Archive for February, 2009

Cerdá participate in a summit of tomato-producing communities to adopt a common position in defense of the sector

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The Minister of Agriculture and Water meets Monday with his counterparts in Almeria in Andalusia, Canary Islands and Valencia to the defense of the sector to Renewal of Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Morocco

The Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Cerdá, will participate on Monday in Almería (at 11:00 pm in the Government Office of Almeria, Paseo de Almeria, 68), at a meeting of the major communities tomato producers and exporters to adopt a common position in defense of the sector, to trade negotiations between Europe and Morocco.

The purpose of the meeting, involving the Minister of Agriculture of Andalusia, Valencia and Canary Islands, is to develop a common position and voiced support for the domestic sector to the renewal of the Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Morocco, which is the principal competing country outside the EU borders.

The Murcia region is a major tomato-producing areas, with an acreage of more than 4,100 hectares, of which almost entirely are consumed fresh, with Eagles, Mazarron, Lorca and Cartagena the municipalities where located most of the production, which exceeds 380,000 tons annually.

Source: CARM

Insa clear that the order for the appointment of officials "guarantees the rights of any person who is absent"

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The Director General of Public Employment, Guillermo Insa, said today the socialist regional deputy, Maria del Carmen Moreno, that the order for the appointment of officials of the region "extends and guarantees the rights of any person, whether male or female , who is on leave. "

Insa, whom he called a "fully involved" statements of the Socialist deputy, said, "Moreno lack either the truth or deliberately ignores the matter referred to."

As explained by the general director of Public Employment, the order of the Presidential and Public Administration sets standards for the appointment of civil servants and shall extend the guarantees for those who have passed all stages to get to your place work.

So, he added, "This order is fully guarantees and what it does is extend the period of possession for anyone, women or men, lose their official status if at that time is on leave."

The Director General of Public Employment insisted "that is an order that covers not only women but anyone who is on temporary disability."

"It is therefore an order absolute guarantor that violates the rights of women and men and allowing differ within swearing that none of them lost their official status," he said.

Source: CARM

The PSOE requires the regional government to withdraw an Order from the Ministry of the Presidency, which violates the rights of women

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Congresswoman M ª Carmen Moreno claims that civil servants on maternity leave can not take possession until they prove their "ability physical and mental "

The Socialist parliamentary group claims that the regional government to withdraw an Order from the Ministry of the Presidency as unconstitutional and violate the rights of women, as it denounced the Socialist deputy in the Regional Assembly, María del Carmen Moreno.

The Order of the Presidential prevent women who are on maternity leave taking up his post race official until they prove to have documented physical and mental capacity necessary for the performance of their duties.

According to the parliamentary socialist "This is a clear case of discrimination by the mere fact of being a woman and attack on our rights, that having a child have not diminished and our physical and mental capabilities."

Furthermore, in our opinion "this order is unconstitutional, besides violating the Equal regional and state, as from a Constitutional Court ruling of 2006, the National Employment Institute that would ban these things happen" .

Mari Carmen Moreno also indicated that "will also ask the Institute of Women of the Region of Murcia to worry about compliance with the Equality Act in the region and stop spending money on organizing parties to find a husband to women, like the one held recently in Puerto Lumbreras2.

For all this, the Socialist parliamentary group submitted to the Regional Assembly initiative "requesting the withdrawal of this Order and also ask for explanations from the Minister for Social Policy and Women.

Source: Grupo Parlamentario Socialista

The competition 'Euroescola' devotes its fifteenth edition of the European Parliament elections

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The contest is designed to encourage youth participation in the process of European integration and the educational use of Internet

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism encourages young people of the region to participate in the contest 'Euroescola', which devotes its fifteenth edition of the European Parliament elections, the story of this election and the significance of the decisions of this institution in the life of European citizens.

The European Parliament Office in Spain, in collaboration with the representative in Spain of the European Commission, the Autonomous Agency for European Educational Programmes (OAPEE), agencies of Education and Youth of the autonomous communities and the Youth Council of Spain convened this event.

'Euroescola' aims to inform young people about the process of European integration and to encourage their participation in the construction of the EU.

The competition is aimed at young people between 15 and 18 who are studying Secondary Education, Vocational School or Middle Grade.

To participate you must register in teams consisting of 10 students, where the front of each group has a teacher.

Each school may submit as many computers as you want, but only one may aspire to win the prize.

The winning teams of the competition, one autonomous region, visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The contest will run through an online interactive educational game, so in addition to expanding knowledge about the European Union, aims to promote the use of Internet as an educational, informative and communicative, and learning other languages .

The game consists of three stages.

The first is the registration phase (until 6 March), where participants can train your skills and become familiar with the tests, which will be both individual and collective.

Once this part of the competition phase starts (9 to 27 March), in which each participant must pass a series of games.

The final stage (from 30 March to 3 April) will consist of an exercise whose theme is related to all topics covered in previous phases.

The registration for the competition will be formalized until March 6, over the web

For more information visit the website of the Institute of Youth in the Region of Murcia,

The European Parliament Office in Spain, in collaboration with the representative in Spain of the European Commission, the Autonomous Agency for European Educational Programmes (OAPEE), agencies of Education and Youth of the autonomous communities and the Youth Council of Spain convened this event.

'Euroescola' aims to inform young people about the process of European integration and to encourage their participation in the construction of the EU.

Source: CARM

Angel Campos discusses the new models to promote tourism at the University Carlos III of Madrid

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The director general of Tourism, Angel Campos, participated yesterday in the cycle of 'Days tourist' the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has organized for this academic year.

Under the title, 'seeing in the market structures of autonomy', the conference offered by Campos brought a new approach to tourism development process lived in Spain since the 60's to today.

During the talk discussed the organization and structure of the various entities and bodies engaged in this industry, included the management of the Mediterranean coast and, more specifically, large projects that the Region has been launched since the birth of Murcia Turística .

Among the conclusions, notes that in the XXI century, "the promotional activities have become the main stimulus for the tourism structures themselves," said the director general said.

Also highlighted the importance of having a network of integrated services and a system of consortia and associations that cover an entire region and serve as a tool to promote and market tourism product developed.

"This formula, according to Campos said, is the only one that can bind a plan for investment and tourism activities with continuity over time and targeted medium to long term."

The cycle of Tourism at the University Carlos III will end in June, bringing together key industry experts with more projection in the current tourism landscape, to share their experiences and reveal the keys to a market that has traditionally been a driving force of the national economy.

Source: CARM

The Region of Murcia shows in Mexico 'FAEDPYME', a new tool to improve competitiveness

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Salvador Marín presents the strategies of future Foundation for Strategic Analysis and Development of SMEs engaged in the Region of Murcia and Cantabria

The Minister of Universities and Research Company, Salvador Marín, Mexico City yesterday presented the outlines of future Foundation for Strategic Analysis and Development of SMEs (FAEDPYME) that the Region of Murcia and Autonomous Community of Cantabria exported to Mexico .

FAEDPYME is a tool of economic analysis and business created by the two regional governments, through the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia (Info) and the Society for Regional Development of Cantabria (Sodercan), together with the University of Murcia, Cartagena Polytechnic and the University of Cantabria, which will involve the collaboration of Latin American companies and institutions to support SMEs, whose main focus is the improvement of their competitiveness.

Salvador Marín said: "This initiative, born of many years of work and university-business-research and management, is to establish a collaborative space within the economic and social development of small and medium enterprises, both nationally and internationally. "

"Sharing knowledge is basic to the development of a production model based on competitiveness, innovation and sustainability, to support the diversification and internationalization of SMEs and establish partnerships," he added.

FAEDPYME purposes include training, research, development and transfer of knowledge about the field of international SMEs, supporting governments in their mission of internationalization of small and medium enterprises and other aspects of interest their development agencies (Info and Sodercan).

It is jointly implement activities and work-study and research, and facilitate and promote exchange of information and knowledge and peer counseling.

The Foundation also seeks to develop those projects that are of common interest.

This plan, announced at the ceremony for signing with the Government of the Mexican capital of a memorandum of joint work is aimed at various professionals.

So, can benefit from FAEDPYME entrepreneurs and managers who wish to strengthen their areas of management and technicians, professors and researchers.

The aim is to facilitate the creation, development and promotion of businesses and enterprises and integration into research teams to participate in different projects.

"The institutional mission of the Region of Murcia to Mexico has two sides, a purely commercial and other knowledge sharing in university-industry level, which undoubtedly brings benefits to the productive Murcia and Mexico.

FAEDPYME is a great initiative which we hope to expand throughout Latin America, contributing to industrial development in the region, "Marín concluded.

The institutional mission of the Region of Murcia to Mexico has been organized by the Ministry of Universities and Research Company, through the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia, and is part of Plan International Promotion of the Region of Murcia.

The mission has involved the University of Murcia, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Murcia Association of companies information technology and communication (TIMUR), the Technology Center for Information Technology and Communication (centic) and Murciano Research Institute and Agricultural Development and Food (IMID), and the companies Global Soft Solutions, PCMUR Solutions, Isotader Group, Emurtel, 30000 IT, Synergy Technology, Computer Systems in the Southeast and Wind Technology.

Source: CARM

Agriculture invest over one million euros to combat the scourge of cluster moth in vineyards with mating disruption technique

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

is acting in a total of 10,428 hectares of vineyards of Appellations of Origin Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla

The director general noted that García Lidón the vineyards of the DO Bullas and Yecla will be protected this year in its entirety with this technique

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water will spend EUR 1,167,936 to combat the scourge of cluster moth (Lobesia botrana) in a total of 10,428 hectares of vineyards of Appellations of Origin Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla, through the art of confusion sexual.

The Director General of Operations and Training Modernization of Agricultural, Ángel García Lidón, said this year will be extended to protect the surface, whereupon the vineyards of Appellations of Origin Bullas (2,032 hectares) and Yecla (6696 hectares) will be protected in its entirety, and in Jumilla protection be extended to the 1,692 hectares.

According to the official regional government, the said pest "can cause very heavy losses if their larvae are able to damage the berries, thereby facilitating the penetration of rot that can destroy the whole cluster, if conditions are favorable during adulthood."

The Ministry launched five years ago the use of mating disruption technique, in Clean Agriculture Program, which eliminates or, where appropriate, reduce chemical treatments against that scourge, thereby ensuring healthier crops and better expectations for wines made from those grapes.

The technique is referred to in the field of pheromone release (odorous substances emitted by female moths to attract males so they can fertilize) through plastic diffusers.

Males are attracted to this artificial substance, just confused and not able to find real females.

According to Garcia Lidón, to ensure the success of this technique is that action on large surfaces in order to prevent the fertilized female moths out of the plots in confusion may come into them and lay their eggs. "

For this reason, farmers interested in participating in the campaign should have grouped his vineyards in the cores that each year will put in place.

Another prerequisite is to place the speakers in the field of pheromones on the dates indicated, ie before the start of the flight of males to prevent them from locating females.

Cast diffusers

The CEO, Garcia Lidón, along with technicians from the Plant Health Department, met with farmers in the designations of origin along this week to finalize the details of this campaign and distribution dates for broadcasters March.

At the time of delivery of material, Lidón Garcia said, "farmers will receive instructions on how and when to put the broadcasters in their vineyards."

In this regard, he added that "we must avoid at all costs that the placement be delayed beyond the deadline of the beginning of the flight of the plague."

Source: CARM

The Committee of the Regions Murcia elects two as 'Young European talents'

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

It is the director of the Youth Orchestra of Murcia, Virginia Martinez, and researcher at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Rafael Toledo

The director of the Youth Orchestra of Murcia, Virginia Martinez, and researcher of Electrical Engineering and Automation at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), Rafael Toledo, have been selected as two of the Young European talents '100 ' selected by the Committee of the Regions.

This project is an initiative of the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission to mark the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009, aims to bring together 100 young creative talents from different fields such as artists, architects, designers, computer experts , etc.

Murcia The two professionals have been selected from nearly 270 nominations submitted by the regions of the 27 member countries of the European Union.

The Minister of Presidency and Public Administration, María Pedro Reverte, noted that both candidates are backed by the president of the Autonomous Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, who made the proposal as a member of the Committee of the Regions, on the grounds that "both make a serious contribution to progress and development of the Region of Murcia and society. "

Reverte explained that the selection of these young talents Murcia "was based on the quality of the presented application in their professional achievements and their creative potential and the contribution they make to local development."

Brussels will host on April 20 the 'Forum of creative cities and regions of Europe', a meeting with the participation of 100 selected.

There will be an opportunity to discuss his creative with European policy makers and 200 experts in innovation and creativity.

María Pedro Reverte stressed that the program Young European talents '100 'represents a great opportunity for Virginia Martinez and Rafael Toledo demonstrate the creative potential of our youth and the drive to innovate new generations Murcia.

Virginia Martinez

Virginia Martinez (Molina de Segura-Murcia, 1979), began his musical studies at age six in the Municipal Academy of his native city and thirteen and is responsible for the choirs Hims Mola de Molina.

In 1999 he obtained the Higher Grade Music theory and piano at the Conservatory Murcia since 1999 began to study the career of Conducting at the Vienna Conservatory with professors Mark Reinhard Schwarz and Georg.

In February 2003 he directed the premiere of 'Deus ex Machina' by Markus Preisl, with the Contemporary Music Ensemble of the Vienna Conservatory (with that group, conducted the performance of 'Les Oisseaux Exotiques' of Messiaen in 2002).

That same year he released "Winterlandschaft 'work by the composer Stefan Höll, conducted six concerts at the Palace of Schönbrunn, Vienna, and made his official presentation in the Region of Murcia in front of the Murcia Symphony Orchestra, a concert recorded by RNE.

Youth of the Year 2003 in the Region of Murcia and finalist of the VII International Competition of Cadaqués Orchestra Conducting, Virginia Martinez was appointed in 2004 assistant Bertrand de Billy in the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, and during the 2005/2006 season was assistant director of the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National.

She is currently head of the Youth Orchestra of the Region of Murcia.

Rafael Toledo Moreo

Rafael Toledo Moreo (Cartagena, 1978) a PhD in Computer Science, assistant professor and researcher at the UPCT post-doctoral researcher at the Central Laboratory of Bridges and Roads (LCPC) in Nantes (France).

Degree in Electronic and Control Engineering in 2002, has worked as an intern at Repsol-YPF and the research group Intelligent Systems and Telematics, University of Murcia, the group rated as excellent by the Science and Technology Spanish.

In 2004 and 2005, he worked at the University of Wroclaw (Poland) as a guest researcher.

In March 2006 he obtained his doctorate with honors in Computer Science with his thesis' High integrated navigation for road vehicles in harsh environments. "

In 2008 he worked at the Central Laboratory of Bridges and Roads (LCPC) Pays de la Loire (France) in the Division of Instrumentation and Precision.

He is a member of two international scientific committees (IEEE-RAS TC on Intelligent Transport Systems and IFAC TC Transportation Systems).

He has published articles in international journals and presented his work at 23 international conferences in America, Asia and Europe.

He has participated in more than 20 research projects, including collaborations with public and private institutions in the Region of Murcia, Spain and Europe.

In 2007 he received the international prize for young researchers 'Jordi Viñas i Folch' for his contribution to navigation systems and geomatics.

Last year, the regional daily La Opinión honored him as 'Important 2008'.

Source: CARM

Valcárcel Institutional Solidarity wins the Association of Relatives of Alzheimer Region

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The president of the Community recalled the regional government's commitment to research on this disease through the creation of the Comprehensive Center for Research, Training and Healthcare

The president of the Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, today received the award institutional solidarity, in its first edition, gives the Association of Relatives of Patients with Alzheimer's in the Region of Murcia (Afamur).

Valcárcel, the award ceremony held in Murcia, welcomed the appointment and wanted to share, he said, "with all people working in this community by patients and their families from the Ministry of Health, to staff from different health centers and associations. "

Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease that represents the major cause of dementia, so that "we must work from institutions for research, training and ultimately improve the health of patients," said Valcarcel.

Currently, some 10,000 people have Alzheimer's or other dementias in the Region of Murcia, and according to studies by the ministries of Health and Social Policy, its incidence may be higher in the coming years.

In this sense, the regional president recalled that the Community together with Alzheimur Foundation maintains a major commitment to research and proof of this is the implementation of the Comprehensive Center for Research, Education and Healthcare, a pioneer in Spain.

Afamur also presented in this act the Solidarity Award Individual Murcia bullfighter Pepin Liria and Business Solidarity Award Cajamurcia President, Carlos Egea.

Source: CARM

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Domingo de Murcia] | On Sunday March 1, 11:30 am

to 14 h approx. |

On Sunday March 1, will be held in the Plaza de Sto.

Domingo de Murcia, on its outskirts, and from 11:30 h.

until approximately 14 h, an information booth Spanish Falange de las JONS, reported from this formation in a statement.

They add that "information leaflets will be distributed to our ideas and attitudes to the recent problems that affect society and our region, while stickers, calendars, and collected signatures for our candidates in European elections. It is possible to join" in situ "Spanish Falange de las JONS.

From Spanish Falange de las JONS encourage all citizens to stop by.

Source: FE-JONS Murcia