DigameXtra No. 2229 Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

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Periana Health Day: Sunday 10Apr. A day full of healthy activities


Can you handle the ANGUS Monster Steak Challenge at Jornadas de la Ternera?:
One kilo of ANGUS Sirloin steak grilled to perfection plus a liter of beer! Take the challenge and get the T-shirt! Check out our offers here: https://bit.ly/anguspromo
Location: Avenida del Sol, 5 Planta Baja (Paseo Maritimo Sunset Beach) 29630 Benalmádena. FB


APAA Eggstravaganza: Sunday 17th April 12-6pm
Hop along and join the fun whilst helping the dogs.
Sensational Auction. APAA Mini Dig Show. Great selection of stalls. Raffles. Tómbolas. Easter Bonnet Competition.
Stuff for the Kids – glitter Facepaints and hair.
Home-baking, Food /bar /live music.
Polígono behind Lidl, Nerja. Loads of parking.


Free Guided Tours in Sayalonga:
Organised by Museo Morisco and Sayalonga town hall.
Free Activities. Need booking in advance. Limited places.
-Saturday 9th April, 10.30h Essential Sayalonga
-Saturday 16th April, 10.30h Museo Morisco – Moorish Museum
Further information and bookings:
Museo Morisco (Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm)
Plaza García Lorca 3, Sayalonga
Phone & Whatsapp: 675 315 539
Email: museomorisco@sayalonga.es 


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


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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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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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Musical Trio Taking Bookings: During the month of August, from 7 to 16, we have here the excellent saxophonist Letizia Brunetti, with whom we collaborated in several concerts in 2019, with great success, forming the trio “The Water’s Memory”. A sweet and strong sound, a passion that exudes and involves… The audience will vibrate!
A perfect mix of passion, professionalism and love for music.
All locals interested in booking a date in the period indicated above, contact Dana, whatsapp 640154399 or by email: dana10marzo@gmail.com (also available for private events). Thanks and have a nice day everyone. VIDEO LINK 


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. The limit is one pic per item/event. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.photocollage.com/

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:
-Natural & yute sideboard with new handles
Measurements 155 x 42 x 85cms Price 160€
-Bedroom set. 2 bedside tables. 51 x 32 x 60cms
Chest of drawers 100 x 48 x 108cms Price 250€
-Solid pine natural & yute tv unit waxed with new handle Measurements 116 x 47 x 57cms Price 75€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Cooker (IGNIS) with matching Ceran hob (IGNIS) €70 ONO
-Extractor (TEKA) €20 ONO
Natalia, Benajarafe, Mobile 686768493 (Whatsapp or Signal)
No calls before 11 am. Buyer collects in Benajarafe 


For Sale: Twin beds with bedside table. Rustic and pretty in good condition. 50 euros for the set. Mattresses included.
Ruth, Las Cuevas de Comares, Tel. 619800702
Email: ruth_duende@hotmail.com
Collection necessary from Los Ventorros de Comares.


Garage Sale: On Saturday the 9 April at 10:30 I am having a garage sale many items including a small chest freezer, bookcases, cupboards, small tables, garden tools. The address is: 32 Calle Carril Santana Canillas De Albaida 29755. David, Canillas De Albaida
Email: david.wolfe AT hotmail D0T com


Recommendations & Requests

Have Your Say- Do You Want The EU to Extend Authorization for the Universal EU COVID Passport Another Year?:
-Although the media cleverly keep it a secret from us, the European Parliament is about to vote for universal mandatory EU covid passports. You will find the documentation in the appendix.
-However, EU citizens have the right to send feedback, opinions and comments by 8 April 2022. The European Commission publishes all comments received on its website and analyzes them after the deadline.
-Anyone who is interested in expressing (again, politely and factually necessary) disagreement can do so. It is possible to write for example: “I do not agree with the extension of the obligation to provide a certificate of vaccination, test or recovery in connection with COVID-19 as a condition for exercising the right of free movement of European Union citizens.”
Feedback link:
The draft regulation can be downloaded here or directly at the bottom of the linked article.
Please spread this information by e-mail and on social networks. In the first month of the deadline, 79,000 feedbacks were sent in many languages. The comments are published on the European Commission’s website.
Mariza, Nerja, wanagiwakanATgmailD0Tcom


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Covid Andalucia- Rate drops to 250.7, 46 deaths and 4,419 cases reported since Friday: {Translation} 05/04/2022 13:40
-Andalusia has reported on Tuesday 5 April a total of 4,419 positives for Covid-19 registered in the last four days, while adding 46 deaths.
-The rate in the region stands at 250.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, down 40.2 points compared to Friday of last week.
-The Andalusian regional government has switched to reporting twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – on the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the autonomous region, instead of daily as it did until last Friday.
-The 4,419 infections on Tuesday follow the 4,962 on Friday and the 6,568 on Tuesday.
-By provinces, Malaga is still the one with the most positive cases with 1,203, followed by Seville with 789; Cadiz with 639; Cordoba with 448; Granada with 385; Almeria with 376; Jaen with 332 and Huelva with 247.
-Of the 46 deaths, 14 were in Seville, nine in Malaga, seven in Cordoba, four in Cadiz and Granada, three in Jaen and Almeria, and two in Huelva.
-Andalusia has recorded a rise of nine patients hospitalised by coronavirus on Tuesday compared to Friday, to a total of 526, while ICU admissions have risen by three to 52. Source, Spanish:


Nerja, Torrox, Vélez-Málaga and Rincón de la Victoria, among the municipalities most affected by the storm in Malaga: {Translation}
-The coastline of Nerja, Torrox, Vélez-Málaga and Rincón de la Victoria (practically the entire Costa del Sol-Axarquía) is one of the most affected in the province by the storm. The Coastal Demarcation has made an initial assessment, as the storm is still active, although with less intensity. The sub-delegate of the Government in Malaga, Javier Salas, has been in initial contact with the mayors of the most affected coastal municipalities on Tuesday to analyse the main damage caused by the storm.
-Practically all the beaches of all the coastal municipalities in the province have been affected, from the most easterly to the most westerly. Earlier today, the president of Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol, Francisco Salado, called on the Government to declare the Malaga coastline affected by the strong easterly storm of the last few days a disaster area, and expressed his “serious concern” about the significant damage that has occurred and continues to occur on the beaches and promenades of the province.
-As far as Nerja is concerned, the beach of La Torrecilla has been overturned and sand has been lost on the beaches of El Chucho and Playazo. The Playazo, Chucho and Torrecilla coastal path has also been affected. In Torrox there is erosion of the central area of Ferrara beach and a reach to the promenade in the same area. Similarly, erosion and steps on the beaches of Peñoncillo and Calaceite and loss of sand and the appearance of longitudinal steps on the beaches of Los Llanos, El Morche and Peñoncillo. At Algarrobo beach there is occasional loss of fine sand and the appearance of longitudinal steps in the coves between breakwaters, as well as stony material dragged by the sea.
-In the municipality of Vélez-Málaga, the beaches of Torre del Mar, El Mortero and Chilches have also lost sand, with the appearance of longitudinal steps. The breakwaters of the Chilches resort and the coastal path have been affected. The water supply infrastructures in Chilches have been broken and have disappeared, as well as damage to the sewage system. The road was also affected in Chilches, Mezquitilla and Lagos. In addition, heavy flooding of the seafront promenade in Torre del Mar and the surrounding roads. Also in the beach establishments of Caleta de Vélez.
-In Rincón de la Victoria, loss of sand and height, as well as the appearance of longitudinal steps on the beaches of Cala del Moral, Rincón and Los Rubios. Affection of the coastal path from Benagalbón to Vélez. Also, erosion in the area of Los Rubios/Arroyo Santillán, which has caused the appearance of the remains of water supply pipes. The beach bars in the municipality have been reached. The waves have reached the promenade of La Cala and have partially flooded it. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/nerja-torrox-velez-malaga-y-rincon-de-la-victoria-entre-los-municipios-mas-afectados-en-malaga-por-el-temporal/


Costa del Sol Tourist Board’s head wants the Malaga coastline to be declared a disaster zone: The head of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board, Francisco Salado, is calling for the Malaga coast to be declared a disaster zone because of the damage caused by the recent strong winds and sea swells, and says he is “seriously worried” about the situation. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/tourist-board-wants-20220405123845-nt.html 


EU bans Russian coal imports in fifth round of sanctions targeting banks and Putin’s war machine:
-The European Commission has announced new sanctions against Russia in the wake of alleged war crimes in Ukraine, with measures including a ban on coal imports and targeting banks, shipping and computer chips.
-The new sanctions, set to be the fifth by the EU since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion in February, are aimed at choking key areas in the economy, including the country’s military capabilities.
-While the measures do not yet cover Russian oil or gas, which some EU members say are essential for their own economies, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU was “working on additional sanctions, including on oil imports.” Full article: https://inews.co.uk/news/world/eu-bans-russian-coal-imports-in-fifth-round-of-sanctions-targeting-banks-and-putins-war-machine-1558077


Is There a New COVID Variant? Omicron XE Explained: The hybrid COVID variant known as XE has sparked headlines over the past week, but experts have warned people not to get unduly concerned, and the variant isn’t even particularly new.
-XE is known as a recombinant, meaning it is essentially a mixture of two different viruses or variants with characteristics of both. Specifically, XE is a mixture of the two Omicron variant sub-types BA.1 and BA.2.
-Recombinants occur when a person is infected with two different viruses, such as variants of COVID, at the same time, causing the viruses to mix when they replicate. Full article: https://www.newsweek.com/new-covid-variant-xe-omicron-recombinant-explained-ba-2-1695079


Tiger Woods says he’s planning to play the Masters:
Tiger Woods says, for now anyway, he’s planning to play this week in the Masters, a little more than a year after nearly losing a leg in a car crash.
The five-time champion at Augusta National made the announcement Tuesday morning. He will play nine more practice holes on Wednesday before making a final decision, but will be doing so with the intention of playing Thursday.
“As of right now,” Woods said, “I feel like I’m going to play.”
Woods was asked if he believes he can win this week. “I do,” he said.
“I can hit it just fine,” Woods added. “I don’t have any qualms about what I can do physically from a golf standpoint. It’s now, walking’s the hard part. This is not an easy walk to begin with. Now given the condition that my leg is in, it gets a little more difficult. And 72 holes is a long road. It’s going to be a tough challenge and a challenge that I’m up for.” Full article: https://apnews.com/article/tiger-woods-sports-john-daly-augusta-the-masters-042a4f716e29141085aaa6b2083df41a


A Better, More Relevant Web Search by Mojeek- Independent and Unbiased Search Results, Free of Google & Bing Manipulation: 
-In today’s world, search engines are a necessity to find what you’re looking for online. Unfortunately, however, there are two big problems you will likely encounter: Search engines that violate your privacy, and search engines that censor search results.
-Mojeek is a crawler based search engine with its very own index of web pages, so we are not reliant on any other engine (e.g., Google, Bing) to produce our results. Our index is growing at an incredible rate, and as it grows the quality of results we return are improved. This means your experience using Mojeek also improves. Mojeek doesn’t have an agenda, and neither does it support any particular view, whether that’s in regard to politics or if blue is a nicer colour than green. And that’s the way we believe search engines should be. Our task is to provide you with relevant search results, not to force a point of view on you, or hide ones we don’t agree with.
-Search engine algorithms are often considered to be the most trusted source of finding information on the Web. However, a lot of search engines fail to provide their users with unbiased results. And many use algorithms to willingly alter them altogether. Sometimes they do this in the name of personalisation, or these days “fake news”, running the risk of going against the fundamentals of being unbiased.
-As mentioned in our article about GDPR, and the importance of privacy, these search engines use trackers to snatch snippets of personal information which make up your identity. Not only is this unethical (well we think so), in regards to search results it leads to the creation of a filter bubble. Because some search engines think they know what’s best for you, these filter bubbles are brought about by intricate algorithms which select and rank what you should see, or at least, what they think you should see based on your previous search history or sites you have visited. Because the filter bubble is invisible, it’s impossible to figure out the editorial basis on what gets censored and what doesn’t. Eric Schmidt said, people “want Google to tell them what they should be doing next”. Maybe that’s so, but that’s not what we want to do, so instead Mojeek provides an alternative that does the exact opposite.
-So why do we still need another search engine when there are other options, for example, DuckDuckGo and Startpage? Although we very much respect these alternative engines, they still rely upon a mainstream engines to provide them with their organic search results, which in turn come complete with the bias already present within those results or engine. DuckDuckGo uses Bing; Startpage uses Google. When you use Mojeek you don’t have to worry about first or second hand bias, our index has been created from the ground up, and our results are ranked according to our own algorithms and no-one else’s. Our algorithm ranks pages on what it thinks is the most relevant to the keywords you searched for, it doesn’t take into account what you’ve previously searched for, the sites you’ve visited, or even what we ourselves consider to be true or false. But even if we wanted to know who you were and alter your results accordingly, we can’t, as we do not record or keep that information on the people who use Mojeek.
-Mojeek uses “site clustering” in its results. Site clustering looks at search results and when there are multiple results from the same website, it chooses the most relevant one and hides the rest. If you do a Mojeek search, after you see the results, if there are multiple results from the same website, you may be offered the option to click at the bottom left of the page where it will say “without site clustering” to expose many more results, all from the same websites already in the results. This provides a “cleaner” returns page, that is simple to expand with one click. I was not sure if I would like this, but I now find this very useful. See pics below with site clustering on top, and without below.
Visit and bookmark the Mojeek Search website: https://www.mojeek.com/
Source article: https://blog.mojeek.com/2018/08/independent-and-unbiased-search-results.html
Here is another good article on secure search engines in 2022: https://restoreprivacy.com/private-search-engine/








Prozac in the Metaverse- Mental illness in the virtual world:
-Drunk on their success in transforming the modern world, Mark Zuckerberg and his Silicon Valley minions have decided to transform reality. Not satisfied with having irremediably transformed the social life of more than half the planet’s residents, these t-shirt-clad millionaires, after having set in motion Big Brother’s machines, now aspire to fully conquer consumers’ senses.
-Our experience of reality already teeters on the verge of stability each day, our perception altered by elements as natural as light, exhaustion, hunger and love. Some require meds just to cope. How far will our brain be able to handle our transit between two different worlds? Full article: https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-04-05/prozac-in-the-metaverse-mental-illness-in-the-virtual-world.html


Sound has two different speeds on Mars, NASA rover finds:
A study of sound waves recorded by ‘Perseverance’ shows that lower-frequency sounds travel more slowly on the red planet than higher ones. But the sound of Mars is not just interesting by itself. The recordings of the wind, the wheels and the laser are serving as a mirror of the medium: the Martian atmosphere. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-04-05/sound-has-two-different-speeds-on-mars-nasa-rover-finds.html 

COVID Info References

Municipal Rates Map  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-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.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 

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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 

Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:

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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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