DigameXtra No. 2039 Friday, August 20th, 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
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/



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Mercado Artesanal: Friday night 7pm – 11pm. El Zoco, Nerja. Lots of fine items on display and a bar for refreshments. Please support your local markets if you want them to survive in these difficult times! 
Info: Ann, Tel & WhatsApp: 0032495791482. 


El Morche Event: XXX Festival Fandangos Güi, which will be held this coming Saturday 21 AUG, starting at 21.30 hours on the esplanade of the river Güi.
“This is the only and last place where there remains this typical dance, for more than two centuries, in our area. These traditional fandangos, a mixture of dance, song and touch of guitar, are among the oldest folklore from malaga…” Translated from: https://www.diariosur.es/axarquia/morche-esencia-fandango-20210818162105-nt.html
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Nerja Municipal Exhibition Hall: Now hosting the exhibition “In Love” by the Belarusian artist, Irina Barkovskaya. It will be open until August 28th, from 11am to 2pm and from 6pm to 10pm. The exhibition has the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Spain. FB link 


Rincon de la Victoria announces Zarzuela Festival: {Translation} The festival, a “Fusion of Cultural Music, Drama and Dance,” will take place August 27 & 28. This year will offer two works. The approximate duration of each show is an hour and a half. The shows will start at 10 pm and tickets can be purchased at Calasur Travel at Calle Granada, 10 Rincon de la Victoria, for €15 euros, or at the box office for €18. For more information, contact 951 501 097. 


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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa! NEW HOURS
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. New Hours for Summer: Wednesday thru Sunday 8pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Staycations at CASA MAGEL
Hot Days Are Here – Lovely sparkling pool
Now is the time to book a relaxing getaway at Casa Magel B&B
A Great idea for Birthdays and anniversaries. Personalised vouchers available on request for future dates.
Bring a couple of friends and enjoy relaxing in a safe environment. Or on your own and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The heatwave is here, and we fill up quickly. So relaxing in our renovated pool and garden.
Our special offers are on again this year,
-2 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks for 2 sharing an en suite room 130€.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks and tapas & drinks at local bar for 2 sharing double en suite room 175€.
-You can add extra nights for 50€ a night B&B for a double en suite room. Book over 5 days and get a discount.
Casa Magel is situated 1 km from the typical Spanish town of Valle De Abdalajis first founded in Roman times when it was called Nescania.
We are surrounded by beautiful scenery and there are lots of walking routes. We are not far from El Chorro with the famous Caminito Del Rey, also Ardales lakes which are stunning.
Not far in the other direction, you will find The Wolf Park a real experience to see wolves in their natural environment. Also nearby is Antequera a wonderful town for sightseeing, 27 churches, the old castle, lovers leap mountain and a spectacular bullring besides the many shops and restaurants.
A place not to be missed is El Torcal an amazing site of rock formations formed over 2 million years ago.
Or you can just relax around our refurbished pool with a fully equipped kitchen, bar & BBQ area with limited drinks & snacks available, or bring your own. The food is great, the views stunning, beds are comfy and the hosts are friendly.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com.
Contact: casamagel@yahoo.com ; Phone – 722879503


Malagalingo: Because we know a language is not only learned in the classroom, come and learn SPANISH with us with all our OUT-OF-SCHOOL FREE ACTIVITIES and to know our little big family.
You are invited to your FIRST FREE LESSON in our OUTDOOR TERRACE or ONLINE
Call or write us whenever you want to book
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+ (34) 650 479 493
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Service wanted: Need a chiropodist to visit an elderly lady and cut her toenails urgently. Torrox Costa, Angela
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Solid oak sideboard in good condition. 3 cupboards and 4 drawers so lots of storage space. 1.83x46x81cms. €150 ono. Buyer collects. William, Torrox Costa. Tel: 635137617 ; wogilvie4@gmail.com 


For Sale, 2 items plus 1 FREE item:
-Barbell + 4×10kg and 2× 20kg cast iron weights €165 Ono
-A haircurler/ straigtener bought in UK last year 1 time used only with obsidian wand. Was 80£ now 30€ Ono
-FREE- a large bag of second hand clothes
Call or telegram 643122934 Mari


Free to collect: Used manual reclining chair. Comfy and in good working order although showing slight wear on front of armrests. Will require two strong/fit individuals to carry down flight of stairs and on to vehicle. Currently located on my first floor terrace, village house in Los Iberos, Vélez Málaga.
Email kidinspain@gmail.com or Tel/WhatsApp 616639831. Ask for Julie / Anne. Donation to charity appreciated but not essential. 


For Sale: 2x Reconditioned Apple Mini PCs, €100 each
Features: The best of 2 worlds, a solid Apple built device with the high performance / high security of a Linux operating system. These are a perfect low cost alternative for anyone considering abandoning Windows or who wants to explore Linux.
-Operating system is MX Linux (not MacOS). If you can use an Android smartphone or Windows 10, then this operating system will be easy to use. MX Linux is like a cross between the two. And all your software is free! 
-1.83 GHz Intel 64bit processor
-2 MB RAM, fully tested at 100%. Linux runs fine on lower RAM than Win/Mac. You will be surprised how fast these little boxes are!
-80 GB hard drive, reconditioned. For large data storage plug in a USB flash drive or external HDD.
-Slot-loading 8X single-layer DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive
-Intel GMA950 graphics processor. The DVI video output supports full HD digital resolutions up to 1920×1200. VGA output (using the provided adapter) supports full HD analog resolutions as high as 1920×1080.
-Built-in wifi 2.5/5Ghz
–DVI & VGA video outputs, four USB 2.0 ports, combined “optical digital audio input/audio line in” and combined “optical digital audio output/headphone” minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NO HDMI, you can buy a DVI to HDMI converter from Amazon for under €10 if needed.
-90 day hardware guaranty
-Cleverly enclosed in a tiny and elegant 2.9 lb, 6.5 inch square, two inch tall case with a built-in speaker and an external power supply.
-Buyer must provide the display, keyboard and mouse. Designed for use with standard displays or TVs, but not 28″+ big screen TVs. I can set system and keyboard language to any language you want. Currently in UK English.
-Well suited for all the basics with familiar apps like Chrome & Firefox browsers, VLC Media Player, Adobe Reader and Libre Office. Plays streams and Youtube videos in 720p quality without buffering, depending on your internet speed of course. Great first computer for kids- using the easily replaced external keyboard & mouse, common childrens laptop disasters don’t break the computer! Spanish public schools use Linux for computer assisted teaching, so MX Linux will be familiar to students, and will run any apps they need for school.
-MX Linux is currently the most popular version of Linux, based on Debian Linux, and is similar to Windows 10 in layout so intuitive for most users. Try before you buy. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
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Fakebook Dis-Info Returns: FB is again being flooded with posts to local and regional “Info Pages”, by supposed experts, spreading false info. These posts are on a variety of subjects: Covid, Rental Laws, Medical Advice, etc. If someone posts, claiming to be an expert, but provides no evidence proving that they really are an expert, such as a link to their business website, then they may be claiming false credentials. True professionals are proud of their status and should be more than willing to share proof of it. Also, if someone posts a supposed fact, but provides no link to a website confirming the fact, it can not be trusted. Healthy skepticism is the best attitude to take when on Fakebook. And asking on FB for legal, technical or medical advice is just plain stupid. Instead, ask for referrals to an expert on the subject. Then contact that expert directly for advice. -Ed.


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia: {Translation} Updated 19/08/2021, 17:40
-Andalusia marks this Thursday a cumulative incidence rate of 390 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants at two weeks. This is 210 points less than the maximum reached in this wave just a fortnight ago, when it was close to 600 points. The drop, of 35 percent, shows that the fifth wave is on its way to becoming history.
-The reason for this drop in incidence is the decrease in the number of reported infections. Thus, this Thursday Andaulcía records 2,031 cases of Covid-19, almost 1,700 less than on the same day last week. Although this week’s data may have been altered by the bank holidays on Monday, it can be seen that the number of infections remains below 2,000, except for one day. The trend until last week, however, was for the figures to be well over 3,000.
-By provinces, Seville once again continues to have the most cases with 514, followed by Malaga with 335, Cadiz with 291, Granada with 258, Cordoba with 178, Jaen with 170, Huelva with 143 and Almeria with 142.
-At this point in the fifth wave, only the death toll has yet to fall. Deaths continue to be reported by the dozens and this Thursday there are 30 Covid fatalities in the community. This brings the total death toll from the pandemic to 10,645.
-Of the 30 deaths, more than half (16) have occurred in the province of Seville, followed by Almeria, Granada and Malaga with four each and two in Cordoba. Cádiz, Huelva and Jaén are the provinces with no deaths.
-In hospitals, the situation is improving for another day. Thus, this Thursday there are 1,351 admitted by Covid in Andalusia, 69 less than yesterday. In the ICU there are 229, a dozen less than the previous day. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-reducido-mas-200-puntos-incidencia-covid-semanas-202108191222_noticia.html 


Covid Spain- Ministry of Health adds 144 Covid deaths in Spain, for the second consecutive day: In the latest 24-hour period, the country registered 11,956 positive coronavirus tests while the cumulative incidence rate fell to 378. Although the fifth wave is in remission, for the second consecutive day, another 144 deaths were added this Wednesday (18 August).
However, the number of new infections and the cumulative incidence rates have improved, which should lead to the death toll dropping. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/19/ministry-health-adds-covid-20210819093951.html


Spanish experts warn of ‘plague’ of black flies after the heat wave: After the first heat wave of summer 2021, which saw temperatures rise above 40 degrees in many parts of Spain, another phenomenon has arrived in the country in the form of a ‘plague’ of black flies.
That is the claim of experts from the country’s National Association of Environmental Health Companies (Anecpla) that warns of the increase in the black fly population, especially on riverbanks, where it reproduces.
This insect does not sting, it bites tearing the skin and it is extremely painful. According to Anecpla, this fly, measuring just six millimetres long, “in a swarm can kill mice or birds and, in the case of people, its attack usually causes swelling and wounds that can last more than a week.” The bite of a black fly can lead to “very alarming infections and allergic reactions, which in some cases require hospitalisation”, explains the general director of the National Association of Environmental Health Companies, Jorge Galvan. Photo:Bayradio. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/19/spanish-experts-warn-plague-20210819114002.html 


Rincon de la Victoria announces further 1,250 parking spaces to improve transport: Councillor for Security, Borja Ortiz, said that beyond the usual parking areas, there will be further parking spaces in Huerta Julian and in Parque Victoria
In addition, the City Council will offer two floors of the underground Public Parking in Plaza de la Constitucion to residents and visitors for free from 8 am to 8 pm on Tuesday August 24.
The council will set up a shuttle to the Victoria Park area that will connect that parking area with the centre of the municipality. This shuttle service will be free. Full article:


There are already three people infected with the West Nile Virus in Seville, of which two remain hospitalized: {Translation}
-The outbreak of the Nile virus in the province of Seville has now reached three people, as announced by the Andalusian Health Service, two of whom remain hospitalised in the Virgen del Rocío Hospital.
-The 73-year-old woman from Coria del Río, who was diagnosed last Wednesday, has now been joined by another 69-year-old woman, also from Coria del Río, who has tested positive and is also hospitalised.
-However, none of these people are in an intensive care unit (ICU).
-The third person with Nile Virus is a 63-year-old resident of Villamanrique de la Condesa, although she is at home, according to sources from the Regional Ministry of Health.
-Thus, the Nile virus has so far affected three people, while last year it affected several dozen, of whom up to six died from meningoencephalitis, a disease for which there is no vaccine so far for humans but there is for horses, mammals that suffer from the bites of the insect that transmits the virus.
-This is after the 2020 outbreak resulted in a total of 76 cases – 40 confirmed and 36 probable – with 71 of these cases in Andalusia and five in Extremadura. Within the 71 Andalusian cases, the province of Seville accounted for 57 cases, especially in the area of Coria and Puebla del Río, including six deaths; and 14 cases corresponded to the province of Cádiz, including three deaths. Image:tooelehealth.org.  Source article, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/provincia/aljarafe/sevi-tres-personas-infectadas-virus-nilo-sevilla-permanecen-hospitalizadas-202108191728_noticia.html


Inside Formula 1’s biggest ever rule changes- but will the new 2022 regulations actually increase overtaking?: The changes include a complete overhaul of the technical regulations which will visibly alter the way the cars look and, it is hoped, allow for much closer racing between them, with improved overtaking.
-‘The wake’ is the crux of the overtaking issue. When running at speed, F1 cars create turbulent air, which is dispersed outwards so as not to disturb the rear wing. The resulting wake affects the following car by significantly reducing its downforce (which ‘sticks’ cars to the road) and causing vital systems to overheat. It is therefore very difficult to get close enough to attempt an overtaking manoeuvre or even follow another car through corners. The solution was to re-write the technical rules. Full article: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/f1-rules-2022-cars


Vaccines Are Less Effective Against Delta—And Pfizer’s Protection Wanes Rapidly—But Are The Best Way To Protect Against Covid, Large Study Finds: While vaccination is still the best way to protect against the delta variant, preliminary research from scientists at the University of Oxford found the shots to be less protective against infection and to lose effectiveness rapidly in the months following vaccination, adding weight to calls to administer booster shots even as many countries have barely begun their vaccination campaigns.
Fully vaccinated people infected with the delta Covid-19 variant still carry the same amount of coronavirus as unvaccinated people, the study found. This is in line with other research and could, the researchers said, make achieving herd immunity “unachievable for emerging variants.” Herd immunity is a threshold of population-level immunity where the virus cannot transmit and spread. If vaccinated people still carry as much virus as unvaccinated people, it means they may be just as able to transmit the virus just as easily. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/08/19/covid-vaccines-less-effective-against-delta-variant-and-pfizers-effectiveness-wanes-rapidly-large-study-finds/


Fakebook’s Illegal Business Practices Exposed AGAIN- FTC says Facebook ‘bought and buried’ rivals in renewed antitrust fight: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission refiled its antitrust case against Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday, accusing it of illegally maintaining monopoly power after the regulator suffered a setback earlier this year when a federal judge threw out its lawsuit against the company.
At 80 pages, the new complaint is significantly longer than the original, 53-page complaint and includes additional data and evidence intended to support the FTC’s contention that Facebook is a monopolist. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/us-ftc-expected-file-amended-complaint-against-facebook-2021-08-19/


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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
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