Archive for July, 2016

Asaja Murcia in favor of a strategic plan for the food industry Murcia

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Gálvez Caravaca points out that the purpose of this award would better position the sector in foreign markets

The agricultural professional organization ASAJA Murcia has shown today in favor of creating a strategic plan for the Murcian food industry that allows much better position in international markets.

For the Secretary General of ASAJA Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, "is a top priority implement a strategic plan to position more strongly the Murcian food industry, in such important chapters as quality, marketing, communication, promotion and internationalization. The purpose of it is that the Murcian food products have greater outreach ".

The spokesman of ASAJA Murcia has also pointed out that "this plan must engage both the regional government, as the Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment, and the Ministry of Agriculture and ICEX, with the entire sector, as it is a unique opportunity to push more strongly to our food industry ".

Besides, Gálvez Caravaca has indicated that "this plan can enhance the competitiveness and profitability of the Murcian countryside, and we believe it will provide it with greater entrepreneurial dynamism to face new challenges ahead yet as in the case of ordination and concentration offer".

Source: Agencias

We can complaint that regional schools continue under the threat of asbestos

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The regional deputy, Andres Pedroza, said that all that remains is the Region of Murcia "as an island between Andalusia and Valencia lie that earlier move to eradicate asbestos in schools, the Region of Murcia does not move a finger" .

Andres Pedroza said that since we are considered "incomprehensible that the government of the Region of Murcia does not have the same commitments regarding citizenship Andalusia and Valencia if already in the Assembly on the initiative can and with the support of all groups , a motion was passed to urge the executive to remove asbestos from schools. "

We parliamentarian believes that the Ministry of Education should ensure that the educational activity "should be developed under conditions of safety and good health, and consider as a priority principle and objective essential to ensure the same in all areas."

In addition, Andres Pedroza has stressed that asbestos is a risk to "both the future future health of children, as persons who carry out their daily work in these centers (teachers / as and non-teaching staff such as janitors, ordinances, maintenance, etc.). "

Therefore, Pedreño reminded the government of the Popular Party should as soon as possible a set of actions "aimed at identifying and inventorying public education infrastructure with materials containing asbestos, assess the status of such materials, and proceed, if necessary in its gradual withdrawal by 2020. "

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

The urban gardens make the cities

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Urban gardens allow you to convert any space growing area

Improving the environment and food, advantages of having a home garden

DIY community proliferates the emergence of urban gardens

Urban gardens are a growing trend in the Spanish cities.

Although its origins date back to 2000, in recent years we have experienced a proliferation of these natural spaces in the main urban centers of our country.

A SMALL SPACE, MULTIPLE BENEFITS

Concern for a healthy diet, awareness of respect for the environment and the need to relate to nature have become fashionable urban gardens, which have invaded every space.

And one of the main attractions of urban gardens is the possibility to install them anywhere.

From a balcony or terrace to a plot, any space is good to have an own garden and cultivate in ecological, an increasingly widespread practice among those who need or want to have control of what they eat.

But the benefits of this type of culture beyond food.

"Growing our own food helps us to give more value to what we eat, but it is an activity that requires perseverance, commitment and also fosters social ties.

It also helps to improve the environment, reducing net carbon emissions and recycling options multiplying, "says Sonia Molina, Country Manager of DaWanda Spain.

Not to mention the advantages for health: agriculture and gardening allow those who practice them relax and relieve stress, improving the quality of life.

AN ACTIVITY FOR EVERYONE

Convert a terrace or balcony in an urban garden full of life is simple, however there are several aspects to take into account the outcome is expected.

First, the count with minimal space to install the pots or cultivation table dimensions, and that the plants have sufficient space to grow.

Light is also important: the cultivation requires a certain light exposure, so it is necessary to consider the orientation of the terrace, knowing that the most optimal light is incident from the top.

If you have low light reflective surfaces can help increase the brightness.

Also keep in mind the material and utensils used in the activity.

The pots, for example, must have a minimum depth of 30 cm so that the roots can grow, and have holes in the base to prevent the accumulation of water.

There are many types of substrate valid to grow at home, being the coir and vermicompost the most suitable for its lightness and porosity.

But most importantly certainly is dedication and perseverance.

For an urban garden will bear fruit daily necessary time and effort.

URBAN AND COMMUNITY GARDENS DIY

The growth of urban gardens also comes from the hand of the rise of philosophy Do It Yourself or "do it yourself", which puts the value relevance of craft or handmade.

In this regard, platforms such as DaWanda, the largest online marketplace for unique products and ideas handmade DIY in Europe, contribute to increasing urban community gardens.

"The Internet has become a meeting point for lovers of gardening, and a place to learn and take the first steps in this world," said Molina.

"The combination of the wide range of materials and finished products has made DaWanda on a stand selling reference for lovers of this type of activity."

It also has the portal DIY with Love, offering a lot of tutorials and video tutorials for lovers and the curious who want to enjoy all the possibilities of gardening at home.

Source: CTN

Almuzara has a garden in Shanghai, Pedro Molina Temboury

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

A trip to the heart of the new China, a metropolis of twenty million inhabitants and economic capital of Asia

A garden in Shanghai is the title of the new book just published by the Almuzara publishing in its collection of travel, Sotavento.

A work extraordinarily documented thanks to the experience of the author that in the last twenty years has written screenwriting several documentaries on China but above all lived in Shanghai almost all of 2010 working at the Universal Exhibition described as the largest in history.

From this privileged observation deck, the author proposes to decipher what the guise of increasing international approval continues to make unique and different the "Chinese soul".

In his own words, they are explaining why a garden in Shanghai: "understand China is to understand the new international order in which we are all beginning to live.

China, at the same time last communist country and the most successful capitalist.

China, factory and economic engine of the world.

China, the oldest civilization.

China, the civilization of the future.

China, freedom to what.

China, the most misunderstood country … "

Backdrop, the mythical metropolis of International Awards, from which the author overlooks the Cultural Revolution in the current economic boom, the life of Confucius or Lao Tzu, the penchant for fighting crickets or sophisticated Taoists gardens at the foot of skyscrapers, the exquisiteness of hairy crabs, factories where production of the world, massage, sex, power struggles between party leaders and even fiercest among his wives and lovers concentrates, without the Chinese characteristics seem to never run out.

As a travel writer, Pedro Molina Temboury (Malaga 1955) is the author of two books Travel to Tibet (Aguilar, 2002) and dormant volcanoes.

A trip through Central America, written in collaboration with Rosa Regas who won the 2005 Grand Prix Travelers / Ediciones B.

As a writer has written several documentaries for TVE in the Far East, including Yangtse.

New China and the Old River and the series in six chapters Labyrinth of Tibet (Ondas award for best documentary, 2001).

He is also the author of six novels, including whales, Madrid Man and Goodbye Eternal Father.

So by Passions (Seix Barral, 2003) portrays the turbulent 1987-89 in Buenos Aires, years in which he founded and ran there the first Cultural Center of Spain.

It has thus published several books of poetry itself.

The latter, Islands, (Javier Egea Award, Pretexts 2012) and Dance of Death in the laundry (Málaga, 2015).

Source: CTN

The ethical dilemma of intelligent vehicles

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The other side of the coin is the need to legislate before the selloff of these cars and to increase events like Tesla.

Will they arrive driverless vehicles to replace the 22 million cars right now on our roads?

Juan Merodio, lecturer and international consultant in Spain, Latin America and Canada in Marketing, Web 2.0, Social Networks and Digital Transformation, though Spain, like the rest of the world, still has a couple of decades to succumb to this industry so safety and economic reasons.

"Each year more than one million people die worldwide victims of traffic accidents.

In Spain for example the latest figures from the DGT speak of more than 90,000 victims.

The direct and indirect costs associated with these accidents and the result thereof, killed or wounded more than 5,000 million euros, but if other information systems these amount to over 9,000 million are explored, representing 1% of Gross Domestic product.

Therefore, betting on an industry that can reduce the number of accidents and cost in lives and money, is more than beneficial and safe end up arriving in a couple of decades about, "he says.

In addition Juan Merodio laying concrete example of global economic and social benefit of the commitment connected and autonomous vehicles for the UK.

"According to KPMG that industry would affect the income of 51.000 billion pounds in 2030 and 320,000 jobs, of which 25,000 would be in the manufacture of such cars.

Brands such as Audi, BMW, Daimler and Volvo during last year turned in the introduction of technologies such as Traffic Jam Assist with the car controls the direction and speed direction when moving 80 kilometers per hour and is able to find a place to park and go it alone, "he explains.

However, beyond these figures the question arises following recent accidents Tesla, is whether this industry is behind ethics.

Juan Merodio is very clear.

"Right now we are in a time when technology raises ethical when educating driverless cars dilemmas, so we should all be aware that we start programming the machines feelings."

Also he believes that recent accidents Tesla are not only due to lack of proper use of Big Data.

"I think not only for this factor.

In recent cases of accidents with automatic Tesla, the problem has been misuse of drivers, because although an automatic driving system requires control and monitoring driver "adds that international lecturer.

On the other hand Merodio highlights the need for legislation based on this new reality.

"When one does a car for your safety is purchased.

Something that in cases of driverless cars not yet produced because they can take the decision to end your life as a lesser evil than to kill the other.

For now we know from studies like MIT that 50% of respondents would buy a car self-driving whose highest value was the protection of passengers, while only 19% would buy a model that aims to save that of most lives. "

Hence Merodio think the dilemma here is for drivers.

"It is whether we will be aware of previous decisions that take each vehicle and that they vary by brand.

I do not think that there is never a consensus 100% on cars without a driver, what is clear is that it must legislate and create new laws about it, but when will this happen? Pre sell or will be expected to that the first events occur, "he concludes.

Source: CTN

A Spanish company creates the first safari inspired "Out of Africa"

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The "mobile camp" recalls the adventurous spirit of the film and the early explorers

Travelers spend the night in tents installed in remote areas without tourism infrastructure Luangwa Valley in Zambia

Middle income couples in the Basque Country, Madrid and Catalonia are most often those who choose this type of photographic safaris

The Spanish company African Safari has created the "mobile camp", a unique photographic safari in the world inspired by the movie "Out of Africa".

The safari takes place in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, and recalls the adventurous and romantic film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford spirit.

Travelers spend the night in large tents installed in remote areas populated by abundant wild fauna, as did the protagonists of the legendary film directed by Sydney Pollack, and away from tourist infrastructures.

According says Ramon Diaz de Bustamante, founder of Africa Safari and author of the book Daily Africa.

A life in the heart of the Luangwa Valley, "the idea of ​​this safari came looking for a new formula to accommodate a limited number of customers in specially protected and sensitive to any permanent construction zones."

"We leave aside unnecessary luxuries in favor of the location, even the showers are installed under a tree, just to cleanse the dust of every day, because our goal is to safaris in privileged surroundings, far from flowing daily areas more tourist and enjoy Africa as formerly did the true explorers, "he adds.

The Luangwa Valley is one of the largest havens of biodiversity around the world.

In it you'll find the largest population of hippos in Africa, numerous herds of buffalo and elephant herds and many lions and leopards.

Diaz de Bustamante has devoted much of his life to protect and disseminate these species, as founder and promoter of Delia Camp and Camp Nkamalo in the same calendar Luangwa Park.

As for Spanish travelers who frequent this type of safaris, Diaz de Bustamante explained that are largely independent professionals, middle income, traveling together and come mainly from the regions of Madrid, Basque Country and Catalonia.

About the book "Africa Diaries, a life in the heart of the Luangwa Valley"

Narra more than 20 years stay in Africa by its author, Ramon Diaz de Bustamante.

The construction of Delia Camp, beauty and dangers of life in the bush, the wildlife that inhabits it and living with some of the most distant human populations of civilization are described in a book that has been bestseller on Amazon and now knows its second edition.

Editorial Qualea.

Source: CTN

Redexis Gas increased by 17% in supply points, reaching 603,000 in the first half of 2016

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Redexis Gas has invested in the first half of 2016 a total of 161.4 million euros, of which 42.9 million to the expansion of transmission and distribution of natural gas and 118.5 million for the acquisition was allocated supply points Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from the agreement to purchase assets at end of 2015 Repsol.

The company experienced a June 30, 2016 an increase of 34% in organic net additions compared to the first six months of 2015 and an increase of 15,000 gross high in this period.

In the first half of 2016, Redexis Gas has expanded its network in 590 kilometers, representing an increase of 10.4% over the previous year.

– Redexis Gas, one of the leading companies engaged in the transportation and distribution of natural gas in Spain, today announced its results for the first half of 2016. Operating results The company closed at 30 June 2016 with 602,944 supply points, which means an increase of 16.6% over the same period last year.

In total, during the first six months of the year, they have added 65,000 new supply points, of which 9,000 were pure organic growth, representing a 34% increase in net additions compared to the same period last year and rise of 15,000 gross additions in this period.

In the last twelve months Redexis Gas has grown almost four times faster than the Spanish gas sector in the number of supply points (3.8% vs. 1.0%), representing more than 24% of high total net across the sector.

Moreover, 56.000 points corresponded to the acquisition of LPG assets from the agreement with Repsol.

Gas Redexis invested in the first half of 2016 a total of 161.4 million euros, of which 42.9 million were allocated to the expansion of transmission and distribution of natural gas.

In the first half of the year, Redexis Gas expanded its networks in 590 kilometers, representing an increase of 10.4% over the same period last year.

The incorporation of LPG assets from Repsol, with an investment of 118.5 million euros was handled.

The company provides access to natural gas to about seven million people, industries and businesses in more than 550 municipalities in ten autonomous communities, through about 9,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution of gas.

On the other hand, Redexis Gas continues to execute the construction of their networks natural gas distribution throughout the Spanish geography, to add to 30 June 2016 a total of 7,324 kilometers.

In the first six months of the year, the company increased its network by 12%, totaling 540 kilometers of new distribution networks.

In the activity of transporting natural gas, the company increased its network in the first six months of 2016, by 3.8% over the same period last year.

Currently, Redexis Gas has a total of 1,604 kilometers of transport infrastructure and being a leader in the Spanish energy sector.

Currently Redexis Gas is in the pipeline of new pipelines that will add 80 kilometers of transport networks infrastructure, facilitating access to natural gas to different regions of the Spanish territory.

In relation to energy circulated through its infrastructure, the activity of Redexis Gas during the first half of the year represented a total volume of 12,551 GWh.

Moreover, in this period, the company continued its commitment to contribute to the welfare of the communities in which it operates through local initiatives in line with its responsibility for environmental protection and social development policy.

That is why, among other events in the region of Murcia, has joined as a new sponsor of the Festival del Cante de las Minas de La Union and Spain Tennis Championship in the category Youngsters held recently in Cieza.

Source: CTN

The ethical dilemma of intelligent vehicles

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The other side of the coin is the need to legislate before the selloff of these cars and to increase events like Tesla.

Will they arrive driverless vehicles to replace the 22 million cars right now on our roads?

Juan Merodio, lecturer and international consultant in Spain, Latin America and Canada in Marketing, Web 2.0, Social Networks and Digital Transformation, though Spain, like the rest of the world, still has a couple of decades to succumb to this industry so safety and economic reasons.

"Each year more than one million people die worldwide victims of traffic accidents.

In Spain for example the latest figures from the DGT speak of more than 90,000 victims.

The direct and indirect costs associated with these accidents and the result thereof, killed or wounded more than 5,000 million euros, but if other information systems these amount to over 9,000 million are explored, representing 1% of Gross Domestic product.

Therefore, betting on an industry that can reduce the number of accidents and cost in lives and money, is more than beneficial and safe end up arriving in a couple of decades about, "he says.

In addition Juan Merodio laying concrete example of global economic and social benefit of the commitment connected and autonomous vehicles for the UK.

"According to KPMG that industry would affect the income of 51.000 billion pounds in 2030 and 320,000 jobs, of which 25,000 would be in the manufacture of such cars.

Brands such as Audi, BMW, Daimler and Volvo during last year turned in the introduction of technologies such as Traffic Jam Assist with the car controls the direction and speed direction when moving 80 kilometers per hour and is able to find a place to park and go it alone, "he explains.

However, beyond these figures the question arises following recent accidents Tesla, is whether this industry is behind ethics.

Juan Merodio is very clear.

"Right now we are in a time when technology raises ethical when educating driverless cars dilemmas, so we should all be aware that we start programming the machines feelings."

Also he believes that recent accidents Tesla are not only due to lack of proper use of Big Data.

"I think not only for this factor.

In recent cases of accidents with automatic Tesla, the problem has been misuse of drivers, because although an automatic driving system requires control and monitoring driver "adds that international lecturer.

On the other hand Merodio highlights the need for legislation based on this new reality.

"When one does a car for your safety is purchased.

Something that in cases of driverless cars not yet produced because they can take the decision to end your life as a lesser evil than to kill the other.

For now we know from studies like MIT that 50% of respondents would buy a car self-driving whose highest value was the protection of passengers, while only 19% would buy a model that aims to save that of most lives. "

Hence Merodio think the dilemma here is for drivers.

"It is whether we will be aware of previous decisions that take each vehicle and that they vary by brand.

I do not think that there is never a consensus 100% on cars without a driver, what is clear is that it must legislate and create new laws about it, but when will this happen? Pre sell or will be expected to that the first events occur, "he concludes.

Source: CTN

A Spanish company creates the first safari inspired "Out of Africa"

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The "mobile camp" recalls the adventurous spirit of the film and the early explorers

Travelers spend the night in tents installed in remote areas without tourism infrastructure Luangwa Valley in Zambia

Middle income couples in the Basque Country, Madrid and Catalonia are most often those who choose this type of photographic safaris

The Spanish company African Safari has created the "mobile camp", a unique photographic safari in the world inspired by the movie "Out of Africa".

The safari takes place in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, and recalls the adventurous and romantic film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford spirit.

Travelers spend the night in large tents installed in remote areas populated by abundant wild fauna, as did the protagonists of the legendary film directed by Sydney Pollack, and away from tourist infrastructures.

According says Ramon Diaz de Bustamante, founder of Africa Safari and author of the book Daily Africa.

A life in the heart of the Luangwa Valley, "the idea of ​​this safari came looking for a new formula to accommodate a limited number of customers in specially protected and sensitive to any permanent construction zones."

"We leave aside unnecessary luxuries in favor of the location, even the showers are installed under a tree, just to cleanse the dust of every day, because our goal is to safaris in privileged surroundings, far from flowing daily areas more tourist and enjoy Africa as formerly did the true explorers, "he adds.

The Luangwa Valley is one of the largest havens of biodiversity around the world.

In it you'll find the largest population of hippos in Africa, numerous herds of buffalo and elephant herds and many lions and leopards.

Diaz de Bustamante has devoted much of his life to protect and disseminate these species, as founder and promoter of Delia Camp and Camp Nkamalo in the same calendar Luangwa Park.

As for Spanish travelers who frequent this type of safaris, Diaz de Bustamante explained that are largely independent professionals, middle income, traveling together and come mainly from the regions of Madrid, Basque Country and Catalonia.

About the book "Africa Diaries, a life in the heart of the Luangwa Valley"

Narra more than 20 years stay in Africa by its author, Ramon Diaz de Bustamante.

The construction of Delia Camp, beauty and dangers of life in the bush, the wildlife that inhabits it and living with some of the most distant human populations of civilization are described in a book that has been bestseller on Amazon and now knows its second edition.

Editorial Qualea.

Source: CTN

Redexis Gas increased by 17% in supply points, reaching 603,000 in the first half of 2016

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Redexis Gas has invested in the first half of 2016 a total of 161.4 million euros, of which 42.9 million to the expansion of transmission and distribution of natural gas and 118.5 million for the acquisition was allocated supply points Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from the agreement to purchase assets at end of 2015 Repsol.

The company experienced a June 30, 2016 an increase of 34% in organic net additions compared to the first six months of 2015 and an increase of 15,000 gross high in this period.

In the first half of 2016, Redexis Gas has expanded its network in 590 kilometers, representing an increase of 10.4% over the previous year.

– Redexis Gas, one of the leading companies engaged in the transportation and distribution of natural gas in Spain, today announced its results for the first half of 2016. Operating results The company closed at 30 June 2016 with 602,944 supply points, which means an increase of 16.6% over the same period last year.

In total, during the first six months of the year, they have added 65,000 new supply points, of which 9,000 were pure organic growth, representing a 34% increase in net additions compared to the same period last year and rise of 15,000 gross additions in this period.

In the last twelve months Redexis Gas has grown almost four times faster than the Spanish gas sector in the number of supply points (3.8% vs. 1.0%), representing more than 24% of high total net across the sector.

Moreover, 56.000 points corresponded to the acquisition of LPG assets from the agreement with Repsol.

Gas Redexis invested in the first half of 2016 a total of 161.4 million euros, of which 42.9 million were allocated to the expansion of transmission and distribution of natural gas.

In the first half of the year, Redexis Gas expanded its networks in 590 kilometers, representing an increase of 10.4% over the same period last year.

The incorporation of LPG assets from Repsol, with an investment of 118.5 million euros was handled.

The company provides access to natural gas to about seven million people, industries and businesses in more than 550 municipalities in ten autonomous communities, through about 9,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution of gas.

On the other hand, Redexis Gas continues to execute the construction of their networks natural gas distribution throughout the Spanish geography, to add to 30 June 2016 a total of 7,324 kilometers.

In the first six months of the year, the company increased its network by 12%, totaling 540 kilometers of new distribution networks.

In the activity of transporting natural gas, the company increased its network in the first six months of 2016, by 3.8% over the same period last year.

Currently, Redexis Gas has a total of 1,604 kilometers of transport infrastructure and being a leader in the Spanish energy sector.

Currently Redexis Gas is in the pipeline of new pipelines that will add 80 kilometers of transport networks infrastructure, facilitating access to natural gas to different regions of the Spanish territory.

In relation to energy circulated through its infrastructure, the activity of Redexis Gas during the first half of the year represented a total volume of 12,551 GWh.

Moreover, in this period, the company continued its commitment to contribute to the welfare of the communities in which it operates through local initiatives in line with its responsibility for environmental protection and social development policy.

That is why, among other events in the region of Murcia, has joined as a new sponsor of the Festival del Cante de las Minas de La Union and Spain Tennis Championship in the category Youngsters held recently in Cieza.

Source: CTN

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