DigameXtra No. 1816 Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 2020

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December 2020
-Friday, 25th– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
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-Wednesday, 6th– Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.


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Due to the new Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/


Art Room – Art, Print 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 I can either send you a digital file for you to print or send on, or I can post it to you.
Now restrictions are lifted 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.
Tel (Whatsapp) 616 891 473
Email: mitchbanjo@hotmail.com


Paul Hayes Show: Wednesdays. Come join in another relaxed afternoon at Bar Carisma, Torrox Pueblo this and every Wednesday from 2pm. Calle Almedina. FB Page


All in 1 Cafe: C’mon let’s meet @ “All in 1 Cafe”, the Number 1 Party Bar in Benahavis! Live music with the Rocket BoyZ. Wednesday, December 16th from 2pm!
Centro Comercial Los Halcones, Ctra de Ronda km 166 29679 Benahavís FB Page


Live Music at Restaurante Cortijo Veleta: Sunday 20 DEC, 3pm. Juan Luis Pascual will be performing. Riogordo. FB Page


Alan Clayton with No Worries:
-Saturday 19DEC. from 1:30pm. Churinguito Tropy, Velez Malaga.
-Sunday 20 DEC. 2pm. Bio Beach Club, El Morche, Torrox.
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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


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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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


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Rommer fridge with ice compartment A rated vgc
Measurements 55 x 58 x 125 cms Price 75€
-2 ikea high back wooden stools 90€ ( for the pair )
-Upcycled bookcase stripped back to natural with yute chalk paint.Measurements Width 55cms Depth 33cms Height 116cms. Price 70€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, as lot:
Roca basin and matching close coupled cistern with quality tap and matching wooden bathroom towel rail, towel ring, toilet roll holder and shelf. 25 euros the lot. Los Romanes. Amanda.
Buyer collects at Los Romanes 29713
Contact Amanda on 0044 7889 666901 or
loebenstein at yahoo dot co dot uk or whatsapp


Recommendations & Requests


Lost Passport: Has any Digamite found a Passport, in the Torrox area? It has been lost since last Saturday 12th.
pamela.hill@hotmail.co.uk ; Pam, Torrox Costa


Carol Service – Canillas de Albaida: Naythan, good afternoon and would take this opportunity along with all your other followers, to thank you for all your help/information in these difficult times.
Is it possible to establish if this year, there will be a repeat of last year’s wonderful Carol Service at the Church in Canillas de Albaida and if so, publish the details?
Kindest regards, John, Benajarafe


Bogus gas men: Warning! Another warning to beware of bogus gas men operating in the Canillas de Albaida, Archez, Salares areas. This van, see pic, called on me Tuesday 15th. I did try to call the local police and the town hall, both without success.
Keith Canillas
Email: Keith Rocks ue at gmail dot com


News & Articles

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For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/


Andalusia reviews this Thursday the measures for Christmas against the coronavirus: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 15/12/2020 17:12
Andalusia reviews this Thursday, December 17, the measures and restrictions against the coronavirus for Christmas that the president announced last Thursday and that came into force on Saturday. Thus, as announced by the Chairman of the Board, Juanma Moreno, if the data are not favourable, it is possible that certain restrictions that were finally going to be lifted will not be removed.
At stake are from the meetings of ten people on December 24 and 31 , the opening of shops until nine, interprovincial mobility or the curfew.
“If the figures get worse, we will have no choice but to limit some of the actions that we have planned,” announced the Andalusian president in an interview on the COPE chain where he also announced that it will be this Thursday when there will be an ordinary meeting of the expert group pandemic analysis .
At this meeting, the evolution of the data on the health crisis will be analyzed and it will be decided whether to maintain the relaxation of restrictions to stop coronavirus infections or if, on the contrary, the entry into force of more lax regulations is suspended.
The Andalusian Government has always explained that decision-making is not a static matter . President Moreno himself and several senior officials in the Executive have indicated that the figures for the pandemic in Andalusia will be constantly reviewed to adapt the measures to the situation of the health crisis.
De-escalation plan
The de-escalation plan for the measures against the coronavirus designed by Andalusia for Christmas, Moreno stressed, is the first that has been designed in Spain. The Andalusian president announced a plan in two phases. The first, since last Saturday and until Thursday 17, where intraprovincial mobility and shops were open until nine at night. And a second phase from Friday 18 to January 10 with interprovincial mobility and extension of the hours of the hotel business.
However, Moreno affirms that the Board is “concerned.” ” A simple bridge with shops and bars closed at six o’clock in the afternoon has generated rallies, ” says the Andalusian president. “You have to be very responsible,” he added. “The virus is still there and we must proceed with prudence to try to control the pandemic”, has indicated Juanma Moreno. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-revisa-jueves-medidas-para-navidad-contra-coronavirus-202012151032_noticia.html


Pirate IPTV News- UK Police Prepare to Send Warnings to Users: Police say they are preparing to send warning notices to more than 7,000 UK residents who are believed to have purchased pirate IPTV subscriptions from North West IPTV. The warnings follow the arrest of a then 28-year-old man in the North-West of England during the summer and the seizure of luxury cars, expensive jewellery, and a pirate IPTV customer database.
Given the current sentencing standards in the UK it seems highly unlikely that a regular subscriber of such a service would receive a custodial sentence of any kind but given the involvement of the police, a criminal record is certainly possible. This, the police and copyright holders hope, will prove to be a sufficient deterrent for those considering a similar subscription in the future.
In late June, subscribers to pirate IPTV service Global / Global Entertainment were given an unwelcome surprise. Rather than seeing the normal array of content on their screens, they were instead greeted by a notice from a police force in the UK.
“This illegal stream has been seized By Norfolk and Sussex Police,” it began. “Watching illegal broadcasts is a crime. Your IP address has been recorded. You are instructed to cease and desist immediately from all illegal media streaming.”
Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-iptv-uk-police-prepare-to-send-warnings-to-7000-users-201214/


Jupiter Saturn conjunction- How to see the ‘Christmas star’ of 2020: This month, stargazers across the world will be treated to an event that only happens once every 19.6 years, on average. On 21 December, Jupiter and Saturn will appear in the same place in the night sky in an event called a great conjunction.
These two so-called gas giants of our solar system, which are usually bright enough to see with the naked eye even from the light-polluted heart of a city, will align, as seen from Earth, to look like one extremely bright planet. This year, the pair will be just 0.1 degrees apart in the sky, making it the closest such event since 1623. For reference, the diameter of the full moon in the sky spans around 0.5 degrees as we see it from Earth. The next time these planets will be visible this close together in the night sky will be the year 2080. PHOTO:Alan Dyer/VWpics/Science Photo Library. Full story: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833122-500-jupiter-saturn-conjunction-how-to-see-the-christmas-star-of-2020/?


The Google Home Max is dead—Google shuts down production of smart speaker: Google’s biggest smart speaker, the Google Home Max, is dead. The speaker is listed as “sold out” on store.google.com, and the company told Android Police, “We’ve sold out of Google Home Max and will no longer be manufacturing the device.” Google says that existing Google Home Max users will still be supported for the foreseeable future. “Existing Google Home Max users shouldn’t worry as they won’t see any change in their service. We’ll continue to offer software updates and security fixes to Google Home Max devices.” Full story: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/12/google-kills-the-google-home-max-the-400-speaker-is-no-longer-in-production/


Asteroid sample a ‘treasure box’: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has cracked open the recently returned sample capsule of Hayabusa2 and found treasures from deep space waiting inside. On Monday, the agency revealed the first images of material collected from near-Earth asteroid Ryugu. Full story: https://www.cnet.com/news/hayabusa2s-asteroid-sample-treasure-box-has-been-opened-for-the-first-time/


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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/
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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