DigameXtra No. 2056 Friday, Sept. 10th, 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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Bar Atila: Saturday 11th September starting at 9.00pm
Live Music by Betty Loop & Music Menu
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table & pre-order meals.
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
C/ Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel 


Neil Diamond Tribute: Friday Sep 10th from 6pm.
La Raqueta Bar, Av de Pescia, Nerja
Every Friday from 1pm you can enjoy two plates of our famous Fish & Chips plus a bottle of house wine for only 15€!
Reservations are ESSENTIAL!
Contact Pj on +34 603 113 931 to reserve your table!  FB link 


The Soul Brothers: Friday 10Sep 8pm
The Cazbah Live Lounge
Avenida de Rota 29649 Mijas  FB link


Coraxalia International Choir has moved!: We have relocated to Velez-Malaga for easier access to people in local communities who want to come and sing with us. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 17:30 -20:00 in the Casa Hermandad de la Cofradia de los Estudiantes, Plaza de los Sastres, 1, CP 29700, Velez-Malaga, near San Juan Church and the Language School. There is parking nearby at the San Francisco covered market (1 euro). For more information please contact Natalie, 657 951 755.
Submitted by Margaret, Torrox


Fuengirola’s Rosario Fair is cancelled again this October: There will be no Rosario Fair this year 2021. There will be an installation of children’s attractions for our children to enjoy, but there will be no festive celebration in the booths. Full article:


The City Council of Algarrobo organizes the Ruta de la Tapa and Subtropical Tapas Competition: {Translation}
-10, 11 and 12 September; and 17, 18 and 19 September.
-This year’s edition offers three possibilities of participation. There is the option of a tapa plus drink for 2.50 euros, a tapa plus water or beer for 2 euros and, finally, the option of a tapa alone for 1.50 euros.
-When you complete the whole route, do not forget to vote for your favorite subtropical tapa and deliver it to the information point before 22.00 hours on Sunday, September 19. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-ayuntamiento-de-algarrobo-organiza-la-ruta-de-la-tapa-y-el-concurso-de-tapas-subtropicales/ 


XI Big Game Fishing Tournament of Fuengirola: {Translation, summary} Begins today Friday, September 10, based in Fuengirola Marina, and running until Sunday 12. All catches must be made within a radius of 50 nautical miles, counting Fuengirola Port as the central point, with only seven rods allowed per boat.
Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11, the competition will be held with the neutralised departure of the boats at 8am, and the weighing of catches, at 19.30pm in the central square of the Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola.
On Sunday 12 the awards ceremony will be held for the top three finishers, and the competition will also award the largest fish caught, and the team with the heaviest weight of catch in a single day. Source, Spanish: https://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/deportes/2021/09/09/diputacion-impulsa-torneo-pesca-altura-57123555.html



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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa! 
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. Hours for Summer: Wednesday thru Sunday 7:30pm 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 Spanish School:
This is a month for a fresh new start, a month to seek out and pursue new goals and resolutions. Now is the time to start your Spanish adventure.
September arrives with an invigorating and exciting back to school vibe and here at MALAGALINGO, we’ll be welcoming you to our enjoyable, cheerful and enthusiastic lessons.
Programs from 4 to 20 hours per week
All levels (from beginners to advance)
Small groups, max 8 students or Private one-to-one
Conversational method and playful approach
Onsite lessons in our OUTDOOR TERRACE
Covid-19 preventative measures
First Free Trial lesson (without commitment)
Out-of-school Free Activities
Malagalingo Spanish School
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo ; www.malagalingo.com 



Outdoor Painting Workshops Offered: Get your place already!
Plein air painting workshop with the artist Alejandro Carpintero in the 5th Frigiliana Art Route.
Spanish and English speaking
Meeting point at the Information Stand at Location No. 9
Saturday October 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and / or Sunday October 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. €55 each day. Easels included, materials not. Participants: 7-17
In this plein air painting workshop, we will learn a method to copy natural colors and see how they relate to each other, to represent light as the Impressionists discovered through “Simultaneous Contrast”, to achieve a sensation of distance and Aerial Perspective in our paintings, to compose and organize the work in the natural with the changing light and much more!
For reservations: rutadelartefrigiliana@gmail.com
and tlf: 645818089 


XXL-Ashtanga Yoga-Class: Every Monday 8-11 am
Love to offer you my Yoga-Classes, in our small yoga- studio bit up from Cajiz (Velez-Malaga)
Dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, adopted personally! Suitable for every body looking out for a traditional yoga-class.
Meditation, Pranayama and Asana combined in a nice morning program! I love to create a yoga program which is suitable and enjoyable, relaxing and strengthening for you!
Lets get in touch!
I am also offering Yoga Teacher Trainings (200hr /4 weeks /in a beautiful Villa near Benajarafe) TTC is certified by Yoga-alliance.
Next training in german language – starting 26th of September 2021
Next training in english language – starting 6th of March 2022
Any doubts please ask!
yogaandrea@web.de ; 0034 633 323 396


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Numatic heavy duty floor polisher. Includes 4 x white /1 x red /1 x black pads. €50. Caleta de Velez
Chris, Tel: 626778547
Email: chris4geoff at g Mail . Com


For Sale: White shelf (77 x 77 x 39 cm) with glass top (80 x 48 cm), hardly used, 20 Euro. Marlene, Torrox Costa.
E-Mail: marlenewoerner@web.de
WhatsApp/Signal 606 423 369 


Available for Long Term Rental: Spacious 2 bed lovely modern established country villa 5 minutes from the village of Cómpeta.
Large tiled & walled terrace with a 10mt x 5mt swimming pool.
Excellent access. 650 euro plus water & electricity. Clara, Competa.
For further details please ring 650 914 871 or
Email: claracompeta@hotmail.com


News & Articles

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Covid Malaga- Malaga registers two deaths and new infections remain below 200 cases: {Translation} Updated: 9Sep21
-The incidence rate of coronavirus in the province continues to fall and stands at 123 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while only the Costa del Sol Health District remains at level 2 health alert.
Coronavirus data in Malaga, which since Thursday is now almost entirely at level 1 health alert remain stable although in the last two days there have been slight increases in infections. They are still below 200 cases per day and far from the 275 with which the week started.
-Specifically, the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government has notified this Thursday 156 infections in Malaga in the last 24 hours, thirty more than yesterday and 88 more than Tuesday.
-Regarding the deaths, there are two more deaths in the province in the last 24 hours. In the nine days of September 32 people have lost their lives, ten of them have died this week. But in recent days there has also been a slight decrease in this section of the statistics, since the same days of last week (August 30 and September 2) left 27 victims, that is, the deaths would have been reduced by half.
-At present, 196 patients are admitted to hospital and 44 of them are in the ICU, which means that the situation on the ward has improved in the last week (with 34 less bedridden), but the occupancy of the ICU remains identical.
-As for the incidence rate, the province stands this Thursday with 123 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), six points less than yesterday, Wednesday. The fall has slowed, but still maintains the clear downward trend. For its part, the capital is at 133.8 cases, compared to 140.9 the day before.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/malaga-registra-dos-fallecidos-y-los-nuevos-contagios-se-mantienen-por-debajo-de-los-200-casos/


Andalusians wait an average of 44 days to have surgery and 86 days to see a specialist: {Translation, summary}
-During an appearance to report on the situation of the health waiting list during the pandemic, Aguirre reported the existence of 123,339 patients on the surgical waiting list in Andalusia, which represents a reduction of 22 percent compared to December 2018 and almost 20% compared to June 2020, reducing the average delay by 66 days.
-“We have made a greater effort in those patients pending surgery outside the deadline or who have been waiting for more than 365 days, as the reduction has been 30.8% (with respect to 2018) and almost 61% with respect to June 2020,” referred Aguirre.
-With respect to procedures guaranteed by law, the number of patients waiting is reduced by 2.6% with respect to 2018, and by 7.9% with respect to June 2020 data, reducing the average delay to 44 days.
-The reduction of patients in guaranteed procedures has been 65% with respect to those a year ago; having reduced the number of patients to 90 and 120 days. With respect to 180-day procedures, the number of patients has been reduced compared to a year ago but slightly increased compared to December 2018.
-Regarding the waiting list in outpatient consultations, the number of patients with delays of more than 60 days has been reduced by 16 percent, to place the measured delay at 87 days.
-In diagnostic tests, the situation is somewhat worse than in 2018 and similar to the end of 2019 in patients with delays of more than 30 days; it represents, however, 12 percent fewer patients compared to the previous year.
-Aguirre noted that the greatest effort has been made in serious pathologies that do not admit delay. From March 19 to June 30, 2021, 975 programmable pending patients with tumor pathology have been operated on, representing a reduction of 27% with an average delay for the intervention of 25 days.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andaluces-esperan-media-44-dias-para-operarse-y-86-para-especialista-202109091423_noticia.html


The Sierra Bermeja wildfire forces the closure of the AP-7, near Estepona, to traffic again: The huge blaze started at 9.37pm on Wednesday in two different zones, and investigators are working to find out if it was started deliberately. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/09/sierra-bermeja-wildfire-forces-20210909173140.html


More than 600 people evacuated as the Estepona, Jubrique and Genalguacil fire spreads to Benahavís: The rapid advance of the Sierra Bermeja fire, which has spread through the municipalities of Estepona, Benahavís, Jubrique and Genalguacil, has forced another hundred residents to be evicted in the last few hours this Thursday, 9 September.
It brings to 600 the number of people who have had to leave their homes due to the proximity of the wildfire, which has been classed as a Level 1 emergency by the Junta de Andalucía.
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/09/video-people-evacuated-estepona-20210909132934.html 


EU Health Agency Says Only Three EU Countries Are Safe to Travel to, Though Overall Situation Is Improving: In line with the figures published by ECDD today, September 9, only the following three countries and four regions, which have detected less than 50 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the last 14 days, are currently placed in the green category:
Region of Italy: Aosta
Region of Romania: Transylvania
Regions of Slovakia: Prešov and Košice
Consequently, this means that travel to these countries/regions is safe. In addition, in general, travellers from these countries and regions reaching the other EU Member States should not be subject to any entry restrictions. Still, it is up to each Member State to decide on its rules, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-health-agency-says-only-three-eu-countries-are-safe-to-travel-to-though-overall-situation-is-improving/ 


Morocco’s ruling Islamists defeated by liberals after decade in power: The Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), which has been in power since 2011, won just 12 seats in the country’s 395-seat parliament, plummeting from the 125 seats it got in the 2016 parliament.
The PJD’s liberal rival, the National Rally of Independents (RNI), won 97 seats to become the largest party in parliament.
The Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) came in second, winning 82 seats to retain its position as the second biggest party, despite winning fewer seats than in the last parliament. Full article: https://www.foreigner.fi/articulo/world/moroccos-ruling-islamists-defeated-by-liberals-after-decade-in-power/20210909191433013751.html


Smart Glasses by Facebook and RayBan Mix Cool With Creepy- Personal SpyCams Go Mainstream: Ray-Ban’s Stories look like classic sunglasses. Except they’re made in partnership with Facebook and have built-in cameras that are hard to spot. We tested them.
Look, did I feel creepy recording my mother and my aunt without them knowing? Or my barista? Or a random couple at the coffee shop? Or my Uber driver? Or an aggressive squirrel in Central Park? I sure did, but I was just doing my job. Not one spotted the cameras or the recording light until I told them.
And they’re powered by technology from Facebook, which has a long history of privacy issues.
Yet whenever I think of the cool, I can’t shake the creepy. Easy to record your kids! And just as easy for some stranger to record your kids. Easy to capture spontaneous moments with your friends! And just as easy for someone to record a partner who is unaware a camera is on.
Dystopian? Sure. But one of the big lessons of the last decade – and the rise of Big Tech – is that cutting-edge convenience comes at a cost. We’ve already slid down a few slippery slopes, including a lack of data privacy and smartphone dependency. The cost may be worth it at times. We have free search engines and social networks, and little computers in our pockets that do so much.
But before we tumble down the next slippery slope it is worth much deeper consideration. In the case of the Ray-Ban Stories, I’m not convinced being able to take pictures without a smartphone in your hands is worth the potential privacy concerns.
(Privacy and confidentiality will soon be a relic of the past. In the very near future EVERYTHING you do and say, and every penny you spend, and everywhere you go, and all your documents and records, will be recorded, and stored on blockchain for all time, instantly accessible by those providing the data services. And you will pay for the privilege! You will eventually be sold on new convenience and security services the glasses can provide, buy these glasses and feed data of your constant movements to Big-tech. It could even become mandatory. “The world will be safer if we know what everyone is doing all the time”, they will say.  Yes folks, that is where big-tech is headed. 
Surveillance cams and microphones are ubiquitous. Smartphones and digital assistants listen for our every word. Everything on the Internet is captured and saved. Now they want to turn every individual into a walking spy-cam! Please remember, every time you give up some privacy, it takes away with it some of your liberty that prior generations thought was worth fighting and dying for. -Ed.)
Full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/rayban-stories-facebook-review-11631193687

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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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