Archive for January, 2009

Cerda said that the flooding of the river Ebro and the cessation of Baltanás are "the culmination of the failure of water policy Zapatero

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The Minister of Agriculture and Water ensures that the repeal of the Ebro transfer marked the beginning of" sheet map "of the socialist government to challenge the Tajo-Segura

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, said Wednesday that recent flooding of the river Ebro and the removal of the head to build the desalination of the socialist government, Adrian Baltanás, represent "the culmination of the failure of water policy Rodríguez Zapatero .

The head of the Agriculture in the region stressed that "these two situations reveal evidence that the alternative proposed by the Socialist government, called the WATER program has been a failure, since it has not provided the region and more water, no more cheap, and in less time, as enacted, but quite the opposite. "

In this regard, said that "the repeal of the Ebro transfer of the National Hydrological Plan was drawn up the PP government, marked the beginning of the roadmap of the Government of Rodriguez Zapatero to call into question the Tajo-Segura."

He explained that "the decree that the government repealed the 2004 socialist Ebro transfer as contained in its preamble the Tajo-Segura revised to suit the current law" and a year later, with the amendment of the Water Act , "introduced the first additional provision passed by the Socialist deputies of the Region pointed out that as we were put in place new infrastructure would reduce the flow of the Tagus to the Segura" in relation to desalination.

The counselor said that the flood Murcia suffered by the river Ebro, which have reached about 1500 cubic meters per second as it passes through the city of Zaragoza, "shows the mistake and the big mistake that took the government to repeal this transfer "because it is grown, said," that are repeated regularly several times a year and is water that flows into the sea without being able to be exploited. "

Thousands of jobs

He added that "this amount of wasted water could solve the structural water deficit experienced by the Segura basin," and stressed that "if you were running the Ebro transfer would ensure continuity of thousands of jobs in Spain to depend on agriculture, a sector that supports the situation "and" would be a source of wealth for the country in these times of economic crisis. "

"Water must be seen as an essential commodity that you can put no boundaries, it is an action of the Spanish people," he said.

Just yesterday, the Water Foundation and Progress of Valencia noted that the water has poured into the sea Ebro in a year would have created 35,000 jobs and the construction of the pipeline would avoid the destruction of 150,000 jobs in Valencia, Murcia and Almeria.

"The mistakes made by Zapatero in the previous legislature are getting bigger the problems we have today," claimed the director, adding that "the socialist government has the opportunity to put some order into the chaos that has created the previous stage. "

He regretted the attitude of "servile and submissive" Murcia socialists who "voted with his finger then the repeal of the Ebro and the questioning of the Tejo and now, he said," try to justify the failure of the Desalination with false figures not has to do with reality, "he said, referring to statements yesterday from the socialist Murcia.

"The Socialist Party demonized the Ebro and posted solely for desalination plants, but after five years we have seen that a water policy based only on desalination is a real failure," said the counselor.

Source: CARM

The Socialist Party calls for Education set some basic guidelines on the quality of early childhood education centers

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Rep. Jesus Lopez asked that there be "separate and organized spaces for children and are staffed by qualified and trained"

The Socialist Party calls for the establishment of basic standards for quality of early childhood education centers authorized by the Ministry of Education, which is responsible for its regulation.

At present, the ministries of Education and Social Policy centers maintain separate networks of Education.

The Socialist deputy, Jesus Lopez explained that trying to regulate the existence of "sufficient space and organized in terms of the separation of children by age, while they are attended by skilled personnel and qualified."

He also stressed that there is a noticeable delay in the establishment of the educational content of the cycle, as experts say is a key educational and formative stage.

The Education Ministry is responsible for the 14 regional nurseries and municipal and private subsidized schools.

According to the Administration are about 8,000 spaces that are managed directly by the Ministry of Education or that receive grants from it.

To these must be added the new centers will be created following an agreement with the Ministry of Education through Educa3 program.

Ministry of Social Policy

For its part, the Ministry of Social Policy has funded local authorities to build what it calls' Centers Child Care "," creating another network with a distinct and disturbing uncertainty about educational content, "said Jesus López.

In his appearance in the Regional Assembly the Minister said Bascuñana centers Child Care is promoting and building your department involve the creation of 8,000 beds, of which about 5,000 are under construction.

Lopez added that given the demographics of the region and creation of data spaces, the demand for new jobs in the sector could exceed 1,000 seats between teachers and technology professionals in child education immediately.

However, only 6 schools in the region, three of them public, given the higher level training cycle.

Source: PSRM-PSOE

The Housing and Land Institute in 2008 ran 99 percent of planned investment in its budget and the Revitalization Plan

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Real investments doubled compared to initial estimates by the extraordinary strength of Revitalization Plan to purchase repair of park land and public housing

The Institute for Housing and Land in the Region of Murcia autonomous agency linked to the Ministry of Public Works and Land ended 2008 with a performance of 98.86 percent of its budget, which included items The regional government allocated to the management center through the Revitalization Plan.

According to the managing director of the agency, Jane Brown, "These figures reflect the effort made last year in the management of the quantities that the regional government intended to promote public housing, which eventually resulted in effective budget management has allowed for a significant number of projects. "

In regard to actual investments during the past year the Institute initially had a budget of seven million euros to be extended to 13 with the extraordinary provision Revitalization Plan for the land purchase and repair of public park homes, a chapter in which the execution was 99.6 percent.

Substantial part of them were purchases of land in various municipalities in the Region of Murcia to be allocated to subsidized housing construction and housing development by the Institute itself, for rental or lease for those people or households that can not fulfill the right to housing in normal market conditions.

In addition, the Institute for Housing and Land transferred more than three million euros to the municipalities of the Region and other public bodies for the acquisition, repair and / or rehabilitation of municipally owned property destined for the relocation of households, an item that have specific groups as beneficiaries of social interest.

In this sense, Joan Brown said the recent signing of an agreement with the Association Habito de Murcia, for the acquisition of property for those households and socially disadvantaged groups, by income threshold, can not afford a house in normal conditions market, or plan 'Repair', which has led to the signing of an agreement with eight municipalities in the region for the rehabilitation of housing that the government of Murcia has in their respective municipalities.

According to the managing director "of the capital injections therefore meet the dual objectives of facilitating access to housing for older citizens with economic difficulties and to inject public money into companies throughout the region, which, given the current situation crisis is creating jobs and revitalize local economies. "

A commitment to public works

On the other hand, the Ministry of Public Works and Planning implemented in 2008 to 34.4 percent investment in the previous year.

Specifically, at December 31, 2008, investments were 207 million, compared to 154 million December 31, 2007, with the commitment of the regional government of betting on public works and infrastructure construction as a means mitigate the effects of the crisis in the region.

The Ministry of Public Works and Planning has also earmarked more than 38 million grants and contracts for local government of the Region and other public administrations, as secretary general of the Ministry, José María Bernabé, "mostly , are intended to contract work to companies based in the region and that in any case involving a direct injection of capital and employment in the 45 municipalities of the Region. "

Source: CARM

10,500 people participated in training courses organized by Agriculture in 2008

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The Ministry, in collaboration with the professional agricultural organizations and cooperatives, last year gave more than 600 courses for professionals

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water held in cooperation with agricultural organizations and cooperatives, more than 600 training courses throughout 2008, which benefited more than 10,500 professionals from different areas in agriculture.

For subjects include manipulator courses of phytosanitary products at different levels, which were 337 courses with a total of 5,900 students.

On training in Occupational Health and Safety, including risks relating to horticultural plants, the safe operation of the tractor, forklift truck work, first aid and others, were given 24 courses involving about 600 students.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water, aware of the importance of training to improve competitiveness and positioning the food industry in the markets, continues this year with an offer aimed at enhancing the training and employment.

In this sense, this week has developed a Dissemination Day Training for Employment in agriculture, forestry and livestock, organized by the Tripartite Foundation for Employment Training.

This day was aimed primarily at small and medium companies to report on the characteristics and means of access to training for employment.

The Director General of Operations and Training Modernization of Agricultural Lidón Angel Garcia, was responsible for closing the act.

Source: CARM

Palacios notes that "the 2015 Health Plan Health adapt to the changing needs of society Murcia"

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

More than 90 professionals work to set specific actions that should trigger the regional government to improve the health of Murcians over the next seven years

Six working groups addressed eight lines of action to design a plan that will involve citizens, health professionals, managers and social workers

The Minister of Health, María Ángeles Palacios, met this week at the Hospital Reina Sofía, the professionals that make up the six working groups are developing the new Health Plan 2015, to inquire about the actions that are being out, in order to identify actions and initiatives for change needed to improve the health status and quality of life for citizens of the region.

During the meeting, Palacios said that "this initiative is essential for the health system can evolve in parallel with the new demographic reality of the region, to adapt successfully to the needs and expectations raised by citizens and society."

In this line, we will design actions to protect the health of the population, strengthen the health system to respond more effectively to the challenges of modern medicine, to act on inequalities as key constraints to improving the health of all society and people's involvement in your health.

To this end, we are involving all actors of society and the healthcare system in the region.

So now, more than 90 professionals integrated into the six sectoral working groups that develop courses of action to fix the specific actions that should trigger the regional government to improve the health of Murcia during the next seven years.

To give shape to the plan, work was organized into four phases, an initial analysis of the current health situation, followed by an identification of the main lines of action, to then define the specific action plans for development of these lines of action identified and, finally, the fourth phase includes the design of mechanisms for monitoring the Plan.

Action Lines

So far there has been a situation analysis and have identified eight main priorities, which are:

Promote citizen involvement in health promoting behaviors and healthy lifestyles.

Develop and strengthen health and intersectoral policies to promote population health, create healthy living environments, improve the quality of the environment (air, water and other risks) and strengthening the mechanisms for prevention and collective health security.

Enhancing Primary Health Care as the basis of the health system and its professionals are the main partner of the patient and health managers, and promoter of collective health.

While improving clinical practice, promoting continuity of care and clinical safety.

Strengthen the management system to improve the response of organizations and professionals.

Consolidate and improve preventive approaches, diagnostics and treatment of cancer.

Strengthening cross-cutting approaches to chronic diseases through the development and evaluation of integrated care pathways between levels and improve the effectiveness of curative, rehabilitative and palliative care.

Strengthening coordination with the social and assistance devices to the unit to empower citizens.

Taking action on health inequalities are largely unfavorable conditions of the results evidenced.

Having set the action lines, each working group delves into one of the first six lines of action, and that the last two, to strengthen coordination with the social arrangements and act on inequalities cut across all groups.

To determine these actions are carried out an assessment of the Health Plan 2003-2007.

Surveys were also conducted with key informants, in particular 800 people from the Ministry of Health, Murcia Health Service, as well as members of the Board of Health, aimed to identify key initiatives to be incorporated in the new Plan and studied the action taken by the European Union, the Ministry of Health and the different regions to improve the health of citizens.

Source: CARM

The attraction of companies and conducting specialized courses focus the activities of the Foundation this year Contentpolis

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The Foundation Board consists of nine members, with the Minister for Universities and Research Company as president

Salvador Councilor Marin noted that the first companies to be installed in the Town of Digital Content will start operating this year on projects in the Region

Attracting companies and conducting specialized courses focused activity this year Contentpolis Foundation.

This was agreed in the first trustees of this new foundation, whose constitution approved by the Governing Council late last year.

At the meeting, which was presented by the Minister for Universities and Research Company, Salvador Marin, also addressed the progress in the administrative process for registering the project as a performance of 'regional interest', and its division into phases, the establishment of the foundation, the starting point for the development of the project.

Councilor Salvador Marin said that "we have held meetings with various leading companies in the audiovisual sector, the videogame industry and the coming digital animation shown interest in joining the project of the City of Digital Content and is intended begin work this year in the Region. "

In this sense, the strategy of the draft states that the first infrastructure to be completed in 2011.

"However, before that date we will have companies, which install in the meantime in interim, and with specific services can also start before having full availability of the land," said Councilor Marin.

Board of Trustees

Contentpolis Foundation aims to promote the development of the knowledge society, promoting digital literacy and innovative attitudes, promote the growth of digital content sector, promoting the development of audiovisual and multimedia productions, processes and initiatives to promote innovation promoting the creation of a culture of entrepreneurship in the field of digital content, and contribute to the development of the City of Digital Content, sponsored by the regional government as a creative environment for content production, creativity and digital entertainment.

To achieve these goals, establish cooperation agreements in the field of research and application of new technologies and scientific knowledge, convene high excellence training activities, publish informative and educational materials, and establish specific agreements with companies, organizations and institutions the development of the City of Digital Contents.

The board of trustees consists of the Minister of Universities, Business and Research, Salvador Marín, who is also its chairman, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Inmaculada García, as vice president, the director of the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia Juan Jose Beltran, the director of the Regional Employment Service in the Region of Murcia, Antonio Martínez Ginés, CEO of Universities and Scientific Policy, Eduardo Osuna, the Director of Broadcasting in the Region of Murcia, Juan Manuel Máiquez, Secretary general of the Ministry of Universities and Research Company, Antonio Sanchez-Solis, general director of Urban and Regional Planning, Antonio Javier Navarro, and the director general of tourism infrastructure, Marina García.

Source: CARM

The LAB hosts a workshop that rescues the values of the independent film

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The filmmaker and philosopher Gabri Ródenas discuss on Monday in a course, the minimal narrative cinema as performed with precarious means

Youth Art Laboratory (LAB) will host on Monday from 18:00 hours on the workshop 'Microcinema' on low-budget film productions.

Taught by filmmaker and philosopher Ródenas Gabri, the course will analyze the minimal narrative cinema as developed in small teams and in adverse conditions, far from the great works of commercial cinema.

The workshop, eminently practical, approach to video art through film diary and 'home movies' or home movies and address issues related to the documentary and mockumentary.

Gabri Ródenas also address the process of making short films.

Through several examples of film production demystify the making of films as elitist field associated with high and low estimates will highlight the independent and self-creations.

The course will run until February 6.

Ródenas Gabri has been the director and screenwriter of the films 'The Zebra project' (2007) and 'Rashid's room' (2006).

The commitment to the film director based on new technologies to conduct and disseminate cinematographic creations, and includes works of different artistic influences as painting, music, photographs, literature and architecture.

Digital Photography

The LAB is also home on Monday, from 18:00 pm and until 6 February, the start of the course 'Digital photography Procedures' which will give the photographer Pablo García Mateo.

This workshop will explore the process from image capture through a camera, until his closing argument.

The workshop will be primarily practical and Drills for image processing and digital photography techniques.

Pablo García Mateo is a photographer and professor of audiovisual for different projects generated by organizations such as the NGO Action Aid in Nicaragua and Honduras (2007) and the group FOL41 in the French city of Lyon (2006).

He has also collaborated on several photo-specialty publications such as French magazine 'Nisimazine' during the International Documentary Film Festival in Tehran (Iran 2008) or 'The Seed' (Mexico, 2007).

Source: CARM

The Film continuous programming unreleased titles in Murcia

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Francisco Rabal the Regional Film Archive, under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which since last October, projects its 'Panorama of News' on Monday in Room 2 of Centrofama continue to scheduling some new films in commercial cinemas in the Region Murcia.

Thus be screened next Monday 'Katyn' (2007), Andrezj Wajda's latest film, one of the greatest masters of Polish Film School, where he recounts the systematic execution of thousands of Poles, among whom was the Wajda's own father at the hands of Soviet troops in 1940.

February 9 is the turn of Il Divo (2008), which won the Special Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival and is a brilliant exercise in style of Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, director of the film 'The amor' consequences, which reviews the recent years as Prime Minister of Italy, Giulio Andreotti.

The good condition of the Alpine passes can corroborate film on 16 February with 'Romanzo Criminale' (2005, Michele Placido), a new look at the important role of the ungrateful mafia in Italy's recent history, whose premiere our country has been waiting for three years.

Relevant today is the theme of 'Lemon Tree' (2008), film which won the Audience Award at the Berlinale last and that we see on 23 February.

Some lemon located in the border serve the director Eran Riklis to influence the cruelty that emerges from insurmountable conflict between Israel and Palestine.

The projections of March opens on 2 'Birdsong' (2008), tape in which the Catalan director Albert Serra singular-creator of 'Honor caballería' ", influenced by Robert Bresson and Roberto Rossellini between others, offers us a unique insight to the journey of the Magi to Bethlehem, thus becoming an example of the stark deprivation of the epic that characterized the review of the myths in his brief filmography.

Latin American Cinema will present on March 9 with the screening of 'stomach' (2007, Marcos Jorge), Italo-Brazilian co-production, based on mixing cinema and restaurants, became the absolute winner of the Seminci Valladolid.

On March 16 we return to Europe, the United Kingdom, specifically to 'Somers Town' (2008), Shane Meadows film will recover its previous realistic 'This is England'.

'The comedy of life' (2007), which is scheduled on March 23, is another sign of quality European films, this time, comes from the country of Ingmar Bergman.

To end March, the 30th jumped the pond and planted us in New York City to enjoy "Finding a Midnight Kiss' (2008), great comedy that recovers the freshness and spirit of the best films' indie '90.

Source: CARM

The Ministry of Presidency convenes four scholarships for professional training in European affairs

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Three scholarships are for the headquarters of the Directorate General for Institutional Relations and External Action and the Information Office of Europe-Direct in Murcia and one for the Office Region in Brussels

The Ministry of the Presidency and government, through the Directorate General for Institutional Relations and External Action has held four training fellowships and internships in EU affairs.

The aim of the fellowship is to promote European integration and the external action of the Region of Murcia, which is intended to enhance the training of young professionals in community affairs, which requires, with theoretical training, the development of professional practices in this area.

Three were held in Murcia, particularly in the offices of the Directorate General for Institutional Relations and External Action and the European Information Office of Europe-Direct, and the fourth in the Office of the Murcia Region in Brussels.

The scholarships are aimed at graduates and university graduates under 30 years, or resident in the Region of Murcia (minimum 6 months) with good knowledge of Spanish and English.

In addition, to access the scholarship for the Brussels office, candidates must also know French.

The announcement of scholarships, which have a period of one year, was published on Tuesday 27 January in the Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia (BORM) and provides for the establishment of a waiting list that will cover resignations or vacancies .

The filing period closes next week, Saturday 7 February.

Interested parties may request further information call toll free 900 700 006.

Source: CARM

The Public Transport Authority meets with the Department of Transport of the Basque Government

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The managing director of the EFA met this week to Aid System Exploitation 'Lurraldebus' bus service from San Sebastian

The managing director of the Public Transport Authority (EFA), Jose Guillen, accompanied by the Director of Department of Mobility Mobility and Management of Guipúzcoa, Pilar Arana, director of the National Federation of Bus Transportation Business, José Luis Pertierra, the director of 'Lurraldebus', José Luis Díaz, Murcia and Basque and transport sector, met this week in San Sebastian a satellite tracking system.

During the meeting held this week for the exchange of experiences between the two communities on public transport, managing director of EFA knew Support System Exploitation (SAE) of the bus routes in the city of San Sebastian , which allows to know the exact number of passengers up and down the bus at each stop.

This gives precise information on the actual occupancy of each bus and thus act on the needs of the service, allowing reinforcements to enable those lines that are most widely used transport and promote policies to improve service and systems collection.

During the ceremony, the managing director of the EFA said the lateness of the system and recalled that "Lurraldebus SAE has also facilitated the creation of a single ticket for all bus lines, whether they relate to one or another company," something that is in line with price integration is intended to achieve in the Region of Murcia.

Source: CARM

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