DigameXtra No. 2043 Wednesday, August 25th, 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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What’s On

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Free Concert: Adriana La Pimienta at Plaza del Bulevar in La Cala de Mijas on Friday, August 27 at 10 pm. FB link


One For The Kids- “Childhood Special Order Holiday”:
This Thursday 26 August at 20h in the Zona Recreativa de La Granja in Torrox we will have music, puppets and movies for the youngsters of all ages:
-Dj Infantil welcome.
-Puppet theatre with the mythical Peneque Brave that will surprise us with their magical adventures.
-CantaPelículas with the Compañía Dany Cantos by a tour of those movies which has fallen in love with kids and adults.
-Dj Infantil to continue listening to and singing the music that we all love.
You can not miss this wonderful show full of enthusiasm and life.
As always, follow all the safety measures recommended in this type of events.
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Movie at the Beach- Torrox Costa: Wednesday 25Aug from 22h in El Morche is the movie ONWARD, a feature-length 2020 from the factory Pixar and Disney. This is the final movie of CineEnLaPlaya program. FB link 


Services Wanted/Offered

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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
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



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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RULE CHANGERe-submissions of “For Sale/Rent” Posts.
Old Rule:
*Sale/Rental items previously posted must wait 1 month before re-submitting, and the price must have been lowered by at least 20%.
New Rule:
*Sale/Rental items previously posted must wait 7 days before re-submitting, and the price must have been lowered by at least 20%.


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:
-2 Ikea Jenny Lund chairs newly washed & ironed covers Price 130€ for both
-Solid castillan sideboard natural top and surround.., chalk paint multi color panels and drawers & waxed Measurements 160 x 34 x 78cms Price 250€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Ecron ECPG-7000 Portable Air Conditioning Unit, complete with outlet. Only used for 3 weeks in a rental property. €140
-Air Walker/Cross Trainer. €100. Fay- Nerja. Faysweeney@hotmail.co.uk or 00447775791268 


For Sale: Folding Bike. Small wheels, 3 gear town runaround, fair condition, needs new front inner tube so only 10€, Carol, Nerja
carolellul 18 at g mail dot com 


For Sale: Butano Gas Oven with 5 burners rarely used 80 euros tel. Sylvia Río Gordo 690709494 


For Sale: Bike. Ladies Orbea 7 speed Shimano ATB.
Cost new €300. Hardly used due to illness. Yours for €120 o.n.o
Philip, Viñuela area. Tel 618041813 


Wanted: Holiday Let. Looking for a 2 bedroom, 3 bed apartment for my 3 sons. Arrive 15th September, depart 19th September as near to Urbanisation El Penocillo, Torrox Costa as possible or towards El Faro! Haven’t seen them for over 18 months so don’t want to be too far from them! Thank You, Les, Torrox Costa.
Replies to lesliestevenson @ btinternet. com


Recommendations & Requests


Archgrove Services Home & Transport Solutions Recommendation: “We used Archgrove Services again recently for another shipment of household goods from UK to Spain. As before, they were spot on with communication, punctual, and made the whole process very simple, despite the new documentation regulations. Best of all, no damaged goods. Can’t speak highly enough, a pleasure to deal with”.
Archgrove Tel. 951 066 093
Clive & Celia, Venta Baja
Archgrove Services are a DigameXtra sponsor so their contact info can be seen everyday in the Sponsor’s Section.


Cement Wanted: Is there a Builders Yard around Torre Del Mar where we can buy a bag of cement? TIA. Jan, Caleta de Velez


CAS appeals for volunteers for Nerja animals: CAS is a small, voluntary charity organization, that has been successfully rehoming and assisting abandoned animals in Nerja and Frigiliana for more than 30 years. It is now looking for enthusiastic people to join its committee, continuing the work started by the sitting committee, some of whom have recently stepped down after many years of service.
To get involved, please contact acting President Mae Delaney on 653 557 237. 


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucía registers 53 Covid deaths in 24 hours, the highest number since 11 May: The region has added 1,909 new coronavirus infections in the last day, and its incidence rate continues to drop to 328.8
-The Andalusian region has this Tuesday, 24 August, registered a total of 1,909 new coronavirus infections, 468 fewer in 24 hours and 1,394 less than those reported seven days ago, according to the data provided by Junta’s Ministry of Health.
-The department has also added 53 deaths, some 40 more in one day and a figure that has been seen since 11 May, when 54 deaths were counted. As for the 53 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, in Seville there were 13, in Malaga 12, eight in Cordoba, seven in Almeria, five in Granada, three in Cadiz and Jaén and two in Huelva. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/24/andalucia-registers-covid-deaths-20210824123308.html


The British Medical Journal- How did the Pfizer vaccine get US-FDA approval in less than two years?:
-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved the first COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which will be marketed as Comirnaty, is now available for people over 16 without emergency use authorization (EUA).
-Kim Witczak, a drug safety advocate who serves as a consumer representative on the FDA’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee, said the decision removed an important mechanism (a data review meeting) for scrutinizing the data.
-Witczak is one of the more than 30 signatories of a citizen petition calling on the FDA to refrain from fully approving any covid-19 vaccine this year to gather more data. She warned that without a meeting “we have no idea what the data looks like.”
“It is already concerning that full approval is being based on 6 months’ worth of data despite the clinical trials designed for two years,” she said.
-She continued, “There is no control group after Pfizer offered the product to placebo participants before the trials were completed! Full approval of covid-19 vaccines must be done in an open public forum for all to see. It could set a precedent of lowered standards for future vaccine approvals.” Full article: https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2086


La Viñuela drops to 25% of capacity: A shortage of water has seen supplies at La Viñuela reach 41.22 cubic hectometres, 24.92 per cent of its full supplies.
Reservoirs across Malaga province have seen a decrease in water over the past week, with levels now at 280.3 hectometres across the area, compared to 286.1 last week. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/24/la-vinuela-drops-to-25-of-capacity/ 


Brits with EU partners warned over future problems returning to the UK: While most Brits living abroad have managed to secure their residency rights since Brexit, they could face a whole different set of problems if they ever want to return to the UK and take their spouse or partner with them. Despite assurances given by the British government, the citizens’ rights campaign group British in Europe is warning that it is already seeing problems with the system, despite the deadline still being six months away.
Since the end of the Brexit transition period, EU nationals who want to move to the UK face a tough immigration process which has strict requirements including a minimum level of English and financial requirements. Simply being married or in a civil partnership with a UK national does not remove these obligations.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210824/brits-with-eu-partners-warned-over-future-problems-returning-to-the-uk/ 


Australian Michael Storer wins the La Vuelta stage in Rincón: The Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic lost the La Vuelta cycle race leader’s red jersey after suffering a fall on the 10th stage, that ended in Rincón de la Victoria this Tuesday afternoon, 24 August.
The winner of the stage was the Australian Michael Storer (DSM) after escaping from the group that made up the break of the day, achieving his second stage victory in this year’s Vuelta.
The 24-year-old rider attacked on the climb to Puerto de Almáchar, the only serious mountain climb of the day, to clinch his second stage victory, after the one achieved in the seventh stage in Balcón de Alicante. Photo:M. Bruque /EFE. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/sport/202108/24/australian-michael-storer-wins-20210824184800.html 


Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones’ Drummer and Inimitable Backbone, Dead at 80: Watts’ death comes several weeks after it was announced that the drummer would not be able to perform on the Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour of U.S. stadiums.
Watts’ publicist confirmed his death in a statement. “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” it read. “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier [Tuesday] surrounded by his family.” The statement referred to Watts as “one of the greatest drummers of his generation” and closed by requesting that “the privacy of his family, band members, and close friends is respected at this difficult time.”
Photo:mirror.co.uk. Full article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/charlie-watts-rolling-stones-drummer-dead-obit-1161926/


Airbnb to provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees: {With Spain, and in particular Andalucia, being the main Afghan refugee relocation landing center in Europe, Airbnb clients may want to check if rental inquiries are part of this relocation effort. -Ed}
Home rental company Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it would provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide.
“We are providing this housing through resettlement agencies and partners, who are in direct coordination with refugees and are advising on their needs for length of stay,” a company spokeswoman said. “While we are only providing temporary (not permanent) housing, we are committed to housing these families for as long as they need.” Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/airbnb-provide-temporary-housing-20000-afghan-refugees-2021-08-24/


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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
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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/
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