DigameXtra No. 2059 Tuesday, Sept. 14th, 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

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One night with Sinatra: La Pergola is proud to announce our first live music night! As from 8 PM on Saturday 18th of September, Martin (The Rat Pack, Sinatra) will be performing all your romantic favorites! Enjoy a beautiful evening with us serving our a la carte menu! Reservations are recommended so you don’t miss out on this great evening!
See you at La Pergola, Urb. Las Mimosas 3, 29649 Mijas  FB link 


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Wall hanging unit natural with neutral chalk paint & waxed. Measurements 86 x 21 x 70cms Price 45€
-Sewing box been stripped back to natural & waxed with a hint of color ideal for multi uses Measurements 66 x 38.5 x 42cms Price 60€
-Occasional table waxed natural top with chalk paint base Measurements 77 x 56 x 64cms Price 70€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Garden table and four chairs. Metal, in good condition but would benefit from a respray. Table measures 140cm X 80cm, 75cm high. €100
FREE: Spanish sideboard. Not in great condition but would make a good project.  Email: lizbedford@outlook.com or
WhatsApp 447528689179 


For Sale: New UK language computer keyboards with USB connector, business grade. High quality Logitech brand, model K120. Full UK keyboard with number pad. €25. Plugs into the USB port on any computer. Allows you to continue using that old laptop with the bad keyboard. 
See it here: https://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/keyboard-k120-business#section-product-hero
Notice it says on their website own these are currently back-ordered (out of stock), so are in short supply and currently difficult to find (see pic).
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Call 675 993 069, after 5pm. Missed calls returned asap. 


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalusia adds 504 new cases in 48 hours and seven deaths: {Translation, summary} Updated: 13SEP21 13:24
-Andalusia recorded this Monday, September 13, a total of 504 infections, 206 less than this Saturday – on Sunday the Covid data is not reported – when 710 were recorded and 794 less than those reported seven days ago.
-Also reported are seven deaths, the same as 48 hours ago and one more than a week ago.
-For its part, the cumulative incidence continues to fall and stands at 102.2 points per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 6.9 points less than Saturday and 66.9 points less than seven days ago.
-Andalusia has registered this Monday, September 13, a drop of 62 patients hospitalized by Covid compared to the previous day (48 hours) to stand at a total of 573, which represents a decrease of 200 in the comparative interweekly and that the hospital situation continues at levels of mid-July, while patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have fallen by six and are at 153, 34 less than those disseminated seven days ago.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/andalucia/balance-coronavirus-andalucia-lunes-13-septiembre-2021_0_1610539594.html 


Spain Expands It’s Position As The New “World Tech Headquarters”: Just a few months ago Microsoft announced it was moving its “world headquarters for Security” to Malaga’s old army base. In todays announcement, Microsoft says it has chosen Barcelona as the base of operations for its new R&D hub specialized in the application of Artificial Intelligence technologies, a division that has seven other facilities around the world.
In its initial phase, Microsoft will install an Artificial Intelligence research center in Barcelona that will have 30 professionals who are experts in fields such as software engineering, Machine Learning or Deep Learning. Full article: https://financialinvestor24.com/news/246/microsoft-chooses-spain-to-create-a-new-artificial-intelligence-research-center/


Vélez-Málaga’s Red Cross starts to extend services: At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Red Cross (Cruz Roja) in Vélez-Málaga, which also runs an English-language service, was forced to suspend many services and activities.
The charity is now able to offer the loan of physical aids such as wheelchairs, crutches, walking frames, and beds. “There is no charge for the loan of these items and, apart from the beds, they are normally in stock and available at relatively short notice.”
Lifts to attend important appointments such as medical checkups and the supply and installation of emergency help alarms are also now available. Richard noted that there is a charge for the alarm service. For further information and help, contact on email: 29094social@cruzroja.es or phone: 952 50 03 21. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/10/velez-malaga-cross-starts-20210910103204-v.html


Italian GP- Max Verstappen handed three-place Russia grid penalty after Lewis Hamilton crash:
The stewards, who investigated the incident after Sunday’s race, ruled that Max Verstappen was “predominantly to blame” for the collision with Lewis Hamilton; Verstappen says: “I don’t full agree with the penalty as I believe it was a racing incident.”
Verstappen will have to serve his penalty at the Russian GP on September 26 as stewards, following a post-race investigation, ruled that he caused the collision that ended both the championship rivals’ races. Photo:AP. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/amp/f1/news/12433/12406259/italian-gp-max-verstappen-handed-three-place-russia-grid-penalty-after-lewis-hamilton-crash 


Tennis News- No Slam as Medvedev beats Djokovic in US Open: Novak Djokovic fell one step short in his Grand Slam bid. Daniil Medvedev beat him 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open final to win his first major title.
Djokovic was trying to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four Grand Slam singles titles in the same year. But the No. 2 seed from Russia made clear it wasn’t going to happen Sunday when he built a 4-0 lead in the third set after winning the first two.
Djokovic will go into next year still tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 major titles, most in men’s history. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/latest-djokovic-grand-slam-us-open-final-79976047 


Women’s Rugby News- Spain shock Ireland to leave Rugby World Cup hopes in the balance: Result- Spain 8 Ireland 7
The Rugby World Cup dreams of the Ireland women’s team hang in the balance after they suffered a shock one-point defeat to Spain in their qualification opener at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma on Monday night. This result means Ireland will have to win their final two games against Italy and Scotland to have any hope of reaching next year’s finals in New Zealand. Photo:Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho. Full article: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/spain-shock-ireland-to-leave-rugby-world-cup-hopes-in-the-balance-1.4672987 


Internet Problems From This Weekend Continue: Worldwide, sources are reporting a variety of internet problems. Many major websites like Amtrak, Currys and Trip Advisor are experiencing down time. Some sent emails are taking many hours to arrive, delays appear more likely if they contain large attachments. Some sites repeatedly disconnect and make you log in again. Some Fakebook web-pages are taking minutes to finish loading on computers, the FB mobile app seems ok. To check if a website is off-line, use this site-checker, https://www.isitdownrightnow.com/


APPLE EMERGENCY PATCH ALERT- Apple wants you to update your iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch ASAP! : Apple is warning users to update their devices as soon as possible after it fixed a major spyware flaw. The company has released emergency software updates in iOS 14.8 after learning of a vulnerability that let hackers break into Apple devices without users even clicking a link!
-Known as Pegasus, the spyware can record texts, emails, and phone calls, and share them. It can also turn on devices’ cameras and microphones. “This spyware can do everything an iPhone user can do on their device and more,” Citizen Lab researcher John Scott-Railton told the Times.
-Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-fixed-iphone-flaw-let-hackers-spy-without-link-clicks-2021-9


REVEALED- Fakebook exempts secret ‘whitelisted’ elite from its rules and allows them to post banned content with special XCheck program: The Silicon Valley giant’s program, called ‘XCheck’ or ‘cross check,’ created a so-called ‘whitelist’ of celebrities who are immune from enforcement, according to The Wall Street Journal.
XCheck’ allowed international soccer star Neymar to post nude photos of a woman who had accused him of rape in 2019. The images were deleted by Fakebook after a whole day, allowing them to be seen by Neymar’s tens of millions of his followers. Fakebook’s standard procedure calls for deleting ‘nonconsensual intimate imagery’ as well as deleting the account. But Neymar’s nude photos of the woman were allowed to remain in public view for more than 24 hours and his account was not deactivated. (Many other examples of  celeb’s illegal posts evidently immune from FB censors in the full article. -Ed.)
Last year, ‘XCheck’ allowed posts that violated Fakebook guidelines to be viewed at least 16.4 billion times before they were finally removed, according to a document obtained by the Journal. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9986225/Facebook-exempts-secret-whitelisted-elite-rules-allows-post-banned-content.html


US drone strike mistakenly targeted Afghan aid worker and nine family members, investigation finds:
-The US mistakenly targeted and killed an innocent aid worker for an American company in a drone strike in Afghanistan.
-The victim was 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi, who died with nine members of his family, including seven children, when a missile from a US air force Reaper drone struck his car as he arrived home from work in a residential neighborhood of Kabul.
-US military officials have insisted the targets of the 29 August operation were Islamic State suicide bombers plotting an attack on Kabul airport
-What the US military observers figured was Ahmadi acting suspiciously, the newspaper said, was him going about his normal business as a worker for the California-based aid group Nutrition and Education International. The “explosives” in the vehicle were water cartons that Ahmadi filled from a hose at his office and was taking home to his family.
-The Washington Post also published its own investigation into the deadly US strike, which reached similar conclusions. Photo:Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/11/us-drone-strike-mistakenly-targeted-afghan-aid-worker-investigation-finds


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