DigameXtra No. 2130 Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 2021

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Today is a National Holiday: Wednesday, 8 Dec., 2021
Immaculate Conception is a public holiday in 27 countries.


The Money Makers Band: Sat 11DEC, 10pm
Bonanza Bar, Benalmadena. Res 611 383 423
An amazing live band, they play pop, disco and rock, definitely great night highly recommended not to be missed 


Today- Ayuntamiento de Nerja Sponsored Migas and Wine Tasting: Wednesday, December 8. Plaza de la Iglesia de Maro hosts a tasting of Migas (traditional bread crumbs dish) and wine at 1pm with a performance by the Christian Dance Academy.


Ten Day Weather Forecast from https://weather.com/


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
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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



Dog Care: Hello Digamextra readers, we are Silvia and Mario, we have a nursery and lodging of dogs in a family atmosphere in our house. We accept reservations up to 4 dogs. The attention is personalized with each guest, we live in a house in Torrox village. Please contact us by whatsapp 666782766. Thank you very much.


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:
-Natural & yute sideboard with new handles 155 x 42 x 85cms Price 160€
-2 seater comfy good quality neutral color sofa 170 x 90cms Price 95€
-Rug 160 x230 cms Price 60€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: 8 Jigsaw puzzles. 1000 piece, all complete.
€5 each. Thank you, Mave, Competa
Email: mavemoore@ymail.com or whatsapp 626576580


For Sale, 2 items:
-Ikea Armchair. Very good condition. 50€
-Glass table 90 cm. Very good condition. 40€
Buyer collects. Anders, Nerja. Tel: 669094359 


Wanted: 2 dehumidifiers, in good working order.
Email: angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)
Angela, Torrox Costa


Wanted: Long Term Rental or Extended Stay Anti-Squat / Housesit
-Torrox to Rincon de la Victoria, near the coast, not inland villages.
-Looking for a small flat or casita. No studios please.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen and a washer. I don’t mind if it’s a bit rough or needs some paint or minor repairs- DigameXtra Sponsor SPW Construction has generously offered to donate those services as needed. 
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
ANTI-SQUAT- The Dutch solution for vacant properties.
-If you have an empty property you are concerned may get squatted, even if it is larger than I am looking for, why not rent it to me and know your property is secure? Even if it is worth more, and I only pay €300/mo rent, it’s some income, and the sense of security knowing someone is there looking after things will make up the difference! You can’t put a price on peace of mind!
Please send details to Naythan, Torrox Costa
email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Car Flip Remote Keys: Can anyone on Digamextra assist me please. I am looking for anywhere in the local (Competa) region who repairs vehicle flip remote keys.
Reply to: Kevin, Competa. Telephone 711064996 or WhatsApp.
Email: Kevin.greensmith@gmail.com


Vegamite: I am an Australian looking to buy Vegamite in Nerja. Vegamite is similar to Marmite, only better. Can anyone help?
Regards, David, (+39) 3392527920


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Huelva leads Andalusia in the number of contagions and approaches the rates of neighboring Portugal: {Translation} 07/12/2021 16:21h
-According to the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), the incidence of Covid in 14 days has increased 2.4 points in 24 hours and stands at 138.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, also higher than the 105.1 of the same day last week. -The highest incidence rate per 1,000 inhabitants is recorded in the province of Huelva (184), bordering Portugal, where many Andalusians are spending the bridge and which has declared the state of ‘calamiad’ as a result of the significant increase in new infections and with an incidence that already stands at 251 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-The other Andalusian provinces with infection rates above the regional average are Malaga (157.9), Seville (147.2) and Cordoba (143.3). The provinces with a lower incidence rate are Granada (81.8), Almeria (119.2) and Jaen (117.9).
-On Tuesday, December 7, Andalusia recorded a total of 881 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, after five consecutive days of over 1,200 infections. Specifically, Seville is the province with more infections with 264, followed by Malaga with 210, Cadiz with 135, Granada with 109, Almeria with 55, Cordoba with 52, Huelva with 39 and Jaen with 17.
-No new deaths have been recorded, something that has not happened for three weeks, since November 18
-As for hospitalizations, 376 people with Covid are now hospitalized in centers in Andalusia, 48 more in a single day, representing a 15% increase. In ICU there are now 79 people with coronavirus, 9 more than the last day, an increase of 13%. By provinces, Malaga, with 106 hospitalized, and Seville, with 84 hospitalizations, have the most patients with Covid admitted, followed by Cordoba (40), Huelva (34), Cadiz (31), Jaen (29) and Granada (20). Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-huelva-provincia-mayor-tasa-contagios-andalucia-184-casos-cada-100000-habitantes-202112071215_noticia.html


Spain approves Covid-19 vaccines for children, with drive set to begin on December 15: Spain will begin to vaccinate children aged between five and 11 years old against Covid-19 from December 15. On Tuesday, the country’s Public Health Commission approved the inoculations among the under-12s after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group was validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and was backed by the group of experts that is advising the Spanish health authorities.
The campaign will begin as soon as the first vials arrive in Spain, something that is due to happen on December 13. From there, the vaccines will be distributed among the country’s regions, which will be able to begin the process from December 15 onward. In Spain, each of the 17 territories is in charge of its own healthcare systems, vaccination programs and coronavirus restrictions. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-12-07/spain-approves-covid-19-vaccines-for-children-with-drive-set-to-begin-on-december-15.html


The Non-lucrative Visa- An Alternative Quick Method of Getting Spanish Residency, renewal info update: The non-lucrative visa authorization is a residency authorization that enables a foreign citizen to live and reside in Spain as long as they do not work.
Many people today live in Spain with a non-lucrative visa. These are people who decide to come to Spain to reside but who do not have permission to work in the country, neither as an employee nor as a self-employed person.
Like any other type of TIE, if you have a non-lucrative residency card and you are close to its expiration you need to renew it to be able to stay in Spain legally. In this blog post we give you all the details you need to renew the residency obtained through your Spanish non-lucrative visa or NLV.
Read more at: https://spainguru.es/2021/12/06/the-spanish-non-lucrative-visa-renewal-process/
Official Spanish Gov’t “Non-lucrative Visa” Info Site, in English: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/LOSANGELES/en/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Pages/Residence-Visa.aspx


The ‘Zambombá Benéfica’ of Torre del Mar will feature more than twenty performances including the concert of ‘Siempre Así’: {Translation}
-The Charity Zambombá, will take place on 10, 11 and 12 December at the Paseo de Larios. This is a highly anticipated activity in which there will be children’s shows, comedy and concerts.
-We will start on Friday December 10 at five o’clock in the afternoon with a children’s show. At six o’clock, puppet show. From seven in the evening we will have pop performances by the group Money Makers and POP FM.”
-“On Saturday, December 11, meanwhile, we will start at 12:00 noon with the performance of local groups. Participate Mari Carmen Lopez, Coro Luz del Alba, Antonia Moyano, Coro Sagrado corazón de Jesus de Almayate, Maria del Caño, Coro Nuestra Señora de Covadonga de Velez-Malaga, Juan Dima, Coros y Danzas de Torre del Mar, Coro de la Peña ‘La Buena Amistad’, Coro infantil ‘Buena Amistad’, Feel the Music, Candilejas Fusion and the Dance Group ‘Virgen del Carmen’. More than a dozen performances that will enliven the day until 18:30 pm, which will start the concert of the well-known Laura Gallego, winner of the second edition of the contest of Canal Sur, ‘Se llama copla’. From eight o’clock in the evening, we will have on stage the concert of the Sevillian group Siempre Así. A luxury to have in Torre del Mar to this formation that will delight us with their best songs,” said Atencia.
-As for Sunday December 12, Atencia reported that “we will start from five in the afternoon with the show ‘We are going to Bethlehem’, starring Eduardo Banderas and El Morta. We will end at 18:30 hours with the concert of the Cadiz artist Fran Ocaña, who will put the finishing touch to this charity zambombá. From here I encourage all the neighbors to participate, collaborate and enjoy Christmas in Torre del Mar”. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-zambomba-benefica-de-torre-del-mar-contara-con-mas-de-veinte-actuaciones-entre-las-que-destaca-el-concierto-de-siempre-asi/ 


Austria plans to lift lockdown, but not for the unvaccinated: The unvaccinated will stay in lockdown when Austria lifts its wider general lockdown on Sunday, Chancellor Karl Nehammer confirmed on Tuesday, a day after he took office.
Austria went into lockdown two weeks ago to counter a surge in daily COVID-19 infections to record levels, with restaurants, bars, theatres and non-essential shops shut to all but take-away business. Hotels are closed to tourists. Infections have plunged since but intensive-care bed occupancy is still rising. Full article:


Italy Imposes Stricter Restrictions for Unvaccinated & Unrecovered Persons: Since December 6, persons who have not been fully vaccinated or recovered from the COVID-19 disease will no longer be permitted access to most public areas and activities, including restaurants, bars, cinemas, theatres, and sporting events, among others.
Such new tightened restrictions will now apply to everyone, including travellers, as the Italian authorities decided to upgrade the existing Green Pass into a “Super Green Pass”. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/italy-imposes-stricter-restrictions-for-unvaccinated-unrecovered-persons/


Hundreds of Millions of Euros Worth of New Bitcoin Thefts- Hackers Continue to Find Ways to Steal Supposedly Secure Cryptocurrency:
-Cryptocurrency trading platform BitMart has just disclosed a “large-scale security breach” that it blamed on a stolen private key.
Blockchain security and data analytics company PeckShield estimated the total loss to be around $200 million, calling the whole chain of events as “Pretty straightforward: transfer-out, swap, and wash.”
-The development is the latest in a wave of hacks that have targeted cryptocurrency platforms such as PolyNetwork, Cream Finance, Liquid, and bZx, among others.
-Last week, malicious actors orchestrated a heist amounting to $120 million worth of Bitcoin and Ether assets from BadgerDAO, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending service.
-In a separate development, blockchain startup MonoX Finance disclosed that a hacker drained roughly $31 million by exploiting a “smart contract” error in the software the service uses to carry out token swaps and enable customers to trade tokens with other network participants.
-And in August, an unnamed attacker stole more than $600 million worth of tokens from the cryptocurrency platform PolyNetwork, only to return nearly all of the money two weeks later. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/12/hackers-steal-200-million-worth-of.html


Researchers develop Covid-killing steel, say can destroy 99.8% of virus: According to a study published on November 25 by a team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong, the newly-developed alloy can inactivate 99.75 per cent of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, within three hours and 99.99 per cent within six hours.
The researchers, led by Huang Mingxin at the department of mechanical engineering and Leo Poon at the Centre for Immunity and Infection, have said the alloy’s antimicrobial property is long-term, even if it is continuously damaged during service, and it can be produced using existing “powder metallurgy” technique keeping costs low.
The researchers said the alloy can protect against other disease-causing microbes as well. The “anti-pathogen stainless steel also exhibits an excellent inactivation ability” for H1N1 influenza A virus and the Escherichia coli bacteria, they added.
Full article: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/researchers-develop-covid-killing-steel-say-can-destroy-99-8-of-virus-101638879755022.html


Bad Day For Zuck- Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar genocide: Facebook has been repeatedly accused of enabling Myanmar’s genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority, and now it will deal with those accusations in court. A Rohingya woman has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of refugees against Facebook parent company Meta, alleging the company both amplified anti-Rohingya hate speech through its algorithms and failed to remove content fostering violence. The refugees ask for over $150 billion in damages. Full article: https://www.engadget.com/rohingya-lawsuit-facebook-meta-genocide-150644112.html

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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.

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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
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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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
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