DigameXtra No. 2072 Wednesday, Sept. 29th, 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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Richard Ray Farrell, best of the Blues: Friday Oct 1st 8pm
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja. Entry €12
C/ Granada 45 29780 Nerja
Info & Tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/richard-ray-farrell/


Proyecto Mandarina: Live show at the Feria de Torrox, Saturday Oct 2nd, 6pm.
FB link 


Charity Fashion Show: We have lovely clothes to present at our charity event on Friday 1st October. All proceeds go to Pippas Pawprints Spanish Dog Rescue. There are 4 shows to chose from – your €5 ticket includes a glass of Cava and tapas made by our Indonesian chef Kathy Berg. Hope you will join us in our support shop – relove- Calle Almirante Carranza No 28 Nerja. Email: annatinline@hotmail.com


5th Frigiliana Art Route: 1st to 3rd of October from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
More than 50 artists of 15 different nationalities, showing their works in 29 locations that you will find throughout beautiful Frigiliana.
More information: rutadelartefrigiliana@gmail.com
AmArte Studio gallery , FB link


Rincon de la Victoria will carry out a hiking route next Saturday, October 16: This new environmental education activity will have a route of approximately one hour and a distance of 3.5 kilometres in which people of all ages will be able to participate.
The hiking route will begin at 10.30am from the Archaeological Park located next to the Cueva del Tesoro and will continue to the Parque de Las Viñas, Plaza del Señorío, Castillo de Bezmiliana and ending in Parque Huerta Julián.
In order to register, interested people can do so through the email environment@rincondelavictoria.es or the WhatsApp number 626 793 465. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/28/rincon-de-la-victoria-will-celebrate-a-hiking-route-through-parks-and-urban-gardens/


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
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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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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



Drawing & Painting Workshop: Tuesday Oct 5th, 10:30-12:30
Enjoy a multi-national art session where English, Spanish, German, French & Dutch are all spoken. Lovely shaded outdoor terrace.
Cost €10, includes materials. Location is-
Yfke’s Bar, Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 (West side), Urb. Costa de Oro, TC.
Info Tel +34 711 03 0217 


Tuesday Music Workshops: All Xpat Malaga musicians! Hi there! We will start doing several musical workshops every Tuesday in Málaga center. Join us if you want to learn musical ensemble and have fun doing music together.
Stay in touch and follow us for more! or you can contact writing by any social media.
About Percutora.es, we started in 2016 with a percussion group “percutora JamBand”. Improvisation with a hand sign language.
We produced in 2019, “The Blind Musical Experience” first platform of musicals in completely darkness.
This 2021, we are working in Percutora NF, with amazing musicians in Málaga.
This year we´ll work in making our own community of any person who like playing music or simply wants learning music ensemble.
Maybe you could join us in this adventure!  FB link 


Wanted: Plumber. I am looking for an experienced plumber to service a small boiler (for hot water).
Tony in Torrox Park, oddjobtony at gmail dot 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:
-Ikea ektorp white 3 seater sofa( small cushions not included ) 218 x 88cms Price 160€
-Folding kitchen table with drawer & 4 matching stools. Measurements 80 x 90 x 74cms Closed 40 x 90 x 74cms Price 60€
-Castillan unit natural wood multi colors waxed ideal for tv Measurements 155.50 x 40 x 79cms Price 250€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
Email: Info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: E-Bike. Focus Whistler 2, 29” Electric Mountain Bike
2019 Model. 4 Power Modes, 9 Speed. Removable integrated battery, 45Km Range. Disc Brakes. Battery Charger, Side Stand, Mirror, Pump, Spare Inner Tube, User Manual Included.
Excellent condition, used only a few times, genuine reason for sale.
Cost new was 1400€, will accept 650€
Can meet at Eroski car park one evening
Please WhatsApp or email
617 612 916 bsacbill@gmail.com
Bill near Lake Vinuela 


Recommendations & Requests


Christmas Carol singers in Vélez Málaga: Come and join in the festive tradition of Christmas Carol singing. I am organising a choir to sing in Vélez Málaga. It will be a mix of traditional & modern Christmas songs. So come along & join in the fun.
All singing talent welcome.
Contact: donnacarney49@hotmail.com
Donna: 608 966 663 


Dentist: Any recommendations for a good dentist in the Torrox area would be much appreciated. Wes, Torrox
email: wiziz007 AT hotmail.com
or WhatsApp 658164021


News & Articles

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BREAKING NEWS!  Andalucía’s Covid Measures Lifted- Half of Andalucía removes all Covid restrictions a year and a half after pandemic outbreak: {Translation} Updated: 28/09/2021 21:35
-Half of Andalusia will be in phase 0 alert for Covid from this Friday. These will be the areas that are in phase 0, those with an incidence of less than 50 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in 14 days. This has been announced by the President of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, who has appeared after the meeting of the committee of experts advising the Andalusian Government in the management of the pandemic. What does this level 0 mean? Normality. The end of restrictions. Of all those that fall within the competence of the autonomous community, not those imposed by the central government.
-According to Moreno, in the level 0 areas there will be no autonomous limitations of any kind. Neither timetables nor capacity beyond those set by municipal ordinances. It would mean returning to the situation prior to the pandemic, something that has not been seen in Andalusia for more than a year and a half, when the Covid health crisis broke out.
-The Andalusian Government points out that they have delayed by one day the meeting of the committees that determine the level of health alert in each area of the community. It was scheduled for this Wednesday but it will be held on Thursday in order to enter the new normality without restrictions in more areas of Andalusia next Friday, October 1.
-According to Moreno “there are less and less contagions and less hospitalized”, so that the situation “has changed a lot”. The improvement, he pointed out, “is notorious throughout Andalusia”.
-For Moreno this improvement in the situation is “a miracle” called “vaccines and public health”. Ninety percent of the target population will already be immunized next week, Moreno recalled.
-With this scenario, all the areas of the health districts that have a rate of less than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days will be able to eliminate all the restrictions. In addition, theaters, concerts and sporting events up to the regional level will be able to have one hundred percent capacity. And the return to full presentiality in health centers.
-However, and although the end of the measures has been decreed, it will be necessary to respect certain hygienic and sanitary obligations. Thus, the Junta speaks of frequent hand washing, personal distance and the use of masks indoors as ways of avoiding contagion.
-Andalusia has reached this situation thanks to the good evolution of the pandemic in the last weeks. The community has an incidence rate of around 50 points, where the low danger level begins. In addition, there are 378 patients in hospitals right now, 105 of them in the ICU, when there were 4,800 at the worst moments of the third wave.
-Although Moreno has welcomed the return of normality prior to the pandemic in much of Andalusia, has again urged caution. Because, he explained, there are countries where the population is not vaccinated and, therefore, may be sources of new variants of Covid. That could force to resume the restrictions that are now eliminated. “We are in a pandemic, not an epidemic,” the Andalusian president recalled. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-media-andalucia-elimina-todas-restricciones-covid-y-medio-despues-estallar-pandemia-202109282037_noticia.html


BREAKING NEWS! Covid measures in Most of Andalusia Removed- Bars return to free opening hours and seating capacity: {Translation} Updated: 28/09/2021 21:36
-The bars are back to normal pre-pandemic. This has been confirmed by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, who has appeared after the meeting of the group of experts advising the Andalusian government in the management of the health crisis. That at least in the areas of the community that enters level 0, which are a large majority of Andalusia.
-This can be seen on the covid map website (mapacovid.es) where of the 33 health destinations, all those below 50 confirmed in the last 14 days, are at level zero.
-Thus, the maximum number of diners per table and the reduced opening hours at night are over. The limit for the hotel and catering business will again be the municipal ordinances, as was the case before March 2020.
-It is necessary to preserve the use of masks inside the establishments, not only in bars and restaurants, but also in any trade, as required by the Ministry of Health.
-However, there are areas of the community that will continue for some time in phase 1, what happens to them? Well, according to the Andalusian Government, in this case nightlife will be able to open until five in the morning. In fact, this means almost absolute normality pre-pandemic. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-medidas-covid-andalucia-bares-vuelven-libertad-horarios-y-aforos-202109282037_noticia.html


Spain nears its vaccination limit- Almost 90% of target population have had at least one Covid-19 shot: There is little margin for Spain to increase its Covid-19 vaccination rates. A total of 79.3% of people in the country have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine – the equivalent of 90% of the vaccinable population, given that no vaccine has been approved so far for the under-12s, who account for 11% of the population. If this figure is added to the so-called “anti-vaxxers” (who represent around 4% of the population, according to the latest surveys), as well as the vaccine-hesitant (i.e. people who do not reject vaccines but have no interest or intention of getting immunized), and to those that the healthcare system has difficulty reaching, such as migrants in an irregular situation, it leaves a very small group that is still unvaccinated. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-09-28/spain-nears-its-vaccination-limit-almost-90-of-target-population-have-had-at-least-one-covid-19-shot.html


La Palma volcano lava flow is within 800-metres of an ‘explosive’ meeting with the sea: The ‘explosive’ contact of the lava with the sea is dangerous for the nearby population, due to the toxicity of the gas mixture given off, but also because it could vitrify, be carried into the cloud and fall onto nearby areas in the form of splinters, according to the expert in volcanology, José Luis Barrera of the College of Geologists (ICOG). Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202109/28/palma-volcano-lava-flow-20210928111254.html


Vodafone announces the closure of all its Spanish stores: Vodafone has announced that it will close 34 of its own stores in Spain, that directly employ 237 people. According to company sources, “it is a structural measure to face the challenging conditions of the Spanish market.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/28/vodafone-announces-the-closure-of-all-its-spanish-stores/


Andalucia offers businesses and autonomous workers financial aid for pandemic expenses: Self-employed workers (regardless of the type of tax they pay) and companies may request aid from the Board to offset fixed expenses (electricity, water, supplies, rents, renting or similar) that they have paid during the pandemic. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/28/andalucia-offers-businesses-and-autonomous-workers-financial-aid-for-pandemic-expenses/


UEFA Champions League Scores: Thur., 28SEP21
Source: https://www.betexplorer.com


Non mRNA Vax in the Works: French healthcare group Sanofi will instead focus on efforts with British partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) to bring another type of COVID-19 vaccine candidate to market based on the more conventional protein-based approach, where mass trials are ongoing. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/frances-sanofi-announces-positive-update-mrna-based-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-2021-09-28/


The Computer Industry Draws The Line On Old Devices- Makes Millions Of Devices Obsolete. Read details in the following 2 articles.


WhatsApp will be blocked on MILLIONS of older phones forever in November: Affected users will need to either update their software or buy a new phone. It’s possible that your handset may be too old to update, so you’ll need to get a new mobile anyway.
For Android users, you’ll need to be running Android 4.1 or later.
And for iPhone users, you’ll need to be on iOS 10 or later. Full article: https://todayuknews.com/travel/whatsapp-will-be-blocked-on-millions-of-phones-forever-in-a-few-weeks/


Millions of Android users to be blocked from Google Maps, YouTube and Gmail today SEP27: Google has confirmed that devices using Android 2.3 will be affected and urged users to upgrade their software. Those devices unable to upgrade to the newer version will be locked out from Google services for good. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/millions-of-android-users-to-be-blocked-from-google-maps-youtube-and-gmail-today/ar-AAORug3

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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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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
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Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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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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