DigameXtra No. 1965 Wednesday, May 26th, 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
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Bio Beach Restaurant Wednesday programs at 11 am for June and July: (Bio Beach is located in El Morche behind the church).
-On Wed. June 2nd, we’ll have an introduction to the dancing of Merengue and Salsa (touching on some of their history). We will invite you to ”activate” your dancing feet. After our break, a flower and animal quiz will follow… Rich, rich with details!
-On Wed. June 9th, we’ll start with a mini Spanish lesson followed by Mike, presenting the highlights of the 1812 Spanish War of Independence with Napoleon.
-On Wed. July 7th the talk on Argentina at 11am will touch on the highlights of its history, culture, topography, music/dance and food, of course. At 13hrs, Bio Beach will serve us an Argentinian Menu del dia!
-On Wed. July 14th we’ll celebrate the French with the Revolution of 1789 and the take of the Bastille, all very dramatic! At 13hrs, a French menu del dia with cold Soupe Vichyssoise, Salade Niçoise and Baba au Rhum, will conclude the exciting morning. Stay tuned for more information in one month. Reservations will be needed for the two special meals.
For more info contact norma2kk @ aol.com. (no spaces).


Pasion Flamenca: Next 2 Fridays 
28 May and 4 June, 9-11:30pm
At Mi Caseta Flamenco Estepona
A flamenco show by Mi Caseta Flamenco, the best atmosphere, and the best dishes with typical Andalusian gastronomy. Free parking (covered parking at the athletics stadium).
Recinto Ferial Estepona. Tel +34 605 899 249 FB page 
Tickets, €45: https://www.entradas.com/artist/mi-caseta-flamenco-show/
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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, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 50€, 75€ and 100€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
Check my website for examples of my work  www.nikofalltrades.es
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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 in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
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Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free! 


Coast Fm Gold:
Things are starting to get back to ‘Normal’ …now what?
Let people know you are open for business by advertising on the radio, where you will be heard 4 to 6 times a day, in the car, the kitchen, the bedroom, even on the beach!
No magazine can do that!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold is the Eastern Costa del Sol’s number one radio station, heard locally and all over the world on 97.6fm, Online, Google, Siri, Alexa and on Tunein!
Based in Nerja and broadcasting 24 hours a day, your advert would be heard between 4 to 6 times a day, every day at the same cost as a magazine or local newspaper, which are looked at maybe once or even missed…….you can’t miss whats on the radio unless it’s switched off!
We script it, do the voiceover, add music and once approved by you…..we broadcast it!
Whether your a bar an estate agent, supermarket or have a product or service you would like the world to know about, let them know on 97.6 Coast Fm Gold.
Email to studio @ coastfmgold.com or WhatsApp to 691934626 or leave message and we will call you back!


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.
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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
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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



For Sale: Ladies mountain bike, 18 gears, good working order. 50€. Joy 610955826 Torrox 


Recommendations & Requests


The new Electricity tariff 2.0TD, from 1 June:
(Note: This is a reader submission. This tariff change has been difficult to get accurate, updated info on, as covered in the May 18 & 19  issues of DigameXtra. For info regarding your own situation always consult directly with the supplier. -Ed.)
-With precious little advanced publicity from either Government or the Electricity suppliers, most domestic consumers will be move on to this new tariff for their electricity, from 1 June.
Details of the new tariff are here (Note: There are no publication or update dates on either of these sources so the info may not be current. -Ed.)
https://comparadorluz.com/tarifas/acceso, among other places.
One site in English: https://murciatoday.com/what_will_the_new_spanish_electricity_tariffs_from_june_1_mean_to_you_energy_nordic_1594864-a.html
2.0TD replaces the previous 2.0 & 2.1 DHA (high/low periods) and DHS (high/medium/low) billing plans, and is being marketed as simpler. There are, however a few things to watch with this change:
-The new tariff works on the same time-slots for both summer and winter. Watch it! This doesn’t mean that you can just program any time switches you have (for things like water heating, pool-pumping, dish-washing…) and forget about them. The cheapest weekday period (night-time 00:00 to 08:00) will stay as that throughout the year, but while the twice-yearly clock-changing is still happening (under review), we must assume that Endesa etc will shift their meter clocks too.
-So, if you set the actual time on your time switch, and just forget about it, you could find that your usage no longer slots completely within the chosen (cheaper) time slot.
Remedy: Allow a margin of at least an hour at each end of the cheap slot, and don’t go up to the limits of 00:00 and 08:00 etc. That way, the slot can move around by an hour with the seasons, and you won’t need to re-time your switch/appliance.
-Overall good news?
The pricing hasn’t (that I’m aware) been announced yet, and it’s up to the separate energy companies to price their tariff slots. Endesa are rumoured to have come out with a lowered price for peak (punta) periods, but are also rumoured to have wound up the cost of the plano and valle units. No figures yet (that I know) for potencia charges. We’ll have to wait and see.
Valle pricing for all weekends (and national holidays) is welcome, and simple.
However, the morning plano slot (08:00-10:00) is very short, and may be difficult to take advantage of (eg for the morning washing and drying).
-Your smart meter
Smart meters will be getting re-programmed for 2.0TD, and will display the three unit totals, P1 P2 and P3, for the three time slots.
Not unknown for Endesa to make mistakes with meter timing (presumably unintentionally), so might be worth checking now and again that the right slot shows as “active” at the correct time. Getting any billing corrected is a mammoth task, as mistakes are almost never acknowledged.
Hope useful.
Chris Gregory, Sayalonga, steviegregory 01 AT hotmail D0T com 


Malaga TIE Lote numbers: Hi, does anyone know if there is a website where you can check the current TIE Lote numbers at Malaga police station? Please reply to Steve, Torre del Mar
steveheugh @ yahoo.co.uk. thanks in advance.


News & Articles

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De-escalation in three stages and four phases of alert: Andalusia’s two Covid plans: {Translation} Updated: 25/05/2021 12:48
-The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced on Tuesday that the committee of experts advising the Andalusian government will not finally meet this week, as planned, but next week in order to analyse more data on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in the region.
-This meeting was to allow Andalusia to move on to phase 2 of the de-escalation plan designed by the Junta for the transition to normality after the vaccination process against the coronavirus. As announced by Moreno, the plan envisaged three phases.
-Andalusia is currently in the first of these phases. This is what the Junta called the “stabilisation” phase because it is intended to be the time when the figures for the fourth wave of the pandemic stabilise and fall to levels close to those of last summer, when the incidence was very low.
-This stabilisation phase was to last from 9 May – when the state of alert ended – until 31 May, i.e. next week. But the evolution of the pandemic data, with the accumulated incidence stagnating at around 160 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, has led the Andalusian government to put the brakes on the move to the next phase.
-Thus, the “advance” phase, which was to begin on 1 June and reach the 20th of that month, will not begin at the beginning of next month. It is delayed until at least the second week of June. This may lead – and this is not an extreme that has been explained so far – to a delay in the rest of the dates. In other words, the normalisation phase, which is supposed to start on 21 June and is normal as it was known before the pandemic, could in turn be delayed by a week.
*Health alerts*
-Parallel to this – which may lead to some confusion – are the health alert levels. That is to say, regardless of the phase of de-escalation and in accordance with various criteria – contagions, hospitalisation, positivity rate, ICU occupancy, etc. – the health districts and areas can be at different levels between 1 and 4.
-Each level, in this case, entails a different set of restrictions and capacities. The higher the level of alert, the greater the restrictions. Thus, Seville is at level 3, the Costa del Sol at level 1 and Cordoba at level 2.
-In this way, there are two parallel processes containing the pandemic. On the one hand, the health alert level, which goes from 1 to 4 and reduces the capacity and opening hours of shops and restaurants. And on the other, the de-escalation plan, with three phases, which aims to culminate this summer with a return to normality.
-The first process is led by the Junta de Andalucía and advised by the committee of experts. The second, also led by the Andalusian government, is advised by the provincial health committees. The first has been delayed by a week; the second will meet normally and without delay.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-desescalada-tres-etapas-y-cuatro-fases-alerta-planes-andalucia-contra-covid-202105251205_noticia.html


La Axarquía registered only 6 cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday: {Translation} Updated: 25May
-The region now has 21 days without deaths from the disease.
-The Consejería de Salud y Familias de la Junta de Andalucía has informed this Tuesday, 25th May, of only 6 new infections by coronavirus in the Axarquía in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía (Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography). This is one of the best data since the beginning of the pandemic, clearly below the 39 infections reported on Monday with respect to the whole weekend. In addition, no new deaths have been reported this day, making 21 days – since last Tuesday 4 May – with no deaths due to COVID-19 in Axarquia. On the other hand, this Tuesday we have to add 8 people recovered from the disease.
-With regard to the new positives in the last 24 hours, 4 have been registered in Nerja and 2 in Vélez-Málaga.
-As for the people who have overcome the disease, 7 have been reported in Vélez-Málaga and 1 in Rincón de la Victoria.
-The total number of cases with active infection (AIDP) in the last 14 days in the Axarquia region is distributed as follows:
94 in Vélez-Málaga; 70 in Rincón de la Victoria; 17 in Nerja; 11 in Algarrobo, Periana and Riogordo; 9 in Torrox; 8 in Benamocarra and Frigiliana; 7 in Sayalonga; 6 in Almáchar; 5 in Benamargosa; 4 in Colmenar; 2 in La Viñuela; and 1 in Moclinejo and Totalán.
-This Tuesday it has also been reported that the Junta de Andalucía has postponed the meeting of the committee of experts which was initially scheduled for this Thursday and in which new measures aimed at relaxing the restrictions in force to curb the advance of the infection were expected. The postponement to next week comes after the Regional Ministry of Health and Families recorded an increase in the incidence of the virus in the community.
-Regarding the vaccination process, it has been announced that people born in 1968 and 1969 can make an appointment for the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 from today at ClicSalud+, through the mobile application and Salud Responde (955 54 50 60) or at their health centre.
-In total, since the beginning of the pandemic in the Axarquia region, 10,063 positive cases have been registered to date, of which 9,436 have been officially cured and 188 have died.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-axarquia-registra-este-martes-solo-6-contagios-de-coronavirus/


Junta postpones meeting to decide the new Covid measures: Moreno’s announcement confirms that the Andalusian High Impact Public Health Alerts Advisory Council, commonly known as the committee of Covid experts, will wait another week to analyse the coronavirus pandemic situation in the region and the possibility of relaxing some of the control measures. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202105/25/junta-postpones-this-week-20210525112631.html


Junta head, Juanma Moreno- the plan is to start the vaccination of the 50 and 51 year-olds next week on 1 June: And the following week “it is scheduled to begin the vaccination of those under 50 years”. This was announced by the president who was speaking to journalists in Seville; this week the population aged 52 and 53 is being vaccinated, he said. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202105/25/junta-reveals-date-which-20210525125221.html


Tokyo Olympics News- Asahi daily, an official Tokyo Olympics partner, calls for cancellation of Games: Japan’s Asahi Shimbun, an official partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, called for the Summer Games to be cancelled in an editorial on Wednesday, citing risks to public safety and strains on the medical system from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Much of Japan, including host city, Tokyo, remains under a third state of emergency that is widely expected to be extended beyond this month.
Poll after poll has shown the majority of the public is opposed to holding the Games this summer, concerned about tens of thousands of athletes and officials descending on a country that has mostly remained closed to foreigners since last year. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/asahi-daily-an-official-tokyo-olympics-partner-calls-cancellation-games-2021-05-26/


Football News- UEFA opens a sanctioning file against Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for the Superliga: The UEFA has opened a “disciplinary procedure” against him Real Madrid, Football Club Barcelona and Juventus of Turin for your support to European Super League project, as confirmed on Tuesday by the governing body of European football. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/uefa-opens-a-sanctioning-file-against-madrid-barcelona-and-juventus-for-the-superliga/


Lottery- EuroMillions results for Tuesday May 25, 2021:
The winning combination in the EuroMillions draw of Tuesday May 25, 2021 corresponds to the one formed by the following numbers: 01, 21, 26, 30 and 38, and the stars 02 Y 08. The Million code has been the NVB49208.
Source: https://spainsnews.com/euromillions-draw-results-for-tuesday-may-25-2021/


Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Tuesday, May 25, 2021: The result of the Bonoloto de today tuesday 25 may of 2021 is: 02, 11, 18, 25, 43 and 49, the complementary number being 38 and the refund on two. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-tuesday-may-25-2021/


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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

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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