DigameXtra No. 2114 Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 2021

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Posts scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue.
-Thursday, Nov. 25th. Thanksgiving
-Monday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Jan. 1st, 2022, New Years Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Thursday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday


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DATE                            DAILY TALLY w/initials                         GRAND TOTAL
-Tue. 16NOV21:        €25(S.B.) + €20(L.F.)                                €45


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Live Music + Music Menu: Bar Atila, Sat. 20th Nov, starts at 8pm
Music by Trevor Standish
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table & pre-order meals
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
C/ Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel 


Live Music at Sala de Hall- Malaga: House Of Dawn band
Fri., Nov. 19, 9pm
A very special night with House made Of Dawn in acoustic format all their songs in addition to the classics of rock and metal anglo-saxon international. Tickets cost 6€+ handling. Sala de Hall, C/ Héroe de Sostoa 63-65 Málaga, Metro Parada La Isla) FB link  /  VIDEO LINK 


Willie & the Inmates: Sat., 20NOV 5pm
Pena Cocolondrocos, C/ Carrasco (Pl. la India), Velez Malaga FB link 


Traditional student concert in honor of Santa Cecilia: The 22nd of November at 18.00 hours at the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja.
The entrance will be free until capacity is full. People interested in attending can get their invitations in the office of the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja or by calling the phone 952523863. 


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



Chinese Takeaway: Restaurante Hong Kong.
Call in orders 12:30-16:00 & 18:45-23:15
Tel 952 531 677 or 654 233 957
Av de America, BLQ 89 Torrox Costa


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 Center:
-Writing desk striped back to natural and stained in grey stain with grey chalk paint with new bronze handles Measurements 103 x 55 x 76cms Price 60€
-Beautiful chair natural & yute new fabric on seat cover Price 45€
-2 ikea chairs very comfy reduced 70€ ( the pair )
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: De Walt sawking circular saw bench. 300mm blade giving a max cut of 90mm. Nice saw but have replaced with a cast iron bench model. In Competa Campo. 210 euros
Telephone John on 653429452
Or email: jsantiquescb15@gmail.com 


For Sale: Satellite dish. 140cm satellite dish with sturdy bracket. The discoloration on the photo is sand dust, very slight rust on the back of the dish. Collect only. Paul, Benajarafe Costa. for €10, to be donated to a charity helping those in need.
Contact Paul on 622458469 or
email: parby65@live.com 


CORRECTION- The phone yesterday was incorrect. For Sale, 2 items: ——-Large metal dog cage with floor, 91cmx61cmx69cm. Folds flat, 2 entrance doors, good condition. 25 euro’s
-Extending IKEA glass and wrought iron coffee table. 50cm wide x50cm high, length 92cm extending to 140cm. Can be used as 2 separate tables. 20 euro’s
Stevens, Algarrobo Costa, 606146302 660146302


Recommendations & Requests


Electrician Recommendation: Looking for a reliable electrician? I’m very happy to recommend Erik, based in Torrox. I had a major emergency problem with the electrics in my house. Erik responded at very short notice, located the problem and fixed it. Erik speaks English.
tel no: 607670907
Jenny, Torrox, jenny torrox At gmail D0T com


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Coronavirus incidence rate rises in Andalucía to 48.9, the highest figure since September: The Andalusian region has this Tuesday, 16 November, registered a total of 487 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, a figure higher than the 338 infections on Monday and the 289 a week ago.
-Five Covid-19 deaths have also been reported, more than the three on Monday but fewer than the nine last Tuesday. Regarding the coronavirus deaths, four were notified in Seville and one in Almeria province.
-According to data from the Junta’s Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), the 14-day cumulative incidence rate has increased 4.4 in the last day, and the coronavirus is found in 48.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, higher than the 37.2 points from last week.
-The 487 positive infections this Tuesday are counted after the 338 on Monday and Sunday, 416 on Saturday, 439 on Friday, 467 on Thursday, 395 on Wednesday and the 289 last Tuesday.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/coronavirus-incidence-rate-20211116124556-nt.html 


Operators will have to offer a basic package of internet services in rural and more depopulated areas: The Council of Ministers approved this Tuesday a reform of the General Telecommunications Law that includes new features for the provision of universal services throughout the territory. With this, the Government intends to break the “gap” that occurs in internet access in less populated and more remote areas, guaranteeing a basic service for customers who request it.
The law replaces the previous regulation, from 2014, updating the basic services package. In addition, it will no longer be a single operator, Telefónica, but it will affect the rest of the competitors, who will have to offer these services in Spain, regardless of the location, and with an “affordable” price, according to sources from the Secretary of State for Telecommunications. Thus, “adequate access to broadband internet with a minimum set of services” must be guaranteed. This list includes guaranteeing access to the internet, email, search engines, basic training tools, press, purchase of goods and services, banking, relationship with the administration, social networks and instant messaging.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/operators-will-have-to-offer-a-basic-package-of-internet-services-in-rural-and-more-depopulated-areas/


Renfe offers ‘Black Friday’ ticket sale with bargain-basement prices for travel in 2022: The Spanish train operator’s promotional offer is valid for purchases made between 15 and 19 November and includes the AVE high-speed services and other long-distance routes. For example, Malaga – Madrid, €20.30. Source: https://www.renfe.com/es/es/promociones/ofertas-black-friday


Consumers will be able to demand that a human and not a machine answer their telephone complaints: In addition to regulating the use of answering machines or similar as exclusive means of customer service, the future law contemplates the obligation of the company to maintain a personalized communication when the consumer formulates a query, complaint, claim or communication of incidence, by telephone or electronics.
In the event of dissatisfaction with the care received, the consumer may request that the communication be transferred to a supervising natural person, who must attend to him during the same communication.
The law establishes limits on telephone waiting times and prohibits referral from a toll-free telephone to numbers that imply an additional cost for the customer. The hours of customer service will be adjusted to the business hours of the company. In the basic services of general interest, customer service will always be available for the communication of incidents in the service. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/consumers-will-be-able-to-demand-that-a-human-and-not-a-machine-answer-their-telephone-complaints/


Banks that don’t charge you fees for having an account: In recent months, some customers have been surprised by the commission banks have begun to charge for products that were previously free or low-cost. Some of these prices exceed 200 euros per year in the case of not meeting some conditions.
Despite everything, there are still some banks that do not charge commissions. The specialized website Helpmycash collects which ones maintain their account maintenance for free. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/banks-that-dont-charge-you-fees-for-having-an-account/


German regulator puts brake on Nord Stream 2 in fresh blow to gas pipeline: Germany’s energy regulator has suspended the approval process for a major new pipeline bringing Russian gas into Europe, throwing up a new roadblock to the contentious project and driving up regional gas prices.
The watchdog said on Tuesday it had temporarily halted the certification process because the Swiss-based consortium behind Nord Stream 2 first needed to form a German subsidiary company under German law to secure an operating licence.
European prices jumped almost 11% on news of the hold-up.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/german-energy-regulator-suspends-nord-stream-2-certification-makes-demands-2021-11-16/


Ryanair and Aer Lingus announce flash sales ahead of Christmas:
“To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we have over 100,000 seats available from only €16.99 to the likes of Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Kaunas, Krakow, Prague, Vienna or Vilnius and many more.”
She added: “Since these amazingly low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers must act fast and visit the Ryanair.com website before midnight Sunday, 21st November to book their Christmas market flights.”
Aer Lingus has announced return flights to North America will have a 100-euro discount. Full article:


Google Cloud outage takes down Spotify, Snapchat, Etsy and more sites: A Google Cloud networking issue has taken down a handful of prominent websites today, including Spotify, Snapchat, Etsy and Discord. Google says the issue is partially resolved as of 1:17PM ET, but a full fix is still incoming. Affected websites will display 404 error messages and there is no workaround on the customer side. Reports late Tuesday night are that most services have been restored. Full article: https://www.engadget.com/internet-outage-google-cloud-spotify-snapchat-down-183917361.html


Facebook and Instagram continue to extract the browsing data of people under 18 years of age despite promises to stop:
-This investigation comes two months after internal documents leaked by engineer Frances Haugen Uncover that, especially Instagram, encourages the insecurity of young girls with their bodies, amplifies content of eating disorders such as bulimia and accentuates anxiety and depression in adolescents. Facebook knew it and still did not respond to the huge problem.
-With what was announced this summer, the platform seemed to limit the scope of “surveillance advertising” on adolescents, a long time complaint by different organizations that denounced the exposure of minors to the toxicity of the social network. The study, prepared by the NGOs Fairplay, Global Action and Reset Australia, points out that both Facebook and Instagram continue to track them.
-In an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta –new name of the parent company–, 44 activist groups have denounced that “the large amount of data it collects on children continues to be used to determine which ones are most likely to be vulnerable to a certain ad”. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/facebook-and-instagram-extract-the-browsing-data-of-people-under-18-years-of-age-according-to-a-study/


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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:

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.


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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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