DigameXtra No. 2019 Wednesday, July 28th, 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 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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Alert! Some events are being cancelled due to the new Level 3 Covid restrictions. To avoid disappointment and unnecessary travel confirm shows and times with the venues. -Ed.


Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery, Canillas de Albaida:
Now open again after being fully vaccinated.
Open by appointment everyday from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Now we have canvas prints on wood frames that look pretty much like the original at a much lower cost (from €40) ready to hang.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, Cuba, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes. Commissions considered.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available. The galley is also well ventilated and air conditioned.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch: 616 891 473 (Whatsapp).
Email: mitchbanjo@hotmail.com
Facebook: mitchfranceart
Instagram: mitchfranceart
Twitter: mitchfranceart


Jack Cade Rebellion: Live at the Plaza restaurant Canillas de Albaida on Friday 30th July. We’re back with more great rock classics. Book now to secure your table starts at 8.30. Call 952553254


Hell Bunny band: Fri., July 30, 8:30pm.
El Canuelo, Periana. Reserve please: 639 26 60 13 


Cocktail Night: Sat., 7 August from 7:30pm
Tickets €2.50 inc. 1st cocktail free. €4 cocktails.
Black Horse, Plaza Espana 29120 Alhaurín el Grande.
Alhaurin’s premier British pub. A warm welcome and friendly staff are guaranteed for one and all. Good food served all day every day. Live sports shown. FB link 


Orient Fusion Restaurant: New destination in Fuengirola to experience a trip through Asia, with dishes from Thai, Japanese and China prepared by native chefs.
The restaurant features buffet a la carta option as well as other dishes of choice.
We have a large deck and a large finely decorated interior hall to have a pleasant stay with your family and friends.
Ave. of the Incarnation, 7 Fuengirola – Malaga
(Just a few meters from C.C. Miramar and close to the beach).


A Night of Jazz: Friday July 30th at St. Georges Church, Malaga
8:30 arrival, 9pm start. €10. Call for tickets- 638 339 691


Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!


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
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 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:
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.
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: Luggage Storage in Nerja
If you have a rental property but struggle to find somewhere for your guests to store luggage on arrival or departure, then struggle no more. At People Group Spain we offer luggage storage from our office located at Calle Diputación 9. All items are securely tagged and can be stored for a cost of just 3€ per item per day. Luggage can be dropped off between 10:00 and 13:00, Monday to Saturday, and can be collected again by appointment at any time until 20:00. The facilities can also be used on Sundays with a prior reservation. For more information or reservations please contact us on +34 615 763 349 or by email at admin@peoplegroupspain.com. 


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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



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Alfa sewing machine in castillan unit needs new belt
Price 65€
-Sentient external dummy camera. Price 20€, 2 available (Brand new still in box)
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Wooden Play-pen. Good condition wooden play pen, great for home or garden. Shape can be changed for need. Folds for easy storage. 8 pieces make 2 mts square or arrange to your needs by removing panels €50
Great for pups too !
Call Jackie 633045258 Torrox Park 


For Sale: Fecatel Tablet with attachable key board charging included fast charge. 4Gb RAM, 64Gb, it’s in excellent condition, hardly used, always use phone, asking 120 euros Erika, Torrox 635149472 box included too.


Correction- For Sale: Door, I am offering a solid second hand metal entrance door. Frame size 207 x 90 cm. €90
Markus, Torrox whatsapp +49 178 1096370 


Recommendations & Requests


Covid Testing Location advice please: I’m travelling from Malaga to Prague for work next Tuesday or Wednesday and looking for a Covid Test centre in the Competa area.
Any advice would be gratefully received on pkdotm75@gmail.com
Regards, Paul, Canillas de Albaida


Travel to UK: I hold a residency card and British passport, I want to travel to the UK, can anyone advise me what documents I will require, will I use my residency card to travel out of Spain? All help will be much appreciated. Email: Richard.p.haughton@gmail.com
Thank you Naythan for posting this.
Kind regards Richard, Algarrobo


News & Articles

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Covid deaths in Spain triple in two weeks due to fifth wave:
-In the past 14 days, the number of weekly fatalities has grown from 32 to 98, while the incidence rate continues to rise.
-According to the latest figures from the Spanish Health Ministry, released Monday evening, 98 people in Spain have died after testing positive for the virus in the last seven days. That is nearly double the 50 weekly fatalities reported last Monday and triple the 32 recorded two weeks ago.
-According to Monday’s figures, 61,625 new coronavirus cases have been detected since Friday (no data is released on Saturdays and Sundays). This is nearly the same number reported last Monday, when 61,628 infections were detected over the weekend, indicating that the incidence rate is stabilizing.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-07-27/covid-deaths-in-spain-triple-in-two-weeks-due-to-fifth-wave.html


Andalusia has 16 Covid deaths in one day, the worst in over a month: {Translation} Updated: 27/07/2021, 17:54
-The fifth wave of the pandemic is already noticeable in the number of deaths from Covid-19 reported in Andalusia. On Tuesday, the region recorded 16 deaths from the coronavirus, the highest figure since 30 June, more than a month ago. However, it should be borne in mind that on Tuesdays the death toll is usually higher because the data from the weekend are counted.
-Even so, the number of deaths from Covid-19 – which since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 10,323 in Andalusia – has risen in recent weeks as a result of the increase in the number of cases. Deaths have gone from less than five a day to around ten or more. However, thanks to the vaccines, the number of deaths does not correspond to the number of infections. With the same number of cases in the third wave, the number of deaths was close to 100 per day and now it is less than 20 on the worst days.
-While the number of deaths is growing moderately thanks to the immunisation process, the number of infections is still close to 5,000 per day. On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Families reported 4,754 cases, a figure very similar to that of the previous day and 1,000 more than the same day last week.
-As a result of this increase in the number of cases, the incidence this Tuesday stands at 536 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, 20 points more than yesterday. It is also up one week to 270 points.
-The fifth wave is also noticeable in hospitals, which exceeded 1,000 hospital admissions for the first time in months. There are 1,125 hospitalised by Covid-19 in Andalusia, 191 of them in the ICU. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-16-muertos-covid-peor-cifra-mas-202107271251_noticia.html 


Malaga, Marbella and Estepona exceed the 1,000 Covid rate, with six deaths reported in the province: The number of new coronavirus infections continues to skyrocket in Malaga province. This Tuesday (27 July) some 1,594 positives have been reported, the highest number in Andalucía by far, and the incidence rate continues to climb.
-Malaga city (1,006.1), Marbella (1,041.8) and Estepona 1,073.6) have already exceeded 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. If these figures do not drop, the Junta de Andalucía could request a curfew in the three municipalities between two and seven in the morning. The measure, if requested, must be authorised by Andalucía’s Supreme Court (TSJA). Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/27/malaga-marbella-estepona-exceed-20210727135208.html


Malaga pharmacies already sold out of antigen rapid tests:
The Malaga College of Pharmacists has reported that supplies of coronavirus antigen rapid tests in the city’s pharmacies have already been exhausted, within days of being authorised for sale. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/07/26/malaga-pharmacies-already-sold-out-of-antigen-rapid-tests/


Britain reports highest deaths from COVID-19 since March as Johnson urges caution: Britain reported its highest number of deaths and people in hospital with coronavirus since March on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging caution despite a week of lower reported numbers of infection.
-Britain reported 131 new deaths from COVID-19, the highest daily total since March 17, though it came after just 14 deaths were reported on Monday, suggesting the weekend might have impacted when deaths were reported.
-The number of COVID-19 patients in British hospitals has also steadily risen to 5,918, also the highest since March, following a spike in cases earlier this month. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/end-britains-covid-pandemic-might-be-near-epidemiologist-ferguson-says-2021-07-27/


Tennis News- Japan’s Osaka fails to handle great expectations: Naomi Osaka, Japan’s great hope for tennis gold, lost in the third round of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, saying she had not known how to cope with the pressure of the occasion.
The world number two was knocked out 6-1 6-4 by Czech Marketa Vondrousova in her first tournament since pulling out of the French Open in May, when she said she had been suffering from depression for almost three years.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/tennis-japans-osaka-out-tokyo-2020-third-round-2021-07-27/ 


Apple Releases Urgent Security Patch for Mac, iPhone and iPad Devices: Apple on Monday rolled out an urgent security update for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS to address a zero-day flaw that it said may have been actively exploited, making it the thirteenth such vulnerability Apple has patched since the start of this year.
The updates, which arrive less than a week after the company released iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, and macOS Big Sur 11.5 to the public, fixes a memory corruption issue.
Given the public availability of a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit, it’s highly recommended that users move quickly to update their devices to the latest version to mitigate the risk associated with the flaw. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/apple-releases-urgent-0-day-bug-patch.html


Microsoft blocks pre 2017 computers from upgrading to Windows 11: Windows 11’s minimum requirements have caused a bit of an uproar ever since they were first announced alongside the OS earlier this June. Key points of concern were the need for TPM 2.0, an up-to-now obscure security feature that’s so niche that most standalone motherboards automatically disable it in their BIOS, as well as a strict CPU compatibility list.
-While Microsoft has since said that it’s testing Intel 7th gen CPUs with Windows 11, the first Windows 11 system requirements list said that you’d need to have at least an 8th gen Intel CPU or 2nd gen Ryzen CPU to upgrade to the new OS. For some context, Intel’s 8th generation launched as recently as 2017. Full article: https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/microsoft-says-you-cannot-ignore-windows-11-requirements 

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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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