Archive for December, 2011

The PPRM believes that the "inherited pufo twenty billion" brand necessary measures

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Live Ruiz: "The measures mark uncomfortable situation, difficult and necessary because they are temporary but the consequence of a wrong diagnosis, poor management and a unfair distribution of municipal and regional funds "

The Popular Party of the Region of Murcia supports measures taken by Mariano Rajoy and determines that the current situation uncomfortable measures, temporary difficult but necessary as they respond to the urgent need to address the first problem of Spain is unemployment and can be overcome only if no facility to finance the country's economy, which prevents the public deficit.

His spokesman in the region of Murcia, Jose Antonio Ruiz Vivo noted that there is an incontestable fact "that is offered by the report of the General Comptroller of the State for which it is estimated that the deficit of public administration set can be placed around 8 percent, 2 points higher than the deficit recognized by the previous government. That is, Mariano Rajoy has found a "pufo inherited twenty thousand million" than anyone expected, no one had noticed but have to be addressed immediately because there is a binding commitment to meet the objectives of the Stability Programme of Spain. We are talking about the need to address the first problem in Spain who is unemployed and that can only be overcome if there is more possibility for financing the country's economy, which prevents the public deficit. "

The popular understanding that despite the reports of the Economic Research Service, the PSOE government has concealed the serious deterioration of public accounts, the result of a wrong diagnosis, poor management and irresponsible Government spending Rodríguez Zapatero.

"The deficit centrifuging the autonomous communities and municipalities and school not because we all know that during these years there has been an unfair distribution of municipal and regional funds. And communities such as Andalusia, Catalonia and Castilla La Mancha, all with a source array is the socialist government that lead the ranking of accumulated debt. "

Vivo Ruiz also pointed out that the important thing is that "citizens are aware that we finally have a Popular Party government that immediate action because the situation does not permit the slightest hesitation. At last we have a government that comes to solve problems, not create them.

The PPRM supports in its statement the measures taken, which are extraordinary and respond to an extraordinary situation.

In total, represent an effort of 15,000 million euros, of which 9,000 correspond to the reduction of expenditure, Mariano Rajoy as promised during the election campaign.

The Popular Party understands and supports the great effort of austerity which is making the state and notes that Rajoy is committed to updating the purchasing power of pensions as announced during the campaign electoral.El PPRM is happy to see how the government plant meets its commitment to an equitable adjustment efforts, and avoid an increase in VAT and excise penalize equally to all income.

Popular spokesman also stressed that "the measures taken by the government of Rajoy represent an increase of revenue, estimated at 6.275 million euros, but this increase is progressive and applies mainly to higher rents. The sacrifice is divided of this effort among all citizens fairly so that the effort is on the highest incomes. "Furthermore, this increase tax collection authorities will benefit all and that more than 50% will go to regional governments and local entities through financing model while other commitments cumplecon Electoral Programme such as: Retrieve housing tax credit for income tax super reduced VAT to purchase their first home.

Source: PP Región de Murcia

Public Works concludes the year a total of ten road improvement measures amounting to 47 million

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

In 2011, the Highways Agency spent 4.8 million euros to 1.5 to road safety and preservation

The Ministry of Public Works and Land ended the year 2011 with the completion of ten road improvement works in which the Community has invested a total of 47 million euros.

These include mainly the access to the International Airport of Murcia and variant Barranda population, parish of Caravaca de la Cruz.

In addition, performances took place on the road to Puerto Lumbreras Station Road to the deputation at Puri lorquina Pulpí (Almería), and running between Abanilla and sell necklaces.

The Director General of Highways, José Guijarro said, "With the commissioning of these works has been significantly enhanced both the network and secondary class."

Guijarro acknowledged the work of professionals working in the Directorate-General, in a difficult year as the ending, have played an exemplary manner the various steps undertaken in the 3,000 kilometers that make up the regional network of roads.

This means, said regional manager, "first, monitor the use and defense because the road meets the provisions of the Roads Act, resulting in the processing of hundreds of records of authorizations for the execution of works affecting both the roads themselves as their area of ​​involvement. "

Moreover, the regional department of Highways in 2011 spent a total of 1.5 million euros to adjust and replace the damage caused by the passage of time in a total of 21 kilometers.

The road maintenance work focused on five works made in Abarán, Cartagena, Lorca, Murcia and Totana.

In terms of specific road safety activities in 2011 were put into service five new roundabouts in Cartagena, La Union and Lorquí.

In addition, improved road access to La Manga del Mar Menor and the lighting of this pathway in the variant of the Belones, in the municipality of Cartagena.

José Guijarro said the total investment in 2011 in terms of road safety amounted to 4.8 million euros.

"Ultimately, this year has made great efforts to maintain and improve the road network by the community," added the CEO.

Source: CARM

The info is reunited with the seven innovative clusters in the region to determine joint strategies

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Agrofood, AML, Furnish, Meta, NYM, Stone and Ticbiomed part of the Entrepreneurship in the advanced projects being promoted from cooperation

The Ministry of Universities, Business and Research, through the Instituto de Fomento de la Region de Murcia (Info), recently celebrated the third day of coordination among the seven Innovative Business Groups (AEI) in the Region of Murcia in order to fix joint strategies to be developed during 2012.

Joining representatives of the various groups were analyzed in depth the innovative projects for the coming months each of the clusters, which are Agrofood (Power), AML (Logistics and Transport), Furnish (Furniture), Meta (Machinery, technology equipment and food), NYM (Naval and sea), Stone (Stone and marble) and Ticbiomed (ICT for health).

Info director, Juan Hernandez, explained that "these groups, private and nonprofit, actively contribute to the economic and social as well as support and drive business process improvement through cooperation."

The meeting served as a framework to address issues of different sectors and propose ways to strengthen the functioning of the network of clusters and business cooperation in the Region of Murcia (Conet).

Also raised to meet the objectives of each organization for 2012, in order to carry forward the most innovative plans with strong cooperative strategy.

Promoting cooperation

For Juan Hernandez, "this meeting is an important step to promote business cooperation through days in which to share experiences."

He added that "the Institute of Development offers support to all business initiatives across sectors, as well as resources and experience on how to manage and deal with international projects."

Innovative business clusters contained in the Business Development Plan (EDP) as a way to promote competitiveness in small and medium enterprises, with advanced projects will undertake collaborative nature.

These are projects with expected positive effects on productivity, innovation and competitiveness and should be approached by several companies as a group.

The business collaboration in such projects can mitigate market failures linked with coordination problems hampering the development of clusters or limit their ability to interact with each other and establish knowledge flows, and should not interfere with company-specific projects, determining their individual competitive advantage.

During the past two years, the financial support of the seven clusters Info has exceeded 700,000 euros.

Half of this contribution has been made through agreements and the other half by supporting specific projects of cooperation.

Source: CARM

Employment invested this year more than 29 million to create 2,000 jobs in the region

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The counselor emphasizes the regional government's effort to boost local employment and reduce unemployment

The Ministry of Education, Training and Employment invested this year more than 29 million euros in the revitalization of the labor market in the municipalities of the Region, which allow the creation of 2,000 jobs.

The Minister Constantine Sotoca highlighted the "regional government's effort to implement initiatives that help to reduce unemployment figures and energize at the local level, the implementation of projects related to municipal development."

Sotoca stressed the development of programs such as the Workshop Schools and Employment Workshops, Local Public Employment, Promotion of Local Development and vocational guidance for employment and self-employment assistance, which "have been instrumental in creating new job opportunities during this year. "

It recalled the investment of 12 million euros for Schools program and Employment Workshops workshop, which gave a first job placement via some 400 unemployed.

These workers have been trained in professional profiles associated with new sources of employment and traditional trades.

Moreover, taking into account the Workshops and Schools Workshops that began in the previous year, but have continued throughout 2011, the number of jobs over a thousand jobs.

Also, the Minister stressed the 14.2 million that his department has allocated this year to municipalities to cover the hiring of 915 unemployed, who have carried out activities of social interest and in the different municipalities of the Region.

These works, Sotoca said, "have focused on improving public spaces and the promotion of services related to culture or leisure."

Plan to recover outstanding job Lorca

Sotoca Constantine recalled that under these programs is part of the Special Employment Scheme launched by the Ministry in the town of Lorca, and that has cost 3.1 million euros.

This plan allowed awarded several grants to the municipality and the hiring of more than 200 unemployed people who have been working on the rehabilitation and recovery of those buildings and public areas most affected by earthquakes.

Sotoca said the Governing Council authorized a few days ago new grants to the town of Lorca, amounting to 350,000 euros, to continue to mitigate against the damage caused by earthquakes and that "allow the temporary hiring of about 30 unemployed."

Local development and vocational guidance

The owner of Employment said the figure of the Local Development Agents who "has served to foster and promote the implementation of programs that generate new business in the different municipalities of the Region."

In this regard, said that this year his department spent more than 2.2 million euros to cover the network of local development, consisting of about sixty professionals.

On the other hand, vocational guidance for employment and self-employment assistance (OPEAS) have been, in the opinion of counsel, "must this year to strengthen and improve employment opportunities for the unemployed, and to facilitate their employment, either employed or self. "

Therefore, the Ministry has allocated a budget of one million euros, which allowed municipalities to hire about 70 counselors, who have been responsible for implementing the actions of guidance and improve the employability of some 7100 people across the region .

Source: CARM

The Minister of the Presidency received CSIF union members

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The presidential advisor, Manuel Campos, held a working meeting with the president of the Regional Administration sector union CSI-CSIF, Juan Miguel López Blanco, who came accompanied by several members of the union, those who moved their concerns and proposals on the management and control of access to public buildings dependent region.

Also discussed the new draft to regulate and enhance the functionality of the security and access control of the Community.

Source: CARM

Joaquin Bascuñana, new government delegate in the Region of Murcia

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The Council of Ministers, meeting in Madrid today under the chairmanship of Mariano Rajoy, has approved the appointment of Joaquin Garcia Bascuñana new government delegate in the Region of Murcia.

Joaquin Bascuñana (Molina de Segura, 1951) is married and has two daughters.

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Salamanca and has a diploma in Teaching by Murcia, a doctorate in Jerusalem, where he was director of the Archaeological Institute Spanish.

In 1985 he joined the Popular Party in the local vice president has been in Molina de Segura, Regional Secretary for Policy and Institutional Policy Municipal, Regional Executive Committee member and the Regional Board, Regional Deputy Secretary and Institutional Sector and Executive Secretary Regional Organization.

He has been councilman and spokesman for the PP in the city of Molina de Segura, regional deputy, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Transport and, later, Social Policy, Women and Migration.

He has also served on two occasions (1995 and 2011) Senator Autonomous Community designation, held this post until now.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

Valcárcel conveys "optimism and confidence" to the future "without losing the realism under the current economic situation"

Friday, December 30th, 2011

President of the Community describes as "complex and intense" this year in regard to political and social issues

Remarked that "we can not keep spending money you do not have," but makes clear that the basic services to citizens are guaranteed and there will be decline in Health or Education

Ensures that "Spain has enough water for all" and there will be a water plan in which "order what is now messy" and will be the technicians who set up strategic reserves

He maintains that require regional funding "fair" for the region because "you can not cut the heart out of a million and half of Murcia"

Remember the "great tragedy of Lorca" and says that what matters is that "there was an immediate response" and that "the flame of solidarity must go on"

The president of the Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, said today during the balance held in 2011 and the activities undertaken by the Government of Murcia, "this year has been a complex, complicated and intense", both from the point of in economic and social point of view and political, but facing the future "with confidence and optimism."

In his traditional meeting with the media in regard to the economic area, the regional president stressed that "we have faced difficult situations," and recalled that in the Region of Murcia "we were pioneers in adopting a series of measures to ensure basic services to citizens, "referring to the Health, Education and the Unit.

"The measures, painful but necessary, adopted by the regional government a year ago, have served to secure these rights of citizens," said Valcarcel, adding that now "we are seeing some regions in addition to what we we did and see how others can not meet the payroll to its employees. "

"These measures have served to what we wanted, which was to consolidate the rule of law and basic services, not cutting them," he added.

Guaranteed basic services

In this regard, with reference to the budgets of both the national and the regional government, insisted that "we can not keep spending money you do not have because if we raise Spain must be cut current spending" but made it clear that services for people "are guaranteed" and there will be no reduction in either Health or Education.

Specifically, in terms of health, said conclusively that "what interests me most is that benefits are not reduced," because, by way of example, said "does not mean closing theaters out of business, but to streamline the service ".

Thus, he was "optimistic" about the future and indicated that the Autonomous Community has a budget "set to the reality, not to spend what you do not have, but there is a chapter for productive policies and 80 percent for policies social ".

Regional financing

Thus, he stressed, "that 2012 will get no worse than 2011, and if we can do better, great."

In this regard, said it is necessary to achieve a fair and appropriate regional financing, since "there is a population not recognized in the financing system that exists, they are people who offer services and needs that we will continue to serve" .

For this reason, the chief executive announced that Murcia will ask the Prime Minister's Office, Mariano Rajoy, the historic debt with Murcia, because "you can not cut the heart out of a million and half of Murcia", and also "We have swiped the chapter on competition, more than 200 million euros, which by law belonged to us," he said.

Infrastructure and water

In terms of infrastructure, Valcarcel said his priority now is to ensure that the AVE reaches Lorca and Cartagena, because "this region is very dynamic and we need tools to assist with this dynamism" as well as the completion of the highway that connects with Santomera San Javier, the so-called 'patch highway', and inside the Mediterranean axis, which connects Valencia with the crossing of White, "because it is a work that need, and if it deteriorates is paralyzed."

In terms of water resources, President Valcarcel reiterated that "is a matter that we will not ever give up" and "as the minister clearly wants to start working there soon."

So he said that "Spain has enough water for all" and that there will be a National Pact and the National Hydrological Plan, which "will sort that is now messy" and will be the technicians who set up strategic reserves.

"Let me say very clearly: there is enough water in Spain," said Valcárcel, explained that while all the water consumed in the country does not reach the 25,000 hm 3, of the 110,000 that are in Spain.

Lorca Support

At this meeting, the president also spoke of the great tragedy that has suffered this year the region with the earthquake on May 11 in the town of Lorca.

"The important thing is that there was an immediate response, and now does not go out solidarity as the flame must go on" he said.

He also recalled that "there was a commitment to the State to resolve a situation which we believe must be resolved, hence the Lorca Plan, approved in Parliament, on which we will persist, regardless of the Government of Spain will take over."

Source: CARM

The mystery of Christmas in Falgas watercolors, "glimpses of the beauty of God"

Friday, December 30th, 2011

"Dialogue between faith and art", an initiative for the Evangelization

"Congratulations, I love how you paint."

With these words, said the Vicar for Evangelization for the Diocese of Cartagena, D.

José Alberto Canovas, congratulating a child of eight years the painter D.

José María Falgas yesterday morning in front of the sample exposed Salzillo Museum watercolors in the Episcopal Palace, which tells various scenes of the mystery of Christmas.

That is the aim of this exhibition, to evangelize through art, such as the eyes of a child who admires the work of a brush, inspired by God, leads him to admire the treasures of the life of Jesus.

The Vicar for Evangelization explains that this project is part of what the Holy Father has called "court of the Gentiles", which proposed an initial announcement to the world of Christian culture.

"See how faith and culture have interacted throughout history," he says.

Thus, Canovas adds that in this representation "of the demonstrations is just contemplate the beauty in a crib Salzillo, seen through the eyes of a great painter of our land." "In this dialogue of faith and culture, see the dialogue between faith and art, in this case in the person of this great painter, who is Jose Maria Falgas "- says.

"Many people go to see this beautiful exhibition – he says.

– I think they leave with a pleasant feeling of Christmas, have seen some of the mystery of God made flesh, the God of beauty, God's goodness, the God of the approach, all that is also art. "

The aim of the Vicariate for Evangelisation through these paintings, "is to show how art, beauty, and that somehow are flashes of divine beauty, express some religious feeling." "Where there is true beauty, there is the mystery of a God who is full beauty, "says D.

José Alberto Canovas.

In this sense, states that his intention is "that people can impact these glimpses of the beauty of God, because after the contemplation of true art and good, calms the heart, the heart opens to hope." "The Art is always reason for hope "- reiterates the Vicar.

Cánovas reports that "there is an art and devilish evil means that which separates, specifies the Vicar-there is a symbolic art, art that activates communion, which integrates." Remembering Plato reminds us that "beauty is the fullness of be, when that being nothing is missing is beautiful. "

"This art is not only to illustrate our intelligence, but that comes to emotions, sensitivity and leads to the experience of God, because the aesthetic experience has a lot to do with the experience of religious emotion" – he says.

Similarly, states that "we can discuss the art, there is a synchrony and harmony between the beauty and experience of faith, between aesthetic emotion and religious emotion." The priest says, "It is a proposal for a first announcement people today, in this post-Christian culture has no chance because there are no spaces in which to meet with other dimensions of human reality, as the importance, the most fundamental, because it is the one who brings hope and energy . "

Falgas: "Art must be viewed with humility"

For its part, the painter of these watercolors, D.

José María Falgas, argues that "the iconography of religious art is so very insuperable by the legacy left to us, that any artist, painter or sculptor has to raise new proposals." "I have reflected on the direct relevance to the popular -the artist has what is left of that great art when it comes to people, when incorporated into daily life, what we like … "This is how Falgas concludes want to" start Salzillo immense art to do something that had the technical novelty of an entirely separate, such as watercolor, not because they were to interpret art in a different direction, but because the watercolor was more direct, more emotional, more committed, more difficult (and me difficult things I've always loved). "" Salzillo, when he did these things, done under a true inspiration – confesses Falgas .- The others are a little surprised at this, trying to do our bit. " The watercolorist who wishes to take art "a new dimension in the sense of appealing to popular feeling, the sensibility of the people in general, without a great deal of concern bombastic."

The "story" of creation of the compositions of the exhibition traces the artist so endearing.

"It came in a whole, would say casual, but should not say" – he jokes.

"It coincided with a cleaning operation of the figures that were stuck in their cages of glass.

I had a personal friendship with the then President and attended by invitation to him and curious about all these figures live (to 25cm away, not seeing them through a museum).

That suggested to me-because I was allowed to take notes, take pictures very fast and came to the conclusion that, first, had to respect a Salzillo, make real portraits of those figures of Salzillo, to prevail at all times that identity . "With love remembers how the idea evolved to take shape.

"If my God gives me a hand, that does not recognize out-laughing.

It was really difficult to combine all the scenes and figures relate to the compositions. "

Falgas finds its roots of religious art in its infancy.

When you look at these paintings evokes those times when "I make the crib, with the help of my mother, around 30-40 years, when he started being able to do again, after the catastrophe of war."

"I have in my studio in Madrid a permanent crib is like a constant reminder of the good times of childhood … I brought a happy and all that you look at a very unique way" – says.

What we have available by visiting this exhibition, which participates in the mystery of Christmas?

Falgas has clearly responded to this question: "Art must be viewed with humility."

Given this advice Murcian artist, the Vicar for Evangelization adds that "true art is the splendor of beauty, are moments of beauty and therefore have extraordinary potential deified." "The world is better because there is beauty hands that shape the minds and hearts of artists-clear, therefore, again, art is always culture and civilization, human beings grows in all its dimensions "

Source: Obispado de Cartagena

Continue down the retail sales in Murcia after 17 months of continuous free fall

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The situation in Murcia is more than troubling, exceeding the national average falls

A month continues the decline in retail sales in our country, reaching 7.2% drop in November over the figure achieved in the same month last year.

Even though the drop from the previous month is only 0.1%, the reality is that half of the year a decrease in sales of 5.7%.

The community of Murcia, well above the national average decline in the number of sales in this sector, coming to make a deduction from 8.6% over the same month of 2010, and an annual average of -6.9% , well above the average figures from around the country.

This time is the Home Team sector the hardest hit, down 10.8%, although the food sector also suffered a sales drop of 4.1%.

Of all modes of distribution is the retail unilocalizado the hardest hit, with sales declining 8.3%, with large surfaces than they do in a -9.8%.

According to Cesar Garcia Arnal, Secretary of Sector Policy UPTA Spain, "is much more concerned about the fall of the independent retailer unilocalizado than supermarkets, which have better opportunities for financing, distribution and ultimate recovery. Superstores with a well-defined corporate structure, better endure these scourges. "

The employment figures in the trade sector in Murcia are also very worrying, being together with Andalusia and Aragon Autonomous Community of the three most employment rate in the sector has lost, yielding a figure of -2.3% over the same month last year and half so far this year of -2.6%.

To Mamen Martinez, coordinator of UPTA in the Region of Murcia, "These data demonstrate the alarming situation in our CCAA sector and the need for support that retailers, especially unilocalizados have. We can not lose such an important sector in the overall economy of our region, and we are seeing interest from our government and municipalities. "

UPTA considered to be the ideal time for the government to develop a plan to support small businesses, which include measures that provide solutions to most problems that this sector is going through.

To this end, the organization is holding talks with its major trade organizations and designing a catalog of specific measures to propose to the government.

Source: UPTA Murcia

Naturgas continue the installation of gas works in 15 municipalities of the Region

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The Governing Council has approved an agreement between the Ministry of Universities, Business and Research and the company Naturgas Energy Alternative Energy-Gas Distribution Murcia SA to continue development in the Region of Murcia Gasification Plan, which represents an estimated investment of 4,652,150 euros.

The aim is to cover the work of projects and works in secondary transport facilities and natural gas distribution in the towns of Yecla, Jumilla-Cieza, Mula-Bullas, Cehegin, Caravaca, Calasparra, Mazarron-Aguilas, Torre Pacheco, The Alcazar, La Union, Cartagena and Archena.

This agreement is developed within the framework agreement signed in 2004 for the development of gasification in the Region of Murcia, which runs until 2012, and which provides that the total amount of investments in gas infrastructure in the region carried out along the term of the contract will reach 62,441,000 euros.

Through this agreement, the gas infrastructure activities will be considered for the Community interest, allowing the collection of funds from the national gas system.

Source: CARM