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CORONA 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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Charity golf cancelled: Due to the ongoing restrictions caused by the pandemic, the ACE (Animal Care España) Charity in La Cala de Mijas has had to cancel the Golf Tournament and Lunch which was scheduled to take place at Miraflores Golf on Sunday September 13.
It is hoped that the event will be rescheduled for next year.
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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
There will be no summer break this year and I will be available throughout August.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.
Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://coastfmgold.com/
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
DoctorLaptop’s famous Annual Clean & TuneUp Service €60: For Windows & Mac. New “fileless” malware formats evade standard anti-virus programs, making it difficult for typical users to “dis-infect” computers themselves with free, consumer level tools. If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance an annual professional servicing with advanced professional grade tools is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? If you did, the engine replacement will cost far more than if you had properly maintained it with an oil change once or twice a year. It’s the same with computers, you should do a quick cleanup yourself once a month, and get an annual professional service. I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files and permissions, replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use a 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, clean out junk files/logs/history/etc., update Windows/Mac+all drivers+programs and finally optimize your settings and registry for fastest overall performance. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete.
ALSO: Business computer maintenance & security service, if you think you’ve been hacked, let me do the cleanup and recovery, and I can even track down the source. Free shopping service, send me your requirements, I’ll find you the best deals!
Windows, Apple/Mac, Linux and Android all serviced.
Contact: doctorlaptop AT protonmail DOT com or call 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap). Please do not use the DigameXtra email for DoctorLaptop business. Always include the make, model, and version of Windows/Mac installed when emailing for support.
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga is now fully open!
We have started to receive clients but by appointment only. It is wonderful to finally be able to have visitors! We are of course following the legal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
The summer is a great time to plant Vetiver as this plant is indigenous to India. Vetiver loves the heat of summer to grow. Vetiver is often used as a wind barrier in the fall and winter months. Vetiver is the best plant to stabilise erosion prone locations before the first fall rains come. We have plenty of plants in stock for either pickup or delivery via the Spanish Correos.
It is always a great way to spend a day in the garden.
We also have Moringa seeds, Lemon Grass, Moringa seedlings and now our new product, Organic Moringa Powder. If you do not know the medicinal powers of Moringa you can check it out here. https://www.vetiverspain.org/moringa-oleifera-.html
This month we have some specials for both pickup and shipments.
Contact: David y Anna
www DOT vetiverspain DOT com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
Cell and WhatsApp: (34) 692 288 657
Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Glass fronted display unit 80x31x159, €35
-Display unit with drawers 80x36x121, €35
-Cupboard with shelves 40x31x121, €25
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale: Car Roof Box. Halfords 360 litre capacity Roof box. €100.
Kenny, What’s app. 634384853 More pics on request.
For Sale: Panasonic Trio cordless landline telephone. Amazon retail 57.99 euros. Great condition all working only 25.00 euros.
Call Chris on 631 940 456 or
email: email@example.com (Capistrano Village Nerja)
2 Computers For Sale: Dell Tower and Siemens laptop
–Used DELL Tower Computer.
Dell Optiplex 755- Only 180 days on the clock.
Full sized tower, not the smaller desktop version.
-Intel Core Duo processor at 2.33GHz, 32 bit, with updated BIOS
-Upgraded cooling system
-Upgraded video card
-Upgraded to 3Gb high performance RAM
-Fresh Windows 10 v1909
-150Gb Hard drive
-Built-in wifi and DVD player
-8x USB 2.0, DVI & VGA video output (no HDMI, but DVI to HDMI converters are available for a few euros at large computer shops, or online)
Fully cleaned but there was no need to refurb this one. I just installed some high performance hardware upgrades I had in stock. Runs great.
Price €200 (add large flat screen LG monitor, €20). Buyer collects.
-Siemens laptop Refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6″ display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has a hard-to-find international North Europe/English keyboard perfect for both English language users as well as bilingual English and Scandinavian speakers, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. Includes deluxe briefcase style carry bag. No HDMI. €200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)
For Sale: 6 Fishing rods (various sizes) 4 reels and a net. €75, buyer takes them all. Can meet in Sayalonga car park.
Contact Gail whatsapp 626370695 ; Location Sayalonga
Recommendations & Requests
Hi-definition photos?: Maybe some useful information for fellow Digamites. Yesterday I posted items for sale with photos and had a reprimand from Naythan.
“Hi, 2 of these pics are way over the file size limit of 4Mb. Please do not send in super hi-definition photos, use standard quality photos. Naythan”
So I apologised and responded:
“The one photo was taken with my old iPhone in December last year. The other 2 I took with my new iPhone SE. I can only assume the camera is different as I have not had that problem before.”
He explained and told me what to do. “The new phone is evidently taking pics in Hi-def by default. Go into the new phone Camera Settings and change the resolution (sometimes called quality) to a lower setting. New phones can take higher quality pics than older cameras. But these hi-quality (hi-definition) pics are much larger in file size, and are pointless on websites, as websites have Standard Quality photo display. Hi-def pics are for high quality printing, or viewing on the new 4K HD televisions.” Naythan
I have done as advised. Screen shots from my iPhone. Settings>Camera>Formats
Thank you Naythan you are a gem.
Sheila, Nerja, ssandersceiriosen At hotmail d0T com
News & Articles
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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.
Salamanca and Valladolid return to Phase 1: From 00:00 this Wednesday new restrictions in the cities of Valladolid and Salamanca due to the lack of control of the contagion of coronavirus, “Practically the same measures as phase 1” of the de-escalation.
The incidence of cases per 10,000 inhabitants is in Valladolid at 19.1 and in Salamanca at 17.3, figures very different from those of other provincial capitals, such as Palencia, with 7.6, or Segovia, with 10.91.
“It is essential throughout the territory, but especially in Valladolid and Salamanca, that citizens know that strict compliance with all these measures will be required, which will not have an effect in the next ten days because, surely, they will continue increasing contagions, hospital admissions and ICUs and deaths ”, said the vice president of the Board, Francisco Igea. Full story: https://www.time24.news/2020/09/valladolid-and-salamanca-return-to-phase-1.html
Spanish Health minister rules out another nationwide lockdown: Salvador Illa said that despite rising case numbers, the current situation is very different to that of March. “More than half of the cases are asymptomatic, the average age is much lower, hospital pressure is low and the number of deaths is very different…”, “…nothing suggests that we will go back to the same situation we had in March,” he said.
In an interview published in La Vanguardia, Illa attributes this increase in Covid-19 infections to increased mobility since the end of the state of alarm and the early detection system put in place which is “much better than a few weeks ago”. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202008/31/spanish-health-minister-rules-20200831151228.html
Hotels on the Costa say they have been only 40% full and many will have to close in the winter: The weeks of peak demand are over and the tourism sector is asking ministers for a rescue plan, “otherwise we won’t make it through to the spring”. “About 98 per cent of our clients this summer have been Spanish,” says Miguel Sánchez, who has hotels in Malaga and Cordoba. Hotel owners are seeking a cash rescue plan to compensate for the lack of international tourists. And the worst is yet to come, as the Aehcos hotel association reminds us, warning that the period of grace for loan repayments and extra time to pay taxes have only put off the payment of bills. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202008/28/hotels-costa-they-have-20200828115011-v.html
Whistleblower describes how workers were forced to make claims for the Spanish Minimum Living Income ‘Non Compliant’: An investigation is reportedly underway and the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office is already aware of what happened in what could amount to one of Spain’s largest scandals.
Tragsa, the public company in charge of managing the Minimum Living Income (IMV), allegedly told its workers that they should process the reports in such a way that none of them appeared as “compliant” – in other words, the claimants were automatically denied benefits. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/01/whistleblower-describes-how-workers-were-forced-to-make-claims-for-the-spanish-minimum-living-income-non-compliant/
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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline
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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
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238
Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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