Archive for November, 2009

The delegate of the Government is monitoring the Regional Commission of the State Plan for Employment and Local Sustainability

Monday, November 30th, 2009

are part of the same the CROEM, UGT, CCOO, the Federation of Municipalities and the Federation of Neighborhood Associations

With the new fund is expected to create 8,000 jobs between 6000.

With the current fund has created 13,193 jobs, 51 percent more than initially planned

State Funds 2009 and 2010 represent an investment of more than 400 million euros in our community and will make clear the municipal government of Spain

This morning it has become the Government Office Regional Commission of the State Fund for Employment and Local Sustainability, panel referred to in the decree that regulates and seeks to understand the development of the Fund and its management.

The constituent meeting was chaired by the Government Delegate, Rafael Gonzalez Tovar, and attended the General Secretaries of business organizations and trade unions, CROEM, UGT and CCOO, and the Chairmen of the Federation of Municipalities and Federation of Neighborhood Associations.

González Tovar explained to the social and regional-level representatives of local councils and residents the main priorities and objectives of the State Fund for Employment and Local Sustainability, adopted on 23 October in the Council of Ministers, and frames the whole of government measures to boost economic recovery and job creation, and to harness the economic model towards a more sustainable pattern of environmental, social and economic.

This new investment by the Government of Spain, to be held throughout 2010, will make an extraordinary contribution to the municipalities in the region of 154,172,870 euros.

This amount represents a fair share per capita, according to the latest official census of January 1, 2008 – from 5,000 million euros to invest the Government of Spain, ie 108 euros per person.

The Government delegate explained that all the investments of the new State Fund 2010 and currently run from 2009 reached the amount in our Community of 400,561,241 euros.

"This is the biggest investment recorded by the municipalities in the region throughout its history in just two years demonstrating the clear will of President municipalist Zapatero, creating jobs while helping municipalities significantly in the difficult moments that are going through. "

"To generate employment, an obsession"

The Government delegate explained that the new fund incorporates several improvements over the current plan.

Thus, as regards employment, maintaining the requirement that new contracts are made to workers registered as unemployed with the news that will give priority to long-term unemployed.

"To generate employment last year was an important goal this year is an obsession," he said.

González Tovar has indicated that the Government's forecasts in the Murcia region formed between 6,000 and 8,000 jobs through the new fund, however, recalled that "with the current State Fund has been exceeded by 51 percent the number provided jobs, and so far have created 13,193 jobs, of which 4,483 are newly created, and 8710 of persons within the winning companies "

It has also indicated that "if the objective of the current fund was to act urgently to maintain employment in the sector most affected by the crisis, the construction, with the new Fund, 2010, the main objective remains to create employment, but now we set a new goal: the transformation of our production model to emerge stronger from this difficult situation. "

Types of projects

The activities funded will be those whose projects focus on improving access to networks and infrastructures of information technology and communication infrastructure and innovation and technological development, promotion and development of sustainable tourism, the momentum savings and energy efficiency and renewable energy use, sustainable urban mobility and strengthening of less polluting transport modes, the recovery and conservation of natural spaces, the construction or improvement of buildings and social facilities, health, education , cultural and sports, or improving the accessibility and removal of all barriers.

Details of the new Fund

The representative also explained that up to 20 percent of the new State Fund, which represents an amount of 30.8 M € in the whole region, you can devote to social expenditures incurred in the provision of social services competition municipal, mainly in education, social services and care for dependent people.

Another peculiarity of the new State Fund is that municipalities may use up to 20 percent of the amount of each project works on the resources of equipment in the buildings or facilities that are made from the Fund.

Furthermore, with respect to the Fund above, this increases the percentage of the initial payment for the commencement of work, lifting 70 to 85 percent, and the remaining 15 percent, rather than hasten the municipalities to receive the liquidation State, as now, banks could pass him.

This issue is currently under negotiation with the representatives of these entities.

Another novelty is that it may be financed from the Fund the costs incurred in project development and construction management.

It also can reuse the posters announcing the existing fund to which you just have to change the text with new information.

Councils in the region will have three months to the submission of projects, until 4 February, while from 1 January 2010 these will be awarded.

The delegate explained that all projects will be requested by municipalities through electronic means, using a software application in which the necessary information attached.

In addition, you can access a forum that will be solved frequently asked questions.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

Propose to reduce to 15 days holiday lighting

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The ecological association proposed to the municipalities in the region measures to save energy and money on Christmas lights, and warning that energy waste helps to accelerate climate change

Ecologists in Action have demanded an additional year, through a letter sent to all municipalities in the region, a change in policy of the municipal Christmas lights, which represents a significant expenditure of energy and continues to serve most marketers criteria environmental sustainability.

The environmental organization proposes, among other measures, the reduction to 15 days of Christmas lights.

And remember that the municipalities in the region continue to abuse their use.

He cites as examples the case of cities such as Murcia, which kept him on last year for 34 days or 25 days Lorca.

But they are not alone.

For Ecologists in Action Christmas lights abuse of power is a waste of public money and unjustified in the context of economic crisis and especially the environment.

A situation in which precisely the municipal government should be a reference for the public on responsible consumption, encouraging savings patterns.

And the politics of energy waste that traditionally takes place at Christmas time is in the opposite direction.

Along with the reduction of 15 days, the environmental group also claims limit to 4 the number of hours per day that is on, use wireless technology and LED lights for decorations or motifs installed, preclude the use of incandescent bulbs and reduce concurrency flashing lights ..

The environmental group says it is necessary to rationalize the use of Christmas lights because electricity is a clean resource.

More than 50% of the electricity they consume is produced by burning fossil fuels (which emit CO2 and contribute to climate change), and nearly 20% of nuclear plants.

Indicate in your letter, also belonging to the municipalities of Murcia, Lorca, Molina de Segura, Yecla, Totana, Jumilla, Cieza Archena and the Spanish Network of Cities for Climate forcing even further to their actions are consistent with a policy of sustainable development and fight for Kyoto Protocol compliance.

Finally, Ecologists in Action has reminded local authorities that the best gift you can give to its citizens is to rationalize public spending, reduce energy waste and not contribute it to climate change.

What well-generate-budget savings that would allow greater investment in social activities, cooperation and international solidarity and environmental protection.

Reinforcing those items that promote human rights against those who pose a simple ornament, economic waste and energy and cause pollution.

Source: Ecologistas en Acción

The Coastal Authority in Murcia invests 2.5 million euros in emergency works on beaches affected by heavy rains in September

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The works are carried out in the TM of Aguilas, Cartagena, Los Alcazares, San Javier and San Pedro del Pinatar.

In Lorca Mazarrón and works have been completed and there have been at beaches like El Mojon, Playa Negra, Playa del Alamillo, Town of Calnegre or Siscal, among others.

The head of the Coastal Authority in Murcia, Francisca Baraza, announced today that the Department of Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea, Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs (MARM), is investing 2,544,861.80 euros in emergency works on the beaches of the region affected by heavy rains that occurred last September in the Spanish Levant.

In this regard, he indicated that these heavy rains caused, in general, the appearance of ruts and potholes on the beaches due to sand drags located in the extension of existing access and the environment of the mouth.

These rains have had particular impact on the beaches of Punta Brava, Los Urrutias and grandchildren, as well as at the mouth of the Wadi El Albujón, in the municipality of Cartagena.

Also taking place out works on the beaches of Aguilas, Cartagena, Los Alcazares, San Javier and San Pedro del Pinatar.

This is beach cleanup, disposal, expansion and replacement of sand in the areas affected by their losses, general reshaping of beaches and damage to infrastructure repair.

The works have been completed in the towns of Mazarrón and Lorca.

In Mazarron emergency works were carried out on the beach of Cairn, which has proceeded to the recovery and reprofiling the beach and mouth of the Rambla del Valdelentisco within the maritime-terrestrial public domain.

Have also been carried out cleaning and reprofiling on the beach of La Raja, Playa Negra, Playa del Alamillo: Rihuete Beach, Puerto de Mazarron, Playa de la Ermita, Castellar, Percheles, Parazuelos, Bolnuevo and Sandy Bay.

It has also undertaken the repair of street of the board of The Seas, and pedestrian access to the beach perpendicular to the coast, as well as pedestrian 2-under at Pava.

In Lorca emergency works were carried out on the beach Calnegre with: recovery and general reshaping of the beach, cleaning the Rambla de Ramonete and cleaning and reprofiling of the mouth of it.

In the town of Punta de Calnegre proceeded to recovery and general beach reprofiling (step and tunnels formed by the lifts) and timely contribution of aggregates.

To this is added on the beaches of Puntas de Calnegre (Cala) Siscal and improvement works were carried out, cleaning and preserving them.

Baraza pointed out that these emergency works are in addition to performances and jobs than in Murcia Coastal Authority develops throughout the year on the beaches and off our coast within the Maintenance Programs, Conservation and Recovery Act and the Coast Sea of Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs, so that they are in the best conditions.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

The PP claims that the increase in water rates is "doomed to ruin agriculture in Murcia"

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The PP has the chairman of the Central Union Irrigation a motion of support to farmers after the disproportionate rise in the rate Water

José Gabriel Ruiz calls for support for other political parties, because "over partisan interests is to defend the interests of farmers"

Emphasizes the "firm and unshakable commitment" of the PP with the transfer of the Tagus

Sector Deputy Secretary of the Popular Party of the Region of Murcia, José Gabriel Ruiz, has said that the 74 percent increase in water rates of transfer of the Tagus has approved the National Government "means the doomed of agriculture in Murcia and the thousands of families who depend on it. "

José Gabriel Ruiz and Deputy Secretary for Elections and PP Training in the Region of Murcia, Teresa Moreno, have today held a meeting with President of the Central Union of Irrigation, José Manuel Claver, who have tabled a motion that the PP increased to the plenary sessions of the 45 municipalities of the Region and the Regional Assembly "to the serious situation facing the Murcia area."

As explained by the deputy secretary of the PP, the motion to submit the RFP contains the resolutions adopted by the Central Union of Irrigation.

It shows support for judicial review to raise the union and the regional government for the increase in water rates.

He also claims that "Zapatero's government return to a state water policy that avoids the confrontation between regions and recognize the structural deficit in the Segura basin transfers and the need to fix it."

In addition, José Gabriel Ruiz stressed that the PP demand "measures to support the agricultural sector" as the exemption of agricultural tax and the government "stop taxing the field through price increases water or electricity rates."

At this point, recalled that 14 percent of the population of the region are employed in the agricultural sector and our horticultural sector represents 20 percent of Spanish exports, while water consumption is only about 3.4 national assembly. "

So, has claimed the support of other political groups to this motion, because "above party interests must be the interests of farmers and the competitiveness of this important sector," said José Gabriel Ruiz.

FIRM COMMITMENT WITH THROUGH TAJO immovable

On the other hand, José Gabriel Ruiz has repeatedly pledged "firm and unshakable" People's Party with the transfer of the Tagus.

"The PP will not allow the establishment of water reserves expired or involving less water and less time to transfer."

The transfer of the Tagus is a right established by the irrigators who pay our strategic reserves of water are already established in the Basin Plan. "

Source: PP Región de Murcia

IU + Greens calls for the withdrawal of Spanish troops in Afghanistan

Monday, November 30th, 2009

+ United Left Greens tabled a motion in the Regional Assembly to the Governing Council to urge the central Executive to proceed with the gradual withdrawal of Spanish troops who are stationed in Afghanistan.

The spokesman for the coalition of leftists, José Antonio Pujante, said that 41 percent of the Spanish population supports the withdrawal of the quota and 19 percent to defend its decline, while only 3 percent support sending more troops .

"The repeated justification of their occupation under the guise 'The fight against terrorism', 'peacekeeping' or 'Recovery of democracy' is an excuse that hides under the control of energy resources and strategic area," he Booming insured.

It also stated that the NATO mission in Afghanistan "was the capture of Taliban leaders, the restoration of democracy in the country, improving the living conditions of the population in general and the situation of women ".

"However," continued, according to United Nations reports, the country is in a state of permanent war, remains one of the most corrupt countries in the world, their living conditions have improved and women remain invisible " .

Source: IURM

Youth increased the activities of the winter sports season

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The campaign aimed at young people between 16 and 30 years in the region this year offers snowboarding, downhill skiing, Nordic and cruise

The director of the Institute for Youth, Veronica Lopez, today the campaign 'Ski 2009-2010', which this year offers more than 15,000 places for young people in the Region of Murcia for learning and practicing winter sports.

Campaign activities, including snowboarding, skiing and for the first time this year, skiing and hiking, are offered jointly by the Institute of Youth of Murcia and Valencia, and has the support of the Federation Winter sports in the region.

The season starts Dec. 11 and will run until April 5, 2010.

The activities to be developed in different ski resorts in Spain, are aimed at young people between 16 and 30 years, but is extended to 14 years for associations, secondary schools and youth information centers.

Lopez said that "this campaign will increase the supply of entertainment, encourages the practice of winter sports and praise encourages the mobility of youth in the Region of Murcia."

As a novelty this season, has been included in sports programming in addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, practice and training for skiing and mountaineering.

In addition the Institute for Youth, through the 'SMS', raffle 4 courses for 2 people skiing and snowboarding.

Participation for young people who are discharged from the text messaging service of the Institute for Youth, SMS, and invite 5 friends to register in the program, all for free.

The work will be at the ski resorts of Sierra Nevada and Granada's Ragua; Vallnord, Astún and Grandvalira, Andorra and skiing and Port Espot Ainé in Lleida.

The ski and snowboard courses will take place during weekends and special weeks (Christmas, New Year, Easter and Passover and 'White Week').

Both rooms, as the courses include return travel by coach, accommodation according to the modality of choice and health care policy.

Last year over 400 young people from the Region participated in the ski season.

To register for any activity is necessary ID and the Youth Card, to get the discount on the course chosen.

The seat reservations can be made at the Tourist Young Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca.

Information on activities, accommodations and services Ski season 2009-2010 is available on the website of the Institute of Youth in the Region, www.mundojoven.org.

Source: CARM

ASAJA Murcia requested a meeting with the Prime Minister for a "Pact of State" for the field

Monday, November 30th, 2009

In the greatest crisis suffered by the agricultural and livestock sector in our country, ASAJA Murcia with two other agricultural organizations, COAG and UPA, Cooperative Agro-food and has requested a meeting with the Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, with achieve "a State Pact" to ease the situation for the field.

In this sense, the general secretary of ASAJA Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, said that "the meeting with the head of the Ministry of Environment is a step to prevent the dismantling of the camp, but still a long way to go to achieve revitalization the agricultural sector. "

After meeting with the Minister of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, the professional organization ASAJA Murcia land in collaboration with COAG and UPA, and Cooperative Agro-food chief has asked the Spanish Government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in a meeting that can get to sign "a pact of state" to alleviate the crisis in agriculture.

This Covenant of state should go in two directions, financial support and legislative reforms.

The representatives of agricultural organizations have stressed the minister, Elena Espinosa, on the need to involve other ministries.

In this vein, the general secretary of ASAJA Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, lamented that "the Ministry has not undertaken to articulate certain measures such as increasing VAT to farmers by 8.5% to 10%," but it's worth it the protest of the sector has allowed "to see the Government that their demands are not a fad, but urgent short-term measures, especially regarding funding."

The sector maintains its unity of action and participate in the 6 working groups to be formed soon to establish emergency measures.

In these tables is necessary to address an emergency plan to cope with the agonizing situation that thousands of farms going through at this time.

The first will take place on December 10 and it will address competition policy in a meeting with the participation of Spanish and EU authorities Competition.

Subsequently held a second day 16 on biofuels and energy and before year-end tax measures will be discussed.

In this first contact the minister Espinosa stressed that during the Spanish presidency in the first half of 2010 will defend the maintenance of the CAP beyond 2013 and the recognition of this sector as strategic.

In addition, from January 1, 2010 the oil sector will have a professional, who will be recognized rules in the future Law of Sustainable Economy, while in the General State Budget for 2010 amounts to offset VAT in agriculture and livestock, in response to a request from the sector.

Source: ASAJA Murcia

The Community expanded to 45 companies participating in the maintenance of the Network of Atmospheric Pollution Monitoring

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The Minister Antonio Cerdá highlights the advantage of this system "which avoids companies having to invest in our own equipment"

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, today signed a protocol by which new firms adhere to the collaboration agreement for the regional system maintenance and surveillance of air pollution.

Have signed a total of 45 companies, which in 2009-2011 will provide a total of 1,200,000 euros.

The legal rules provides that the holders of potentially polluting facilities in the atmosphere are required to perform checks on their emissions and, where appropriate, the air quality.

Therefore, Cerda said the advantage of this system "which avoids companies having to invest in its own equipment."

In the mid-nineties was first established cooperation agreements with the participation of eight major companies, later increased to 16 companies.

Cerdá described this type of agreement as "unique experience in Spain" and its objective is to manage the obligations of potentially polluting activities of the atmosphere in monitoring air quality through the public system introduced in the Region.

This allows to keep under control the technical and management data quality required by European directives on air quality, affecting the cost of network operation between the companies potentially polluting the atmosphere, under the principle of economic efficiency and technical efficiency.

This will avoid the proliferation of private monitoring stations would be "Cerda said," difficult to control the exploitation of data and generate greater investment and maintenance spending by businesses. "

Cerda also stressed that "the utility of air monitoring is technically easier to manage than other networks that have private stations, because they unify the operating criteria in the complexity of elements to consider in these systems, since the representative location areas to the requirements of precision, accuracy, validation of data and communications involving these continuous systems. "

Currently involved in the maintenance of that network monitoring all major industrial activities in the Region.

The companies said the adviser, agrees that this contribution system allows them to fulfill their obligations at a reasonable cost.

Monitoring Network

'Network Monitoring Regional Air Quality' is a technical architecture implemented in the Region in 1977.

It has since evolved into a modern technologically network.

Currently has ten monitoring stations, a background station and two mobile units.

To these are added the weather forecast modeling system that make the network an effective tool not only for compliance monitoring and reporting requirements on air quality, but as an element of control of industrial facilities that allows the performance in short intervals by the environmental authority, in cases of contamination.

The implementation of new systems for monitoring and prediction to the Regional Network for Monitoring Air Quality and its extension to the whole region, "concluded Cerdá-" will generate a better understanding of the status of air quality and will provide predictions to facilitate adoption by the regional government actions necessary to meet air quality objectives. "

Source: CARM

About a thousand people participated in the Volunteer State Congress that will open their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess of Asturias

Monday, November 30th, 2009

About a thousand people have registered to participate in the XII Congress of the Volunteer State, held in Murcia on 3 and 4 December opened by Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess of Asturias and the president of the Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel , whose program of events was presented today by the Minister for Social Policy, Women and Migration, Joaquín Bascuñana.

The meeting will be hosted in the Auditorium and Congress Center City and will feature 49 booths from institutions across the country, businesses and NGOs.

The inaugural conference run by the director general of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Folgado Jordi Ferrer, and will focus on 'The vision of volunteerism in the Global World. "

Following this intervention is held several round tables to discuss the role of government and good practice in volunteer management.

The second day of the Congress will begin with a conference entitled 'Volunteering in Europe', which will be hosted by the director of the European Volunteer Centre, Markus Held.

Then Secretary General intervene Fundación Ramón Areces, Juan González-Palomino, who will present a paper on 'Active citizenship and corporate liability. "

Subsequently, the roundtables will address issues related to citizen participation in voluntary movement, corporate volunteering and volunteering for the elderly.

On the other hand, the head of Social Policy took stock of what has been the Year of Volunteers in the region highlighting that since put up Bag Volunteers in Directorate of Immigration, and International Cooperation Volunteer, more than 300 people registered as new volunteers.

In addition, the Ministry has provided 1,967 volunteer identification cards and received a monthly average of 44,134 visits to the site 'yovoluntario.com'.

Also Bascuñana toured some of the activities that have taken place this year, emphasizing that it has worked with children in care by the Administration, people with disabilities and the elderly, always accompanied by volunteers from the Region of Murcia .

Moreover, the bus has traveled Volunteer all municipalities in the region, divided into three routes that have concluded with a visit to campus.

The bus has allowed all the information about the voluntary movement to the corners of the geography of Murcia.

Finally, the counselor wanted to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this Year of Volunteers in the Region of Murcia, and especially the actors and Pepa Ginés García Millán Aniorte, the painter Pedro Cano, doctors and Ripoll De Prado and Second group to have had his image to promote and encourage volunteerism in the region.

Source: CARM

Education promotes activities to celebrate Constitution Day at the centers of the Region

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The Ministry of Education, Training and Employment promotes the celebration of events commemorating the thirty-first anniversary of Constitution Day, in schools in the region through the organization of activities to disseminate and promote the values of the Constitution.

Activities will take place during school days prior to December 6 (on 3 or 4) and within school hours.

Among the activities that students develop in the making of posters, murals and drawings that reflect the symbols, territorial organization or rights under the Constitution.

They are also provided various educational games, contests and screenings of videos about the historical and political transition.

The centers also will invite prominent figures from political or local or regional administration to share with students the importance of the constitutional text.

In short, the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment encourages schools to develop educational activities to the school know the value of the Constitution as a vehicle of coexistence, respect and tolerance in a democratic society.

Source: CARM

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