Archive for July, 2017

The Totana Musical Group closes the "V musical summers – Villa de Mazarrón"

Monday, July 31st, 2017

On Sunday, July 30, the music band of Totana's Musical Group, directed by the young totanero, D. Pedro Martínez Sánchez, was in charge of finalizing the cycle of concerts of outdoor music bands "Veranos Musicales – Villa de Mazarrón ", which this year 2017 celebrates its fifth edition.

Totana's band played an outstanding repertoire of traditional and contemporary works that included important soundtracks of traditional films and pasodobles.

In the first part of the concert they performed the soundtracks of "Game of Thrones", "Harry Potter" and "Pirates of the Caribbean", and the tribute work "Queen in Concert".

In the second part of the concert the pasodobles Juanito el Jarri and Los Barbas sounded and finished with the work of the composer Arturo Márquez "Danzón n ° 2";

A festive and rhythmic work that the Mexican author wrote during the Zapatista uprising as a symbol of hope for indigenous peoples.

As a farewell, the band performed out of the program "Canto a Murcia" of La Parranda, accompanied by the public and finalizing a beautiful concert that ends this cycle of bands music in Puerto de Mazarrón.

The councilman of culture, Pedro Martinez, presented the invited band with a replica of the Phoenician boat engraved with the motto "Veranos Musicales – Villa de Mazarrón 2017", the coat of arms of Mazarrón and the anagram that identifies these cycles of concerts that , After a lustrum of life, have become indispensable appointment of July for the lovers of the music.

The president of the Musical Association 'Maestro Eugenio Calderón', Francisca Ureña Sánchez, was in charge of placing the corbatín with the same motto in the band of the music band of the Totana Musical Group.

This concert closes the fifth edition of Musical Summer, a cycle of concerts of bands of outdoor music that began its journey in 2013, organized jointly by the Department of Culture of the City of Mazarrón and Musical Association 'Maestro Eugenio Calderón' .

Throughout these five summers in Puerto de Mazarrón eleven bands of music, in addition to the band of Mazarrón, have acted in an altruistic way, in a clear bet by the diffusion of the music, showing the excellent work that the musical associations develop and their bands.

Source: Agencias

The Region recorded the third largest increase in rural tourism in the country in June, with a growth of 43.8 percent. In the total number of accommodation in the Region (hoteliers and extrahotels), there is an increase of 6.7 per Cent in the first h

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Rural tourism in the Region of Murcia grew 43.8 percent in June (22.1 percent in Spain), reaching 4,726 travelers, which places Murcia as the third largest community in this vacation, As reflected in the survey of occupancy in rural tourism accommodation of the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

The number of overnight stays also increases with respect to 2016, 37.5 per cent (20.3 per cent in Spain) to 10,033.

Camp sites in the Region received 13,022 visitors in June, 14.2 percent more than in 2016. National travelers, 9,890, increased by 18.4 percent and foreigners by 2.6 Percent, reaching 3,132.

The average stay in campsites was 4.19 days, which places the Region as the fourth community with the highest average stay.

During this month, the regional tourist apartments also hosted 14,588 travelers, 4.6 percent more than in the same period of 2016, marking the best record for a month in June.

In this case, the number of national travelers, 11,112, grew by 2.3 percent and foreign travelers by 12.4 percent to 3,476.

In general terms, according to the director general of the Institute of Tourism, Manuel Fernández-Delgado, "the number of tourists who chose in the Region alternative establishments regulated to the hotel continues to rise, reaching the figure of 128,744 people after the first half of the year , 14 percent more than in 2016. "

"The increase is mainly due to the boost of domestic demand, which increased by 22.3 percent," he added.

Balance semi-annually

Fernández-Delgado also reported that during the first six months of the year, a total of 740,164 travelers were registered in the region's tourist accommodation (hoteliers and extrahotels), "which represents an annual growth rate of 6, 7 percent, 0.7 points higher than that of the whole of Spain. "

Of note is the increase over 2016 in the number of visits by tourists resident in Spain, 9% to 573,091, while those of foreigners remain.

In terms of overnight stays, a total of 2,309,654 were computed, an increase of 1.7 percent in total and 5.5 percent in the case of residents in Spain.

international tourism

According to data published today by INE's National Survey, a total of 346,082 foreign tourists visited the Region of Murcia during the first half of the year, 6.4 percent more than in the same period of the previous year (25,371 more) .

"The 2017 figure for this first half represents the best data in the historical series," said the director general of the Tourism Institute.

Specifically, last June, 75,688 international visitors arrived in the Region, which is also an increase of 18 percent over those received in the previous month, May.

Of this figure, 33,624 were foreign tourists who opted for regulated accommodation, 2.1 percent more than in June 2016.

The most used typology by foreign tourism was hotel accommodation, with a share of 35.6 percent.

On the other hand, the tourists housed in owned houses accounted for 22.5 percent of the total, while the rental of tourist accommodation accounted for 13.8 percent.

The United Kingdom was the main country issuing foreign tourism to the Region, with 189,604 tourists between January and June, contributing 45 percent of the total and an increase of 4.7 percent.

France, for its part, is the second market, with 53,407 tourists (14.7 per cent more) and the Nordic countries, with 38,229 tourists (up 51.7 per cent).

These countries are also followed by Belgium, Germany and Ireland.

In this sense, Fernández-Delgado highlighted "the success of the policies of market diversification included in the Strategic Tourism Plan and implemented by the Ministry, with promotional campaigns in markets in central, eastern and northern Europe; Consolidate and grow at a good pace. "

Source: CARM

We fear that behind the privatization of the ITV there is an interest to give away the service to "friendly companies"

Monday, July 31st, 2017

María López Montalbán, regional deputy, said that after having reached an agreement with the unions regarding the ITV concessioned, the Minister of Industry "continues to insist on the privatization of the Technical Inspection of Vehicles managed directly by the administration in Alcantarilla."

Although, we see that "the Minister of Development has neither a clear and transparent plan nor has been able to reach an agreement with the unions."

López Montalbán stated that "we are still in the starting box. Since the government no one has offered explanations on the number of ITVs, why that number has been changing, nor is there a convincing concessional model, nor is there respect for the rights of Workers of the ITV public.We ask ourselves what interests defend the Popular Party, if that of the citizens or certain companies.

In this sense, the deputy of the Parliamentary Group We have pointed out that the Minister of Industry, Juan Hernandez "will have to go to the extension of the current concessions to solve this mess."

And he reiterated that "the counselor has exhausted the time to approve the decree of the ITV in conditions of legal security which adds to the insecurity in the month of August."

For his part, the Secretary of the Economy of the Region of Murcia, Rafa Esteban added that the case of ITV is "bleeding privatization of a public ITV without solutions for workers. This will lead us to a situation of conflict that is already Juan Hernández must abandon the improvisation, the organization of the union, the union, and the rights of workers and civil servants. Arbitrariness and opacity in relation to ITV and start working in defense of the general interest. "

Esteban has insisted that from We can support the unions in the negotiation and the measures that they adopt and we reiterate our opposition to the privatizing model that the Popular Party intends to impose "on a subject as serious as the ITV in which the Security of all, and we continue betting by a public model of management ".

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

Regional administration workers charge 1 percent wage increase on July payroll. The proportional amounts of this salary increase since January have been paid to general service employees and workers in the payroll will be paid in the near future. SMS

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The total of the workers of the Regional Administration have received in the payroll of the month of July the salary increase of 1 percent in their salaries, with respect to the salary in force at 31 December 2016, according to the Minister of Finance and Public Administrations, Andrés Carrillo.

This increase, which was approved by the Governing Council on 11 July, represents an average increase of 33 euros more in the monthly payroll, in 14 payments.

In addition, general service employees received on the payroll in July the proportional amounts of salary increase corresponding to the first six months of the year, paid retroactively, since the salary increase takes effect from January 1, 2017.

The workers of the Murcian Health Service (SMS) and Education will receive the arrears of this salary increase in the coming days.

The economic value for the Autonomous Community of the application of the 1 per cent increase in the 2017 financial year amounts to 21 million euros, including the statutory staff of the Murciano Health Service, teaching staff of public universities, Different public business entities, staff of other public law entities of the Community, regional companies, foundations and staff of the consortia attached to the Regional Public Administration.

This increase was approved once the General Budget Law of the State of this year came into force on 29 June, which establishes a general and basic increase for public employees of all Spanish public administrations of 1% .

Source: CARM

The Regional Library expands the catalog of digital books with 200 new titles and increases the number of simultaneous loans

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Users of the 'eBiblio' platform can access four volumes at a time, which can be read on different devices for a period of 21 Days

The Regional Library of Murcia, a space dependent on the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, will increase the catalog of digital books with 200 new titles in the coming weeks.

Likewise, coinciding with the holiday season, the number of simultaneous loans per user has increased.

The director general of Cultural Heritage, Juan Antonio Lorca, reported that "there are already about 2,000 titles available on the digital platform 'eBiblio', a service of the Regional Library and the Public Library Network of the Region of Murcia Makes possible the free reading of e-books, which has a total of 700 users in the Region and is increasingly used, since during this year almost 3,500 loans have been made.

"We want to give more facilities and benefits to users by allowing the simultaneous loan of four books and expand the offer with the main editorial novelties for adults and children's and young people's literature."

He also recalled that "new purchases are always made taking into account the criteria of readers, who can make their suggestions through the option 'Request Articles' within their own account.

Through the 'eBiblio' platform (, any user with public library card can access the main editorial novelties in digital format, with the possibility of reading them on devices such as tablets, mobile phones , Personal computers or e-book readers.

It allows the loan of four books for 21 days and admits reservations, renewals and returns.

You can access the platform by simply identifying yourself using the card and password and providing an email in the data that appears in each profile ('My library').

Continue the 'Bibliobus'

Likewise, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment continues to promote reading in the tourist areas of the Region through the 'Bibliobus' service, which in July made almost 1,800 loans.

The campaign "A summer of book" is developed in beaches of the municipalities of Águilas, Los Alcázares, San Javier, Cartagena and San Pedro del Pinatar, as well as in localities of Alhama, Moratalla and Murcia.

Juan Antonio Lorca explained that this service "has as its main objective to promote culture and encourage reading during the summer months, which facilitates the loan of about 75,000 volumes of the Regional Library to residents and tourists."

The director recalled that "the region was a pioneer in offering this service, which is maintained during the year in the most remote districts of public libraries."

In fact, the campaign 'A summer of book' has been done for 20 years and allows residents and tourists to access books and other material such as comics, movies and series.

To make use of this material, it is necessary to have the card of a center of the Network of Municipal Libraries of the Region or to present the ID or any document accrediting it to obtain it.

The return of the works can be done in the Library itself or in the Regional Library of Murcia.

Likewise, the possibility exists to send them by mail to the Regional Library (Avenida Juan Carlos I, 17 of Murcia).

Bibliobus visits a different municipality every day.

Thus, the Monday of August will park in Calabardina (Eagles);

On Tuesdays you will pass by the beaches of Los Narejos (Los Alcázares) and Santiago de la Ribera (San Javier);

Wednesdays in Los Nietos (Cartagena);

On Thursdays in Lo Pagán (San Pedro del Pinatar), and on Fridays correspond to the town of Los Urrutias (Cartagena).

He will also spend some days in the localities of Benizar, in Moratalla (August 16);

Corvera (9 and 30 of August), Zeneta (3 and 24) and Alquerías (10 and 31), in Murcia;

El Sabinar, in Moratalla (11), and El Berro, in Alhama de Murcia (August 18).

Source: CARM

The CIFEA of the Region get 24 Erasmus + scholarships in the 2017 call

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The beneficiaries are students, teachers and staff from the centers of Molina de Segura, Lorca, Jumilla and Torre Pacheco

The integrated centers of training and agricultural experiences (CIFEA) of Molina de Segura, Lorca, Jumilla and Torre Pacheco have obtained 24 Erasmus + scholarships for students and teachers in the 2017 call.

In the 2017 call for grants / Erasmus + scholarships for higher education, eight scholarships have been awarded for Higher Education Vocational Training students, six for the CIFEA in Molina de Segura and two for the CIFEA in Lorca;

In addition to two mobilizations for personnel of the CIFEA of Molina and two for the personnel of Lorca.

Also, through the European Consortium Spain, 12 mobility / Erasmus + scholarships have also been obtained: eight for CIFEA secondary students in Jumilla, Torre Pacheco, Molina and Lorca (two for each of the centers), as well as Four staff mobilities (one for each of the centers).

'Erasmus +' program

Erasmus + is a European program in the fields of education, training, youth and sport which seeks to boost employment prospects and personal development, as well as to help education, training and youth systems to provide education and training. Learning that equip people with the necessary skills for the labor market and the current and future society.

This program aims to improve the quality of Vocational Training in Europe by offering students, teachers and staff who teach Basic Vocational Training, Middle and Higher Education Training Cycles, university students, PhD students, teachers and institutions throughout the world. The world, mobility opportunities for learning by doing studies and practices abroad.

It also helps Vocational Training institutions to create Strategic Partnerships with other organizations and companies and thus establish strong relationships with the world of work.

It contributes, in general, to improving employment opportunities and personal skills, thereby enhancing the competitiveness of the European economy.

Source: CARM

We can demand that the regional government "know the amount allocated to its plan in defense of bullfighting"

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Tania Rojo, Secretary of Culture of the Region of Murcia, has pointed out that all Murcia and Murcia have the right to know how much public money is going to go to subsidize the 21 measures aimed at the defense and protection of bullfighting since "we We fear that it is another of the black holes of the Popular Party where everyone's money disappears, while education and health are suffering from serious shortcomings.We find ourselves in a region where culture is scarcely supported and the rich and diverse heritage Cultural, archaeological and natural heritage of their lands. "

The Secretary of Culture of Tania, Red said that "it is necessary to resize and rethink the system of public aid to bulls to undo possible harms compared with other cultural manifestations."

According to Rojo, "we consider it inadmissible to promote and encourage bullfighting with public money. It is clear that the subsidies that the public administrations are allocating should be reoriented and directed at priority issues. Of priorities in our region, we must stop funding the world of bull to bullfighting schools and not allocate public funds to bullfighting or allocate subsidies to bullfighting schools. "

Although he said, "we understand that there is an industry around the bulls, both agricultural and cultural, that generates jobs. But there is also an institutional tradition of subsidizing bulls in general, which has involved a huge disbursement of public money in A cultural practice that does not necessarily generate consensus in the citizenship and gives the bulls a privileged position with respect to other cultural practices of equal root and symbolic or popular value.

For this reason, Tania Rojo has asked the regional government to explain and detail the money to be invested in its proposal of "defense of the Fiesta Brava" that has presented since we are in a region in which "precisely we can not afford To leave public budget for health or education, just the day we have known that we are the second Autonomous Community where there is a major school failure.

Maria Marín, secretary of Social Rights and Citizenship, said that "in the Region of Murcia there are" more than 138,000 Murcia and Murcia who are currently at risk of exclusion as they have less than 332 euros Month, in the same way Caritas served during the year 2016 to 79,5000 people of which more than a third were children and young people.

At the same time, it does not invest in dependence and cuts in health and education continue drastically "

For this reason, Marin has demanded that the government of the Popular Party in the Region "prioritize and put forward the social rights of citizenship and not turn their backs to publicly subsidize the bullfighting shows"

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

The PSOE requests the return to the National Historical Archive of the so-called "papers of Salamanca"

Monday, July 31st, 2017

They are part of the historical heritage of Murcia and Murcia

Deputy Alfonso Martinez Baños said that what is claimed is documentation related to the UGT of Totana and La Union and families from both localities who defended workers' rights and a more just and equal society

The deputy of the Socialist Parliamentary Group Alfonso Martínez Baños has called on the Generalitat of Catalonia, through a motion presented at the Regional Assembly, to comply with the Law and return to the National Historical Archive the so-called "Salamanca papers" in the files corresponding to The documentation related to the historical heritage of Murcia and Murcia.

These are the files corresponding to the documents related to the General Union of Workers of Totana and La Unión, specifically those corresponding to the family Martínez Yuste de Totana and the family Martínez Hernández de La Unión, where the commitments for The defense of the rights of workers and the aspirations and efforts of neighbors of these lands to build a more just and egalitarian society.

"The defense of our heritage is a challenge that we have to keep in mind in the political commitment we are immersed in. We firmly believe that our Autonomous Community, our beloved and considered Region of Murcia, has in itself a clear and unique value, But also a cultural heritage of great significance and we can not forget the solidity that holds all that wealth.

The deputy stressed the importance of the intangible heritage, "whose defense is also a challenge for which we must work, because it is forced to understand the present and look forward with hope and perspective, from freedom, participation, plurality, Respect, justice and solidarity, as well as references to work in favor of everything that is part of our culture's intrinsic way. "

Martínez Baños has requested this body a copy of these funds to deposit in the Provincial Historical Archive of Murcia.

"The identity, essence and bark of towns and cities cement their existence in the values ​​that constitute them."

For this reason, it is essential to "look at the trajectory of social, political, economic and ideological commitment of the people and institutions that have lived with involvement and have guarded the principles that define us as a community and as a human entity in constant process of overcoming ".

This motion, said the deputy, represents a recognition to all those throughout history have worked in this direction, delivering the best of themselves, including their own lives.

"We owe them the inheritance of these principles, as well as forming a healthy and basic exercise of democratic deepening, in which our political system reaches its raison d'être."

In this sense, he stressed that the peoples have the right to know their history and to deepen in all those actions, conjunctures and realities that constitute them as a community.

"These documents underlie life lessons, experiences and testimonies that encourage and motivate the accent of our aspirations, the strength of our work."

Therefore, "it is necessary to know our history not to repeat mistakes and also our roots to value the legacy of courage, commitment, responsibility and cooperation of our elders, learning from life, history, struggle and effort to give Raigambre and consistency to the future and build a society more just, egalitarian and solvent.


The regional government collects the proposals of cooperatives and agrarian organizations for the Regional Water Pact

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The councilor Francisco Jódar has met with representatives of COAG, Asaja, UPA and Fecoam

The round of contacts to gather proposals from the sector to include them in the Regional Water Pact continues this week with the meetings held today by the Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Francisco Jódar, with representatives of the agrarian organizations COAG, Asaja and UPA, as well as the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of the Region of Murcia (Fecoam).

Following the instructions of the president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, "we continue holding meetings to welcome the positions of the sector, because our objective is to gather all opinions to include them in the draft Regional Water Pact, which will be delivered to the Different political groups represented in the Regional Assembly, "said the head of Water.

The Minister pointed out that "there is a very great coincidence of criteria that are summarized in the need to continue progressing in all the actions that we have been carrying out in the Region", and, in this sense, he cited "the efficient use of water; Modernization of irrigation, or desalination, by increasing the power for water production or expanding the number of desalination plants, "said the head of water.

Jódar added that the coincidence of the proposals "is to incorporate new infrastructures for water storage, but being the fundamental criterion is the need to bring water from wherever it is needed, through the transfers."

The working document does not specify a single possibility of water transfers, but rather contemplates several water transfers, as well as advancing water rights assignments between users of different basins, as well as the public water fund, which facilitates resources Move where they are needed.

In this sense, Jódar said that "the Region of Murcia has always lacked water, but at the moment has more needs, fruit of the drought situation that suffers all Spain, but that is eternal in the Region."

Regarding the Regional Water Pact, Francisco Jodar stated that "once the round of meetings with the sector is concluded, the working document will be moved to the political groups to close a meeting in which to configure the final document of the Pact, a document that Gathers all the voices in one to defend in Madrid the interests of the Region of Murcia. "

Source: CARM

The traditional Flamenco Mass puts the end and end to the Festival of Lo Ferro

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Motive: Closing of the 38th International Festival of Flamenco Cante of Lo Ferro

After the hangover of flamenco and emotions of last Saturday during the final of the 38th International Festival of Flamenco Cante of Lo Ferro came the traditional Flamenco Mass that every year points and final to the activities of the Ferreño contest.

The parish priest of Roldán officiated the mass before the parishioners of Lo Ferro, a mass that had the singing and the touch of the two official guitarists of our festival: Antonio Carrión and Antonio Fernández "El Torero".

Lo Ferro begins to work on what will be its thirty-ninth edition in the summer of next year 2018.

Source: Festival de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro