat but the menu had interesting choices you won’t see in many bars such as Dutch Herring. The owners deserve to be successful and we will be back soon – when we will definitely try that herring! Brenda, Torrox, brendaleetorrox AT gmail d0T com


A Big Thank You: to the yogis who made it possible to collect 90€ for the “refugio de Leo”!
Let’s see if we can top that at the next charity yoga.
Thank you Naythan, for your commitment and the great service! Namaste. Anne – Yoga Montealegre / Torrox


News & Articles

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COVID Spain- Health reports 3,832 new positives and 36 deaths in the last 24 hours: {Translation} Updated: 16 jun 2021 7pm.
-For the first time in ten months, the cumulative incidence has fallen below 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days and stands at 98.7, according to the Ministry of Health, which has reported 3,832 new infections in the last 24 hours and 36 more deaths.
-It was on 12 August, at the height of the second wave of covid, that transmission of the coronavirus last fell below 100 cases (96.8). The cumulative incidence peaked at the end of January (almost 900) at the peak of the third wave.
-According to Health, this Wednesday there is a slight decrease of half a point in the occupancy of the ICUs by covid patients to 9 %, while the hospital pressure is down one tenth and stands at 2.5 %.
-Madrid is the leader in terms of ICU occupancy, although the pressure in intensive care units has dropped from 20 % to 19.5 %.
-Since the beginning of the pandemic, 80,165 deaths have been reported, 73 of them in the last week, and 3,749,031 infections.
-Five territories have entered the new normal: Murcia (46.5), the Balearic Islands (41.3), Galicia (40.3), the Valencian Community (39.5) and Ceuta (38).
-In contrast, Andalusia (179.7) and La Rioja (171.6) are the communities at high risk of covid transmission (between 150 and 250 cases), while in the rest of the territories the risk is medium.
-The communities of Madrid (96.9) and Catalonia (98.7) have managed to fall below 100 cases in the last 24 hours.
-Of the 73 deaths in the last seven days, 22 have been reported in Andalusia, 12 in Madrid, 8 in the Basque Country and another 8 in Castile and Leon.
-There are now eight, one more than yesterday with the incorporation of La Rioja, the territories that have not reported any deaths from covid in the last seven days. The rest are Asturias, Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Ceuta, Extremadura, Melilla and Navarra.
-Asturias remains the region with the highest case fatality rate in the pandemic (3.7%), followed by Castilla-La Mancha (3.1%), Castilla y León (3%) and Aragón (2.8%).
-On Wednesday, there is no region with an occupancy rate of more than 20 % in the ICUs, as Madrid has lowered its pressure to 19.5 %.
-Also above 10 % are Aragón (12.1 %), Castilla-La Mancha (11.5 %), Castilla y León (14.3 %), Cataluña (13 %), País Vasco (13.2 %) and La Rioja (11.3 %).
-In the last 24 hours, 337 covid admissions to Spanish hospitals and 441 discharges have been recorded.
At the moment, 3,089 covid patients are hospitalised on the ward and 853 in the ICUs.
-Between 6 and 12 June, the communities carried out 631,756 diagnostic tests, of which 409,093 were pcr and 222,663 antigen tests. Source, Spanish: https://www.cope.es/actualidad/espana/noticias/incidencia-espana-situa-por-debajo-los-100-casos-tras-notificar-sanidad-3832-positivos-20210616_1346973


COVID Andalucia- The number of hospital inpatients rises again for the third day to 718: {Translation, 1st three paragraphs only} Updated: 16/06/2021, 12:57
-Andalusia has registered this Wednesday 16 June a rise in the number of people hospitalised with coronavirus to 718, seven more in one day, 49 less in a week and the first Wednesday increase in six weeks, while those admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) remain at 156, unchanged in the last 24 hours and eight less than on Wednesday last week.
-The number of hospitalised patients has risen by seven after eight on Tuesday, 36 on Monday, 29 on Sunday, 35 on Saturday, 14 on Friday, 22 on Thursday and 24 on Wednesday. Specifically, seven days ago there were 767 inpatients. Mondays and Tuesdays are usually days when the number of inpatients rises, but Wednesdays tend to fall. The last time they went up on a Wednesday was 28 April.
-Meanwhile, ICU patients remain unchanged in the last 24 hours after rising by 15 on Tuesday, falling by nine on Monday, one on Sunday, five on Saturday and eight on Friday, and after three days with no change. Seven days ago the number of intensive care patients was 156.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/978987/la-cifra-de-hospitalizados-vuelve-a-subir-por-tercer-dia-y-alcanza-los-718/


Indian Covid variant forces the Junta to revise its AstraZeneca second dose policy: The Junta de Andalucía has decided to advance giving the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from twelve weeks after the first jab to ten weeks. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202106/16/indian-covid-variant-forces-20210616181914.html


Regeneron’s antibody therapy cuts deaths among some hospitalised COVID-19 patients: A COVID-19 antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Roche reduced deaths in hospitalised patients whose own immune systems had failed to produce a response, a large British study found on Wednesday.
The RECOVERY trial also showed the steroid dexamethasone and Roche’s arthritis drug Actemra (tocilizumab) cut deaths in hospitalised patients. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/regeneron-covid-19-therapy-cuts-deaths-among-hospitalised-patients-who-lack-2021-06-16/


Spanish PM announces that face masks will ‘soon’ not be mandatory outdoors: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday expressed his confidence that “we will soon drop the use of face masks” while outside now that the country’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign has reached “cruising speed”.
Many health experts have been calling for an end to mask-wearing outdoors for some time now, given that there is no evidence that their use when there are no crowds is effective. In order for their compulsory use to be eliminated, the government will have to approve a royal decree in the Congress of Deputies. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spain/2021-06-16/spanish-pm-announces-that-face-masks-will-soon-not-be-mandatory-outdoors.html


DGT Brings In New Beacons From July 1 To Replace Emergency Triangles: The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has been reminding drivers for months to change the emergency triangles for the V-16 light beacons, and now, on July 1, the beacons will finally become authorised as fully legal to use on the road.
As the DGT brings in these beacons, it has assured that no fines will be issued for failing to comply with using them, not until 2026, but they do recommend drivers to purchase the beacon – which costs between €20 and €30 each – as they are more convenient to use and to transport, than the triangles, and of course, if you have no beacon then you must use the triangles. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/16/dgt-brings-in-new-beacons-from-july-1-to-replace-emergency-triangles/ 


Brussels approves the recovery plan, which will allow the immediate arrival of more than 9,000 million: The European Commission has announced that it has given its approval of the recovery plan for the Spanish economy, also coinciding with the official visit to Madrid of the president of the community executive Ursula von der Leyen.
The fact that the plan presented by Spain was one of the first to be approved reveals the extent to which the Commission is concerned about the fragility of the Spanish economy, the fourth most important in the euro zone and capable of having systemic negative effects over the rest of the countries. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/brussels-approves-the-recovery-plan-which-will-allow-the-immediate-arrival-of-more-than-9000-million/


Malaga cancels its first district fairs- Campanillas, Teatinos, El Palo, plus info on other fairs: {Translation} Updated: 16 June, 2021 – 18:42
-Malaga begins to suspend its first district fairs. While waiting to see what finally happens with the Feria de Agosto, whose celebration is still hanging by a thread, the Town Hall considers the festivities planned for the first week of July in Campanillas to be cancelled.
-This has been confirmed to this newspaper by municipal sources, who have specified that the decision has been taken “unanimously” in the framework of a meeting held this Tuesday in which the groups of the district participated. What is going to be organised is a kind of event in homage to the Virgen del Carmen.
-Unless there is a major surprise and a sudden change in the evolution of the pandemic in recent weeks in the capital of the Costa del Sol, with a continued rise in the incidence rate, what has happened in Campanillas is going to spread to many other districts.
-In fact, other municipal sources have also confirmed that there will also be no fair in Teatinos, also scheduled for the middle of next month. Before these two events, the pandemic also hit the celebrations in Churriana last May.
-The situation is the same in the case of the traditional celebrations in the eastern part of the town, set around the feast of the Virgen del Carmen. In this case, as confirmed by the district councillor, Carlos Conde, there will be no fairs either. On the other hand, work has been underway for weeks on the organisation of around a hundred small-scale activities, to be held throughout July, and designed for a variety of audiences.
-In the case of the western part of the city, in Carretera de Cádiz, the seafaring festivities are also being reformulated. As explained by the district councillor, Luis Verde, they are thinking of a different format as a consequence of Covid, so that the space in the Huelin park will be extended, allowing a greater separation between the attendees. In addition to this, there will be actions throughout the week. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-cancela-ferias-distrito-Campanillas-Teatinos_0_1583843558.html


Police smash theft gang and warn of ‘ghost’ technique of breaking into properties: After several months of investigations, officers from the specialist robbery unit of the National Police have made arrests and broken up a gang of thieves that was breaking into properties without leaving any trace of how they had gained access.
The break-in technique used by this group consists of inserting a key made from  malleable aluminium sheets into the lock, which when slightly turned from side to side copied the notches and marks of the original key. From this they made a master key that allowed them to open the door without leaving any trace that the lock had been forced, because, in reality, it hadn’t. Photo:SUR. Full article:



Motril will celebrate the night of San Juan with the beaches open, but no bonfires: {Translation, summary}
-This year 2021 the beaches will be open again, “but under no circumstances can any activity be carried out that incites people to socialise in an uninhibited manner and endangers people’s safety, due to Covid, at the start of the high season”, explained the Mayor, Luisa María García Chamorro.
-Chamorro insisted that, from a predetermined time, no sunshades, awnings or any other type of structure may be set up. Nor may barbecues be set up on the night of San Juan and, much less, any kind of bonfire.
-In relation to this, the Deputy Mayor for Safety, María Ángeles Escámez, warned of the risk of the relaxation of distancing measures that occurs as a result of alcohol consumption, especially among young people, “so actions that incite this are not going to be allowed”, she said.
Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/motril-noche-de-san-juan-playas-abiertas-pero-sin-hogueras/


The first case of Nile virus detected this year in Spain, admitted to an ICU in Seville: A person from Seville is admitted this Wednesday in a ICU hospital affected by meningoencephalitis due to the West Nile virus, the first detected case this year of an outbreak that in 2020 it caused 77 cases of serious illness and seven deaths in Andalusia. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-first-case-of-nile-virus-detected-this-year-in-spain-admitted-to-an-icu-in-seville/


France lifts requirement to wear a face mask outdoors in public and stops nighttime curfew early: France has lifted the requirement to wear a face mask outdoors in public and will stop its nighttime curfews earlier than planned.
The changes were announced by Prime Minister Jean Castex on Wednesday.
The face mask rule will be lifted on Thursday, while the nighttime curfew will end on Sunday, ten days earlier than planned. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2021/06/16/france-lifts-requirement-to-wear-a-face-mask-outdoors-in-public-and-stops-nighttime-curfew


UEFA EURO 2020: Runs from 11 June to 11 July 2021, with 11 host cities staging the 51 fixtures. Here are the results from Wednesday. Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/fixtures?league=uefa.euro 



Tennis News- Halle Open- Roger Federer eliminated in second round by Felix Auger Aliassime: Federer, who will bid to win a ninth title at Wimbledon which starts 28 June, suffered a shock 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 defeat to 20-year-old Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime, who is almost half Federer’s age. Photo: peRFect Tennis. Full article: https://www.firstpost.com/sports/halle-open-roger-federer-eliminated-in-second-round-by-felix-auger-aliassime-9724041.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
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Nerja 952 524 519
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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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