DigameXtra No. 2014 Thursday, July 22nd, 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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Competa Art Walk: Calling all Artists
Competa Art Walk is back on September 17, 18 & 19 2021.
Artists and craftspeople who would be interested in taking part please email the organizers at:


Bandits in Canillas: The Bandits are playing at Restaurante La Posada, La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida tomorrow (Friday 23 July) from 8.30pm.
To reserve your table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127. 


Bar Atila: Liquid Lunch Band, Saturday 24th July starting at 9.00pm. Music menu available (see poster)
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
630 393 290 (WhatsApp), Puente don Manuel 


Rob Sas Band: Live 23July 11:45pm
Louie Louie Live Bar, Puerto Deportivo – Av Luis Braille 29680 Estepona
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Flamingo Puppet Show (marionetas): August 1st, 8:30pm
Parque Maria ZambRano, Almachar
{Translation} This activity is part of the programme organised for the VII Bienal de Arte Flamenco de Málaga.
The Compañía de Marionetas de Miguel and Antonio Pino (`Peneque, el valiente’), bring to Almáchar on the 1st of August at 20.30 the puppet show `La llave que abre el Flamenco’ as part of the programme of activities organised for the VII Bienal de Arte Flamenco de Málaga.
-El Duende Flamenco, with his flying guitar, will guide the audience through this art form and will introduce the Golden Key, the most important award in the world of flamenco, and those who hold this prize, highlighting Fosforito for his great connection with Malaga and its province.
-In an entertaining way, different palos will be enjoyed, highlighting the singing of malagueñas, tangos, showing alegrías and bulerías and highlighting the characteristics of each palo (melodies, lyrics, choreography, history). Throughout the show, the cantaora Mamen Ruiz will perform, accompanied by the guitar of Rubén Portillo and the dancing of Ana Pastrana.
-A fun way to introduce children to the world of flamenco. Registration can be made at the Almáchar Town Hall (952 51 20 02).
Spurce, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/llega-a-almachar-el-espectaculo-de-titeres-la-llave-que-abre-el-flamenco/


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Coat rack, metal, black. €20
-Hanger unit, metal, 4arms, very convenient for markets (clothes, bags, etc) 25€.
Edwin, Competa, boegero@gmx.de 


For Sale: Trek Bike and related Clothing and other accessories.
TREK Tour De France (SLR) Road Bike €350.
Please email me for list of clothes/accessories and prices.
Please contact Don-
email: graydon1952@gmaildotcom
The items are for collection only and I live in Canillas de Allbaida. 


SOLD: For Sale, NOW ONLY €4799 ONO: Ford S/max 2.5T petrol (Volvo engine) year 2007.
Tony. Torrox Costa


Recommendations & Requests


Golf: I am looking to pair up with a golfer or a team of golfers. Ideally, I’d like to play 3-4 times a month, and/or hit balls at a driving range. I do not have a car, but I would be happy to contribute to fuel costs. I’m a 63 year old retiree and I live in Nerja. Please contact Kevin at:
khshepp at gmail dot com
Thank you, Kevin in Nerja


News & Articles

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Spain once again exceeds 30,000 daily Covid-19 infections: Spain has again, this Wednesday (21 July), exceeded 30,000 daily coronavirus infections for the third time this month. Exactly 30,587 new positives were registered by the Ministry of Health, a considerable increase compared to Tuesday’s data when 27,286 infections were counted.
The strong increase in new infections has caused a new rebound in the cumulative incidence rate, climbing to 644.50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, a figure not been seen since the beginning of February after reaching the peak of the third wave. However, the incidence rate ‘only’ increased 22 points, the smallest increase since Tuesday, 6 July. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202107/21/spain-once-again-exceeds-20210721201151.html


Covid Andalucia- Incidence rises for 20th consecutive day to 432.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days: {Translation} Updated: 21/07/2021 12:15
-Andalusia has registered a total of 3,560 cases of coronavirus on Wednesday 21 July, which is the sixth day in a row more than 3,000 cases, according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), which has counted eight deaths, in line with Tuesday (nine) and more than last Wednesday (one).
-On the other hand, the cumulative incidence rate of the community accumulates 20 consecutive days of increases and stands at 432.9 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 14.4 points more in 24 hours and 118.8 more in a week.
-The region has not had such a high infection rate since 16 February, five months ago, when it was 451.1 points.
-The 3,560 cases on Wednesday follow 3,687 on Tuesday, 4,103 on Monday and Sunday, 3,999 on Saturday – the highest 24-hour figure since 6 February – 3,610 on Friday, 3,561 on Thursday and 2,901 on Wednesday.
-By provinces, Malaga is again the one with the most cases with 962, followed by Seville with 739, Cadiz with 460, Granada with 358, Cordoba with 333, Almeria with 265, Huelva with 246 and Jaen with 197.
-The eight deaths from covid were recorded in Malaga (three), Seville, Jaén (two each) and Granada (one).
Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


Congress approves lowering VAT on electricity from 21% to 10% until the end of the year amid criticism that it is a “stopgap”: {Translation, summary}
-The Congress of Deputies has approved this Wednesday in an extraordinary plenary session the temporary reduction of VAT on electricity from 21% to 10% until the end of this year and the suspension of the 7% tax on electricity generation for three months, a measure that came into force on Saturday 25 June.
-The Lower House has given its support to the Government’s decree with 193 votes in favour, 3 against and 152 abstentions, but not without criticism, considering the measure a “patch” because it does not solve the problem. The Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, who defended the decree before the House, said that the price of electricity will remain high because the signals coming from raw materials in international markets remain high in the medium term. Specifically, she justified the rise in electricity prices by the increase in natural gas and CO2 rights, which are not likely to fall in the short term.
-Specifically, the government calculates that the VAT reduction will represent a reduction of 6 euros per month in the average household’s bill, which means that its application will allow savings of 36 euros by the end of the year, while the suspension of the tax on electricity generation will allow a reduction of 2% to 3% in household bills, 3% to 6% for SMEs and medium-sized companies and around 6% for large industry.
-VOX spokesperson M. Olona has reproached the Government for the fact that normal activities such as running a washing machine have become a “real luxury” due to, among other measures, the new regulation of the electricity bill and has denounced the vulnerability of those people who cannot limit themselves to using electricity during off-peak hours due to their dependence on certain electrical appliances because they suffer from an illness.
Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4770789/0/congreso-aprueba-bajar-iva-luz/


More than 100 police involved in Nerja drug raids on 12 homes and businesses: The operation focused on the retail sale of drugs, mainly hashish and cocaine, which resulted in the arrest of a least a dozen people. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/21/more-than-police-involved-20210721122737.html


Bonoloto draw for Wednesday July 21, 2021: The result of the Bonoloto de this wednesday july 21 of 2021 is: 09, 21, 27, 33, 39 and 42 being the complementary number the 31 and the refund on 3. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-wednesday-july-21-2021/


Eric Clapton- Don’t expect to see me at venues that ask audiences to be vaccinated: Eric Clapton is staying the course with his beliefs about COVID-19 vaccines: He recently announced that he won’t be performing “where there is a discriminated audience present.” That means the guitar hero won’t play concerts in venues that require ticket-holders to be vaccinated.
“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021 I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present,” Clapton said in a statement. “Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.” Photo:Cattermole/GETTY. Full article: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-07-21/eric-clapton-concerts-covid-19-vaccination-policy 


Investigation- How TikTok’s Algorithm Figures Out Your Deepest Desires: A Wall Street Journal investigation found that TikTok only needs one important piece of information to figure out what you want: the amount of time you linger over a piece of content. Every second you hesitate or rewatch, the app is tracking you. Watch the video here. Video Link


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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
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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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