DigameXtra No. 2066 Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 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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Art Expo- Carmen Aros: 24 SEP-20 OCT.
Opening night Friday 24SEP 6-8pm.
Gallery Art Club, c/ Quemada 8-10, Fuengirola
Peter / Carmen, carmenaros@mac.com 


Oktoberfest Torrox Costa Schedule of Events: 23-26SEP 


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



Wanted: SKY HD Satellite Installation engineer required to check out a satellite dish installation in Torrox Park. No signal is being received. Keith.


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:
-Chest of drawers 95 x 40 x 80cms Price 25€
-Pine Bunk beds complete with mattresses 190 x 90 cms or can be 2 single beds 100€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-2 lots of Fitness DVDs. 8 DVDs per lot. €20 per lot. Some of these DVDs have never been used and they were bought new and cost a fortune. All seem to be over 50 minutes long.
-Exercise walker. €15
Judy, Torrox Costa
judyannspain AT yahoo.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Badminton set. Fun game for all the family. Never used, but slight damage on the box. €8
-Oil filled radiator. It works perfectly, just no longer required. €10
In Competa campo. Contact Maria on 643 00 59 83. 


Wanted: Small trailer, the type without brakes please, or if anyone knows where to buy one from. Marilyn, Triana
marilyn.boakes AT btinternet.com


Recommendations & Requests


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: Our kitchen has been completely renovated and refurbished by Sean of Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms. What an incredible change – “the wife” can barely bring herself to use it. Fantastic workmanship from a real professional who takes pride in what he does. Plus Sean is a really nice guy who can give advice and plan your kitchen. Totally recommended.
Thanks, Beverly, Vinuela, beverlyj8 AT gmail dOt com
(You can find Hannington’s contact info everyday in the DigameXtra sponsor’s section)


Dampness: I have a problem with humidity which means when my apartment is not in use there is a musty damp smell, which clears with ventilation. However, I would like a solution, is there a system of waterproof plaster as used in the UK? Any thoughts please? Harry, Malaga
Email: Harryhood900 @ gmail.com


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia: {Translation} Updated: 21SEP21, 13:19
-Andalusia recorded this Tuesday, September 21, a total of 292 infections, the lowest figure since March 30 when 138 cases were recorded, according to data consulted by Europa Press at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), which counts ten deaths, double the five of the day before but significantly lower than the 21 of seven days ago.
-As for the ten deaths, four have been recorded in Cordoba and three in Jaen, while Almeria, Cadiz and Huelva have added one death each.
-For its part, the cumulative incidence stands at 69 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 3.9 points less in 24 hours, which is also 29.6 points less than last Tuesday.
-The 292 cases on Tuesday represent the lowest figure since March 30 and come after the 528 positive cases on Monday (48 hours), 474 on Saturday, 563 on Friday, 588 on Thursday, 628 on Wednesday and 577 last Tuesday. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/996738/andalucia-registra-292-casos-el-mejor-dato-desde-el-30-de-marzo/


Watch a live video feed of the La Palma Volcano: Click this link.


The La Palma volcano opens a new ‘mouth’ and four new earthquakes are recorded overnight: On Monday night (21 September) and this Tuesday morning, the island has registered four new earthquakes, of which at least two were felt by its population, Spain’s National Geographic Institute (IGN) has reported. The first earthquake at 9.32 pm (Canarian time), reached a magnitude of 3.8. The movement of the lava slowed down yesterday, which delayed its arrival at sea, said the director of the Canary Islands Volcanic Risk Prevention Plan, Pevolca, Miguel Ángel Morcuende. This does not mean, he clarified, that the eruption has decreased its activity. Indeed, shortly after he spoke, a new eruption ‘mouth’ was opened that accompanied to the 3.8 magnitude earthquake. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/21/palma-volcano-opens-mouth-20210921102106.html 


From ash to acid rain- Seven dangers of the volcanic eruption in La Palma: The main dangers identified by Spain’s National Geographic Institute (IGN) following a volcanic eruption: lava flows, ash, pyroclastic flow, gas emission, lahars, landslides and tsunamis. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2021-09-21/from-ash-to-acid-rain-seven-dangers-of-the-volcanic-eruption-in-la-palma.html


Spain Removes Denmark’s North Jutland Region From List of High-Risk Areas, Adds Whole of Romania & Slovakia: The new update, which became effective on September 20, and will remain in place until September 26. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-removes-denmarks-north-jutland-region-from-list-of-high-risk-areas-adds-whole-of-romania-slovakia/


DGT sends letters asking thousands of drivers to repeat the ITV test: Some vehicle owners in Spain can expect a letter in the post from the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), which may be a request asking you to take your vehicle for another ITV test, which of course has to still be paid for. This relates to any vehicles that have subsequently been repaired after having been declared a ‘total loss’ by the insurance companies after an accident. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/21/dgt-send-letters-asking-thousands-of-drivers-to-repeat-the-itv-test/


New, Unpatched High-Severity Vulnerability Affects Apple macOS Computers: Apple admits the threat exists but has NOT fully corrected the problem yet. The best advice is to keep your Apple devices fully updated, and hope Apple issues a patch soon. (Apple users, you should expect better support for all these over priced Apple products. Why else are you paying double what the same device running Windows/Android would cost? Send Apple support your comments regarding their weak security and constant bug-patches, or they will never improve it. -Ed.) Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/09/unpatched-high-severity-vulnerability.html

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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
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