DigameXtra No. 1990 Thursday, June 24th, 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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Soundshine Trio: Live Sunday 27 June, 5pm.
Horno Beach Club, Playa de la Carihuela 46 Torremolinos 29620. Res 951 909 127 / 628 451 279 FB link 


Torrox Park Monthly Market: Last Sunday of the month.
June 27th at Sunset Lounge Bar & Restaurant – Torrox
12-2pm.  FB link 


Tina Turner tribute show: Sat., 26 June, show at 10pm.
Brand new show on the coast! Not to be missed high quality performers reserve now 611 383 423.
Bonanza Bar, Av Bonanza 1, Benalmadena 


BioBeach Upcoming Events: BioBeach on El Morche’s Paseo Maritimo, behind the church, invites you to participate in two special events in July:
-On Wed. July 7th starting at 11am a presentation on Argentina, touching on its culture, history, topography, cuisine and art/music. We’ll also include a fun True/F session! At 13hrs, a menu del dia will conclude the day’s festivities. Reservations by June 30th. Menu below:
Starters: Baked Empanadas meat (as well as corn, onion, bechamel sauce, green onion and organic eggs).
Main: Special Argentina Beef loin with green sauce and vegetables.
Dessert: Ice Cream of dulce de leche; or mousse of dulce de leche.
The menú del dia will include a drink- soft drink, water, a glass of wine or beer, or Cava: cost pp: 25€.
-On Wed. July 14th starting at 11am we’ll celebrate Bastille Day and the fall of the fierce Paris Prison in 1789. We’ll mention The Marquis de La Fayette and his contemporary, from Macharaviaya, the Spanish General Galvez (who had nothing to do with the French uprising!). We’ll also present a True/F list of French social practices! At 13hrs, a menu del dia will conclude the program. Reservations by July 4th. Menu below:
Hors-d’Oeuvres: French Cheese and olives Tray
Soupe Vichyssoise (cold potato+leek +cream soup)
Salade Niçoise: Potato/black olives on bed of lettuce and tomatoes+ anchovies’ vinaigrette (Google it)
Dessert: Baba au Rhum (Yummy yeast rum cake) Google it!
The menú del dia will include a drink- soft drink, water, a glass of wine or beer, or Cava: cost pp: 20€.
NOTE: The presentations starting at 11am aren’t mandatory to enjoy the lunches, but RESERVATIONS are needed for the Menus del Dia- By June 30th for the July 7th Argentinian lunch and by July 4th for the French one on Wed. July 14th. For reservations and/or more info contact norma2kk@aol.com. No programs in August! This fall we are planning the study of Bolivia and Brazil, both with special Menu del Dia; a morning with the History of Torrox; a session on Police Dog Training and David Baird’s celebrated book Between Two Fires he will discuss on Wed. Nov. 3 at 11am. Watch this space for more!


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Blanket box natural & wax with a hint of blue
Measurements 83 x 45 x 42cms. Price 60€
-Occasional table waxed natural top with chalk paint base Measurements 77 x 56 x 64cms. Price 70€
-Wooden tv unit Measurements 84 x 41 x 82cms.
Price 30€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Claud Butler 1.3 Trailridge Mountain Bike in as new condition, perfect for urban, country and mountain cycling. Only used twice. 26″ Wheel, 20″ Alloy frame, Shimano 24 speed gears. 220e o.n.o.
-Ladies beautiful bronze colour Traditional Viking Belgravia Bike in as new condition., complete with wicker basket and back carrier. 26″ Wheel, Shimano 6 speed gears. 110e o.n.o.
-Fit Fiu Stationary Bike Stand/Roller Trainer for indoor cycling. Unused. Six adjustable degrees of resistance. Folds away for easy storage. 40e o.n.o.
Torrox-Costa. Linda 648 119 401 


FREE: Bathroom refurbishment means there are the contents freely available to collect.
Toilet with tank/wash hand basin with pedestal and tap/bidet and tap.
Free, but a donation to charity which neuters stray cats will be appreciated.
Phone/WhatsApp 655 62 98 21
email: clark-ward@gmx.com
Jennifer Clark-Ward. El Morche.


Wanted: Small car. Must be cheap and have a long itv.
David, 635 393 054 Nerja


Recommendations & Requests


Nerja Water Disruption: Due to the work of improving the distribution network is expected to be temporary interruption of the supply of water in the early morning of next Friday, June 25, from 00.00 to 08.00 hours.
The areas affected will be the streets between: Herrera Oria, Plaza Cantarero, San Miguel, Plaza de la Ermita, Méndez Núñez, América, Bronce, Cruz, Granada, Pintada, Carretas, Colón, Cervantes, Alfonso XII, Molino, Angustias y Ánimas.
It is recommended that, once restored, the supply run to the water faucets for at least 5 minutes, to clean the interior premises.
Helpline tel 900 813 810
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Found: Hearing aid in Avenida de la Constitución, Cómpeta. It’s been handed in to Debbie in Todo €xpress.
James (Árchez), james.mcculloch100ATgmailD0Tcom


Recommendations Sought: English Speaking Optician
Can anyone please recommend (distance no problem) a fluent English-speaking optician? John.
Email: Johnnerding at lawyer dot com (Benajarafe).


News & Articles

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Fourth Covid wave in Andalusia: {Translation} Updated:
23/06/2021, 18:08
-The evolution of the fourth wave of coronavirus in Andalusia shows a very slow improvement as evidenced by the 1,175 new infections recorded on Wednesday, a figure very similar to previous Wednesdays, as on 16 June there were 1,196 cases and on 9 June 1,263.
-This day adds 6 deaths to a statistic of deaths by Covid that brings the total number of fatalities of the pandemic in Andalusia to 10,171. Seville has four, Malaga one and Jaen another.
-The 14-day accumulated incidence rate has dropped with the same slowness, only two points in relation to Tuesday’s rate, to 169.5 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. By provinces, the changes are not very relevant. The highest incidence is marked by Cordoba, which today drops three points (267), being the only province at extreme alert levels. It is followed by Huelva (211), Granada (193), Seville (188) and Malaga (155), at high alert levels, and Jaen (140), Cadiz (139) and Almeria (67), at medium alert levels.
-More representative of the current epidemiological situation is the decrease in the curve of the pressure of care in hospitals, which again returns to figures of hospitalised patients below 600. This Wednesday there are 592 covid patients admitted, 17 less than on Tuesday, of which 137 are being treated in ICU, six less than the day before. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-sin-cambios-discreta-bajada-cuarta-covid-andalucia-202106231243_noticia.html 


Infection rate soars in Marbella at the start of the summer with the worst figure since March: {Translation} Updated: 23/06/2021, 17:57
-The summer season has barely begun and mobility is already beginning to have its effects on the epidemiological situation in the municipalities of the Costa del Sol. Marbella, the main coastal town in the province after Malaga capital, has a cumulative incidence (AI) of Covid-19 of more than 254 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants and in the last fourteen days 376 new positives have been detected.
-This is the worst figure recorded in the municipality since 1 March, when the same rate stood at 281 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. From then on, the figures began to improve, which meant that in just two and a half weeks, on 19 March, the bars and shops in Marbella were able to extend their opening hours beyond six in the evening.
-To date, together with Nerja (273.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), it is the coastal and tourist municipality on the Malaga coast with the worst evolution of the pandemic, despite the progress in the vaccination process.
-In the last week, infections have also increased in the neighbouring towns of Ojén (262.1) and Istán, which with 937.1 cases is the Malaga municipality with the highest accumulated incidence. Even so, its mayor, José Miguel Marín, explained to ABC that the situation is under control, as the positive cases – 14 in the last two weeks – occurred at a family meal and the contagions have been contained thanks to tracing.
-So far in June, 24 deaths have been recorded in the province of Malaga and 1,669 people have died as a result of the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of vaccines administered has considerably reduced the aggressiveness of Covid-19 and, therefore, the number of hospitalisations and deaths. However, the number of infections continues, as experts indicate that none of the four preparations (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen) prevent infection.
-The Junta de Andalucía has reported 235 new positive cases in the province in the last 24 hours and 89 people have been admitted to hospitals in Malaga, ten of them in intensive care units.
-As far as vaccines are concerned, Malaga is, after Seville, the second Andalusian province in which the most doses have been administered: 1,285,378. A total of 820,302 have already received their first dose and almost half a million Malaga residents – 494,715 – have already received the full course. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/sevi-tasa-contagios-dispara-marbella-arranque-verano-peor-cifra-desde-marzo-202106231757_noticia.html


Covid UK- UK reported on Wednesday a total of 16,135 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours: This is the highest number of daily cases since early February, according to data from the UK Department of Health.
Also, the authorities reported 19 deaths covid-19, which amounts to 128,027 from the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
Deaths within 28 days of positive test, over the past 7 days, has shown a 53% increase.
Source: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/


‘Likely link’ between rare heart inflammation and Pfizer, Moderna vaccines -CDC advisers: June 23 (Reuters) – Rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults are likely linked to vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech, and Moderna COVID-19 shots.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Technical (VaST) Work Group said that the risk of myocarditis or pericarditis following vaccination with the mRNA-based shots in adolescents and young adults is notably higher after the second dose and in males.
Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, said data suggests a rate of 12.6 cases per million in the three weeks after the second shot in 12- to 39-year-olds. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-panel-review-heart-inflammation-cases-after-pfizer-moderna-vaccines-2021-06-23/


Pirate TV News- Head of illegal internet TV network arrested in Estepona: National Police officers investigating an alleged illegal pay TV network have arrested six people in raids across Spain – including the main content provider who was based in Estepona on the Costa del Sol. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/23/head-illegal-internet-network-20210623114615.html


Herd of wild boar rounded up in La Cala del Moral: Residents in La Cala del Moral were startled in the middle of the night after the appearance of a herd of twelve wild boar – a mix of adults and their offspring – on the streets of the Calaflores residential development, next to the promenade.
After the Local Police were alerted, the officers contacted experts from the Don Animal company, that serves the Rincón de la Victoria and Axarquía areas. Experts used anaesthetic darts and capture loops to catch six of the twelve specimens. Full article with video: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/23/video-herd-wild-boar-20210623192457.html


Russia says warning shots deter UK warship; London denies it: The Russian Defense Ministry said a patrol ship fired warning shots after the HMS Defender had ignored a notice against intrusion and sailed 3 kilometers (1.6 nautical miles) into Russia’s territorial waters near Sevastopol, the main Russian naval base in Crimea. It said a Russian Su-24 bomber also dropped four bombs ahead of the vessel to persuade the Defender to change course. Minutes later, the Defender left Russian waters, the ministry said.
Britain’s Ministry of Defense denied the Defender had been fired on or was in Russian waters, but had been in Ukrainian waters. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-middle-east-black-sea-europe-government-and-politics-595debd7128eb2ae4ec68e240d1e712f 


Delta variant- Merkel urges European countries to quarantine incoming Brits: Chancellor Angela Merkel has said today she wants more European countries to follow suit in Germany’s rule to quarantine travellers coming from Great Britain.
Speaking at what many believe to be her last Q&A as chancellor, she said that those entering European states from countries with high levels of the Delta variant should need to self-isolate.
“In our country, if you come from Great Britain, you have to go into quarantine – and that’s not the case in every European country, and that’s what I would like to see,” Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/delta-variant-merkel-urges-european-countries-to-quarantine-incoming-brits/ar-AALmdMt


Bonoloto draw for Wednesday June 23, 2021: The result of the Bonoloto of this Wednesday, June 23 of 2021 is: 10, 20, 24, 34, 39 and 42, the complementary number being 48 and the refund on two. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-wednesday-june-23-2021/


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 and the schedule for the next matches. Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/fixtures?league=uefa.euro


Anti-virus mogul John McAfee found dead in prison cell:
Facing extradition to the US for tax fraud, the 75-year-old businessman allegedly committed suicide in Catalonia’s Brians 2 prison. Full article: https://www.catalannews.com/society-science/item/anti-virus-mogul-john-mcafee-found-dead-in-prison-cell


TOR Browser users need to update it now to prevent online tracking of your activity: “Almost anonymous” Tor web browser has been updated to version 10.0.18 with fixes for multiple issues, including a privacy-defeating bug that could be used to uniquely fingerprint users across different browsers based on the apps installed on a computer. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/06/patch-tor-browser-bug-to-prevent.html 


How much do you tip? Anonymous customer leaves restaurant a tip of $16K: A customer who ordered a couple of chili dogs, fried pickle chips and drinks at a New Hampshire restaurant left a big tip, $16,000.
The staff didn’t notice at first, Mike Zarella, owner of the Stumble Inn Bar and Grill in Londonderry, told WMUR-TV. The tab was $37.93 before the tip.
“It was on the credit card statement, they put it down next to the register and he said three times, ‘Don’t spend it all in one place.’” Zarella said one staffer then flipped it over and looked, “and she’s like, ‘Oh my god, are you serious?’ And he said, ‘I want you to have it, you guys work hard.’”
Zarella thought it was a mistake, but the bar manager talked to the customer, who said it wasn’t. He also wished to remain anonymous. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/nh-state-wire-health-coronavirus-pandemic-lifestyle-restaurants-565d0ba47c0a04d5c22aadde70419e07

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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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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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