DigameXtra No. 2032 Thursday, August 12th, 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:


Galeria Luz de la Vida Competa open again!:
We are pleased to announce that our International Art Gallery in Competa is open again. We offer high quality paintings and steel, bronze, ceramic sculptures at affordable prices.
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Calle Laberinto Bajo 15, Competa
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 14:00
Thursday & Friday 17:00 – 20:00
Tel: 0031-650408977 


Jack Cade Rebellion: Playing live music at la Plaza Canillas de Albaida, Friday 13th August. Dont miss what will be another great night of rock classics, with the fabulous food of La Posada restaurant to be enjoyed in this beautiful Plaza. Call 952554807 or 609167127 to reserve your table. Starts 8.30pm.


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


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Excellent quality deep chest of drawers multi color chalk paint waxed Measurements 148 x 44 x 124cms, Price 275€
(Hand-crafted using 100% solid pine and oak Traditional methods including dovetail joints, and tongue and groove backboards)
-Beautiful upcycled neutral bedroom set chalk paint clear wax new handles,
Mirror Width 58cms Height 78cms
Chest of drawers Width 91.50cms Depth 40.50cms Height 75cms
Bedside table Width 46.50cms Depth 39cms Height 59cms Price 110€
-Chest of drawers 100 x 48 x 107 cms Price 115€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170439
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Cooker. Small, electric, two hob tabletop cooker. As new, used only once. 20 Euros. Elisabeth, Competa Campo
Email: Lisandjohnbates@gmail.com or
WhatsApp +44(0)7913413519 


For Sale: 2 seater sofa bed in very good condition.
Sofa – width 150cm, depth 82cm, height at back 70cm.
Bed – length 200cm, width 120cm. Price 150 euros.
Buyer collects, Torrox Costa. Contact Steve.
Email: nandsrussell at gmail.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Garland 260p strimmer, harness, face guard, brush cutter. €150
-Robin hedge trimmer €115
-Stihl back pack blower €95
Contact 652603864 on WhatsApp or
email: geoffinspain @ live.co.uk without the spaces.
Geoff, Torrox 


For Sale, 2 items: Ladies and Gents Bikes. No room need to go before deteriorate they need a good clean, hence, 25 euros each tel. Sylvia 690709494 Riogordo 


Recommendations & Requests


Looking for CoDriver: I will be driving fom Algarrobo to Bilbao catching the ferry to Portsmouth in early September.
Booked on the overnight 10th to 11th. Is there anyone out there who would like to share the trip, sharing fuel costs and overnights (1 or 2)? Experienced drivers only. About 900km, roughly speaking. Serious enquiries only, no timewasters. Reply to my EMail, then we can talk on the phone


Lost: Samsung phone. Reward for return of Samsung phone 625721907 lost outside Ed Miramar Monday afternoon. If you have this phone I would appreciate its return, please ring 657304622 Ian. Thank you.


Cat Trap Help: Can anyone help – I have been feeding two stray cats thinking I was keeping them alive but not encouraged them to come in the house – the black cat got fat and then thin several times but today she carried a kitten down from the shed roof – is there any association that would catch and sterilise the female cat – I live near Arenas de velez and once spoke to someone at the rubbish area who was trapping the cats there – another kitten has been brought. My husband is 87 and I am 79 and would appreciate any advice.
Email address mjdernie@gmail.com
Mobile no. 605378382


News & Articles

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The province of Malaga is still at level 3 alert: {Translation, summary} Updated: 11AUG21, 18:23
-The Committee’s Territorial Health Alerts, Public High Impact of Málaga has met Wednesday to discuss the epidemiological data of Covid in the province. It has been decided to keep all the province of Málaga in Covid Alert level 3, a situation in which it was entered on the 22nd of July. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-nivel-3-Covid-Campillos-sale-toque-queda_0_1600641097.html


Covid Andalucia- The fifth wave of Covid accelerates its decline in Andalusia and reduces the number of daily infections by 500: {Translation, summary} Updated: 11/08/2021, 14:28
-The decline of the fifth wave of the Covid pandemic in Andalusia is accelerating. On Wednesday the region recorded 3,059 cases of coronavirus, which is 400 fewer than yesterday and 500 fewer than on the same day last week. The community has now spent the whole month of August without exceeding 5,000 daily infections.
-The accumulated incidence also shows signs of accelerating its fall. Wednesday it has fallen by more than 20 points. It goes from 563 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants a fortnight ago to 542. The same trend can be seen in one week, which today marks 224 points compared to 240 yesterday.
-While the number of infections is falling, the number of deaths is rising. Wednesday Andalusia has 24 deaths due to Covid-19.
-This Wednesday the number of people admitted to hospital due to Covid-19 has fallen. There are 1,432 people admitted today in the community, 54 less than on Tuesday. In the ICU there are 260, one less than yesterday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-quinta-covid-acelera-bajada-andalucia-y-reduce-500-contagios-diarios-202108111125_noticia.html


Covid Axarquia- La Axarquía has more than 2,000 active cases of coronavirus, these in 29 of its 31 villages: {Translation} Updated:
11AUG 2021, 10:09
-The Axarquia region has a total of 2,187 active cases of coronavirus in 29 of its 31 municipalities. Thus, in the coastal area, the municipalities of Vélez-Málaga with 759, Rincón de la Victoria with 601 and Nerja with 316, are the municipalities with the most active cases. They are followed by Torrox with 124 and Algarrobo with 71.
-In the interior of La Axarquía, Alcaucín and Colmenar with 51, the municipalities with the most active cases. They are followed by Frigiliana with 35, Riogordo with 31, Cómpeta with 27, Sayalonga with 25, Moclinejo with 12, Periana with 10, Alfarnate and Benamocarra with 9, Iznate and La Viñuela with 8, Benamargosa with 7, Totalán with 5, Alfarnatejo, Almáchar and Sedella with 3, El Borge and Canillas de Albaida with 2; and Árchez, Arenas, Canillas de Aceituno, Comares and Macharaviaya with only one active case for Covid-19.
-In contrast, the municipalities of Cútar and Salares have not had any cases of coronavirus for several months.
-Since the beginning of the pandemic, Axarquia has reported a total of 13,642 positive cases of coronavirus with 11,219 people who managed to overcome the disease and 197 deaths. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/axarquia-mantiene-mas-2000-casos-activos-coronavirus-29-31-pueblos/20210811100833042594.html


UPDATE– Consumer group release third list of contaminated Nestlé ice creams: The Spanish consumer organisation Facua has issued the third list of Nestlé ice creams whose manufacturer, Froneri, is urging establishments to remove them due to being contaminated with “carcinogenic” (cancer-causing) ethylene oxide. See lists of contaminated products in source article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/11/consumer-group-release-third-list-of-contaminated-nestle-ice-creams/


Spain calls for ban on dwarf bullfighting shows for ‘degrading’ people with disabilities: Associations say the spectacles make fun of people with dwarfism, but performers argue that they have a right to entertain and that are “idols” for children. Full article:


Putting the washing machine costs twice as much as a year ago: {Translation summary, English version with more info linked}
-The wholesale price of electricity continues to go through the roof and without reaching a ceiling in the heat of the heat wave.
-The price of electricity will stand at 115.83 euros per megawatt hour tomorrow Thursday, thus setting a record for the fourth consecutive day.
-This increase in the price of energy on the wholesale or pool market has a direct effect on the consumer’s pocket. Running the washing machine for an hour today will cost 50 euro cents during peak hours, 29 cents per hour during off-peak hours and 22 cents in the lowest price bracket, known as the valley. These figures, compiled by the comparator Selectra, are double those registered exactly one year ago when doing the laundry cost 23 euro cents per hour in the most expensive time slot and only around eight cents in the cheapest time slot.
Another essential electrical appliance during the heatwave is the air conditioner. According to Selectra’s calculations, cooling the house with this appliance will cost 37 cents per hour during peak hours, 22 cents during low hours and 16 cents during off-peak hours. If we compare these prices with those of 11 August 2020, we can see that they were considerably lower: 17 euro cents per hour in the ‘peak’ section and six cents in the ‘off-peak’ section.
Source, Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-precio-sigue-nubes-y-encadenara-manana-cuarto-record-consecutivo-202108111304_noticia.html
English alternative version: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-electricity-will-beat-its-fourth-consecutive-historical-record-on-thursday-in-the-heat-of-the-heat-wave/


Antequera council cancels the August Fair due to the Covid pandemic: There will be no children’s attractions or concerts because of the coronavirus situation, although it has been left to the promoter to make a decision about the bullfighting. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202108/10/antequera-council-cancels-august-20210810184524.html


Jellyfish alert on the beaches of the Costa del Sol, but particularly near Nerja: The Infomedusa app, developed by the Aula del Mar marine conservation organisation in Malaga, is reporting a high presence of the invertebrates on several beaches in the Nerja area, including the shores of Burrina, El Playazo, Calahonda and La Turret. And the app warns there is a possibility of more jellyfish arriving on the rest of the beaches in the eastern area of the Costa del Sol. The same also happened on several beaches on the Granada coast, including Almuñécar, where a yellow flag was raised to warn of small jellyfish. Photo:SUR. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202108/11/jellyfish-alert-beaches-costa-20210811172555.html


Tennis News, 2021 National Bank Open- Spaniard Davidovich falls under John Isner’s Toronto blasting plus other results:
-Alejandro Davidovich, the 22-year-old from Malaga, 34th in the world, lost on his first appearance on the ATP circuit since the Tokyo Games: 6-4 and 6-1 in a scarce hour and six minutes. Isner will face Frenchman Cristian Garin, the 20th world, in the next round.
-The seed number 1 of the Toronto tournament, the Russian Medvedev (2) won this Tuesday in three sets against the Kazakh Bublik (39) by 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4. Also today, the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (42), who defeated the American Jenson Brooksby (99), went to the next round; Russian Karen Khachanov (28), who beat Briton Cameron Norrie (29); Serbian Dusan Lajovic (44), who beat Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (72); and the Japanese Kei Nishikori (55), who beat the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (59). Other players who won their matches in Toronto on Tuesday were the American Frances Tiafoe (52), the Norwegian and sixth seed Casper Ruud (12), the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (44), the French Benoit Paire (50), and the seeded number 3, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (3).
Sources: https://www.archysport.com/2021/08/davidovich-falls-under-isners-toronto-bombing/


Did archaeologists find the Trojan Horse?: Archaeologists who claimed they had unearthed remnants of the legendary Trojan Horse in Turkey have now found significant evidence that further supports their claim, according to an article by the Greek Reporter.
Turkish archaeologists excavating the site of the city of Troy on the hills of Hisarlik have discovered a large wooden structure that they believe are the remains of the Trojan Horse. These excavations include dozens of fir planks and beams up to 15 meters (49 feet) long, assembled in a strange form.
The wooden structure was found inside the walls of the ancient city of Troy.
Now, Boston University professors Christine Morris and Chris Wilson believe that “the carbon dating tests and other analyses have all suggested that the wooden pieces and other artifacts date from the 12th or 11th centuries BC.”
Archaeologists also discovered a damaged bronze plate with the inscription, “For their return home, the Greeks dedicate this offering to Athena.” Quintus Smyrnaeus refers to this plate in his epic poem “Posthomerica.” Full article: https://www.jpost.com/international/did-archaeologists-just-find-the-trojan-horse-676349 


Netflix “Pirate Blocks” Spill over To Block Legit Users:
Netflix has stepped up its efforts to ban VPN and proxy users from bypassing geographical restrictions. The streaming service is now blocking “suspect” residential IP addresses too, since some unblocking tools use these to bypass restrictions. This isn’t without collateral damage as many regular Internet users without a VPN now report “missing content” on Netflix.
Over the past 24 hours alone, there were multiple reports from people who are suffering “missing title” issues. None of these appear to use a VPN. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-intensifies-vpn-ban-and-targets-residential-ip-addresses-too-210811/


EU looking into new possible side-effects of mRNA COVID-19 shots: Three new conditions reported by a small number of people after vaccination with COVID-19 shots from Pfizer and Moderna are being studied to assess if they may be possible side-effects, Europe’s drugs regulator said on Wednesday.
Erythema multiforme, a form of allergic skin reaction; glomerulonephritis or kidney inflammation; and nephrotic syndrome, a renal disorder characterised by heavy urinary protein losses, are being studied by the safety committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), according to the regulator.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/eu-drugs-regulator-looking-new-possible-side-effects-mrna-vaccines-2021-08-11/


Another Digital Currency Heist, $600,000,000 Stolen From Poly Network: Hackers have siphoned $611 million worth of cryptocurrencies from a blockchain-based financial network in what’s believed to be one of the largest heists targeting the digital asset industry, putting it ahead of breaches targeting exchanges Coincheck and Mt. Gox in recent years. Full article:


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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
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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

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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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