Archive for June, 2012

The Socialist Party calls on the Ministry of Health not to implement the pharmaceutical copayment

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Rosique Deputy Teresa said that it is a regressive measure, unjust and ineffective

The health official of the Socialist Group, Teresa Rosique has filed a motion in the Assembly which calls on the Department of Health and Social Policy do not apply the pharmaceutical co.

Rosique reported that "the Government of Rajoy has introduced a regressive measure, as is the co-payment on drugs, a move that we reject as unfair and inefficient."

The Royal Decree approved by the government imposes a copayment Rajoy to pensioners, forcing them to pay for drugs for the first time.

In addition, people also active pay at least 25% more than they do now to move from 40% to 50% of the drug.

"This is the first step Rajoy and the regional government given relative to the copayment. Enter the force in November for medical transport, external prostheses and dietary products used by elderly and cancer patients. It will be yet a third level with the accessory portfolio of services that the Government has not yet revealed Rajoy. "

The copayment will particularly affect the most vulnerable layers of population with greater needs (elderly, patients with rare diseases and chronic illnesses, especially).

The Socialist Party shows "the absolute rejection" of pharmaceutical co-pay measures the Popular Party.

Added that this co Rosique only unfair, it can lead to a deterioration of the health of many pensioners, who will leave for not paying their treatments, as sources have been different professionals and health economists.

Spain has a public health system that is among the lowest in the OECD and among the most efficient.

"Those who argue that it is unsustainable will not do so for economic reasons but also ideological."

The Socialist parliamentary group argues that the economic crisis we are experiencing should not, under any circumstances excuse to dismantle vested rights and the welfare state.


Palacios: "The reforms will enable us to maintain the best health system in the world, the Spanish"

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Today was held in Los Alcazares the first act Sector Health Commission People's Party in the Region of Murcia

Palacios said that the drugs are free for the unemployed without benefits, "a milestone in the pharmaceutical copayment"

The Minister of Health and Social Policy in the Region of Murcia, Maria Angeles Palacios, said today that "our mission is to carry out reforms and explain them to citizens to understand that what we are trying by all means, and we may be, is to keep the health system in Spain, which is the best in the world. "

Palacios was speaking during the first act of the newly created sector Health Commission regional People's Party, held in Los Alcazares, where he referred to the entry into force on July 1 of Royal Decree on Measures, which sets new percentages with which users of the public health system should help pay for medicines, and that in his opinion, "more balanced, fair system."

As explained above, the annual income above 100,000 euros will contribute 60 percent; users with incomes between 18,000 and 100,000 euros will pay 50 percent, those with incomes below € 18,000 will still have 40 percent, and for the pensioners is set to a contribution of 10 percent, with limits of payment of 8 per month for those who earn less than 18,000 euros, 18 euros for those who charge between 18,000 and 100,000 euros and 60 euros for those earning more than this amount .

"In addition, the drugs are free for the unemployed without benefits, which is a milestone in the pharmaceutical copayment, as formerly, though a person is unemployed and without benefits, should pay 40 percent of their prescriptions," noted, adding that "are also free for people with non-contributory pensions and receiving income from social integration, and for those affected by the toxic syndrome."

In this regard, the minister said that "transferred to the Region of Murcia, where we have 1,379,490 Health Card, the new system means that more than half of the users, ie nearly 800,000 Murcia, will not change its current status, ie they will continue paying 40 percent, as usual. "

Palacios gave as an example the price of a box of 20 capsules Nolotil, "which is 2.7 euros, and now, with the new system, the pensioner must pay 27 cents, while the assets will pay 1, 08 or 1.35 euros, depending on your income. "

The act sectoral Commission for Health regional PP, held in the Auditorium of the City of Los Alcazares, was chaired by the Minister of Health and Social Policy, Maria Angeles Palacios, the president of the PP in Los Alcazares, Mary's Carmen Vigueras, Secretary General of the PP and mayor of Los Alcazares, Anastasio Bastida, and the Executive Secretary of Health and mayor of Las Torres de Cotillas, Domingo Coronado.

Health Commission, established by the Deputy Secretary General of Sectoral Studies and Programs, is the first of over thirty commissions which is expected to believe after the PP XV Regional Congress held in May.

Composes a score of people from the various branches of medicine, and its main objective is to conduct studies, surveillance and recommendations to ensure the quality and efficiency of the mechanisms of Health in all municipalities of the Region.

Source: PP Región de Murcia

The Community provides a comprehensive assistance to companies seeking to participate in European R + D + i

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

The Institute of Development provides the service 'Inncorpórate to Europe' from its facilities in Murcia and from his office in Brussels

The Ministry of Universities and Research Company, through the Instituto de Fomento de la Region de Murcia (Info), offers businesses in the service region 'Inncorpórate to Europe', which promotes participation in EU programs related European R & D + i.

The objective of this program is to provide added value to companies that wish to apply for such projects through comprehensive support.

The director of the Institute of Development, Juan Hernandez, said that they "can count on the expertise of info, in coordination with the Regional Office in Brussels, came across the project life cycle from initial concept and identifying the most appropriate program, to the preparation and submission of the proposal. "

Through 'Inncorpórate to Europe', companies can identify the European call that better fit your project and seek partners and potential partners to build international alliances.

Thus, the Info favors innovation, internationalization and competitiveness in the European Union and third countries, as a service open to all socio-economic actors in the region, companies, clusters, technology centers and business associations.

"Companies are at the Instituto de Fomento a traveling companion quite involved in their objectives, and that once elected the call will also accompany the project," added Hernandez.

In the first six months of the year, this service has assisted more than 150 requests for advice from companies and intermediate bodies of the Region, and has organized or assisted in the conduct of six days of workshops and presentation of European calls open to which was attended by over four hundred companies.

All those socio-economic actors, associations and companies interested in European aid to innovation, please contact the Institute of Development through the Department responsible for the Competitiveness and Innovation.

Source: CARM

The official sales period begins tomorrow July 1st and runs until Aug. 31

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

The Ministry of Universities and Research Company reports that both consumers and traders have the same obligations and rights for the rest of the year

Sunday morning will open trade, and sets the agenda for holidays in the Community, to coincide with the first day of sales

The Ministry of Universities and Research Company reports that the official period of summer sales starts tomorrow, July 1st and runs until 31 August.

Although the first day of sales falls on a Sunday will open trade because it is one of the ten year holidays authorized by the Community to open during 2012.

The general manager of Consumer Affairs, Commerce and Handicrafts, Maria Dolores Alarcon, said his department technicians will ensure that consumers and traders to benefit from these reductions summer with the highest standards.

These include businesses that specify the start and end of sales, selling objects have been included previously in the 'stock' of the establishment and regular price items to discounted prices and must be sufficiently separated.

Alarcon said that "both consumers and traders have the same rights and obligations in the sale period than during the rest of the year."

Tips to buy in discounts

During sales periods, so the discounted price as above should appear on the label, or the percentage of reduction, or even a single price for each item type.

In case of second or successive sales, the items must be marked original price, the rebate and the first successive prices.

You must keep the ticket or bill of sale as security for a possible return or complaint.

If an establishment accepts returns throughout the season must also do so in sales time.

Otherwise, you must explicitly warn.

In case of under garments, occurs as in the returns.

Establishments that support credit card payments for the rest of the year are required to do so in time of sales without any additional fees on the price, and are obliged to inform the consumer of it through its general advertising, with visible exposure from the outside of the establishment.

The vendor is also required to inform consumers about the methods of payment allowed through general advertising visible from outside the establishment.

The availability and inventory of products subject to sales should be sufficient.

If the sales are limited by depleting stocks of goods, the merchant must clearly report the total number of units covered by the activity.

Labelling should be correct and legible in Castilian.

For clothing, the label must include instructions Laundry and report preparation materials and data of the manufacturer.

It generally prohibits the existence of unfair and, in particular the decoupling based on typographical errors and printing.

Items being sold at discounts should have been included before and during the minimum period of one month in the usual run of sales, in perfect condition unless defective or manufactured specifically for these sales.

We also must reject articles that do not meet the necessary health and safety conditions.

It is advisable to purchase only products that are needed and not buying items that are not needed just because they are discounted and available in establishments that are attached to the Consumer Arbitration Board, as they offer better guarantees, and check the orange pages of the consumer.

If the customer believes that a trade has not respected the rights as consumers, must demand the complaint form and attempt to resolve the problem amicably.

In addition, you can contact the Municipal Office of Consumer Information nearest and the Department of Consumer Affairs, Commerce and Handicraft of the Autonomous Community or any such association.

Source: CARM

The Ministry of Agriculture prepares the call for aid to the incorporation of young people and the modernization of farms

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Director General Julio Bernal recently chaired the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Rural Development Plan, which evaluated the evolution of the planned actions and set new lines of work

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water is preparing to call for aid for the installation of young farmers and the modernization of farms, which drives the Rural Development Programme in the Region of Murcia (PDR).

The purpose is to generate enough momentum and investments that will meet the objectives of this program to boost the competitiveness of regional agriculture.

The Director General of Irrigation and Rural Development, Julio Bernal, recently held a meeting of the RDP Monitoring Committee attended by representatives of the European Commission and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and the agents involved social, agricultural, and environmental cooperative in the region.

During the meeting, which is annual to analyze the evolution of the program, moved for the convening during this exercise different helplines such as the incorporation of young, modernizing farms, Leader aid, agribusiness and forestry measures.

The Director General of Irrigation and Rural Development said that the execution of the program in 2011, "was affected by the financial and economic crisis altered the grants and aid payments and management, the decline in available cash and the degree of implementation of some measures. "

The CEO explained that they have adopted new co-financing rates, which will enable "use all possible financial resources of the EAFRD European fund, which means avoiding the loss of external funding with the minimum expenditure required of the Community. To do this, Special efforts will we demand of rural society, "he added.

The financial implementation of the RDP to 31 December 2011 stood at 33.8 percent of predicted for 2007-2015, "and will have to make an effort to avoid budget descomprometa EU funds for breach of the provisions" .

During the first five months of this year "have been able to make certifications that have raised this indicator to 47'6 per cent, allowing a significant improvement seen in this 2012," he said.

Members of the Monitoring Committee also noted the successful implementation of measures such as those affecting agricultural infrastructure (rural roads, improving irrigation or use of wastewater in irrigation) and those related to agri-environment (organic farming, integrated production control erosion, AE vineyard, etc..).

Rural Development Plan 2014-2020

During the meeting also discussed the main problems of the planning for the future framework program for 2014-2020 and concern is for the Region of Murcia the current drafting of regulations in regard to agricultural infrastructure.

The CEO said that "if in the previous programming periods have been absent the imposition who now claim, modernization of irrigation practiced in Murcia would not have been possible."

Therefore, according to Director of Irrigation, "calls for a radical change in the text, which seeks to impose are only eligible investments to reduce consumption of water above 25 percent at least in irrigation infrastructure" .

Source: CARM

The Housing Institute and the Association have relocated Habit five families at risk of social exclusion

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Both institutions agree to hold a conference on the eradication of slums and substandard housing

The director of the Institute for Housing and Land in the Region of Murcia (IVS), Christopher Moreno, and representatives from the Murcia Habit met this week to continue his work of homeownership for the relocation of citizens at risk of social exclusion .

As agreed at short notice shall meet the monitoring committee of the cooperation agreement in force until the end of the year, which has enabled the acquisition of housing for the relocation of five families in the towns of Murcia Stables, Cabezo de Torres , Bacons Bridge and Torreagüera.

Christopher Moreno highlighted the work of Habit in the Region of Murcia and told them the intention of the Ministry of Public Works and Planning to "continue doing together programs and activities that help to promote access to housing for people at risk of exclusion social, especially the Roma community. "

During the meeting, both institutions agreed to the holding of a conference that will serve to analyze the situation of people at risk of exclusion and help to establish new mechanisms to help eradicate slums and substandard housing.

The director of IVS undertook to study the proposal that I dwell on the financing of the conference is done through European Funds and utilize the resources of the European Inclusion of the Roma community.

Moreno said: "participation is essential in these days of European Commission representatives and the municipalities, because they are the first instance to the families who use to which we went through agreement."

Source: CARM

A research sheds light on the effect of different factors on the quality and shelf life of breeding golden

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

IMIDA The team responds to the demands of the aquaculture sector in Murcia

Both oxidative processes such as microbial growth in fish could be delayed by the addition in the feed of natural preservatives

The length of fasting prior to slaughter of breeding golden, the use of vegetable ingredients in the manufacture of feed and the effect on the life of bream fed diets supplemented, extracts or essential oils of aromatic plants have been of a doctoral thesis, presented this week by Ana Alvarez Trujillo.

His study has been carried out in the Aquaculture Station of the Instituto Murciano Research and Agricultural Development and Food (IMIDA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Water, is in San Javier.

IMIDA director, Adrian Martinez, noted that "the gold sold in Spain comes mostly from hatcheries."

Martinez added "aquaculture fish, unlike the extractive fishing, offers the advantage of occur under controlled conditions, so that, by knowing the influence of the factors of cultivation, it is possible to optimize the quality of final product" .

With this research, he concluded, "the team IMIDA Aquaculture answers some of the demands of this sector in Murcia raised in the Technology Transfer Conference to be held since 2006."

In aquaculture prior fasting is a common practice, in order to obtain a clean fish guts, no other food.

The time required to empty the digestive depends largely on temperature.

Taking into account seasonal variations in temperature in the Mediterranean, according to results obtained in the summer months within 24 hours of fasting would be sufficient, but in winter fasting should not be less than 40 hours.

The study of ice golden conservation subjected to different times of fasting revealed that the fasting time before slaughter significantly influences the lifetime, so that, at an average temperature of 20 ° C, a fast of more than 24 hours accelerates the deterioration of fish.

Thus, consider the tradeoff between the benefits of getting a free digestive remains of food and fasting-induced changes on the final product quality.

Vegetable ingredients

The second part of the thesis focused on the study of the effect of using a diet with 75 percent replacement of fish oil a mixture of rapeseed and soybean on the quality and life of the gold, given the increasing sector interest for the use of plant ingredients in feed manufacture.

The use of vegetable oils as part of the lipid source in the diet of golden modified fatty acid profile of meat, with some implications for the nutritional properties of fish.

Were also affected some quality parameters such as color and texture.

The partial substitution of fish oil by vegetable oils in the diet had no effect on the life of the gold stored in ice.

Despite noting signs of reduced lipid oxidation in the group of animals fed the diet with vegetable oil and some sensory and microbiological differences, there was no significant effect on the quality index or mesophilic counts, which are the that ultimately determine the acceptability of the product.

The third part of this thesis was to evaluate the effect on the life of golden fed diets supplemented extracts or essential oils from aromatic plants.

The results have shown that these compounds added to feed, may be greater or lesser extent, accumulated in fish muscle, so that their addition to the diet can have an added effect on fish quality, and delay deterioration.

We observed an antioxidant effect of diets supplemented with essential oil of thyme (Thymbra capitata), extract of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and an antibacterial effect of the diet with essential oil of thyme (Thymus zygisl).

Thus, both oxidative processes such as microbial growth in fish could be delayed by the addition in the feed of natural preservatives.

The thesis has been carried out in the Aquaculture Station IMIDA led by two researchers at the institute, Dr. Maria Dolores Hernandez Llorente and Dr. Benjamin Garcia Garcia.

He has been tutor of doctoral professor at the University of Murcia Javier Martinez Lopez.

The researcher Ana Alvarez Trujillo has enjoyed a predoctoral fellowship IMIDA under the Science and Technology Plan 2007-2010 of the Murcia Region, financed by the European Social Fund.

Different studies have been funded research projects of National Plans of National Advisory Board for Mariculture (Jacumar), the National Research Institute for Agriculture and Food Technology (INIA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water, funded by the FEDER funds.

Source: CARM

The delegate of the Government announces that more than half a million drivers will receive one bonus point on Sunday July 1

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Bascuñana Joaquin points out that the figure represents 3% below the national average

Since the entry into force of this system, motorists in the region have lost 665,445 points on your driving license

Five hundred eighty thousand six hundred thirty-five drivers receive Murcia on Sunday, July 1, a bonus point on your driving license was announced today at a press conference the government delegate, Joaquin Bascuñana, which has clarified that the figure represents 3% of total national average of 18,143,362 drivers.

Bascuñana qualified that will receive the extra point that those 1 July 2006 balance had 12 points, received two bonus points on July 1, 2009 and no record of drawdown final penalty points on that date.

"This is a clear example that the DGT also rewards and provides incentives to those drivers who do well and not only punishes those who do evil," said the delegate of the Government, which provided in detail in national terms and the consequent impact regional percentage, numbers and circumstances of this campaign.

So, before announcing the number of points removed, detailed Bascuñana sanctions.

In Murcia, on a national total of 4,895,323 punished, 150,811 drivers (3.1%) were reprimanded, which, translated into points, represents a shrinkage of 665,445 compared with more than 22 million retirees nationwide points .

Of those drivers, 11,712, against a total of 367,142 in Spain (3.19%), are now half the points, and 3,042 are definitely about to lose the card, as there are in the Region 999 drivers with three points, 1537 with two points and 506 with just one.

In all three cases, percentages also represent about 3% of the national average.


The delegate of the Government provided other significant data, as the figures broken down by type of offense.

For positive for alcohol tests, 18,897 drivers of Murcia, 2.9% compared to 651,939 in Spain, were punished.

For not wearing a seat belt or device approved for children, were fined on our roads, 36,613 people (4%), compared to 915,589 drivers in Spain.

The regional percentage of drivers caught talking on the phone keeps the average of 3%, 23,196, 654,466 relating to all of Spain.

Finally, speeding the lowest yields of all, 84,177 penalties (2.5%) compared with 3,304,842 the national total.

Points recovery courses

Joaquin Bascuñana concluded the review indicating that local drivers have attended 3,340 of a total of 112,424, a partial recovery courses of points, while 5,505 students, 121,902 in Spain, they have a permit to recover lost permanently .

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

The Federation closing its first week on campus Football

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The Football Association has closed in the water park Terra Natura the first week of the campus which has been held for weeks in the soccer fields of UMU and Terra Natura, which began on June 25 and will last until the next July 27, and that this time has had a dozen players, almost the same number of students who have registered for the second week on campus.

These campuses, one led youth football players aged between 6 and 14 years and another specifically for goalkeepers, are held at the soccer fields at the University of Murcia and ending on July 27 from 8:30 am to 14:30 hours.

In addition to combine the learning of new technical methods and tactics on the pitch every day registrants will also as a leisure activity to visit the water park Terra Natura.

Registration is still open and for weeks and the price is 125 euros including sports equipment, teaching graduate and compulsory health insurance.

Source: Federación de Fútbol de la Región de Murcia

Qualification Tourist Center teaches "culinary excellence" in the hands of Paul Gonzalez

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Director General of Tourism hands out the diplomas to the students of superior Professional Cooking Course

The Director General of Tourism, Enrique Ujaldón, today delivered the diplomas to the students of the Advanced Course in Professional Cooking has been provided in the Qualification Centre Tourism (CCT) over 300 hours, and has had as coordinator with the head chef of Restaurant La Cabana, owner of a Michelin star, Pablo Gonzalez-Conejero, and the collaboration of chefs and professionals in the Region of Murcia, companies and specialist teachers of the CST.

Ujaldón said during the ceremony of diplomas, "This course has deepened the knowledge of new techniques for professionals in the sector Murcia remain at the forefront of Spanish cuisine, as the customer is increasingly demanding" .

Ujaldón also pointed out that these measures are aimed at professionals aimed at turning the region into a first class dining destination.

The course training program has aimed to expand and consolidate basic knowledge of technology culinary cuisine and fresh cuisine and its application in the current restoration, and acquire the skills necessary to manage a restaurant when optimally based on the procurement planning, cost control and management of the kitchen.

The 13 students who have completed the course have also made a series of visits to different companies in the region.

Source: CARM