DigameXtra No. 2002 Thursday, July 8th, 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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Bandits in Canillas: Hi folks, The Bandits will be playing live and vaccinated at Restaurante La Posada in the beautiful Plaza in Canillas de Albaida this coming Saturday from 8.30pm.
To reserve your table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127.
Hope to see you there. Rod & Mitch- The Bandits 


Rescheduled- Sister Sledge at Marbella Arena: The July 30, 2021 concert has been moved to a new date, July 30th, 2022. See details at https://www.entradas.com/en/artist/marbella-arena/sister-sledge-we-are-family-2918522/ 


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful solid wooden top table with lovely craved wooden sides with chair Measurements W90 x D60 x H70cms Price 130€
-Square pine coffee table with drawer lovely detail in the wood new handles and waxed Measurements 90 x 90 x 53cms Price 45€
-Beautiful large low coffee table been stripped back and waxed. Measurements Width 148cms Depth 95cms Height 45cms. Price 60€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Halfords Top Box 200cm x 110cm. Very good condition (poor photo and big mark on base is just shadow). €75.
-4 Tables, 110 cm Diameter, Complete with 220 cm Diameter White Cotton Tablecloths €55 each.
-Selection of Cookery Books and a Perfect Drink App-Controlled Bartending System (new and unused) €30
Buyer collects, Donna, Nerja.
Email: suzanne DOT donna@gmail.com


For Sale: Quality single bed 190 x 90cm. Purchased jan 21
And never used. Cost new 220 euros (factura available)
Will accept 100 euros. Caleta de velez.
Wassap dennis on 657116294 


For Sale: Baby Walker. Hardly used in immaculate condition. €15. Buyer collects, Nerja. Michele.
Email: michele.bond@rocketmail.com


Wanted: Rental. We are looking for a flat or small property for 2 people dates are 21st September to 19th October the end date is a little flexible. 1 bedroom fine, bathroom, balcony, or some outside space, parking if possible. Preferred location walking distance to shops etc and paseo- Torrox costa, Caleta, El Morche, areas. Budget €700 total or close to that figure.
Thanks reply to: johnreeder1@hotmail.com
John, based in UK.


Recommendations & Requests


Covid19 Certificates: Has anyone visited the Salud in Algarrobo to obtain their Covid19 certificate, if so what papers do you require? Thanks for your help, Richard, Algarrobo.
Email: Richard.p.haughton@gmail.com


Bottle tops collection: A few of our friends have been collecting bottle tops for charity, but the collection point in Vinuela, no longer accepts them.
Does any one know of any collection points in and around the Velez Malaga/Torre del Mar area?
Many thanks for your assistance. Stuart, Caleta De Velez
(Please forward replies to DigameXtra as other readers may be interested. -Ed.)


News & Articles

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Andalusia now has a week of around 2,000 Covid infections per day: {Translation} Updated: 07/07/2021, 14:51
-Andalusia has 2,156 cases of coronavirus infection this Wednesday, which brings the community to a week of around 2,000 cases per day. Most of these positives correspond to people aged between 15 and 29 years, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Fans, which indicate that the cumulative incidence among this population is 591 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, three times higher than among the general population of the community.
-However, the incidence is also growing among the general population and this Wednesday it is already 213 points compared to 202 yesterday, a rise of eleven points in just 24 hours.
-In hospitals, although there is improvement, it is minimal this Wednesday. Normally, when the community is in a phase of regression of the pandemic, from Wednesday onwards the number of hospitalised patients drops. Today they have done so, but only in two patients. Thus, Andalusia now has 522 patients admitted to Covid, only two less than yesterday. In the ICU, meanwhile, there are 117 people, five less than the previous day.
-Where the figures do remain lower is in the number of deaths, which this Wednesday are nine. Thus, since the beginning of the pandemic, the community has already had to mourn 10,232 deaths from Covid-19. If we compare this Wednesday’s figure with that of the same day last week, the improvement in the situation in this area is even more notable, given that on that day 21 deaths were recorded.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-encadena-semana-torno-2000-contagios-diarios-covid-202107071238_noticia.html


Coronavirus hospital admissions in Malaga increase 20 per cent in less than a week: Updated: 7 July 2021, 09:43
-The month of July began with 90 patients in hospital with coronavirus in Malaga province. This Tuesday, 6 July, there were already 116 patients admitted, according to the daily report produced by the Ministry of Health at the Junta de Andalucía.
-Hospital pressure has increased more than 20 per cent in less than a week and, therefore, breaks the trend of the previous months, when Malaga had gradually reduced the number of patients admitted with Covid and managed to keep them below one hundred. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/07/coronavirus-hospital-admissions-malaga-20210707093302.html


Andalusia opens the self-appointment to vaccinate 33- and 32-year-olds: {Translation, summary}
Andalusia will allow from this Thursday that people born in 1988 and 1989, i.e. who turn or have turned 33 or 32 throughout this year, can make an appointment for the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine directly on the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) website via ClicSalud+, through the mobile application and the Salud Responde telephone number (955545060) and also at their health centre, preferably by telephone. Immunisation for people of this age, like the rest of this group up to 39 years of age, will be carried out with Pfizer or Moderna. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-abre-autocita-vacunar-covid-19-coronavirus/


Another heatwave is on its way to Andalucía bringing 45-degree temperatures: The director of the Malaga centre of the state weather agency (Aemet) predicts that temperatures will start rising in the interior areas of Andalucía as of this Wednesday (7 July), but the highest temperatures are expected on Saturday.
Almost all the provincial capitals are expected to reach 40 degrees, and Seville could register up to 45 degrees. Cadiz is the exception, as it will be around 35 degrees. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/07/another-heatwave-andalucia-bringing-20210707120817.html


Water restrictions for Alcaucin: Residents in the town of Alcaucin have been told by the local council that it is now prohibited to use water from the mains which is meant for drinking and washing to fill swimming pools, to use on agricultural land or even to water gardens. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/07/07/the-very-latest-news-in-brief-from-axarquia-costa-tropical/


Pirate IPTV- Man arrested for selling decoders for 80 euros to watch illegal pay-TV in Malaga: {Translation, summary}
-A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Malaga by the National Police for allegedly selling pre-configured decoders for pirated pay-TV viewing over the Internet.
The investigation has determined that the suspect, a Spanish national, was able to supply devices with specific software to 400 clients, obtaining more than 30,000 euros in profits, according to the police.
-In a search at the detainee’s home, the officers seized several storage devices containing files with hundreds of customers account info, as well as information about the devices purchased and passwords to servers broadcasting illicit signals. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Vendia-decodificadores-television-ilegal-Malaga_0_1590141266.html


Rare albino stag spotted in Malaga Province: The video which Club de Caza, Spain’s largest hunting magazine, obtained shows the stag in all his glory, his coat is completely white and his antlers are pale pink as opposed to the usual brown. As far the magazine knows the video was shot in Malaga province. It is not the first time the animal has been seen but the magazine says this is the best recording of it they have seen. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/07/07/rare-albino-stag-spotted-in-malaga-province/
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NHS vaccine passport scam could empty your bank account: NHS trusts are warning people to remain vigilant as criminals attempt to con people into handing over money or bank details for a fake Covid-19 vaccine passport. Fraudsters posing as NHS employees are taking advantage of the situation by offering phony passports in exchange for a fee. The crooks have sent emails with links that redirect people to a fake but convincing “NHS” website that asks people to apply for a “digital coronavirus passport” using personal and payment details. Full article:


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Cell phones and cancer- New UC Berkeley study suggests cell phones sharply increase tumor risk: New UC Berkeley research draws a strong link between cell phone radiation and tumors, particularly in the brain. Researchers took a comprehensive look at statistical findings from 46 different studies around the globe and found that the use of a cell phone for more than 1,000 hours, or about 17 minutes a day over a ten year period, increased the risk of tumors by 60 percent. Researchers also pointed to findings that showed cell phone use for 10 or more years doubled the risk of brain tumors.
-Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health conducted the research in partnership with Korea’s National Cancer Center, and Seoul National University. Their analysis took a comprehensive look at statistical findings from case control studies from 16 countries including the U.S., Sweden, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand.
-In its alert, the California Department of Public Health said, “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human health studies have suggested the possibility that long-term, high use of cell phones may be linked to certain types of cancer and other health effects.”
Full article: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/new-uc-berkeley-study-draws-strong-link-between-cell-phone-use-and-cancer


First-Ever Transient Pacemaker Harmlessly Dissolves in Body – Disappears After It’s No Longer Needed: Researchers at Northwestern and George Washington universities (GW) have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker — a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing device that disappears after it’s no longer needed.
The thin, flexible, lightweight device could be used in patients who need temporary pacing after cardiac surgery or while waiting for a permanent pacemaker. All components of the pacemaker are biocompatible and naturally absorb into the body’s biofluids over the course of five to seven weeks, without needing surgical extraction.
The device wirelessly harvests energy from an external, remote antenna using near-field communication protocols — the same technology used in smartphones for electronic payments and in RFID tags. This eliminates the need for bulky batteries and rigid hardware, including wires (or leads). Full article: https://scitechdaily.com/first-ever-transient-pacemaker-harmlessly-dissolves-in-body-disappears-after-its-no-longer-needed/ 


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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
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