DigameXtra No. 2108 Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 2021

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Ventana Abierta Jazz Club: The Cookin’ Organ Trío
Friday, November 12th 8:00 p.m., featuring Louis René Portellano (Organ), Juan Bandera (Drums), Miguel Carrillo (Guitar)
Location: Hotel Plaza Cavana, C/ Granada, 3, Nerja
Price: 18’00€Armchair / 14’00€ New Stools
Booking: 690073871 / ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com
Web: www.ventana-abierta.es
Ticket Sales: C/ Granada, 3, Nerja. VIDEO LINK



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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.
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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!
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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
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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: Scarves. I have 5 extra large bin liners full of new scarves and pashminas, all sizes and all colors, I have not counted how many but there are hundreds. If you are interested in buying them I am asking €75 for them. Brian, Puente Don Manuel
Email: taylorinspainATgmailDOTcom ; Tel 616304650


For Sale, 3 items: Christmas presents
-Nerf guns. 30€
-Sunstech Car DVD player, w/carry bag 10€
-Scalextric with extra track 30€
Wes, Torrox. Email: wiziz007@hotmail.com 


For Sale: 2 x Orange 12.5kg gas bottles. One has some gas in it with a gas valve regulator and a meter length of gas hose. €50 for both. Can meet at the El Ingenio shopping centre
Tel or WhatsApp Roy, Torre del Mar 682 890 361
Email vel360303@gmail.com 


For Sale: Expression home XP 235 printer. €60 ono
Torrox Park. Contact Linda
or WhatsApp 711002205. 


For Sale: 3 TVs
-SONY 40inch Widescreen Television. Full HD.1080P LED.
Excellent Condition. Complete with stand and User Manual. Price 50 euros. No Offers. Not Smart tv.
-Hitachi 22 inch LCD Television with integral DVD player. HDMI. Digital. Excellent Condition very little use. 40 Euros.
-DAEWOO 19 inch Digital LCD TV with integral DVD Player. Excellent Condition very little use. Complete with stand. Box and manual. 40 Euros Ono.
Contact Kevin. 634328089 or WhatsApp.
Email: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com.


Wanted: Woolen gloves, ski gloves. Looking for woolen gloves ski gloves Torrox Costa, Velez área. Anywhere I might find them? None in Monday market. Jane, Torrox
Email: iainjaneATicloudD0Tcom


SOLD TO FIRST CALLER- For Sale: Ecron under Worktop Freezer, in very good condition, dimensions 964 mm / 618.5 mm. Ron, Torrox Costa


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucía adds nine Covid deaths in a day, and the incidence rate rises to 37.2: A total of 289 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours have been reported in Andalucía this Tuesday, 9 November, along with nine deaths, the highest number since 15 October when the same number was counted. Malaga is the province that registers the most infections with 76, followed by Cordoba with 61, Seville (38), Almeria (37), Cadiz (33), Granada (21), Huelva (13) and Jaén with ten.
There has been a rise of eleven patients hospitalised for Covid-19, compared to Monday, to reach a total of 173, which also represents an increase of six compared last Tuesday. The number of patients admitted to an intensive care unit in the last day has also risen, by two, to 35. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-adds-nine-20211109135753-nt.html


The end of free motorways in Spain is now a reality- Sticker and kilometre charge- this is how motorways in Spain will be paid for from 2023 onwards: {Translation}
-From January 2023, Spanish roads will no longer be free to drive on as they have been historically. Thus, following the plan sent by Pedro Sánchez’s government to Brussels this summer, driving on these roads will be paid for in order to finance their maintenance.
-This change has provoked harsh criticism from various sectors. Truck drivers, for example, will suffer the most from these new charges and some associations have already denounced the consequences that a reduction in the number of lorries could have.
-Although the Ministry of Transport initially had doubts about the model to be introduced, the media El Confidencial has advanced the new methodology to be implemented in Spain.
*Stickers and tolls*
-The first change to be introduced is that of a vignette on vehicles. From January 2023, all cars driving on motorways will have to carry this sticker after paying a fixed amount to obtain it.
-This will give access to Spanish high-speed roads in order to be the first step in the financing of motorways. Although this will be provisional and the Government’s idea is to implement the system that was already leaked in summer and that means paying per kilometre.
-One kilometre, one cent. This will be the definitive formula that the government hopes to implement in the future to finance roads after the end of concessions on some Spanish motorways.
-However, this will be implemented somewhat later than the sticker due to the logistical problems and great complexity involved in controlling this movement. The government hopes to start working on this next year and to have a roadmap drawn up before the end of the legislature.
-These two steps to be taken by the executive will mark the future of mobility over long distances in our country. Although progressive, the final objective is for users to pay for the service, something that has been welcomed by Brussels, although the Sanchez government took a long time to make it public.
-Within the government, there are even some divisions among the partners. Although the option is accepted within the PSOE, UNO Podemos is not in agreement and has opposed the idea.
-Its parliamentary spokesman, Pablo Echenique, went so far as to say that they would oppose the measure if it were carried out, although he qualified that they could give support if certain groups were excluded.
-Even so, the idea is firm and there seems to be no turning back. In two years’ time, drivers will be able to obtain their stickers, subject to payment, and drive on motorways without incurring an offence.
-Otherwise, although it has not yet been specified how this will be done, they will be detected and sanctioned by the authorities.
-After the stickers will come the new system of mileage-based tolls. This will somehow calculate where we are coming from and apply a rate that, as in traditional systems, we will have to pay on the spot.
Source, Spanish: https://www.larazon.es/economia/20211109/kmfji277obbuvcs42shddx5pyq.html


Uber gains ground at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport, but taxi drivers have a counter plan: Uber, the multinational ride-hailing company, will have a presence in the terminal and its own parking area out front, as well as a customer service counter in Terminal 3, but taxi drivers also have some new ideas to beat airport ‘pirates’. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/uber-gains-ground-20211109111938-nt.html


The Nao Victoria docks in Benalmádena: A replica of the Nao Victoria, the first ship to sail around the world, will be docked in Benalmádena until Sunday 14 November to allow visitors to experience life onboard the historical sailing vessel. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/benalmadena-torremolinos/victoria-docks-benalmadena-20211109140724-nt.html


The assassin bug, the latest invasive species found in Malaga:
GENA-Ecologists in Acción warns of the discovery of specimens of Zelus renardii in Torre del Mar two years after the entomologist Manuel Baena detected them for the first time in Alhaurín de la Torre.
The insect is part of the Hemiptera family, which is made up of bugs with “sucking biting” mouthparts, which includes field bugs, “but this one belongs to the Reduviidae family, which are carnivorous species which preys on other insects,” explained biologist and president of GENA, Rafael Yus.
This species does not eat its prey because of its mouthparts, but instead “sucks the internal organs and fluids of the prey, causing it to die”, he added. Hence the name assassin bug. “It does not cause any harm to humans,” Yus pointed out. It is native to North America.
“Given that this species does not seem to have preferred prey, is polyphagous or non-specific, the risk of it becoming an invasive species is very high, so it may have to be upgraded from alien to invasive species status.” However, Yus added that it could also have a beneficial effect, as it has a special predilection for aphids, many of which become pests, therefore becoming an ally for the farmer or gardener,” he explained. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/assassin-latest-invasive-20211109135058-nt.html 


New painting discovered in Cueva de Nerja: The new painting in the Cueva de Nerja consists of lines and spots of red pigment that are identified with the shape of an animal with the characteristics of an equid. The figure has been found in a narrow space in the Cataclysm Room and is located on a panel that was used as a support for pictorial manifestations during the Paleolithic. Full article:


Bonoloto draw: The Bonoloto results for Tuesday 9th November 2021 are: 9, 21, 25, 37, 38 and 47 with the complementary number being 19 and the draw being 5. Source, Spanish: https://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2021/11/09/sorteo-bonoloto-martes-9-noviembre-59346159.html


Austria Now Requires Everyone, Including Tourists, to Present Proof of Vaccination or Recovery When Attending Public Spaces: It is emphasised that COVID-19 tests, both PCR and antigen, are no longer valid, meaning that only those who have been vaccinated or recovered from the virus are permitted to enter bars, restaurants, and accommodation, among others.
“In Austria, the 2-G-rule (“vaccinated, recovered”) is in effect in many areas. Access to accommodation, restaurants/bars, cable cars and cultural institutions, among others, is only possible with proof of full vaccination/past infection. A negative Covid-19 test is no longer sufficient,” the statement of Austria’s official travel portal reads.
The measure does not apply to children under the age of 12. As for those between 12 and 18 years, a solution is in the making.
Also, it has been highlighted that changes have also been made to the validity of the vaccination passport. Currently, Austria recognises vaccination certificates as long as not more than 12 months have passed since the last vaccine dose was taken. However, in line with the new regulation, starting from December 6, vaccination passports will remain valid for nine months only. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/austria-now-requires-everyone-including-tourists-to-present-proof-of-vaccination-or-recovery-when-attending-public-spaces/


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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
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Nerja: 952 521 545
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