DigameXtra No. 2037 Wednesday, August 18th, 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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Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos. Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you! Most FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, and it’s always the same few people leaving likes month after month. DigameXtra sends out over 4290 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits daily. Ten Thousand Eyeballs every day! That is way better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?


Torrox Costa- Movies on the Beach: ABOMINABLE
Wednesday 18AUG. At 22 h in the Ferrara Sports Zone.
Yi is one more teenager in the huge city of Shanghai. One day, a young yeti is found on the roof of his building. The allegedly ′′ abominable ′′ creature, who has escaped from the lab where he was locked in, is being wanted all over the city. Together with his ingenious friends Jin and Peng, Yi decides to help him flee, and all four embark on an epic adventure to reunite the mythical creature with his family at the highest peak in the world, Everest.  FB link 


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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.
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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.
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. 


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



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Banak wooden tv unit sanded back to natural with a touch of chalk paint stain & waxed with new handles. Measurements 138 x 55 x 45cms Price 95€
-Pine round table. Diameter 101cms Price 45€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: TV cabinet. Due to moving house for sale, in Sayalonga. Vogel’s tv cabinet (Dutch brand), cherry wood. Price 125 Euro (ono)
Dimensions: Length: 120cm/ Width: 42,5 cm/ Height: 61 cm
Easy to move thanks to (invisible) wheels, the cables can be hidden in the legs, with a storage drawer (for CDs, DVDs etc.). I can send more photos. Contact me (Yolanda) by email: yodewilde @ gmail.com (without spaces) or Telephone/WhatsApp (+34) 600 79 43 25 


For Sale, 3 items:
– 2 x Ikea chairs €5
-Sign for shop front 70 x 200cm €50
-2 × bedside cabinets €10
Location- Torrox. Contact Geoff 652603864 on WhatsApp or
email: geoffinspain @ live.co.uk without the spaces. 


Recommendations & Requests


Covid vaccination, required docs?: Hi, does anyone know what documents you need to take/or have to go to the non appointment vaccination centers in either Nerja or Velez on Friday? Not on the health system here but am a resident. Thank you. Email (no spaces) Msmcann @me. Com


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia Summary: {Translation} Updated: :17/08/2021 16:47
-Andalusia has added 3,303 new Covid-19 infections this Tuesday. This is slightly less than on the same day last week, although it is more than likely that these numbers have been altered by the bank holidays. In any case, it means that the community continues to fall in the fifth wave of the pandemic.
-By provinces, Seville once again continues to have the most cases with 826, followed by Malaga with 761, Cadiz with 537, Granada with 362, Almeria with 297, Cordoba with 234, Jaen with 193 and Huelva with 93.
-This is also reflected in the cumulative incidence, which drops to both two weeks and seven days. In the first case, this figure, which measures the advance of the pandemic, stands at 457.3 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants at 14 days, almost 50 points less than the weekend and a decrease of more than 150 points compared to the peak of this wave, which was close to 600. It has gone from more than 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 182.
-And where there are also lower figures is in the number of deaths, which this Tuesday in Andalusia are seven. However, this figure, like the number of infections, may be the result of the bank holidays and the weekend, so we will have to wait for the data for the rest of the week to see if this figure stabilises or rises. In any case, eight deaths have been recorded in Andalusia on Tuesday by Covid, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in the region to 10,578.
-Of the eight deaths, Malaga has recorded five deaths and Cadiz three. The remaining six Andalusian provinces have not recorded any deaths.
-Meanwhile, the numbers in hospitals continue to fall. Particularly in the ICU, where on Tuesday there were -16 people admitted, the biggest drop since May, more than three months ago. Thus, this Tuesday there are 231 people admitted to intensive care. In total there are 1,397, which although 68 more than yesterday Monday, are almost a hundred less than at the peak of this wave, which reached almost 1,500 hospitalised. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-resta-16-ingresados-covid-mayor-bajada-tres-meses-202108171251_noticia.html


Covid Malaga Summary: In its daily update for the Malaga province, the Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health has reported five deaths, 761 positive coronavirus infections as well as 840 people who have overcome the disease.
Although the coronavirus cumulative incidence rate in Malaga province remains high, it has dropped by 70.6 points in the last four days, suggesting that the worst of the fifth wave is already behind us. It has gone from a rate of 576.1 on Friday to 505.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, this Tuesday (17 August). Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202108/17/malaga-reduces-covid-incidence-20210817182031.html


Spain receives the first 9,000 million from the European funds recovery: Spain on Tuesday gets its first tranche of money amounting to 9 billion euros ($10.6 billion) from the 800 billion euro EU Recovery Fund meant to help the bloc recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and make its economy greener and more digitalized.
Spain will get a total of 69.5 billion euros in grants from the Fund in the coming years, with the payouts tied to the implementation of investment projects and reform measures set out in its proposal to the European Commission. Full article: https://www.britishherald.com/spain-receive-tranche-of-9-billion-euros-in-eu-covid-recovery-fund-lithuania-289-million/


Spain’s List of High-Risk Countries Expands: The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare has updated the list of high-risk EU and Schengen Area countries arrivals from which face stringent restrictions when entering Spain, as well as the list of epidemiologically safe third countries, travellers from which are permitted to enter the Countries under facilitated rules, even for tourism purposes.
The lists have already become effective on August 16 and will remain in place until August 22, on Sunday, when the new lists are set to be introduced.
Currently, the following EU and Schengen Area countries are considered high-risk by the Spanish authorities: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.
At the same time, travellers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Namibia and South Africa, who are eligible to enter, must undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Spain. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spains-list-of-high-risk-countries-expands/


The UK has recorded 170 more COVID-related deaths and 26,852 new coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, according to government data: It is the highest number of fatalities reported in one day since 12 March, when 175 deaths were announced. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-uk-records-another-170-coronavirus-related-deaths-and-26-852-new-infections-12383838



Cancel Culture Fail- Bob Dylan Hit With Bogus Lawsuit Claiming Molestation of 12yr Old in NYC April-May 1965- Not Possible, He Wasn’t There: From March 27 to April 24, 1965, Dylan toured with Joan Baez on the West Coast of the United States -from Santa Monica, California, to Seattle, Washington-about 4,000 miles from New York. On April 26, 1965 Bob Dylan arrived in London. He didn’t return to the United States until June 2nd. In late April he was mostly on the West Coast of England. All of this is recorded in calendars tracking Dylan’s whereabouts because he was a young superstar.
Yet this afternoon comes news of a complaint filed by a 68 year old woman who says Dylan groomed and molested her in New York at the Chelsea Hotel in April and May 1965 when she was 12 years old.
The calendars speak for themselves. And in London, Dylan was filmed on tour by DA Pennebaker for the famous documentary, “Don’t Look Back.” So the lawsuit or complaint is bogus.
The lawsuit was filed on Friday, just one day before the end of the extension of the special period of two years to report decades old sex crimes (temporarily over ruling statutes of limitations time limits for prosecution), established by the governor of the state of New York as he coddled the early #MeToo movement.
But this is the environment they’ve created, where accusations fly and celebrities are dubbed guilty before anyone checks the facts. Full article: https://www.showbiz411.com/2021/08/16/bob-dylan-hit-with-bogus-lawsuit-claiming-molestation-in-nyc-april-may-1965-not-possible-he-wasnt-there
Additional source, Spanish: https://www.elmundo.es/cultura/musica/2021/08/17/611be292e4d4d891378b458b.html VIDEO LINK 


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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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