DigameXtra No. 2078 Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 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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Bad-Ass-Bistro: Thursday 7th October. To celebrate San Isidro and the start of what would normally be Fuengirola Feria, Bad Ass Bistro brings you some Bad Ass Flamenco, with Matt Mcguirk, on guitar, Ismael Tomayo on vocals and Israel Arjona on percussion. This is no tourist flamenco show, but the real deal. Music starts at 9,45pm. Reservations for dining only. Please reserve quickly as spaces are limited. 951 430 637
Plaza del Yate, Fuengirola


The Stolen Gnomes: Thurs Oct 6th 10:30pm
At Pogs Fuengirola
Lively Irish/Celtic songs and tunes, Soul, Blues and Popular songs with a Celtic twist. Reserve Tel 633384090
Calle Lamo de Espinosa 29640 Fuengirola 


Stereo Star, 14 piece band: Thursday 7OCT
The Cazbah Live Lounge, Avenida de rota 29649 Mijas 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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Halting Erosion using Vetiver:
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment. 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:
-Castillan bedside lockers / lamp table natural wood waxed with chalk paint panels Measurements 49.50 x 32 x 53cms. Price 130€ (for the pair)
-Castilian Spanish dresser beautiful solid top painted with chalk paint & waxed Measurements 112 x 36 x 195cms. Price 245€
-Hallway unit natural & yute with key and decorative mirror Measurements W 105 x 40 x 86 cms. Mirror 99.50 x 97cms Price 160€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
Info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: 32inch TV, TS Systems model# K32DLM7H, works well, only 2 years old, 75euros, buyer collects.
Gilly, Torrox Costa tel 616731706 


For Sale, 2 items:
-One double kitchen sink. Good condition. 78 cm long, 51 cm wide, 18 cm deep, Left sink: 42 x 34 cm. Right sink: 35×31 cm. 40€ ONO
-Water tap (Wall montage). Good condition. 30€
Can meet at El Ingenio patrol station.
Natalia, Benajarafe: ndtalido2@gmail.com 


Recommendations & Requests


English Friends/ Companions Sought:
I am a single gentleman, late sixties, just moved to Caleta/Torre del Mar área by the beach. Following a long and lonely time during the pandemic Im wondering if there are others out there in similar circumstances to myself. It would be lovely to share some simple things such as walks, conversation, coffee, trips out or even just a day on the beach with other like minded people.
Alan. Email me please at
protonmale at protonmail dot com


News & Articles

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Andalucía’s coronavirus incidence rate continues to drop to 40.9:
-The Andalusian region has, this Tuesday (5 October), registered a total of 218 new infections and 13 deaths from Covid, according to the Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA).
-The coronavirus cumulative incidence rate stands at 40.9 per 100,000 inhabitants and the region continues at a low-risk level dropping 1.8 in 24 hours and 14 points in a week.
-Malaga is the province that registers the most new infections with a total of 63, followed by Seville with 45, Almeria with 39, Cadiz with 24, Granada with 15, Cordoba with 14, Jaén with eleven and Huelva with seven.
-There are two more patients hospitalised in Andalucía for Covid-19 compared to Monday making a total of 287, although this figure represents a decrease of 91 compared to last week. There is one less patient in an intensive care unit in the last 24 hours making 84, some 21 fewer than the number notified seven days ago. Full article:


Spain to give third dose to over 70s at same time as flu dose: {Translation, summary} Updated: 05/10/2021, 19:34h
-The over-70s will receive the third dose of the Covid vaccine in Spain, regardless of their state of health or whether or not they live in residential homes. The Public Health Commission, in which all the autonomous communities are represented, has given the green light to the inoculation of a booster dose for the elderly and has recommended doing so at the same time as the flu campaign.
-The advice of the technicians of the autonomous regions and the Ministry of Health is to start on 25 October with people over 70 years of age and continue with those over 65 years of age, provided that six months have passed since the last dose of the Covid vaccine. This time has already been exceeded by the vast majority of the elderly who were the first to be immunised in Spain. The booster dose will be made with an RNA technology vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
-The decision was taken on Tuesday with only the representatives of Madrid and Galicia voting against. The Community of Madrid expressed its disagreement because “there is still no scientific evidence to administer the booster dose. There is no urgency to administer it,” said sources from the Madrid Regional Ministry. The two communities are committed to focusing on starting the flu vaccination campaign for those over 65 years of age. However, other regional governments, such as Castilla-La Mancha, had asked to start the double immunisation, flu plus Covid booster, from the age of 65.
-Now the final green light is in the hands of the health ministers at the Interterritorial Health Council to be held this Wednesday.
-The Ministry of Health and the councillors had already approved administering the third dose to the elderly living in residences because there were sufficient doses and it was necessary to protect the most vulnerable. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sociedad/abci-espana-pondra-tercera-dosis-mayores-65-anos-mismo-tiempo-gripe-202110051903_noticia.html


The Government plans to punish banks and oil companies with a  minimum tax rate of 18%: The intention is that, in principle, the same scheme that was already thought in 2018 is followed. Then it was already agreed between PSOE and Podemos a minimum rate of 15% general and 18% for these two areas. The accounts of that year did not go ahead and the measure was parked by the Covid-19. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-plans-to-punish-banks-and-oil-companies-with-a-minimum-rate-in-companies-of-18/


The lava flow from La Palma volcano reaches the sea and creates extension to the beach: This October 5 marks a week since the La Palma volcano touched the sea. Since then, the contribution of lava to the fajana has been constant. Thus this has been formed. Source: https://spainsnews.com/interactive-infographic-la-fajana-de-la-palma/ 


The Government approves personal income tax deductions of up to 60% for home renovation: The Royal Decree approved this Tuesday has five rehabilitation programs and one to promote the construction of social rental housing. Full details in source article:


France threatens to cut off UK’s energy again in new fishing row:
Earlier this year, France threatened to cut off energy during a dispute over fishing rights in the sea off Jersey’s coast. France has again threatened to cut the UK off from energy supplies if the terms of the Brexit deal aren’t stuck to.
Asked what actions could be taken, Mr Beaune pointed to both UK exports to France and European energy exports to the UK.
“The UK depends on our energy exports, they think they can live alone while also beating up on Europe and, given that it doesn’t work, they engage in aggressive one-upmanship,” he added.
His comments came after Paris became angered by a series of application rejections to fish in British waters. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/france-threatens-to-again-cut-off-uks-energy-in-brexit-row-12426857


Early October EU Travel Restrictions Explained: With summer gone and the top tourist season now over for many countries, in particular, for those with popular beaches, the authorities of several countries had brought back tighter entry restrictions in September, also following an increase of cases throughout summer. Get the full story here: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/early-october-eu-travel-restrictions-explained/


What EU Nationals Should Know About the New UK Travel Rules That Started Applying on October 4: The British government has introduced new and more relaxed entry rules, which became effective last Monday, on October 4.
Following this decision, the government has put an end to the amber list, on which the majority of EU member states were previously placed and, as such, obliged to undergo quarantine and double testing requirements upon arrival in the UK.
However, the authorities have since Monday introduced the green and red list countries, with travellers of the latter being subject to more stringent entry rules.
Get the full story here: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/what-eu-nationals-should-know-about-the-new-uk-travel-rules-that-started-applying-on-october-4/


EuroMillions: The winning combination in the draw of Euromillions of Tuesday, October 5, 2021 corresponds to the one formed by the following numbers: 45, 14, 36, 13 and 1 and the stars 7 and 9. The Million code has been the SLN95006. Source: https://spainsnews.com/euromillions-draw-results-for-tuesday-october-5-2021/


Bonoloto draw for Tuesday, October 5, 2021: The result of this Tuesday, october 5 of 2021 is: 01, 16, 27, 33, 44 and 46 being the complementary number the 14 and the refund on 2. Source: https://spainsnews.com/new-millionaire-for-the-bonoloto-in-santa-lucia-de-tirajana/


Inflammatory micro clots in blood of individuals suffering from Long COVID: New research indicates that an overload of various inflammatory molecules, literally “trapped” inside insoluble microscopic blood clots (micro clots), might be the cause of some of the lingering symptoms experienced by individuals with Long COVID.
-The findings have since been peer-reviewed and published in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology in August 2021.
“We found high levels of various inflammatory molecules trapped in micro clots present in the blood of individuals with Long COVID. Some of the trapped molecules contain clotting proteins such as fibrinogen, as well as alpha(2)-antiplasmin,” Prof Pretorius explains.
-“Of particular interest is the simultaneous presence of persistent anomalous micro clots and a pathological fibrinolytic system,” they write in the research paper. This implies that the plasmin and antiplasmin balance may be central to pathologies in Long COVID, and provides further evidence that COVID-19, and now Long COVID, have significant cardiovascular and clotting pathologies. Full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211004104134.htm


Fakebook, WhatsApp and Instagram Back Online After 7hr Outage, But Some Users Are Still Reporting Problems: Their explanation? “Routine maintenance on Facebook’s network stitching together its data centers caused Monday’s collapse of its global system for more than six hours,” the company said on Tuesday. (Like they couldn’t do FB maintenance without taking WhatsApp and Instagram totally off line for 7hrs? Yeah, right. If that’s true, that it was for scheduled “routine maintenance”, then why were no warnings issued of possible downtime to the millions of businesses that were forced to take an unexpected day off?  FB does not do that type of maintenance during the business hours in the US/EU to avoid this exact problem. Just more Zuckerberg BS. -Ed)
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/technology/facebook-says-maintenance-error-caused-mondays-6-hour-outage-2021-10-05/
Reference with current status, and user reports in the Comments Section: https://downdetector.com/status/facebook/


A Leroy Merlin barbecue is recalled due to injury and fire risk:
Leroy Merlin has issued an urgent recall for a white-label charcoal barbecue that it has sold but doesn’t meet EU safety requirements and could present ‘a risk of burns, injuries and fire.’ The product has also been on sale in Aki Bricolaje.
The company has warned of the risk of fire due to overheating of its Naterial Icarus Beta barbecue, and asks users who have bought one to return it to any establishment in the chain.
A Leroy Merlin barbecue is recalled due to injury and fire risk
Specifically, the product has a reference number of LM 81965923 with with barcode 3276000413639. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202110/05/leroy-merlin-barbecue-recalled-20211005104836.html 


4 Big Takeaways From the Facebook Whistleblower Congressional Hearing Tuesday:
-At the US Senate on Tuesday, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former Facebook project manage, testified that the social media site’s products “harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy,” and that congressional intervention is needed.
-The hearing came in the wake of Haugen leaking tens of thousands of pages of company documents to senators showing that Facebook has failed to fix numerous problems that it’s long known about, and in some cases made them worse.
-“I think we’re going to look back 20 years from now and all of us are going to be like, ‘What the hell were we thinking,’ when we recognize the damage that [Facebook] has done to a generation,” Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan said.
Full article: https://time.com/6104070/facebook-whistleblower-congressional-hearing-takeaways/


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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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