DigameXtra No. 2020 Thursday, July 29th, 2021

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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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Alert! Some events are being cancelled due to the new Level 3 Covid restrictions. To avoid disappointment and unnecessary travel confirm shows and times with the venues. -Ed.


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 Archez: Hi Folks, The Bandits will be playing live at L’Italia en tu Mesa in Archez tomorrow Friday 30th July from 8.30pm. To reserve your table call 951 551 510. All your favourite cover songs to sing along to. 


Trinity Quartet in concert at the Torre del Mar Festival: “Al son del Rebalaje” promoted by the tenencia de alcaldía of Torre del Mar.
Friday 30th of July at 22.00h. The concert will take place in the Paseo Marítimo of Poniente, near the lighthouse. Seats will be limited due to covid regulations.
Trinity normally composed by Dana Andrews voice, Gianni Piras acoustic guitar, Jesús Aranda acoustic guitar, electric guitar and voice, for this occasion it will count with the contribution of the good bassist Alberto Soler.


Celtic Night: Saturday 21 August, 9:30pm, doors open at 8:45pm
Municipal Auditorium Mijas Pueblo
3 Celtic Bands, Irish Dancers & Bagpipes
Irish food, beer and a hog roast.
Entry free, but you must reserve your ticket in advance.
Get your tickets from the Mijas tourist offices.
Or call 952 589 034 / 951 063 785  FB link 
Buses running from Fuengirola to Mijas all evening.
Free Shuttle bus service from the quarry car park every 20 mins.
Guinness Bar (from 6pm) & Hog Roast – and other food (from 6pm) (I am not sure about this last part, the poster says doors at 8:30pm, but the FB post says food starts at 6pm? -Ed.)


Concert- One For My Baby: Jazz / Funk / Fusion
Wed., 25 August 22:30. €12adv/€15door
Parque el Majuelo, Almunecar  FB link 


POSTPONED: ” Summer in the Crabs ” in Nerja.
The Nerja City Council has decided to postpone the beginning of the new edition of ” Summer in the Crabs ” due to the increase in covid-19 positives in the municipality. ”Cultural shows programming at Crab Factory Square will start as soon as the rate of contagion and the health situation permits “, Culture councilor Gem Laguna has reported. Source: Ayuntamiento de Nerja, FB link 


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Dark wood tv unit with shelf and drawers . Measurements 138 x 55 x 45cms Price 60€
-2 excellent quality mattresses by adapt relax design Measurements 190 x 90cms price 240€ ( for the Pair )
-Solid wooden Dining table with 4 matching chairs Measurements 97 x 97 x 80cms Price 140€
Contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Sterwins PBC2-52B-AB2 Petrol Brush Cutter/Grass Strimmer. 100 Euros. 7.7kg with a 430mm cut using the cord and 255mm cut using the blade. Complete with Harness and User manual.
WhatsApp Christine on 622166122, Competa or could meet in Caleta de Velez by arrangement. 


For Sale: Jieher Cobra Binoculars
138/750WA 119m x 1000m. €15.
Buyer collects. Donna, Nerja.


For Sale: Intex Explorer K2 2-person Inflatable Kayak with Aluminium Oars and High output Air Pump.
2 Life Jackets – Helly Hansen for person 70-90kgs and Leader Accessories for person 50-70kgs.
ZCCO Wetsuit size XXL. All in very good condition.
200 euros or will sell separately. Caleta de Velez.
Contact/WhatsApp Ken on 628747975. 


FREE: Free IKEA cot & mattress in very good condition. Only occasionally used for grandchildren. La Vinuela.
Call Sue on WhatsApp 697 299 345. sueaked@hotmail.com


Wanted: Wooden door. This may be a long shot but if anyone has an old wooden door with max width 82cms that is surplus to requirements we may be able to relieve you of it, even for a little cash if necessary! Height minimally 204cms. Thanks and happy summer! Nick, La Herradura.


Wanted: Double mattress 180 x 200. In Nerja/Torrox area if possible please. Please contact me a.s.a.p. with price . Sue, Torrox, 677322169.


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalusia adds 3,848 Covid positives and registers seven deaths: {Translation} Updated: 28/07/2021, 11:31
-On Wednesday 28 July, Andalusia reduced the rate of contagions to a total of 3,848 cases of coronavirus, 906 fewer than the previous day, according to data consulted by Europa Press at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), which has recorded seven deaths, nine fewer than on Tuesday and one less than a week ago.
-On the other hand, the cumulative incidence rate of the community recorded 27 days of consecutive increases and stands at 540.4 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 4.3 points more in 24 hours – compared to 23.3 on Tuesday compared to Monday – and 107.5 points more in a week. The region has not had such a high rate since 12 February (583.7).
-The 3,848 of this Wednesday are registered after the 4,754 cases of this Tuesday, the 4,673 of this Monday and Sunday, the 5,318 of Saturday, the 5,721 of Friday, the 2,949 of Thursday and the 3,560 of last Wednesday.
-By provinces, Malaga is again the one with the most cases with 860, followed by Seville with 854, Cadiz with 524, Granada with 426, Cordoba with 389, Almeria with 299, Jaen with 263 and Huelva with 233.
-The seven deaths were recorded in Malaga (four), Almeria (two) and Jaen (one). Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/988272/andalucia-suma-3848-positivos-covid-y-registra-siete-muertes/


Covid Malaga- Malaga registers a notable drop in Covid cases, but there are four more fatalities: {Translation, summary} Updated: 28 Julio, 2021, 13:43.
-The province of Malaga recorded Wednesday a notable drop in the number of Covid cases and the rate fell slightly, but there were another four deaths with the virus and 53 hospitalisations in just one day. Furthermore, although the incidence rate has fallen, it continues to be the highest in the autonomous community.
-At the provincial level, the incidence is 840.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The previous day it was 855.2. But although it is decreasing, it is the province with the highest number in the autonomous community. At regional level, the average rate is 540.4. This is an increase compared to the previous day, when it was 536.1. Where it also falls is in the capital. The city of Malaga had an incidence of 1006.1 positives per 100,000 inhabitants on Tuesday -which would have led to a curfew- and this Wednesday it is 977.9 which frees it from that measure.
-The most negative part of the daily report from the Department of Health and Families is that four more deaths are reported with the virus.
-The pressure of care continues to rise. There are currently 467 patients in hospital, 74 of them in the ICU. This number means that – excluding discharges – there are 14 more than the previous day when the number of hospitalised patients was 453. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-registra-descenso-Covid-fallecidos_0_1596441100.html


El Corte Inglés in Mijas reopens this week as an ‘outlet’ for luxury brands: The new centre has a retail area of 7,000 square metres and will offer 160 brands of fashion and accessories with discounts of up to 70 per cent.
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/28/corte-ingles-mijas-reopens-20210728100840.html


Fully vaccinated travellers from amber list EU and US countries won’t have to quarantine on arrival in England from Monday: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the change regarding US and EU arrivals will come into force from 4am on 2 August.
Applicable passengers must have received two jabs with vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), or in the US with vaccines authorised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
They will still be required to complete a pre-departure test before arriving in England alongside a PCR test on or before day two after they have landed. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-fully-vaccinated-travellers-from-amber-list-eu-and-us-countries-wont-have-to-quarantine-on-arrival-in-england-from-monday-12366355


Dusty Hill, bassist for legendary Texas band ZZ Top, dies in his sleep at age 72: Dusty Hill, who played bass with ZZ Top for more than 50 years and helped make the Texas trio one of the world’s most famous rock acts, has died in his sleep. The band announced the news via social media on Wednesday. Hill was 72. (The cause was reported to be related to a “hip injury”. “Hipsters” will understand that as slang for another common health problem among musicians that “die in their sleep”, like Tom Petty and his “hip injury”, who died in his sleep… from an OD of the opioid painkiller Fentanyl mixed with an anti-anxiety drug in the benzodiazepine class. Or Prince and his “hip injury”, but he didn’t make it to his bed, he OD’d waiting for an elevator.  -Ed.) I have included a full concert video from one of ZZ Top’s last concerts, in 2021.  Video Link. Full article: https://eu.statesman.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/07/28/dusty-hill-dead-zz-top-bassist-dead-houston-age/5405542001/


Perseid meteor shower 2021- All you need to know: 2021 is an excellent year for this shower! No matter where you live worldwide, the 2021 Perseid meteor shower will probably produce the greatest number of meteors on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. On the peak mornings in 2021, in the early morning hours, when the most meteors will be flying, there’ll be no moon to ruin on the show.
These meteors burn up about 60 miles (100 km) above the Earth’s surface. If any meteor survives its fiery plunge to hit the ground intact, the remaining portion is called a meteorite. Few, if any, meteors in meteor showers become meteorites, however, because of the flimsy nature of comet debris. Most meteorites are the remains of asteroids. Photo:James Younger. Full article: https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-meteor-shower/ 


Slipknot founding drummer Joey Jordison has died, Monday July 26th, aged 46: Jordison was Slipknot’s drummer in their original formation, when they were called The Pale Ones and later Meld. He came up with the name Slipknot in 1995. The drummer departed the band in 2013, after making four albums with them.
The Iowa native revealed in 2016 that he departed Slipknot due to an inability to play as a result of a neurological disease called transverse myelitis, a type of multiple sclerosis, that left his legs paralysed. He recovered from his illness and began playing again in a number of bands.
Full article: https://www.hotpress.com/music/slipknot-founding-drummer-joey-jordison-has-died-aged-46-22863825 

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