DigameXtra No. 2137 Thursday, Dec. 16th, 2021

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Tango Argentino: Thur 16 Dec. At Torres San Juan Capistrano, Nerja. Open to anyone who likes to know and appreciate this elegant and melodious music. And in a fabulous venue for €10. If you can walk, you can tango. More info from Tony, Nerja. Wapp +49174 526 8474
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Jazz Night – Agora Cafe & Cultura Motril: Sat 18Dec 9pm
The Dirk Van Halewyck and Kiko Aguado Quartet. With this formation we interpret standard jazz songs by different authors and some original songs. The repertoire is intended for the public to enjoy a concert of pleasant music. Entry: €18
Plaza Gloria Alta, 2 18600 Motril. Tel & Res 655 692 283


Guitars in La Herradura: Sunday Dec 19th. Not to be missed – the highly accomplished Albertus and Deya – 7pm in the church of La Herradura. Entry Free!
Nick, La Herradura, Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk 


Sunday Carvery: Bar Atila. Sunday 19th December
Our last Sunday Carvery before Christmas from 1pm to 3pm
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atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
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Blues Stompers- New Years Eve show: 31Dec. Come join us for a New Year Celebration live at Speakeasy Jazz Club & Cocktails for a fantastic party and some great Boogie Blues Music. Let´s welcome 2022 in style! Res 656487919
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For Sale, 2 items: Books
-Folio Society Arabian Nights 6 volumes 60€
-Folio Society Greek Myths 15€
Both titles for 70€. All in very good condition
Buyer collects. Tel: 669094359 Anders. Nerja 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Snow chains fit various sizes of wheel. Necessary for access past the Police in Sierra Nevada! 25 euros. Free child’s sledge included!
-Old but good sledge hammer and pick axe 20 euros
-6 low wattage electric wall panels, 3 in good condition, 3 others working but need slight attention. 15 euros each or 60 euros for all 6.
Geoff Torrox, Watsapp on 666322732 or
email on gailandgeoff@ yahoo dot co dot uk 


For Sale, 2 items:
-GT Media V8 Nova satellite receiver– new and boxed with remote control- full HD, WiFi built in, 2 USB and PVR ready. Never used as we decided to go for another TV system. Price new 40.00, will accept 20.00 euros.
-Simple over door electric heater, never used and still in original packaging 10.00 euros
Paul, Torrox Park.


For Sale, 3 items, reduced:
-Tv cabinet €45 
-Coffee table €25
-Bookcase €45
We are in the Nerja area For more information please contact amandajosiah@hotmail.com or WhatsApp 680739577
Amanda, Frigiliana 



News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucía incidence rate up to 224.8, adds 2,958 new infections and twelve Covid-19 deaths, the highest figure in two months:
-The Andalusian region has this Wednesday, 15 December, registered a total of 2,958 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, some 337 fewer than those recorded on Tuesday.
-Added are twelve Covid-19 deaths, the highest number in two months after 13 people died from the disease on 8 October. The twelve deaths were registered in Seville province (five), Malaga (three), Cadiz (two) and Granada and Huelva (one each).
-This is detailed in the data produced by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), which reports that the region’s 14-day cumulative incidence rate has risen by 21.4 in 24 hours to reach 224.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, some 81.3 higher than a week ago.
Specifically, Seville is the province with the most new coronavirus infections with 779 cases, followed by Malaga with 543, Cordoba (364), Cadiz (360), Granada (284), Huelva (242), Jaén (208) and Almeria with 178. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-adds-2958-20211215175131-nt.html


Covid Axarquia- The Axarquia registered three deaths due to coronavirus in Rincón de la Victoria, after 36 days without deaths in the region: {Translation, summary} 15Dec21
-The Ministry reported 73 new cases of coronavirus infection in Axarquia in the last 24 hours. The number of infections is higher than the 54 confirmed on Tuesday and lower than the 125 reported on Monday, although in this case they correspond to the whole weekend.
-The worst news is that this Wednesday three deaths have been confirmed in the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria, which already has 45 deaths due to the virus since the beginning of the health crisis. The Axarquia region has thus broken a streak of 36 days without deaths. In addition, 47 people have also recovered from the disease.
-With regard to the new positives in the last 24 hours, the following have been reported: 32 in Vélez-Málaga; 15 in Rincón de la Victoria; 13 in Nerja; 6 in Colmenar; 5 in Torrox; and 2 in Cómpeta.
-As for the people who have overcome the disease, the following have been reported: 20 in Vélez-Málaga; 8 in Torrox; 7 in Rincón de la Victoria; 5 in Nerja; 3 in Periana; 2 in Algarrobo; and 1 each in Benamocarra and Cómpeta.
-The incidence in the Axarquia Health District (which includes Casabermeja) is at 248.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 19.4 points more than on Tuesday (229.2). For its part, in the Malaga Health District (which includes Rincon de la Victoria, Macharaviaya, Moclinejo and Totalan, in addition to Malaga city and Almogia) the incidence is 294.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 18 points more than Tuesday (276.7). Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-axarquia-registra-tres-fallecidos-por-coronavirus-en-rincon-de-la-victoria-tras-36-dias-sin-decesos-en-la-comarca/



The price of electricity soars again on Thursday to a new all-time high of 302.48 euros/MWh: {Translation, summary}
-This Thursday, electricity will go up by 3.68% in just one day, while the rise reaches 39.5% compared to the same day a week ago. Compared to 16 December 2020, the increase is 513%, i.e. six times more.
-The maximum price of electricity for this Thursday will be between 20.00 and 21.00 hours, with 345 euros/MWh, while the minimum price will be 251.78 euros between 04.00 and 05.00 hours. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-precio-luz-dispara-nuevo-jueves-nuevo-record-historico-30248-euros-mwh-20211215132329.html


The minimum retirement pension rises to 721 euros and the maximum to 2,819 euros: {Translation, summary}
-The 2.5% rise in contributory pensions in 2022 will bring the minimum retirement pension to 10,103.8 euros per year, 721.7 euros per month in 14 payments, while the maximum will be 39,468.6 euros per year, 2,819.1 euros per month.
-According to data provided on Wednesday by the Ministry of Inclusion and Social Security, the minimum pension with a dependent spouse will reach 12,467 euros per year, 890.5 euros per month.
-As for the average retirement pension, and with data from the last pension payroll paid in November, it would go from 1,194.9 euros per month to 1,224.7 euros, always taking into account the 14 payrolls that are paid with the summer and Christmas bonuses.
-Social Security recalls that contributory pensions will be revalued by 2.5% in 2022, the average of the consumer price index (CPI) between December 2020 and November 2021, a formula agreed in July with the social partners.
-In this way, the government recalls, it complies with the recommendation of the Toledo Pact and guarantees the purchasing power of pensions based on the evolution of the CPI. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1015586/la-pension-minima-de-jubilacion-sube-a-721-euros-y-la-maxima-a-2819-euros/


The Canary Islands doubles the number of Covid infections in one day and exceeds the barrier of 1,200 new daily cases: The Islands have registered this Wednesday, December 15, about 1,207 new infections and have reported three deaths – two in Gran Canaria and one in Tenerife – due to the virus, as reported by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-canary-islands-doubles-the-number-of-covid-infections-in-one-day-and-exceeds-the-barrier-of-1200-cases/


Court rejects Andalusian government’s bid to apply Covid passport rule to bars and restaurants: The region’s highest court – TSJA – considers that while the measure is necessary and appropriate, it fails to meet “proportionality” requirements, as it would have to be applied to everyone, including staff. It explains, therefore, that there is a chance for the regional government to request a ratification again, if the order is modified so it applies only to customers. (See the  following article for the latest info on this topic.)
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/court-rejects-andalusian-20211215155922-nt.html


The Junta de Andalucía will reapply for the covid passport for hotel, restaurant and nightlife customers after the TSJA setback: {Translation, summary} 15/12/2021 21:13
-The Ministry of Health and Families will once again request the implementation of the covid passport to enter the interior of hotel, restaurant and nightlife establishments after the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) refused to authorize this measure to stop the increase in contagions.
-They announced this Wednesday in the plenary session of Parliament that they will present the “corrected” petition to the TSJA again as soon as possible for reconsideration.
-Once the TSJA approves the modified order the COVID certificate will become an essential safe-conduct to access the interior of hospitality or nightlife in Andalusia.
-Once the standard is published in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA), which may be the same day it is ratified, its application will be immediate. In Andalusia, the vaccination passport, a recent negative PCR test or the certificate of having passed the disease is mandatory before entering hospitals and residences.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-junta-andalucia-insistira-pasaporte-covid-para-clientes-bares-tras-reves-tsja-202112152058_noticia.html


In the middle of the biggest internet hack in decades Andalucia signs agreement to eventually turn over control of all it’s data to Amazon, Microsoft & Google!?!: {Translation, summary}
-The Andalusian government and Amazon have signed an agreement to promote training in cloud technologies and the digital transformation of the region. The regional government wants to ally itself with Amazon – and also with Google and Microsoft.
-As the Andalusian government explained in a statement, the aim of this protocol is to promote digitalisation and innovation in the community.
-The ultimate focus of the Junta’s plan on cloud work and the agreement with Amazon has the administration at its centre. The Andalusian government wants to take advantage of the cloud options throughout it’s operations, and the first department to try it out will be the Regional Ministry of Education and Sport. (With all the students confidential information stored in the insecure cloud no doubt. What could go wrong?) Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-muda-nube-junta-firma-amazon-acuerdo-para-digitalizar-economia-202112151952_noticia.html


Andalusia asks the government to make face masks compulsory outdoors again: {Translation}
-The Andalusian Regional Government has asked the Ministry of Health on Wednesday to make the use of masks outdoors compulsory again, given the increase in the number of coronavirus infections, especially during the current period of multiple celebrations due to the arrival of Christmas.
-This was requested by the Andalusian Regional Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, at the meeting held this Wednesday of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, where the central government and communities analyse the pandemic situation and take decisions.
-At the end of the meeting, Aguirre gave an account of this request from Andalusia to the plenary session of Parliament and justified it in the fact that we are already “immersed in the sixth wave” of the coronavirus pandemic, with a daily increase in cases, although in Andalusia the incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants is still below the national rate. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-pide-mascarilla-exteriores-obligatoria/


Michelin stars in Andalucía- these are the restaurants that shine in the 2022 awards guide: Malaga province remains at the head of the table in the Andalucía region after a glittering awards ceremony for the Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal 2022 on Tuesday night, 14 December.
The province boasts nine Michelin stars with the new one for Nintai in Marbella that enters the prestigious dining guide just nine months after opening, in addition to the two stars, each, that Skina (Marbella) and Bardal (Ronda) already hold and those of José Carlos García in Malaga, El Lago and Messina in Marbella, and Sollo in Fuengirola, all of them with one star.
The Andalusian region total remains at 22 stars, as Alejandro (Roquetas de Mar) and Acanthum (Huelva) lost theirs (the latter by closing) and the Seville restaurant Cañabota gained one, the only other new star in the rest of the region
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/michelin-stars-andalucia-20211215094908-nt.html 


UK reports highest number of daily Covid cases since the pandemic began: The U.K. reported a record number of new daily Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, with 78,610 in the last 24 hours. The figure was an increase from 59,610 the day before, and it surpasses the previous high of 68,053 cases reported on Jan. 8. Full article:


Italy Imposes Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Requirement for All EU Travellers, Extends State of Emergency: European Union nationals travelling to Italy will have to test for COVID-19 before their trip and present negative test results upon arrival in Italy, regardless of their vaccination and recovery status.
The move was taken on Tuesday, December 14, in a meeting of the Italian Council of Ministers, who also agreed that travellers from other EU and Schengen Area countries should be subject to the obligation of quarantine in cases when they haven’t been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/italy-imposes-pre-departure-covid-19-test-requirement-for-all-eu-travellers-extends-state-of-emergency/


Premier League cancel another game after COVID outbreak:
The Premier League postponed Burnley’s game against Watford on Wednesday after a COVID-19 outbreak in the visiting team as the possibility of festive fixture chaos loomed.
Earlier on Wednesday, Leicester City said they had a request to postpone Thursday’s game against Tottenham Hotspur rejected by the league, as English football continues to face potential disruption from the spread of COVID and the Omicron variant. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/premier-league-refuse-leicester-postponement-request-covid-cases-rise-2021-12-15/


Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine produced virtually no antibody protection against the omicron coronavirus variant in a laboratory experiment: The findings are consistent with other studies that show a partial loss of potency against Covid-19 for a number of vaccines, with J&J’s antibody protection looking particularly weak in the lab test. Full article: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/j-j-shot-shows-no-neutralization-against-omicron-in-lab-study


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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.

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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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