DigameXtra No. 2055 Thursday, Sept. 9th, 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
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I want to thank all the readers who sent in condolences. Much appreciated, Naythan

RIP Mr. Bones  2009-2021


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Cómpeta Art Walk is back on September 17, 18 & 19 2021 after an 18 month break:
This will be the 12th year that this beautiful white mountain village has hosted the Art Walk, with many international artists, sculptors and craftspeople exhibiting in their own homes, galleries or in municipal buildings.
You will get the chance to talk to the exhibitors about their motivation, inspiration and creative processes in their art, and of course to purchase pieces.
All spaces are within a manageable walking distance of each other (some steep roads, this is a mountain village), and can be viewed in one day.
As there will be a 2 hour break from 2.00pm – 4.00pm why not book a table at one of the many wonderful restaurants that are scattered throughout Cómpeta, or indeed make a weekend of it and book your own accommodation.
There will be live music on Saturday night in the main square and possibly other smaller musical events throughout the weekend.
Admission is absolutely free, no need to book (only accommodation and restaurants), so don’t miss out on this fabulous event.
We hope to see you at Cómpeta Art Walk on 17, 18 & 19 September 2021.
For more information email: artwalk@gmx.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/artwalk.competa
Instagram: Artwalk.competa 


Bandits in Competa: Hi folks, The Bandits will be playing on the terrace at Hotel Balcon in Competa this coming Sunday 12th September from 7.00pm.
To reserve your table call 952 553 662.
Bit of jazz, bit of blues, bit of Irish, bit of everything really. Sax, mandolin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo and keyboards.
Hope to see you there. Rod & Mitch- The Bandits 


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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section.
Example of our drone footage of the coast at Torre de Benagalbon click here.


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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
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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!
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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.
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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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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: 2 single budget mattresses from Eroski, bought for spare bedroom in case we had friends over to stay, sadly we realized after a year or so we have zero friends so these 2 have never ever been used !
€25 each or €45 for both, buyer to collect
Call Andy on 07715 605517


For Sale: Crock Pot slow cooker 5,7l. Model SCCPBPP605-050
Barely used and in mint condition. Selling for 35€ (1/2 the price of a new)
Lars. Tel +34 654 477 814. Facetime and WhatsApp 


For Sale: Mixer X, 90€. In Nerja. I sell it because I don’t use it. Practically new! 8 mono inputs 1 stereo input 250W / 4 Ohms 24-bit multi-effects processor with 99 saturation LED presets per channel 7-band stereo master equalizer Speakon outputs and 1/4 jack Monitor output 1/4 jack Headphone output 1/4 Master Compressor / Limiter Connection for 12V lamp Dimensions: 530 x 260 x 260mm Weight: 11.7kg
or WhatsApp 640154399. Dana, Nerja 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Washing machine. Hardly used Free standing. Good working order. Have changed to integrated. 80 euro
-1 contemporary pendant light fitting from Leroy merlin. Has been fitted but decided on spotlights so not used. Cost 129 euro. Sell for 25 euro
-Plastic garden furniture; 2 arm chairs & coffee table. Good condition but need a clean up. 25 euro.
Buyer to collect. Chris Torrox Campo. Km 12
WhatsApp +44 7976747927 


Free Sofas: These sofas are free for pick up in Nerja. Has to be gone before Friday afternoon.
Julia, Nerja, 694448600 also WhatsApp 


Recommendations & Requests


Food stuff left in TAIL shop: Carrier bag of groceries left in TAIL charity shop on Friday 27th August. All dry goods and tins. If you think these are yours please come and claim them.
We have been waiting for the owner to appear.
If not we will pass them onto a needy family. Sue, Torrox


Found Rucksack: Found on the road in the Community of Casa Mena, a grey rucksack containing valuable articles it appears to have dropped off the back of a scooter or bike.
My Email address and telephone number can be used for contact. My telephone number is 951067756,
Maureen/ Torrox Campo


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucía’s coronavirus incidence rate drops to 139.2, the lowest for more than five months: Updated: 08Sept. 2021, 13:10
-In the daily Covid update, the Junta has also registered 680 positives, and 27 deaths (five more than the day before and eight more than a week ago.)
-Regarding the 27 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, 18 were recorded in Seville, two in Malaga, Granada and Huelva and one each in Cadiz, Almeria and Cordoba. Jaén is the only province that did not record any deaths in the daily update. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/08/andalucia-coronavirus-incidence-rate-20210908130224.html


The Costa del Sol remains at health alert Level 2, while Malaga city drops to Level 1: Five of the six health districts in Malaga province are now at Level 1, while the major coastal resorts will still face tighter coronavirus control measures for at least another week.
The only exception is the Costa del Sol health district, which includes the major tourist towns of the coast, and which will not see its existing coronavirus control measures eased for at least another week.
The Malaga health district has moved from Level 2 to Level 1, joining the health districts of the Axarquía, La Vega, Serranía and Guadalhorce that are already enjoying an easing of measures, mainly relating to capacity limits that affect the hospitality, commerce and culture sectors.
The move to Level 1 allows greater capacity in shops (up to one hundred per cent) and in culture (up to 85 per cent in theatres, cinemas and auditoriums).
In hospitality, the number of people who can sit at the same table increases to ten on terraces and eight indoors, compared to eight on terraces and six indoors at Level 2. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/08/costa-remains-health-alert-20210908192710.html 


EU Citizens Obliged to Present Passports Instead of ID Cards When Entering UK Starting From October 1: Citizens from the European Union, European Economic Area as well as Switzerland will be obliged to present a valid passport when showing up at the ports of entry of the United Kingdom starting from October 1, UK authorities have confirmed. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-citizens-obliged-to-present-passports-instead-of-id-cards-when-entering-uk-starting-from-october-1/


Fully Vaccinated EU Citizens Can Now Travel to Canada for Tourism Purposes: The Government of Canada has announced that since yesterday, September 7, all European citizens who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease can travel to Canada for non-essential purposes.
To be permitted to enter the country, EU travellers must prove that they have received one of the vaccine doses accepted as valid proof of immunity in Canada and are obliged to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken before arrival, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/fully-vaccinated-eu-citizens-can-now-travel-to-canada-for-tourism-purposes/


Tennis- US Open: Results for Wed, 8SEP21
-Alexander Zverev over Lloyd Harris 7-6, 6-3, 6-4
-Emma Raducanu over Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4
Source: http://www.espn.com/tennis/dailyResults 


Daily US COVID cases up more than 300% from Labor Day last year: Daily coronavirus cases are four times higher than they were following Labor Day weekend of last year with the number of daily deaths twice as high as they were this time in 2020, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
According to data from Health and Human Services, hospitalization rates are also up 157% compared with Labor Day weekend 2020, leaving medical facilities packed to the brim and their staffs exhausted and overwhelmed.
What’s more, intensive care units across several states are inching closer to full capacity, which could force doctors to make life-and-death decisions.
Full article: https://news.yahoo.com/daily-us-covid-cases-more-170000206.html


(I told you so. -Ed.) New report: Facebook reads and shares your WhatsApp private messages, “secure end to end encryption” claim is a lie: In 2016, WhatsApp announced it was using end-to-end encryption for all communications on its platform, covering everything from messages to file transfers. The use of end-to-end encryption is intended to offer users privacy and security, but it seems that may not be true for the messaging app. In a report by ProPublica, it is claimed WhatsApp employs more than 1,000 contract workers in Austin, Texas, Dublin, and Singapore, specifically for examining “millions of pieces of users’ content.” The workers “use special Facebook software” to look through messages and content that have been flagged by WhatsApp users, and have been screened by AI systems. What’s more, the company reportedly shares certain private data with law enforcement agencies, such as the US Department of Justice.
The revelation comes after Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that WhatsApp messages are not seen by the company. “We don’t see any of the content in WhatsApp,” the CEO said during testimony before the US Senate in 2018.
{These abuses are now public, what others remain undisclosed? Never believe anything Fakebook or WhatsApp says. They care nothing about their users privacy or gov’t regulations. On the contrary, they make a biz out of abusing your trust. Why else would they give you services for free? There is only so much ad space on a page, that was filled long ago. So now, searching for new “income streams”, they sell your data, and they need more and more of it to continue growing. They are insatiable. All that drives them is profit, and they are willing to pay fines along the way, as an operating expense, and even lie to US Congress, rather than playing by the rules. What is not yet public, but is well known by techies working for big tech, is that these content screeners are an over-worked, under-paid bunch, that will sell private data to the highest bidder, to significantly boost their incomes! -Ed.}
Full article: https://nypost.com/2021/09/07/facebook-reads-and-shares-whatsapp-private-messages-report/

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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

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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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