Archive for December, 2010

38 migrants intercepted trying to enter Spain irregularly

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The presence of the boats was detected in some cases by the SIVE and another by the Customs Surveillance

One of them was more than 111 kilometers from the coast when their presence felt

A total of 38 of Algerian immigrants attempting to enter illegally in Spain, traveled far from their country aboard three boats have been intercepted during the day and operating results of many other established after detection of the presence of those vessels.

In the first of the boats were traveling 14 people, all men, and in apparent good health, four of whom claimed to be minors.

The operation which led to the interception was launched early today when the Integrated External Surveillance (SIVE) detected the presence of a sailing boat 14 miles off the coast (about 26 miles) and was headed towards Calblanque area.

He immediately established by the Guardia Civil a device forming part of Public Safety patrols, cynological service and a helicopter, and that resulted in the location in the Cala Dèntol, of the 14 immigrants who traveled to board of that small boat, which was found without an engine.

The second small boat was spotted just before noon, when he sailed to 60 miles (111 kilometers) south of Cabo de Palos and in the direction of Spain, by Customs Enforcement, which reported the incident to Marine Rescue.

To meet this patera left the boat "Calliope Guardamar, Cartagena Maritime Rescue, which it intercepted 43 miles (about 80 miles) off the coast of Murcia, proceeding to rescue 13 people – all men, older old and in apparent good health – who were in it, and proceeded to transfer to the port of Cartagena, where they arrived at 17'50 hours with the dinghy in which they were, which had no motor, apparently for having lost in the journey.

Finally, at 16:30 hours the Guardia Civil detected, 20 miles (37 kilometers) off the coast of Murcia, a third small boat, which was intercepted forty minutes later the patrol "Rio Cervantes' Service Maritime said body.

On board were 11 people, all male adults and in apparent good health, which were transferred to the Civil Guard vessel, which led to the port of Cartagena, where they arrived at 19.00 hours.

Immigrants intercepted were treated by the Red Cross and made available to the National Police for verification of the alleged minority of some and the statement of the relevant files back to their country.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

Intercepted 14 migrants trying to enter illegally in Spain

Friday, December 31st, 2010

were identified by the Civil Guard after the SIVE detect the presence of the small boat they were riding

The Civil Guard has intercepted this morning at 14 occupants of a boat while trying to enter illegally in Spain.

Immigrants are male and are in apparent good health.

The operation which led to the interception was launched early today when the Integrated External Surveillance (SIVE) detected the presence of a sailing boat 14 miles off the coast (about 26 miles) and was headed towards Calblanque area.

He immediately established by the Guardia Civil a device that formed Public Safety patrols the cynological and a helicopter service and the location resulted in the Cala Dèntol, of the 14 immigrants who traveled on board the above patera.

Immigrants intercepted will be made available to the National Police for the investigation of the relevant files back to their country.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

The Department of Health reminded the public that the January 2 are effective the new measures against smoking

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Director General of Public Health states that "the policy prohibits smoking in all enclosed public spaces and not allow the clearance cubicles "

In the region, according to recent data from the European Health Survey, 39.3 percent of men are smokers, and 23.9 percent of women

The Ministry of Health notes that starting next January 2 new measures come into force amending Law 28/2005 of 26 December, on the smoking and regulating the sale, supply, Consumption and advertising of snuff products.

The director general of Health, Francisco Garcia, said today about the rule has been amended to "protect" nonsmokers from second-hand smoke snuff and, in particular, workers in the hospitality sector, catering and minors.

It also noted that "the regional government has always promoted non smoking as from the beginning we advocate a more restrictive law."

In the region, according to recent data collected at the European Health Survey, 39.3 percent of men and 23.9 percent of women are smokers, compared to 35.3 and 24.59 of the national average.

In addition, Garcia said, "this study shows that 16.1 percent of the population is exposed Murcia snuff smoke."

According to the director general, law enforcement, "far from creating a negative impact on the hospitality industry, will be very positive and that smoking, as suggested from the World Health Organization, business and generates significant healthcare costs."

The snuff is the leading cause of preventable illness, disability and premature death in Spain, producing some 50,000 deaths annually in nonsmokers.

These data, extrapolated to the region of Murcia, they account, according to Garcia, some 1,500 deaths annually.

Amendments to the law

The director general said that among the changes "more relevant" to the law include a ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, such as catering establishments, entertainment and dining, and outdoor areas such as parks, children's entertainment, school and hospital compounds.

The text does not include the empowerment of cubicles and will only enable smoking areas meet concrete specifications for use by clients, interns and residents in prisons and psychiatric centers, major residential and hotels.

Garcia explained that "there are also measures to restrict advertising and sponsorship snuff in the media" and noted that some modifications have been included in the section on violations and penalties.


The Ministry of Health in February 2008 developed a pilot project in the Health Area III of Lorca including free financing of drug treatment, when indicated by the family doctor, and in 2010 was extended to areas Health I and II.

The director general said that "depending on the results of that project from the Ministry will be extended to other areas of Health of the Region, and also recalled that the Protocol is underway Consumer Care Snuff across the network Primary Care in the Community.

Garcia said that this initiative aims as stated in the Health Plan 2010-2015, reduce the prevalence of smokers older than 15 years at rates below 25 percent and increase the rate of cessation of snuff by over 30 per percent.

He added the CEO, "We try to delay the age of first use of snuff over 14 years and the percentage of people exposed to environmental smoke snuff."

Those wishing more information may view smoking section of Portal Region Sanitary or call 968 36 59 00.

Source: CARM

Fifteen schools in the region exchanged Christmas ornaments with schools in the European Union

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The Community is part of a Europe Direct program involving children 6 to 12 years in 20 European countries

Belong to the municipalities of Abanilla, Archena, Cartagena, Fuente Alamo, Los Alcazares, Molina de Segura, Mula, Murcia, Torre Pacheco

Fifteen schools in nine counties in the Region of Murcia involved this Christmas in a European exchange program of Christmas decorations, which involved 160 schools from 20 member countries of the European Union.

The project, coordinated by the European Information Centre – Europe Direct of the Presidential and Public Administration, is aimed at pupils aged between 6 and 12 years who have made ornaments and sent them to other centers in Europe with a CD with carols and sweets recipes and information about the region.

The decorations received from other countries have shown in participating schools and some of them are exposed in the Christmas tree Europe Direct Centre in the Region of Murcia, located in the street Acisclo Diaz, Issue 3, Murcia.

The participating schools are in the municipalities of Abanilla (CEIP Ricardo Campillo), Archena (CEIP Río Segura), Cartagena (CEIP San José de Calasanz Lo Campano and Antonio de Ulloa), Fuente Alamo (CEIP José Antonio), Los Alcazares ( Petra Sanchez Rollán CEIP), Molina de Segura (Gregorio Miñano, Maestro Francisco and the Workshop School), Mule (Santo Domingo and San Miguel), Murcia (San Ginés Salzillo Sculptor, CEIP El Montepinar Esparragal, CEIP Felix Rodriguez Source and CEIP Miguel Hernandez) and Torre Pacheco (Grouped Entretierras Rural Center of El Jimenado).

This activity comes in contact from an early age students Murcia with other European students, helping them become familiar with other traditions of the European Union and to establish relations with other peoples and cultures.

Source: CARM

The Community eliminating invasive species in the Regional Park Calblanque

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Butte also restored northern Rasall saline and improved Visitors Center The Cobate with the installation of air conditioning and alarm systems

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water develops Calblanque Regional Park Plan for the Control of Exotic Plants in those habitats that have been colonized by alien species (which have their origin in a different location).

It has also restored the north of the salt pot of Rasall and improved Visitors Center The Cobate.

This has involved an investment of 330,000 euros, financed by FEDER funds, which have generated 1,400 job wages.

The director general of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity, Pablo Fernández, said that "the presence of alien or invasive species is currently the second leading cause of biodiversity loss."

Additionally, he said that "cause negative effects on populations of native flora, such as hybridization of species, habitat loss and spread of pests and diseases."

For this reason the Department has removed manually, mechanically and chemically different invasive species batteries Body Mount The Ashes.

Some of these species are Aeonia (Aonium arboreum), sisal (Agave americana), aloe (Aloe musculata), reed (Arundo donax), cat's claw (Carpobrotus acinaciformis), pea (Nicotiana glauca), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus), prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica), yucca (Yucca glorious), evergreen (Myoporum insulare) and tree of heaven (Eleagnus angustifolia), among others.

Also, there have been silvicultural pruning, thinning and waste disposal in nine acres of pine (Pinus halepensis).

Has also been restored northern Butte Rasall saline, through the reconstruction of the slope and fixation with an organic mesh of esparto.

Other works have included anchoring the perimeter fence of the saltworks in a length of 2,300 meters, installation of pipelines and pumping service, restoration of aquatic invertebrates ponds or improvement of access control.

The Visitors Center Cobate has also undergone several improvements, such as installing air conditioning and alarm systems.

Positive effects

Pablo Fernandez said, among the positive effects of these actions, "the enhancement of biodiversity and species richness of the area, the damping of erosion and fire risk reduction."

Respect to saline Rasall said that "the maintenance of a permanent water surface will favor the biological processes of animal species that live there."

The existence of these salt goes back to the fifties of last century, when the salt was highly valued good.

The Rasall, along with Marchamalo are the last remnants of coastal artisanal salt mines in the region.

The interest of the conservation "covers not only biological, but also cultural and other values associated with traditional lifestyles," the director general.

Source: CARM

The PP claims that Retegui do "opposition picket"

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Pedro Antonio Sanchez: "Retegui has passed to justify and defend the social cuts Zapatero to engage in street riot outside the home of President Valcárcel"

"We're still waiting to condemn the intolerable and aggressive behavior of some demonstrators in front of the residence of the president"

Criticizes the silence of the socialist Murcia to the historic debt default that has made the Zapatero government

The effort of the regional government in policy production, exports and public investment to create jobs

Deputy Secretary of Organization and Institutional Relations of the Partido Popular in the Region of Murcia, Pedro Antonio Sanchez, has criticized the Socialist Party spokesman in the Assembly and PSRM candidate, Begoña García Retegui, "makes an opposition picket."

"Ironically a few months ago the Socialist Zapatero defended his boss when he took the largest cut ever made and now officials unleashed them against the regional government after adjustment measures it has imposed itself socialist government," he added .


Deputy Secretary of the CP has indicated that "has gone to justify and defend the social cuts Zapatero to engage in street riot outside the home of President Valcárcel.

Straight, Pedro Antonio Sánchez has noted that "we are still waiting Retegui condemn the aggressive and unacceptable behavior last week showed some protesters in front of the residence of the president of the autonomous region, and even to the immediate family of Valcárcel.

Even more serious is that the very Retegui was present without recrimination these attitudes. "


On the other hand, the deputy secretary of the PP has criticized that "again, Retegui has squandered a great opportunity to ask the central government payment of the debt in justice we deserve.

Prefer to remain silent and to vote against the interests of Murcia not to disturb their party leaders. "

At this point, Pedro Antonio Sánchez pointed out that "if the state pay the historical debt it has contracted with the Region of Murcia, as it has done with other communities would not have been necessary to adopt special measures law."

However, "Zapatero is unequal and discriminatory to the Autonomous Communities as the party that governs."

In fact, he stressed that "in February 2009, Zapatero increased by EUR 850 million state investment in Catalonia in debt to ensure the continuity of the tripartite Catalan and a month ago provided a further 950 million on the eve of the election campaign concept of breach of statute.

Another Community governed by the PSOE Aragón obtained as 450 million euros from the Government of the Nation, while Zapatero Region continues to deny that justice is for us "


On the other hand, the deputy secretary of the PP has remarked that the regional government "is demonstrating its political impetus to production, exports and public investment to create jobs.

Builds confidence and attracting investment to continue producing revenue despite the economic crisis. "

So, Pedro Antonio Sánchez Murcia socialists demanded "that explains where the extravagance of which they speak."

Thus, added that "despite the disastrous management of the socialist government that has caused more protracted economic crisis, the region remains active in infrastructure, while Zapatero is or is not waiting."

Finally, stressed that the region has a "rigorous and responsible government, to be able to get Murcia is one of the first regions to overcome the crisis."

Source: PP Región de Murcia. Foto:

Four municipalities in the Region of Murcia interested in becoming a "Cities for fair trade"

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Ceutí, Cieza, Calasparra Beniel and respond to the campaign "Looking for Fair Trade City '

The invitation is extended until the end of February 2011

"Before the campaign none of the 45 municipalities in the region had become interested in this European label.

There are now 4, and hopefully more slowly, "explains Ana Ayala, president of BrújulaSur

BrújulaSur Association of Fair Trade and Cooperative born in Murcia, presented last October, the campaign, 'FAIRTRADE CITY SEARCH.

Start the challenge for 45 municipalities. "

After providing all municipalities in the Region of Murcia the opportunity to become a model town 'just' have been four who have shown interest: Ceuta, Cieza, Beniel and Calasparra.

'From BrújulaSur are happy with the response.

Before the campaign none of the 45 municipalities in the region had become interested in this European label.

There are now 4, and hopefully more slowly, "explains Ana Ayala, President of BrújulaSur.

The objective of this initiative has been submitted to all municipalities in the Region of the European project FAIR CITY and pose a challenge: How many municipalities in our region will show their interest in getting the European label?

The date was marked on 20 December 2010, but the deadline will be extended until February 28 to address other possible consistories who want to display, publicly their commitment to a model of economic solidarity and responsibility .

A CITY FOR FAIR TRADE is a model town that brings philosophy and Fair Trade products to the public through government, businesses, corporations and associations.

Any municipality, regardless of their size and location, you can choose to be a Fair Trade City.

Promote the consumption of fair trade products in public buildings or awareness with activities in schools are some of the simple assumptions to achieve by joining the world's cities and towns are fair.

'A just city is, above all, a city led by an administration committed to economic responsibility and solidarity, a city able to make space for other ways of being and doing business, a city that supports the business community without excluding its origin 'says Mari Carmen Nicholas, campaign coordinator CITY SEEKS FAIR TRADE.

Madrid, Cordoba and Albacete in Spain and Cambridge, Liverpool and Milan in Europe, are among cities that have opted for fair trade and are working to obtain or have already received the European label.

Will in 2011 the Region of Murcia off the map of Fair Trade?

Source: Agencias

Himoinsa Team successfully completed the technical and administrative scrutineering

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Everything is ready to take out

HIMOINSA, a leader in manufacturing generators worldwide, reports the latest news from Team Himoinsa the thirty-third edition of the Dakar Argentina-Chile 2011.

The team has now overcome all technical and administrative scrutineering in a satisfactory manner.

The Commissioners have reviewed that vehicles comply with current standards required of all competitors and all is in order.

After checking the bike has been moved the park closed and you're ready to burn tires.

Throughout the day yesterday, after making the collection of vehicles at the port and the transfer of pampering to the service area, the Task Team Himoinsa finalized the bike and rode the new suspension that will compete this year our pilot Michael Puertas.

"Since yesterday I feel the pressure of the clock.

We have been working on the final adjustments on the bike before the race until the wee hours of the morning to ride in one day all the pieces that we brought from Spain and the vehicle is ready.

After checking today and we are registered, licensed and ready to make tomorrow's race, "said Michael Puertas.

From this point the team feel the adrenaline and just have to wait for the briefing of tomorrow's stage.

33 In this edition of the Dakar, the team will compete against 186 Himoinsa Team riders from different countries in a head to head with nature along a journey full of surprises and obstacles.

Technical and administrative checks

The checks it had to overcome the team have been to go around about 25 checkpoints in which the health check of the pilot, documenting the competition vehicles and assistance.

In addition, pilots will use the GPS collected throughout the race.

Despite being a bureaucratic process, this step is one of the most important because that determines the participant is prepared and authorized to compete.

The organization scrutineers also meet all participants in the so-called Yellow Pavilion, where marching one by one to inspect and observe in detail the machine check that it corresponds to the data initially entered in the race.


After checking, the team is ready for everything to start.

In this issue we could feel a very competitive after the changes that the organization has established this year, more brands and new drivers.

The thrill and excitement are present throughout the camp.

"We left Madrid on the 27th and we are in Argentina from 28 December, as regulars in this competition we are all prepared and very coordinated from the moment you step on land of Argentina.

After collecting the vehicles our main goal was to finish preparing the bike.

This year we hope that the new suspension is our ally, with this improvement we are very confident that we will be able to take advantage over other competitors, "says Michael Puertas.

"Everything is ready to begin, and smell the competition!" Adds the pilot.

Source: Agencias

Valcárcel states that continue to defend the Tajo-Segura "tooth and nail" to "get us the water we need"

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The president of the Community describes as "chaotic" that the Segura basin water management plan included in the Segura basin a scenario that provides the "definitive suspension of the transfer"

States that "there will be a person of the Government of Murcia" in monitoring "every role" to be prepared for the river basin plans

The regional chief executive says the Region of Murcia has established "a very good use of water" and added that his defense "is not a political strategy or a hitch flag" but "a necessity"

The president of the Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, said today that continue to defend the Tajo-Segura "tooth and nail" to "we get the much needed water in the region."

and that "there is always this one person in this government" in the defense of the aqueduct and the monitoring of "every part" to be prepared for the basin plans.

The Chief Executive explained Murcia during the meeting held with the media for the balance of 2010, which last week sent the Minister of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Rosa Aguilar, "not be fooled "to the process of elaboration of the Tajo basin which includes an increase of ecological flow" without any criteria. "

So he said, that "if the plan is approved Tajo basin as it is, would end the transfer," and recalled that "since there are 240 reserve hectometres under whose blade can not transfer one liter," and if will increase the ecological wealth "would not have the volume of water to Murcia."

"It's a political cejación to end the transfer to the Segura basin," added the president, who said that tributaries of the river Tagus as Alberche has fewer contributions covered only the head and ecological wealth. "

In addition, Valcárcel described as "chaotic" that the Segura basin "accepted in the basin water plan a point which was heading the definitive suspension of the Tajo-Segura."

The president said that the Region of Murcia has established "good use of the water that makes" and added that his defense "is not a political strategy or a hitch flag," but "a necessity."

The regional chief executive said that "the maintenance of the law is good for the interest of Murcia" and "not a whim, because, he said," we're talking about water that produce fruits and vegetables exported to other regions. "

Lies on water management

The president of the Community noted that "have said many lies" about water management in Murcia, referring to the golf course to which he said, "has not gone to or in one liter of water transfer" .

"We need water for drinking and to maintain our agriculture," said the President of Murcia, who remarked that "a river Tagus in Spain and the Region of Murcia is Spain," so said "do not do anything wrong asking for something that nobody needs. "

He added that "there never would ask anything that was limiting water use for anything other regions," but noted that the flows that run through the river Tajo "only 5 percent come to Murcia, Alicante and Almeria.

Source: CARM

Antonio Jimenez claims that more than 200 workers of the Regional Autonomous Television are at risk of losing their jobs

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

and calls for a different model of management away from "simplistic and demagogic positions" with "bad results"

The Secretaries General of UGT and CCOO Murcia have appeared this morning at a press conference to discuss the serious consequences that could arise from the budget reduction of up to 80% in the largest regional land audiovisual

UGT already predicted they know the latest news from the TV Autonomous Region of Murcia: the company would have problems.

Too much external production, too much capital invested in production outside the region would end up taking its toll.

This company audiovisual Murcia, most of our territory, began in 2006 and seemed the "solution" for future generations of young journalists from Murcia that after years of college or vocational training, wanted to open a hole in the collective regional media.

This was explained this morning at a press conference the Secretary General of UGT Murcia, Antonio Jiménez, that following the adoption of the already very well known "Extraordinary Measures Law for Sustainability of Public Finances," Autonomic Television Murcia could see its budget reduced by up to 80%, "a situation which might suppose that some 220 direct jobs and 300 indirect lost his job, and all because of an inefficient economic management has abandoned the true meaning public service, which was supposed, was to have this means of communication. "

"We," continued the Secretary General of UGT Region Murcia, "a law unto itself dark, poorly written, made back to the workers and to say that with contempt and little sensitivity to all public employees."

And, do not forget that the Autonomous Regional Television is or should be, an impartial public service away from partisan interests.

Also, the General Workers Union claimed that when a change in the provision of regional public television that the new contractor could eventually take the grant, staff members make each and every one of the labor contracts in the terms agreed Regional government in the Pact for Employment Promotion of the Region of Murcia.

"We will not allow play with the jobs," added Jimenez.

In another vein, Jones took the opportunity to denounce partisanship that managers of the Murcia Region 7 had the Dec. 23, the day on which the Regional Assembly passed this law, to relay "only the President's speech of Autonomous Region, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, when the relay was originally scheduled full parliamentary debate "attitude is far from the objectivity and impartiality to be followed by the media.

Both unions have asked to assign responsibility for this unacceptable in a democratic system.

In this situation, and as noted by the Secretary General of CCOO Murcia, Daniel Well, it is necessary to analyze the viability of the Autonomous Regional Television from a sustainable perspective.

Everyone knows he explained, "that this medium has been nurtured by the excessive external production that does nothing to remove employed a workforce of young people who are amply qualified to perform their own productions, which would lower the cost much."

Source: UGT Región de Murcia