DigameXtra No. 2187 Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 2022

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Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos. Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you! Most FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4400 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?


Felix Rossy Trio: Friday 18 Feb 8pm Ventana Abierta Jazz Club- Nerja
Calle Granada 3, (hotel plaza cavana), Nerja. Tel: 690073871
The band will play their own compositions and also versions of Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Radiohead.
Info & booking: https://www.ventana-abierta.es/jazz.html AND 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.
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! 


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.
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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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Body of the Shaman Retreat: Immersion Retreat
Walking a Path to Knowledge – 11,12,13 of March 2022
Becoming masters of change is something that is in our hands, with our contribution we will help to make it a reality.
Whatever the world we live in today, we are all sons and daughters of Pachamama, our great Mother Earth, and we are interconnected by our mutual humanity.
By honoring our ancestors we are listening to our oldest identities.
Indigenous cultures use music, art, ritual, the use of medicinal plants, movement, stillness and singing as the highest expression of our daily life.
All of this is done to promote change, transitions and rituals of the path.
More info: Lukas 642561586 / Fabiana 636660577 


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion Using Vetiver Grass from Vetiver Spain:
Vetiver Grass is a fast growing non-invasive clumping grass that grows to 2 metres in height. It has a root system that grows to 3-4 metres deep and they are very strong.
The National Geographic Magazine has called them “Roots of Steel”.
Once Vetiver is established it is drought resistant.
We are located in Sayalonga and we can plant all year round but February and March are the best months to plant Vetiver. Vetiver loves the heat of a long summer to get established.
Decomposing Vetiver used as a mulch, improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away as it is a natural insect repellent. It is in the same family as Lemon Grass, which we also carry.
Vetiver also is a nutritious and replenishable animal feed. Horses, cattle, and pigs love it.
We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
To see more photos and videos please visit our DATA storage site located at http://www.vetiverspain.org.
This month we have some special offers that include shipping.
For more information or to organize a visit please contact us.
Our retail website: www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone or Whatsapp at (34) 692 288 657
David and Anna
Here is a link to a short video showing the results. VIDEO LINK

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Chairs. Reduced very good quality & strong 4 synthetic rattan garden chairs 100€ for the 4
-Reduced 2 bedside units 50 x 35 x 47cms 15€ the pair
-Reduced Tv unit 100.50 x 53 x 63cms Price 20€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-2x Wall heaters, one by HJM, the other by Orbegozo. 8 euro each or 15 euro for the pair.
-Wall light. 5 euro.
Buyer collects from Canillas de Albaida / Archez area.
Contact Keith email keithrocksue AT gmail dot com or
mobile / What’s app 693 107 206 ; Keith / Canillas 


For Sale: Large upright freezer by Superser, Hx1510mm, Wx550mm, Dx565mm. Very clean and in excellent working order. Been used in a pool house but now surplus to requirements. Bargain at €85 (no offers). Buyer to collect from Iznate area. WhatsApp or message us on 600855614. Steven / Iznate.


For Sale, 2 items:
-Philips sound bar, 30 euro.
-Glass tv unit,15 euro.
Buyer collects. Contact Scott / Competa 00347707083121 


For Sale: Proof set of pre-decimal coins. Mint condition proof set of 1970 coins purchased back in 1970 direct from the Royal Mint. Have never been taken out of the box. One of the last sets of ‘old moneys’ to be issued. Comes in original envelope and case with accompanying booklet. 35 euro. Brenda (El Penoncillo)
email: brendaleetorrox at gmail dot com
or Tel/WhatsApp 711003687. 


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucia adds 55 deaths and 2,914 positives, as incidence rate continues to drop: {Translation} 15/02/2022 12:40
-On Tuesday 15 February, Andalusia recorded a total of 2,914 Covid-19 positives in 24 hours, the lowest figure since last Wednesday when there were 2,272, while 55 deaths were reported, 13 fewer than a week ago when 68 deaths were recorded, the highest figure of the sixth wave.
-The incidence at 14 days stands at 529.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down 26.2 points from the previous day.
-By provinces, Malaga has the most cases with a total of 885 positive cases, followed by Cordoba with 389, the same number as those registered in Almeria, Seville with 376, Cadiz with 318, Granada with 267, Jaen with 182 and Huelva with 108.
-With regard to the 55 deaths, 14 have been reported in Almeria, ten in Granada, eight in Seville, eight in Cadiz, and one in Huelva,
ten in Granada, eight in Seville, seven in Malaga and another seven in Jaen, four in Cadiz, three in Cordoba and two in Huelva.
ICUs rise after a week of decline
-Andalusia has fallen by 12 patients hospitalised for coronavirus in 24 hours and recorded a total of 1,344, 461 fewer than a week ago, and the lowest figure since 5 January (1,333 admissions), while ICU admissions have risen by four to 161, representing a decrease of 55 in the inter-weekly comparison.
-By provinces, Seville is the one with the most hospitalised patients with 265 and 33 in ICU, followed by Malaga with 265 and 24 in ICU, Granada with 208 hospitalised patients and 28 in ICU, Cadiz with 160 hospitalised patients and 19 in ICU, Jaen with 140 hospitalised patients and 19 in ICU, Cordoba with 131 hospitalised patients and 21 in ICU, Almeria with 111 hospitalised patients and eleven in ICU and Huelva with 64 hospitalised patients and six in ICU. Source, Spanish:


Spain Prolongs Current Travel Restrictions for EU/Schengen Area Countries: Travellers from European Union and Schengen Area countries will continue to be subject to entry rules when reaching Spain as the latter has decided to prolong the current measures.
-Updating the list of EU/Schengen Area countries, the authorities have explained that Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Germany, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden will continue to be part of the risk list for another week.
-The current list was updated yesterday, on February 14, and will remain valid until February 20. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-prolongs-current-travel-restrictions-for-eu-schengen-area-countries/


Prince Andrew settles sex assault lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre:
Prince Andrew and his accuser Virginia Giuffre have settled a sexual assault lawsuit for an unspecified sum, according to a court filing Tuesday. In a letter sent to a New York judge on behalf of both parties, Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies wrote that they “have reached an out of court settlement,” without disclosing the financial terms. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220215-prince-andrew-settles-sex-assault-lawsuit-with-virginia-giuffre


Olympic Medal Table, Sun., Feb 13th 2022: Click/tap the pic to enlarge. See Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 info site, has full schedules & scores: https://olympics.com/en/


Tennis News- Novak Djokovic: I’m not anti-vax but will sacrifice trophies if told to get jab: Speaking exclusively to the BBC, he said he should not be associated with the anti-vax movement, but supported an individual’s right to choose. Djokovic was asked if he would sacrifice taking part in competitions such as Wimbledon and the French Open over his stance on the vaccine. “Yes, that is the price that I’m willing to pay,” he said. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-60354068

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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

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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/
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