Archive for November, 2010

"If Murcia were a state would be like Ireland"

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Citizen The Forum's report "The Other State of the Region Murcia reveals a" decaying and structurally corrupt "

The Citizen Forum of the Region of Murcia has criticized the government accounts of the region "are technically bankrupt."

Thus, stressed that if the region at this time, was a State "would be like Ireland, and if the president of the regional administration, Ramon Luis Valcarcel, would shame bullfighter would do the same as the President of the Republic of Ireland, ie, hold elections and get out. "Besides corruption does not occur in isolated cases but it is" structural, creating a low-quality democracy with a tail region in Europe, "said Manuel Tovar today, the Citizen's Forum during the presentation of the book The Other State of the Region.

The report by the Citizen Forum for the Region of Murcia where you delve into the situation of the region and in the development of it for the past 15 years shows that the model advocated by the Regional Administration has to the current crisis situation can be compared with Murcia Ireland.

As stated by Manuel Tovar, a member of the Forum, alongside the president of this organization, Patricio Hernandez, and two of the coauthors of the book Julia Martinez and Antonio Campillo, during the presentation of this report, the third that does this organization and who have worked 60 professionals and experts from universities, unions, NGOs and public administration, among others.

According to Tovar, the regional GDP has grown in recent years above the national average, as happened to Ireland with the European average, although per capita income, which is maintained at the same levels of 1995 and is down taxes, as in Ireland, was based in solid growth, as in Ireland, and is now appealing to borrowing, "with a bankrupt economy."

In this sense, Antonio Campillo said that the impact of the crisis has exposed the weaknesses of the regional development model, which has made "Murcia succumb to the crisis in a more brutal," and that "since 1995 in which the PP came to power, and to date, the per capita income remains at just over 80 percent of the national average, and all basic indicators are 3 percent below the national average. "

These data, stressed that the region of Murcia is Spain, where economic disparities are greatest, with an average salary one 14'27 per cent below average, with rates of time that passed from 34'7 per cent in 1988 to 41'1 per cent in 2007, with the highest poverty rates in the country static, 2.6 points above the national average and an unemployment rate of 40 percent of young people in 2010.

This, as noted by Campbell, is the fact that the rate of early dropouts in the region stood at 2009 in a 37'3 per cent, six points above the national average and that 49 percent of Murcia between 20 and 24 has no high school diploma.

It has also pointed out that the cultural level in the region is lower than the national average, which "adds the explicit will of the regional administration to maintain that rate, and Murcia is the only community in which they have fallen protected areas.

In this regard, Julia Martinez explained that "brick model has squandered the resources of the Region, since the expenditure of these resources has not been matched by increased per capita income, and commented that to have a sustainable economic development, the Murcia takes four times the resources generated by the Community.

"The regional government has capitalized the Community and now we are poor," said Martinez, who added that "this lack of commitment to the environment is also reflected in the budgets of 2011.

Forum Chairman, Patricio Hernández, said that despite these data, Murcia Executive defends the continuation of this model of development, promoting projects like The Gorguel, Paramount and Cabo Cope, who "bring more of God Himself ".

Hernandez has also criticized the "lack of transparency" of the administration, which "is reflected in the difficulty they have had the authors of this report to get data" and stated that "this lack of transparency means that the government can take autonomous discretionary decisions. "

The report also analyzes the continuity of the PP in the regional government for 15 years, what Hernandez said that in the region "is a government that has succeeded, not reason, installing in the consciousness of the public reading of reality, based on not ever take responsibility for problems that always blames the Government of the Nation, in hanging the medals of what goes well. "

He said that the Government could Murcia PP "to maintain this false reality" to create icons as hydraulic nationalism. "

On the future Patricio Hernandez has stated that "the horizon is dark in sight" and "out of the crisis will be slow since no political alternation."

Source: VMPress

The Citizen's Forum presents 'The Other State of the Region'

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

"The Region of Murcia has succumbed to the brutal impact of the global economic crisis. The Murcia have begun to wake up painfully from the chimera Brick"

In 2003, the Citizens' Forum published The other state in the region.

Report 2003.

It was a pioneering work, the first global study on the economic, social, cultural and political life of the Region of Murcia.

In any other Spanish region had made a study of these characteristics.

Throughout the fourteen chapters, analyzed rigorously and critically the main problems of the region and suggested specific proposals for addressing them.

It was a "white paper" that beyond the political and media propaganda, describing the true state of the Region of Murcia in the most diverse social fields.

It was prepared by a disinterested way more than fifty professionals, experts in each of the topics discussed and from the different sections of society: teaching, research, public administration, private business, trade unions and NGOs .

Citizen Forum wanted to ensure their most complete independence in the promotion of this initiative.

Therefore, the 2003 Report did not receive any external funding, neither public nor private.

The issue was covered entirely by voluntary contributions from members and the income from the sale of the book.

The book was very well received and became a reference work for many social organizations, unions and political.

Its success was such that the Citizens' Forum decided to develop the 2006 Report, the impact was even greater.

Today, both reports are available on the web:

Given the good reception of the two previous editions, this Report 2010 we have maintained the same work methodology, the same system flow, the same list of topics and the same list of collaborators, which have been incorporated into some other .

The novelty is that in almost all chapters have included the history of a particular case is a person or event, to illustrate her data and general arguments.

In addition, this Report 2010 have been able to count about sixty employees, although some have chosen not to sign or have done collectively.

The need for anonymity is "itself an indicator of the democratic deficit that has this region and the monopolistic nature of their political patronage and media, which many people can not express their views publicly for fear of be one way or another retaliation. "

"Another indicator of the democratic deficit of the government of the Region of Murcia is the lack of information transparency of many municipalities and most of the ministries of the autonomous government. This opacity information has affected the preparation of this Report 2010, the difficulty of access to documents and official data should be public knowledge. "

In the 2010 Report were taken on three different timescales.

First, focusing on the past four years (2007-2010), which is the period since the previous 2006 report whose central event is the global economic crisis began in 2007, a crisis whose impact is still stronger in Spain in other European Union countries, and stronger still in the Murcia region than in other Spanish regions.

It has been decided to analyze the structural weaknesses that explain the particular vulnerability of the region.

And they have taken into account two other longer time cycles: first, the period 1995-2010, ie, the fifteen year rule of the Partido Popular in the region and in most municipalities, on the other side the period 1982-2010, ie, twenty-eight years of existence of the Region of Murcia as one of the 17 Spanish, with a statute, an Assembly and a government of their own.

In fact, the impact of the global economic crisis has exposed the structural weaknesses of the Region of Murcia, some shortcomings from the Citizens' Forum have been reporting over the past ten years, especially in the 2003 Report and the Report 2006.

But regional and local governments would not pay any attention to our analysis and even disqualified as "antimurcianos" as pointing from the Forum.

"We have had to play the role of Cassandra, the woman who predicted the fall of Troy and all despised like a crazy."

"Well, the fall of Troy has already happened. The Region of Murcia has succumbed to the brutal impact of the global economic crisis. The Murcia have begun to wake up painfully from the chimera of brick, which were delivered with great enthusiasm and great blindness during the last decade. Suffice it to a single fact to recognize what our real situation: in 1995 the per capita income Murcia stood at 82.6% of the Spanish average, while in 2009 was 81.3%. In the last fifteen years, not only did we have approached the Spanish average, but we've moved away 1.3 points, maintaining a negative difference above 18 percentage points. This fact by itself only reveals the complete failure of the policy conducted by the Popular Party in the period 1995-2010. "

In this Report 2010, has sought to account for what actually happened, so that we do not make the same mistakes of the past.

"The tight junction between a political system increasingly monopolistic and a development model increasingly unsustainable in economic, social and environmental, has spawned the two most serious problems facing our region today: a hand, widespread political corruption, as the tip of the iceberg of a municipal political autonomy and a very poor quality of democracy, on the other hand, the very low human development indicators, which are positioning the Region of Murcia on the tail of the autonomous communities Spanish. These two main problems are the legacy bequeathed by the fifteen year rule of the Partido Popular, but also reveal structural deficiencies that the Region of Murcia has been dragging since its formal establishment as an autonomous community in 1982, and that will be corrected in the next few years if you want to reduce the persistent gap separating it from the latest Spanish and European regions. "

With this report hope that, as happened with the previous two, can serve as a working tool for political parties, trade unions, agricultural organizations and business associations and social platforms, finally, to all citizens , so that "together we can maintain a true democratic debate and to reach broad agreement on the new model of development we want for the Region of Murcia."

Source: Foro Ciudadano

The Government of Murcia works to return to the path of growth at top speed

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

government deputy spokesman, Miguel Angel Perez, respect freedom of expression of the Citizen Forum, although it regrets the lack of rigor and does not provide a single constructive proposal

The regional government deputy spokesman, Miguel Angel Perez, said today that the Executive Murcia "works every day to return the region to the path of economic growth to the maximum possible speed."

Perez, from the utmost respect for freedom of speech, lamented the "lack of rigor of the Civic Forum in its sensationalist and biased view of the region, which do not provide a single constructive proposal, thus proving that their sole objective is wear down the government, not help find solutions. "

He criticized that "can not be anchored in the position of all and not stubborn inaction against the projects and initiatives of the Government of Murcia, the result of ongoing dialogue with social partners."

Deputy Spokesman for the Executive, "the apocalyptic vision of the region described by the Citizens' Forum is pasted on his face with the simple fact that places the region of Murcia as one of the most prosperous and attractive regions in Europe, and between the least indebted in Spain, despite the central government which prevents us from accessing funding. "

He also noted that, according to the latest data from INE, the region is the eighth region with the highest average wage and that "all agree economic analysts predict, once again, an economic growth for 2011 over Murcia the national average.

"This government works for people and for attracting new investment, new projects to lead ultimately to bring to the region of the crisis that has condemned the lack of Zapatero, whose credibility is in tatters and that is a burden for all regions. "

Source: CARM

The Ministry ensures compliance with the agreement of co-financing of early retirement of teachers

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The general director of Human Resources, José María Ramírez, said today that the Region of Murcia paid in full co-finance its share in the processes of early retirement of teachers in the region.

In this regard, he recalled the contributions of the Autonomous payments for early retirement of civil servants are set in proportion to the contributions of the central government and that "this percentage is fixed, which means that does not change or has changed ever" .

The director also pointed out that perceptions of this type of retirement were included in the central government move to cut 5 percent of the salaries of officials, so obviously not only reduced the contributions of the central government but also proportionate share of the autonomous region.

Ramirez argues therefore that the reduction of pensions as a direct response to the state, not a unilateral decision by the Ministry of Education, which strongly rejects the accusation FETE-UGT and calls it "categorically false" .

The director also said he understands that "there should be pandering to the data to make electoral gains, or try to deceive and create unrest among citizens in a matter with which the regional government is as committed as is the integrated teachers in the region. "

Source: CARM

The Association of Real Estate in the Region of Murcia has opened this afternoon in the DIANA

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Association of Real Estate in the Region of Murcia has opened this afternoon in the day Diana 'Planning and the Environment in the Region of Murcia. "

The debate had the participation of Pedro García (ANSE), Pedro Martinez (Environmental Consultant C & C), Mariano de la Villa (Architect) and Juan Hernandez (APIRM).

The day has begun recalling the pillars of the concept 'sustainable', they say they need to consume as little as possible to generate the maximum number of resources.

"Once we assume that there are limits, we make assumptions.

Today is no longer worth the paper is patient.

More thought and less run ', says biologist Pedro Martínez.

Then, Pedro García (ANSE) has pointed out that the question to answer would be, in their opinion, if there is a tenable model for our region, but rather whether there is any model so far in the region.

"There's a rampant urbanization, which is reflected in the case and also Zerrichera Calblanque, which tried to do it.

There has been no management strategy, "explains Pedro Garcia.

'Now what should we do?

There are areas where we must act with urgency, and that part of developed land should be declassified, "he adds.

The following operation corresponded to Mariano de la Villa, who stood as the main axis of conflict, the legal uncertainty.

'The laws must be clear and stable, because two areas of the same authority may not issue conflicting reports, "said the architect.

'There are laws or understood, as there are actions that make sense as a point and yet have become the norm, as the conventions, "he added.

'From APIRM are very pleased with the result, and hopefully the beginning of a long way because we learn from each other, "he concludes Juan Hernandez.

'No one can understand what is not known. "

The next day, 'The Future of Planning in the Region of Murcia', will take place on Thursday at 17:00 hours with the presence of Antonio Navarro, Director General of Planning and Housing, Joaquín Segado, Councillor for Planning and Sustainable Development Cartagena Town Hall, Teresa Rosique, Regional Representative PSRM-PSOE, Antonio Garcia, Dean of the College of Architects and Juan Hernandez, President of the Association of Real Estate.

Source: Agencias

The Minister of Health attended the inauguration of new health professionals Murciano Health Service

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Text caption 1: The Minister of Health, María Ángeles Palacios (c) during the inauguration ceremony of new health professionals Murciano Health Service (SMS) SMS together with the manager, Jose Antonio Alarcón (2i ), the general director of Human Resources, SMS, Pablo Alarcón (1i) and the managing director of the Health Area 7 Murcia-East, José María Cerezo (1d).

2 professionals have taken possession of Admission and Clinical Documentation, 16, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, 11, 13 of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 16 Internal Medicine, 1 Clinical Neurophysiology, 5-Estamatología Otodontología of primary care teams and 10 Physiotherapy.

A total of 74 new additions to SMS.

Source: CARM

'Superheroes also use a condom'

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

December 1, World HIV

Neither superhero powers can fight this disease.

So of course you remember the brand of condoms on a day that is remembered that there are 33.3 million people with HIV in the world according to UNAIDS report.

Once again, Control hits the streets to raise awareness of the need for condom use to all those who have sex, and does so in a very original: best known superheroes walk the streets of Madrid to distribute thousands of condoms

The most chilling fact reflects that 26.9% of HIV patients in Spanish hospitals who have sex, admit to not having used a condom at last, as the Hospital Survey of HIV patients on the National Plan AIDS 2010.

The condom is the 'only' barrier method that prevents the spread of diseases transmitted during sexual intercourse.

Madrid, November 30, 2010 .- Control hits the streets to remind citizens that neither superhero powers can prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), if not making proper use of condoms in sex.

Thus, control is directed to citizens once again, an original and creative way through the best superhero, who, showing its most heroic and supernatural conditions, show that even they are free of HIV infection no not using condoms during sexual intercourse.

The center of Madrid has become a real scenario in which the most admired superheroes have walked the streets of the capital handing out thousands of condoms and advocating its use in sex, letting them know that this' virus' is superior to its' powers' and only can afford it thanks to the condom.

On the World Day of HIV, condom company shows that the condom is the only way barrier to prevent the transmission of these diseases.

Thus, through this initiative, reminds citizens that the spread of HIV through sexual transmission can be stopped by the condom, because no matter how strong or secure the establishment, be it sexual status, can help without putting half as safe and effective as condoms.

During an international day such as HIV, called particular attention to the latest figures provided by the UNAIDS report put with 33.3 million the number of people affected by this disease worldwide.

More alarming is the information coming from the Hospital Survey of HIV patients with the National AIDS Plan 2010, which reflects that 26% of patients treated in hospitals for HIV, say they have made use of condom at last sex.

'From Control, the situation was extremely worrying.

We manufacture the only method that can prevent HIV in sexual relationships and we are very proud of it.

But our responsibility goes beyond, and that is why through activities like this, try to remember the need to be aware of the risks that exist and ways to avoid them there, "says Susana Sanchez, Director of Marketing Control Spain .

About Control:

Control, a leading brand of condoms in the pharmacy channel already has over 30 years experience and is present in over 20 countries.

The presence of control is stronger in Mediterranean countries, with Spain, Portugal, Italy and Turkey among the countries with more weight but also present in other countries such as Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

Control factory that caters to all countries is installed in Madrid and employs highly qualified specialists in the production and development of such products.

The condom is a contraceptive method cheap, comfortable, reliable and secure, with regard to protection of sexually transmitted diseases, as borne out by the 6 million Spanish consumers.

Source: Agencias

The national winners of the Copa Jerez bring their menu to CST

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Tourism Qualification Center today hosted the Day of Chambers' Marriage with Sherry, directed to sommeliers, room leaders, stewards and cooks in the Region of Murcia, and in which Cayetano Juan Luis Garcia and Gomez, room leaders Kitchen and Restaurant Casablanca de Murcia, presented the menu that won the national phase of the IV Copa de Jerez.

This is an international culinary competition pairing of Sherry and Manzanilla, which since 2005 has been held every two years and eight restaurants participating countries correspond with major consumer markets for these wines (Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, USA, Holland, Japan and the United Kingdom).

The menu consists of a first course consisting of oyster grilled marinated, paired with La Bota de Amontillado n º 9 Navazos of Bodega Sánchez Ayala, second, shoulder of lamb glaze on a cream of roasted almonds, served with Oloroso Dulce 1842 Solera Bodegas VOS Valdespino, and for dessert, ice and rocks peppermeint cocoa and coffee on clotted cream of dates with Bodegas Pedro Ximénez VOS Tradition.

In early 2011, held in Jerez international final of this competition in which chefs from Murcia will be responsible for representing Spain.

Source: CARM

IURM claim that HIV / AIDS "continues to have a high social cost"

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

IU in the Region of Murcia (IURM) has reported today that HIV / AIDS "continues to have a high social cost" and that the affected people "suffer stigmatization and marginalization still present in our society," and has therefore urged the Murcia Executive to promote prevention and awareness campaigns.

Victoria Rodriguez, a member of the Presidency of IURM, has indicated that due to this "marginalization" is the "fear" of many people to undergo an early diagnosis, which may lead to new infections, and follow the established treatment, thus reducing the effectiveness.

Rodriguez has also insisted on the existence of "inequality" between developed and underdeveloped countries that "forces" to the former, which have major advances in prevention and treatment of the virus to "have a share of responsibility" with the latter, the time that has criticized the work of pharmaceutical industries in this area.

It requested the Autonomous Community to devote more resources to HIV / AIDS, especially among young people through workshops of "safe sex" in schools and colleges, and develop campaigns to avoid the "stigma" of people affected by this virus.

"While science is moving very fast to achieve a higher quality of life, society continues to marginalize people with HIV / AIDS," concluded Rodríguez.

Source: IURM

The Community brings together 20 business incubators in the region on a platform of cooperation to promote the creation of SMEs

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Nursery Regional Network brings together under the Plan undertake the effort of all schools and provide all the services you need any entrepreneur to implement its initiative

The platform allows you to duplicate the efforts served to increase by 35 percent of new companies will emerge to support the plan and 30 percent lower mortality before the third year of life

The Minister of Universities and Research Company, Salvador Marín, today introduced the Regional Network of Nurseries and Entrepreneurship Support Centers, which combines the 20 incubators in the region of Murcia on a platform of cooperation to promote the creation of SMEs.

The services offered by this new infrastructure, which is part of planning to take, joined forces to respond jointly to the needs of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies to build and strengthen their entrepreneurial initiative with guaranteed success.

The initiative is based on the development of common procedures for action, to avoid duplication and enhance synergy and complementarity of resources.

The unification of services and procedures on the same platform will double the number of initiatives we undertake addressed within the Plan, which will happen in two years, 1,500 projects to meet entrepreneurs to serve 3,000.

It also will increase by 35 percent the number of new companies created from the Plan, from 400 annually to 550, and lower their mortality rate companies in their first three years, the most critical, in 30 percent.

In addition, the implementation of this project will foster the creation of at least 1,500 direct jobs in the region from higher start-ups.

The platform brings together the 20 incubators in operation or under construction in the region, of which seven were managed by municipalities, seven by the Ministry of Social Policy, Women and Migration, four chambers of commerce and two Development Institute (Info), the latter innovative incubators and technology base.

They work to foster an entrepreneurial culture in society as a catalyst for growth in the Region of Murcia.

Nurseries or incubators are facilities for temporary accommodation and support for new businesses, which are physically installed for a maximum of three years, teams of entrepreneurs with innovative business projects, receiving personalized attention and technical assistance during the first years of operation business.

Support services to entrepreneurs and

Regional Network Nursery jointly manage the promotion, advisory activities, the provision of services and the necessary actions to make improvements that result in the competitiveness of the productive sector.

This is being done to develop a common catalog of support services for all entrepreneurs can access the same services regardless of the center at that address, thus ensuring increased corporate initiatives that reach their target.

Among the services we provide include those dedicated to the creation and consolidation of companies, from legal support to administrative processing, nursery accommodation, the search for funding, supporting innovation and opening international markets, consulting or coaching service.

This platform will also support the development of the business idea through exchanges of ideas, training, analysis of the feasibility of the idea, finding opportunities for business and market research.

Also, the nursery will benefit the development of business projects by allowing the business plan, financing, grants and aids and strategies for protecting industrial and intellectual property.

Source: CARM. Fotos: