DigameXtra No. 2276 Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

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Liquid Lunch Band: Sat June 4th 1pm
Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta de Velez-Malaga
Calle Real s/n 29751 Caleta de Velez 29751 Vélez-Málaga FB 


Manilva Pride 2022: After a long 2 year break due to the pandemic, it gives us great pleasure to be able to announce the dates for our main event – Manilva Pride which will take place on the 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th June 2022. Location: Puerto de La Duquesa marina Manilva (Malaga, Spain). FB & VIDEO LINK


Nerja Danza: From June 2 to 5, Nerja will celebrate the fourteenth edition of “Nerja Danza”. There will be several companies that will carry out the dance presentations, supported by choreographers, all with the aim of providing a top quality cultural event.
The Balcón de Europa will host the open-air shows, in double sessions in the morning and afternoon, while the Villa de Nerja Cultural Center will be the stage for the indoor shows, where in addition You can see the photographic exhibition “Nerja Dance in memory”. Source, Spanish


Handball Competition- Copa de Espana:
Friday thru Sunday 3 – 5 June, Torrox Costa, Playa Ferrara FB 



This Week at Legends Showbar: La Cala de Mijas
-Wednesday June 1st = The famous DRAGTASTIC, funniest show on the coast; 3 fabulous shows that will have you laughing non stop & we also have the fabulous Simone with her mega party disco set =10e
-Thursday 2nd= Neil Diamond Show & Our Cher Tribute & Elvis show & Michelle Daniels with her upbeat party set & duo does 70s/80s show =10e
-Friday 3rd= Jersey Boys Show & Tom Jones Tribute = Sold Out
-Saturday = Ed Sheeran Show & Robbie Williams Tribute & Take That Show (Duo) & Tony Whitehouse with his party disco set =10e
-Sunday = Lionel Richie Tribute & Mama & her Soul Sisters (trio) 2 top class soul & motown shows & Franki B with his party disco style set =10e
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-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 60€, 85€ and 110€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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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.
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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:
-2 bamboo easy chairs frames prefect cushions could do with recovering hence Price 20€ ( the pair)
-Ceiling fan light price 30€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Ikea Bookcase. White. 160x30x237. Excellent condition
160€ (348€ new). Photographs available. Collection only.
Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa
Email: clairee_tomkins@hotmail.com
Photo: https://www.ikea.com/es/en/p/billy-oxberg-bookcase-w-height-extension-ut-drs-white-s49280754/ 


For Sale: About 30 meters of homemade fabric buntings. €10
Vickie, Benajarafe 606738130. 


Wanted: Accommodation for family of 2 ladies & 2 children. One Lady speaks English, the other Spanish. Can afford a monthly rent of 500€. Please contact Lana on +380 (67) 568 65 28 (WhatsApp) or Sarah 648665123 or Debbie, Sayalonga, debbie.probert@iosl.co.uk


Recommendations & Requests

Wanted: Licenced behavioural therapist for dogs. Looking for recommendations for a dog behavioural therapist. Hoping they can come to my home in el morche but can travel. Must be a Licenced Behavioural Therapist for dogs, not just dog trainer. Thanks in advance. Mags, El Morche.
Whats app 699451619 or 00353866077105.
Email magsfaulkner@hotmail.com


Wanted: Pool Service. Our pool in Torrox Costa has the Sahara mud quite badly. We are looking for help to have it cleaned.
Please can you let us know any companies that will help.
Thank you. Tony, Torrox Costa
You can whats app me on 00447954203035
anthony.berrington AT gmail D0T com


News & Articles

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Andalucía lowers its Covid incidence rate, reduces hospital pressure and adds 43 deaths:
-Andalucía has this Tuesday, 31 May, registered a total of 3,369 new coronavirus infections since Friday, of which 1,551 were in people over 60.
-A drop of two patients hospitalised for coronavirus compared to Friday to 679, while admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) have dropped by nine to 31.
-By province, Seville is the one with the most hospitalised patients with a total of 172, of which 19 are in the ICU; followed by Malaga with 111, five in the ICU; Cadiz with 104, two in the ICU; Granada with 75 admitted, five in the ICU; Cordoba with 61, four in the ICU; Jaén with 60, six in the ICU; Huelva with 60, two in ICU; and Almeraa with 36, two in the intensive care unit.
-Likewise, the number of deaths has dropped by nine compared to four days ago, going from the 52 registered on Friday to the 43 that are counted this Tuesday.
-Regarding the current average incidence rate of infections in Andalucía in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, it is standing at 389.73 cases per 100,000 inhabitants – the lowest figure for more than a month – and it is down 77.8 compared to four days ago. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-lowers-covid-20220531174333-nt.html


The Board confirms the second case of monkey pox in Malaga: {Translation} May 31, 2022 13:39
-The Andalusian Regional Government has confirmed a second case of monkeypox in the province of Malaga. The case is a tourist from Madrid. According to the health administration, following the results of the National Microbiology Centre, Andalusia has five confirmed cases of monkeypox as of 31 May: two in Malaga, a couple in Seville and one in Cadiz.
-In addition, there are a further 17 cases under investigation: six probable and eleven suspected. Of these, nine are in Malaga, two in Cadiz, three in Seville and the same number in Almeria. The Regional Ministry of Health and Families also reports that another 17 cases have been ruled out as this disease has recently appeared in Spain. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Junta-segundo-caso-viruela-mono-Malaga_0_1688531490.html 


The Rolling Stones return to Spain: The Sixty Tour, which begins this Wednesday, June 1, in the capital, in the Wanda Metropolitano of the Atléticos. Those who will take the stage at the Wanda therefore are Mick Jagger (78 years old), Keith Richards (78 years old) and Ronnie Wood (74 years old). It’s the first time they’ve toured without their fourth member and they promised it would be the last: “We’re going to give all our energy, after all it’s the last tour,” Jagger said in an interview with Esquire.
Their Satanic Majesties landed this Monday in Madrid and were far from secluded in their hotel. Some privileged walkers of the Retreat ran into its three members in front of the fallen angel statue, one of the few pieces that represent Lucifer in the world. Later, they enjoyed a flamenco evening and dined at a restaurant on Calle Almagro – where Jagger spent 60 euros and left a tip of 200, according to the maitre. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-rolling-stones-return-to-spain/ 


The increase in the price of flats triples that of wages:
-In the last five years, homes for sale have become more expensive by 15.6%, while the remuneration of workers has increased by only 5.9%.
-Wages and prices no longer go hand in hand, but rather are moving further and further apart, which is causing a strong loss of purchasing power for workers this year, who are suffering from 8.7% inflation. This imbalance is also transferred to housing, which causes a significant blow to domestic economies, which have to make a greater effort to face the purchase of a house. -Thus, flats for sale are also starring in this escalation rally and in the last five years they have become more expensive by 15.6%, while the remuneration of Spaniards has only increased by 5.9%. In other words, housing has risen practically three times higher than prices in the last five years, according to the study ‘Relationship of salaries and the purchase of housing in 2021’ published this Tuesday with data from Fotocasa and Infojobs.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-increase-in-the-price-of-flats-triples-that-of-wages/


Date and inscriptions for the Malaga Marathon  2022: {Translation, summary}
Event will be 11th of December 2022. Registration for the test has been open since last December and continues at a good pace. The current price is set at 55 euros for the marathon and 30 euros for the half marathon. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/deportes/Fecha-inscripciones-Maraton-Malaga_0_1688532705.html


Italy to Lift COVID Entry Rules on June 1: According to the statement of the Minister, starting from June 1, all travellers, regardless of their country of origin, will no longer be required to hold a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate when reaching Italy. This means that as soon as the new measure enters into force, everyone will be permitted restriction-free entry.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/italy-to-lift-covid-entry-rules-on-june-1/


Russia widens Europe gas cuts and halts Dutch, Danish and German contracts: Gazprom said on Tuesday it had fully cut off gas supplies to Dutch gas trader GasTerra. It later said it would also stop as of June 1 gas flows to Denmark’s Orsted and to Shell Energy for its contract on gas supplies to Germany, after both failed to make payments in roubles. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/russia-widens-europe-gas-cuts-gazprom-halts-dutch-traders-supply-2022-05-31/


Greece Extends 80km Wall at Turkish Border to Prevent Migrants From Crossing Into Europe: Due to fears of a surge of migrants reaching the country from the border with Turkey and amid high tensions between Athens and Ankara, the Greek Government wants to add another 80 km to its 35 km concrete wall on this border. On Sunday, May 29, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said the extended wall would prevent movement in the regions that could otherwise be crossed on foot.
-Both Greece and Turkey are NATO members and have for a long time had strained relations due to the issue of migrants.
-Due to such relations, only recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis no longer exists for him and thus ruled out any dialogue between the two governments in this regard. Full article:

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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

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