DigameXtra No. 2181 Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 2022

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Valentines Event at Parrilla San Bartolome: 12 Feb, 9pm
-Presenting “The Art of Love” concert with Araceli Ruiz & Paco Hurtado
-Home of the Mixed Meat Sword- 85 cm. of pure grilled flavor, 200+ families have already enjoyed it, a meat madness, advanced absolutism, Loin, Chorizo and Chicken at its roasted best.
Reserve your tables, phone 681602581
Limited capacity, few places left, enjoy a magical night with tradition and avant-garde!
Our hours are Wednesday from 12 to 4 pm, Thursday from 12 to 4 pm, Friday from 12 to 4 pm and 8 to 11 pm, Saturday from 12 to 4 pm and 8 to 11 pm, Sunday from 12 to 5 pm.
Calle Cambron de San Bartolome 7, Plazuela de San Bartolome, 29200, Antequera
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The Cazbah Live Lounge:
-Drag Queen Spice Bingo, Thursday 10th. For booking enquiries DM us on Facebook or Instagram or WhatsApp us 602535710.
-Rock of Ages, live music Friday 11Feb show at 9:30, please reserve your tables. Tel. 602535710. Avenida de Rota, Mijas, FB link 


Torrox- Day of Andalucia: Monday 28 February, from 12:00, we celebrate the Day of Andalucia in the Plaza of the Constitution, with the performance of Live Music and our songs and dances! Source: FB link 


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Services Wanted/Offered

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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.
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.
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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.
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Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
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Pet Care: Good morning, if you want to go for a walk to get to know other beautiful towns in Spain, or travel further, we take care of your pet, in a family environment, (without cages or kennels), we take it out for a walk 4 times a day, watch T.V. With us, if you need special attention, we are trained to take care of you with a lot of love. We are Silvia and Mario, we are in the town of Torrox, we have a house near the Plaza de la Constitución, please contact us
by WhatsApp, 0034 666 – 782 766. Thank you! 


Intimate Concert: Are you looking for something different, refined?
Fed up with the usual music? The usual chaos and noise, with no respect for anyone?
Would you like to be the protagonist and organizer of a unique event? Would you like to listen to the music in a very intense, different way? To share an unforgettable moment with your friends and relatives? Host a concert in your home!
Have you ever heard of the sparkling Rent Party that musicians organized in the 30s / 40s (and still today) in New York in their apartments to raise money to pay the rent? They were really exciting! The great Fats Waller illustrates it very well in one of his clips, search YouTube for “This Joint is Jumping”.
Whether it’s apartment, house, garden, basement … Dana & Gianni will take you on an exciting journey around the world with the most beautiful songs from their international and original repertoire in four languages.
Contact us: dana10marzo@gmail.com Together we’ll organize something exceptional! Dare to dream! See video at: https://youtube.com/shorts/w2VDzuae8EQ


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:
-3 folding plastic sunbeds with adjustable headrests (need a good clean not broken) Price 25€ for the 3
-Solid double bed base 150 x 190cms 25€
-Single wrought iron headboard to fit 90cms mattress. Price 15€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Hanging shelf. Height : 100 cm / width 60 cm / depth 30 cm
Never used. Price 20€. To be picked up / Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne/ Torrox : 685247505 


For Sale: Ikea Elvarli wardrobe storage system
Wardrobe combination in white and pine. Comprises of 3 draws and shelves including rails plus extra shelf.
Overall floor to ceiling height can be adjusted between 220-350cm.
Overall width of the 3 drawer set up (minus the extra shelf) is 2750mm
Drawer dimensions are 2x 810 x 510 x 255mm & 1x 405 x 510 x 255mm.
The set up can be viewed as is or dismantled for collection/delivery in the Canillas de Albaida area.
Cost @€700 when recently purchased so a bargain at €300 ovno
Contact Paul in Canillas de Albaida on +44 7818268159 (WhatsApp) or Email: pkdotm75@gmail.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Nearly new tie back blue curtains, 130x170cm aprox, 10 euro
-2 sets of white net curtains, 180x150cm aprox & 230×180 cm aprox
10 euro
-TV table excellent condition, 15 euro
Jane/Canillas de Albaida 637716703


For Sale: Quality folding steps made in USA by Petloader to help your dog get up into the car. Strong, carpeted (non-slip) steps suitable for large dogs, with carrying handle when folded. 90€.
Email campodog09 at hotmail dot com
Diane, Caleta


For Sale, 3 items:
-Ladies (€60) set of golf clubs with all accessories.
-Gents (€75) set of golf clubs with all accessories.
-Single Ikea lounge chair in excellent condition for €40. Collection only
Martin in Nerja 00447742835308 or hutch4@btinternet.com 


Recommendations & Requests


Málaga Airport: Hello readers, Would anyone arriving in Malaga on
Thursday 10 Feb about 1600 like to have a lift to the Nerja area?
Please send me an email to arrange. Tony / Nerja
Email: sjc2714 at gmail dot com


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalusia sum 68 deaths, the highest of the sixth wave: {Translation} 08/02/2022, 13:36
-On Tuesday 8 February, Andalusia recorded a total of 2,457 Covid-19 positives in 24 hours, 1,937 fewer than the previous day, while 68 deaths were reported, the highest figure of the sixth wave. This figure is the highest since 3 March 2021, when 69 deaths were recorded.
-According to data consulted by Europa Press from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA) on the daily progress of the disease, the 14-day incidence stands at 662.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which falls 61.1 points compared to this Monday.
-The 2,457 infections on Tuesday follow 4,394 on Monday (48 hours), 4,818 on Saturday, 5,136 on Friday, 5,472 on Thursday, 5,831 on Wednesday and 4,477 on Tuesday.
-By provinces, Almeria is the one with the most infections with 480, followed by Cordoba with 407, Malaga with 367, Jaen with 238, Seville with 323, Cadiz with 221, Granada with 213 and Huelva with 208.
-Of the 68 deaths, 12 have been recorded in Jaen, eleven in Granada, eleven in Malaga, ten in Almeria, ten in Seville, five in Cadiz, five in Cordoba and four in Huelva. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1027657/andalucia-suma-68-muertes-la-mayor-cifra-de-la-sexta-ola/


Covid Malaga- Worst figures of the sixth wave with 11 deaths in Malaga: {Translation} 08 Febrero, 2022 – 13:58h
-Tuesday saw the worst death toll in the province in the entire sixth wave with 11 deaths caused by Covid. This brings to 2,212 the total number of deaths that have occurred since counting began in March 2020. This indicates that we nearing the end of the domino effect caused by each wave, due to the fact that the most seriously ill worsen as the weeks go by.
-Another of the symptoms that could indicate that Malaga is in the last pieces of the domino effect is, although it may seem contradictory, that the number of occupied beds in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) is maintained, even more so when there are no direct admissions. On Tuesday the Consejería de Salud y Familias reported 39 occupied beds in these units, exactly the same number as on Monday.
-The hospital pressure caused by Covid, meanwhile, continues in the province, with 331 people currently admitted, two more than on Monday, despite the fact that 32 new hospital admissions have been reported.
-The number of infections has also fallen this day, with 367 new official positives detected by PDIA (PCR and antigen test), a figure not seen since early December. Meanwhile, the number of recovered cases continues to increase and now stands at 207,227, after adding 915 on Tuesday.
-The cumulative incidence of cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days continues its decline in all health districts of the province of Malaga. Axarquia is the only one above 1,000, specifically 1,221.6. This decrease is, therefore, generalised in Malaga, whose rate is below the Andalusian average, at 662.80 on Tuesday. The province currently has an accumulated incidence in two weeks of 555.6 (598.4 on Monday), while in the capital it is 575.5 (620.2 the previous day), according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA).
-The Malaga health district with the lowest incidence continues to be the Costa del Sol, with 360.5 (398.4 on Monday). It is followed by Valle del Guadalhorce, with 446.5 (473.4 previously); La Vega, with 561.9 (627.2); Malaga, with 565.7 (609.9) and Serrania, with 651.3 (680.4 previously). Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Covid-peor-dato-sexta-ola-fallecidos-Malaga_0_1654934775.html


New Netflix thriller ‘La chica de nieve’ starts shooting in Malaga: The six-episode series is based on the bestseller by Javier Castillo, who hails from the city, and it will be set entirely on the Costa del Sol. It began began shooting in Malaga on 7 February. Photo:ÑITO SALAS/SUR. Full article:


Novel Approach to Build Back Better- Belgian Socialists Would Ban Online Shopping, Wants ‘Real Shops’ Instead: Paul Magnette, who serves as the president of the Francophone Socialist Party in Belgium and is a former Minister-President of Belgian region Wallonia, has called for the central European state to be one of the first without e-commerce, saying that he wants a return to “real shops” instead.
-In an interview with Belgian publication Humo, Magnette denounced the alleged dangers of online shopfronts, putting particular emphasis on the health risks night work poses. “I don’t think e-commerce is progress, but social and ecological degradation. Why do we have to let workers work in those warehouses at night?” Magnette said during the interview with the Belgian news outlet.
“Order pickers and couriers are so rushed that they barely have time for a bathroom break. If we don’t act, they will be the long-term sick of tomorrow,” the politician continued. “Night work is terribly bad for your health. You should limit this to areas where it is strictly necessary, for example at the police and in hospitals.” “Let Belgium become a country without e-commerce, with real shops and vibrant cities,” Magnette told the tabloid. “Our clothing shops and bookstores are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with the Amazons and Zalandos,” he continued.
Full article: https://www.cybernistas.com/2022/02/08/novel-approach-to-build-back-better-belgian-socialists-would-ban-online-shopping-wants-real-shops-instead/


Euromillions: The winning combination in the drawing of euromillions of Tuesday, February 8, 2021 corresponds to the one formed by the following numbers: 06, 20, 34, 37 and 43 and the stars 07 & 10. The Million code has been the XMB78661. Source: https://spainsnews.com/euromillions-results-of-the-draw-for-tuesday-february-8-2021/


Olympic Medal Table, Tues., Feb 8th 2022: Click/tap the pic to enlarge. See Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 info site, has full schedules & scores: https://olympics.com/en/


The First Quadruple Asteroid- Astronomers Spot a Space Rock With 3 Moons: We already knew the asteroid 130 Elektra was special. Astronomers previously discovered it had two moons, making it a rare triple asteroid system. Now a third moon may have been found, making it even more uncommon — the first-known quadruple asteroid in the solar system.
Elektra was first discovered in 1873, orbiting in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Oblong-shaped and 160 miles across on its longest side, it is a relatively large asteroid and completes an orbit of the sun every five years.
In 2003, the first moon was discovered orbiting Elektra, and in 2014 a second. The discoveries were interesting, but not unusual — more than 150 asteroids are known to have one or two moons, in the same way planets can have moons that are gravitationally bound to them.
At a paltry one mile across, the moon would be slightly smaller than its siblings at 1.2 and 3.7 miles across. It swings around Elektra once every 16 hours at a distance of only 220 miles. Photo:NYTimes. Full article: https://dnyuz.com/2022/02/08/the-first-quadruple-asteroid-astronomers-spot-a-space-rock-with-3-moons/ 


Canada Protests Producing Results- Province Lifts All Covid Restrictions Amid Protests, Other Provinces to Follow: Canada’s Saskatchewan province announced Tuesday the lifting of all Covid restrictions including wearing of masks and proof of vaccination for indoor dining – as truckers continued occupying Ottawa with similar demands. “This policy has run its course,” Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe told a news conference.
Alberta was expected to soon follow suit – despite some pushback from doctors and nurses, while Quebec announced it would move up the loosening of restrictions. Quebec Premier Francois Legault signaled on Tuesday the lifting of Covid measures in his jurisdiction by mid-March.
Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220208-canada-province-lifts-all-covid-restrictions-amid-protests

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

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

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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
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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