DigameXtra No. 2180 Tuesday, Feb. 8th, 2022

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Carnival 2022 Velez-Malaga: Friday 18 & Saturday 19 February. 

 

Lee Townsend: Live Music Session, Friday 11 Feb 20.00 – 22.00.
Legends Bar, Torre del Mar
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G 29740 Torre del Mar
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For Sale, as a lot: Large Pottery Kiln. Duncan Energy Saver model PRO, 90 litre, recently fitted with fully programmable 3 zone controller. 3 phase 240V 45A. Complete with many shelves, supports and stands for pieces being fired. Internal diameter 45cms. Internal height 68cms.
Included many pottery materials, clays (not shown) and scores of multi-coloured glazes. €1,250 the lot. Nick, La Herradura
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For Sale: Pool Hoist, Oxford Dipper with Ranger Chair. A reliable second-hand Dipper in good working order. The Dipper is for use at swimming pools, therapy pools and quayside locations with a specification that is highly functional and easy to use. The market-leading Dipper is a proven, reliable and safe method of gaining access to the water and has a weight capacity of 140kg. Can be transported in 4 pieces and this one comes complete with stainless-steel floor plate. New price in the UK up to £9K, urgent second-hand sale price €900. Call Bill /Trapiche, on 633 146 152 or
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Computer bag Hewlett Packard, 5 euro
-Decorative rug for hanging on the wall, 5 euro
-Top of Welsh dresser perfect for mounting on the wall. 44 x 36 cm approx. 10 euro
Jane/ Canillas / 637716703
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Wanted: Baby booster seat. Does anyone in Digame land have a baby booster seat in good condition for sale? Thank you, Karen. Nerja
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Response to ‘Death Certificates’: I’m so sorry for your loss Carole.
My husband died two weeks ago and the funeral home (La Esperanza at Velez Malaga) had his death certificates – four Spanish and four international – ready for me to collect three days after the funeral.
Could you go to the register office yourself – with an interpreter if necessary – to find out why you have waited so long?
Getting the official wheels in motion after a death is hard enough without having such a long delay before you can even start.
Good luck. Brenda (Torrox Costa) WhatsApp 711003687
email: brendaleetorrox at gmail dot com

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia records 12 deaths, 4,394 infections and the rate drops to 723.9 points: {Translation} 07/02/2022 13:31
-On Monday 7 February, Andalusia recorded a total of 4,394 Covid-19 positives in 48 hours, 424 fewer than the previous day, while 12 deaths were reported, the lowest figure since 17 January (eleven).
-According to the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia the 14-day incidence stands at 723.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which falls 33.3 points compared to this Saturday.
-The 4,394 infections this Monday (48 hours) are reported after 4,818 on Saturday, 5,136 on Friday, 5,472 on Thursday, 5,831 on Wednesday, 4,477 on Tuesday and 5,637 last Monday (48 hours).
-By provinces, Malaga is the one with the most cases, with 765, followed by Seville with 719, Almeria with 638, Jaen with 572, Cordoba with 519, Cadiz with 492, Granada with 485 and Huelva with 204.
-With regard to the 12 deaths, six have been recorded in Cordoba, three in Jaen and another three in Malaga.
-Andalusia has this Monday 144 less patients hospitalised by coronavirus in 48 hours to a total of 1,753, a fall that also continues in the case of admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICU), although here the decrease has been of only one person to 213. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1027370/andalucia-contabiliza-12-muertos-4394-contagios-y-la-tasa-baja-hasta-los-7239-puntos/

SPAIN

Masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors from Thursday: Ministry of Health and autonomous communities, except for the Basque Country which abstained, have decided to end the mandatory use of masks outdoors from Thursday 10 February.
For public events, the safety distance will be five metres. The measures will be approved tomorrow and published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on Wednesday coming into force on Thursday. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/masks-will-longer-20220207122226-nt.html

 

Nurses in Spain protest against the ‘collapse’ and ‘total abandonment’ of the Spanish health system: SATSE, the union that represents nursing professionals throughout Spain, has announced that protests will be staged in health centres across the country, starting this Thursday, February 10.
In a statement, the union said this action will initiate “months of struggle and vindication by nurses, male nurses, and physiotherapists, to end the abandonment and collapse of our health system”, a situation which they attribute to public administrations.
“The lack of interest from politicians and public administrations is causing health centres to suffer total abandonment, with a shortage of human resources never seen before, which is generating excessive waiting lists and a lack of quality in patient care”, stated Maria Jose Garcia, the spokesperson for SATSE.
These protests will take place in each of the autonomous communities, and will increase in intensity, with the “objective that the public administrations and political parties react, once and for all, and allocate the necessary resources and means to what really matters to citizens, such as their health and general well-being”, assured the union.
Full article, English, a translated summary of the Spanish original: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/02/07/nursing-professionals-in-spain-to-stage-protests-against-the-collapse-of-the-system/
Spanish original article: https://www.larazon.es/sociedad/20220207/ueteflz6lbag5l3oldyti3qpru.html

 

Spain Extends Travel Restrictions, Requires Booster Jabs for Those Vaccinated Before May 2021:
-The Spanish Ministry of Health has extended travel restrictions on travellers from the other European Union and Schengen Area countries for another week, until February 13, due to the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 infection in the bloc.
-Updating the list of European risk areas, the Ministry has explained that the list will remain unchanged for another week. Part of it are the following EU/Schengen countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.
-It also points out that since February 1, travellers who haven’t received a COVID-19 booster dose must pay attention to the validity of their vaccinated certificates. Those who have been vaccinated before mid-May 2021 must take their booster shots and renew their vaccination certificates in order to be eligible to travel to Spain restriction-free. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-extends-travel-restrictions-requires-booster-jabs-for-those-vaccinated-before-may-2021/

 

Rx Recall- Health removes several lots of ‘Diosmine’ and ‘Flebikern’: {Translation, summary} 07/02/2022 18:37
The Ministry of Health has removed several batches of the drugs ‘Diosmine’ and ‘Flebikern’, both Kern Pharma products, due to the “detection of an impurity above the set limit”.
Both drugs are “venotónicos”, that is to say, to treat the health of the veins and capillaries. In adults, these are indicated for the relief of symptoms related to venous insufficiency mild of the lower limbs, such as pain, feeling of heaviness, tightness, tingling, and itching of legs with varicose veins or swollen legs. Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/farmacia/noticia-sanidad-retira-varios-lotes-diosmina-flebikern-deteccion-impureza-20220207183712.html 

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia leads the national rise in unemployment with 805,565 unemployed people: {Translation, 1st two paragraphs}
-The number of unemployed registered in the offices of the public employment services (formerly INEM) in Andalusia has increased by 19,924 people during January, which implies an increase of 2.54%, bringing to 805,565 the number of those registered in the public employment services – thus returning to surpass the 800,000 mark – according to data provided on Wednesday by the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy.
-Andalusia (19,924) is the Spanish region with the greatest increase in unemployment in absolute terms in January, followed by the Canary Islands (4,337) and Extremadura (3,063). Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-lidera-subida-paro-nivel-nacional-situa-desempleados/

MALAGA

Nerja- Temporary interruption of the water supply today, Tuesday, Feb 8th, at various points: {Translation} The water cut will be between 8:00 and 14:00 hours at la Barriada de las Protegidas, c/ Almuñécar, c/ Andalucía, c/ Bajamar, c/ Filipinas, Playa de Burriana, c/ María de Waard, c/ Ruperto Andúez, c/ Rodriguez Acosta, c/ Ramón y Cajal, c/ Torrox & c/ Tejares.
It is recommended that, once the supply is restored, the water from the taps be allowed to run for at least 5 minutes, to clean the interior installations. In the case of a cistern or household tank, prevent the entry of water until it is normally restored.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/interrupcion-temporal-del-suministro-de-agua-este-martes-en-diversos-puntos-de-nerja/

SPORTS

Olympic Medal Table, Monday Feb 7th 2022: Click/tap the pic to enlarge. See Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 info site, has full schedules & scores: https://olympics.com/en/

 

Athletes complain of hellish conditions in Chinese isolation hotels after dozens were confined with Covid: Dozens of athletes thrown into virus isolation at China’s zero-Covid Winter Olympics have laid bare their misery – describing ‘crying like crazy’ after being hauled out of bed at 3am before being fed miserable food in rooms too small for exercise.
Beijing is attempting to hold a virus-free event in the midst of a pandemic, isolating competitors and their teams in a bubble where tests must be taken every day, with anyone who tests positive dragged off to isolation.
Valeria Vasnetsova, a Russian biathlete, took to Instagram to post an image of food she says was served to her three times a day for five days. The image shows a portion of plain pasta, some kind of grilled meat on the bone, an unidentifiable orange sauce, some potatoes, and what appears to be plain chicken. Other than the potatoes, which appear to have been fried, no vegetables are included on the plate.
Vasnetsova went on to claim that non-athletes on her team being held in the same hotel appear to have been getting better food, saying her team doctor was served fresh fruit, a salad and prawns with broccoli.
‘I honestly don’t understand, why is there this attitude to us, the athletes,’ she wrote. Full article: 

 

Tennis News- Peng Shuai emerges at Olympics, gives controlled interview: The interview with French sports newspaper L’Equipe and an announcement that International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met Peng for dinner this weekend seemed aimed at allaying sustained international concerns about the three-time Olympian and former No. 1-ranked tennis doubles player. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/peng-shuai-controlled-interview-olympics-36722c749b176f228a1db8f39678cc2f

OTHER

Chimps Seen Performing First Aid on Themselves and Each Other:
Between November 2019 and February 2021, the study authors noted 76 cases of male and female Loango chimps treating an open wound with an insect. Injuries tend to occur when chimps fight among each other or attack other groups.
In three of those cases, the chimps applied insect poultices not to their own injuries, but to other group members’ wounds—a clear sign of prosocial behavior among these great apes, said Simone Pika, a cognitive biologist from Osnabrück University in Germany and co-author of the new study. Two of those three instances involved unrelated apes.
Photo:Tobias Deschner. Full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/chimps-seen-performing-first-aid-on-themselves-and-each-other-11644253224

 

New giant titanosaurian dinosaur discovered in the Pyrenees: Researchers have described the new species of titanosaur dinosaur Abditosaurus kuehnei from the remains excavated at the Orcau-1 site, in the southern Pyrenees (Catalonia, Spain). The semiarticulated 70.5-million-year-old skeleton is the most complete specimen of this herbivorous group of dinosaurs discovered so far in Europe. Moreover, Abditosaurus is the largest titanosaur species found in the Ibero-Armorican island – an ancient region nowadays comprising Iberia and the south of France – representing a senescent individual estimated to be 17,5 meters in length with body mass of 14,000 kg.
Photo Info: Reconstruction of the appearance of the ‘Abditosaurus kuehnei’ in life. (Oscar Sanisidro / Museu de la Conca Dellà) 
Full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220207124822.htm 

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

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.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 
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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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National Police: 091
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Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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