DigameXtra No. 1929 Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

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COVID-19 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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Sunset Lounge Bar & Restaurant – Torrox:
-Breakfasts- We have a €1 breakfast, we are the home of the one euro breakfast with many bars taking our lead but everyone says we are still the original and the best. 4 items English bacon, pork sausage, free rage egg and beans all for just €1.
Also an eat all you can breakfast for €7.95 keep eating till your full and you chose what goes on your plate.
Breakfast everyday 10-1pm (closed Monday)
-Every Wednesday we have an eat all you can bbq and salad bar for just €5 per person and you can keep returning to the bbq to eat as much as you like from 2pm – 6pm
-Free prize Bingo every Thursday from 3pm €15 includes a basket meal. Must book due to capacity and social distancing.
-TONIGHT- Race Night: This Wednesday at 7pm we have having a race night. Come have a flutter and shout at the 3 meter projection screen for your dog to win. Book your tables now. Sweepstakes- the bar does not take a rake.
FB Page  Centro Commercial, Torrox Park 29770 Tel. +34 611 22 95 35

 

Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group:
Calling All Members and anybody who would like to join us..
We meet every Thursday from 10/10.30 am until 1ish.
in Caleta de Velez at La Fuente.
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Caleta de Velez on Thursdays.
The group is well over 8 years old and would love new members to come along and join us…Working at your own speed and chatting making friends. And – if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Hope to see you there. Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk

 

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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 DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday 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

 

People Group Spain- Interpreters Available
Don’t let the language barrier be a problem!
At People Group Spain we offer interpreters who are fluent in English and Spanish to help you with your day to day needs. Whether you need us to accompany you to a meeting, help you with paperwork, or even just make a phone call on your behalf, we will always be here to help.
You can find us at Calle Diputación 9, Nerja or
contact us by phone on 615763349 or
by email at admin@peoplegroupspain.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-3 tower scaffolding maximum working height 4.5m with 6 boards and 4 wheels so can be portable. Sorry no photos of 3rd section has been unassembled. Price 130€. contact jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-TREK mountain bike. Black bike, steel frame, 21 gears, lever gear and crankset change. 50 Euros
-RALEIGH mountain bike, brown bike. Lightweight aluminium frame, twin wall wheels, sprung seat stem, 24 gears, Shimano preselect crank and gear set. 26inch wheels. Complete with speed and distance computer.
Slight paint damage on the down tube. 120 Euros
-Vango Aurora 4 man tent in very good condition. 65 Euros
Buyer collects. Anne, Canillas de Aceituno
Phone 608 152 937
Moneys will go to the Raffa infinity film festival.

 

News & Articles

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AstraZeneca sends Spain less than half of the promised doses this week: The irregularity in the supply of the British AstraZeneca vaccine is causing “serious logistical and planning problems” for Spain’s Ministry of Health and the regions it is claimed.
In its latest shipment the laboratory has sent less than half of the doses agreed with the Ministry of Health after also having delivery issues last week
The Health ministry, headed by Carolina Darias, announced this Tuesday (13 April) the distribution of only 139,000 new doses among the regions when the pharmaceutical company is committed to supplying about 350,000 vials every week in order to reach 12.2 million doses by the end of September. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202104/13/astrazeneca-sends-spain-less-20210413103857.html

 

U.S. pauses J&J’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, EU deliveries paused, over rare blood clots: U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after six women under 50 given the shot developed rare blood clots, dealing a fresh setback to efforts to tackle the pandemic. Following the news, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said it was delaying the rollout of the vaccine to Europe, a week after regulators there said they were reviewing rare blood clots in four recipients of the shot in the United States. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-johnson-johnson-va/u-s-pauses-jj-covid-19-vaccine-over-rare-blood-clots-idUSKBN2C01BC

 

30-year-old Toledo teacher dies with severe thrombus 12 days after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca: {Translated from diariosur.es}
-The Ministry of Health is investigating the death Monday morning in Toledo of a 30-year-old teacher with episodes of severe thrombosis and no known history of embolism who had been inoculated with AstraZeneca’s vaccine on 1 April, Maundy Thursday.
-The professor, was inoculated on 1 April at the Polygon hospital converted into a vaccinodrome for essential workers. On Friday 9, he was admitted to the ICU, suffering from severe thrombi. After four days in intensive care at the Hospital Virgen de la Salud, he died.
-Last week the European Medicines Agency (EMA) certified that its studies have found a “possible link” between AstraZeneca and the “unusual cases of blood clotting reported in some people who received this vaccine” after its Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) studied 228 episodes of embolisms (169 cerebral and 59 abdominal), including 18 deaths among those immunised with the British serum.
Source, Spanish: https://www.diariosur.es/sociedad/salud/muere-profesor-anos-trombos-astrazeneca-20210413082152-ntrc.html

 

Scam Alert- Fake Copyright Takedown Claims Sent to Businesses: Microsoft has warned organizations of a “unique” attack campaign that abuses contact forms published on websites to deliver malicious links to businesses via emails containing fake legal threats. “The emails instruct recipients to click a link to review supposed evidence behind their allegations, but are instead led to the download of IcedID, an info-stealing malware,” the company’s threat intelligence team said.
IceID is a Windows-based banking trojan that’s used for reconnaissance and exfiltration of banking credentials, alongside features that allow it to deploy additional payloads such as ransomware and malware capable of performing hands-on-keyboard attacks, stealing credentials, and moving laterally across affected networks.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/04/hackers-using-websites-contact-forms-to.html

 

Japan to dump contaminated water from Fukushima into the ocean:
-More than one million metric tons of treated radioactive water will soon be released from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, following a decision by the Japanese government. The plan has raised strong criticism at home, especially by fishermen, and among neighboring countries such as China.
-The water stored in the tanks won’t be discharged as it is. Instead, it will be treated through a system that removes most of the radioactive material except for tritium, an isotope of hydrogen not harmful to humans in small amounts. Tritium “emits weak radiation” and its impact on health “is very low,” a government statement reads.
-Still, the reassurances of Japan haven’t settled the nerves of neighboring countries, environmental groups, and local fishermen — worried over the implications of Japan’s decision. China said the plan was “extremely irresponsible”, and accused Japan of disregarding “domestic and foreign doubts and opposition”. In a statement, the Chinese foreign ministry said the releasing the water will “seriously damage international public health and safety and the vital interests of the people of neighboring countries.” South Korea shared the concern, saying the decision could “directly or indirectly affect the safety of the Korean people and the surrounding environment in the future.” Full article: https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/japan-water-fukushima-treated-dumping-2464624/

 

Watch Mick Jagger and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl perform the Rolling Stones legend’s surprise new single, Eazy Sleazy: “It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism,” Sir Mick says. “Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with him. Hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy.” Full article: https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/dave-grohl-guests-on-mick-jaggers-surprise-new-single-eazy-sleazy/
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Pentagon unveils microchip that senses Covid in the body & revolutionary filter that removes virus from patient’s blood with dialysis machine: Pentagon scientists have invented a microchip that once inserted under the skin will detect if the patient develops Covid-19. Their work on the microchip was revealed on 60 Minutes on CBS on Sunday night. The microchip, which does not track movements, is carried in a tissue-like gel and is designed to continuously test the patient’s blood.
Col Hepburn also told the show that his team had invented a filter that if placed on a dialysis machine would remove the virus from blood. He said that the four-day treatment had been given to “Patient 16”, the spouse of a military member, who was in organ failure and septic shock. “You pass it through, and it takes the virus out, and puts the blood back in,” said Col Hepburn. And he said that within days of the treatment the patient had made a full recovery.
The treatment has now been approved by the FDA for emergency use and has been used to treat almost 300 sick patients. (Thanks to A.B. for the tip! -Ed.) Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pentagon-covid-microchip-blood-virus-b1830372.html

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UK,Newspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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