DigameXtra No. 2067 Thursday, Sept. 23rd, 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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Exhibition: Jill Carrott
The last 4 days of my art exhibition, “From My Point of View”, starting today, Thursday 23rd of September. I am open from 11am to 2.30pm until Sunday 26th.
Sala de Exposiciones, Calle Real 98, Frigiliana, next to the church square.
jillcarrott@msn.com ; Whatsapp, 666250365 


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar October coming events & excursions:
-Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday – “our shop” is open with ladies and men’s fashions and household goods. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Every Monday – Craft group. Time 10.00 – 13.00 in the centre. 5€ or with friends of Lux Mundi card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Every Monday –Knitting & crochet group. Time 10.30 to 13.00 in the centre.
-Every Wednesday – Art group. Time 10.00 – 13.00 at the centre. 5€ or with friends of Lux Mundi card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Fridays – coffee morning. Enjoy homemade cakes and a beverage in our lovely shady garden. Inside seating is also available. Purchase ladies and men’s clothing. Kitchen & household items, bedding, curtains and much more. The book shop, hundreds of second-hand books, cds and dvds too. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Cancelled the Taizé prayer on 24th of September moved to Friday 1st October – Taizé prayer at the San Andrés parish church in Torre del Mar. Time 20.45. Taizé prayers is a monthly invitation to join us in prayer for unity and for all your personal intentions.
-Thursday 14th October – Coach Excursion to Motril, Rum distillery & Almuñecar. Visit the pre-industrial sugar cane museum followed by a guided tour of the Ron Montero (Rum) distillery. Stop on the way for breakfast. There will be free time for lunch and a stop in Almuñecar, on our way back home. We will leave at 17.30. Breakfast, lunch and coffee are not included. Ticket price 24 Euros or with a Lux Mundi card 19 Euros. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times: Viñuela (Football Pitch) 08.30, Torre Del Mar (Bus station) 08:50, Caleta (Opposite the Vets) 08:55, Algarrobo (Lidl) 09:00.
-Saturday 23rd October – Salon Varieties, Fuegirola “Little Shop of Horrors”. A Black Comedy Musical. Arriving approx 17.00, free time to purchase refreshments and the show starts at 19.30.Ticket price 34 Euros or with a Lux Mundi card 30 Euros, Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times: Viñuela (Football Pitch) 15.20, Algarrobo (Lidl) 15.45, Caleta (Vets) 15.50, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 16.00.
-Friday 29th October – Taizé Prayer at the San Andrés Parish Church in Torre del Mar. Time 20.45. Taizé prayers is a monthly invitation to join us in prayer for unity and for all your personal intentions.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. For further information please contact the Centre Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Good quality two tone beige leather sofas 3 seater 190 x 85cms 2 seater 150 x 85cms Price 280€
-Solid pine low chest of drawers been sanded back to natural wood and restained ,drawers front chalk paint with new bronze handles 85 x 42 x 55cms Price 75€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
Info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items: Three items of furniture originally from Piramides Puerto, all of Danish design which proves it’s quality.
-One dining table 160×90 with four chairs: 120€
-One wing back chair: 30€
-One three seater sofa 208 long: 100€
If you should want the lot, then the price would be: 225€
Buyer to collect (Cómpeta area) local delivery could be arranged at extra cost.
Call John on 653 11 11 89, WhatsApp is best as we don’t have a good phone signal but have wi-fi at home,
email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 


For Sale: Robot Pool Cleaner. Dolphin Swell MX with Maytronics power supply. Immaculate condition, not a scratch on it!
Includes: robot, control panel, new filters inside, trolley, 16 metre cable, four new, fine filters and instruction booklet.
Quick user guide for this model can be seen on YouTube.
Price €850.00
Buyer to collect from Sayalonga (car park) or can meet at Repsol Algarrobo.
Any questions please feel free to phone
Mark, Sayalonga 665864187 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Two purple glass vases 39cms tall. 10 euros each, or two for 15 euros.
-Purple glass plate/dish, 45cms diameter. 10 euros.
All in perfect condition, just haven’t got room for them anymore.
Can be collected from Competa campo, (Directions can be sent)
Maria, Competa Tel. 643005983 


For Sale: 2 Seater Sofa from DFS. Fully reclinable electric powered with 2 USB charging points. Scotchgard treated to be stain resistant and comes with cleaning kit. 250€
Bill, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects. 635137617
Email: wogilvie4@gmail.com 


Recommendations & Requests


Endesa: Hi all. I have been into Endesa office in Nerja today regarding our outstanding facturas for electricity. The last one we received was for May. They told me that Endesa are still having problems with their computers, and unable to raise these accounts. It maybe October or November when it’s sorted. She did say that we would not lose our electric connection for non payment as it is not our fault. Just thought I would reassure you if you like us are one of their customers. Sue, Torrox Campo. maundfitchATgmail D0T com


Bus Timetable: Can anyone tell me what times the bus runs from Caleta de Velez to TDM around mid day. Also if they can advise the approximate fare. TIA. Jan, Caleta de Velez
Email: janmaclean29@yahoo.co.uk


News & Articles

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Andalucía’s coronavirus incidence rate continues to drop to 65.2:
The Andalusian region has this Wednesday, 22 September, registered a total of 468 new coronavirus infections, an increase of 176 cases in 24 hours but 160 fewer than last Wednesday.
Data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), also counts 15 deaths, five more than the day before and four more than a week ago.
As for the 15 deaths, six were recorded in Seville, five in Malaga and one, each, in Almeria, Cordoba, Granada and Jaén. Cadiz and Huelva are the provinces that have not registered any deaths this Wednesday.
The cumulative incidence rate for the region stands at 65.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down some 3.8 in 24 hours, and 24.3 fewer than last Wednesday. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/22/andalucia-coronavirus-incidence-rate-20210922123837.html 


Telegraph UK Exposé- Wuhan scientists planned to release coronavirus particles into cave bats, planned to create chimeric viruses, genetically enhanced to infect humans more easily:
-Wuhan and US scientists were planning to release enhanced airborne coronavirus particles into Chinese bat populations to inoculate them against diseases that could jump to humans, leaked grant proposals dating from 2018 show.
-New documents show that just 18 months before the first Covid-19 cases appeared, researchers had submitted plans to release skin-penetrating nanoparticles and aerosols containing “novel chimeric spike proteins” of bat coronaviruses into cave bats in Yunnan, China.
-They also planned to create chimeric viruses, genetically enhanced to infect humans more easily, and requested $14million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to fund the work.
-The proposal also included plans to mix high-risk natural coronavirus strains with more infectious but less dangerous varieties.
Full article : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/09/21/wuhan-scientists-planned-releaseskin-penetrating-nanoparticles/
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Spain’s Ministry of Health supports a third Covid vaccine dose, despite scientific doubts: The administration of a third Covid jab to the general population continues to cause misgivings among a good part of the scientific community and continues to fuel controversy between countries and experts.
But within Spain’s Ministry of Health that controversy does not exist. Internal documents from the department, headed by Carolina Darias, clearly show a commitment to administer an extra dose of a coronavirus vaccine to the general population, beyond the elderly in nursing homes and people with weakened immune systems, which has been agreed so far. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/22/spain-ministry-health-bets-20210922120131.html


The wholesale price of electricity is now down 6% to 165.19 euros per MWh, after Tuesday’s increase: {Translation}
-The average price of electricity in the wholesale market (pool) has been set for this Thursday, September 23, at 165.19 euros megawatt hour (MWh), which represents a decrease of 6% compared to the price set for this Wednesday, when it marked its second all-time high (175.87 euros).
-By time slots, prices for tomorrow range from 192.52 euros that will be paid between 21:00 and 22:00, and 132.3 euros that will cost between 4:00 and 6:00 in the morning.
-The price of the pool, which triples the levels of a year ago, is used to calculate hour by hour the regulated tariff to which close to 11 million users are subscribed and serves as a reference for the 17 million that contract their supply in the free market at prices that are usually revised annually.
-Behind these high prices, which affect the whole of Europe, are the international rise in gas prices and the increase in the price of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rights.
-Thus, for example, in the United Kingdom, the megawatt hour will be paid at an average of 153.86 pounds (about 180 euros); in France, at 143.81 euros; and in Portugal, at the same price as in Spain, with which it shares the market.
-However, each country calculates its regulated tariff, here called PVPC, with different methods and references, so the impact of the pool on the regulated prices paid by households varies from country to country.
-What does happen throughout the European Union is that the wholesale price of electricity is set by the hour after matching the supply of producers with the demand forecast by the system manager, and through a marginalist system that implies that the last technology to enter (generally the most expensive) is the one that sets the price at which all the plants that provide energy in that hour will be remunerated.
-At present, the technologies that are setting the price in most hours in the Iberian market are the combined cycle (which uses natural gas) and water, which offers its adjustable production at prices similar to those of the cycle, taking advantage of what is known as “opportunity cost”. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4829743/0/el-precio-mayorista-de-la-luz-baja-ahora-el-6-hasta-165-19-euros-por-mwh-tras-la-subida-del-martes/


Spain to ban sale of fruit and vegetables in plastic wrapping from 2023: The new regulation also contains measures to encourage the purchase of loose, unpackaged produce and use of non-bottled water. The ban on fruit and vegetable packaging will apply to produce weighing under 1.5 kilograms, following similar legislation in France, where it will go into effect next year. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-09-22/spain-to-ban-sale-of-fruit-and-vegetables-in-plastic-wrapping-from-2023.html


Highest coronavirus infection rate is now among children, but figures in Spain are falling for all ages: The under-12s, the only group in Spain that is not included in the ongoing vaccination campaign, has now become the segment of the population where the coronavirus is circulating most.
The cumulative incidence among the youngest people in Spain was, according to the latest Health Ministry report, 123.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the previous 14 days, while the average for the whole of Spain came in at 83.4. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-09-21/highest-coronavirus-infection-rate-is-now-among-children-but-figures-in-spain-are-falling-for-all-ages.html


Escrivá proposes abolishing aid for low-income self-employed workers:
-The department headed by José Luis Escrivá has today transferred to the self-employed organizations its proposal to renew the Covid aid that, in line with the ERTE, will be extended until January 31. The dates match the requests of the group, but the conditions, as also happens with the expansion of the ERTE, have set off the alarms, taking into account the difficulties that many workers go through with their businesses at half gas.
-The proposal that is on the negotiating table ends with the benefit received by the self-employed with low incomes, a help that those who have exhausted their contribution periods and have been able to prove during the Covid a drop in turnover compared to the second and third quarter of 2019. They receive 472 euros per month and are currently 141,000, the largest group.
-ATA, the majority association of freelancers, insists that the offer defended today at the negotiating table would, in practice, eliminate aid in the new extension for more than 80% of the self-employed. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/escriva-proposes-abolishing-aid-for-low-income-self-employed-workers/


Jet2 issues urgent scam warning to every passenger- Jet2tweets wrote: “URGENT CUSTOMER NOTICE.
“We have been made aware of several customers receiving messages advising to contact @jet2helps.com (and/or similar) to discuss bookings and queries. These accounts are NOT affiliated to us, so please DO NOT give personal information to them.”
“The only official account for http://Jet2.com and Jet2holidays on Twitter is @jet2tweets which is a verified ‘blue tick’ account.”
The warnings come after it emerged yesterday that UK and US travel would be eased for fully vaccinated Brits from November.
Full article: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/jet2-issues-urgent-scam-warning-21634992 


Expats rush to secure ‘Golden Visa’ for Portugal as scheme set to change within months: The scheme will change on January 1, 2022 and minimum investment requirements are set to rise.
The Golden Visa is a residence visa available to non-EU citizens who make a significant investment in Portugal. Golden Visas are a speedy route to obtain Portuguese citizenship as those on it can achieve citizenship within just five years.
However, from January 2022, buying property in Lisbon, Porto or the Algarve will no longer qualify for a Golden Visa.
The minimum investment level for fund subscription to get a Golden Visa will also increase to 500,000 euros from the current low level of 350,000 euros in January.
Experts have advised British expats hoping to score a dream property in Lisbon, Porto or the Algarve and get a Golden Visa to apply now. Full article: https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1494412/british-expats-portugal-golden-visa-time-running-out


More Spam Recently? That’s Because Hacker Phishing Kits That Require Minimal Computer Skills Are Being Sold Online For Under €800:
Microsoft has opened the lid on a large-scale phishing-as-a-service (PHaaS) operation that’s involved in selling phishing kits and email templates as well as providing hosting and automated services at a low cost, thus enabling cyber actors to purchase phishing campaigns and deploy them with minimal efforts.
“With over 100 available phishing templates that mimic known brands and services, the BulletProofLink operation is responsible for many of the phishing campaigns that impact enterprises today,” Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team said in a Tuesday report. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/09/microsoft-warns-of-wide-scale-phishing.html 


FrankenFood- Scientists are developing plants that can deliver mRNA vaccine technology used by Pfizer and Moderna Covid shots by being EATEN: When a person thinks of vaccines, they often imagine the long needle of a syringe before a slight pinch on their arm, followed by a day of soreness as they recover.
That could soon change if researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), are successful in their attempt to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology via edible plants.
They are hoping that they can grow vegetables that can deliver vaccines with the same technology used to develop the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
The mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna shots – and potentially in the plants, has long existed, but was rarely used in medicine until recently. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10013497/Scientists-working-develop-plants-deliver-mRNA-vaccine-technology.html


Algeria – Morocco Conflict Escalates:
It is just over 200mi/330km from Almeria to the Morocco/Algeria border.
Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom citing “hostile actions”.
The border between Morocco and Algeria (1,427 km / 887 miles) has been closed since 1994.
Algiers also accused Rabat of backing MAK, a separatist group that the government has declared a terrorist organisation. Authorities blame the group for devastating wildfires, mainly in Kabylie, that killed at least 65 people.
Relations have deteriorated since last year, when the Western Sahara issue flared up after years of comparative quiet. Morocco sees Western Sahara as its own, but the territory’s sovereignty has been disputed by the Polisario Front, an Algeria-backed independence movement. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/algeria-closes-airspace-moroccan-aviation-2021-09-22/

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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
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Ambulance: 061
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Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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