Archive for January, 2011

More than a hundred hospitality professionals attending the first Conference of Young Chef of the Region

Monday, January 31st, 2011

More than a hundred professional catering sector this afternoon attended a demonstration of Haute Cuisine "Sushi and fusion", the first of the conference "Young Chef of the Region of Murcia, which has developed in the auditorium Tourism Qualification Center.


Patricio Alarcón, Ensho Sushi restaurant, was the driver of a practice session, which were prepared dishes such as red tuna maki sushi, maki sushi with flying fish roe cucumber seshimi salmon and tuna, tuna tataki sauce citrus and chives and salmon nigiri, among others.

At the end of the day, organized by the Centre for Tourism and Amureco qualification, the Youth Association of Bakers and Cooks of the Region of Murcia offered a tasting of dishes to the audience.

As a complementary activity to the day, Alarcón teach students the CST to design a specific menu of Japanese cuisine, which will be offered in the restaurant of the Centre over the next week.

Moreover, according to the chef said, "During this period we will teach managers and assistants to dispense room service based on Zen philosophy, aimed at creating an appropriate atmosphere for the implementation of this type of dining concept."

The conference "Young Chef of the Region of Murcia", whose main objective is the promotion of new values of Murcia cuisine in the professional field, will resume on February 14 with the presentation "The Parakeets, tradition renewed" given by Raul Riquelme, the hotel's Parakeets, and Tomas Carrillo, JC1 restaurant.

Source: CARM

The UJCE rejects the pension agreement and called on the youth to mobilize in defense of their future

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Union of Communist Youth of Spain received with indignation the preliminary agreement reached between Government, employers and major trade unions, which severely cut the working class rights and jeopardizes the future of youth.

Given this fact UJCE far from resigned to accept a new "Moncloa Pact", or endorse one of the biggest attacks on the / o workers is with the excuse that this is the maximum that could be drawn, believed to be the ideal time for youth to organize and get out there to defend their rights.

For the youth organization of the Communist Party of Spain this reform does not aggravate the precarious situation experienced by the Spanish youth, a situation characterized by a temporary unemployment rates and unprecedented, they are condemning the next generation consists of all times to a bleak future.

"This pension reform to labor reform combined evidence, once again, the betrayal of the Socialist Party of the working class, at the service of capital.

The increasing age of the young people in the labor market participation, and now the increased contribution of age to 38 ½ years to receive full state pension at 65, leaving the way open to capital to increase its plot profits, in this case with pensions.

In fact, with the approval of the reform, the vast majority of youth and has delayed the retirement age to 67 years and with a good chance of not getting a full pension, so it will be supplemented by private pension plans, a gift to the banks, it has sponsored this crisis and is evicting thousands of families affected by the mortgage "denounced in a statement.

In the words of José León the alleged justification for this reform continues to be a fallacy.

"The social security system is perfectly sustainable, an example of this is that although aumentásemos to 12% of GDP money for pensions would be investing only half the invested money than other countries like France or Italy.

Another underlying arguments to criticize the sustainability of pension systems are long-term projections, forecasts that are statistically viable, both by age estimate (demography indicates that more than 10-year margin error is too large) and use of socio-economic data today, in which more than 20% of the population is unemployed and therefore not listed.

Is it that the government estimates are that this situation of unemployment and precariousness last 20 years? "

For the Young Communists the alternative is clear, it is time to reform capitalism, but to overcome this and move towards socialism.

One proposal is to pensionazo against the working time of 35 hours without wage reduction, which get significantly reduce unemployment and increase the number of contributors to Social Security, growing into the state coffers.

This would ensure the future of pensions, so it would be unnecessary to increase the retirement age, and get even that could be greatly reduced, allowing workers and retired workers enjoy at a reasonable age.

Also, see need not be reduced social spending to benefit private entities causing the economic crisis, but they are the ones that pay the crisis.

"The working men and women can not be who have to pay their excesses looking as trim our rights and seeing more and more private social benefits."

Therefore, the UJCE calls on youth to get out there to fight for their rights, "because we can not afford to continue mortgaging our lives and we continue to deny the future."

Source: UJCE-RM

Ruano: "Who should mediate is Retegui with Zapatero for us to adequately fund"

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Calls for the Socialists to "pitch in and support the regional government on their demands"

Economy Secretary People's Party of the Region of Murcia, Javier Ruano, said that "who should mediate the socialist Zapatero Retegui with appropriate funding for the Region of Murcia or at least authorize us to issue debt, as it has done with other autonomous communities. "

In fact, Ruano recalled that "Zapatero's government debt has been recognized as autonomous Catalonia, Aragon, Balearic Islands and Andalusia, while the Region of Murcia is not even authorized to borrow money necessary to ensure public services are provided to citizens, despite being the fourth least indebted Community of Spain. "

The Secretary for Economy and the PP has responded to social responsibility, which has been asked to "pitch in and support the regional government on their demands, which are fair and protect the interests of Murcia."

"Recently we found that the Zapatero government concealed the serious financial situation in Catalonia, proving once again that is unequally with the Autonomous Communities in accordance with their interests," said Secretary of Economy of the PP.

So, has claimed Retegui who "stand with the Zapatero Murcia and requiring that we pay to 4300 million euros for its refusal to recognize the 450,000 people who have increased our population in recent years."

Source: PP Región de Murcia

IU-Greens value the increase in visits to museums but recalls that "much" to get to the Spanish average

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Criticises the regional government's cultural policy is limited to the display and neglects participation

United Left-Greens in the Region of Murcia has positively valued today an increasing number of visitors to the museums of the Community in 2010, but has clarified that "much" to reach the Spanish average.

Manuela Seville, Culture Area IU-Greens, has said that the museums in the region are subjected to a distribution "patchy" resource, so that smaller collections have mostly "incomplete", while assured that others like Siyasa Salzillo and Medina, with fewer visits.

Thus, explained that "after lengthy closures" Murcia Archaeological Museum (MAM) and Fine Arts (MUBAM) "have not kept pace than expected", after which he recalled that the latter is one of lost the most visits between 2008 and 2009, from 59,085 to 27,265 visitors.

Has failed also cuts implemented by the regional government to culture, that "prevent" the development of activities relating to museums, libraries, theaters, exhibitions and concerts, "destroying the cultural facilities that were created in the past."

Presentation in front of decentralized participation

"At the same time and under an air of modernity and modernity are squandered millions of euros in a model of cultural consumption limited to contemplation, and that reduces the role of citizenship to a spectator, never a creator of culture, giving priority to the character display against decentralized participation, "he adds.

Sevilla also criticized the lack of a strategic plan and a political culture of the book, the closing of the Romea Theatre, which is now in its fourth season, reducing the budget for the Center Párraga by 85 percent and the disappearance Punto y Aparte Festival, among others.

Among the objectives which it considers should take account of the Ministry of Culture include the promotion of reading and the decentralization of culture so that it can reach all places and all citizens on equal terms.

Source: IURM

The Civil Guard detained four youths, including three children, engaged in committing robberies in vehicles

Monday, January 31st, 2011

So far they are accused of 17 crimes of burglary

The detainee adult also is accused of a crime and incitement to coerce and frighten the children to commit thefts

One detainee has a history of committing criminal acts before similanres

The Civil Guard has developed over the last month of an investigation to eradicate crimes against property in Abarán, which has led to the arrest of four youths, three of them minors, on suspicion of several counts of theft hard.

So far, the Guardia Civil has clarified 17 crimes against property (14 robberies in the vehicle interior, 2 in store robberies and burglary with a credit card), Abarán committed during the last month.

Civil Guard began a series of investigations to detect the increase in robberies committed in the interior of vehicles parked in the town of Abarán, creating social unrest in the population.

Of the first police investigations carried out, the Civil Guard obtained conclusive evidence that led the officers to determine that after the robbery investigation was a group of young, later making their identification and to know their action illegal.

Modus operandi

The group made its illegal activity in a night time slot, taking advantage of darkness and low rates to avoid detection.

The objectives of these young people were mainly vehicles parked on the street.

Used to commit the robbery by force, bending the door frames to access the interior of the vehicle and remove the owners' personal effects and audio equipment.

In addition they are also allegedly involved in two robberies within the property and robbery involving the use of stolen credit card to withdraw cash.

The leader of this group is also charged with a crime and incitement to coerce and intimidate the other three children, to commit the robberies.

Once obtained all necessary evidence in recent days we proceeded to the arrest and subsequent remand in custody of the four suspects.

After an exhaustive analysis of information obtained in the investigation process has been able to confirm the involvement of these people in 17 crimes against property (14 robberies in the vehicle interior, 2 robberies in stock and burglary with credit card), Abarán committed during the last month.


This action has proceeded to the arrest of four people, including one minor, and alleged perpetrators of the crime of burglary:

leader, Spanish, 21 years of age and resident of Cieza.

3 minors.

The police had arrested and the educated have been made available to the Court of Instruction Number Three in Cieza (Murcia) Murcia Juvenile Prosecutor.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

Manuel Campos meets Asprovict (Pro-Life Association of Traffic Accident Victims in the Region of Murcia)

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Manuel Campos, met today with President Asprovict (Pro-Life Association of Traffic Accident Victims in the Region of Murcia), José Francisco Alcolea, and the secretary of the organization, Onofre Ponce , who raised the possibility of establishing a line of action on issues relating to road safety with the proposed signing of a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety, the study and evaluation of a draft law on integrated protection victims of traffic accidents, as well as statistical studies on road accidents.

In this sense, Campos said that one of the objectives of the Ministry is to promote proper coordination between the Prosecutor, the Provincial Traffic Department, Local Police, the Institute of Legal Medicine, and the 1-1-2, to to continue in the line of reducing the number of accidents on all roads in the region.

The counselor noted that "although the legislation on road safety has an official, also at regional level can legislate for the protection of victims of traffic accidents occurred in the area of the Autonomous Community, which without any certainly benefit all users of the Network of State and regional roads. "

Source: CARM

The religious of the Diocese of Cartagena celebrate the Day of Consecrated Life

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The nuns and priests of the Diocese of Cartagena yesterday celebrated World Day of Consecrated Life sharing a Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Bishop José Manuel Lorca Planes, in the Cathedral of Murcia.

Concelebrated including D.

Domingo Lopez, Vicar for Consecrated Life and D.

Saturnino Vidal, Franciscan, Chair of CONFER.

The theme of this Conference was: Firm in faith.

Young embodied a challenge to the world, linking this day the World Youth Day to be held in August in Madrid earlier in our diocesan Church.

Consecrated men and women, accompanied by friends and colleagues renewed God's choice and went to meet the Lord in the light of Faith, Hope Force and the fire of Love, represented symbolically in three candles made by different religious congregations are committed to keeping alive the flame of faith.

Our Pastor invited all to thank God for the gift of consecrated life which the Spirit has brought into the Church.

We went fine words of encouragement, appreciation and evangelizing force.

Encouragement for what they are, because they belong to God and be a sign of the radical following of Christ, even though they may be difficulties or obstacles or limitations of the outside world.

The Church continues to need your presence and witness.

Similarly, acknowledged the invaluable service they provide to many people in need of love and hope, and evangelizing force in a world that seems not to need God.

They gave their blessing to pray especially for vocations to the consecrated life, and to make Christ's presence with joy and peace in the works they perform.

Finished the homily, members of institutes of consecrated life renewed their consecration vows, in following Christ and the Church's mission.

At the end of the religious ceremony took place a time of fellowship, went to the Episcopal Palace courtyard to share a fraternal snack and have the opportunity to exchange words with joy and gratitude.

Source: Obispado de Cartagena

The First Conference of Diocesan Liturgy in Murcia delve into "the priest and liturgist"

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Today I have begun the Diocesan Liturgy Seminar for clergy and laity in the diocese of Cartagena, which will last until tomorrow, Feb. 1.

The sessions are taking place in the Aula Magna of the Theological Institute San Fulgencio.

The papers this morning, for the priests, have been in charge of D.

Aurelio García Macías, Deputy Diocesan Liturgy of the Archbishop of Valladolid.

Accompanied by the Bishop of the Diocese of Cartagena, Bishop José Manuel Lorca Planes, the Vicar General, D.

Juan Tudela and the Delegate for the Liturgy of the diocese, D.

Ramon Navarro, the speaker has for the first discussion to talk about "The priest and liturgist."

After an introduction to the character "priest" of the priest, García Macías has focused on the figure of Christ as a priest.

In this sense, he delved into the priestly dimension of Christ and his Christian ministry, as well as baptismal and ordained priesthood.

On the other hand, the speaker has addressed the figure of the priest as "offering" permanent existential, as to "administrator of the sacraments, the centrality of the Eucharist, which is" president of the liturgical celebration. "

The Priest as "advocate" has been one of the points covered, from the "priestly prayer of Jesus" (Jn 17), the "prayer of apostolic presbyter" and "liturgical prayer."

The second conference has been about "The ministry of liturgical presidency."

Macías García has stated in his speech that "the ministry of priests through the Sacrament of Orders, the economy of salvation by Christ, said that they celebrate the Eucharist is a gift which radically transcends the power of the assembly and is in any event essential for validly linking the Eucharistic consecration to the sacrifice of the Cross and the Last Supper. "

This afternoon, at half past eight, will continue this conference for the lay faithful.

Tomorrow, the presentations will be given by D.

Jaume Gonzalez Sr., Professor of Theology Faculty of Theology of Catalonia.

Source: Obispado de Cartagena

The Director of the Bicycle Plan in the region promotes the creation of a network of bike lanes intermunicipal

Monday, January 31st, 2011

José Ballesta stresses that the goal "is to promote the daily use of the bicycle through a network of safe cycling infrastructure and well-structured help consolidate this means clean, cheap "

The plan defines 20 routes distributed across the Region, with a total length of 1,173 kilometers

The Minister of Public Works and Planning, José Ballesta, today introduced the Bicycle Master Plan for the Region of Murcia, "a reference document for encouraging and supporting sustainable mobility in the region, which promotes the creation of inter-network of bike lanes, "said the counselor.

José Ballesta said: "The fundamental objective is to encourage everyday use of bicycles among citizens as a transport alternative to private vehicles, making it vital to articulate a secure network infrastructure and well-structured cycling trails, contributing to the consolidation of This economical and clean. "

The Bicycle Master Plan defines a score of routes distributed by the municipalities of the Region with a total length of 1,173 kilometers, which will be included in 'Bicicarm', the Community portal, soon to start and where users can plan their biking.

The document also stipulates the development of strategies to promote sustainable mobility through awareness and advocacy campaigns aimed at citizens, as well as guidelines to support cycling and to improve road safety aimed at local councils.

Among the proposed routes are the Northwest Greenway, Valle del Guadalentín-Huerta de Murcia, Altiplano-Vega del Segura, Totana, Cartagena Greenway, East Abanilla-Molina de Segura, Aguilas, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Cehegín -Calasparra, Cieza, Costa, Campo de Cartagena, Torre Pacheco, Cartagena, North East, Mazarrón-Pliego, Moratalla, Jumilla, Murcia, Torre Pacheco, Mar Menor, channels (parallel service roads on secondary roads), Aledo-Caravaca Cross, Jumilla-Fortune-Eagles-Abanilla and Puerto Lumbreras.

Bike lanes in service

The Ministry has funded the construction of more than 62 miles of bike lanes in the last three years, has marked over 200 km of roads frequented by cyclists and financed the implementation of the bicycle rental system in different municipalities of the Region .

Within the bike lanes are implemented on the Mar Menor, which connects Santiago de la Ribera to Los Narejos (MR-F34) and running parallel to the highway Zeneta-San Javier (RM-1).

Also in Puerto Lumbreras has financed the bike path that connects the street to Torre Pacheco Cemetery (RM-D16) and Moratalla which runs parallel to the road linking the town with Socovos, in the province of Albacete (RM -715).

The Community has also funded the bike path that runs parallel to the road connecting and Atamaria Portman, in Cartagena (RM-314), and the bike paths of variant Villanueva del Río Segura (T-522), the path to Ulea (RM-523), Archena variant (T-554), the road from Los Urrutias (MR-F54) and the variant of Eagles (T-332-3).

Concerning the city of Murcia, the Ministry has funded the construction of a total 13.8 miles of new cycle network to be structured around the north and west and run along the Avenida Juan Carlos I to Espinado and connect the University of Murcia with Ucam, to existing bike path that starts on the Malecon.

In addition, there are new projects, such as bike lane Guadalentín (Puerto Lumbreras-Librilla), with 60 kilometers, is one of the longest in the country.

Lane is also planned between Cartagena and La Union, an extension of these pathways in Murcia and cycle attached to the service roads of the future highways of the North (Caravaca, Jumilla), West (Lorca, Caravaca) and East ( Yecla-Santomera), with 190 kilometers in length.

The plan includes the Guideline Design Bike Lanes, a pioneer in Spain, which will include recommendations on the necessary elements to improve rider safety and security, coexistence with motorized vehicles or pedestrian traffic support.

Also, to encourage the development of the Plan, has created the Technical Coordination Committee, comprising representatives of the regional administration in the field of Transport, Highways, Planning and Housing, Environment, Health, Industry and Energy, Tourism, Sport and Education, as well as the Federation of Municipalities of the Region and Local Agenda 21.

Source: CARM

IU-Greens criticized the suppression of the direction of Family, Gender and Children

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Responsible for Social Policy of the United Left-Greens in the Region of Murcia, Worship Peñas, now considered "lamentable" the abolition of the Directorate General of Family, Gender and Children, and criticized that "once again lash out deteriorated and social policies. "

Peñas recalled that the Murcia region has one of the highest rates of poverty and social exclusion, especially in childhood, so it has branded as "incomprehensible" the elimination of this organism and has advised the PP that "if you want to save , beginning with their high fees. "

"The children are the most direct victims of such situations of precariousness and exclusion, and require immediate attention because it is one of the most vulnerable groups of society and more needs to be protected, although it appears that the regional government not takes this into account, "he said.

Source: IURM