DigameXtra No. 2131 Thursday, Dec. 9th, 2021

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Flamenco style Christmas: Cervantes Theatre, Malaga
-Wednesday 22 December, Alejandro Estrada and company, 8pm
Tickets cost €24 and are available at Ticket Link
-Thursday 23 December, Antonio de Verónica and Saray Cortés with dancers and singers at 8pm. Tickets cost €24. Ticket Link 
Info & Photo Credit: https://www.teatrocervantes.es/en/programacion/teatro-cervantes/


Free Christmas concert by Coraxalia International: Saturday 11Dec., at 20.00, in the Convento de San Francisco, Velez Malaga. FB link 


Soul Train: Wed., Dec 22, 9pm at La Cochera Cabaret
An event that brings together a cast of extraordinary musicians the members and collaborators of the band Cool Fire Band, led by the VOICE of THE charismatic Oscar Roots. Take us back to the golden era of soul and Funk more authentic by a review of the best songs made famous at the legendary program american Soul Train, that so many artists of the first line had visibility performing truly great songs on the legendary program.
To complete this sunset scene, the show features Dancers and performances at the end of the show. €12adv / €16door
Avenida de los Guindos 19, 29004 Málaga. Tel 952 24 66 68 FB link 


Christmas Fayre: Sunday 12Dec from 5pm at Cazbah Live Lounge, Torrenueva.
We have some beautiful stalls, selling everything from jewelry to doggy treats.
Hot Chocolate & Mulled Wine will be served.
Carol Singing by “A Touch of Class” Choir.
Some Naughty little Elves up to mischief!!
Face Painting & Bouncy Castle for the Kids.
Hog Roast, Mince Pies… & so much more!
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Yoga day Saturday 11th December:
Exciting new Yoga & Macramé Workshop
At Conjunto Rural las Rosas in Frigliana on Saturday 11th December 11:00 until 15:00.
Come and join us for a relaxing day of Yoga and learn how to make some cute Macramé Christmas Decorations for your home.
The day starts at 11am with a mindful movement class with emphasis on breathwork, Energy and Core brought together through a vinyasa flow which are some of Tam’s favourite things and a powerful way to connect.
The Food: Tam will be tantalising your tastebuds with a delicious freshly made, vegetarian meal with gluten free options. The love Tam puts into her food is evident in every mouthful.
Then we will make some fun and decorative Christmas decorations using the Macramé technique. Great for your own home or to give as gifts.
The cost of the day is 50€ and includes all materials and a complimentary glass of Cava.
Book your place now and let the festive season begin.
Contact Tamara or Donna on: 711011184/608966663
Email: donnacarney49@hotmail.com 


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News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- The bridge holiday raises infections in Andalucia but Covid patients only occupy 2% of hospital beds: {Translation} 08/12/2021 14:07
-The increase in the number of infections during the Immaculate Conception long weekend, with 1,374 positive cases reported on Wednesday, December 8, has raised the Covid incidence rate over the last 14 days. This indicator stands at 143.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 5.3 points more in the last 24 hours and higher than a week ago (105.9 cases). For the fifth time in a week, cases confirmed by PCR or antigen test exceed 1,200, according to the daily balance sheet provided today by the Ministry of Health and Families.
-Precisely, the highest volume of infections has been recorded in one of the most touristic provinces. Malaga is the province with more infections with 392, followed by Cordoba with 261, Seville with 250; Cadiz with 154; Granada with 118; Almeria with 78; Huelva with 73 and Jaen with 48.
-In the last 24 hours there has been one death in the province of Malaga.
-Although the pressure on health care has increased, it is still far from the tensions caused by the third wave. The Regional Ministry of Health and Families has reported that, at present, 395 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain in Andalusian hospitals, of which 82 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU). Only 2.26% of beds are occupied by Covid patients, almost half the Spanish average (4.07%), while in the case of ICUs it is 4.47%, less than half the national average, which is above 10%.
-Malaga again stands out as the province with the most patients admitted (112, 26 of them in ICU), ahead of Seville (86, 14 in ICU), Cordoba (37, 10 in ICU), Cadiz (37, six in ICU), Huelva (35, four in ICU), Almeria (33, 13 in ICU), Jaen (30, four in ICU) and Granada (25, five in ICU). Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-puente-eleva-contagios-andalucia-pero-pacientes-covid-solo-ocupan-2-por-ciento-camas-hospitales-202112081339_noticia.html


Covid Spain- In Spain, Covid hospital admissions jump 32% in a week, as incidence hits 290 cases per 100,000: 8DEC21 20:48
-All of the indicators are rising, according to the latest reports from the central Health Ministry. Infections, hospitalizations and the number of patients being treated in the country’s intensive care units (ICUs) are on the up. In the midst of a long weekend – December 6 and 8 are national holidays – and with the Christmas holiday season just around the corner, the 14-day cumulative incidence stands at 290 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the data published on Tuesday.
-With nearly 80% of the country’s population fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the pressure on hospitals is lower than during previous waves of the pandemic. But the rise in cases is still having an effect on the healthcare system. Admissions grew nearly 32% in the last week, and there are now more than 5,000 Covid-19 patients in hospital – 948 of them in a critical condition. The Health Ministry reported 43,808 new cases since Friday, as no data is supplied over the weekend or on national holidays. A total of 78 fatalities were added to the official death toll. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-12-08/in-spain-covid-hospital-admissions-jump-32-in-a-week-as-incidence-hits-290-cases-per-100000.html


Electricity Rates On The Rise Again: The respite in the soaring price of energy in Spain’s wholesale electricity market this Wednesday (8 December), mainly due to the national holiday and the reduced demand, has been brief. OMIE electricity market operator data shows the wholesale price will rise on Thursday to 216.74 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The maximum price this Thursday will be between 9pm and 10pm, at 252.59 euros/MWh, while the minimum price will be 175.10 euros, between 4am and 5am.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/after-oneday-respite-20211208175819-nt.html


The TSJA approves requiring the Covid passport in Andalusia from December 7 to January 15- These are the cases in which the Covid certificate is mandatory in Andalusia:
{Translation} 08/12/2021 17:17
-The imposition of the Covid certificate in Andalusia is a reality. With the approval of the High Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA), the Junta will demand one to be vaccinated to enter nursing homes and socio-health centers, although the intention of the autonomous government is that the rule be extended to nightlife and catering.
-For the moment, from this Tuesday, December 7 and until next January 15, anyone wishing to visit health centers with hospitalization and residential social and health centers must have the Covid-19 certificate or a negative diagnostic test for the coronavirus.
-This has been certified by the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) extraordinary published yesterday. The order states that the user must present his Covid passport in the following cases:
*Visiting a hospitalized person.
People over 12 years of age who visit or accompany a hospitalized patient, whether in a public or private center, may access the place provided they have a Covid-19 certificate or negative diagnostic test issued by the public health service or by an authorized laboratory. The accreditation that the Covid test has been passed within the last six months will also be useful.
*Visiting a nursing home
The order establishes that visitors to nursing homes must present one of the three ways that have been required since last Tuesday: Covid passport, negative test or proof of having passed the disease. This requirement applies to all persons over 12 years of age.
*Emergencies and hospital consultations
In the case of accompanying a patient to a hospital or emergency room, no documentation is required. However, if the patient ends up requiring hospital admission, the accompanying person will be asked for his or her certificate.
*Penalties for non-compliance
Failure to comply with this order may be punished with fines of 100 to 3000 euros, for minor infractions; 3001 to 60000 euros for serious infractions; and up to 600,000 euros for very serious infractions.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-estos-casos-certificado-covid-obligatorio-andalucia-202112081717_noticia.html


Boris Johnson announces Plan B restrictions to combat spread of Omicron variant:
The new COVID restrictions being implemented in England include:
-The reintroduction of the work from home order, for those who can, from Monday
-The extension of mandatory face mask wearing to “most public indoor venues”, including theatres and cinemas, from Friday. However, there will be exemptions “where it is not practical”, such as when eating, drinking, exercising or singing
-The NHS COVID pass, commonly referred to as a vaccine passport, will be made mandatory in a week’s time for nightclubs and venues with large crowds. People will be able to use the pass to show either proof of two vaccine doses or a negative lateral flow test result
-The introduction of daily tests for people who are contacts of Omicron cases, instead of a period of isolation.
-However, Mr Johnson stressed the new measures were “not a lockdown” and people “should not” cancel Christmas parties or Nativity plays. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-boris-johnson-announces-plan-b-restrictions-to-combat-spread-of-omicron-variant-12490130


Scholz takes over as German chancellor, ending Merkel era: Social Democrat Olaf Scholz became Germany’s chancellor on Wednesday, ending 16 years of conservative rule under Angela Merkel and launching his three-way coalition that has pledged to boost green investment and strengthen European integration.
Scholz, 63, who over the past four years served as vice chancellor and finance minister in coalition with Merkel, won a majority of 395 votes from lawmakers in the lower house of parliament, Bundestag President Baerbel Bas said. Photo:REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/social-democrat-olaf-scholz-elected-german-chancellor-2021-12-08/ 


Golf News- Tiger Woods announces golf return 10 months after horrific car accident: On Wednesday, the 45-year-old golfer revealed that he will participate in next weekend’s PNC Championship with his 12-year-old son, Charlie, his first golf tournament since nearly losing his leg in a car crash on Feb. 23 in California. Photo:Instagram.
Full article: https://nypost.com/article/tiger-woods-announces-golf-return-10-months-after-horrific-car-accident/


Winter Olympics- Britain, Canada join Australia and the US in boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics: Johnson and his ministers have been under pressure from MPs pushing the government to take a stronger stance on China, to follow the United States and Australia’s lead in announcing an official diplomatic boycott of the Games to send a message to Beijing over President Xi Jinping’s human rights record. Full article: https://www.watoday.com.au/world/europe/britain-canada-join-australia-and-the-us-in-boycott-of-beijing-winter-olympics-20211209-p59g1t.html


Football News- Juventus finishes top of Champions League group with 1-0 win over Malmo: Juventus finished two points above second-place Chelsea, which conceded a late goal in a 3-3 draw at Zenit St. Petersburg. Malmo already knew it would finish bottom of Group H. Juventus won all but one of its matches in the group stage, losing 4-0 to defending champion Chelsea. Full article: https://www.tsn.ca/juventus-finishes-top-of-champions-league-group-with-win-over-malmo-1.1732101 


Football News- Barca crash out of the Champions League, suffer a 3-0 loss at Bayern:
Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League following a 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, failing to make it past the group stage of the competition for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
First-half goals from Thomas Mueller and Leroy Sane put the Germans, who won all six matches to top Group E, firmly in the driving seat before Jamal Musiala tapped in the third just past the hour.
Barcelona had advanced to at least the round of 16 every time they competed in the Champions League since 2001 but for now will have to continue in the second tier Europa League after ending up third in the group. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/toothless-barca-crash-out-champions-league-with-3-0-loss-bayern-2021-12-08/



Chinese rover investigates ‘cube’ on far side of the moon: A photograph of a cube-like object captured by a Chinese rover on the far side of the moon has fanned speculation over what it could be.
The Yutu-2 caught an image of what seems like a large cubic object on the horizon about 80 metres from its location, said Our Space, a Chinese government science website, citing the rover’s last log on Dec. 3.
The solar-powered Yutu, or “Jade Rabbit” in Chinese, will cover the distance of 80 metres in two to three lunar days, according to Our Space, or two to three Earth months. The robotic rover has been operating in the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin since its deployment in January 2019. Full article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/rover-moon-cube-1.6277567 


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