DigameXtra No. 2193 Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, 2022

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Day of Andalucía 2022: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 is an autonomous community public holiday. Schools, businesses, and government offices in the autonomous communities observing this holiday will be closed. Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/andalucia-day


Money Makers Band: Fri 25Feb 9pm at The Cazbah Live Lounge, Mijas Costa. FB link 


Nerja celebrates the XXXIII edition of its Day of the Pedal: It will be held next Monday, the 28th of February, with departure from the Park Summer Blue at 12.00 hours.
The Day of the Pedal will be held at a distance of four kilometres , which will run from the Park Summer Blue, calle Antonio Ferrandis Chanquete, calle San Miguel, Plaza Cantarero, Avda. Pescia, calle Rodríguez Acosta, street Gardens, street Graffiti, Plaza Cavana, street, Neighborhood, Avda. Castilla Pérez, Avda. Mediterranean, calle Chaparil, calle Jaén, calle Antonio Ferrandis Chanquete, until you get back to the Park, Summer Blue. As in previous editions there will be trophies for the cyclist more veteran and the person with the bike more original. Also will be raffled 30 bicycle and a trip between all the participants.
Entries can be made up to February 24 in the Office of Sports and in the Covered Pavilion of the Sports City, as well as in the Office of Tourism, located in the basement of the city Hall, or on the same day of the event until 11: 00 hours in the Park Summer Blue.


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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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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.
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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:
-Lovely farmhouse style kitchen table with 2 matching chairs & bench with small drawers each end .Yute & natural Measurements 140 x 80 x 76cms. Price 360€
-4 matching chairs sanded & waxed with new Africian print fabric seat covers Price 180€ for the 4
-Stunning castilian unit natural & yute with a beautiful natural waxed top Measurements 112.50 x 36 x 81cms Price 145€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Haier 32″ TV Model LE32B7000T. Not smart tv, but has 2 usb and 2 hdmi inputs. 20€. Perfect working order.
Buyer collects Nerja, Anders 669094359 


For Sale, 2 items: Quality laundered bedding, suitable for holiday let.
-Set for a single bed 15 euros.
-Set for a double bed 25 euros.
Mike or Linda. Competa
Tel or whatsapp +34 711003229
Or email mblong@hotmail.com


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalucia Covid hospitalisations up after 12 days of decline: {Translation, summary} 22/02/2022 13:22
Andalusia has this Tuesday, 22 February, 14 more patients hospitalised by coronavirus compared to Monday and recorded a total of 1,015, after 12 days of decline, while ICU admissions have fallen by two to 126 after dropping by six on Monday (48 hours)
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1030937/andalucia-vuelve-a-sumas-hospitalizados-por-covid-tras-12-dias-de-descenso/


Covid Malaga- Malaga has 374 new cases and seven deaths due to coronavirus: {Translation} 22Feb22
-The coronavirus leaves this Tuesday a decrease in the cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days in the province, with a rate of 503.1, compared to the rise reported on Monday (526.8). What continues to increase is the number of deaths, with seven more.
-There are currently 211 people in hospital (+2), of which 17 (-1) are in Intensive Care Units (ICU). Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/malaga-suma-374-nuevos-contagios-y-siete-fallecidos-por-coronavirus/


Spain Extends Current Measures for EU/Schengen Area Travellers Until End of February: Even though some European Union and Schengen Area countries have announced that they will no longer impose rules based on a country’s epidemiological risk, Spain continues to keep categorisations.
Updating the list of EU/Schengen Area countries that are required to meet entry rules when reaching Spain, the latter’s authorities have announced that Germany, Belgium, Austria, Czechia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Estonia, Greece, France, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, and Romania will continue to part of the risk list.
The risk list was updated on February 21, and the countries mentioned above will remain part of it until February 27. Full article:


In a speech in Congress, Echenique accuses the electricity companies of being “a mafia oligopoly”: The parliamentary spokesman for United We Can, Paul Echenique, described the electricity companies as a “mafia oligopoly” this afternoon, since “Galán has been accused of hiring former commissioner Villareo for spying on his rivals, several companies have been fined by the CNMC for modifying prices, they have emptied the reservoirs and they have threatened to shut down nuclear power plants. And he added: “They are private companies with mafia behavior”. Photo:JG Navarro. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/echenique-accuses-the-electricity-companies-in-congress-of-being-a-mafia-oligopoly/ 


Covid Scotland- What did Nicola Sturgeon say today? When Covid rules on face masks and vaccine passports will end?:
From February 28, staff at venues previously determined to be high risk settings for the spread of Covid will no longer be legally required to check check whether attendees have been fully vaccinated or tested negative for entry.
Face masks will no longer be legally required to be worn in indoor public settings such as hospitality, health care settings and public transport from Monday March 21, instead changing to guidance next month.
The end to face mask rules in Scotland on March 21 will also be joined by the lifting of legal requirements on businesses, service providers and places of worship to heed Scottish Government Covid guidance and collect and retain customer contact details for contact tracing purposes. Full article: https://www.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus/heres-when-face-mask-and-vaccine-passport-rules-will-end-in-scotland-3581145


Ukraine crisis- Putin gets OK to use force outside Russia: Russian lawmakers on Tuesday authorized President Vladimir Putin to use military force outside the country — a move that could presage a broader attack on Ukraine after the U.S. said an invasion was already underway there.
Several European leaders said Russian troops rolled into rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine after Putin recognized their independence. But it was unclear how large the deployment was, and Ukraine and its Western allies have long said Russian troops were fighting in the region, allegations that Moscow always denied.
Members of Russia’s upper house, the Federation Council, voted unanimously to allow Putin to use military force outside the country — effectively formalizing a Russian military deployment to the rebel regions, where an eight-year conflict has killed nearly 14,000 people.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-business-europe-russia-vladimir-putin-46cef648807d0e3c2bac9793ad9022a6


Alexander Zverev wins Mexican Open match in latest-ever ATP finish: Defending champion Alexander Zverev outlasted Jenson Brooksby 3-6, 7-6 (10), 6-2 at the Mexican Open in a first-round match that ended at 4:55 a.m. – the latest-ever finish to an ATP match.
Tuesday morning’s finish broke the record set at the 2008 Australian Open, when Lleyton Hewitt defeated Marcos Baghdatis in a match that ended at 4:34 a.m.
“Right now, I’m just happy to have won,” the third-ranked Zverev said. “I don’t know how Jenson feels. Must be difficult but happy to be a part of history. It was an incredible battle.”
Zverev’s victory in 3 hours, 22 minutes also set a record for the longest match in the 29-year-old history of the hard-court outdoor tournament in Acapulco, a popular beach resort. Full article: https://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/article/alexander-zverev-wins-mexican-open-latest-ever-atp-finish/ 


Procol Harum Frontman Gary Brooker Dead at 76: The singer-songwriter and pianist co-wrote and sang the band’s 1967 classic “A Whiter Shade of Pale”. Procol Harum broke up in 1977, after which Brooker launched a solo career and began touring and recording with his longtime buddy Eric Clapton. His work can be heard on Clapton’s 1981 LP Another Ticket. He also played piano on George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” and had a memorable appearance in the 1996 film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita as Argentine labor lawyer Juan Atilio Bramuglia.
Brooker grew up in London and formed the Paramounts with guitarist Robin Trower when he was just 17. They gained a large following on the London club scene and even shared bills with the Rolling Stones on several occasions; but the group found little success with their studio recordings outside of a 1964 cover of “Poison Ivy” that became a minor hit in England. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/procol-harum-frontman-gary-brooker-dead-obituary-1310688/ AND VIDEO LINK

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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
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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

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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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