DigameXtra No. 2188 Thursday, Feb. 17th, 2022

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Paola Almodovar, presents the Flamenco show: “Mary of Magdala”
20 Musicians, dancers and actors performing.
Premiere: Saturday, February 19, 2022. 8:30 p.m.
Casa de la Cultura de Almuñécar, Calle Puerta de Granada, 19, 18690 Almunecar. Tix €11+fees, at box office- Mon to Sat from 11am to 1:30pm
Info & Tix Online: https://bravoentradas.es/es/events/maria-de-magdala 


Walking Football- Torrox:“IBERIAN CUP TOURNAMENT” at San Roque stadium Torrox Pueblo on Saturday 26th February. Teams from Athletic Bilbao and all over Spain. Starts 10am with 150 players, two pitches and a Pitch Side Bar. FB link


Bar Amsterdam- Torrox Costa: Live music Sat., 26Feb from 7:30pm
The amazing Mario Ross takes us on a fantastic journey through 5 decades of music from the 50s to the 90s. Av. América, blq.89, Torrox Costa FB link 


ON SALE NOW– Flamenco Concert by The Tomatito Sextet:
Tuesday 19 April at 20:00 at Teatro Cervantes, Malaga
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Foldable plastic drinks trolley. Measurements 79 x 53 x 70cms Price 15€
-4 bar stools 20€ for the 4
-White headboard with mirror Measurements 155 x 123 cms Price 20€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Dinning room table (200+ years old) and four chairs (60-70years old) 275€. Original Dutch antique. Pick up in Benalmágosa or close by or we can deliver for extra. More pics on request.
Call Christel for English or Dutch speaking 0031 641217970
Or Kelsey for English or Spanish speaking 0032 771051533
Christel / Benamargosa 


For Sale, 2 items:
-IMG Stage Line professional speaker PAB-15P 500w max / 8 ohms 40-20 000Hz. Input 8 ohm / parallel output. €50. More pics on request.
-AIWA speaker system model no SX-N330 with 40w and 6 ohms. €15
Kate / Algarrobo Costa. Tel. 691949080 

News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalusia falls below 500 points of incidence, the lowest figure in two months, and adds 39 deaths:
{Translation, summary} 16/02/2022 13:40
-On Wednesday 16 February, Andalusia recorded a total of 2,168 Covid-19 positives in 24 hours, the lowest figure since 11 December (716 cases), while 39 deaths were reported, five more than a week ago when 34 deaths were recorded.
-The 14-day incidence stands at 493.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down 36.5 points from the previous day. It is the lowest incidence figure since 21 December, when it stood at 445.4 points.
-The 2,168 positives on Wednesday come after 2,914 on Tuesday, 7,313 on Monday (72 hours), 5,209 infections on Friday, 9,626 on Thursday and 2,272 on Wednesday.
-By provinces, Malaga has the most cases with 427, followed by Seville with 390, Cordoba with 297, Granada with 274, Cadiz with 253, Huelva with 205, Almeria with 203 and Jaen with 119.
-Of the 39 deaths, nine were reported in the province of Seville, eight in Cordoba, six in Almeria, six in Jaen, five in Malaga, three in Cadiz and two in Huelva.
-Andalusia has seen a drop of 66 patients hospitalised for coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the total number of hospitalised patients to 1,278 and bringing the total down for a week, while ICU admissions have fallen by ten to 151, a drop of 50 in the inter-weekly comparison. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


Twenty people evacuated from homes as wildfire declared in Cómpeta:
A wildfire has broken out in the Colmenillas area of Cómpeta. The alarm was raised this Wednesday afternoon, 16 February, as reported by Andalucía’s specialist forest firefighting brigade, Plan Infoca, through its Twitter account. Photo:Plan Infoca. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/wildfire-declared-competa-20220216185759-nt.html 


Axarquia down to level 1 health alert along with the rest of the province of Malaga: {Translation} 16Feb22 12:00
-The Territorial Committee for High Impact Public Health Alerts in Malaga met this Tuesday, 15th February, to analyse the epidemiological data in their respective areas of action and it was agreed that the entire province of Malaga will go to level 1 health alert.
-The six health districts of Malaga – Serrania, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Guadalhorce, La Vega and Axarquia – had remained at level 2 since 29 December 2021, which is now abandoned and moved to level 1 following improvements in the indicators. Thus, the new level is applicable from 00.00 hours this Wednesday, 16 February, until 00.00 hours on 2 March.
-The committee is based on the specific evaluation reports carried out by the Epidemiology Section of the Territorial Delegation of the Regional Ministry of Health and Families, and following the established epidemiological indicators (Accumulated Incidence (AI) at 14 days, AI at 7 days, AI at 14 days in the over 65s, PDIA tests, ICU bed rate, hospitalisation rate and vaccination coverage).
-Currently, by health districts, La Axarquia has the worst rate in the province of Malaga at 964.7 in two weeks, according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia. Source, Spanish:


Europe Heads Toward a New Normal as Final Covid Curbs Unwind, Germany Announces Restriction Roll Back:
-Europe looks to be gradually leaving the pandemic behind, with Germany becoming the latest in the region to unwind restrictions that have disrupted life for two years.
-Most of Germany’s Covid curbs will be rolled back in three stages by March 20, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Wednesday. The first step involves the immediate end of vaccination controls at non-essential stores.
-Neighboring Switzerland will scrap almost all pandemic-related restrictions starting from Thursday, including a work-from-home recommendation and the need for Covid documentation to enter the country. Austria announced similar steps on Wednesday, and the Netherlands will lift controls on people and businesses beginning on Friday. France’s health minister, Olivier Veran, on Wednesday raised the possibility of dropping rules on masks and proof of vaccination from mid-March. Full article: https://news.yahoo.com/europe-heads-back-normal-germany-093118612.html


Wall Street Journal- Trump Really Was Illegally Spied On by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016:
-Special Counsel John Durham continues to unravel the Trump-Russia “collusion” story, and his latest court disclosure contains startling information. According to a Friday court filing, the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign effort to compile dirt on Donald Trump reached into protected White House communications.
-In a new legal filing, the special counsel says a tech company that had access to Trump’s internet communications shared that data with operatives working for the Clinton campaign in 2016.
-“White House communications are supposed to be secure, and the notion that any contractor, much less one with ties to a presidential campaign, could access them is alarming enough,” the Journal wrote. “The implication that the data was exploited for a political purpose is a scandal that requires investigation under oath”. Full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-really-was-spied-on-2016-clinton-campaign-john-durham-court-filing-11644878973


PJ O’Rourke, ‘Gonzo’ journalist, satirist and former editor in chief of National Lampoon dies aged 74: PJ O’Rourke, the American journalist and satirist, has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer.
The prolific author was known for his counterculture ‘Gonzo’ journalism which paved the way for a distinctive brand of conservative and libertarian commentary. O’Rourke authored more than a dozen books, including Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, both of which hit Number One on The New York Times bestseller list. He also wrote for 1973 stage spinoff National Lampoon’s Lemmings, which featured John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Christopher Guest, and he co-wrote National Lampoon’s 1964 High School Yearbook with Douglas Kenney.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1947, Mr O’Rourke had a career which extended from serving as editor in chief of National Lampoon to frequent appearances on NPR’s game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/02/16/pj-orourke-gonzo-journalist-satirist-dies-aged-74/
Additional Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/p-j-orourke-dead-obit-1300786/



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/


Tennis News- Andy Murray suffers humiliating career milestone, wins only one game against Roberto Bautista Agut at the Qatar Open: Andy Murray suffered the heaviest defeat of his career at the Qatar Open on Wednesday, going down 6-0 6-1 against Roberto Bautista Agut. It was a chastening loss for the three-time tennis Grand Slam champion and former world No 1, as he was soundly beaten in just 66 minutes in Doha. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tennis/andy-murray-qatar-open-agut-26250995 


Scientists Make Breakthrough In Warping Time at Smallest Scale Ever:
-Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is packed with weird insights about our reality, but perhaps the most mind-boggling is the fact that strong gravitational fields or incredibly high speeds can warp the passage of time, an effect known as time dilation. For instance, clocks located onboard spacecraft tick slightly faster than those on Earth, due to the distortive effects of our planet’s gravity on time.
-Now, in a major breakthrough, scientists at JILA, a joint operation between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado Boulder, have measured time dilation at the smallest scale ever using the most accurate clocks in the world. The team showed that clocks located just a millimeter apart, about the width of a pencil tip, showed slightly different times due to the influence of Earth’s gravity.
-The new experiment paves the way toward clocks with 50 times the precision of those available today, which could be used for a host of practical applications, while also shedding light on fundamental mysteries about our universe, including the long-sought “union of general relativity and quantum mechanics,” according to a study published on Wednesday in Nature. Full article: https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgmbdg/scientists-make-breakthrough-in-warping-time-at-smallest-scale-ever AND VIDEO LINK 


Snow moon- When and where to see the last full moon of February in Spain: The month of February brings with it the so-called ‘full snow moon’. It will be visible on 16 & 17 February. The moon is so named by North American tribes because it coincides with the month with most snowfall of the year in the northern hemisphere. But there are other astrological phenomena you should look out for in the night sky tonight…
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/snow-moon-when-20220216173801-nt.html


Canada Trucker Protest Update- Tensions mount in Ottawa as police warn truckers to leave:
-A showdown appeared to be shaping up in Ottawa’s nearly three-week siege by truckers protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions as police in the capital warned drivers Wednesday to leave immediately or risk arrest.
-The big rigs parked outside Parliament represented the movement’s last stronghold after demonstrators abandoned their sole remaining truck blockade along the U.S. border.
-With that, all border crossings were open for the first time in more than two weeks of unrest, centering attention on the capital, where drivers defiantly ripped up warnings telling them to go home.
-Authorities in yellow “police liaison” vests went from rig to rig, knocking on the doors and handing truckers leaflets informing them they could be prosecuted, lose their licenses and see their vehicles seized under Canada’s Emergencies Act. Police also began ticketing vehicles. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-canada-ontario-ottawa-e453c810201789b127654ab7aeec021d

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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
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
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Nerja 952 524 519
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Ambulance: 061
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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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