Archive for August, 2015

The Socialist Party demands that immediately restore health benefits to all residents of our region

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Congresswoman Consuelo Cano said that technical issues can be adapted subsequently considered unfair and unjust and the doubts that now you have come to the regional government

The regional deputy Socialist Consuelo Cano has asked the Minister of Health "to instruct health services to restore immediate health benefits to all residents of our region."

For the deputy, "health management and technical requirements needed for other undisputed part may fit with subsequent organization are not so urgent as to hamper demand attention from now," so the regional government in question concerning health care for immigrants, in your opinion, unfair and unjust.

Cano stressed that health care for immigrants is primarily a matter of international humanitarian law, "there is a gracious decision of the Government of Spain or Murcia, or in any other community."

And he recalled that such commitments, which do not admit delay, are initialed in international law treaties signed by our country.

Therefore, the social responsibility has criticized the regional government and its decision to wait "guidelines Madrid" in health care for immigrants.

"Pedro Antonio Sanchez said recently that above all people are, and immigrants are people looking for an opportunity, we can not deny that reality. The Minister of Health, he claimed a day earlier that illegal immigrants return to have comprehensive health care. And now, following statements by the Minister of Health correcting them in their intentions they get scared and wander or, even worse, threaten to another committee of experts, and initiate expansion path and learned, and confusion previous decisions dilute smoke forever, "he noted.

"For socialists, the health of the population should not be electoral contentious" insisted Consuelo Cano, for whom it is shameful that this matter be dispatched by neighborhood, "here serves, not here", while leaving the health professionals to refuse them bread to the needy, contravening the essence of his calling and swearing.

"If the obligation to serve the immigrant population with links us signed by our country as a member of the UN resolutions, can not understand how to doubt at this stage about whether they attend or not. The Royal Decree Law 16/2012 of Popular Party government in 2012 skirted dangerously these international agreements, a government that seem to concern, above all things, the economic arrangements of the European Union, "he concluded.

Source: PSRM-PSOE

70 per cent of young people who do not find work labor professional practices

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Minister Juan Hernandez notes that "non-working practices are consolidated as one of the most effective youth employability tools"

Since it was launched the Program of unearned professional internships, 70 percent of the young participants got a job to finish them;

50 percent in the same company and 20 percent in other related training.

This measure, promoted by the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Employment "has become one of the most effective tools to enter the labor market where youth on tight to their profile jobs after performing remunerated trainees specialized in that count under the supervision of a mentor to guide them, "said the director Juan Hernandez.

This initiative also companies "will improve its productivity, as well joining them a professional that meets their needs," he added.

The program contributes to improving the employability and provides a first contact with the reality of work young people under 26 and over 18 who have no work experience.

Also, "it delves into further training, eminently practical, before joining the labor market. Also, seek the expertise of the candidate in a particular type of industry as well as greater involvement and their tutors in training," he said the Minister of Employment Government of Murcia.

Since January 2014, a total of 740 young people have participated in this program.

They develop practices in workplaces of companies under the direction and supervision of a tutor, with a duration of between three and nine months.

During this time the young receives a monthly scholarship of 426 euros minimum.

Later, in collaboration with the Regional Employment Service and Training (SEF), participants of the program are certified practices in order to improve his personal record to get a job face.

To access these professional no work practices interested parties must have an official university degree, vocational training or higher level or degree of the same level or a professional certificate.

Increased 200 euros Youth Guarantee Plan

Included in the Youth Guarantee Plan, the SEF additionally provides 200 euros per month for the scholarship for young performing labor practices increases of 426-639 euros, minimum.

This is one of the measures contained in the Youth Guarantee Program to promote the hiring of young people, together with the promotion of recruitment practices by the companies have a support of between 1,800 and 5,400 euros, and encouraging indefinite contract, which a company can receive a subsidy of between 6,000 and 7,500 euros.

Source: CARM

Pedro Antonio Sánchez says that "only in exceptional situations" must be used desalination "a reasonable and affordable price"

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The president of the Community states that "provided there is no water to transfer, extraordinary measures must be implemented" as desalinated water

The president of the Community, Pedro Antonio Sanchez, said today that "only in exceptional situations such as the current" where the water is reduced to transfer should be resorted to "extraordinary measures" such as desalinated water "at a price reasonable, affordable and accessible. "

Pedro Antonio Sánchez, who was speaking in Cartagena after the act of receiving the training vessel of the Mexican Navy 'Cuauhtemoc' said that if "temporary and exceptional" could not be transfer because "there is no volume reservoirs and water accumulated, should desalination start at a lower price. "

The regional president, who argued that the water "where to go to where needed", said "this is what ensures the Memorandum approved in the Congress of Deputies and has the form of law."

The regional chief executive explained that the hydrological year is "very complicated" and the forecast for the next "It is very worrying", so he said it is "common sense, justice and solidarity" that water transfer to those regions such as Murcia "where surplus in the wet to the dry Spain Spain where needed."

The president of the Community remarked that the "final solution" in water is "a great national agreement" to ensure this resource in Spain.

"There is water for all, and something goes wrong when in the same year the Government has to give aid to some regions by the drought and others by floods," said Pedro Antonio Sanchez.

"I leave the skin so that Murcia reaches the water needed for irrigation," said the president of the Community, adding that this resource, "says the most important part of the regional economy," such as farming which generates more than 100,000 direct jobs.

He added that "we are part of Spain's fastest growing exports in the agricultural sector".

The regional chief executive said that move the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in the meeting to be held this week, that lower price for the desalinated water is established and that the validity of the measures included in the drought decree be extended beyond December 31, if the drought continues.

He emphasized the "openness" of the Government of Spain in one of the "driest" water years, and in which, he said, "irrigators have received the same amount as last year" and have approved 30 million euros investment to modernize irrigation works, launch the dry wells and mobilizing resources for irrigation.

"The Region of Murcia has no water and little that has the advantage of an efficient way," said the president of the Community, who said that "if a scarce resource is used really well and that we help the future of Spain, not It is concerned that Murcia reaches water needs. "

Source: CARM

Family and Equal Opportunities guidelines draw up a guide for assessing disability in rare diseases

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Violante Thomas stresses that this document, which will cover up to 25 rare diseases, "will be a breakthrough nationwide"

The Minister of Family and Equal Opportunities, Violante Thomas, today held a meeting with the president of the Federation of Rare Diseases (FEDER), Juan Carrion, which addressed the need to publish a guide for practitioners teams Rating at their disposal all relevant information in relation to a large group of rare diseases.

The Minister said, "is to develop a guide for the professional assessment teams and guidance to persons with disabilities in order to provide useful information about the medical and psychological aspects that may limit the overall activity of people with diseases rare ".

This guide "will contemplate up to 25 rare diseases, which will mean a breakthrough at the national level," he added.

Rare diseases are a large group of diseases that are characterized by their low prevalence in the population, by its etiology, diagnosis and evolutionary complexity, significant morbidity and mortality and high levels of disability that lead, so it is necessary an approach comprehensive social health.

It is estimated that between 5,000 and 8,000 distinct rare diseases, affecting between a six and eight percent of the population.

In Murcia this group range between 90,000 and 120,000 people.

It is, in most cases, serious chronic conditions, which can occur in adults, but also at an early age.

Three out of four people affected by a rare disease are children, "hence the importance of properly assessing the circumstances that may affect a certain degree of disability," said the minister.

For Thomas Violante, "the legal recognition of the degree of active social protection of disabled people who are committed to their daily functioning and does so in many areas, such as access to early care and specialized services, cash benefits and tax benefits specific support for the social inclusion, among others. "

"It's a way to remove obstacles and therefore it is important that people with rare diseases feel protected in the process of assessment, just as those who suffer common symptomatology," said the minister.

The guide will be a tool that complements the normative regulations of the processes of recognition of the degree of disability that are of national character and equal for all regions.

Currently, there is a guide prepared by the Community of Madrid which includes 19 rare diseases.

Source: CARM

The Community begins recovery efforts in areas affected by the fires in Lorca, Cieza and Calasparra

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Minister Adela Martinez-Cache stands "promptness in response," and that "we will act in the affected areas in less a month "

The three recovery plans Almadenes Canyon environment saws Almirez Almorchón and cover a total area of 534.14 hectares with an investment of over 3.3 million

Each area is provided with an individualized study and a 10-year planning for full development

The Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment will launch recovery efforts in areas affected by the fires this summer in Lorca, Cieza and Calasparra.

This was announced this morning the Minister Adela Martinez-Cache in a press conference that unveiled the three recovery plans Almadenes Canyon environment and the Sierra de Almorchón Sierra del Almirez.

The Minister of Water, Agriculture and Environment noted that "the intense and rigorous work of experts from the Directorate General of Rural Development and Forestry has allowed, in short time, develop a temporary planning of the need for action in areas devastated by fire. "

Martinez-Cache stressed that "it is the first time that so quickly responds as it has not been a month since the devastating fire took place and we will begin to act now."

He added that "the objective is that society can return to as soon as possible enjoy these wonderful landscapes of Murcia nature."

Adela Martinez-Cacho said that the total investment of the plans is over 3.3 million euros, of which 1,102,248 will go to the restoration of the environment Almadenes Canyon, 450,290 to the recovery of the burned area Almorchón and 1,805,154 euros for the Sierra del Almirez.

The owner of Agriculture and Environment said, "to be the natural heritage of the region, with immediate effect, during this year we will allocate 883,000 euros to the actions of regeneration."

Of these, 298,208 euros will fall to the environment Almadenes Canyon, 84,090 in the Sierra del Almorchón and 500,702 euros in the Sierra del Almirez.

To do this, the Ministry has prepared three plans recovery of affected 534.14 hectares (293.05 and 238.09 of public forest Mount particular).

Every burned area is provided with an individualized plan with a time schedule of 10 years for full development, enough for restarting the ecological functionality of these forest areas affected by fire time.

Thus, plans to address the previously defined a "rigorous and specific objectives" for each burned area, which will be achieved through enforcement actions restoration work on the mountain.

The objectives have been raised according to the characteristics and environmental values ​​for each burned area, which have in common their high biodiversity, as reflected in the different forms of protection they hold.

In particular, they have been affected the Special Protection Area (SPA) of the Sierra del Molino, reservoir and Llanos Quípar Cagitán in fire Almadenes environment and the Sierra del Almorchón;

the Special Area of ​​Conservation (SAC) of saws and Vega Alta del Segura and rivers Alhárabe and Moratalla in Almadenes Canyon fire and the Site of Community Importance (SCI) and ZEPA Sierra del Gigante in a fire at the Sierra del Almirez.

In each of the plans arboreal soil, layers of bushes and herbaceous species will recover, rebuild the puzzle of plant biodiversity represented in these habitats, many of Community interest occupy a high percentage of the surface to be restored.

The recovery of the retention function of land, soil water infiltration, reservoir of nutrients for plants or conservation of soil organic carbon species were also carried out.

Development plans

The actions addressed in each of the plans fall into five blocks: precautionary measures, emergency, ecological regeneration, environmental monitoring and voluntary and disclosure.

In this regard, the minister moved that "since the coming weeks, and during the next few months are going to work in the emergency measures."

Thus, the first actions will focus on the adequacy of road networks to ensure access to the areas of performance and Almadenes Almirez, the execution of works of hydrological-forestry correction by building dikes and earthworks to prevent damage from erosion and torrential phenomena in the Almorchón and pestle as well as immediate short of burnt trees in each of the areas of action.

With plant debris resulting from the felling of trees charred barricades were built in biological channels and fagots on slopes, which help to control soil loss and seeds, improve infiltration of rainwater, provide organic matter, reduce surface runoff or facilitate the natural regeneration.

Moreover, some of these plant remains will be used to create biological structures for shelter and nesting fauna.

Also, they are preserved uncut woods that will control for biological monitoring and as host of birds, in turn, facilitate seed dispersal.

From the third year of ecological work, consistent feedback on work helps the natural regeneration of the masses of pine forest (reforestation and silvicultural treatments) and micro interventions for the recovery of the biodiversity of flora and fauna will begin with actions to improve habitats of rare species reinforcing and creating natural water points, and the availability of food will be provided, among other actions.

Adela Martinez-Cacho said "all actions defined in the various recovery plans will have an environmental monitoring will cover the areas of biology, soil science and forestry, which will allow feedback on the plan with valuable information to enable it to develop and test the degree of achieving the objectives ".

The plans also provide for voluntary measures to participate in society activities of sowing or planting burned areas and development advocacy.

In addition, outreach and preparation of explanatory material are included to present to society the effort invested in the recovery of these areas.

Source: CARM

Health works to stabilize the situation of researchers in the health field

Monday, August 31st, 2015

From the first day of the incorporation of the new team of the Ministry of Health "is being analyzed and progress in the future and stability of biomedical research in the Region"

The arrangement proposed by Health culminate with the development of a regional Strategy for biomedical research

The Ministry of Health is working since the beginning of the legislature, in a formula that provides stability to the researchers attached to projects being developed from the Murciano Institute of biomedical research (IMIB) and the Foundation for Training and Research Health (FFIS), according to General Director of Planning, Research, and Citizen Pharmacy, Francisco Agulló, who remarked that "has been a major concern of the Minister of Health and the new management team."

Agulló explained that "there is a problem working with research projects of long duration in time, since, due to the current rules, the Administration can not increase the number of permanent contracts."

Therefore, the lack of continuity in the projects "can affect the quality, advancement and development of existing projects and, above all, can affect people, professionals, who should offer a solution as quickly as possible."

Modification regulation

In this regard, the Directorate General of Planning, Research, and Citizen Pharmacy will promote a legislative amendment of regional level "so that, in accordance with the exceptions set out in the Workers' Statute, temporary contracts can be made by time to last each of the Research and Innovation ".

The Director General of Planning said that the design of the measure "count on the advice of legal departments involved and the Directorate General of Civil".

He also said that the amendment "will be held under the Law on Science and Technology in force", which would allow temporary contracts made to develop research and innovation by all regional public research organizations "to have duration higher than that generally sets the Workers' Statute for labor contracts. "

In addition, advanced that after several meetings with the leadership of the FFIS, with the vice-chancellors of infrastructure and Research at the University of Murcia, with the director of IMIB and his deputies, "we estimate that, at present, the problem of continuity can affect hired 43 researchers. "

More research to improve

Francisco Agulló said that the regional government and to the Minister of Health in particular "health research is a priority area because, along with the care and teaching, must work and must be part of the daily activity of any professional health, and for achievements in research, both basic and clinical, today, future advances will apply for better care and quality of care of the people we serve in health centers. "

In managing health posed by "the priority is the stability of the researchers," but, according to the CEO, "we want to complete this process with the development of a regional strategy on biomedical research, which would form part of the next Plan for Science Technology and Innovation of the Region of Murcia. "

To Agulló, accreditation by the Carlos III Institute of IMIB-Arrixaca in December 2014 as an Institute of Health Research, has been a "great achievement" for the region, "thanks to the efforts of many professionals, who must a framework for stable and sustainable "performance.

Consolidate IMIB

"We must continue improving and promoting our institute so that every day a stronger, cleaner and more excellent institution, and for his scientific achievements are growing and most important benefit of the progress of science and health citizens, "said the director general of Planning.

In this regard, he announced that, in order to promote and advance the work done by the IMIB and recognition of their professional, "we want to promote expansion and development agreement with the University of Murcia, whereby the IMIB constituted" .

The aim is to incorporate contributions already made by the University of Murcia, on the one hand and the Ministry of Health, on the other, "in order to achieve greater agility in decision-making by the management bodies and advisory IMIB and more transparency in its daily management, "he said.

Source: CARM

The National deputy, Maria Dolores Bolarín meets with various women's associations in the region

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The national deputy, Maria Dolores Bolarín called Friday a working lunch with representatives of women's associations in the Region of Murcia among which were, Manuela Marin, president of OMEP, Carmen English English AFAMMER Murcia president, the vice president Association of Widows "Torre del Rame" Los Alcázares, Maria Rosa Heredia and Francisco Mendez, municipal councilor in Los Alcázares.

During this meeting, they presented Bolarín the State Budget for next year 2016 claiming to be "the guarantee to continue in the right direction and strengthen this stage of job creation, welfare and new opportunities for all Spaniards"

The national deputy told the representatives of various women in the Region to improve social policy directly affects employment and undermines inequality "there is no greater inequality than the unemployed, and remember that left over a million and half of unemployed women and an enormous unemployment rate. "

Of 100 euros to be spent next year, the Popular Party 54 euros allocated to social affairs,

Source: Agencias

The Minister of Finance is meeting with three mayors of the region

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The mayors of Cieza, Caravaca de la Cruz and Puerto Lumbreras today presented its proposals

The Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Andres Carrillo, today held meetings at the request of the mayors, with the first mayors of Cieza, Pascual Lucas, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jose Moreno and Puerto Lumbreras, Maria Angeles Vélez, meet & discuss various topics related to their municipalities.

The execution of the infrastructure of the Riverwalk del Segura has been, among others, the subject matter with the mayor of Cieza, while the Jubilee Year of Caravaca de la Cruz 2017 has been the main issue raised by the mayor of the municipality.

Also, the meeting with the mayor of Puerto Lumbreras focused on boosting tourism Plan Nogalte Medina.

The Minister of Finance said that "this new term, we intend to maintain close cooperation with the local administration," adding that these meetings "have served to gain insight into the proposals of these municipalities," in which he expressed his commitment "keep open the lines of communication so that, together, we can find the best resolution to the issues raised."

Source: CARM

The techniques of video games stimulate the knowledge of regional heritage among schoolchildren

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Integra Foundation, under the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Employment, works in the Heritage Digital project, which will have a platform of 'gamification' that employ own video game techniques to carry out educational activities related to the regional heritage , aimed at both school children and the general public.

Digital Heritage project aims to strengthen the presence, conservation and dissemination of regional heritage on the Internet that holds the Integra Foundation through the portal of Digital Murcia Region.

"The goal is to bring the public in a simple, interactive and highly visual the immense cultural, historical, natural and ethnological heritage that treasures Murcia manner," said Minister of Economic Development, Tourism and Employment, Juan Hernandez.

"We want to show that knowledge is not incompatible with entertainment, and promote the use of digital technologies among an increasing proportion of the population," he said.

"This new platform playfulness is one of the outstanding actions contained in the Plan of Education and Heritage of the Region of Murcia, and I am convinced that also play an important role in the education of our children and youth, will to arouse their interest in accessing the many and varied digital content offered by the website of the Community ".

Murcia Digital born in 2003 in order to stimulate the Information Society in the region within the Internet environment, promoting the creation of new digital content through publication on the portal.

Since then they have created and published on the Internet thousands of multimedia content, making the portal a consulting resource to discover and learn about the rich heritage that treasures the Region of Murcia, as evidenced by the 16 million received quality visitors.

Exclusive multimedia service for teachers

Due to the educational potential representing the contents published in the portal to publicize the heritage of the region of Murcia, the Integra Foundation has undertaken several actions to encourage its use in this area, by distributing DVD, meetings with members of the sector educational or holding contests, among others.

However, the main contribution of the goal in this area was the launch Repository Educational Multimedia service aimed exclusively at teachers of primary, secondary and high schools active in schools in the Region of Murcia for download for educational purposes major audiovisual productions published on the website and produced by the Integra Foundation, in a format that facilitates its use in the classroom and its integration with other teaching resources.

For the preparation of these contents have been used very different technologies and digital formats, from the most basic, such as text and pictures, to more advanced that provide a greater degree of sophistication and interaction: visual, virtual reality, scanned documents, audio files and spherical high resolution photography.

All formats applied which has achieved greater success has been the audiovisual.

The Integra Foundation has been working for nearly a decade in production dedicated to heritage of the region, with the aim of helping to disseminate knowledge documentary.

During this time they have produced 19 major documentary, three series, over 200 audiovisual, totaling 30 hours produced, which have hundreds of thousands of hits, as evidenced by the channel region of Murcia on Youtube Digital, which has received the 335,000 copies last year and 1.3 million minutes displayed, accumulating more than 1.1 million copies since its launch in September 2011.

In total, during the year 2015 will be produced about 400 new minute audiovisual documentary about the heritage of the Region of Murcia which will be published during the last quarter of the year and the first months of 2016.

New documentary productions

Also during this year include launching new productions of documentary format miniseries dedicated to life in the countryside, coastal military heritage, railway, Vega Alta del Segura, the Altiplano, and the use of technology throughout the history of the region of Murcia.

We also are developing other small dedicated audiovisual cultural heritage of Cehegín, the archaeological heritage of Mazarrón, El Valle (history, tradition and nature), the windmills of Campo de Cartagena and social representation of women in the Region of Murcia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

In the recently completed productions included the dedicated to 'Morning Salzillo' which, through its 12 chapters and more than two hours of content, offers different aspects of the Good Friday procession in Murcia, and has used to promote the candidacy of intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO as emblematic day of Holy Week Murcia.

Source: CARM

Concern in agriculture pimentoneros because several industrialists have not yet paid their contracts last season

Monday, August 31st, 2015

These defaults have influenced to have fallen by 20-25% pepper harvest estimated 2015 Murcia

The Union of Farmers and Ranchers of Lower Guadalentín will move to the Minister of Agriculture that there is great concern in many pepper growers in the area, because there are several pimentoneros industrialists who have not yet paid the contracted farmers and put pepper available between October and November last year 2014. And this despite the fact that, as manifested from the Farmers Union, according to the applicable regulations, must have paid the dried pepper or "shell", within a maximum period of two months since it became available to the buyer.

They claim from the COAG Under Guadalentín, sources close to the farmers who have not yet paid, the only reason apparently pimentoneros industrial defaulters argue, it is that the product contracted them is not profitable because they can buy from China less than half the price.

Since the COAG Under Guadalentín you want to move to the Minister of Agriculture that something must be done urgently, from the Regional Government, will not disappear and emblematic culture and identity of the Region of Murcia and paprika peppers product.

Want to remember from COAG than 22,000 MT of dried pepper or shell the region occurred in 1985, 30 years has passed, according to data from the same Ministry, 1,300 MT last year 2014, which can be substantially discount campaign 2015, if the estimated harvest decreased 20-25% is confirmed.

COAG also remember from Bajo Guadalentín, which address this regional production to 1,300 metric tons of dry paprika pepper, according to data from ICEX (Foreign Trade Institute), in 2014 the entrepreneurs of Murcia pimentoneros imported more than 30 million kilos of various countries, 25 of them (83%) of China.

So as reflected in these statistics, since COAG Under Guadalentín, say, for every kilo of dried pepper for paprika that occurred in the region of Murcia in 2014, 23 kilos, 83% of them were imported from China.

According to the Farmers Union Lower Guadalentín, if the Ministry of Agriculture of Murcia does not take immediate measures, similar to those taken in the other Spanish production area (Extremadura);

paprika peppers imported from Murcia will be of more than 95% today, 100%;

the disappearance of the production of Murcia and the Designation of Origin Paprika of Murcia, because there will be no producer or manufacturer who has an interest in certifying that their pepper is produced or processed in Murcia and thus be credited by an official body and a stamp on the package, because there will be any client or an industrial or domestic, that values ​​the DOP certification as a security element and origin certification Murcia.

Source: COAG

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