DigameXtra No. 2000 Tuesday, July 6th, 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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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
Welcome to La Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo the village with the beautiful colourful umbrellas.
Our new summer menu has just been launched, along with our summer opening times foir the Terrace Restaurant which is open to the public.
We will be opening Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night only 7pm until 10.30 pm until restrictions are lifted and people begin to travel again.
We only take 20 persons for dinner so spaces are limited so we advise to book.
All our food is freshly cooked to order with some great new dishes including smoked Mackerel and Beetroot salad, Scollops, Mushroom risotto with Truffle oil to name a few!
Our terrace has the most amazing views, and our restaurant prices are very reasonable with starters from just 6.95 and main courses from 10.95.
So if you like great food, and a beautiful setting come and visit.
662039741/ 952535471 to book.
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga 


Argentine lunch with music: Bio Beach Club, paseo marítimo El Morche present: “Argentine lunch in music”. A sensory journey into the flavors and the music. With the voice of Dana Andrews and the guitar of Gianni Piras, the duo’s special guest, guitarist Aki. Wednesday 7 July from 1pm, music starting at 2pm. Info and booking: +34 657 36 45 94
Don’t miss this interesting proposal! See you there!!!


Feria de Estepona: July 6-11
-6th Tuesday, Top Secret + Sesion DJ
-7th Wednesday, Malamanera
-8th Thursday, Los Tabernicolas + DJ LeFox + We Are Not DJs
-9th Friday, Top Secret + We Are Not DJs
-10th Saturday, We Are Not DJs + DJ LeFox
-11th Sunday, DJ Godoy 
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Jersey Boys: At the Bonanza Bar Wednesday 28th July. Showtime start 10pm. Higly recommended to reserve your seats, book now.
611383423 ; Av Bonanza 1, Benalmadena  FB link 


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Great Deals from the Nerja Household Centre:
-Lovely big wooden table Measurements 180 x 70 x 76cms 45€ legs come off for transporting.
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Electronic Reclining Armchair
Only purchased 1 year ago for €650 – selling due to moving back to UK.
€150 for quick sale.
Collection from Frigiliana, easy access and it’s on wheels
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For Sale: Trailer. Wide 114 cm. Length 176 cm.
Wood not the best condition. Works perfectly.
No papers. Price 300€. Benamargosa
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News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Covid incidence soars to almost 200 points in Andalusia, but only one death recorded: {Translation} Updated: 05/07/2021 18:43
-The cumulative incidence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Andalusia has soared over the weekend. So much so that this variable, which measures the speed with which the health crisis is developing, has added almost points, going from 173.4 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants last Friday to 192.3 this Monday.
-This is because infections continue to rise. Last week the region reached around two thousand cases, a figure that has not been lowered since last Thursday. Thus, Andalusia has added 2,144 cases this Monday.
-However, as has been happening for weeks, the increase in both infections and incidence is not reflected in hospital pressure or deaths. In fact, according to data from the Regional Ministry of Health, only one death has been recorded in the last 24 hours.
-With this death, there have now been 10,219 deaths from the pandemic in the region since the start of the health crisis more than a year ago.
-In the case of the pressure on hospitals, the same thing is happening as with the number of deaths. The number of people admitted to hospital is not growing at the same rate as the number of infections. On Monday, the number of people hospitalised for Covid-19 rose by 28, leaving 487 people in Andalusian health centres for coronavirus.
-On Mondays and Tuesdays, it should be noted, the number of people admitted to hospital tends to rise. This figure then falls more or less rapidly during the rest of the week. However, this Monday’s rise is very similar to that of the same day last week or the week before, which, for now, means that a serious rise in the number of hospitalised patients can be ruled out. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-incidencia-covid-dispara-casi-200-puntos-andalucia-pero-solo-registra-muerto-202107051235_noticia.html 


Covid Malaga- Malaga enters the Covid-19 ‘extreme risk’ zone as infections increase: The coronavirus cumulative incidence rate in Malaga city has risen more than 50 points since Friday and, this Monday (5 July), stands at 253 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
-The city has, therefore, reached the ‘extreme risk’ of virus transmission alert level as agreed by Spain’s Ministry of Health and the regions, a ‘traffic light’ that turns red when area exceeds an incidence rate of 250 – a situation that has been repeated along most of the Costa del Sol.
-On Tuesday, 6 July, the Junta de Andalucía’s committee of experts will analyse the incidence rate of all the provinces this week and will determine whether or not to maintain or ease the current restrictions in the region. However, in the event that the situation doesn’t improve some health districts could see some pandemic control measures tightened again, such as the maximum allowed capacity in establishments or the number of people who can sit at the same table in bars and restaurants. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/05/malaga-enters-covid-extreme-20210705174214.html 


UK PM Johnson outlines end to England’s virus restrictions:
Johnson confirmed the government aimed to end restrictive measures on July 19, with a final decision to be taken next week. He said the step would eliminate formal limits on social contact, the instruction to work from home, and mandates to wear face masks.
-Under the plans, nightclubs will be allowed to reopen and there will be no limits on capacity for hospitality venues. Social distancing guidelines will be scrapped.
-Johnson’s government sets health policy for England, but not for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
-Britain has suffered the seventh highest global death toll from COVID-19, and Johnson has been accused of being too slow to implement each of England’s three lockdowns. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uks-johnson-set-out-plan-final-lockdown-easing-monday-2021-07-04/


Travel Update- Despite prior announcements to the contrary, Spain to also accept travellers with cheaper rapid antigen tests: Updated: 7 Jun 2021
-Spain will allow travellers to enter the country as of Monday (7 June) if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, present a negative PCR test or show that they have tested negative with a cheaper rapid antigen test. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
-The Spanish Official Gazette published a revised national regulation on Saturday, which adds fast antigen tests to the list of possible ways to enter the country. The only way until now to enter the country was with a PCR test done up to 72 hours before the trip. However, such PCR tests are more expensive in the EU than antigen tests. For example, in Spain, they cost about €100.
-Valid entry documents – according to the revised regulation – include vaccination and recovery certificates, including the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which is in the process of being rolled out across the bloc.
-Government sources quoted by newspaper El Pais said travellers from third countries will need to have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival in order to enter Spain. Full article: https://www.euractiv.com/section/coronavirus/news/spain-to-also-accept-travellers-with-cheaper-rapid-antigen-tests/


The Spanish schools dropping out of bilingual education programs- ‘It’s a sham’: Some opponents of the program are educators who participated in the Education Ministry’s exchange program for visiting teachers in the United States and Canada. Manuel Quevedo, a biology teacher in La Roda (Albacete), was in Evanston (Illinois) for a year, teaching biology in Spanish to English-speaking students. “It was there that I saw the way an efficient, well-designed system works, with five hours a day in Spanish,” he says.
In Spain, students on the bilingual education program get on average five hours a week of subject matter taught in English, not counting their English language classes. “What we’re doing here is deceitful, it’s a sham, it’s a phony bilingualism where [students] neither learn English nor the subject matter properly,” he says. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-07-05/the-spanish-schools-dropping-out-of-bilingual-education-programs-its-a-sham.html


News headlines from schengenvisainfo.com Click on the headline to read the article, or visit the site to read more articles:
July 5th
Canadians Vaccinated With CoviShield to Face EU Entry Restrictions As Testing & Quarantine Requirements

Germany relaxes restrictions for travelers from UK and other countries: Germany’s public health institute said on Monday the United Kingdom, India, Portugal and Russia were no longer “areas of variant concern”, reducing travel restrictions for people arriving from those countries.
All four countries had been downgraded to “high incidence areas”, the Robert Koch Institute said, meaning their citizens can now travel to Germany and quarantine on arrival for 10 days. The quarantine period can be shortened to five days if they test negative for COVID-19. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/germany-relaxes-restrictions-travelers-uk-other-countries-2021-07-05/


UEFA European Championship July 6th- Italy vs Spain Preview- Probable Lineups, Prediction, Tactics, Team News & Key Stats: The UEFA Euro 2020 campaign is in its final phase as we kick off the semi-finals this Tuesday night with a truly monumental clash. The iconic Wembley Stadium will provide the setting as two giants of Europe, Italy and Spain, battle it out for a place in the finals.
*Key Stats*
-This will be the 34th meeting between Italy and Spain. Of the previous 33, the Azzurri have won just nine while La Roja have picked up 12 victories, with 12 games ending in draws.
-Spain have lost just one of their last eight matches against Italy. However, that defeat came in the previous edition of the European Championships in 2016.
-Italy and Spain have met nine times previously in European Championships/World Cup, with the former winning four and the latter just one (D4).
-Spain are currently on a 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions (including friendlies). In fact, La Roja have lost just one of their 18 games since international football resumed after the Covid lockdown in September last year (W9 D8).
-Italy, meanwhile, are on a 32-match undefeated streak – a national team record for the Azzurri. They last lost a game in September 2018, 1-0 against Portugal in the UEFA Nations League.
Full article: http://www.thehardtackle.com/round-up/2021/07/06/italy-vs-spain-preview-probable-lineups-prediction-tactics-team-news-key-stats/


Roger Federer Becomes Oldest Wimbledon Quarter-Finalist In Modern Era: Federer on Monday became the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since the dawn of the Open Era in 1968. Federer, who will be 40 in just under five weeks’ time, eased past Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 to make the last-eight at the All England Club for the 18th time. Full article: https://sports.ndtv.com/tennis/wimbledon-roger-federer-becomes-oldest-quarter-finalist-in-modern-era-2480034


Wimbledon- British teenager Emma Raducanu retires after struggling with her breathing against Ajla Tomljanovic: Emma Raducanu’s brilliant Wimbledon run comes to an end in the fourth round as she is forced to withdraw during the second set of her clash with Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic after struggling with her breathing. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/32498/12349034/wimbledon-emma-raducanu-retires-after-struggling-with-her-breathing-against-ajla-tomljanovic 


Wimbledon- Bautista and Badosa fall in the second round and leave Spain without representatives at Wimbledon: Spanish tennis players Roberto Bautista Y Paula Badosa have been eliminated this Monday in Wimbledon, third ‘Grand Slam’ of the season, after losing their round of 16 matches to the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (6-1, 6-3, 7-5) Y Czech Karolina Muchova (7-6, 6-4). Full article: https://spainsnews.com/bautista-and-badosa-fall-in-the-second-round-and-leave-spain-without-representatives-at-wimbledon/ 


Bonoloto draw for Monday, July 5, 2021: The result of the Bonoloto de this monday july 5 of 2021 is: 04, 12, 17, 33, 45 and 46, the complementary number being 32 and the refund on 00. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-monday-july-5-2021/


New & Improved- Spotting police radars with the Google Maps feature: Since 2019 the Google Maps app warned of all the radar traps set by the DGT (in a totally legal way) but now goes a step further by adding alerts from other users, which can tell you where there may be a mobile radar waiting for you or a police control- and all this in a way that is fully compatible with the new driving mode of the application and most importantly, totally legal. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/07/05/how-to-spot-police-radars-with-the-new-google-maps-feature/


Israel sees drop in Pfizer vaccine protection against infections: Israel reported on Monday a decrease in the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in preventing infections and symptomatic illness but said it remained highly effective in preventing serious illness.
The decline coincided with the spread of the Delta variant and the end of social distancing restrictions in Israel.
Vaccine effectiveness in preventing both infection and symptomatic disease fell to 64% since June 6, the Health Ministry said. At the same time the vaccine was 93% effective in preventing hospitalizations and serious illness from the coronavirus. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israel-sees-drop-pfizer-vaccine-protection-against-infections-still-strong-2021-07-05/


Android Apps with 5.8 million Installs Caught Stealing Users’ Facebook Passwords: The offending apps masked their malicious intent by disguising as photo-editing, optimizer, fitness, and astrology programs, only to trick victims into logging into their Facebook accounts and hijack the entered credentials.
The list of apps are as follows –
PIP Photo (>5,000,000 installs)
Processing Photo (>500,000 installs)
Rubbish Cleaner (>100,000 installs)
Horoscope Daily (>100,000 installs)
Inwell Fitness (>100,000 installs)
App Lock Keep (50,000 installs)
Lockit Master (5,000 installs)
Horoscope Pi (>1,000 installs)
App Lock Manager (10 installs)
The development is yet another reminder that users are better off served by installing apps from known and trusted developers, not to mention watch out for permissions requested by the apps and pay attention to other user reviews prior to installation.
(If you have any of these installed, uninstall them immediately and then do a malware scan. -Ed.) Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/android-apps-with-58-million-installs.html


Half a century without the trumpet or gravelly voice of Louis Armstrong: The legend of jazz, the great popular music star, the cultural ambassador of the United States, maestro Louis Armstrong died on July 6, 1971 at his home in New York, but his style and its wonderful world continue to sound despite the years. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/half-a-century-without-the-trumpet-of-the-wonderful-world-of-louis-armstrong/
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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
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