DigameXtra No. 1947 Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

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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 are both your local
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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. We have no set rules. Just a smile will do.
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.
And Don’t Forget – 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.
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.
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:
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657



Recommendations & Requests


Refugio de Leo: I would like to recommend that anyone interested in the welfare of our canine companions and who may be interested in offering some help to Antonio and his helpers at the Refugio de Leo, situated between Velez Malaga and Arenas, as championed by Scott from SPW Construction Services in last weeks DigameXtra. All roads are surfaced, so there is no problem with any off road driving. See Google map ping here: https://maps.google.com/?q=36.806229,-4.077485
Scott and his team from SPW Construction Services spent this past weekend laying a floor in one of the kennels and will be doing more work over the next couple of weekends.
Antonio, who runs Refugio de Leo, would welcome any assistance and/or donations that any of us Digame-ites might be able to offer – from cleaning and maintenance to dog walking (see collage), or donations of food, old blankets, etc. The area for walking the dogs is manageable with all roads being surfaced for those who cannot clamber through the wilds! Have a look at their site on: http://www.elrefugiodeleo.com/
Antonio can be contacted directly on mob: +34 654 427 202
Or call Scott from SPW who is happy to liaise on mob: +34 622 938 440
My wife, Sue and I, had a wonderful time walking some of the dogs this past Sunday. The weather was lovely, the stroll a nice gentle bit of exercise and the views wonderful, not to mention the beautiful, friendly and happy canines. Please consider helping out in any way that you feel you can. It would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Keith, Torre del Mar.
keithrocksue AT gmail DOT com


News & Articles

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Vaccination of under-60s against coronavirus gets under way in Andalucía: The region’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, announced this Tuesday that the public health authority had started to call 59-year-olds to receive their jabs. “And then we will continue with 58-year-olds,” he added.
In addition, Aguirre has announced a new group on which his department wants to focus their strategy against the pandemic: dock workers considering them “a new risk group” since – as he pointed out – in some areas of Spain they have detected that “the virus enters coastal ports through cargo ships”. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202105/04/junta-starts-vaccinating-under-20210504173806.html


Conservative Right Dominates in Madrid Elections: The conservative Popular Party’s candidate was the big winner at Tuesday’s Madrid election, having managed to secure more seats in the regional assembly than the three leftist parties combined. With 99% of votes counted, Ayuso had taken 65 seats, just four short of the absolute majority of 69. Combined with the 13 seats of far-right Vox, the two parties secured 77 deputies in total compared to the 59 of the leftist bloc: 25 for the Socialist Party (PSOE), 24 for Más Madrid and 10 for Unidas Podemos. At the last regional elections, in 2019, the difference between right and left was just four seats. Now that number is 18. Madrid has shifted even further to the right. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2021-05-04/popular-party-takes-victory-in-bitterly-fought-madrid-regional-election-falling-just-short-of-majority.html 


Pablo Iglesias leaves politics after Liberal Left gets hammered in Madrid Elections: {Translated, summary}
Iglesias was in fifth position, the last, and United We can only get 10 seats with him (7.2 percent). Pablo Iglesias leaves politics and all his positions. The organic ones in Podemos and the institutional ones. The coup de effect that the secretary general of Podemos tried when he left the coalition government and presented himself as a candidate for the electoral advance in the Community of Madrid failed. And he leaves. “When you stop being useful, you have to know how to withdraw.” With these words, the former vice president of the Government said goodbye this morning. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/espana/abci-pablo-iglesias-abandona-politica-tras-resultados-madrid-202105042334_noticia.html


Tennis News- Madrid Open: Simona Halep knocked out by Elise Mertens; Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev march on. Photo:AP. Full article: https://www.firstpost.com/sports/madrid-open-simona-halep-knocked-out-by-elise-mertens-jannik-sinner-andrey-rublev-march-on-9592451.html 


AGAIN! Apple Releases Urgent Security Patches For Zero-Day Bugs Under Active Attacks, Safari Also Targeted: Apple on Monday released security updates for iOS, macOS, and watchOS to address three zero-day flaws and expand patches for a fourth vulnerability that the company said might have been exploited in the wild. The weaknesses all concern WebKit, the browser engine which powers Safari and other third-party web browsers in iOS, allowing an adversary to execute arbitrary code on target devices. The development comes just a week after Apple rolled out iOS 14.5 and macOS Big Sur 11.3 with a fix for a potentially exploited WebKit Storage vulnerability.
Until users demand better pre-release testing, Apple will continue to release vulnerable software, and let the users do Apple’s beta testing for them. Since you pay a high premium price for Apple products, you should expect properly tested products. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/apple-releases-urgent-security-patches.html


Some Amazing Astronomical Phenomena Are Due In May:
If you are a lover of watching the night skies, and all things astronomical, then May 2021 will be something special for you it would seem, as a string of celestial events are all due to happen this month. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/04/some-amazing-astronomical-phenomena-are-due-in-may/


A ‘hack’ to Glovo exposes the data of distributors and clients in Spain: The credentials of clients and distributors of the platform Glovo in Spain they have appeared for sale in Internet, as a result of a security breach that the company is currently investigating. Unauthorized third party actors accessed Glovo’s systems through the user interface. an old admin panel. From there they managed to obtain a database with the credentials of the customer and delivery accounts. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/a-hack-to-glovo-exposes-the-data-of-distributors-and-clients-in-spain/


Amazon’s European subsidiary pays no corporation tax for 2020: Amazon’s European arm paid no corporation tax in Luxembourg for last year, despite revenues of some €44bn, documents show. Because it posted a loss of €1.19bn (£1.03bn), the Luxembourg-headquartered subsidiary was not required to pay any tax, and in fact received a €56.39m (£48.95m) credit.
Adding up losses, including from previous years, gives the firm €2.7bn (£2.35bn), which it can offset against any future corporate tax bills. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/amazon-corporation-tax-europe-luxembourg-b1841881.html


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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
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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
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Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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