DigameXtra No. 2073 Thursday, Sept. 30th, 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
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Feria de Torrox Is This Weekend: Expect some closed businesses in Torrox, for example: Friday Aldi will be closed, and on Sunday the Torrox Costa Center tobacco shop takes the day off.


The Money Makers: Live at the Torremolinos Feria
Thursday at 15:30 and 18:00
Saturday at 14:15 and 18:00
At Plaza de la Nogalera FB link 


The One & Only, “Queen Spice” Drag Show: Oct 3rd 7pm
The Cazbah Live Lounge
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Fridge with small freezer, measures 54 x 54 cm. x 146 tall. €30.
In good working order, would make an ideal beer fridge (that’s what we used it for until we got a newer one). More pics on request.
-Cooker hood in good condition, 60 cm. €50.00
Cómpeta area, Ideally buyer to collect, but we can arrange delivery locally at extra cost.
Contact John on; 653 11 11 89 (WhatsApp is best) or
email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 


For Sale: Washing machine. In good working order. Incl Manual, hoses. Competa pueblo. You can park in front so easy to collect. Eur 70. Martin.
Mail: martinserundsun@gmail.com 


For Sale: Berthen gas heater, good condition 30 Euros. I will meet within a reasonable distance of Periana.
John, Mondron Village near Periana.
jokamac dot at aol dot co dot uk Tel 661159608 


For Sale: E-Bike. Curtis in Motion E bike. New battery and charger. 26″ /64cm wheels, INNOVA puncture safe tyres, genuine frame technology. Made in Germany. VGC. 150 euros. buyer collect . Liz, Caleta.
Phone 648917219.
Email: wanchaisailor9@gmail.com 


For Sale: Used Brompton M6L black 6 gear folding bike, great for commuting, holidays and local journeys.
Space-saving folds really easily. Stands on luggage rack and comes with used front carrier bag, new €125. I brought it from London with me, but don’t use it as I now go on longer rides.
It’s an older frame but has new tyres, wheels, gears, brakes and pedals. Here it would cost new upwards of €1700 will sell for €895. Email Diane for more details
dkmdesign @ btinternet.com or what’s app 00447720760459. Will deliver to coast within reason, located in Torremolinos.


Wanted: Long Term Rental
-Torrox to Rincon de la Victoria, near the coast road.
-Looking for a 1 bedroom flat or small casita. No studios please.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a full sized supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen and a washer. I don’t mind if it’s a bit rough or needs some paint or minor repairs- DigameXtra Sponsor SPW Construction has offered to assist with those tasks if necessary. Thanks Scott!
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
-Can move in from mid November if available, but can wait until mid Dec. 
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Wanted: Normal size dishwasher in working order.
Contact John, Competa on 653 11 11 89 or
email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com


News & Articles

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{ Translations by http://www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Andalucía teeters on the edge of the Covid-19 ‘low-risk’ threshold: The region’s cumulative incidence rate stands at 51.5 per 100,000 inhabitants, falling by 3.4 in 24 hours and 13.7 in seven days.
Seville is again the province that has registered the most positives with 75, followed by Malaga with 67, Almeria (51), Huelva (43), Granada (25), Cadiz (23), Cordoba (21) and Jaén with 16.
Three deaths have been registered in Malaga province, Seville has added two and Granada one. The IECA has made an adjustment in the death count and Cadiz and Jaén have one less death than the day before. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/29/andalucia-teeters-edge-covid-20210929131516.html 


Up to 23 Andalusian health districts have reached the zero alert level for Covid: {Translation} Updated: 09/29/2021 8:11p.m.
-Three Andalusian provinces, Cadiz, Cordoba and Jaen, will have this Thursday all their health districts in Covid incidence figures at the level of “zero” alert and may benefit from the end of all restrictions on hours and capacity in stores, hotels, leisure and cultural activities from this Friday.
-The territorial committees of  Covid Alerts of Andalusia will decide this Thursday on the epidemiological situation of each of the 33 health districts of the community. In general, all those with an incidence rate of less than 50 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants at 14 days will drop from level 1 alert – in which all the districts of the community are now – to level “zero”. This is not the only parameter that will be evaluated by the health committees, which also assess the epidemiological situation with the 7-day incidence rate, the incidence in the population over 65 years of age, the percentages of traceability of infections, the hospitalization rates and the vaccination coverage of the municipalities of each district.
-At “zero” level. As of September 29, in addition to the districts of Cadiz, Cordoba and Jaen, all the health districts of Granada, with the exception of the district of Granada capital, which has an incidence rate of 54.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The Sierra de Huelva-Andévalo, Serranía de Málaga and the Seville districts of Aljarafe, East, North and South meet the “zero” level records.
-The province of Almería will not be able to benefit from the return to normality, all its districts are above the indicated values and it is the province with the highest average incidence of the whole community by far, with a rate of 93.3 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants.
-As for provincial capitals, Cadiz, Cordoba and Jaen have rates at 14 and 7 days compatible with normality. Malaga is close, at 54 cases; followed by Granada (56), Huelva (60.5), Almeria (71) and Seville (75.9).
-“New normality”. The scale for assessing the risk used by the committee of experts advising the Andalusian Government on the evolution of the pandemic is less restrictive than the one agreed in autumn 2020 between the communities and the Ministry of Health to decide the levels of health alert. According to that model, the “new normal” is considered when a municipality or health district has an incidence rate below 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days and less than 10 cases at 7 days, among other parameters.
-In these circumstances are this Wednesday only four of the 33 Andalusian health districts: Guadalquivir de Córdoba, which has the lowest rate per health district of Andalusia with rates of 17.8 and 4.9 cases respectively; the Sierra de Cádiz (with rates of 23.4 at 14 days and 6.9 a week), Jaén South (24.2 and 9.9) and Granada Northeast, just 6 tenths of 25 cases and two of the 10 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in 7 days.
-The entry into level “zero” does not imply that the districts in this situation will not be evaluated weekly in case of an eventual change in the evolution of the pandemic.
-Restrictions. Districts that reach level zero will have no restrictions as of Friday. Districts that remain at level 1 will maintain the current restrictions on hours and capacity for trade and hospitality, but from Thursday will have free capacity in theaters, museums, bullrings, concerts and sports competitions, maintaining the use of masks and greater interpersonal distance. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-hasta-23-distritos-sanitarios-andaluces-estan-cifras-para-alcanzar-nivel-alerta-cero-covid-202109291418_noticia.html


La Palma volcano lava flow finally reaches the ocean: The much-anticipated arrival of the La Palma volcano flow to the sea has already formed a toxic cloud of gases and hydrochloric acid over the area. But the good news is that the wind is blowing it away from the coastal towns and pushing it out to sea. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/29/video-palma-volcano-lava-20210929135358.html 
See the moment the lava flowed over the seaside cliffs into the ocean in these 2 videos: https://english.elpais.com/spain/2021-09-29/video-the-moment-the-lava-fell-into-the-ocean-off-la-palma.html
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Spain Adds Poland, Regions of Czechia & Hungary to List of High-Risk Areas: On the other hand, the Ministry has removed from the list several regions of Denmark and Italy, after a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in their territory: Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-adds-poland-regions-of-czechia-hungary-to-list-of-high-risk-areas/


City Planners Pushing Malaga As “World Hi-Tech Headquarters” Now Discussing Possibility of Integrating Marbella-Antequera-Nerja Into “Smart” SUPERCITY (and eventually all of Andalucia!?!): {Translation, summary}
-Malaga hosts two “a city thrilled by innovation” themed events. The opening this Wednesday at the Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga (Fycma) of two events, Greencities, Intelligence and Urban Sustainability -dedicated to the city of the future- and S-Moving, focused on new forms of mobility. The two forums have been held jointly for a couple of years now because of the synergies of the two concepts. As Antonio Gómez-Guillamón, president of the organizing committee of S-Moving and the Malaga-based Aertec, said, “mobility and smart cities coexist together and it is a good idea for them to share the space”.
-Despite being two events with a global vocation and with general debates, the character of the venue, Malaga, as a city that aspires to be on the crest of the wave of ‘smart cities’ and urban mobility, dominated. One example is that of Alfonso Vergara, president of the Metropolis Foundation, a prestigious international organization born at the University of Pennsylvania 23 years ago and dedicated to the creation and dissemination of innovations in the field of cities and territories.
-In his speech – which was the inaugural conference of the two events – Vergara praised Malaga’s potential to be a sustainable, ecological, innovative and livable city. “For example,” he stated, “it has an impressive morphology of the territory, with high areas and plain areas, with ecological corridors; these corridors must be the inspiring elements for the transformation of cities.”
-The president of Fundación Metrópoli referred to the concept of a supercity as one that links the main city with nearby municipalities, with many different and complementary centers, where “to have fun, learn and have contact with nature on a large scale”.
-In the case of Malaga, he cited the Marbella-Antequera-Nerja triangle -which brings together 1.5 million people in a 45-minute journey- as ideal for creating this supercity, where “we move from the classic concept of competitive advantages to another in which the advantages of complementarity prevail”. He admitted that administrative divisions make such collaboration difficult, but “we must have a vision of the future on this scale”. The head of the Metropolis Foundation advocated extending this system of supercities to the whole of Andalusia, as the basis for future development. “The interaction between cities will be the engine of global economy and infrastructures are necessary to complement the strategies of these cities,” he said.
-At the opening ceremony, María Jesús Almazor, CEO of the Cybersecurity and Cloud division of Telefónica Tech, assured that “data will be the one that saves cities; its processing will be fundamental to make smart cities, with more quality and better services”. Photo:Javier Albiñana . Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-potencial-articular-superciudad-habitantes-Greencities-S-Moving_0_1615339931.html 


Spain lifts capacity restrictions on outdoor sporting events as coronavirus cases fall:
-Starting this weekend, there will be no coronavirus restrictions on outdoor stadiums in Spain. The Inter-Territorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS), which brings together central and regional officials, agreed on Wednesday to set the capacity for open-air sporting events at 100%, and at 80% for indoor centers. The new rules will remain in force between October 1 and October 31.
-The decision to ease restrictions on Wednesday was backed by all the regions as well as the Health Ministry.
-Under the agreement, non-pharmaceutical measures, such as face masks, will remain in place.
-Eating, drinking, smoking and the consumption of other related products will be banned in the stadium.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-09-29/spain-lifts-capacity-restrictions-on-outdoor-sporting-events-as-coronavirus-cases-fall.html


Tennis News- Novak Djokovic withdraws from BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells: Men’s world No. 1 Novak Djokovic confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday that he won’t play in the tournament scheduled to run from Oct. 4-17.
As noted by Sky Sports, fellow men’s stars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem also aren’t competing. On the women’s side, world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams are among the recognizable names who will be missing, but reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu was awarded a wild-card entry that allows her to skip qualifying.
Full article: https://www.yardbarker.com/tennis/articles/world_no_1_novak_djokovic_withdraws_from_bnp_paribas_open_at_indian_wells/s1_13132_36005642 


Beijing 2022 Olympics- Spectators Limited To Chinese Residents: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday various rules and restrictions that will be put in place for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, highlighted by a return for spectators at the Games after they were absent this summer in Tokyo.
“Tickets will be sold exclusively to spectators residing in China’s mainland, who meet the requirements of the COVID-19 countermeasures,” the IOC said in a release, adding that the specific countermeasures are still being determined. Full article: https://swimswam.com/2022-beijing-olympics-to-allow-spectators-but-only-residents-of-mainland-china/


David Bowie’s lost album Toy, recorded in the year 2000, is set for release: The album harks back to Bowie’s early years, reimagining and re-recording songs he wrote prior to his 1969 breakout hit, Space Oddity. These songs were dropped from his live repertoire shortly after he made it big. Toy was recorded in the year 2000, however it was shelved when Bowie left Virgin records in 2001.
The album will now see the light of day as part of David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992 – 2001), alongside two discs of the Toy sessions’ outtakes. The box set also collects remastered editions of Black Tie White Noise, Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling, hours… Re: Call 5 and the live record BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27th, 2000.
The set will be released on 26 November as a seven-CD or 18-LP vinyl package. Following this, the Toy album will be released in the new TOY:BOX format on 7 January 2022. This includes the original tracks, some outtakes and some alternate mixes. Full article: https://guitar.com/news/music-news/david-bowies-lost-2000-album-toy-set-to-be-pulled-from-the-archives/


US set to declare 23 species extinct, including birds, mussels and a bat: The somber list includes the ivory-billed woodpecker and the Kauai nukupu’u.
The agency is seeking comments from the public on the proposal to delist the species, which include the ivory-billed woodpecker, Bachman’s warbler, eight species of freshwater mussels, eight birds from Hawaii, a flowering plant and the Little Mariana fruit bat that once lived in Guam.
The ivory-billed woodpecker was once the country’s largest bird of its kind. The last confirmed sighting in the US was in 1944 in Louisiana. Bachman’s warbler was a small songbird with a yellow belly that was last seen in the US in 1962.
Eleven of the 23 species are from Hawaii and Guam, “many of which had striking characteristics, such as the long curved beaks of the Kauai akialoa and nukupu’u, the haunting call of the Kauai ‘o’o, and the brilliant colors of the Maui akepa and Molokai creeper,” the Fish & Wildlife Service said. One of those birds, Kauai nukupu’u, was last seen in Hawaii in 1899. Full article: https://www.cnet.com/news/us-set-to-declare-23-species-extinct-including-birds-mussels-and-a-bat/ 


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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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