Archive for March, 2009

All the roads that make up the Autonomous Community Network are open to traffic and free of obstacles

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Director General of Highways confirmed that current traffic conditions on regional routes are appropriate, despite temporary rain there has been

All the roads that make up the network of the Autonomous Region of Murcia are open to traffic and free of obstacles, so road conditions are adequate, despite a rainstorm that was recorded at Over the past few days in the region, confirmed this afternoon the director general of Roads of the Ministry of Public Works and Planning, Jose Guijarro.

Guijarro recalled that the Conservation Brigades Highways still on alert for any incident that could be registered in the regional network, ensuring the safety of drivers and the proper maintenance of roads.

The CEO reiterated that currently, all avenues of the National Road Network of the Autonomous Region of Murcia are in good condition and open to traffic, and recommended extreme caution to drivers who will take the car the next few hours.

Source: CARM

Cerdá defends solidarity with the Spanish Castilla-La Mancha and calls for reciprocity to ensure water to areas of the southeast

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The Minister of Agriculture and Water said, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Tajo-Segura, which works like this "make sense of the state"

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, today defended the solidarity of the Spanish Castilla-La Mancha in relation to the intervention by the central government of Castilla-La Mancha, and requested "the same solidarity to ensure water to areas of the southeast.

The owner of Agriculture and Water, asked about this issue after presenting the results of fisheries and aquaculture sector in the region, said that "now we will have the opportunity to show our solidarity, because we ask everyone to contribute with our taxes to solve this problem. "

Murcia Councilor contrasted EUR 8,000 million referred to in the "Plan E" of the socialist government for investments in municipalities, with "the 9,000 million the state allocated to this case only to resolve the issue of guarantees."

Cerdá hoped that "this gesture of the Spanish an example to the President Castilian manchego, instead of engaging in well managed and solve community problems, the population has tangled with the issue of water in emotive."

Murcia Councilor expressed his solidarity with Castilla-La Mancha, saying "if irregularities are detected and punished.

We must solve the problem for savers, as they have no guilt of having had a few bad managers, "reiterated the adviser, who said that" this is the same solidarity that we have always been demanding. "

30 years of Tajo-Segura

Asked about the anniversary of the Tajo-Segura, Cerda said that "it is important to recognize that the 30 to force the Tajo-Segura have been 30 years of wealth not only for Murcia, but also to Spain."

He added that "the Tajo-Segura is an act of solidarity and cohesion structure of a State" because, he said, "was a project approved by governments of different signs and all agreed on the need to carry out as best solution to water shortages in parts of the country. "

Remarked that "the transfer is a work that has worked well, water is the source of 147,000 hectares, is keeping more than 70,000 families and creates wealth."

Cerda also recalled that "in Murcia there is a before and after the Tajo-Segura."

"Nobody gave us anything," added the director of Murcia, who recalled that in these three decades of operation of the aqueduct, Murcia irrigators have paid over 220 million euros for the construction of water infrastructure.

The Minister of Agriculture and Water explained that "works as the transfer of the Tagus make sense of the states, because comprises a resource as fundamental as water, bringing the surplus of one area to another in short supply."

Antonio Cerda said that "this transfer came about because in the Region of Murcia needed water, and today is still missing."

Therefore, he added, "what the Government has to do is get water to where it is needed, not only from the Tagus, but also from other points, because in Spain on water, what happens is that it is unevenly distributed" .

Source: CARM

ASAJA Murcia described as "disastrous" for the interests of the region possible agreement on export quotas between the EU and Israel

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

As has been noted by the secretary general of ASAJA Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, citrus and pepper would be the regional products would be most affected by the approval of this agreement, more openness than the previous

Murcia ASAJA asked the central government to take action on the matter and urge the EU to stop this deal.

Otherwise, the agricultural sector in our country would be severely damaged it was impossible to compete on equal terms with products from Israel.

The general secretary of agrarian organization ASAJA Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, expressed his "concern" at the prospect of a new agreement on export quotas from the European Union (EU) and Israel as well as the fact that this is more openness than before.

Murcia ASAJA holder has not hesitated to describe as "disastrous" this potential agreement, whose purpose is simply to increase trade between the EU and Israel, both for agricultural products to processed or fishing.

"This agreement will seriously undermine regional agricultural sector, especially in regard to tariffs and export schedules.

Occur, the products of the Region of Murcia have to compete on unequal terms with productions from Israel ", has warned Gálvez Caravaca.

By sector, citrus, fruits and vegetables would be most affected.

Specifically, as pointed Gálvez Caravaca, citrus would be seriously harmed, because "there is a big difference to the costs of production in other countries."

Moreover, "Over the past months have witnessed ongoing violations in terms of price and quota", which further hinders the delicate situation in the sector.

This Agreement constitutes, according to the general secretary of ASAJA Murcia, a "great threat" to the interests of the region.

"We can not forget that Israel is, after Morocco, the country most horticultural products exported to the EU and only introduced last year more than 300,000 tons of fruits and vegetables in European markets."

Moreover, "Israel is a giant bell pepper, this being their main weapon horticultural trade.

It is clear that closing this agreement, the regional sector positions lost pepper trade in European markets, "said Gálvez Caracava.

For these reasons, Murcia ASAJA requires the government headed by Rodríguez Zapatero to take action on the matter and urge the EU to stop the measure, which is a clear disadvantage for Spanish agriculture and the interests of farmers.

"These initiatives aperturistas can not be taken lightly and without considering the serious consequences that could have for the industry," he pointed ASAJA holder Murcia

Also, the leader of Murcia ASAJA said "we can not forget, especially in these times of economic crisis, that agriculture is a strategic sector.

Therefore, it is an obligation and a responsibility of central government to defend it with all your strength. "

The organization does not rule out land to prepare a schedule of demonstrations if it is finally closed an agreement with Israel under conditions which are raised today.

Source: ASAJA Murcia

Twenty families ready to welcome children supervised by the Community

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Currently there are 57 children in special situations 50 hosted by families in the region

Twenty families have participated during this month in the Training Program for Family Friendly, organized by the Directorate General of Family and Children, and this afternoon has closed the Minister for Social Policy, Women and Migration, Joaquín Bascuñana.

This course is intended to provide an alternative social integration of children who are wards in juvenile facilities dependent region.

Currently, 57 children in special situations are accommodated in 50 families, who earn between 180 and 720 euros per month, depending on the characteristics of children.

Also, another 19 are included in the Special Foster Care Program, which distinguishes two profiles.

Some children belong to the group for which, by their personal characteristics (disability, age, behavior) or their family situation (anticipation of continued detention) is considered most appropriate family integration attention on a residence, and that would require placement of a temporary or permanent pre-adoptive nonprofit.

And another group would be composed of children, which alternative is pre-adoptive foster care, but either because of their age, disability, health status, siblings, and behavioral adjustment problems, are not among the applicants suitable families to welcome.

This group would require a permanent placement opportunities to diversify in pre-adoptive placement purposes.

In addition, these children have some characteristics, like having a close to the 8-12 age or older, be different from the majority ethnic groups, chronic diseases and / or a disability, be delayed school or behavioral problems adaptation and associated emotional problems.

They also have serious family situations that hinder their return without losing emotional ties with their biological families, are under preparation alternative teenagers for emancipation, they need a referral and emotional support.

And, likewise, have been institutionalized or have a long perspective and ages it difficult, if not prevent, an adoption.

As for the type of family that can be cozy, any household can claim, provided a nurturing environment offers the child who is willing to train and prepare for participation in the program.

Not established a family-type, while the common denominator is that it should have minimal socio-economic conditions, emotional capacity and willingness to train and prepare for it.

Those interested in fostering can contact the municipal social service center nearest your home or to Child Protective Services, located on the street Nelva, Torres Blue, Murcia, where they were informed of the procedure.

Currently, there are 266 children in care at different centers depending on the region.

Source: CARM

Bro-Murcia: "The lesbian victim of violence by their partner only has the criminal code for his defense what about the comprehensive law against gender violence?"

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Dude-Murcia asked Inmaculada Montalbán, vocal CGPJ on the Comprehensive Law against Gender Violence and violence in lesbian couples girls

Note from colleague MURCIA:

The member of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) and president of the Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence, Inmaculada Montalbán, offered today in a conference on "Gender Violence and Spanish Constitution" at the Faculty of Law University of Murcia.

Montalban had the opportunity to show the development and evolution that has been the Comprehensive Law against Gender Violence and its relationship with the Spanish Constitution, showing the importance that the standard is for each and all citizens and / os in the Spanish territory and the progress that has meant the achievement of equality between women and men.

He also noted the last sentence of the TC that guarantees full re constitutionality of the Comprehensive Law against Gender Violence, the rule includes preventive measures, information, care, labor rights and protection to women victims of gender violence.

However, he emphasized the preventive work is yet to be developed, taking as a preferred means to make education at school, because the law does not guarantee equality between women and men.

For its part, Johan Girón Rizo, President of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Murcia "COLLEAGUE" MURCIA "took the opportunity to be challenged by the reality of hundreds of lesbian women who are victims of violence by partners: Can we talk about domestic violence when the abuser is the woman?

What does the Comprehensive Law against Gender Violence for sexual minorities, specifically for lesbian relationships?

On these questions, Montalban, first, said that these issues are relevant to the government, as the Integral Act responds only to a specific case: the wife or similar women historically and traditionally devalued by patriarchal social patterns.

Thus, the lesbian woman victim of violence by an intimate partner would only have the Penal Code for his defense.

MURCIA colleague pointed out the double discrimination of being female and lesbian and urged those responsible for judicial and educational institutions to reopen the academic debate on political and social issues.

From COLLEAGUE-MURCIA undertake various measures to make visible the reality of lesbian and create processes that ensure full and real equality between women and men without any discrimination.

Montalban's conference was organized by the Royal Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence of Murcia and the faculties of Law and Education at the University.

Source: Colega-Murcia

Ruiz Abellán answers PP senators ask questions that are on the website of the ministry

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The PSRM senator and mayor of Jumilla, Francisco Abellán, explained that "the roles of senators are different if your party is in Government or the Opposition "

"If it comes to writing poetry, we can write all ten thousand questions or more," said Francisco Abellán in response to statements by Juan Carlos Ruiz, who had claimed that the PP Murcia senators have many more initiatives in the Senate that the PSRM.

Abellán explained that PSRM senators and make a role of PP Murcia another, be they in opposition.

"Sometimes the initiatives presented are so obvious issues that we, and everyone entering the websites of ministries or read the press releases of the delegations of the Government, knows."

"We are being speakers of initiatives, motions or laws applicable to us, because it is our party that governs, and that they do not," he added.

Socialist Senator called it "childish" the political position of the PP in the region because they "believe that politics is like a school where he taught a kindergarten class."

In his opinion, "people already have the maturity to know that what Ruiz says is nonsense."

Employment Initiatives

Regarding Ruiz claims that the work of the senators of Murcia PP is based on employment and social policies, Abellán showed that "in the Senate do not enter employment initiatives, because the employment policy is transferred to regions.

And they who are the majority in the Senate as a group and may combine strategies are unable to consolidate these strategies to provide ideas to the autonomous communities. "

Therefore Ruiz criticized "attempts to deceive the public", while what the senators would have to be "no passing the buck, because of unemployment in the Murcia Region is responsible for the growth model led by the Government of Valcárcel.

At this point, Francisco Abellán, demanded, as Mayor of Jumilla, the convening of the meeting after the Employment Account Altiplano, which was to have met a month ago.

Position before the Tajo-Segura

On the other hand, Francisco Abellán stressed that "no parliamentary Murcia or the Levant, or Almeria and citizenship in the region already knows, going to vote anything other than the shield against the Tajo-Segura and the strategic reserve intended flow Castilla-La Mancha. "

Source: PSRM-PSOE

Members of the Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works continue the work of inspection of the slopes of Puerto de la Cadena

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

For safety in the area continue to cut one of the three lanes of the A-30 between mile markers 152 +900 and 153 +100 with additional protection through concrete barrier at 200 meters

Demarcation of State Highway in Murcia has been reported to date, and probably throughout the week, continue the inspection work in the slopes of Puerto de la Cadena by the Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX) .

Although in the past 13 years there have been landslides in Puerto de la Cadena who have passed the walls, due to recent and persistent rainfall has produced a thin wash on slopes that are being evaluated in detail.

Inspection work covered all the mountainous section in order to try to proactively identify areas likely to cause landslides.

To the extent permitted by soil moisture, have also begun work to heal in those places where loose stones are detected.

At the moment there have been identified important gauge rocks likely to cause landslides, although it remains a precautionary measure to cut one of the three lanes of the port in the chain between the km 152 +900 and 153 +100 as well as additional protection through concrete barrier type New Jersey's 200 meters.

Of the conclusions offered by the Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX) will be offered appropriate information as soon as possible.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

Consumption update professional knowledge of the Public Administration regarding the new products

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The general director of Citizen Services, Addictions and Consumption, Juan Manuel Ruiz, opened today at the Centro Cultural Las Claras, the course "Protecting consumers to new products, services and terms of sale ', aimed at professionals Consumption local administrations, regional and state levels.

Ruiz explained that the aim of the course is to "keep practitioners informed about issues consumption, for their work, they try every day," adding that "this is a newspaper recycling that are updated constantly."

The course of 20 hours, and organized by the Directorate General of Citizen Services, Addictions and Consumption in collaboration with the National Consumer Institute, Ministry of Health, begins today and will continue on 2 and 3 April.

Along the same, will address a broad range of topics including specific legislation for Consumer Affairs, responsible consumption by the public, handling complaints, consumer rights, telecommunications, energy sector liberalization and renewable energy inspections.

This course also pay particular attention to the phone industry, one of the most requested by users.

To this end, the symposium will be attended by Miguel Udaondo, Director of Relations with the Administration of Vodafone Spain.

Source: CARM

The National Institute for Agricultural Research in Murcia address the sector's contribution to reducing greenhouse gases

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The Coordinating Committee for Agricultural Research INIA will meet tomorrow at the headquarters of the Instituto Murciano Agricultural and Food Research

The Coordinating Committee for Agricultural Research National Institute of Agrarian Research (INIA) will meet tomorrow in Murcia, at 10:30 pm in the headquarters of the Instituto Murciano Research and Agricultural Development and Food (IMIDA) (Santa Catalina Highway, sericulture station, La Alberca), with the assistance of representatives of research organizations from all regions.

Among the subjects discussed will be the actions supporting research to foster agricultural sector's contribution to reducing greenhouse gases, sinks agroforestry, supporting the acquisition of knowledge about interactions between wildlife and livestock, calls for 2008.

It will address the calls for 2009, as the sub-critical research projects oriented agricultural technologies and resources in coordination with the autonomous communities and the scientific and technical infrastructure.

Also discussed issues related to the Law on Science and International Relations.

Ever since the transfer of research competencies to the autonomous communities in 1984, the Coordinating Committee of the INIA cited a four meetings held annually, to coordinate the various research projects on Agricultural Resources and Technologies (RTA) in collaboration with agencies regional.

Visits

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water will take the time in Murcia of the representatives of the INIA and the regions to show the current status of the investigations carried out IMIDA on table grapes, stone fruit, citrus and vegetables and work on biotechnology and crop protection that underlie Clean Agriculture initiatives.

Also, the Wednesday afternoon visit in the town of Abarán, an experimental farm where the program takes place on table grapes, and on Thursday morning visit a horticultural cooperative in Campo de Cartagena and the experimental farm 'El Mirador'.

Source: CARM

The fisheries and aquaculture sector in the region received over ten million euros in aid, training and promotion

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The Minister of Agriculture and Water has memory of last year's results, for 2008

More than 800 people are directly employed in fishing and aquaculture in the Region of Murcia, which generate an economic value in excess of 70 million euros annually

Fisheries and aquaculture in the Region of Murcia has received more than ten million euros in aid for the development, training and promotion of the quality of fish coming from the coast of Murcia, explained today the Minister of Agriculture and Water Antonio Cerda.

The owner of Agriculture presented the annual report of fisheries and aquaculture Fisheries Service performs the Ministry, which includes the results of the regional sector last year, for 2008.

Murcia counselor explained that "more than 800 people are directly employed in fishing and aquaculture", creating "an economic value in excess of 70 million euros," he said.

The owner of Agriculture said the "financial stress" by the Ministry to "support tech sector, which has allowed, he said," a modernization and structural adjustment in fisheries, aquaculture and processing. "

He stressed that "Murcia is the first community to pay de minimis aid to offset fuel prices" for a value of 523,000 euros.

In the last year gave more than 260,000 euros in aid for temporary cessation of the fleet to ensure the viability of the fishery resource.

It also handled more than nine million euros within the program's operating European Fisheries Fund (EFF) and carried out various measures in the context of various specific agreements with the industry, such as the removal of solid waste monitoring network of Posidonia fields, and the effect of the Marine Reserve Cabo de Palos-Islas Hormigas.

Production and marketing

The Murcia region traditionally leads aquaculture production in the nation overall, with a total of 9.5 million kilos of which 5.8 are for gold, 2.2 to bluefin tuna, 1.5 to bass, and 100,000 kilos of sea bass, "a species that is opening in aquaculture production market," said Cerda.

These data have increased by 23 percent over the previous year, and has been a market value of EUR 60 million at first sale.

In relation to capture fisheries, Cerda said that "there has been a good year for the regional purse seine fleet."

Thus, the landed and found in the various auctions and trap during the past year "halved", with an output of three million kilos, mainly due to declining catches of sardines and anchovies.

However, he added, "its market value has remained more than 11 million euros."

Murcia counselor explained that despite this decline, the catch increased from the previous year in the lagoon of Mar Menor, which shows, said, "the greatest indicator of water quality of the salt lake."

More than 600 inspections

The owner of Agriculture census indicated that the fleet in the region was recorded in 236 boats and 581 professionals directly linked to fisheries, while aquaculture sector employed 308 workers in the various companies that control 12 aquaculture facilities a nursery for fry production at sea.

He further stressed that "for every direct job in the industry produce five indirect."

In relation to inspections in fisheries and aquaculture, the Minister stressed that these are Murcia implemented by the Directorate General of Livestock and Fisheries, who made 626 in 2008 – and the Guardia Civil.

It also opened 426 disciplinary proceedings, of which 72 relate to marketing, 10 to 344 to commercial fishing and recreational fishing underwater and surface.

Source: CARM

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