DigameXtra No. 2084 Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 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

 

Notice To Readers- Change in submission requirements:
*Beginning November 1st, 2021*
If you include a non-Spanish phone number as a contact in a submission you MUST also include your email address or a Spanish phone number as well. If you fail to include your email or a Spanish phone number, I will automatically insert your email.
I am getting too many complaints from readers who are either unable to reach these non-Spanish phones, or the connection is so poor conversation is impossible.

 

What’s On

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Ventana Abierta Jazz Club at Hotel Plaza Cavana, Nerja:
Coming Events
-Friday Oct 15, Nacho Loring Trio
-Friday Oct 29, Arturo Serra Trio
-Friday 12 Nov, Cookin Organ Trio
-Friday 26 Nov, Eva Jimenez Project
-Friday 3 Dec, Enrique Oliver Trio
Res Tel. 690 073 871
C/ Granada 3, Nerja
https://www.ventana-abierta.es/jazz.html 

 

Almáchar organizes the I Festival of Puppets: {Translation}
The program of the Festival will be held in an outdoor space, in the Plaza of Spain.
-Saturday 23 October
12:00 pm – “Operation” Circus – Platform Magic
18:00h – “Fierce” – Trotamundo Puppets
-Sunday, October 24
12:00 pm – Workshop manipulation of Puppets
18:00h – “The Ratites Brave” – Artea-T
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/almachar-organiza-su-i-festival-de-titeres/ 

 

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

 

    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.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
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.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
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:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Castillan wardrobe natural wood & yute chalk paint waxed Measurements 109 x 58 x 177.50cms Price 240€
-Castillan bedside lockers / lamp table natural wood waxed with chalk paint panels Measurements 49.50 x 32 x 53cms 130€ (for the pair)
-Castilian sideboard solid natural wood with chalk paint panels and drawers waxed Measurements 150 x 39.50 x 78cms Price 250€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-TomTom Start 60 Navigation Device. This is a large screen version, comes with car mount & usb cable, it has Lifetime European Maps. I now have a car with Sat-Nav installed, so this is no longer needed. 50:00€
-Garmin Vivoactive three Smartwatch 75.00€
Cómpeta area, or can meet up locally.
Contact John on 653111189 (WhatsApp is best), or
email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-1 Pair of adjustable crutches like new. €10
-1 Collapsible Walker like new. €20
-Lot of 5 items:
1 x WIFI Key Board
1 x Pair computer speakers
1 x Computer camera
1 x Apple iPod with separate speaker
1 x Electric tester
All for €30
Comares but can be delivered to Eroski car park in the shopping centre. Tel Roy 682 890 361 or
email: vel360303@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items: I have for sale 3 silver necklaces all marked 925 on the pendant and on the chain. presented in a gift box, make ideal Christmas presents. measurements are approximate and boxes may not be original.
-The 1st one is a twisted oval with a chain measuring 40cm and a tag saying ‘simply silver’ 15€
-The second is a sliding open heart set with crystals round one side and a 48cm chain 15€
-The third is a raised geometric shape with a chain of 45cm 18€
Marcus / Alison, Nerja tel 606571139
email: marcali1979 at g mail dot com 

 

Wanted: A small larder fridge. For Charity Shop Volunteers. Similar to photo. Gina, WhatsApp 664 867 353, cgbrasier@gmail.com ; Punte Don Manuel. 

 

Wanted: Fridge or fridge freezer. Maybe someone has an old garage/beer emergency fridge that is not required anymore and needs a home. Visual condition not important as long as it works. Willing to pay €40
Thanks Kennedy, Mezquitilla. Call 608288090.

 

News & Articles

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ANDALUCIA

Elderly centres in Andalucia resume activities: The 168 elderly centres in Andalucia, owned by the Junta de Andalucia, have resumed their full activity schedule without capacity or schedule limitations. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/12/elderly-centres-in-andalucia-recover-activities/

EUROPE

Free train tickets for 60,000 train journeys to be given to young Europeans by the EU: To qualify, they must be aged between 18 and 20, with the tickets allowing them to undertake a 30-day rail journey through the European Union (EU), either alone, or in groups of up to five people. Trips must be scheduled between February 2022 – coinciding with the European Year of Youth, which will take over from the European Year of the Train – and March 2023. Info at https://europa.eu/youth/discovereu_en
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-commission-to-provide-60000-free-rail-passes-to-young-eu-citizens/

 

“Big Brother” Europol Wants To Collect Data On Everyone, Even Individuals With No Relations to Criminal Activities, in Violation of Existing Data Protection Law:
-The new mandate would formalize Europol as a processor of massive quantities of data to continue training algorithms and developing new tools for law enforcement purposes. To this end, Europol is being given a broad mandate on research and innovation that will let the EU agency identify the relevant themes for EU research programmes.
-“Europol’s increasing use and development of AI and data analytics are deeply concerning, and may engage and infringe fundamental rights, including the right to a fair trial, to privacy and data protection rights,” Laure Baudrihaye-Gérard, legal director at Fair Trials, told EURACTIV.
-“It should not be Europol’s role to conduct research and innovation on this field, as the agency will essentially be mandating its own role in the future,” MEP Bricmont added.
-The potentially discriminatory effects of AI and machine learning are a recurring topic, as these technologies tend to reproduce biases intrinsic to the datasets, disproportionally impacting marginalised groups.
-For Chloé Berthélémy, a policy adviser at European Digital Rights (EDRi), an international advocacy group, the recast mandate contradicts a resolution the European Parliament adopted last week, which opposes the use of predictive modelling for law enforcement (“pre-crime” is the term for this, coined by science fiction author Philip K. Dick in his 1956 science fiction short story “The Minority Report”, Yikes!)
Full article: https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/europol-nears-stronger-mandate-for-data-driven-policing-capacities/ 

SPORTS

Football News- Germany qualify for 2022 World Cup: Germany have become the first nation to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after running out comfortable 4-0 winners against North Macedonia in UEFA Group J. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.goal.com/en-au/news/germany-become-the-first-team-to-qualify-for-qatar-2022/1db9os67ngsqz1a0n5t97yywkh

OTHER

Geomagnetic storm ALERT- Solar flare lands ‘direct hit’ on Earth, may affect electricity grids, satellites: An outburst on the sun has landed a “direct hit” on Earth, and the geomagnetic storm may cause disruptions in the functioning of the power grids in northern latitudes. It is to be noted that a geomagnetic storm warning was issued on Sunday for Monday and Tuesday by the Space Weather Prediction Center, which is a part of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
According to the warning issued by Space Weather Prediction Center the geomagnetic storm could disrupt power grids in some areas, and the functioning of satellites too. The warning, however, noted that these effects will not be significant.
Full Event Technical Info: https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/geomagnetic-storm-alert-solar-flare-lands-direct-hit-on-earth-may-affect-electricity-grids-satellites/ar-AAPpCpA 

 

SEVENTEENTH TIME THIS YEAR! Apple Releases Urgent iPhone and iPad Updates to Patch New Critical Vulnerability: Apple on Monday released a security update for iOS and iPad to address a critical vulnerability that it says is being exploited in the wild, making it the 17th zero-day flaw the company has addressed in its products since the start of the year.
Apple iPhone and iPad users are highly recommended to update to the latest version (iOS 15.0.2 and iPad 15.0.2) to mitigate the security vulnerability. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/10/apple-releases-urgent-iphone-and-ipad.html

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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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