DigameXtra No. 1796 Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 2020

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December 2020
-Sunday, 6th- El día de la constitución (Constitution Day)
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January 2021
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-Wednesday, 6th- Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.


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Art Room – Original Paintings, Prints and Ceramics Gallery
Stuck for Christmas present ideas?
With the current travel restrictions are you stuck for Christmas present ideas?
We have Gift Vouchers available for Christmas, digital or printed to the value of your choosing. Just let me know the value and while municipal travel restrictions last, I can either send you a digital file for you to print or send on, or I can post it to you. The gallery is in Canillas de Albaida, so if you live in Competa, Archez or Salares I can meet you at the border of the 2 villages. Or if you know which print, ceramic or piece of art you want I can meet you with that too.
-After restrictions are lifted or if you live in Canillas you will be very welcome to come and visit our gallery any day of the week from 11.00am to 7.00pm by appointment only. Masks and social distancing will be observed and the gallery is well ventilated with sanitizer available.
-We have original paintings on canvas in oils and acrylics, paintographs (photographs made to look like paintings), prints of paintings (framed or unframed) and ceramic bowls, plates, figures, tiles and plaques.
-Prints are produced on high quality photo paper here at the gallery and presented in an A3 cellophane envelope with stiff backing board and would make an ideal Christmas present. Prints can also be made to fit any existing frames you may have (up to A3 size), or ordered out for bigger sizes.
-Subject matter covers Moroccan cityscapes and people (inspiration taken from trips to Chefchaouen and Marrakesh), Cuban musicians, Flamenco dancers, local scenes and famous musicians, Keith Richards, Ray Charles, David Bowie, John Lennon etc. Commissions considered also.
Check out our website: www.artroom-gallery.com to view all the works and find directions to the gallery which is just 5 minutes outside Canillas de Albaida.
Art Room Gallery: Tel (Whatsapp) 616 891 473
Email mitchfranceart@hotmail.com


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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.
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 a 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 studio@coastfmgold.com 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
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


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Vetiver Spain is located in Sayalonga.
We have 2 new videos showing an experiment planting Vetiver in a tall Ornamental pot showing the results of the root growth after about 8 months.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/g1WRvjE6oAk
Part 2: https://youtu.be/HNviq7XdRM4
These short videos show you the incredible root system of Vetiver is and why it is so beneficial to fighting erosion and preserving top soil.
Want more videos? Please go to our YouTube video page.
We also have Lemon Grass and Moringa Seedlings available now.
Please contact us for more information. Visits are by appointment.
Phone or WhatsApp for David: (34) 692 288 657
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Website: www.vetiverspain.com


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Thanks for your help: I would just like to say a big thank you to everybody who replied to my query about sending a parcel to the UK. I have now got it sorted and have found a good courier who has just picked up my parcel so I am assuming it will arrive as promised, if not I will let you know.
Also, many, many thanks to Naythan for all his hard work and technical information he has supplied in the past, and all the up to date info on DigameXtra.
Alan Edson, Puente Don Manuel, alan-edsonAThotmailD0Tcom


News & Articles

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The Board proposes that bars open until nine at night in Andalusia after the December bridge (long weekend Dec 5-8): {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
The vice president of the Board and Minister of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, Juan Marín , has raised this Tuesday the possibility of non-essential activities, such as the hospitality or trade sectors , whose opening is currently limited until 18.00 hours, may be changed, after the December bridge, until 20.00 or 21.00 .
Marín has stated that “probably” these businesses can open until 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. based on the “following measures” adopted by the Andalusian government to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-junta-plantea-bares-abran-hasta-nueve-noche-andalucia-tras-puente-diciembre-202011241046_noticia.html


Spanish government proposes limiting Christmas meetings to six people, 1am curfew on New Year’s Eve: The measures are included in a draft public health document being prepared ahead of the upcoming holiday season.
Although the document does not mention whether movement between regions will be restricted, it proposes the use of measures that have been shown to be effective at containing contagions, such as “limiting travel.” In other words, the proposal is limited to recommending that citizens avoid all “non-essential travel.” This means that traveling to a different city or region will depend on the rules that have been introduced by the respective regional government. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-11-24/spanish-government-proposes-limiting-christmas-meetings-to-six-people-1am-curfew-on-new-years-eve.html


Dow rallies more than 400 points to surpass 30,000 for the first time: The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded higher by more than 400 points, or 1.4% and breached the 30,000 level for the first time. The S&P 500 climbed 1.4%, putting it on pace for a record closing high, and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1%. Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/23/stock-market-futures-open-to-close-news.html#close


Bitcoin climbs towards all-time high after topping $19,000: The world’s most popular cryptocurrency was last up 4.8% at $19,225, just shy of its all-time record of $19,666 hit in December 2017. Bitcoin has gained around 25% in the last two weeks alone, and is up around 160% this year.
Gold has shed 3.6% this month, versus bitcoin’s 40% gain.
Bullish investors cited expectations that bitcoin would achieve mass use as a means of payment – something it has so far failed to do – as a reason for the divergence. Mainstream companies such as PayPal have embraced cryptocurrencies, sparking hopes bitcoin would become widely used and thus more valuable. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-high/bitcoin-climbs-towards-all-time-high-after-topping-19000-idUSKBN28413S


Boxing News- Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr: Two of boxing’s iconic figures are finally going to lock horns on Saturday, Nov. 28, as former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson meets former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The four-hour event begins at 8 p.m. EST with the main card scheduled to start at 9 p.m. EST. Tyson and Jones are expected to make their ring walks about 11 p.m EST, depending on how long the other fights last.
The Tyson vs. Jones fight is an eight-round exhibition with each round will be two minutes long. Even though it’s an exhibition, no headgear will be required. Tyson and Jones will wear 12 ounce gloves. Available on UK pay per view from BT Sports. Full article: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/boxing/news/mike-tyson-vs-roy-jones-jr-fight-date-time-price-odds-location/1bfiettgyanoqzow09huij1pv


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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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
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
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/
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