DigameXtra No. 2102 Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 2021

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The Chilled Bandits: We will be playing a relaxed set of songs at Restaurante El Paso this coming Saturday November 6th.
Indoors of course from 8.00pm.
To book your table call 622 582 208 or 615 343 816 


Tango Practice: The Milinium Gym Hall, C/ Huetros, Nerja, is booked for Thur 4 Nov 1600-1730. Music provided, share cost of hall, about €3. Couples or singles with a genuine interest in the music of Tango Argentino, please email Tony for further information.


Live Music with Campbell Bass & Jesus Gomez Gomez:
Sat., 11DEC at The Green Label, El Chaparral Golf Club,
Urb El Chaparral N 340 Km 203, 29649 Mijas Costa.
+34 952 49 39 47 


Gourmet Food & Romantic Music: At La Pergola, Sat Nov 6th. 8pm
Martin Joseph will be back performing all your romantic favorites! Enjoy a beautiful evening with us serving our A la carte menu! Reservations are recommended so you don’t miss out on this great evening! See you at La Pergola!
La Pergola, Urb. Las Mimosas 3. 29649 Mijas  FB link 


Art exhibition by Joy Fahey and Carmen Aros:
From 1 to 15 November in Sala Real 98 in Frigiliana
Open from 11 to 14 hours. Info, call Joy, 669050254


Services Wanted/Offered

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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.
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 electric bikes, Stella Allegra, 28” wheels, 7 speed derailleur. 4,5 years old but hardly used. Buyer collects. Price for the 2 is 950 euros.
Phone Alfred, Caleta de Velez (Ma) 648601819 or
email: Liaenalfred@hotmail.com 


For Sale: Heavy, solid oak sideboard, with lockable cupboards and one central drawer. Originally purchased from Muebles Piramides, Caleta de Velez. Excellent condition. Measurements – Width 54cm, length 168cm, height 95cm. 300 euros
Contact Jane, Nerja 447910104681 whatsapp,
email: janehearn99@yahoo.co.uk 


For Sale: DX749 Musicians stool. Perfect for all Musicians, including keyboard, guitar, woodwind and brass players. Design to help musicians perform in the ideal ergonomical position and reduce spinal stress and leg strain when playing long period. The comfortable firm seat cushion can be adjusted in a snap to 9 height position from 22.8 to 31.5 ( 58 to 80 cm). Backrest can be adjusted to multiple height and depth position from maximum confort. Convenient, non-slip, height adjustable footrest. Sturdy steel construction. Non reflective, powder-coated black enamel finish.
Brand new. It’s a gift, but I already have one. Price 110 EUR. Dana, Nerja
Please contact me at dana10marzo@gmail.com 


For Sale: Garage Clearance. A selection of unwanted ornaments, crockery and odds and ends very suitable for inward selling. Four boxes of stuff 20euro, buyer collects. Alan, Las Flores, Torrox Costa. Email: alanbath122@gmail.com 


Correction- For Sale (reduced 20%): TV, 40 inch Sony Bravia Widescreen LCD 1080P Full HD (Not Smart). Excellent Condition. 80 Euros.
Contact Kevin, Canillas De Albaida. Telephone 634328089 or WhatsApp.
Email: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com 




Puppies Need Home: Loving home wanted for 2 puppies, either for fostering or permanent adoption. This gorgeous pair were found abandoned in Bentomiz Campo on Monday. They are currently in El Refugio de Leo rescue centre near Arenas. Both have a lovely temperament and are protective of each other. Ideally they would need to remain together. For further details please contact Scott Wilson
Telephone & WhatsApp 622 938 440
Email: scottparkwilson@yahoo.co.uk


News & Articles

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Covid Axarquia- Axarquia starts November with 14 new contagions of Covid-19 and 13 new cured: {Translation} 2NOV21 1:30pm
-The Axarquia region has started the month of November with 14 new cases of coronavirus infection, with 13 new cases of people who have managed to overcome the disease and no deaths. The new infections and the new cures have occurred in the last three days.
-The new infections have been reported in Vélez-Málaga (6), Almáchar (2) and Nerja (2). Nerja (2). Frigiliana (1). Riogorodo (1). Rincón de la Victoria (1) and Torrox (1). The people cured since last Friday have been confirmed in Nerja (4). Rincón de la Victoria (4). Vélez-Málaga (4). and Colmenar (1).
-As for the cumulative incidence rate of infection, La Axarquia has been placed this Monday at 41.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, six points less than last Friday. By municipalities, only Almáchar, Arenas and Nerja exceeded the rate of 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The worst accumulated incidence rate was recorded on Monday in the municipality of Arenas with 254.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is followed by Nerja with 123.0 and Almáchar with 110.1. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/axarquia-inicia-noviembre-14-nuevos-contagios-covid-19-13-nuevos-curados/20211102125228044314.html


Covid Andalucia- Andalusia’s incidence drops slightly to 34.1 points and no deaths recorded: {Translation} 2Nov21 12:48pm
-On Tuesday 2 November, Andalusia recorded a total of 190 cases of coronavirus infection in 24 hours, down from 274 on Monday and 242 last Tuesday, while there were no deaths, something that has not happened since 13 October.
-The incidence in 14 days has fallen 0.3 points in one day to 34.1 per 100,000 inhabitants, up from 32 last Tuesday.
-The 190 infections on Tuesday follow the 274 on Monday (48 hours), 261 on Saturday, 338 on Friday, 270 on Thursday, 262 on Wednesday and 242 on Tuesday.
-On this day, Malaga has recorded the most infections with 74, followed by Almeria with 31, Cordoba with 21, Seville with 19, Cadiz with 15, Granada with 14, Huelva with nine and Jaen with seven.
-Andalusia recorded a rise of 15 hospitalised patients for covid-19 on Tuesday compared to Monday to a total of 167, which represents a decrease of eleven in the inter-weekly comparison, while patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have fallen by two to 40, two less than those reported seven days ago.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1005780/andalucia-desciende-su-incidencia-levemente-hasta-341-puntos-y-no-registra-fallecidos/


Spain to import more gas by sea – a difficult operation in the midst of a shipping crisis: As of Monday, Spain has one less source of natural gas – a resource not only needed for industry and for heating systems, but also for combined-cycle power plants, which generate one third of all electricity in the country.
On Sunday, Algeria closed the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline (MGE), which crosses 540 kilometers of Moroccan territory and 45 kilometers of the Mediterranean Sea, before reaching Zahara de los Atunes, in the south of Spain.
Just a few months ago, the operation would have been relatively easy and, above all, much more affordable. But today, with the world’s leading powers competing for the services of LNG carriers, the process will be more complicated and notably more expensive. Experts who spoke to EL PAÍS, however, strongly reject concerns that there will be power outages in Spain this winter. Full article:


The Canary Islands Music Festival recovers its usual dates to celebrate its 56 concerts: The 38th Festival program returns to its usual dates, it will be held from January 13 to February 16, 2022, a period in which the 56 concerts on stages across the eight islands.
The great symphonic orchestras that will visit the archipelago this winter are London Philharmonia Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Tenerife Symphony, Gran Canaria Philharmonic, Paris Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and Russian State Symphony ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-canary-islands-music-festival-recovers-its-usual-dates-to-celebrate-its-56-concerts/


Jobs Offered- El Corte Inglés hiring for the Christmas season:
The English Court will hire some 6,000 people to reinforce your team for the imminent Christmas season. Specifically, the new workers will fill different positions related to sales, mainly in areas such as toys, food and hospitality. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/el-corte-ingles-will-hire-6000-people-for-the-christmas-campaign/


Travellers From Norway, Sweden & Poland Now Need to Follow Additional Entry Rules When Reaching Spain: In last week’s update, only ten regions of Norway, seven regions of Sweden, and seven regions of Poland were part of the list. However, since the epidemiologic situation has worsened in these countries over the past seven days, their entire territory is now part of the high-risk list. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/travellers-from-norway-sweden-poland-now-need-to-follow-additional-entry-rules-when-reaching-spain/


Greece toughens restrictions on unvaccinated as cases spike:
As of Saturday all unvaccinated people will be obliged to display a recent negative test to enter all indoor public areas, including banks, most shops, government buildings and hair salons. The same will apply to outdoor restaurant areas and cafes. Exceptions will be made for supermarkets, shops selling food, pharmacies and places of worship. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-lifestyle-europe-health-greece-f71533571cc90e2fd5f9405ddb002ac1


Don’t fall for Zuckerberg’s Metaverse- Beware of the experience machine: Facebook’s latest project, the metaverse, promises a future of virtual realities and experiences beyond the constraints of the physical world. But a thought experiment by Robert Nozick provides a cautionary tale for why we should be wary of stepping into simulated realities. If Nozick is right, our desire to be closer to loved ones is not going to be satisfied by just feeling like we’re closer to them (without actually being closer). Living a virtual life, no matter how full of novel experiences, success, and pleasure, is not as fulfilling as it might sound. And even if we occasionally like to give in to the allure of fantasy, we should be cautious about entering a universe curated by a company accused of putting profits over the wellbeing of its users. The metaverse might be the ultimate distraction machine, from the company’s troubles and from what we most care about, writes Peter West. Facebook’s ability to distract us and hijack our attention is well documented, and there’s a danger that an even more enticing digital landscape could end up being even more distracting, to the detriment of our mental and indeed physical health. Full article: https://iai.tv/articles/dont-fall-for-zuckerbergs-metaverse-auid-1961

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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
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