DigameXtra No. 2061 Thursday, Sept. 16th, 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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THIS WEEKEND, if you live in the area and have never been to Cómpeta, you owe it to yourself to get to this event! Returning after an eighteen month break!-  The Cómpeta Art Walk is back! From Friday September 17th, thru Sunday Sept. 19th:
This will be the 12th year that this beautiful white mountain village has hosted the Art Walk, with many international artists, sculptors and craftspeople exhibiting in their own homes, galleries or in municipal buildings.
You will get the chance to talk to the exhibitors about their motivation, inspiration and creative processes in their art, and of course to purchase pieces.
All spaces are within a manageable walking distance of each other (some steep roads, this is a mountain village), and can be viewed in one day.
As there will be a 2 hour break from 2.00pm – 4.00pm why not book a table at one of the many wonderful restaurants that are scattered throughout Cómpeta, or indeed make a weekend of it and book your own accommodation.
There will be live music on Saturday night in the main square and possibly other smaller musical events throughout the weekend.
Admission is absolutely free, no need to book (only accommodation and restaurants), so don’t miss out on this fabulous event.
We hope to see you at Cómpeta Art Walk on 17, 18 & 19 September 2021.
For more information email: artwalk@gmx.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/artwalk.competa
Instagram: Artwalk.competa 


Jack Cade Revolution: Rock till you drop, on the terrace at Hotel Balcon Competa. Saturday 18th September. Come along to hear some Rock classics from Jack Cade Revolution. Music starts at 8.30pm. To book a table call 952553662. 


Live Music with Vera & Bert: This Saturday, Sept 18th, at Miky’s in La Tavola, Urb. Sierra Gorda, Coin. Pop, rock, jazz, disco.
Good food, nice place, great staff. Due to the success of last time, Vera and Bert will perform again. In favor of their 26 dogs in the Animal Love and Rescue Resort.
Start: 8pm. Don’t miss it, be there! FB link 


Alice Cooper Band + The Cult- UK May/June 2022, On Sale NOW:
Alice Cooper and The Cult have announced a co-headlining tour for next summer hitting Britain’s arenas in May and June 2022. Pre-sale tickets and VIP Packages are now available at https://alicecooper.com/tour/
May 23, 2022, Swansea Arena
-May 25, 2022, London O2
-May 27, 2022, Manchester AO Arena
-May 28, 2022, Glasgow SSE Hydro
-May 30, 2022, Birmingham World Arena
-June 1, 2022, Leeds First Direct Arena 


(Corrected) Tourist Day Torrox: Friday Sep 17, with more activities Saturday 18.
Visit our heritage, traverse our streets, enjoy the crafts, immerse yourself in the sports and beach. Plus the live Gran Gala, starting at 22h in The Balcony next to the Lighthouse in Torrox Costa, with the stellar performance of Café Quijano (free entry until capacity is full).  FB link 


Concert in Nerja- Javier Ojeda opens the season of the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja: Next Friday, September 24, the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja opens the Season 2021-2022 with a concert of Javier Ojeda, singer of the legendary group Danza Invisible. The action, which will begin at 21.00 hours, is sponsored by the Provincial council of Malaga within your program Culturama, will be accompanied by the entire band, and will present his new album, Decanting. The entrance will be free, by invitation, to complete the space. Those interested in attending can request information by calling the phone 952523863 or in the Cultural Center. FB link 


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Colorful tall boy done in different shades of blue /grey with a touch of coffee con leche new knobs & waxed Measurements 50.50 x 45 x 118cms Price 95€
-Writing desk striped back to natural and stained in grey stain with grey chalk paint with new bronze handles Measurements 103 x 55 x 76cms. Price 65€
-Tv unit Stained top & drawer with bronze handles chalk paint waxed Measurements W85.50 x 42 x 79cms Price 80€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Third Row Seats for 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser. €50.
Buyer collects, Donna, Nerja


For Sale: Exterior table and 4 chairs in good condition €25 or near offer. Metal frame. Table measurements H75cms x W75cms x L120cms. Chairs H44 x W40 x L40 cms. Reason for sale, surplus to requirements. Buyer collects. Location near Benamocarra, Velez Malaga. Telephone 619 471 301, or sandra.hendey@gmail.com 


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucía- Incidence rate drops to 89.5; 11 deaths recorded, 10 less than yesterday:
-The Andalusian region has registered a total of 628 new coronavirus infections this Wednesday, 15 September, some 51 more than the day before when 504 were recorded but 52 fewer than those reported a week ago.
-Andalucia has also added eleven deaths, ten fewer than 24 hours ago and 16 down on seven days ago; four were recorded in Malaga, three in Huelva and one each in Seville, Jaén, Cadiz and Almeria
-The cumulative incidence rate stands at 89.49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, some 9.11 lower than Tuesday, and 37.3 down compared to seven days ago.
-Andalucía has seen a drop of 35 in the number of patients hospitalised for Covid compared to the previous day to reach a total of 556, a decrease of 207 in the inter-weekly comparison, while the number of patients in an intensive care unit has fallen for the ninth consecutive day, by 15, to stand at 135, some 37 less than the number reported seven days ago. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/15/andalucia-covid-incidence-rate-20210915172910.html


Covid Spain- The incidence is down to 101 points after adding 3,723 new infections and 90 deaths: All the communities are also below that threshold of 150 cases. In addition, Andalusia, Asturias, the Canary Islands, Castilla y León, the Valencian Community, Galicia, Murcia and La Rioja, eight communities in total, fall below the barrier of 100 cases. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-incidence-is-close-to-100-points-after-adding-3723-new-infections-and-90-deaths/


Nuclear power companies threaten to shut down plants if Spanish government takes action on soaring bills: Spain’s energy companies are preparing to fight back against the government’s plans to reduce their “extraordinary profits” and redirect these to consumers. The energy sector says it will be ‘impossible to continue’ if their excess gains are cut as part of the raft of measures aimed at reducing the cost of electricity for consumers.
The Nuclear Forum, a group that also includes the main electricity companies, warned that if a government bill on reducing CO2 emission-related profits gets greenlighted by Congress, “the continuity of Spain’s nuclear plants would become impossible.”
Despite the Nuclear Forum’s warning about the risk of having to shut down plants ahead of time due to untenable costs, the owners of these facilities do not have the power to unilaterally decide on their date of closure, but must instead make a request to the relevant ministry. These plants typically operate on 10-year licenses and must honor the timeframes or face hefty sanctions. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2021-09-15/nuclear-power-companies-threaten-to-shut-down-plants-if-spanish-government-takes-action-on-soaring-bills.html 


The wholesale electricity market shoots up to a new record of 188 euros / MWh after the Government’s shock plan: The average daily price of electricity in the wholesale market is going to pulverize another record this Thursday, already shooting above 188 euros / MWh, after the shock plan approved by the Government on Tuesday was approved, which, among other measures, cut 2,600 million to electricity companies due to the increase in gas prices to mitigate its impact on the receipt of consumers. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-wholesale-electricity-market-shoots-up-to-a-new-record-of-188-euros-mwh-after-the-governments-shock-plan/


Movie Piracy- Customers of Major UK ISPs Receive Letters Demanding Cash: Voltage Holdings LLC, a company well known for tracking down pirates worldwide and demanding cash settlements for alleged movie piracy, has officially begun work in the UK. After obtaining at least one High Court order, customers of ISPs including Virgin Media are now being contacted by a law firm demanding cash settlements to make possible lawsuits go away. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/movie-piracy-customers-of-major-uk-isps-receive-letters-demanding-cash-210915/


UEFA Champions League Scores: Wed., 15SEP21
Source: https://www.betexplorer.com 


Who is the World’s 2nd largest food exporter? The Netherlands!:


Windows 11 available on Oct 5: Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase. (I strongly suggest you wait a few months before upgrading to Windows 11, especially if your computer is more than 3 years old. Give them a chance to work out the bugs! I will get it for testing the day it comes out, and also monitor industry analyst reviews. I will report my findings back here. I will also post a guide on how to properly prepare your device for the Win 11 Upgrade. This is a major upgrade, and you want to do it as “cleanly” as possible to get the best performance from the “new” system. Installing on top of a bunch of junk is asking for trouble, especially on laptops more than 3 years old. Why 3 years? It has to do with new features added to processors in 2018. Win 11 will look for these processor features when it installs. If it identifies a pre-2018 processor during install, the installer will attempt alternative installation protocols with patches for older processors, that are less than optimal. These type of processor patches have a reputation for being unreliable, the older the laptop, the more likely to fail. The good news is that Win 10 is supported for another 4 years. By then it will certainly be time to replace those old pre 2018 laptops.
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Microsoft is further nudging users away from passwords by rolling out passwordless sign-in options to all consumer Microsoft accounts: To that end, and as it gears up to launch Windows 11 in just a few weeks, Microsoft is rolling out its passwordless sign-in option, previously available only to commercial customers, to all Microsoft accounts. This means that users will be able to sign in to services, such as Outlook and OneDrive, without having to use a password. Instead, users can use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key and SMS or emailed codes. Full article: https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/15/microsoft-now-lets-you-sign-in-without-your-password/


New company documents show Facebook knows Instagram is toxic for teen girls: Instagram says it’s looking at new ways to discourage users from focusing on their physical appearance after The Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook researchers have repeatedly found that the photo-sharing platform is toxic for teen girls.
The newspaper reported on Tuesday that researchers at Facebook, which purchased Instagram in 2012, have been conducting studies for the past three years into how the app affects its millions of young users. The research shows the platform can damage mental health and body image, especially among teen girls. Full article: https://abc13.com/facebook-knows-instagram-is-toxic-for-teen-girls-mental-health-teenage-body-image-issues/11022272/

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