DigameXtra No. 2186 Tuesday, Feb. 15th, 2022

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Money Makers Band: Friday Feb 18th, 17:00.
La Fábrica de Cruzcampo- Málaga.
Calle Trinidad Grund 29, 29001 Málaga FB link 


Eliza Handley concert: Legends Bar- Torre del Mar
Live Show Friday 18 Feb 20.00 – 22.00
Spread the news – The Lady with the golden voice! From London’s West End we introduce Eliza Handley + a free cocktail – White Lady – to all ladies dressed out for the show. For table booking/Event Food Curry Chicken Tikka Masala please pre-book. Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G 29740 Torre del Mar FB link AND VIDEO LINK


The Blue Stompers: Sunday 20Feb 6pm
El Bar de las Motos– Av. Tivoli 3, Benalmadena FB link AND VIDEO LINK


Ruta de la Tapa con Barbadillo- Torrox: 18Feb-20Mar
To enter raffle you must get your Participation Card stamped (which you will find in the participating establishments) with 6 different cafes, and say which of the tapas you liked the most (the winning shops will also receive a prize). Just for participating, completing the 6 stamps, you will enter the raffle for three trips for two people, which includes a visit to Bodegas Barbadillo and lunch in Sanlúcar valued at 80 euros, and 20 cases of two bottles of Barbadillo in each one.
25 participating businesses.
25 tapas with the best of our gastronomy.
€2.70, single price, Tapa and Glass of Barbadillo Wine. FB link 


Almayate Carnival 2022: {Translation} The Carnival will be held on February 26. The mayor pointed out that “starting at 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon, the registration period will take place in the courtyard of the Paniagua school to later, at 5:00 p.m., carry out the parade, which will last about two hours. The arrival back at the school will be at 7:00 p.m., where the performance of the charanga ‘Yes or what’ will take place and the prizes will be awarded. Entries will be in the children’s category, individual or groups, and adults, also individual or groups”. Source, Spanish. 


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For Sale: Glass bi-fold shower door, 2 years old but in good condition. Made for an odd sized opening – width at top 81cms, width at bottom 84cms, height 194cms. The frame possibly could be replaced to make it a standard 80cms wide. 100€ – would have to be collected.
Contact Catherine, Competa campo
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For Sale, 2 items: 
-Ladies golf clubs. Full set Cobra irons, Ping driver, various woods and putters. €40.
-Electric trolley (no battery). €20.
Derek, Cómpeta. Email: Derek_Sibson@hotmail.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Tower fan 78cm high with 3 speeds & optional swing setting. 12€
-Aluminium step ladder, 4 step plus top level. As new. 15€
-Electric back massager with heat feature. Unused still wrapped. 15€
Michael or Linda/ Competa +34711003229 also on whatsapp
email: mblong@hotmail.com 


Wanted to rent: A baby car seat. Can anyone please help? Does anyone have a baby (not child) car seat I could rent off them for half term week next week for a new grandchild visit? We can collect & return. Thanks, Sue. La Vinuela. WhatsApp 697 299 345  Email: sueaked@hotmail.com


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News & Articles

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Carnival festivities are suspended in the municipalities of the Sierras of Tejeda and Almijara: {Translation, summary} The Consortium for the Local Development of Tourism and Environmental Promotion of the Sierras Tejeda and Alminara Natural Park, suspends the Carnival festivities that were to be held in the consortium municipalities, due to the notable incidence of COVID-19 that still exists in the region.
The institution unanimously voted to close the events on February 9, during a General Meeting. The municipalities that will suffer the cessation of the festivities are Árchez, Arenas, Canillas de Albaida, Canillas del Aceituno, Salares and Sedella. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/noticias/fiestas-carnaval/20220212113856046521.html


Andalusian Health Service sentenced to pay 200,000 euros for not communicating a cancer to a patient who later died: The court has sentenced the Andalusian Health Service to compensate with almost 200,000 euros the relatives of a patient who was diagnosed with cancer through a digestive endoscopybut whose result was not communicated, so the pertinent treatment was not administered to the patient who, already with metastasis, died three years later. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/sentenced-to-pay-200000-euros-for-not-communicating-a-cancer-to-a-patient-who-later-died/


Avian influenza is still spreading through Andalusia and are already seven outbreaks confirmed: {Translation, summary} 14/02/2022 19:38
-The Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development has declared three new cases of avian influenza in the provinces of Huelva and Seville, specifically in the Huelva municipality of Niebla, as a secondary outbreak to the one detected previously, which affects a turkey farm with 32,500 birds; another in the Seville town of Gilena, in a breeding farm with hatching eggs. 500 birds; another in the Seville town of Gilena, in a breeding farm of hatching eggs with a census of 16,000 birds; and a third on a farm with 600 free-range poultry in the Seville municipality of El Viso del Alcor. In total, seven outbreaks have now been confirmed by the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Algete.
-At national level, cases of domestic poultry affected by avian influenza have also been reported in Segovia and Valladolid. Apart from these holdings, fourteen cases of wild birds with the disease have been detected in Spain in the provinces of Lleida, Avila, Girona, Palencia, Seville and Cadiz. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1029169/la-gripe-aviar-se-sigue-extendiendo-por-andalucia-y-ya-son-siete-los-focos-confirmados/


Disruption of the water supplies in Mijas: There will be a disruption in water supplies in Mijas today, Monday, February 14, until February 21, between Cabo Pino and Cala de Mijas.
The areas affected by the repairs where there will be a temporary interruption of supply are the urbanisations of Calahonda, Riviera, Miraflores, Torrenueva, Jardin Botanico, Los Claveles, La Cortijera and the urban centre of La Cala de Mijas as well as urbanisations to the north.
In the rest of the towns, such as Fuengirola and Las Lagunas de Mijas, there could be occasional alterations to the supply conditions at high levels.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/02/14/disruption-of-the-water-supplies-in-mijas/


Deltacron Covid hybrid variant detected in UK and is being tracked by health chiefs: The Deltacron Covid-19 variant is now being monitored by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) after cases of the strain were detected in the UK. As reported by Hull Live, the mutant strain is an hybrid of the Delta and Omicron variants of the virus.
According to scientists, it developed in people who became infected with both strains at once, though it is not clear if the UK cases developed in the UK or were brought over from another country. It is not yet known whether Deltacron is more or less infectious than previous variants, or if its symptoms differ in severity. Full article: https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/deltacron-covid-hybrid-variant-detected-23097469


Covid-19 legal restrictions in Northern Ireland are to be lifted: All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in Northern Ireland are to be lifted and replaced by guidance from February 15, following an announcement by Health Minister Robin Swann on Monday. Full article:


Olympic Medal Table, Sun., Feb 13th 2022: Click/tap the pic to enlarge. See Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 info site, has full schedules & scores: https://olympics.com/en/


Spanish Police Arrest Six & Seize 24,400 Pirate IPTV Boxes: This morning (14Feb), Spain’s national police and the country’s tax agency announced the arrest of six people and the seizure of 24,430 IPTV boxes in Madrid. According to the authorities, the group sold the devices on various web platforms and via their own forum, from where technical support was provided to customers.
Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-iptv-new-arrests-blocks-seizures-hit-services-from-all-angles-220214/ 


Texas Suing Meta/Fakebook Over Facial Recognition Technology-Seeking Hundreds Of Billions In Penalties: The lawsuit, filed in state court, claims Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology unlawfully “exploited” Texans without consent “billions of times.”
The attorney general’s office said in a news release Facebook recorded users’ facial features in “knowing violation” of a Texas law prohibiting the capture of biometric identifiers, including facial geometry.
-Facebook stopped using facial recognition technology in November after massive backlash from privacy advocates and lawsuits over the practice. A Meta spokesperson blasted the suit, telling Forbes: “These claims are without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously.”
-“Facebook’s omnipresent empire was built on deception, lies and brazen abuses of Texans’ privacy rights—all for Facebook’s own commercial gain,” the lawsuit said. Full article: https://www.forbesmiddleeast.com/innovation/technology/texas-suing-meta-over-facial-recognition-technologyseeking-hundreds-of-billions-in-penalties


Canada Trucker Protests Continue- federal government invoking the federal Emergencies Act: At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks and responds to questions from reporters. The federal government is invoking the never-before-used federal Emergencies Act in an effort to address ongoing convoy protests that have affected border crossings and cities across the country. The prime minister is joined by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland as well as ministers David Lametti (justice) Marco Mendicino (public safety) and Bill Blair (emergency preparedness). It gives the government extraordinary – but time limited – powers. The act is still contingent on Parliament’s approval and subject to the protections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Source with full conference video: https://www.cpac.ca/episode?id=5e1dee4a-a576-48f9-85b8-c2f620ddff61

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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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Nerja 952 524 519
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