DigameXtra No. 2060 Wednesday, Sept. 15th, 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/


What’s On

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Starting Tomorrow (Thursday)- New, Relaxed Covid Restrictions For Andalucia, See Details In The News Section.


Ojen Festival of Jazz VI: Sunday 19 Sep, 8:30pm. Free.
This Sunday we have first Almoraima with Maestro Gómez on percussion, Miguel A. Gil on bass and another on flamenco guitar, to which we will add luxury collaborations with a flamenco jazz repertoire of the most cuco, without forgetting our fetish the great Paco de Lucía.
And later Sergio Diaz Muñoz (Stravinsky) quartet with the great Enrique Oliver.
Free and outdoors (Ojén town square), there is no excuse to miss it.  FB link 


Marbella set to host Ironman triathlon Sunday, September 19: The triathlon will take place from 8 am on the beach of Levante in Puerto Banus, and will have a segment of swimming of 1,900 metres, another of cycling of 90 kilometres, with a circuit that will cross neighboring municipalities, including Monda, another one for running on the Paseo Maritimo of Marbella, of 21 kilometres on the Costa del Sol. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/14/marbella-set-to-host-ironman-triathlon/ 


Theatrical Tour MADINAT BALISH:
Saturday Oct. 2, 10:00
Travel in time with us to the Andalusi past of Balish Vélez-Málaga and interact with its historical characters as you walk through the medieval town!
If you want to join the tour, please contact us via email: sharqandalus@gmail.com including your full name, phone number and the subjet “TOURBALISH “.
Or by phone or whatsapp: 689 77 64 88. Price: 15 euros. Image:FB.  FB link 


Vélez-Málaga presents the ‘IX Charity Padel Tournament’ by Afadax Alzheimer’s Association: The event held on the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day, and that will be the 17 to 19 September in the ski sport centre Waltz Sport Axarquia region of Torre del Mar. FB link 


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Nik of all Trades- Services available for home, garden and office:
-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 50€, 75€ and 100€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
Check my website for examples of my work  www.nikofalltrades.es
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nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free! 


Coast Fm Gold:
Things are starting to get back to ‘Normal’ …now what?
Let people know you are open for business by advertising on the radio, where you will be heard 4 to 6 times a day, in the car, the kitchen, the bedroom, even on the beach!
No magazine can do that!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold is the Eastern Costa del Sol’s number one radio station, heard locally and all over the world on 97.6fm, Online, Google, Siri, Alexa and on Tunein!
Based in Nerja and broadcasting 24 hours a day, your advert would be heard between 4 to 6 times a day, every day at the same cost as a magazine or local newspaper, which are looked at maybe once or even missed…….you can’t miss whats on the radio unless it’s switched off!
We script it, do the voiceover, add music and once approved by you…..we broadcast it!
Whether your a bar an estate agent, supermarket or have a product or service you would like the world to know about, let them know on 97.6 Coast Fm Gold.
Email to studio @ coastfmgold.com or WhatsApp to 691934626 or leave message and we will call you back!


Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com



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Halting Erosion using Vetiver:
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Belle concrete mixer 230v 90 liters 60 mix 120€
-Stihl HLE 71 electric hedge cutter 160€
-Florabest electric chainsaw 40€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


Wanted: Large Dog Cage. I’m going taking care of a large dog from 10 until 22 october, and looking for a large dog cage.
I’m interested when somebody has such a large bench for using or buying. Can collect it the area Torrox.
Edith, Torrox, Tel. 641349166


News & Articles

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Andalucía’s Covid-19 incidence rate drops below 100, back to the level of August 2020: Andalusia has registered, this Tuesday, 14 September, a total of 577 new coronavirus infections, some 73 more than Monday when 504 were registered.
The Andalusian Institute of Cartography and Statistics (IECA), has also confirmed 21 coronavirus deaths, 14 more than 24 hours ago and one fewer than a week ago. As for the 21 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, 13 were added in Seville, three in Cadiz, two in Almeria, two in Malaga and one in Granada and one in Huelva. One death in Jaén has been subtracted due to an adjustment in the figures.
The cumulative incidence rate stands at 98.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, some 3.6 points less than on Monday. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/14/andalucia-covid-incidence-rate-20210914133338.html 


COVID-19 vaccine booster shots ‘not appropriate’ at this stage of the pandemic – WHO scientists: COVID-19 vaccines remain a highly effective protection against the virus but booster shots are not needed for the general public at this stage, a leading group of scientists have concluded.
The report, published in The Lancet on Monday, said although a booster shot may be “appealing”, the available evidence does not support boosters for the general population.
Source Article: https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/coronavirus/covid19-vaccine-booster-shots-not-appropriate-at-this-stage-of-the-pandemic-who-scientists/news-story/639b0e6d29d4dd7685a7539dc1359ab6
Lancet Article: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02046-8/fulltext 


Spain announces new measures to bring down soaring energy bills: The escalation of prices on the wholesale market has pressured the Spanish government – headed by a center-left coalition of the Socialist Party (PSOE) and junior partner Unidas Podemos – to take action to curb the cost of household energy bills.
While the government has no control over the wholesale market – which is set by a daily auction – Sánchez told state broadcaster RTVE that he aims to limit the impact of these price rises with a new action plan that will be approved by the Spanish Cabinet on Tuesday.
-The plan involves four fronts: structural reform to promote cleaner and cheaper energy, measures to protect the most vulnerable households, cuts on some taxes and redirecting some of the profits made by energy companies back to the consumer. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2021-09-14/spain-announces-new-measures-to-bring-down-soaring-energy-bills.html


The first authorised drug made with cannabidiol (CBD) arrives in Spain: The Ministry of Health has approved the use in Spain of the first drug made exclusively based on cannabidiol (CBD) – one of the components of the cannabis plant – after two years of clinical trials involving 714 people, and it is already used to treat patients suffering from two forms of epilepsy. Full article:


More Covid Restrictions Relaxed in Andalucia: {Translation} Updated: 13SEP21, 20:22
-After the meeting, which has been attended by the Minister of Health, Jesus Aguirre, the committee has determined the following developments, which will come into force this Thursday at 00:00 hours.
-Nightlife establishments: the number of diners at tables inside both level 2 and level 1 will be the same, going from 6 to 8 diners. Thus, they would be the same as in restaurants for both levels.
-Beaches: measures for nighttime beach closures are eliminated for level 2 alerts.
-Religious worship indoors: the capacity is increased to 100% in places of worship, maintaining the greatest possible interpersonal distance, at level 1 alert with the recommended hygienic-sanitary conditions.
-Children’s recreational establishments: in level 1, two groups of users are allowed to stay simultaneously, as long as they do not coincide in the same play area of the establishment. For example, one group will be allowed to have a snack and another one in the playroom. The capacity is increased to 100% in outdoor spaces and 75% in enclosed spaces in alert level 1. In level 2 alert, it would be increased to 60% outdoors and 50% indoors.
-Sports facilities: in alert level 1, 100% of capacity is allowed for physical-sports practice in conventional outdoor sports facilities and spaces. Indoors, 75% is maintained. The limit for the end of tests and non-conventional sporting events is raised to 01:00 hours.
-Theaters, movie theaters and auditoriums: the capacity is increased to 100% in alert level 1 while maintaining the greatest possible interpersonal distance and hygienic-sanitary conditions.
Establishments of zoological, botanical and geological activities (including aquariums): in level 1 and 2 alert, the permitted capacity is increased to 100% in open spaces and to 75% in closed spaces.
-Gaming and betting establishments and premises: the timetable of the catering activity carried out in them is equal to the rest of the catering activity. In level 1 and 2 of alert, the occupation of tables is extended to 8 people indoors and 10 outdoors.
-Universities: Andalusian public and private universities may continue to carry out their activities in person. In any case, they must adopt the organizational and preventive measures indicated by the health authority. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/teatros-cines-auditorios-poblaciones-nivel-1-alerta-podran-emplear-aforo-completo/


Sierra Bermeja fire under control: The rain overnight has aided firefighters who were able to declare that the blaze was under control on Tuesday morning. The fire has destroyed nearly 10,000 hectares.
On Monday evening residents from five of the six villages evacuated on Sunday – Jubrique, Júzcar, Pujerra, Faraján and Alpandeire – were allowed to go home.
The fire has destroyed 9,963 hectares, making this the worst wildfire in the province of Malaga in 30 years. The Barranco Blanco blaze that started in Coín in 2012 razed 8,225 hectares. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/14/sierra-bermeja-fire-under-20210914081259.html 


Tower Bridge and parts of the Tube ‘flooded’ as rain deluge hits London: Tower Bridge and parts of the London Underground have flooded as heavy downpours continue to batter the capital. Footage has shown cars ploughing through floodwater on the famous bridge in central London, with a blanket of clouds filling the sky. Full article: https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/tower-bridge-and-parts-of-the-tube-flooded-as-rain-deluge-hits-london/ 


Dutch PM Rutte- Netherlands to ease COVID-19 restrictions:
The Dutch government on Tuesday announced they are easing COVID-19 restrictions and will introduce a “corona” pass showing proof of vaccination to go to bars, restaurants, clubs or cultural events. Most social distancing requirements will be dropped from Sept. 25. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-pm-rutte-netherlands-ease-covid-19-restrictions-2021-09-14/


Football News- Sevilla and Salzburg shatter Champions League record amid penalty farce 1-1 draw: A chaotic opening matchday in Seville saw four penalties awarded in a crazy half-hour – of which three were won by the same player – during a farcical Champions League encounter. It was the first time that four penalties had been awarded in a Champions League encounter over the course of 90 minutes and was all the more remarkable as all were awarded in the space of 30 chaotic first half minutes. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/champions-league-record-sevilla-salzburg-24985329 


Beware of Fake “Team Viewer” Software Downloads:
-Users searching for TeamViewer remote desktop software on search engines like Google are being redirected to malicious links that drop ZLoader malware onto their systems while simultaneously embracing a stealthier infection chain that allows it to linger on infected devices and evade detection by security solutions.
-The latest wave of attacks is believed to target users of Australian and German financial institutions with the primary goal of intercepting users’ web requests to the banking portals and stealing bank credentials. But the campaign is also noteworthy because of the steps it takes to stay under the radar, including running a series of commands to hide the malicious activity by disabling Windows Defender.
-The infection chain commences when a user clicks on an advertisement shown by Google on the search results page and is redirected to the fake TeamViewer site under the attacker’s control, thus tricking the victim into downloading a rogue but signed variant of the software (“Team-Viewer.msi”).
-DoctorLaptop adds:
If you suspect you have installed this rouge version of Team Viewer, here is a procedure to correctly remove it.
1. Uninstall Team Viewer, restart computer.
2. Run CCleaner’s registry cleaner and delete all the junk files it finds. Restart computer.
3. This malware disables Windows Defender, so we need to use another malware removal tool. Do a full system malware scan with a free “online malware scanner”. I suggest ESET Online Malware Scanner.
Be sure to check the box to allow the scanner to automatically remove threats.
Be aware this scan can take 6 to 8hrs or longer, depending on your internet connection and the amount of data on your hard drive. I suggest you start it before going to bed, it will be done and showing the scan results when you return to the computer the next day.
4. Restart computer and check in Settings>Windows Security>Virus & Threat Detection, and confirm that Windows Defender (if on a Windows computer) is enabled. You may need to click the yellow button to restart Defender.
(As previously covered here, unless you use Team Viewer everyday, you should only install it when needed, and then uninstall it when finished. It is very dangerous to leave Team Viewer installed on a computer when it is not being used.)
Reference: https://thehackernews.com/2021/09/new-stealthier-zloader-variant.html


Update Google Chrome to Patch 2 New Zero-Day Flaws Under Attack: —-Google on Monday released security updates for Chrome web browser to address a total of 11 security issues, two of which it says are actively exploited zero-days in the wild. 
-As is typically the case, the company said it’s “aware that exploits for CVE-2021-30632 and CVE-2021-30633 exist in the wild” without sharing additional specifics about how, when, and where the vulnerabilities were exploited, or the threat actors that may be abusing them.
With these two security shortcomings, Google has addressed a total of 11 zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome since the start of the year. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/09/update-google-chrome-to-patch-2-new.html 


Fakebook Censors Song Critical of Biden’s Afghan Exit: With unusual speed, Facebook has blocked a Grammy-nominated songwriter from promoting his new tune that pays tribute to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whacks President Joe Biden’s bumbled withdrawal.
On John Ondrasik’s page, Facebook said it was blocking an ad to promote his new song, “Blood on my hands,” because “it doesn’t comply with our advertising policies.”
Ondrasik wrote the just-released song in reaction to the deaths of 13 service members in the days leading to the full U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the plight of those left behind, especially women. Full article & song video: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/facebook-drops-hammer-on-song-critical-of-biden-blood-on-my-hands 


CORRECTION: Yesterdays article regarding Microsoft installing its new AI center in Barcelona mistakenly mentioned a “Security Center” being built at the old Malaga army base by Microsoft. The “Security Center” being built at the old Malaga army base is actually a Google owned facility. -Ed.

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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
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